IN-2: The NRCC releases it’s first Congressional ad for 2012 — and it’s pretty funny!
The NRCC released this ad today for the IN-2 open Congressional seat. It’s the first ad they’ve produced for a Congressional race this cycle, so they must think the seat is winnable for the GOP. In 2010, Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly barely won re-election. Former State Rep. Jackie Walorski came within one point of flipping the seat. Walorski is running again in 2012, and she | Read More »
On the Ground in Indiana: Important Races in a Swing State
I originally posted this as a comment under Erick’s piece on the Indiana Senate race. I figured I might as well post it as a diary too. —————————————————————————————— Conservatives in Indiana are going to have a stellar year. 2008 was an aberration, and you can be sure that Barack Obama will lose the Hoosier State in 2012. People here are absolutely sick of this stuff. | Read More »
The House vote is the only vote that counts, but…
Don’t throw the baby out with the bath-water, folks. The negotiations taking place in the Senate right now are still vital to what the House eventually does. Yes, if the bill passes the House, that’s it. It’s over. However, the House won’t pass the Senate bill unless they have a reasonable prospect of seeing reconciliation pass. Even if it isn’t the endgame, reconciliation is still | Read More »
Mike Pence for Senate? Say It’s So!
More Scott Brown fallout! Multiple sources are reporting/hinting that Pence is beginning to test the waters for a Senate bid. According to this Politico article, Rep. Mike Pence is now seriously considering a run against Evan Bayh in 2010. Hotline also has this article reporting the same thing, and that Pence will meet with NRSC staff soon. Last night on Hardball, Pence name was also | Read More »
If Scott Brown wins, and stops healthcare, and saves the Republic, I will forgive him now for any future RINO votes he may have to make.
The reason this healthcare bill has stirred up so much outrage is because we all know that it is the real game-changer. This one is for all the marbles. Once we go through this door, there is no turning back. The stakes will never be higher. This bill must be stopped. The prospect of Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts on Tuesday is simply mind-boggling. I | Read More »
Scott Brown and the Consequences of Mitch McConnell’s Failure to Stall Healthcare in December
If Scott Brown wins the Massachusetts Senate race on Tuesday, Mitch McConnell’s leadership should be subjected to even more intense scrutiny. Why, you ask? Think back, if you will, to December. There were any number of procedural moves that the Senate GOP could have employed to delay the vote on healthcare until January (roll call votes, bill readings, unanimous consent objections, etc). As history will | Read More »
Dear Mike Pence: Get off the sideline and run against Evan Bayh.
Okay, okay. Mike Pence isn’t exactly on the sideline. Far from it. We all know how indispensable he has been to the conservative movement. He has strong leadership skills and he is an effective communicator. Around the country, he is recognized as a voice of opposition to President Obama’s agenda. I say all of this to prove a point, though. Mike Pence has a unique | Read More »
It’s Time to Hit the Refresh Button on the Senate GOP Leadership
I join many here at RedState who are upset about the sorry state of the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. Erick has written many posts about how frustrating it is to watch Mitch McConnell constantly lead Republican Senators into a pit of defeat. With the Senate now poised to pass the healthcare bill, we have come to the moment where accountability must be exacted on | Read More »
Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) gets a challenger in IN-2
Yesterday, State Rep. Jackie Walorski (R) filed for an exploratory committee to challenge Congressman Joe Donnelly (D) in Indiana’s 2nd District. This announcement is personally important to me, because I just happen live in both of their respective districts, and I have followed them both closely. I would argue that this race is also important for the GOP at large, and it is one that you should watch carefully | Read More »