2014 elections

Dem Pollster: Hispanics May Stay Home In Nov. Over Delayed Exec Amnesty

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Lib pollster Celinda Lake said that Dems face "a big uphill battle for the Latino turnout, and that's going to affect our candidates" in places like AZ, NM, CO & GA. In fact, she said Senate Democrats were wrong to urge Obama to delay his exec. amnesty until after the elections.

Repubs. Again Jump on Obama and Immigration

Seung Min Kim, Politico

Top House R's are hitting Obama over his impending executive action on immigration again. John Boehner & House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte warned Thurs. that unilateral moves from Obama will “inject serious constitutional questions” into the broader immigration debate.

Rand Paul Barnstorming U.S. for GOP Candidates

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Paul is building up an impressive pile of chits that he will almost certainly cash in when the primary season begins next year.

Conservatives Have A Hard Choice This Nov.

Golfer Mike, Red State

A GOP majority will bring votes to the Senate & force Dems. to take positions they'll have to defend in '16. Those votes will matter. It'll be easier to put Obama in a position where he actually has to veto bills that help Americans, further exposing him for what he is. 

National GOP: We'll Still Back DeMaio

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

National Republicans are standing behind California congressional candidate Carl DeMaio in the wake of allegations from a former staffer that DeMaio sexually harassed, intimidated and threatened to bribe him to keep him quiet.

GOP Sens. Urge Boehner to Block OCare Bailout

Sarah Ferris, The Hill

14 Republican Senators, led by Marco Rubio are calling on John Boehner to block any spending bill that pays for a program they deride as an “ObamaCare taxpayer bailout,” a move that could prompt another shutdown. 

Freedomworks a Player in the 2014 Elections

Karin McQuillan, American Thinker

Matt Kibbe, the head of FreedomWorks, keeps his eye on the goal: “not a junior partnership with the Republican Party, but a hostile takeover of it.”

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.

12+ States To Cancel Healthcare Policies Due to OCare

Jim Angle, Fox News

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are about to lose their health insurance thanks to Obama and John Roberts. And because federal law requires a 60-day notice of any plan changes, voters will be notified no later than 11/1, right before the 11/4 midterms.

GOP's Big Idea: Let's Not Have a Wave Election

Ann Coulter, TownHall

The GOP leadership has got to choose between their voters and their donors. They can't have both -- at least as long as the donors keep big-footing the conservative base on immigration. No amount of money in the world is going to help a candidate who's allowed to sell only crap.

Newt Is Right On GOP's 2016 Nom Problem

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

“There’s a wing of the GOP which would like life to be dominated by the rich. They'd like to take all of the things that make politics exciting and responding to the popular will and they'd like to hide from it. If you can’t nominate somebody who can win debates and come out stronger, they wouldn’t have a chance to beat Hillary.”

McConnell Suddenly in Trouble? Not So Fast.

Jazz Shaw, Hot Air

"This race will still wind up being close, I’m sure. But Ms. Grimes shouldn’t start ordering new drapes for McConnell’s office just yet."

Gay Repub. Distances Himself From Tea Party

Michelle Moons, Breitbart

Attack & defensive ads fill the airwaves in San Diego’s 52nd Cong. District that pits Dem. incumbent Scott Peters against GOP estab.-backed, gay Repub. Carl DeMaio. As both sides fight for the coveted indep. & centrist voting block, DeMaio is further distancing himself from conservatives.

For McConnell, It’s Now Or Never

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

If Repubs. fall short of expectations this fall, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) could face a leadership challenge.

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.

Lee: D's Hiding Big Gov't 'Status Quo' Agenda From America

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Their big government agenda is so unpopular, Democrats are working to keep it hidden from the American people heading into election day, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said.

Conservs. Blast Boehner for Fundraising for Gay GOP Cand.

Tina Nguyen, Mediaite

Several conservative interest groups, including the Family Research Council and National Organization for Marriage, blasted Boehner and the GOP leadership for supporting House hopeful Carl DeMaio, who’s currently tied with sitting Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) in polls. 

Centrist GOPers Could Decide Kan. Race

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Sen. Pat Roberts appears to have largely repaired his relationship with base voters since the primary, leaving disaffected centrist R's in Kansas, especially along the I-70 corridor to the east, as the variable that could tip the race to independent Greg Orman.

The Logical Consequence of Mistreating Your Base

Erick Erickson, Red State

The GOP will ultimately win the Senate. But it is going to be far harder than it ever had to be. When you call your base “bigots” and “racists” and then beg them for money and votes, you should not be surprised when they are not sure if they should come back.