Dems to Sing Some Memphis Blues in Tennessee

      With no Senate seat up for grabs, the only statewide race is for Governor to replace incumbent Democrat Phil Bredesen.  The Democrats are running Mike McWherter while the Republican race was more interesting.  In that primary, 3rd district Representative resigned the seat to seek the Gubernatorial nomination, but lost to Bill Haslam in a vote that really was not that close.  Haslam is the | Read More »

    Seeing Less Blue in the Bluegrass State

           In the Bluegrass State, the big story is the ascendancy of Rand Paul in the Republican Party.  He was perhaps one of the first Senate candidates to be supported by the TEA Party to go up against a party establishment nominee in the primaries.  Backed by the national GOP, the state GOP apparatus and most importantly, Mitch McConnell, Trey Grayson, the state’s Secretary of | Read More »

    Voting Republican – The Cheapest and Most Effective Stimulus

    Need to jump-start your economy? No need to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on Keynesian stimulus programs. No need to add a dime to your deficit. Nope, economic stimulation can be achieved with just two words – Conservative Congress. As it turns out, simply voting conservative this November may provide a spark to the markets that could lead to some huge economic gains. The New | Read More »

    Voting Republican – The Cheapest and Most Effective Stimulus

    Need to jump-start your economy? No need to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on Keynesian stimulus programs. No need to add a dime to your deficit. Nope, economic stimulation can be achieved with just two words – Conservative Congress. As it turns out, simply voting conservative this November may provide a spark to the markets that could lead to some huge economic gains. The New | Read More »

    Some Republican Enchantment in New Mexico

         With no Senate seat up for grabs this year, it is the 2008 Senate race that figures into New Mexico races this year.  But first, a look at the Governor’s race.      Assuming Bill Richardson had made it to the Obama cabinet, Lt. Governor Diane Denish would be Governor today boning up on her gubernatorial credentials in a run-up to this year’s election.  But | Read More »

    Democrats Shoot Blanks in the Dakotas

    With no Governor’s race, all eyes are focused on the Senate race in North Dakota which, in the end, is no “race” at all.  Popular former Governor John Hoeven is the next Republican Senator from North Dakota!  In essence, the Democrats conceded the seat the day Byron Dorgan announced his intentions to retire from the Senate.  Whether that decision was motivated by a possible loss | Read More »

    No Obama: North Carolina is Not Blue

      North Carolina is considered, to some, a state in political transition.  Well, at least Democrats think that way given the fact that Obama narrowly won the state in 2008 giving them a false sense of hope.  In reality, that movement has only been seen in the expanding urban areas.  So the alleged purpleness that Democrats see in North Carolina had more shades of red | Read More »

    Everything is O.K. in OK for Republicans

         In a state vying for the title of perhaps the reddest of red states, it would appear that Republicans look to put a stanglehold on politics in the Sooner state.  Term-limited Democratic Governor Brad Henry should be replaced by former 5th District Republican Congresswoman Mary Fallin.  She enjoys a 15-point lead over her opponent Jari Askins.  Fallin, before going to Washington, was Lt. Governor | Read More »

    The Montana and Rhode Island Races

         With no Senate or Governor’s race in Montana this year, the at-large Congressional seat is the de facto statewide race.  Republican incumbent Denny Rehberg has served since 2001 and is opposed by Dennis McDonald.  Some Democrats feel they have a slight chance here.  They point to and take solace in the Democratic presence in Montana- two Senators, a Governor, and a Democratic-controlled State Senate.  | Read More »

    The Democrats’ October Surprise

    It’s been puzzling to see the Obama Administration once again shilling for the Healthcare bill. One can imagine them and other federal Democrats taking the most well-polled aspects of the law – no pre-existing conditions prohibiting the purchase of medical coverage for children, the ability for parents to keep their children on plans until age 26, no lifetime limits on coverage – and these insulated | Read More »

    Interest in Minnesota Races

        Governor Tim Pawlenty’s decision to forego another term is fueling speculation about his Presidential aspirations in 2012.  Unfortunately, it has opened the door for a Democratic Governorship pick-up this year.  In fact, Democratic nominee Mark Dayton leads his opponent Tom Emmer by 5 points at this juncture- certainly not a runaway.  With no Senate race this year, this is the only statewide race.  Before | Read More »

    Democratic Problems in Mississippi

         With no Senate or Governor races this year, all eyes are on Mississippi’s four Congressional district races.  This much is sure at this point- at least one Democrat (Bernie Thompson in the 2nd) and one Republican (Greg Harper in the 3rd) will be returned to Congress.      In the 1st District, Democrat Travis Childers faces a serious challenge from Alan Nunnellee who leads by | Read More »

    51 to Repeal: Elect a True Conservative in West Virginia

    As a steadfast supporter of conservative candidates, you know what’s at stake in the West Virginia Senate race. Joe Manchin’s been knocked back on his heels by polls that show me beating him, most recently a Rasmussen poll on Tuesday showing me in the lead by 48% to 46%. So Manchin has taken to lying about his position about Obamacare. In March, he was West Virginia’s | Read More »

    51 to Repeal: Elect a True Conservative in West Virginia

    As a steadfast supporter of conservative candidates, you know what’s at stake in the West Virginia Senate race. Joe Manchin’s been knocked back on his heels by polls that show me beating him, most recently a Rasmussen poll on Tuesday showing me in the lead by 48% to 46%. So Manchin has taken to lying about his position about Obamacare. In March, he was West Virginia’s | Read More »

    Voter Shift Towards Conservatism Has Enormous Electoral Implications

    Conservatism has always been the dominant ideology of the United States. Take 2008 for instance. President Obama was riding a progressive wave into office, dominating the competition, while Democrats coasted comfortably into Washington on his coattails. But even then, 37 percent of Americans identified themselves as conservative versus 22 percent who identified themselves as liberal. Fast-forward to 2010 where conservatism is making a “comeback,” if | Read More »