RS Interview: Steve Oelrich (R CAND, FL-03 PRI)

    This is a slightly complicated one: I have two different interviews for the FL-03 GOP primary, and I don’t want to appear to play favorites, so I’m just going to do them both and let the readers decide.  This one is of state Senator Steve Oelrich, who represents most of the new district in the state legislature. His campaign site is here. Moe Lane | Read More »

    RS Interview: Rep. Cliff Stearns (R CAND, FL-03 PRI).

    This is a slightly complicated one: I have two different interviews for the FL-03 GOP primary, and I don’t want to appear to play favorites, so I’m just going to do them both and let the readers decide.  This one is of Rep. Cliff Stearns, who has switched over from the old FL-06 district to run in the new FL-03. His campaign site is | Read More »

    Let us not say “Au Revoir,” Russ Carnahan.

    Let us instead say,”Good-bye.”  The local CBS affiliate called Missouri’s First District Democratic primary race for William Lacy Clay, and I don’t think anybody can really dispute it.  Which is a tragedy, for it means that I can no longer use this photo: As God is my witness, this is not a Photoshop. Open thread for election results. Moe Lane  

    @TheOnion: using dead Sikhs as political props.

    Short version: Twitchy caught the typically unhinged Online Leftist reaction to the Onion’s… smear? No, they’ll claim that it’s a parody. Parody smear, I guess… article where they (falsely) had Michele Bachmann say that she was thankful that no “Americans” were killed in Sunday’s Oak Creek shooting. Now, I know, I know: comedy is edgy, it’s not the Onion’s fault that the Left side of | Read More »

    RedState Gathering: Reince Priebus, Sharon Day.

    A couple of videos, bundled together: we had both RNC Co-chair Sharon Day and RNC Chair Reince Priebus speaking at the RedState Gathering. Both took a moment to speak to me later: Sharon Day Reince Priebus By the way: I am not claiming that Reince was energized enough by the RedState Gathering to go out the next day to the Sunday morning talk | Read More »

    RedState Gathering: Rep. Sandy Adams (R CAND, FL-07 PRI)

    There are going to be a bunch of Florida interviews this week; as noted before, Florida’s primary is going on even as we speak. And one person I spoke to was Rep. Sandy Adams, who is now in a primary with Rep. John Mica; we touched base after her speech to talk a little about the Gathering, and whatnot. Rep. Adams’ site is here. | Read More »

    RedState Gathering: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23 PRI).

    There are a bunch of these, particularly of Florida-specific content: early voting has started in the primary, which means that the election is going on right now.  Accordingly… Karen Harrington is running to get the right to challenge Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election for FL-23.  I touched base with her at the Gathering about that: Karen Harrington’s site is here. Moe Lane | Read More »

    Harry Reid, pederasty, and the sudden defense of Rick Santorum.

    [UPDATE: Random politeness requests that I note that Ethics Alarms has splutteringly responded to me.  Random professional pride suggests that I note that my “let’s add an ‘as-near-as-I-can-tell’ to that one” impulse did what it had to do: which is to say, handily avoid the need for a potentially embarrassing correction.  Random schadenfreude more or less demands that I cheerfully note that my larger message | Read More »

    “Whose side are you on?”

    I laughed like a loon when I finally figured out what was tickling me about this – quite good – RNC print ad (H/T Jim Geraghty): I knew that they had gotten a line in that from somewhere, but I couldn’t remember where. And then it hit me: Pete Seeger.

    Texas Runoff Elections Open Thread.

    Sorry, got caught up in something. Results here: I understand that at this point that’s mostly early voting.  Might be a long night. [UPDATE] That would be ‘long’ by ‘Scott Walker recall election’ standards, of course: AP called it for Ted Cruz.  Hey, you know that the next Senator from the great state of Texas is going to be at the RedState Gathering, right?

    Brilliant, Ohio coal plant mine[*] closes: guess why?

    Well, your ability to guess why the Murray Energy Corporation today announced that it is closing a mine in Brilliant, Ohio will be largely dependent on whether you rely on local news or not.  If you’re just paying attention to local news… you won’t be told at all why a coal mine that employed 239 people at its peak laid off 24 of its remaining 56 | Read More »

    Romney calls Jerusalem capital of Israel.

    Which it is, of course.  Although possibly the more important event from Romney’s Israel remarks was that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before the speech that “all the sanctions and diplomacy so far have not set back the Iranian program by one iota.””  Which they haven’t, of course. Back at home?  Well, the Democrats haven’t been exactly covering themselves in glory on this one.  | Read More »

    How much longer can Claire McCaskill last in Missouri?

    If you’re a Democrat, then the latest poll from Mason-Dixon should not be combined with alcohol and/or used in conjunction with heavy machinery: she’s not just losing.  John Brunner beats her 52/41; Sarah Steelman, 49/42; and Todd Akin 49/44.  And that’s registered voters.  These are the kinds of numbers that you’d expect to see from a challenger; an incumbent that far underwater needs an exit | Read More »

    Going to California: a look at the CA House races.

    Below is the general consensus of the competitive races in California’s House delegation. Said races are – to put it mildly – the result of one of the most comprehensive shakeups in state-level redistricting that we’ve seen in a while. Combined with a new jungle primary rule (basically: the top two vote getters in the primary advance to the general, regardless of party affiliation), the | Read More »

    ALEC protesters show off their education, empathy, and ability to function without keepers.

    ALEC, for those wondering, is the American Legislative Exchange Council, which is one of the current hate objects of the Left because… well, because some very smart people told the Activist Left to pick up their signs (which the Activist Left made themselves!) and go over and protest them!  And never mind why: only dirty little wreckers in the service of the One Percent argue | Read More »