CPAC 2011: Mike Lee (R, UT).
Senator Lee is, of course, an old friend of RedState, and happy to check in with us. Annoyingly, the interview was almost interrupted by the presence of the Rent is Too D*mn High guy. What that guy was doing at CPAC remains a mystery: as I recall, the fellow is not precisely conservative. Moe Lane (crosspost)
Back to the Future?
I sure hope the Tea Party Express backs away from perhaps the lamest comment uttered so far gearing up for 2012. Sal Russo, chief strategist for Tea Party Express, says TPE won’t go after Orrin Hatch in 2012 because 35 years ago Orrin Hatch supported Reagan over Ford. No, I’m not making that up. There are lots of reasons one may decide not to oppose | Read More »
The ‘PAC Man’ Can’t Take the Heat
With rallies dubbed “Move America Forward,” Barack Obama is out trying to rev up his increasingly shrinking base of supporters before the midterm elections. One talking point that seems to be a favorite of his lately is how, if the GOP does take back Congress, the nebulous forces of “special interests” will once again be in the driver’s seat in Washington. “[Republicans] can ride with | Read More »
Orrin Hatch Embraces His Future as a Scalp Collected by the Tea Party Movement
The Senate Republicans are so upset with Lisa Murkowski for losing her primary then running as a write-in candidate that they have kept her on as ranking member of the Energy Committee. Yes, you read that right. Murkowski will now cause the GOP to spend resources in Alaska they otherwise would not have to and the Senate GOP is repaying her by leaving her as | Read More »
Bob Bennett: Sore Loser
We’ve commented here a number of times recently that Bob Bennett has gone out of this way to trash the tea party movement since they defeated him for re-election. I guess that is understandable. Well, today we’re getting word that Bob Bennet’s son is now working for the Democrats in Utah. How fitting. Jim Bennett, the son of Sen. Bob Bennett who ran his father’s | Read More »
Meet Morgan Philpot (R CAND, UT-02).
Morgan is running in Utah’s Second District, which is known primarily for being the only district in Utah whose Democratic incumbent has managed to avoid suffering from his national party’s reputation. Morgan would dearly enjoy correcting that, and he spoke with RedState today: Morgan’s site is here. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Bob Bennett Explains Republican Demise and Path Back in One Simple Line
On Wednesday night, PBS aired a special in which Bob Bennett gave us all a glimpse into 1) why he’s been given an early retirement by the people of Utah, 2) why Republicans fell on their collective faces in the last two elections, and 3) what Republicans can do to get power back and hold it. Now, keep in mind that this is the same | Read More »
Going Where I Shouldn’t. Saying What I Shouldn’t.
In victory one is supposed to be magnanimous — a polysyllabic word for not being a sore winner. The race in Utah, the attacks on Jim DeMint, the other problematic issues behind the scenes, etc. test the limits of magnanimity. I am going to go where I shouldn’t go and say what I shouldn’t say. Some of you are really, really not going to like | Read More »
Mike Lee Will Be Utah’s Next Senator
They laughed at us last year when I said Bob Bennett needed to be taken out. They called me crazy when I said the path to Florida from NY-23 ran through Salt Lake City. They howled with laughter when I said Utah voters should replace Bob Bennett with Mike Lee. They aren’t laughing tonight. Mike Lee won. Nikki Haley won in South Carolina. RedState won. | Read More »
Is Tim Bridgewater Crazy?
Robert Costa has an article at National Review about today’s race in Utah and I come away with the distinct impression that Tim Bridgewater must be crazy. Why? Well, there is this bit: Bridgewater doesn’t hide that he has little love for the Palmetto State senator. “It will take me a long time before I feel comfortable working with him,” he says. “If I’m elected, | Read More »
Election eve in Utah
With the election tomorrow, I thought I’d take a look at two recent polls of the Utah Senate primary between Tim Bridgewater and Mike Lee, the top two vote getters in the GOP convention. Sometimes polls can differ, but this is a huge difference. I’m looking at one poll Dan Jones & Associates conducted for Deseret News and KSL-TV, and another that Wenzel Strategies did | Read More »
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The Bridgewater – Eager Team Takes the Bait
Yesterday I posted this and noted, “Cherilyn Eager’s IP address at RedState is identical to one used by an anonymous Bridgewater supporter’s at RedState.” Now, here’s the key: I never said which post or comment was shared. Nonetheless, our resident anonymous Bridgewater supporter decided to proactively point out that The post: http://www.redstate.com/cherilyneagar/2010/06/17/mike-lee-%e2%80%93-playing-utah-or-being-played/ was not posted by me, and the IP address for that post would | Read More »
The Tim Bridgewater Attack On Jim DeMint Continues
Tim Bridgewater’s supporters have set up and are pushing a website called the “Jim DeMint Takeover.” It contains just one post. It is a YouTube of Mike Lee, who is asked, “If you are elected as the new Senator from Utah, who will be your mentor and why?” Mike Lee’s response? “My mentor in the senate and among those who are still in the world | Read More »
A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint
A few days ago, former Utah Senate candidate Cherilyn Eager, the woman who claimed Tim Bridgewater offered to pay off her campaign debt in exchange for her endorsement then denied that was a bribe before – you know – endorsing Bridgewater, came onto RedState and attacked Jim DeMint. Eager claims that Jim DeMint and Mike Lee are both affiliated with some energy company I’ve never | Read More »
An Inconvenient Truth: Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater Together
Months ago I told you Bob Bennett and Tim Bridgewater were cutting a deal. I got so much blowback from so many people I actually had to remove the post from the front page of RedState. I stood by the story, but the brouhaha that resulted necessitated the post going into draft mode so we could get on with the day. Well, I was and | Read More »