Meet Vicky Hartzler (R CAND, MO-04).
This would have been up yesterday, except that YouTube rather spectacularly melted down when it comes to updates. Vicky is running against Ike Skelton, who has been less and less successful in pretending to be a conservative over the years; Vicky is doing her best to resolve this dilemma for the incumbent. Vicky’s site is here. The race is considered competitive, which is pretty impressive | Read More »
Kitzhaber (D CAND, OR-GOV) supporter(?) punches cameraman.
I got tipped on this by RedState diarist BigGator5, who is as gobsmacked as I am that this happened to a (presumed) Chris Dudley (R CAND, OR-GOV) supporter. Short version for those who can’t see/haven’t seen the video: a guy was filming Democratic candidate John Kitzhaber at a political event held in a church. He was asked to turn off the camera: he refused, on | Read More »
Gov Manchin (D CAND, WV-SEN) values real estate values over miners’ lives.
The Manchin administration in West Virginia has decided that the needs of its new, state-owned technology park outweigh the needs of miner safety. Let’s walk through this:
Executive summary: David Axelrod conference-called lefty bloggers to beg for their help in the November elections (because they’ve been ever so useful so far in the 2010 election cycle); and apparently the lefty bloggers are feeling quite aggrieved and put-upon for being called upon to do as they’re bid. One even went so far to as to categorize the entire interaction between the Democratic establishment | Read More »
Home Stretch: Isaac Hayes (R CAND, IL-02).
We’ve talked with Isaac before (here and here); given the latest shenanigans that his opponent has gotten himself into, it seemed like a good idea for us to check in with him again. Isaac’s site is here. Moe Lane
Erm. O’Donnell was actually correct about Britney Spears.
You know, I’m going to have to agree with Stacy McCain, here. This 2003 statement by Christine O’Donnell, about Britney Spears? “And you can tell that Britney Spears is struggling with who she is. I think she has a team of agents and managers who are saying, yes, push the envelope, kiss Madonna, take off all your clothes. And she’s doing that because she doesn’t | Read More »
Andrew Cuomo (D CAND, NY-GOV) lied about voting for Bloomberg.
Given that Mayor Bloomberg has wandered up and down the map in his quest to be loved for who he truly is*, this may not be very surprising. How can a legacy politician whose most marketable skill is his last name be expected to keep up with the political peregrinations of a rank opportunist and party-switcher? – still, you’d expect better than a room-temperature IQ | Read More »
Meet Sandy Adams (R CAND, FL-24).
Sandy is running against Suzanne Kosmas, who has been busy these last couple of years in utterly [failing to prevent*] the administration from gutting manned space exploration. Sandy has a moneybomb going on today and tomorrow, so we talked briefly about her race: Sandy’s main site is here; the moneybomb site is here. [FL]-24 is definitely gettable for the GOP, but you have to speculate | Read More »
Meet Patrick John Ryan (‘R’-CAND, IL-STATE 22).
Well… actually, if you can you’re one up on the Illinois Republican party, which is in the novel position of running a fundraiser for a candidate whom nobody can find. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady announced that the Party will host a fundraiser for Patrick John Ryan, the “Republican” candidate challenging House Speaker Michael Madigan in the race for State Representative in the 22nd | Read More »
As CO-07 goes, so does the nation?
That’s certainly the subtext of this Washington Post article on the district. CO-07 is described as being an almost stereotypical suburban swing district (the article goes so far to describe it as being designed to be 50/50 in partisan breakdown); it currently has a two-term Democratic incumbent (Ed Perlmutter) and went 59% for Obama in the last election – thus making it representative of the | Read More »
Dick Blumenthal (D CAND, CT-SEN) lies on cap-and-trade support.
Lying, in fact, is the best-case scenario. What happened is that Dick Blumenthal, when asked point-blank whether he supported cap-and-trade, told a constituent ‘no.’ Surprisingly unambiguously, as the video below shows: Note the ‘cap-and-trade is dead’ bit: it’ll be important later.
Democratic Death Panel Watch: Baron Hill, IN-09.
The DCCC is cutting Hill loose; while it’s being – nervously – categorized as being merely an internal dispute, the practical end result is that the section of the DCCC that can do unlimited funding (independent expenditures) has canceled critical ad time while the section of the DCCC that cannot (coordinated) will be offering, at best, a token 87K. Hill, of course, is the super-genius | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias (D CAND, IL-SEN) linked with organized crime. *Again.*
OK, this is a free piece of advice for the Giannoulias campaign: clearly their critical decision path process with regard to accepting assistance needs to be updated. From now on, they need to absolutely make sure that at some point during the process the question By the way: are you associated in any way with organized crime? be asked of potential assistants – and if | Read More »
Reid: Gillibrand ‘hottest’ Senator.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) If you were wondering whether or not current Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) is snapping under the strain of facing Sharron Angle, well, stop wondering. If he was not snapping, Reid almost certainly would not have made such a strong contrast between Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand at a recent NYC fundraiser thrown for Reid by Mayor Bloomberg. To sum | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Mike Lee (R CAND, UT-SEN).
Mike Lee, as you probably remember, was one of the first insurgent Republican Senate candidates of 2010, and a long-time friend of RedState. We were able to speak briefly Saturday: …at least, we were once I was able to resolve some technical difficulties. Like finding my cell phone. The guy had to call my number in order to help track it down. Mike’s site is | Read More »