2014 Election

All Republicans Ran and Won as Born-Again Conservatives

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The GOP has an obligation and mandate to undo, obstruct and oppose Obama’s policies: Click this link to view CHQ's Conservative Leaders Post Election Press Conference hosted by CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie, and featuring Ken Blackwell, former Ambassador U.N. Human Rights Commission, David Bossie, President, Citizens United, L. Brent Bozell III, Chairman, ForAmerica, Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List, Jenny Beth Martin, National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots, Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council.

State of the Races Election 2014 -- Ride the Republican Wave

Republicans Win Senate Majority -- Republicans have picked up Senate seats in North Carolina, Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Dakota, Colorado, Alaska and Montana -- more than enough to give them a majority in the Senate.  Virginia remains close, though Mark Warner claims victory. Republicans win big in governorships, too.

Rand Paul is Go-To Guy for R’s in 2014

Beth Reinhard and Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

Midterm elections serve as prolonged auditions for potential presidential candidates and Mr. Paul’s efforts have vaulted him from tea-party star to serious contender. Over the past two years, he has visited about 30 states to help candidates or his party, collecting a pile of chits along the way.

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.

Michael Barone's Guide to Election Night 2014

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

For political junkies, Election Night is the most fun night of the year — at least until it becomes clear that your side is getting clobbered. Here is a guide to the order in which the returns are likely to come in, based on states’ poll closing times, focusing on the states with seriously contested Senate and governor races.

VoteStand: The App You Must Have On Your Smartphone Today

VoteStand, from Catherine Englebrecht and True the Vote, is America’s first online election fraud reporting app. VoteStand provides you the online tools and support you need to quickly report suspected election illegalities as they happen.

Your Free Conservative Get Out The Vote Tool Kit

Conservative turnout will decide the 2014 midterm election. Here is our free "conservative get-out-the-vote tool kit" to help you get conservatives to the polls for the 2014 midterm election. It includes downloadable issue papers, the two most powerful videos we've seen on the importance of voting in this election and a comprehensive list of voter guides from conservative organizations to provide you with candidate-specific information. We urge you to use these tools to make sure every conservative and limited government voter you know gets to the polls this election.

Cruz and Cornyn, Bold Colors vs. Pale Pastels

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz wants Republicans to try to repeal Obamacare and stop President Barack Obama's executive grants of amnesty. Sen. John Cornyn believes Republicans will only win the White House in 2016 if conservative stalwarts like Cruz water down their bold conservatism and compromise. Who’s right?

A Vote for Democrats is ‘A Vote for President Obama’

Moe Lane, Red State

Freedom Partners Action Fund has started a $6.5 million ad buy hitting Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire (online only), and North Carolina, where conservatives lay it on the line: voting for a Democrat is the same as voting for the failed president.

Obama's Big Ebola Wager

Scott McConnell, American Conservative

The main job of Ebola "tsar" Ron Klain should be to save the White House from its own political tone-deafness. If Americans die because West Africans are allowed to continue flying here legally during the heat of the crisis, Obama’s presidency will be toast.

James O’Keefe Strikes Again

John Fund, National Review Online

James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado.

Will GOP Leaders Squander the Opportunity?

John Kass, Townhall

Republicans have Obama on the Democrats on the ropes, but what happens if they actually win? The GOP establishment has yet to articulate a vision of the future. What do the Republicans stand for, really? Where are they going? And where do they want to take the country?

Mark Levin Knows Precisely What Democrats Need

Real Clear Politics (video)

Conservative radio host Mark Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox TV show and weighed-in on current issues and what the Democratic Party needs from this election. In typical Levin fashion, he got right to the point and didn’t mince words.

Paul Teller is Ted Cruz’s Agitator in Chief

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

If personnel is policy, then there’s little doubt Sen. Ted Cruz’s choice to make Paul Teller his Chief of Staff was designed with stirring the pot in mind. Teller has been challenging the establishment and pushing conservative policy for years and seems to be a good fit for Cruz.

Studies Show GOP Can Win by Opposing Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Despite the incessant lectures from many sources about the need to pass amnesty legislation to appeal to Hispanic voters, two recent studies of the Latino electorate suggest that Republicans can oppose amnesty and still win elections in the midterms and beyond.

Polling Shows Some Movement in Favor of GOP

Dan McLaughlin, Red State

If you look at the broader trends in the presidential approval and generic ballot polling, you can see that things are again looking up for Republicans – if they can only capitalize on those opportunities.

GOP Running on National Issues, Positioned for Sweep

Josh Kraushaar, National Journal

Republicans now are positioned to net between six and nine Senate seats in the upcoming midterms, with the higher end looking more likely. Most of the battleground Senate contests are now either trending in a Republican direction or remaining stable with a GOP advantage.

Why the GOP Welcomes Runoffs

Dick Morris, The Hill

The odds are that Republicans will have taken the Senate by Election Day, though it’s possible runoffs in Georgia and Louisiana, one slated for December and the other for January, will be what hands the gavel to the GOP, albeit with some delay.

What major announcements is the White House holding back until after the election?

Right now, the White House is postponing virtually all controversial decisions and appointments. At least, it is refusing to announce them. That makes sense politically. They don't want to force embattled Democrats to defend these choices or, worse, to oppose them publicly. What do you think they're hiding?