Senate

Cruz-Paul Competition Could Reshape GOP

Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times

Though nearly equal in their fanfare, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are romancing Republican and independent voters in radically different ways. The outcome of their fierce competition could influence the direction of their party.

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.

Cruz to Propose New Marriage Amend.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Ted Cruz will soon propose a Constitutional amendment that would prevent the fed. gov't or courts from nullifying state marriage laws. Cruz said it's needed after the SCOTUS chose not to hear cases regarding 5 states that aimed to appeal lower court rulings that invalidated their gay marriage bans.

Conservatives: Here’s How You Can Lead To Nationalize The Election In Arkansas

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has urged to conservatives to take the lead in nationalizing the 2014 election. Here's one practical step you can take TODAY to join that effort. Read this article, and then contact Arkansas Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton through our “contact the Republican candidates” page and tell Tom Cotton you want to hear him draw a sharp contrast with his opponent and come out strongly against the Obama policies that have allowed Ebola, whooping cough and Enterovirus 68 into America.

Rove Omits Immigration From GOP Senate Victory Plan

Tony Lee, Breitbart

GOP estab. strategist and talking head Karl Rove conspicuously omitted illegal immigration in his advice to GOP Senate candidates on how to close the sale to voters in this year's midterm elections. 

Are Big 3 Senate Races Slipping From Dems?

James Hohmann, Politico

A month out from the election, Republicans are seeing subtle but perceptible signs that contests in Alaska, Arkansas and Louisiana — all three pivotal in the battle for the Senate — are finally breaking their way.

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."

Conservatives: Rate The Senate Races Here

We’ve created a simple tool for you to rate the Senate campaigns – all 36 of them. Click the link for the race in your state, or the ones you are following and use the rating system to tell us where, in your opinion, the race stands.

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. 

Viguerie: Priebus Speech A Victory For Conservatives

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Republican Senate candidates who are lagging a month out from the election, such as Thom Tillis in North Carolina and Pat Roberts in Kansas, should take Chairman Priebus' speech as their cue to start campaigning as conservatives and then deliver on that campaign when they get to Washington.

5 Weeks & No GOP Coherence

Erick Erickson, Red State

More races the GOP must win to take the Sen. are slipping away. We are 5 weeks from the election and the GOP's message? Crickets. They haven't campaigned on securing the border because they don't want to. 

Conservatives: Demand That GOP Senate Candidates Campaign On National Security

Republican Senate candidates following the national GOP’s “prevent defense” strategy have been strangely silent on the winning issue of "security." Here's how you can help push the GOP into campaigning on this winning issue and advance important conservative policy goals in the process.

Conservatives Are the Driving Force to Save America

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The leadership that Americans need and are looking for doesn’t come from Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus, or any of the Republican establishment. The leadership comes from each of us in the conservative movement, our organizations, our members. We are the driving force to Save America.

Sessions: Reject Any A.G. Pick That Backs Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the replacement for the outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder should publicly “firmly reject” Obama’s planned executive amnesty, or every U.S. Senator should vote against him or her.

Jeb Bush Suggests R's Should Pass Amnesty to Win Senate

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Even though R's may take back the Senate by running against amnesty, Jeb Bush pushed amnesty while stumping for NC GOP Sen. candidate Thom Tillis. Bush reportedly said that comprehensive immigration reform "will restore and sustain economic growth for this country."

20 Years Ago: Republicans Learned How to Win

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

The kind of micro campaigning the GOP is using is how Republicans lose. Harry Reid impacts all of us more than our own Senators do. Ditto for Obama. Election consequences are national. Shouldn’t election strategy be the same? It’s not too late to do this, but memo to the GOP: the clock is running.

Open Borders, Amnesty and the Burger Flipping Economy

New studies show that in just three states some 1.7 million native-born American workers have been displaced by immigrants – both legal and illegal. And the numbers have yet to come in for the other 47 states.

Where are Other GOP Senate Candidates on Immigration and National Security?

Scott Brown is hammering his Democratic opponent on immigration and national security, and surging, while other Republican Senate candidates are running on their resumes, avoiding immigration and national security, and lagging.

Don't Blame Tea Party If R's Don't Take Senate

Judson Phillips, Washington Times

The GOP Estab. got what it wanted & bested the conservative wing. Now they're shocked that conservatives aren't motivated to vote. R's should take the Senate easily. If it doesn’t happen this year, who will the GOP-E blame?

Rove Blasts Tea Party, Then Begs For Money

Tony Lee, Breitbart

After declaring war on the Tea Party & showing nothing but contempt for grassroots conservatives that powered Repubs. to record gains in '10, Karl Rove whined that the GOP may not take back the Senate in '14 because of the lack of enthusiasm for his estab.-approved candidates.