2014 elections

Obamacare:Buy Now, Pay After '14 Elections

Tea Party Patriots

Understanding the mindset of those in Washington is more about maintaining political power rather than attending to the welfare of the people.

McConnell Nearly as Unpopular as Obama

Keith Brekhus, PoliticsUSA.com

A recent survey finds that Mitch McConnell is despised by KY voters, with 31% approving of his job performance and 61% disapproving. He's become almost as unpopular as Obama in the deep red state.

Retirements Shake Up Control for House

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

Longtime Reps. Jim Matheson (D-UT), Tom Latham (R-IA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) announced they wouldn't run for reelection, shaking up the race for the House. Matheson’s retirement hands R's a near-certain pickup in a heavily R. district, but Dems believe they can pick up both Wolf’s and Latham’s seats to win back the House.

Today Conservatives Can Remake Congress And Restore America

Congressional retirements are picking up. It does the cause of limited constitutional government no good to nominate and elect another establishment Republican. Here’s the list of open seats to-date. Conservatives must start making the calls and setting the meetings to recruit limited government constitutional conservative candidates to run in every Republican primary.

Clinton/Warner '16 Ticket: GOP's Big Fear?

Myra Adams, PJ Media

Hillary may pick 'moderate' pro-business Dem. Sen. Mark Warner (VA) for VP if he wins his '14 re-election. Being fairly unknown with little baggage allows the D's to brand him as the balance to HC's scary far-left ways.

GOP Incumbents Warn Donors of TeaParty 'Dangers'

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

Establishment Repubs. are warning important donors that they could lose support in Congress on defense contracts and other issues if they don't step up to help beat back tea party primary challenges to incumbent senators.

The GOP’s Paul Ryan Problem

Liberals and the Democratic Party exist solely to divide-up the spoils extorted from producers by the welfare state and cutting federal spending undermines their very reason for being. The Ryan spending deal passed by the House last night shows that establishment Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, embrace those same impulses.

Republican List of Shame On Ryan Spending Deal

As we said yesterday, conservatives will look at the Roll Call on the spending deal and start recruiting candidates to file challenges to every Republican House member who supported it. Here's the list, and with the exception of Texas, filing is still open, so start talking to potential challengers today.

Spending Vote a Litmus Test for Conservatives

The vote on the Ryan -- Murray spending deal will show which Republicans are willing to participate in the culture of lies that enables the disastrous state of American governance.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! West Virginia Congressional District 2 Alex Mooney

One of our prime opportunities to add a principled limited government constitutional conservative to the ranks of conservatives in Congress is the open seat in West Virginia’s Congressional District 2 where conservative Alex Mooney is leading a crowded field of contenders in the Republican Primary.

TeaParty's Stockman Challenges GOP-E's Cornyn

Katie Glueck, Politico

Firebrand TX Repub. Rep. Steve Stockman mounted a surprise primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), setting the stage for the latest potentially explosive battle between a tea party darling and an incumbent firmly backed by the GOP establishment.

GOP About to Fumble on the Budget?

G. Tracy Mehan III, American Spectator

Better keep automatic sequester in place.

GOP Establishment Taking Spending Off the Table for 2014 Elections

Capitol Hill Republican establishment leaders are making a major blunder if they think Tea Party and grassroots conservative activists don’t understand the difference between a deal to get them past the next election and a solution to the spending crisis.

NRSC Clown's Incompetency Hurts R's

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell, Rove, and the NRSC might deliver the Senate to Harry Reid and the Dems in '14. The NRSC’s incompetent and problematic NRSC Director of Communications, Brad Dayspring, has been busy, again.

Can Repub. Women Save GOP & U.S.?

Danielle Thomsen, Washington Post

The Liberal WaPo seems to think that since compromise is the linchpin of an effective government in our two-party system, perhaps the real answer to improving our democracy is electing more Repub. women to Congress. We say: why focus solely on the gender of a candidate? Conservative values are key.

Scott Brown Eyeing NH Sen. Race?

Rebecca Berg, Washington Examiner

Scott Brown, who lost a re-election bid in Mass. in '12, has recently become markedly more receptive to challenging Dem. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, of NH, and sources say the odds of him running have risen to 50-50.

OCare Backlash Coming for Dems

John Nolte, Breitbart

Recent polling shows that an election wave of anti-ObamaCare sentiment is growing, and it's not only likely to hand the GOP control of the Senate, but might wipe out as many as 12 Dem. seats--many of which looked safe 2 months ago.

TeaParty Will Keep Fighting

Sandy Fitzgerald, Newsmax

Heritage Action’s Dan Holler said his group will keep fighting the establishment R's. “The Republican Party loves them [conservative groups] when they go and knock on doors and make phone calls, but after the election, they...say, ‘We’ll call you in two years when we need manpower on the ground.’ Folks are tired of that."

Will's Dire Concern for Obamacare in 2014

Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

“100 million people get their insurance from Medicare and Medicaid, 171 million get it from their employers,” George Will said. “Watch the employers... if they start dumping people into Medicare and into Medicaid, and the doctors will likely say they can no longer see Medicaid patients, then all hell is going to break loose.”

More Dem Senate Seats Up in 2014

Elliot Smilowitz, Washington Examiner

Nine Dem. Senate seats are up for grabs in 2014 (MI, IA, NC, AK, MT, WV, SD, LA, AR), compared to only two Repub. seats (GA, KY).
Infographic: Key races in 2014 Senate elections

Key Races in 2014 Senate Elections