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    Charlie Crist Secretly Went to See Obama This Past Friday

    We now have confirmation from the Crist campaign. Caleb and I have been working on this story.We have eye witnesses who saw Charlie Crist in Martha’s Vineyard this past Friday. Now Crist claims he was not visiting the President at all and was there for a private campaign event, the details of which he is refusing to release.But our witnesses say he very clearly was, | Read More »

    McCollum the Sore Loser?

    This is getting disgraceful. I realize the level of acrimony is out of control in Florida, but this behavior is typical of McCollum and one of the chief reasons his opponent barely lost McCollum’s home county — ponder that point.McCollum hired most of Charlie Crist’s 2006 campaign staff, which happened to be former Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer’s inner circle. Yes, the indicted JIm Greer.McCollum | Read More »

    Put Georgia 8 on your radar

    Meet Austin Scott.He is running in a district that leans decidedly Republican, having been won by both George Bush and John McCain. But the district is held by Congressman Jim Marshall, a Democrat and my former law school professor.If the GOP is going to take back Congress, it is going to have to take back this district. Jim Marshall is a card check sponsor and | Read More »

    RED ALERT: Emergency in Alaska

    Joe Miller has won the GOP nomiation for the United States Senate in Alaska. Looking at where the absentee ballots are coming from, etc., Murkowski is not going to be able to make it up. Sources close to Miller, Palin, and external media sources all seem to think Murkowski can’t make up the difference.But there is a problem.The absentee ballots will not be counted for | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 26, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 26, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. A RedState Mission: Get the Dems on Video 2. RED ALERT: Emergency in Alaska 3. Lessons for Conservatives From the Rick Scott Campaign 4. Democrats New Attack on Ken Buck: He Is Too Responsible 5. Obama admin gives illegal aliens backdoor amnesty 6. SC’s Governor | Read More »

    A RedState Mission: Get the Dems on Video

    The other day in Ohio, House Republican Leader John Boehner said Mr. Obama should fire Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and economy adviser Larry Summers.I agree. But what do Democrats in Congress think? Back in 2006, Democrats were demanding to get Republicans on the record about whether President Bush should keep Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense.It’s time to turn the tables. Go get your congress | Read More »

    Lessons for Conservatives From the Rick Scott Campaign

    A lot of people are going to want to put their head in the sand and claim Rick Scott bought the Florida GOP’s gubernatorial primary. The facts make it clear that this is nonsense.Yes, Rick Scott did spend $40 million. But more than $20 million was spent just to attack Rick Scott. Scott spent his money not just drawing very sharp contrasts with Bill McCollum, | Read More »


    It looks like Santa Claus might be bringing us an early Christmas present from the North Pole precincts of Alaska. Joe Miller is ahead of Lisa Murkowski, but it is close and could be weeks before all the absentee ballots are counted. The Murkowski people are desperate and I’m sure know a few rogue elves who can deliver up some “lost” ballot boxes. But so | Read More »

    Democrats New Attack on Ken Buck: He Is Too Responsible

    This may be the dumbest attack ever leveled against a politician on either side of the aisle. Ever.Senator Michael Bennet, in his desperate bid to beat Ken Buck, has come up with a new attack. Ken Buck, a sitting District Attorney, believes it is not right to keep drawing a taxpayer funded salary while spending a good portion of his time out of the office | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for August 25, 2010

    RedState Morning Briefing For August 25, 2010 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. Marco Rubio is Solidly Ahead in Florida. 2. Rick Scott Wins 3. Charlatans and the Horse They Rode In On 4. Intel CEO Otellini: The Democrats Are Destroying our Economy

    Rick Scott Wins

    It was one of the nastiest primaries anyone could remember in Florida. Scott and McCollum spent millions attacking each other — Scott with his own fortune and McCollum with a great deal of third party group money.McCollum’s campaign orchestrated stunt after stunt to highlight the baggage Scott would bring to the general election, but it was not enough.Rick Scott, a conservative businessman and healthcare executive, | Read More »

    Primary Open Thread

    Take your pick.You’e got Arizona, Vermont, Alaska, Florida, and runoffs in Oklahoma.I suspect we’ll be giving comment amnesty to people in Arizona tonight — within reason.

    The Sleeper in Alaska

    The Wall Street Journal has a great overview of what is at stake today in Alaska. Allies of Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski are looking over their shoulders before Tuesday’s GOP primary. Internal polls taken for her campaign show Fairbanks attorney Joe Miller closing the gap. A new RT Nielson poll also has Ms. Murkowski’s lead down to 47% to 35%. If accurate, it shows Ms. | Read More »

    Charlatans and the Horse They Rode In On

    I have been biting my tongue so hard for so long that I’m surprised I haven’t developed gangrene, but the time has come to open my mouth, or at least put fingers to the keyboard.I have for years been shouting into the wind about those I believe are conservative charlatans abusing the money of donors, burning bridges, and making it all the more difficult for | Read More »

    Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss.

    Has the GOP learned its lessons from 2006? That’s the big question many on the right are asking themselves. After all, on the Senate side the same leadership that led the GOP out of power will be the same leadership leading the GOP back into power if they take back the Senate.In the House of Representatives, the members did a good job replacing their failed | Read More »