Majority Strategies/NextWave Communications: Time to Pack It In

    This post has been updated. Please go here for the update and correction. ————————– Sigh. I hate writing these posts. But it is necessary. Patrick Ruffini and I have both written about the need to purge the party of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back” consultant regime that gets us into so many problems. Truth be told, I wrote this post on | Read More »

    Sarah Barnstorms Georgia for Saxby (Updated)

    Sarah Palin is on a barnstorming tour of the state of Georgia today, campaigning for fellow Republican Saxby Chambliss. The incumbant senator faces a runoff election tomorrow against challenger Jim Martin, a Democrat. With votes still being recounted in the Minnesota senate contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman, the outcome of Tuesday’s Georgia runoff could determine the size of the Democrats’ majority in the | Read More »

    Country Boy Can … Legislate?

    Country music legend and Monday Night Football adrenaline raiser Hank Williams Jr. has announced he’s going to run for the Senate in 2012. He’ll be running in the primary against Bob Corker. Williams is fresh off the campaign trail, having been a regular warm-up act for Sarah Palin this year.And if you ain’t into that, he don’t give a damn.(H/T to Redstater TC Robinson)

    Guess what country music star wants to run for Senate?

    In a stunning announcement made today, country music star Hank Williams, Jr. announced that he will run for the U.S. Senate as a Republican during the next primary election. That means he will attempt to unseat Bob Corker in 2012, leading to speculation Bob Corker may leave the Senate and run for Governor of Tennessee in 2010 to make way for Williams. Hank Jr. has | Read More »

    Turkey revelry in Washington: U.S. legislators give thanks

    Most of us will say abundant gratitudes on Thursday for family, friends and a roof over our heads, but our elected officials in Washington have some rather unique blessings to offer thanks for. Take Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) Rangel will probably say something like, ‘I’m grateful I’m not going to jail like Wesley Snipes for screwing up my own taxes. Or for helping a major | Read More »

    Conservative call to action

    Before John McCain picked Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate I didn’t know her. Even after we still only know what the MSM and the McCain handlers allowed us to see and hear. I think one of the flaws in McCain’s campaign was they didn’t allow Sarah to be herself. Part of that too was having to support the McCain platform and not | Read More »

    MN Senate Race Update

    With 65% of the ballots re-counted Coleman is up 149 votes. The Frankin camp has challenged 881 votes to 875 by Coleman campMost of the Dem stronghold of St Louis County (80% in) and Frankin gained only 20 votes so far there. Hennepin county has 60% in and Coleman has gained 20 votes here so far. The big Dem county of Ramsey still has 53% | Read More »

    McConnell to Reid: Open Debate… or Else

    Roll Call reports on a letter to Harry Reid put together by Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and signed by all Republican Senators: A feisty Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Friday that while he looks forward to working with President-elect Barack Obama in the coming months, Republicans will continue to demand that they be given the ability to amend legislation or will filibuster bills | Read More »

    The GOP’s Senator Problem

    The GOP really does have a Senator problem — a group of old kleptocrats who’ve been around for so long, they view themselves as entitled to power, prestige, and graft.One of the Senators who is not willing to get comfy is Senator Jim DeMint. It must gall the other members of the Senate Republican Caucus that Jim DeMint thinks they should stand for something. After | Read More »

    Getting Involved

    I have always stayed up to date on politics by keeping a watchful eye on the politicians that I elected to office and like many others have been disappointed on more occasions than I like to admit. I campaigned for Bush in 2000 and 2004 and John McCain in 2008. When the original bailout was being considered I called every Georgia Representative and Congressman to | Read More »

    Early 2010 Senate Race Updates (AZ, NC, NV, KY)

    ArizonaAs noted before McCain has already formed a exploratory committee to run for re-electionNC Burr (R)The Times-News of Hendersonville reports that Shuler, who was recently elected to his second-term as a Democratic Congressman from North Carolina, could be looking to challenge incumbent Richard Burr in the state’s next Senate electionNevada Reid (D)Nevada Lieutenant Governor Brian Krolicki confirmed in an interview Friday that he was inching | Read More »

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    Secrets Hurt Democrats

    Growing up in South Georgia I quickly learned that if someone wanted you to know who they voted for in an election they would tell you.  If not, well, you were best to just leave the subject alone.  That’s because voting is a precious personal decision.  When Georgia voters go to cast their ballot in the December 2 runoff, no one will know who they | Read More »

    Does Barack Obama Want To Keep Saxby Chambliss In The Senate?

    There are a lot of easy to explain reasons why Barack Obama probably won’t come to Georgia to campaign on behalf of his newest best friend, Jim Martin. (I say newest because former Senate opponent and DeKalb county CEO Vernon Jones is still taking great pains to point out that Jim Martin voted for John Edwards in the Georgia Presidential Preference Primary, even though Edwards | Read More »

    The Old DSCC “Max Cleland” Smear

    The DSCC is rallying support for Jim Martin by making false trumped up claims about how and why Sen. Saxby Chambliss ousted then-Sen. Max Cleland. Below is a list of some of their more egregious claims – mind you the DSCC is not the only group propagating false claims in a desperate attempt to unseat Sen. Chambliss. Here and now, I challenge you to watch the | Read More »

    Al Franken: The Vote Count is Meaningless

    Al Franken’s team seems awfully dismissive of the vote that appears to have resulted in the re-election of Norm Coleman to the U.S. Senate. From Roll Call (subscription only): The Coleman campaign maintains the Senator won the election by 215 votes, while the Franken campaign said the race starts over today tied “zero-zero, with 2.9 million to go.”The state of Minnesota has spent millions on | Read More »