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Part of Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari's challenge in the Nov. 4 election is to win over skeptical California conservatives. To that end, Kashkari on Monday met with a group of Inland Empire conservatives to assure them they see eye to eye on many points.
"Small Government Conservatism" has been THE GOP mantra ever since Reagan gave out with his famous pronouncement on "the government isn't the solution to your problems, it IS the problem," or words to that effect. This mantra today resonates from the so-called "sensible" Republicans in the Joe Scarborough mold to the most far-out of the Tea Partiers like Rep. Steve King of Iowa.
The Sept. 11 attacks two years ago on an outpost in Benghazi, Libya, will get a fresh look by House lawmakers Wednesday.
Tanya Bachand wrote an open letter to Republican candidate for governor Joe Visconti asking him to drop out of the race. Banchand says his votes will take away from GOP hopeful Tom Foley.
Gordon Ball , the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers. Ball hopes to get tea party followers who backed state Rep. Joe Carr in the Republican primary this past August to vote for him in the November statewide general election.
Republicans, political strategists and pundits are beginning to notice that in almost every close Senate race in the country, there are one or more third-party or independent candidates on the ballot who could conceivably decide which major candidate will prevail in November and, consequently, whether Harry Reid 's Democrats will control the Senate for the next two years. In most races, they won't make much difference, but in some, the votes they siphon away from a major candidate could prove crucial.
The Republicans are preparing for the party's race against Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu. One piece of conventional wisdom in Louisiana's 2014 Senate race is that a splintered Republican vote helps vulnerable incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
The 14 pioneers have survived their first week in Utopia. At home, we have also survived their first week in Utopia.
The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion. Do endorsements help candidates? The jury's out on whether political endorsements sway voters enough to compel a "yes" - but they can affect public opnion.
Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a "jayvee" team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I'm not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I'm somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we've put in place worked better than people might think.
A group formed to promote ethics in government is raising questions about the financial history of Carolyn Cosby, the independent candidate in the county commission chair race for the Nov. 4 general election, and whether that would negatively impact her ability to manage the county's ledger. Cherokee-based Conservatives For Ethical Government on Friday held a press conference in downtown Canton calling into question Cosby's ethical standards as well as her financial history.
Republican Pedro Celis needs a spark for his congressional campaign and hopes it will come from two men who helped a Tea Party-backed candidate unseat U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Zachary Werrell and Gray Delany were the only paid staffers on the campaign team of Republican David Brat, who defeated Cantor in Virginia's June primary.
Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out Several witnesses said trouble started when Track Palin, Sarah Palin's son, confronted a former boyfriend of his sister Willow and a fight broke out It began as a birthday party that drew local snowmobile racers, construction workers and other long-time Alaskans last Saturday night. It turned into a brawl with members of Sarah Palin's family in the centre of it, according to witnesses.
Sorry Dr. Wehby -- most NW 'locals' are just not that into corporate carpet-baggers promoting their own agenda , in our state's Senate contest ... , confirmed Friday that it has canceled all the television ad time it had reserved in October to influence Oregon's U.S. Senate race. Freedom Partners ' nonprofit affiliate has strongly criticized incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in TV ads throughout August, providing a big outside boost to the campaign of GOP challenger Monica Wehby .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:03 am
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