Posts Tagged ‘ Republican Party ’

CO: Udall lead fades in Senate race

October 22, 2014
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Christian Science Monitor    

"One of the most watched elections in the country right now wasn't originally supposed to be competitive. The outcome of the race between Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, could end up determining which party controls the Senate. Senator Udall's early leads in the polls have dwindled until, in the past month, nearly every poll has showed Representative Gardner holding a slim lead." (10/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nyo2bk9  

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OH: Federal judge upholds GOP election-fixing scheme again

October 19, 2014
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Columbus Republic    

"A federal judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates access to Ohio's fall ballot. In his Friday ruling, Judge Michael Watson said the Libertarian Party of Ohio failed to prove Secretary of State Jon Husted's (HYOO'-stedz) removal of gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl and attorney general candidate Steven Linnabary was unconstitutional. He earlier said placing them on Nov. 4 ballots so late would result in voter 'confusion and disarray.'" (10/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lpwyfuu  

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KY: Judge approves illegal campaign contributions by tax parasite media

October 12, 2014
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San Francisco Chronicle    

"A federal judge has denied Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate David Patterson's request to force a public broadcaster to include him in Monday night's debate between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove ruled that Kentucky Educational Television did not exclude David Patterson from its Kentucky Tonight program solely because of his political views. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled public broadcasters can exclude candidates based on their level of support but not because of their political views." (10/12/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qh8pa4x  

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The Freedom Report Podcast, 10/09/14

October 12, 2014
posted by

The Libertarian Republic The Libertarian Republic
by  

"Will Rand Paul have to denounce Ron Paul to win the GOP nod?" [Flash audio or MP3] (10/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ojfgbzj  

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NC: Desperate Republicans seek probe of Hagan

October 6, 2014
posted by

Politico    

"The Republican Party of North Carolina is asking that the Senate Ethics Committee investigate whether the husband of North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan improperly benefited from the stimulus bill that she helped pass. Party Chairman Claude Pope will formally request on Monday morning that the secretive panel examine whether Hagan 'violated the Senate conflict-of-interest rule' due to her vote for the $767 billion stimulus legislation .... Hagan is currently in a tight battle for reelection with [Republican Thom] Tillis, who has been consistently trailing in recent polls." (10/06/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nk2yweu  

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MS: Supreme Court mulls McDaniel primary appeal

October 3, 2014
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USA Today    

"Losing at the state high court may not end Chris McDaniel's months-long challenge of his election loss to Sen. Thad Cochran, his lead attorney said after arguing before the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday. McDaniel attorney Mitch Tyner said the erstwhile candidate could still file a challenge of his loss in federal court, on First Amendment grounds. He said McDaniel still hasn't had a trial to prove the election was stolen from him and 'the merits have never been heard on this case.' The state Supreme Court heard nearly two hours of arguments Thursday in McDaniel's appeal of a circuit court's dismissal of his election lawsuit. The court gave no indication when it might rule." (10/03/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n2n9w4t  

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Florida’s very interesting race for governor

October 2, 2014
posted by

Randall Holcombe Independent Institute
by Randall Holcombe  

"In November, Floridians will see three names on the ballot for Governor: incumbent Governor Rick Scott, the Republican; former Governor Charlie Crist, the Democrat; and Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie." (10/01/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q6ctzq5  

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Midterm ad watch: Republicans literally running on nothing

October 2, 2014
posted by

Our Future
by Bill Scher  

"Republicans hungry to win back the Senate had a strategic choice to make. Should they run on a comprehensive policy platform that detailed their conservative vision for the country? Should they pick one or two of their most popular ideas for legislation and promise to put those bills on the president’s desk? Or, since their actual positions on issues are so unpopular, would they just be better off not promoting any of their legislative ideas? Clearly, Republicans have chosen the 'running on empty' path to regain control of the Senate." (10/01/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pv4lnhy  

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KS: Court says Democrats not required to nominate Senate candidate

October 1, 2014
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Kansas City Star    

"A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled Wednesday that Kansas Democrats need not nominate a candidate for the 2014 Senate race. The ruling is expected to help independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Chad Taylor, the Democrat nominated for the seat in August, dropped from the race Sept. 3. The Kansas Supreme Court later ruled the withdrawal followed state rules. But David Orel of Kansas City, Kan., then sued the state’s Democrats, arguing Kansas law required the party to nominate a replacement for the ballot." (10/01/14)

http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article2421062.html  

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Why Republicans may not win the Senate after all

September 30, 2014
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Reuters
by Craig Shirley  

"Establishment Republicans should keep the champagne on ice until after the midterm elections. Too many are already popping corks, pronouncing their strategy of 'crushing' the Tea Party during the primaries as a crucial step in their successful takeover of the U.S. Senate. There are increasing signs, however, that the GOP might not take control of the Senate and may only make modest gains in the House of Representatives. In states like North Carolina, for example, the GOP candidate hasn’t shown the ability to wage a major-league campaign." [editor's note: And he missed a golden opportunity here, to note the OTHER candidate running there who's helping to increase the havoc - SAT] (09/29/14)

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KY: Libertarian sues state media for attempting illegal campaign contribution to Republican, Democrat for Senate

September 29, 2014
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Ballot Access News    

"On September 28, David Patterson, Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, sued Kentucky Educational TV for refusing to invite him into the only U.S. Senate debate in Kentucky this year. ... The lawsuit charges that the station’s original criterion for an invitation to the debate, which Patterson met, was changed with the intent to exclude him. Polls have shown Patterson above 5%. The original rules required a 5% showing, but after the poll came out, the station altered its rules to require a higher level of support." (09/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lng8xh5  

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Rand Paulpander

September 29, 2014
posted by

Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor  

"A majority of Americans today are suspicious of politicians who overtly seek to impose their brand of religion on the people. That’s a big reason why the Republican Party has had such a tough time electing a president lately. The last time they managed to get one elected it was GWB and we all know how that turned out. One would think that the Republicans have learned their lesson from that debacle, but no, they’re still Hell bent on thrusting another Christian bible thumping religious candidate on the ballot only to be shot down again in 2016 by a majority of Americans who just don’t buy it anymore." (09/29/14)

http://authoritycon.blogspot.com/2014/09/rand-paulpander.html  

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OH: Federal judge says not letting Republicans rig elections might bring “confusion and disarray”

September 25, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"A federal judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates immediate access to Ohio's fall ballot and hints the decision may foreshadow his final judgment. In an order issued Wednesday, Judge Michael Watson said adding Charlie Earl and Steven Linnabary to Nov. 4 ballots this late could result in voter 'confusion and disarray.'" (09/25/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lkzlllw  

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The GOP can always get worse — and it will (midterm election copout edition)

September 22, 2014
posted by

Nick Gillespie Reason
by Nick Gillespie  

"Hey GOP, how's that post-election total reboot coming? Oh yeah, can't be bothered to actually change anything or articulate bold new plans to cut the size, scope, and spending of government because MIDTERMS. AND THEN ELECTION 2016. ... Memo to Republicans: If you are perceived as very similar to the Democrats, just more awful when it comes to gender and race, you're not going to flourish." (09/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/knab38f  

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KS: Supreme Court removes Democrat from US Senate ballot

September 18, 2014
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The Hill    

"The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday to grant Democrat Chad Taylor’s request to be removed from the Kansas Senate ballot, issuing a blow to Sen. Pat Roberts’s (R-Kan.) chances for reelection this fall. ... The court’s decision now removes an obstacle from independent Greg Orman’s path, and increases the likelihood of defeat for Roberts this fall." (09/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mlvq2pr  

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IL: Judge turns down GOP request to rig gubernatorial election

September 18, 2014
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Greenfield Daily Reporter    

"A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck from the Nov. 4 ballot. Judge Patrick Kelley denied GOP attorneys' appeal of a State Board of Elections decision to allow Chad Grimm of Peoria on the ballot. His name will appear alongside those of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur)." (09/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k9pwck4  

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Obama’s latest war is a gift to Rand Paul

September 18, 2014
posted by

Liberty Chat
by Ian Cioffi  

"Ah, remember that Nobel Peace Prize? As President Obama winds down his 2nd term, he ramps up another endless war. It’s not all bad news though. This was is actually great news for Senator Rand Paul. This latest war will likely last well into the Republican Primaries next year. Despite Rand’s sometimes hawkish rhetoric, he’s still seen as a dove compared to the potential Republican Presidential nominees. Congress is terrified to call this latest war, a war, because of just how unpopular war is in America right now." (09/17/14)

http://www.libertychat.com/2014/09/obamas-latest-war-gift-rand-paul/  

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Christians boo Ted Cruz off stage

September 12, 2014
posted by

Politico    

"Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage and left an event hosted by a Christian organization mid-speech after being booed on Wednesday night following comments praising Israel. The Texas Republican senator and tea party icon was a keynote speaker at a Washington summit hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group that focuses on persecuted Christian and minority communities in the Middle East. ... In a subsequent statement to Breitbart News, Cruz said the crowd showed 'a shameful display of bigotry and hatred.'" (09/11/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nqtdsro  

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Are Republicans going soft on ObamaCare?

September 9, 2014
posted by

Campaign For Liberty Campaign For Liberty
by Norm Singleton  

"Many Republicans enable the single-payer advocates, not just by arguing for 'Obamacare lite,' but by pretending that America had a free-market health care system before Obamacare. Thus, those of us who understand the only efficient health care system is a one free of any government intervention must not only challenge Obamacare but those who defend the pre-Obamacare system." (09/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oj5n8k7  

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Rand Paul vs. the hawks

September 3, 2014
posted by

Jacob Sullum Reason
by Jacob Sullum  

"It would be nice to have a president who looks before he leaps into other countries' civil wars, who learns from his predecessors' foreign policy blunders instead of his own. Rand Paul, who offers a refreshing contrast to the reckless interventionists of both major parties, might be that man. The Kentucky senator, who is widely expected to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, understands that the U.S. government has neither the mandate nor the ability to solve all the world's problems." (09/03/14)

http://reason.com/archives/2014/09/03/rand-paul-vs-the-hawks  

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TX: Perry pleads not guilty to felony charges

August 20, 2014
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ABC News    

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry today pleaded not guilty to two felony charges on which he was indicted relating to a 2013 veto threat. Perry’s attorneys entered the not guilty plea this morning and waived his formal arraignment scheduled for Friday morning. ... The two felony counts -- abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public official -- originate from Perry’s threat to veto $7.5 million in funding for Texas’ public integrity unit after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to resign following a 2013 DWI conviction." (08/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kq63gnc  

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TX: Perry to turn himself in Tuesday

August 19, 2014
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Fox News    

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to turn himself in to authorities Tuesday evening at a local Texas jail on the heels of his indictment for alleged abuse of power, a member of the governor's legal team told Fox News. ... Perry will have his mugshot and fingerprints taken during the booking. ... This comes after Perry began assembling a high-powered legal team to defend him in the case, which Perry and his allies argue is politically motivated. Perry is facing charges of coercion and official oppression that carry a maximum sentence of 109 years in prison." (08/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lzrcshf  

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With Democrat Hillary Clinton likely 2016 neoconservative standard bearer, Republicans should offer a real alternative — such as Rand Paul

August 18, 2014
posted by

Doug Bandow Cato Institute
by Doug Bandow  

"Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee, appears never to have met a war that he didn’t want Americans to fight. Hillary Clinton, the unannounced Democratic front-runner for 2016, supported her husband’s misbegotten attempt at nation-building in Kosovo and led the drive for war in Libya, which is violently unraveling. Most of Clinton’s potential GOP opponents share Washington’s bomb, invade, and occupy consensus. The only exception is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. He stands alone advocating a foreign policy which reflects the bitter, bloody lessons of recent years." (08/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qja6382  

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TX: Perry calls indictment a politically motivated “farce”

August 17, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges that he abused his power, stayed on the offensive Sunday, saying he did the right thing by cutting off money for the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. ... Perry, who may be making a second bid for president in 2016, was indicted Friday by a grand jury on charges of abusing his official capacity and coercing a public servant. The Republican governor had threatened to veto $7.5 million in funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit if Austin’s top prosecutor, Rosemary Lohmberg, a Democrat, did not resign after she was arrested on a drunken-driving charge. Lohmberg refused to step down and Perry followed through with a veto." (08/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m59r2ct  

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HI: Judge rules Senate make-up vote to proceed Friday

August 14, 2014
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USA Today    

"Hawaii’s too-close-to-call Senate primary will be decided on Friday as planned. Circuit Court Judge Greg Nakamura on Thursday rejected Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s request to delay a make-up vote in two precincts on the Big Island that were ravaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, according to Hawaii Civil Beat and the Associated Press. Hanabusa is trailing appointed Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary. Hanabusa’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Scott Nago, the state’s chief elections officer, and noted local roads in Puna on the Big Island are still blocked and residents in the area still don’t have power." (08/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p4cr6vy  

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