Conservative Candidates

Jeff Bell vs. Cory Booker & The Fed

Josh Dawsey & Ben Leubsdorf, Wall Street Journal

GOP Senate hopeful Jeff Bell says easy-money policies have led to budget deficits. The main issue in his campaign isn't featured in the talking points of the GOP. "As long as there is a widespread belief that the Fed isn't the problem, we're in trouble."

Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

William Kristol, Weekly Standard

Booker leads Bell, 51-40. 76% of Booker supporters & 84% of Bell supporters say their mind is made up. Do the math. Among those whose mind is made up, Booker leads Bell 39 to 34%. Booker's hard lead over Bell is a mere 5 points. Money can't always buy you votes. 

Conservative Jeff Bell Tightens NJ Senate Race Against Booker

Mary Lou Byrd, Washington Free Beacon

Voter discontent and anti-incumbency sentiment will be factors in the race between conservative Repub. Jeff Bell and Cory Booker (D., N.J.) in Nov., which is surprisingly tight despite the incumbent Dem.’s national popularity.

No Time to Revisit Those RINO Retreads

Christopher G. Adamo, Watchdog.org

People want a gov't that protects the sovereignty of our nation & its borders. This could cripple the disease of liberalism. If properly motivated, the people will unite and carry a worthy candidate to victory. This is not the time for hapless political reruns of the disappointments of past seasons.

'Retire Mitch' McConnell Signs Pop Up in Kentucky

Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal

Conservative opponents of Mitch McConnell have installed "Retire Mitch" yard signs throughout Kentucky. FreedomWorks for America, which announced that it's endorsing McConnell’s GOP primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and would spend up to $500,000 toward that cause, paid for the signs.

Conservative Launches 'Cruz' Missile to Torpedo GOP BigWig

Garth Kant, WND

Establishment Cornyn's campaign in 'full panic mode.' While conservative Rep. Steve Stockman is vastly underfunded, and he's been heavily targeted by the GOP estab., Stockman has a strategy to knock off the second-most powerful Repub. on Cap. Hill, Sen. John Cornyn.

Conservative Group Enters Mich. Fray on Side of Tea Party

Nicholas Confessore, New York Times

Americans for Prosperity, will spend about $230,000 on advertisements thanking Representative Justin Amash for fighting against Obamacare, officials there said — a shot at establishment donors who are rallying behind his challenger, Brian Ellis.

Dr. Ben Carson Blasts 'Gestapo' IRS Tactics

David A. Patten, NewsMax

Dr. Benjamin Carson, who is considered a possible contender for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that he and his family have been personally targeted by the IRS in retribution for his frank critique of Obama’s policies.

Pete Sessions' Tea Party Challenger Gets Cruz Endorsement

Amil Imani, American Thinker

"Katrina Pierson is an utterly fearless, principled conservative," says Ted Cruz. Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party activist, is challenging Rep. Pete Sessions in the GOP primary. Pete Sessions, first elected in 1996, is considered by some to be a loyal estab.-type Repub., a RINO to be exact.

Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent - Dave Brat

It's the Primaries, stupid! Eric Cantor long ago abandoned whatever principles he may have had when first elected and any pretense of serving in Congress to advance conservative governance. Cantor is all about maintaining the power of the GOP establishment, that's the opposite of what we are looking for in a conservative leader. To learn more about Dave Brat or volunteer or contribute to his campaign go to DaveBratForCongress.com  

Ami Bera Challenger Gets Tea Party Backing

Emily Cahn, Roll Call

The Tea-Party-alligned Madison Project will endorse former Repub. Cap. Hill aide Igor Birman in the crowded GOP field in CA’s 7th District race against vulnerable Dem. Rep. Ami Bera. Birman faces a competitive top-two GOP primary.

FreedomWorks backs Greg Brannon

Katie Glueck, Politico

Dr. Greg Brannon has secured several big endorsements, including one from Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks, in a crowded GOP primary in the N.C. race against liberal Dem. Sen. Kay Hagan.

A Super Bowl Lesson for Conservatives

The political lesson from Super Bowl XLVIII is that the team (candidate or movement) that comes to the field to win – who wants it the most – has a mighty advantage.

Nebraska Conservative Ben Sasse Fights the Ruling Class

We agree with Nebraska conservative Senate candidate Ben Sasse that breaking the “Iron Triangle” of Washington’s rent-seeking bureaucrats, lobbyists, and politicians must be a priority if we are to save what is left of American exceptionalism.

How Are We Going To Beat Hillary?

How are we going to beat Hillary? History tells us there’s only one way: Nominate a Republican candidate who will campaign and govern as a limited government constitutional conservative.

Two Resolutions Conservatives Must Make and Keep in 2014

There are two New Year’s resolutions that every conservative must make and keep in 2014: The first is to do everything, and we do mean everything, humanly possible to defeat amnesty to illegal aliens. The second is to work to make sure every office – including the all-important Republican Precinct Committeeman positions – on the 2014 Republican Primary ballot has a limited government constitutional conservative candidate filed and running a real campaign.

A Bush Tries to Play Conservative

Will Weissert, Associated Press

George P. Bush, Jeb's son, is running for Texas' little-known but powerful land commissioner post. But rather than campaigning on the mainstream Republicanism embodied by the family name, Bush says he's "a movement conservative" more in line with the tea party.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! West Virginia Congressional District 2 Alex Mooney

One of our prime opportunities to add a principled limited government constitutional conservative to the ranks of conservatives in Congress is the open seat in West Virginia’s Congressional District 2 where conservative Alex Mooney is leading a crowded field of contenders in the Republican Primary.

Cuccinelli: BEST Libertarian Choice

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

Repub. Ken Cuccinelli has more to offer libertarians than opponent Rob Sarvis. Libertarians Ron and Rand Paul have both endorsed Cuccinelli. Libertarian Tim Carney wrote that Cuccinelli “would arguably be the most libertarian governor in the US if he wins,” a point that contrasts sharply with the libertarians' attacks.

Conservatives Lining Up Behind Chris McDaniel In Mississippi

Chris McDaniel, whom The Club for Growth described as “a constitutional conservative with backbone,” has now garnered two important endorsements and is doing a great job defining himself as the conservative alternative to 40-year incumbent establishment Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi.