Did a Candidate for the U.S. Senate Use Your Tax Dollars to Help a Mexican Drug Trafficker?
By now it’s a well known and established fact that Utah Senate candidate Tim Bridgewater isn’t exactly the traditional small business man that he wants Utah voters to believe; rather, he’s a lobbyist who specializes in getting taxpayer money for his own and for his clients’ businesses – including overseas businesses like Indonesia Power. But did Tim Bridgewater stoop so low as to secure a | Read More »
Mike Lee Is Up 9 Points
In the race for Bob Bennett’s Senate seat in Utah, Mike Lee is ahead by 9 points. (PDF) This is important because Bridgewater can write himself huge checks between now and the primary election to close any gap, so the further ahead Mike is the better. This also means you need to give as much money as you can as quickly as you can and | Read More »
Tim Bridgewater: Indonesian Job Creator
Tim Bridgewater want to pretend the Utah primary is about a businessman versus a lawyer. Given Bridgewater’s track record, he’s using the term “businessman” loosely. In fact, I can’t tell that any of businesses are profitable except for the infusions of cash secured for him by Bob Bennett as earmarks. Along the way, Bridgewater has been creating jobs, just not for Utahans — for Indonesians. | Read More »
State of the Race: Tim Bridgewater (R CAND, UT-SEN)
The Utah GOP primary is on June 22nd: Tim Bridgewater is one of the two candidates who will be competing for the nomination. He checked in with us today: Tim’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
State of the Race: Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).
The UT GOP primary’s in three weeks: Mike’s one of the candidates who made it past the convention. He checked in with us today to keep us apprised of what was going on. Mike’s site is here . Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane .
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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It Is What Politicians Do, Not What They Say
Politicians will say anything under the sun to get elected. The most Godless, secular leftist in America running in South Carolina would cling to Jesus, mom, and apple pie with the best of them. It is why we must dig into candidates’ actions, not their words. Pledges in Washington have become a joke because of this. Anybody can sign a pledge saying they will not | Read More »
Cherilyn Eagar Digs In and Backtracks
The Cherilyn Eagar campaign posted a statement about Ms. Eagar’s meeting with Tim Bridgewater back on May 12th. I guess she knew where this was headed. Read her statement. The relevant part is here: Mr. Bridgewater offered me the role of an unpaid spokeswoman, and I was honored at his confidence in me. It was a compliment to our campaign. In an earlier meeting with | Read More »
Tim Bridgewater’s Bribe
It turns out that Tim Bridgewater — the Utah Republican running for U.S. Senate against conservative Mike Lee — tried to bribe another candidate for her endorsement at the Utah State Nominating Convention. According to Cherilyn Eagar, Bridgewater offered to pay off her campaign debt IF she would endorse him before the final ballots were cast at the convention. Eagar is going out of her | Read More »
Tim Kaine apparently surprised over Bennett loss.
Kaine was in such a rush to get things going on that he forgot to check the press release: “If there was any question before, there should now be no doubt that the Republican leadership has handed the reigns to the Tea Party.” (Head’s-up from @AlexPappasDC.) It was precisely this keen attention to detail and level of preparation on the DNC’s part that caused such | Read More »
Sen. Bob Bennett (R, UT) will not be re-elected.
He was eliminated from the second round of voting. Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah has lost his bid to serve a fourth term after failing to advance past the GOP state convention. Attorney Mike Lee and businessman Tim Bridgewater are the remaining Republican candidates after Saturday’s vote. Bennett was a distant third in the voting among roughly 3,500 delegates. He garnered just under | Read More »
It’s About Bob Bennett’s Responsibility, Not His Conservatism
Just watched the CNN spot a friend mentioned earlier… the interview with the Utah tea party founder is awesome… TEA PARTY FOUNDER: “It’s not a question of how conservative he is, it’s a question of being responsible. And it wasn’t responsible of him to vote for the bailout for failing companies.” REPORTER: “Should his career end over that one vote?” TEA PARTY FOUNDER “His career | Read More »
The Arrogance and Ignorance of Bob Bennett
Bob Bennett has a new ad out in Utah that is the epitome of just how out of touch the man has gotten, replacing the common touch with arrogance. The advertisement has several recipients of Bob Bennett earmarks saying Bob Bennett is the indispensable man and without Bob Bennett the water would go away, the animals and people would die, and Utah would return to | Read More »
Beware of Bridgewater Part II
The Utah GOP state convention is this Saturday, and 3,500 state delegates will decide whether to nominate the incumbent Senator Bob Bennett or one of seven challengers to represent the party in the general election. Several polls conducted among delegates have pointed to Mike Lee enjoying a clear lead, with Bennett and Tim Bridgewater competing for second place. From all indications, Bennett doesn’t stand a | Read More »