2014 elections

Scott Walker Moves to Smooth Christie Flap

Alexander Burns, Politico

Wis. Gov. Scott Walker moved abruptly to calm a simmering controversy over the nat'l GOP’s involvement in his reelection campaign, backtracking on a series of chilly statements about the support he’s received from the Repub. Governors Assoc. and its chairman, NJ Gov. Chris Christie.

Judicial Watch to Monitor NH Polls on Election Day

Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch announced that it'll send a team of lawyers and volunteer observers to New Hampshire to monitor the elections. The Election Integrity Protection pilot program aims to deter election fraud and ensure that NH’s local election officials are following state and federal laws.

GOP Targets More House Seats

Kristina Peterson and Alejandro Lazo, Wall Street Journal

Republicans and their allies are investing in additional House races that they now see as in play, a sign that the political climate is tilting toward the GOP ahead of next week’s elections.

McCarthy Vows Change on Hill to Save GOP

Jake Sherman, Politico

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy bluntly warned that R's will blow the presidency in '16 if they don’t make some radical changes, and quick. McCarthy said that tR's gains in the House will amount to little if they can’t govern over the next 2 years. 

Driver's Licenses for Illegals an Issue in 3 States

Jon Feere, The Hill

Granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants has raised national security concerns. In CO, OR, and CA, the granting of driver's licenses to illegal aliens has generated controversy and raised national security concerns that have gone largely unreported.

Who Are The Most (and Least) Conservative Senators?

Michael W, Red State

Heritage Action for America provides a scorecard that helps us conservatives assess which Congresspersons in Washington are standing for our principles and values and to what extent.

Tea Party Republicans Highly Motivated to Vote in Midterms

Frank Newport, Gallup.com

73% of Tea Party Repubs. are very motivated to vote, much more than non-Tea Party Repubs. or other Americans. About one in four Americans continue to say they support the Tea Party. Tea Party Repubs. are most focused on deficit, Iraq and Syria.

Millennial Voters a New Worry for Dems

Amie Parnes, The Hill

The generation of 18- to 34-year-olds feels a sense of disappointment in the Democrat Party it helped boost in previous elections.

5 Most Conservative States

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

The Hill ranked all 50 states on a red to blue scale. Alabama, Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, & Mississippi topped the list of reddest states.

Shaheen Blocks Conserv. Reporter, Opposes Press Freedom

Rick Manning, Net Right Daily

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's campaign barred BreitbartNews reporter Matt Boyle from attending one of their open to the media events. Shaheen showed that she's been one of Obama’s biggest Senate supporters and that she approves of his running roughshod over the inconvenient freedom of the press.

At Stake in this Election: Obama's "Aggressive Action" on Illegal Amnesty

Obama's planned, and patently illegal, "executive amnesty" will devastate America's working families, but Labor Secretary Thomas Perez that's OK because amnesty will ensure "shared prosperity."

Encouraging Signs for GOP in Early Voting

Rick Moran, American Thinker

After this election, Dems may rethink their strategy about early voting. We find that early voting totals in Nevada, Iowa, Louisiana, Colorado, and Florida all favor the GOP.

A GOP Opportunity in Virginia?

Jeffrey H. Anderson, Weekly Standard

Given how saturated the airwaves are in most other winnable races, Repubs. who are looking for a place where they can get the most bang for their buck in the closing days of the '14 campaign might want to cast their eyes toward Virginia.

Angst Grows Over O’s Immigration Plans

Justin Sink, The Hill

Angst over Obama's post-election plans on immigration is growing amid revelations that the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) has issued a procurement request for as many as 34 million work permits and green cards.

Obama Program Puts Noncitizens on Voter Rolls

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

N. Carolina’s election board found 154 ineligible voters on its poll lists, and officials are examining thousands more questionable registrations. The illegals landed on the state’s voter rolls, courtesy of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

More Than Ethnicity Drives Hispanic Voters

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Over the years, it has been apparent that Hispanics are not a single unified voting bloc across the country. Rather, Hispanics tend to vote quite differently, depending somewhat on where they are from and probably more on where they have chosen to make their way.

The GOP Establishment’s Utter Collapse of Leadership

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

Even as liberalism is responsible for one policy collapse after another, from Ebola to ISIS to the IRS and more, the GOP hierarchy is proving itself utterly unwilling, incapable, or both, of leading the charge to a conservative victory.

Will NRSC Ever Help Conservatives? Now’s the Chance

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

The National Republican Senatorial Committee just received an unexpected shot of cash from the RNC. Using some of it to help promising conservatives (such as Jeff Bell in New Jersey) would help start to ease the longstanding rift between the Right and the NRSC.

Rove Burning Money on Worthless Ads in Key States

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

In state after state, Rove-aligned groups and others perhaps taking their lead from them are spending large volumes of ad dollars that may please big corporate donors, but will most likely not resonate with voters.

Much More Than Just a Local Election

Thomas Sowell, National Review Online

What is the overriding national issue that makes this year’s congressional elections so crucial? That issue is whether, despite all the lawless edicts of President Obama, threatening one-man rule, we can still salvage enough of the Constitution to remain a free, democratic nation.