Ted Cruz at #RSG12 gives credit to Marco Rubio and bloggers

    Promoted from the diaries Ted Cruz, fresh off his amazing win in the runoff for the Texas Republican Senate primary on Tuesday, was in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday for this year’s RedState Gathering. He gave a great speech to kick off the conference and was kind enough to sit down for a interview with me. I first met Cruz at CPAC 2011 and have followed | Read More »

    I Should Not Have Had to Go to Texas

    I first heard Ted Cruz speak in Atlanta at the first RedState Gathering. As much as Marco Rubio or Nikki Haley, Cruz was impressive even then. I casually monitored his campaign for Attorney General and then Senator, marveling at his consistent ability to defend and articulate conservative ideas. America needs Mr. Cruz in the Senate, and the only question for me was how much of | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Interview at RedState Gathering 2012

    From the diaries by Neil… In what is widely being described as one of the TEA Party’s biggest upsets, Ted Cruz became Texas’ Republican nominee for US Senate on Tuesday night. Heavy advantages in name ID, money and institutional support were overcome by grassroots activists, ready to send a fighter to Washington. I’ve known Ted for two years but this weekend at #RSG12 I had | Read More »

    Ted Cruz Interview at RedState Gathering 2012

    From the diaries by Neil… In what is widely being described as one of the TEA Party’s biggest upsets, Ted Cruz became Texas’ Republican nominee for US Senate on Tuesday night. Heavy advantages in name ID, money and institutional support were overcome by grassroots activists, ready to send a fighter to Washington. I’ve known Ted for two years but this weekend at #RSG12 I had | Read More »

    RedState Gathering 2012: The Agenda #RSG12

    The RedState Gathering starts tomorrow — well really Friday morning. Ted Cruz of Texas will kick us off Friday and Governor Rick Scott is going to join us for a cruise down the St. Johns River that evening.There is still time to register. Go to www.redstategathering.com if you are interested. In the meantime, on Twitter we’re using the hashtag #RSG12.Here now is the complete and | Read More »

    RedState Gathering 2012: The Agenda #RSG12

    The RedState Gathering starts tomorrow — well really Friday morning. Ted Cruz of Texas will kick us off Friday and Governor Rick Scott is going to join us for a cruise down the St. Johns River that evening.There is still time to register. Go to www.redstategathering.com if you are interested. In the meantime, on Twitter we’re using the hashtag #RSG12.Here now is the complete and | Read More »

    RSG 2012: Saturday at the RedState Gathering

    Saturday, August 4, 2012 8:30 a.m.  Morning Overview by Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com 9:00 a.m.  Welcome by Hon. Rick ScottGovernor of Florida 9:30 a.m.  Hon. Karen HandelFormer Secretary of State of Georgia 10:00 a.m.  Hon. Jim JordanU.S. Representative from OhioChairman, Republican Study Committee 10:30 a.m.  BREAK 10:45 a.m.  Hon. Ron JohnsonU.S. Senator from Wisconsin 11:15 a.m.  Meet the RedState ContributorsAnnual Diarist Promotion 11:45 a.m.  LUNCH 1:30 p.m.  Hon. Sandy AdamsU.S. Representative from Florida 2:00 p.m. | Read More »

    RSG 2012: Saturday at the RedState Gathering

    Saturday, August 4, 2012 8:30 a.m.  Morning Overview by Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com 9:00 a.m.  Welcome by Hon. Rick ScottGovernor of Florida 9:30 a.m.  Hon. Karen HandelFormer Secretary of State of Georgia 10:00 a.m.  Hon. Jim JordanU.S. Representative from OhioChairman, Republican Study Committee 10:30 a.m.  BREAK 10:45 a.m.  Hon. Ron JohnsonU.S. Senator from Wisconsin 11:15 a.m.  Meet the RedState ContributorsAnnual Diarist Promotion 11:45 a.m.  LUNCH 1:30 p.m.  Hon. Sandy AdamsU.S. Representative from Florida 2:00 p.m. | Read More »

    RSG 2012: Thursday & Friday at the RedState Gathering

    http://www.redstategathering.com Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:00 p.m.  Registration Begins 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Florida GOP Straw Poll Vote 7:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception 8:30 p.m.  Blogger Happy Hour  Friday, August 3, 2012 8:45 a.m.  Welcome by Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com 9:00 a.m.  Hon. Ted CruzCandidate for the United States Senate in TexasIntroduction by Brian Baker, President of Ending Spending 9:30 a.m.  Hon. Sharon DayCo-Chair of the Republican National Committee 10:00 a.m.  American Majority training sessions 1:00 p.m. | Read More »

    RSG 2012: Thursday & Friday at the RedState Gathering

    http://www.redstategathering.com Thursday, August 2, 2012 2:00 p.m.  Registration Begins 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Florida GOP Straw Poll Vote 7:00 p.m.  Welcome Reception 8:30 p.m.  Blogger Happy Hour  Friday, August 3, 2012 8:45 a.m.  Welcome by Erick Erickson, Editor, RedState.com 9:00 a.m.  Hon. Ted CruzCandidate for the United States Senate in TexasIntroduction by Brian Baker, President of Ending Spending 9:30 a.m.  Hon. Sharon DayCo-Chair of the Republican National Committee 10:00 a.m.  American Majority training sessions 1:00 p.m. | Read More »

    Joe the Plumber Will be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    Talk about a guy in the right place at the right time. An American in fly over country just happened to get caught on tape asking a question about tax policy on small businesses to then candidate Barack Obama. Without a teleprompter to help him, Barack Obama spoke to the Ohio plumber off the cuff and from his heart.Candidate Obama said, “When you spread the | Read More »

    Joe the Plumber Will be at the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    Talk about a guy in the right place at the right time. An American in fly over country just happened to get caught on tape asking a question about tax policy on small businesses to then candidate Barack Obama. Without a teleprompter to help him, Barack Obama spoke to the Ohio plumber off the cuff and from his heart.Candidate Obama said, “When you spread the | Read More »

    Senator Ron Johnson Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    In 2010, one of the few candidates the GOP establishment and conservative activists agreed on was a businessman in Wisconsin named Ron Johnson. “Crazy!!!” people said. “It’s Wisconsin. Russ Feingold!!!! Ron Johnson can’t win.”Then he got the nomination.”It’s crazy!!! He bores people with charts. He scares the old people. He actually says we need to cut spending. It’s Wisconsin!!!!”Call Ron Johnson the clock cleaner. He | Read More »

    Senator Ron Johnson Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    In 2010, one of the few candidates the GOP establishment and conservative activists agreed on was a businessman in Wisconsin named Ron Johnson. “Crazy!!!” people said. “It’s Wisconsin. Russ Feingold!!!! Ron Johnson can’t win.”Then he got the nomination.”It’s crazy!!! He bores people with charts. He scares the old people. He actually says we need to cut spending. It’s Wisconsin!!!!”Call Ron Johnson the clock cleaner. He | Read More »

    Karen Handel Will Be At the RedState Gathering. Will You?

    Karen Handel was the second candidate, behind Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, to get a RedState endorsement in 2009 at our first RedState Gathering.This year, she will join us in Jacksonville. Karen was the Secretary of State of Georgia before running for Governor of that state. She didn’t make it in that race, but went on to the Susan G. Komen Foundation where she led | Read More »