John Thune

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

In 1977 and 1978 conservative giant Howard Phillips visited every congressional district in America to recruit candidates. During a trip to New Hampshire in 1977, only five people showed up for a meeting. One of them was Gordon Humphrey, who volunteered to run against Democrat Thomas J. McIntyre and became one of three New Right senators elected in 1978.

Conservatives Should Walk If Their GOP Senate Candidate Supports Mitch McConnell

We like state Senator Leah Vukmir in the Wisconsin GOP primary, but we think support for McConnell is a deal-breaker for most conservatives. That said, there’s still plenty of time for Leah Vukmir to join CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie and other conservative leaders in calling for McConnell's ouster.

I Told Mitch McConnell To Resign, So Can You

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Yesterday, I, along with Ken Cuccinelli II, Brent Bozell, Jenny Beth Martin, David Bozell, and Adam Brandon, told Mitch McConnell that due to his incompetence and betrayals it was time for him to resign as Senate Majority Leader, I urge you to add your voice to the thousands of other conservatives who demand McConnell must go by adding your signature to our letter.

Viguerie and Other Conservative Leaders Demand New GOP Senate Leadership

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Today, CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie joined other conservative leaders in a letter making the case that Mitch McConnell has become an anchor around the neck of Republican Senators who stand to lose their primaries if McConnell remains Majority Leader.

Conservative Darkhorse Rick Santorum Gains Support For VP

As a succession of establishment Republican names, such as Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Bob Corker, Sen. John Thune and Gov. John Kasich, have surfaced as potential VP nominees, and been knocked-down by conservatives, one conservative darkhorse -- Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum keeps popping back up. Click here to vote in our final pre-convention VP poll.

Thune: No Homeland Shutdown Over Exec. Amnesty

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Maybe Thune’s hinting that they’re only going to defund part of DHS in February, not the whole department. That makes sense politically, as “REPUBLICANS SHUT DOWN NAT'L SECURITY” headlines won’t fly for the GOP.

Obama Giving Up America’s Digital Sovereignty

If Republicans and free speech advocates allow the Obama plan to end the U.S. government relationship with ICANN to go forward it will remove American constitutional protections from what is arguably the last free place on Earth.

Standing on Conservative Principle is Silly

Senator Corker claims he opposes Obamacare, but supports spending money to implement it.

Senator Robert Corker is playing by the typical Capitol Hill rules of say one thing, while actually doing another. Grassroots conservatives don't buy the idea that you can be opposed to Obamacare, but in favor of giving Obama the money to implement it.

Cruz Challenging Palin In CHQ Straw Poll

In our opinion voters are rejecting the Republican establishment and its brand of Big Government “me-too-ism” in favor of candidates who are authentic representatives of the grassroots conservative base of the Party. It is that authenticity that keeps Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz at the top of the CHQ straw poll.