OH-SEN: Ken Blackwell Considering Senate Bid
The man is a true conservative superstar. I understand he took a drubbing at the hands of Ted Strickland five years ago, but Blackwell wasn’t just fighting the biggest Democratic wave in twenty years, he was also fighting an internal party still run by insiders and supports of disgraced ex-Gov. Bob Taft. I live in Virginia, but one of my cohorts in my local YR | Read More »
Outlining 2012 Virginia Senate Race
Most of my blogging centers around Virginia, notably Northern Virginia where I live so I have a pretty good grasp of the potential candidates and what makes them tick. There is a large field of potential candidates, and most of them are very good candidates. I will try and present this as best as I can, but I do have my biases. Something to remember | Read More »
2012 Senate Candidates
So I’m playing a bit of fantasy football with this right now, but here’s a look at some conservative candidates I’m hoping jump in and bring the Senate not just to the GOP, but to a constitutional conservaive majority. And since I’m not an expert on every state, how about some help? California: Dianne Feinstein – Chuck DeVore. If we are going to go out, | Read More »
Is It Time To Rally Around Tom Tancredo?
Its a harder question than it seems. Tancredo could have gotten into the GOP primary and didn’t, and Dan Maes won it fair and square. And I don’t like the way Tancredo sort of sat outside and just made threats. Us conservatives have been scornful of losing candidates who wont’ step aside, and Tancredo didn’t even get into the primary himself. But there are other | Read More »
VA-11: Keith Fimian Is Almost There (and he needs your help!)
A new batch of polls have come out regarding the congressional races in Virginia from ccAdvertising that show Republicans leading in three of the four major races: VA-2, VA-5, and VA-11; as well as coming close in VA-9. I want to focus on the 11th because that’s my home area, Northern Virginia. Conventional wisdom is that this district has gone Democrat, and that seemed to | Read More »
Time To Rally Around Ovide!
I don’t live in New Hampshire, but I think coming off the news today that the Manchester Union-Leader has endorsed attorney and conservative Ovide Lamontagne its time for conservatives around the country to rally around him and not miss a chance like we almost did with Joe Miller. New Hampshire doesn’t strike me as a state that you need a ton of money to do | Read More »
Palin Facebook’s Support For Clint Didier
Sarah Palin Join me in supporting Clint Didier for U.S. Senate from WA! Support Clint’s "Moneyblast." Follow this link… www.gameplan4wa.com Interesting since Didier is big with Ron Paul/Campaign for Liberty supporters as well. I don’t know, this is a pretty bold move because the national GOP went ALL-IN to get Dino Rossi to get into this race against Patty Murray. The latest poll for Rasmussen | Read More »
Alabama: Byrne or Bentley?
Which is the best candidate? Though I don’t live in the state watching governor’s races across the country is something of a hobby of mine because its these races where we get a look at the nuts and bolts of a state and what is really going on locally. This has seems to have been a sleeper race with all the noise on Artur Davis’s | Read More »
VA-11: Keith Fimian Explains Why He Is Running
I have a decent following in Northern Virginia on my own blog, and last winter when rumors were swirling that local county supervisor Pat Herrity would run for Congress against Keith Fimian in a primary I decided it was Keith that was the true supporter of limited government and liberty. Pat lined up every single major political player in Fairfax county and built his campaign | Read More »
This new conservative movement has had some wins and some loses this primary season, but we are making ourselves heard and we are winning more than we are losing. It was exhilarating to watch last night as South Carolina literally changed overnight with Haley, Scott, Gowdy, and Duncan overturning the status quo in the Palmetto State. I agree with the editor’s comments in other posts | Read More »
Ok. What Are Conservatives To Make Of Linda McMahon?
I’ll be honest, I have a bizarre fascination with the US Senate campaign of Linda McMahon in Connecticut. And most of that comes from my 20+ years of being a fan of professional wrestling. No really. I know it sounds strange. On top of that, the thought of Vince McMahon being that close to actual power is makes me laugh given his on screen persona. | Read More »
John Boozman For Senate
US Rep. John Boozman, lost in the headlines from Kentucky and Pennsylvania, won an overwhelming victory in the Republican primary over Gilbert Baker and Jim Holt. Its an impressive feat given the state’s primary-runoff structure. And as the Democrats in Arkansas and nationally go to war over Lincoln and Halter, its critical now that the primary is over that all Republicans all over the country | Read More »
Weekly Standard: Stutzman For Congress?
The Weekly Standard links to an article by David Freddoso that in the wake of Mark Souder’s resignation from Congress, the best man to take the job just might be former Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman. Many on this blog and others grew to love and admire Stutzman and his fresh blood campaign. He did great given what he was up against. Not only did the | Read More »
“Just Being Alive Is Not Interstate Commerce”
This quote is at the heart of the legal argument Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is using in his (and other state AGs) lawsuit against this health care monstrosity. He also argues that while the act of buying insurance IS commerce, the act of NOT buying insurance is not commerce so how can the federal government regulate something that doesn’t happen as part of interstate | Read More »
Virginia: A Test In Oil Exploration
One of the centerpiece campaign planks that Gov-elect Bob McDonnell ran on in 2009 was support of oil exploration off the shore of Virginia. McDonnell, smartly, wants to use the eventual profits from the offshore drilling to help pay for badly needed transportation improvements across the Old Dominion. A state seeking ways to pay for its own infrastructure without taking strings attached federal money? Weird, | Read More »
MAYBE John Cornyn Is Beginning To Get It?
This from Politico caught my eye: “As far as what’s happening in specifically Florida — we made a decision to endorse Gov. Crist at his request. But we’e really not involved in the primary,” Cornyn told Manu. “That’s up to the voters in Florida.” When he asked Cornyn, “But you are at least raising and spending money for Crist?” Cornyn shot back – “No, we | Read More »
Dear Reps. Nye, Perriello, and Connolly
Read these numbers and sleep well tonight. 2nd District McDonnell: 61.8% Bolling: 56.4% Cuccinelli: 57.5% 5th District McDonnell: 61.4% Bolling: 60.6% Cuccinelli: 61.6% 11th District McDonnell: 55.1% Bolling: 51.7% Cuccinelli: 52.1% -The 2nd and 5th are really winnable. In the 2nd a wide-open primary is headed Scott Rigell, Chuck Smith, and Ben Loyola. Also, moderate State Sen. Ken Stolle returned home tonight winning election as | Read More »