2014 elections

This Is What the Establishment GOP Thinks of You

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

“House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file to run for Congress. Repub. leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker’s support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.”

Crowded Field Forming to Succeed Radel

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

With a solidly GOP seat at stake, many of the freshman's former rivals, and the man he succeeded, are at the top of the list to succeed the congressman following his sudden downfall.

Republicans May Rue Reince's Rules

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

Condensing the primaries tramples the grassroots and ups the risk of picking a flash in the pan. 

Sessions: Amnesty Push Could Hurt R's in 2014

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Sen. Jeff Sessions cited a poll that shows immigration as a very low priority for Americans. He said its politically wrong to push such a controversial issue like immigration, which divides the GOP and is bad for Amerian workers, when an overreaching gov't, Obamacare, taxes, and regulations are mor epressing.

Report: TeaParty Expands Influence Even in Dem. Districts

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Despite nat'l polls showing dwindling voter support for the Tea Party, House Repubs. are embracing the movement’s issues tighter than ever, setting up a potential clash with voters in districts that lean Dem., according to a new study of key House votes.

Cochran's TeaParty Challenger Raises $500K in 10 Weeks

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Sen. Thad Cochran's (R-Miss.) Tea Party challenger, Miss. state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) got a big fundraising boost from many conservative groups including the Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Leftists' Hopes of Tea Party Death Are Dashed

Bob Unruh, WND

A leftist group released the report: 'The Status of the Tea Party: Membership, Support and Sympathy by the Numbers.' It says that opposition to the tea party’s goals have “hardened,” but members have responded by a surge of commitment. Core membership has grown by 4%.

Contempt for Congress: Well Deserved

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND

Pat Buchanan lists all the ways legislative branch has abrogated its duties. 

Dem Was For Obamacare Before She Was Against It

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

In an effort to vindicate themselves to a very dissatisfied public, Dems. up for reelection this year are no longer simply distancing themselves from Obamacare; they are actually running against it. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick is one such Dem.

Ed Gillespie, Big Business Lobbyist Announces for US Senate

Google search is an unforgiving mistress, says James V. DeLong and Ed Gillespie's connections with the business establishment, which supports ObamaCare, the immigration cave-in, infrastructure pork, and Common Core, will provide rich themes for attacks from Democrats and questions from limited government constitutional conservatives.

Retirements Hurt Dems’ House Prospects

Alex Isenstadt and John Bresnahan, Politico

Since Dec., four Dem. incumbents (the newest: Jim Moran of VA) have announced they will not be seeking reelection to districts that contain large proportions of Repub. voters. Dems. freely admit that two seats, Jim Matheson's (UT) and Mike McIntyre's (NC), are almost certain to shift Repub.

McConnell Plummets In Polls; Seen as Less Conservative Now

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell has dropped 15% since his boys Brad Dayspring and Josh Holmes at the NRSC have started attacking conservatives. Less than half of the respondents think McConnell is as conservative today as when he was first elected.

Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare

At this critical time in our history, our country needs tough, dedicated fighters for the Constitution who will vigorously oppose the extralegal power grabs of the Obama administration on every front, Lamar Alexander has proven he can’t do that. 

The Talladega Economy

The Republican establishment and the cheap labor wing of Big Business want to continue to suppress wages and job growth for American citizens by granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and opening the borders to more low-skilled immigrants. How does this make sense with the civilian labor force participation rate at its lowest level in 36 years?

GOP Myths About Conservative Candidates

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Karl Rove, the US Chamber, and other special interests have vowed to spend whatever it takes to prevent citizens from nominating the "wrong" candidates. Setting aside the conceit that these interests know better than voters who should represent them, are these concerns even valid?

Has the GOP Become the Party of Christie?

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

If the GOP is to be the party of Bridget Kelly, Brad Dayspring, the NRSC and Chris Christie — a party that is a fraternal order of consensus politicians and their power grasping staff — the GOP will not only not win an election they should win. They will deserve to lose. Again.

More Now Blame Obama, Not Bush, On Economy

Russell Berman, The Hill

Citing a new survey by a GOP pollster, Boehner told Repubs. that the administration had reached a “turning point” after five years in which Obama had successfully blamed Bush for the US’s economic woes. Repubs, he argued, now have the upper hand when it comes to the economy.

Stop The IRS From Discriminating Against Conservatives

New proposed IRS regulations would restrict any criticism of an incumbent federal, state, or local politician within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election and effectively require groups to remove any reference to politicians from their websites during these windows. But the new proposal would exempt the unions that are the biggest financial and volunteer supporters of Democratic Party candidates.

TeaParty Seeking Primary Challenge for Boehner

Right Scoop Staff

The Tea Party Leadership Fund will announce an effort it plans to search for a candidate to primary Speaker John Boehner. The group is funding a $25,000 ad campaign against Boehner and a petition drive at PrimaryBoehner.com. Radio’s Rusty Humphries, a spokesman for the TPLF, is leading the effort.