2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, Part 6
In Alabama, Republican incumbent Robert Bentley will seek another term. With approval ratings above 60%, one would think he would face no primary challenge, but Stacey Lee George, a former Morgan County commissioner, has entered the race calling Bentley “weak” and “reactionary, not proactive.” It is interesting to note that with the Democratic Party in decline in Alabama with no realistic chance of success in | Read More »
The 2014 Senate: State of the Races, Part 6
Opening caveat: With respect to the Tim Scott race in South Carolina, it is clear that the race card often enters these races (example: the whisper campaign against McCain in 2000; negative Democratic comments against Haley now). Tim Scott is clearly set for reelection, but the GOP needs to be wary of that race card being played. Democrats will stoop to nothing. In North Carolina, | Read More »
Pollsters embarrassed by Sanford win, Cockstradamus ends retirement
servatives wandering aimlessly in the political wilderness since the Obama re-election of 2012 disaster without their strong male role model and Palmetto State oracle now roosted atop Stone Mountain of Georgia, take heart. That fearless fighting rooster marked his return to political prognostications last Monday, the day before Mark Sanford’s landslide victory over Stephen Colbert’s sister, via this column, thusly: Our Stone Mountain-of-Georgia-roost-view of the | Read More »
Divorcing sex from marriage
“Aha!” cried liberals across the land, when the election returns from South Carolina came in, and the zombie political corpse of Mark Sanford had somehow managed to score a landslide victory over the vivacious Elizabeth Colbert Busch. “Now we’ve got you right where we want you, Republicans! Your hypocrisy on family values will be your undoing!” The idea is to tear off Representative-Elect Sanford’s zombie arm – | Read More »
Mark Sanford Wins
Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district.He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation.He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising.The Democrats outspent him by more than a 3 to 1 advantage.But the district favored him to begin with. Despite panic a few weeks ago, he recovered rapidly and closed a ten point gap.I was | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Results Thread; UPDATE: Sanford Wins
UPDATE: As we all thought, I’m sure, the district has been called for Mark Sanford. Congratulations, governor! [UPDATE- Moe Lane] Now that the election is over, it is of course necessary to commemorate the way that the DCCC and Democrats have spent their resources here – to the best benefit of the Republican party. Two million all told, was it? Well, I guess that kind | Read More »
No Regrets on Mark Sanford
Today is the day in South Carolina. Mark Sanford vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch. I have been one of the few national conservatives to, from the start of the primary to now, support Mark Sanford. Most of my friends, including most of the front page contributors here at RedState, disagreed. But win or lose, I have no regrets supporting Mark Sanford. The Republican primary voters of | Read More »
Sinners in the Hands of Angry South Carolina Voters
I make no apologies for supporting Mark Sanford in South Carolina. The Republican primary voters supported him. He has a record of voting the right way in Congress and doing the right things as Governor. Now, his personal life is a mess. That is true. I wish it were not. But I am still waiting for the perfect politician and have not found him. However, | Read More »
The fascinating homemade Elizabeth Colbert Busch attack video.
So, I was explaining to my wife Yeah, this is about the time in a South Carolina election cycle where you expect this sort of thing to surface; and she interrupted me with a There’s a formally-designated time when you release the campaign mug shots of a candidate? And I said If you actually have some? Sure: Sunday night before the election sounds about right. | Read More »
Mark Sanford, Boeing jobs and Conservative Apathy
The First Congressional District of this gamecock’s native state will deserve the Daily (labor union-funded-anti-Boeing-jobs) Show that Stephen Colbert’s sister would co-host with fellow Democrats in Congress if too many South Carolina Low Country conservatives cry over Argentina on Tuesday instead of voting to return Mark Sanford to the House seat he held from 1995-2001. Never a fan of the flaky former anti-pork crusader when he last represented Charleston | Read More »
Elizabeth Colbert Busch must explicitly repudiate Dick Harpootlian’s bigotry.
Background: “South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, a trial lawyer, longtime Democratic leader, and legendary figure in local politics, reportedly told a South Carolina Democratic Party dinner [Friday night*] that the Democratic challenger would send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”” Harpootlian, of course, has a history of these kinds of remarks:
NRCC & GOP About to Give Labor Unions a Huge Win
It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned | Read More »
South Carolina: SPECIAL ELECTION – A POLITICAL CONTEST OR POPULARITY CONTEST?
In a district where Republican Tim Scott won the seat with sixty-eight percent of the vote, you would think that a two-term former Governor, Mark Sanford, would be a “shoe-in.” After all, the First District of South Carolina hasn’t elected a Democrat in thirty years. On May 7, voters will choose between Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (otherwise known as “Lulu”) and Mark Sanford. In a recent | Read More »
Why hold Mark Sanford to a higher standard than Ted Kennedy?
Cross-posted from The Quinton Report I previously wrote about how I thought Sanford would be bad for the 1st District in South Carolina back before the runoff in the Republican Primary. Now that he’s won the primary, I haven’t changed my mind. I didn’t blog anymore on the primary or runoff, but from what I’d been hearing from friends following the race both in the | Read More »
The Busch League Campaign of Elizabeth COLBERT!!!!! Busch Goes Straight to Race Baiting
Elizabeth COLBERT Busch, who if you must know is like OMG Becky she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!, is taking money from groups who are opposed to Boeing making the 787 in South Carolina. That’s not playing well. She tried to deflect it by pointing out Mark Sanford got contributions from the same unions. Except . . . well . . . it was actually Sanford Bishop | Read More »