MN: Coleman Wins Re-Count
With 98% of ballots re-counted in MN Coleman leads by 316 ballots and only Wright County is left to count its ballots (Coleman won this county big) The Coleman camp challenged 3,241 to 3,085 for Frankin It does seem however Frankin is intent on taking this all way to US Senate and if this happens then any sense of Republicans working with Reid should go | Read More »
Remember “Senator Anonymous”?
Mark Kilmer wrote about him here. Mark noted: Unnamed Senator talks to Roger Simon of Politico.com: “I don’t think we have learned much from the election in terms of what people want to see,” he says. “We have the same gridlock.”By the “same gridlock,” he means that party hard-liners, both Democrats and Republicans, will remain in control of the machinery of Congress. And that means | Read More »
Jeb Bush to Run for Senate!!!
OK, so technically, he’s only “Considering” a Senate run, as you can see here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16155.html But there is no way in hell he would ever say he was “considering” a run a mere few hours after Martinez announced he wasn’t seeking re-election if he weren’t virtually 100% certain he was going to run. I’m guessing this was planned. I know he’s gotten some flack around | Read More »
FL 2010 Senate News (Martinez Not Running)
Breaking News Mel Martinez (R) who is up for re-election in 2010 announced he is not running for re-election. I hope the GOP can avoid a bitter primary. Congressman Alan Boyd (D) announced interest in race.
Today is a great day
What a great day. One of the chief rino’s, Mel Martinez, announced he is retiring from the Senate. Goodbye Mel you were never a republican anyway Mr. amnesty for illegals. With this great news Floridians have reason to hope for a positive outcome as we have some strong conservatives who could run for the seat. Jeb’s name has to be mentioned, he was the best | Read More »
Palin’s Path Is Not Through Senate
The drive-by media is at it again – Politico, in this instance, fanning the embers of resentment between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Lisa Murkowski, both of Alaska, and hoping to start a fire. Since Sarah defeated Frank Murkowski, the senator’s father, on her way to the governor’s mansion, there has been some bad blood between Palin and the Murkowski family. When asked in an | Read More »
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 camp Most 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 | 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. | Read More »