In making what he called the agonizing choice to endorse former rival Donald Trump after Trump’s scorched earth primary campaign, in which Trump and his supporters attacked Senator Cruz’s wife and father, Ted Cruz has shown he is a greater man than are his most vehement detractors and many of his most admiring supporters.
Republican primary voters tend toward primogeniture and they may make a cause out of a closely fought loss, as Nixon’s supporters did over his 1960 loss to John F. Kennedy and Reagan’s conservative supporters did in 1976 after he was denied the Republican nomination, but it appears that general election voters have a higher standard and they will never forgive or look at a sore loser as worthy of the highest office in the land.
The most important step in the campaign to govern America according to conservative principles is to turnout conservatives in Republican primaries to defeat RINOs and nominate conservatives for every office, especially Congress and state legislator. Which is why Donald Trump's remark that voters should stay home from the West Virginia Republican Primary infuriated Mountain State conservatives and proved he still has a lot to learn about leading an issues-based political party.
Some of the GOP’s biggest-name incumbents and front-runners must beat back nagging challengers from the right who promise to motivate an angry conservative base frustrated with politicians who abandon them once they get into office.
If you shake any random tree these days, a pundit who wants to tell you that the Republican primary is over will fall out of it. Alas, this is even true of many long-time conservative and/or Republican pundits. What these alleged experts in the media are missing is the fundamental way the Republican primary electorate has changed since 1988. Or, heck, since 2008.
Tea Party Patriots leader Jenny Beth Martin made a powerful case against Donald Trump in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference this past Friday, and in it were points we think every conservative and Tea Party movement supporter should consider as they vote in their respective Republican primaries.
With all the media attention focused on the race for President conservatives may forget that there are other offices where elected officials with conservative principles are sorely needed. As CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie pointed out in his book TAKEOVER, running for any office, no matter how far down the ballot, is worthy of your efforts.
"Show Vote" Martha Roby (AL-2) is at it again. In December, she voted YES on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which reauthorized the hated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and does nothing to stop Common Core... and she's bragging about it!
Phyllis Schlafly calls precinct committeeman and women “the most powerful political office in the world,” because they determine who gets the chance to be elected to office at every level of government. Now, here is the dirty little secret establishment Republicans don’t want you to know: as many as half of the Republican precinct committeeman slots, on average, are vacant.
By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The filing deadlines in six states (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Texas, Ohio, North Carolina) have already passed and the deadline for Mississippi is tomorrow, January 8, but that leaves 43 states and the other U.S. jurisdictions where conservatives can and should file for office – any office.
A few principled Republicans on Capitol Hill did vote “NO” on the Omnibus: Ted Cruz said he voted not just "NO, but Hell No," and Rand Paul voted "NO," but Marco Rubio? He once again skipped the vote. Please watch our free "message from the grassroots" video and then forward it to your friends to let the Republican establishment know what you think about their complete surrender to Obama.
In announcing the #WhiteFlagCongress campaign and townhall meeting series, Phyllis Schlafly, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Eagle Forum, said, "At this pivotal moment in U.S. history, when our leaders ought to be standing stronger and fighting harder than ever for us - they've chosen to wave a white flag in the face of government overreach and overspending. The only thing that gets their attention is a primary! Every one of them is guilty until proven innocent! Primary Them!"
The same Republican rivals who relegated Cruz to a second tier in discussions this past summer now see this insurgent firebrand as the candidate who benefited most from Scott Walker’s exit and the one who stands to gain should Trump or Ben Carson decline. Indeed, Cruz is seen by most of his competition as one of the few likely to still be standing in March.
Jason Conger clearly represents the values of the GOP grassroots, unlike his opponent, and most importantly, Conger is willing to rock the boat to advance them – we are proud to endorse Jason Conger in the Oregon Republican Senate Primary.
Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman, ConservativeHQ.com
Bob Marshall, Mark Savitt, Rob Wasinger, Stephen Hollingshead and Howie Lind all presented their vision of what priorities Virginia’s next Representative in Congress for District 10 should pursue. We’d love to know where Barbara Comstock stands on the issues of illegal immigration and the re-election of the current House Republican leadership; unfortunately, she has steadfastly declined opportunities to discuss these important issues on the same stage as her opponents. Watch the entire event here.
Sunday’s VA-10 congressional candidate forum hosted by WMAL’s Chris Plante will be streamed live on ConservativeHQ.com announced CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie. The URL for the live stream is http://bit.ly/1gPG2gc
The vile attack on Curt Clawson explains a lot about why Congress is held in such contempt by the American people; it is because too many contemptible people like Clawson's opponents Lizbeth Benacquisto, Michael Dreikorn and Paige Kreegel have been elected and serve there.
Five Republicans vying for the VA-10 congressional nomination, Stephen Hollingshead, Howie Lind, Bob Marshall, Mark Savitt, Rob Wasinger have all confirmed. Barbara Comstock has yet to commit to participating in the event co-hosted by CHQ and other leading conservative organizations.
A 17-point gap exist between the percentage of Tea Party R's (62%) and non-Tea Party R's (45%) who say they always vote in primary elections.
At CHQ, we call them “boat rockers,” folks willing to go to DC to fight for principle over politics.