Mike Rounds

In Export-Import Bank fight Mike Rounds chooses banks over conservatism

Timothy P. Carney, Washington Examiner

Republican Mike Rounds was elected to the Senate by the people of South Dakota, but you could be forgiven for believing this week that he represents the banks. Rounds on Tuesday made it public that he would oppose the nomination of Scott Garrett, Donald Trump’s pick to run the Export-Import Bank. Lobbyists on K Street have opposed Garrett furiously because Garrett, a former congressman, is a conservative. Democrats unanimously oppose Garrett for the same reason.

No Obamacare Repeal – No August Recess For Congress

The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044, we urge CHQ readers to call their Representative and Senators; tell them to skip the August Recess to repeal and replace Obamacare, pass the Trump budget and put a pro-growth tax reform package on President Trump’s desk.

SD Senate Race Surprises GOP

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

"South Dakota is becoming a bigger headache," a Repub. said. "I don't think it is in the slam dunk category anymore." The SD Senate race is suddenly tighter than expected, but nat'l Repubs. say they aren't ready to panic.

About.com Reviews 2014 GOP Senate Candidates

Dustin Hawkins, About.com

Hawkins reviews the 2014 crop of Republican Senate nominees and takes a look at which candidates give conservatives some incentive to help vote in a Republican majority.