2014 elections

Repubs. Set Sights on Bigger House Gains

Alex Isenstadt, Politico

House R's have been destined for modest gains in the midterms despite a favorable political environment. Now the GOP is raising its ambitions, jumping into Dem. strongholds. The goal: Achieve their biggest House majority since Truman’s presidency.

D's Make Risky Bet Against McConnell

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Democrats in DC are taking a risky bet by quadrupling their investment in Alison Lundergan Grimes, a young and largely unproven challenger, who is running against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.).

An Empty GOP Campaign vs. A Winning Conservative Campaign: Thom Tillis in North Carolina and Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell is running a tough, professional campaign and winning by stressing conservative issues. North Carolina Republican Thom Tillis is running a "prevent defense" campaign and is running behind in a race he should be winning.

Voters Divided Over Role of Government

Rick Moran, American Thinker

After 6 years of Obama, limited government as a philosophy is holding its own.

Best-Laid Plans of Moderates and Mavens

Sally Zelikovsky, American Thinker

What knocked the wind out of the sails of so many conservatives is the insistence on Republicanism-lite from the establishment and the concomitant antipathy towards social conservatives. Conservatives feel burned by the GOP-E and are withholding their donations.

ISIS Vote to Interrupt Campaign Season?

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Repubs. would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tues.

Cruz, Perry, Huckabee, Jindal Mobilize Christians

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee are heard urging "God's people" to take up their "call" to vote, in the 30-second radio spots for a Get Out the Vote effort by the American Renewal Project.

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.

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R's Seek Big Gains With Immigration In Blue States

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

New England Repubs. are poised to win elections in bright blue states and give the Dems a run for their money in areas they've dominated for years.

‘Turn Texas Blue’ Group Covering Up Illegal Voter Reg.?

Kristin Tate, Breitbart

Battleground Texas (BGTX) may have failed to take any action regarding the “admission” of an undercover volunteer with BGTX that she had broken multiple election laws, according to a new video investigation by journalist James O'Keefe. 

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."

Levin, Cal Thomas Call for 2nd 'Reagan Revolution'

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Two of the nation’s most popular conservative commentators, challenging the GOP to stop playing defense and moving to the middle, have called for a second Reagan Revolution.

Clearest Sign Yet the GOP Will Take the Senate

Erick Erickson, Red State

The only reason Eric Holder would do this now, before the mid-term elections, is if he was pretty sure he’d have to deal with a Repub. Senate next year. Eric Holder resigning is another sign the Dems. are worried.

Viguerie to NewsMax: Republicans Are Clueless; Here's How We Win

Watch this video to hear outspoken conservative commentator, ConservativeHQ.com chairman, and author of “Takeover” Richard Viguerie blast the national GOP leadership for not nationalizing the '14 midterm elections and being too soft in their rhetoric about Obama and the Dems. Viguerie outlines what conservatives can do to lead.

Tea Party Sets Sights On McCain

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Sen. John McCain, 78, is starting to make moves that he’s interested in a sixth term. But the Tea Party is mobilizing against him. Rep. David Schweikert, backed by the tea party crowd, said he’s mulling a run against McCain.

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.

From Barry Goldwater To The Tea Party

Steven Hayward, The Federalist

Some liberals have grown nostalgic for Barry Goldwater, claiming he’d repudiate the Tea Party. Quite the contrary.

Brown: Obama, Shaheen ‘Devoid’ of Foreign Policy Ideas

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

NH Senate candidate Scott Brown is scheduled to deliver an address Weds. in which he plans to call for the U.S. to reclaim its leadership role in int'l affairs and will accuse Obama and his allies of pursuing a foreign policy that is “devoid of ideas.”