GOP primaries

Trump Joins CHQ Refuses To Back Ryan And McCain

In a blow to the reelection bids of establishment Republicans Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain Republican nominee for President Donald Trump has pointedly refused to endorse either of them.

Don’t Call The Game Before The Clock Runs Out

What Trump is demanding is that the referees call the game in the middle of the fourth quarter; we disagree and think the teams should play until the delegates vote and the clock runs out at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

The path to stopping Trump becomes clear after Wisconsin

Editors, Washington Examiner

Tuesday night's election — in which Trump was crushed in Wisconsin by a high double-digit margin — offered Republicans a temporary reprieve. But GOP voters must choose a new path forward that does not lead straight off a cliff.

It’s the Primaries, Stupid: The Most Important Office On The Ballot

Think of the tens of thousands of conservatives who have been turning out for rallies and events for the outsider candidates for President. If there are 186,000 precincts in America, and we elected 100,000 principled conservative Republican precinct committeemen across the country, conservatives could take control of a majority of the GOP state committees. And if we did that, we could then elect a majority (85+) of principled conservatives to the 162-member Republican National Committee, giving conservatives control of the RNC for the first time in the modern era.

Conservatives Push to Primary House Speaker Paul Ryan

Alex Swoyer, Breitbart

Tea Party activists are planning to primary House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan following passage of his $1.1 trillion omnibus, according to recent reports. Multiple news outlets are reporting that anger over the spending bill has spurred conservatives to mount a primary challenger against the Wisconsin Republican.

Why Tennessee will matter in 2016

Katie Glueck, Politico

The extensive airtime candidates receive here, coupled with a primary calendar change, a solid donor pool and the ideological diversity of the GOP in Tennessee explain why both deeply conservative candidates like Cruz, and politicians like Rubio who appeal to more mainstream Republicans, see a path, and are investing significant time and effort into a state that in previously cycles was largely ignored.

Cruz and Rubio on Collision Course

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are prepping for battle, as their campaigns embrace the possibility of the Republican nomination turning on a duel between two Cuban American senators who represent the next generation of the party.

Business Groups go big in primaries to defeat conservatives

Mike Flynn, Breitbart

Business groups backed by mega corporations are finalizing plans to neuter conservative lawmakers in 2016. The U.S. Chamber will take the lead, planning to spend $100 million in 2016, a large portion of which will be devoted to defeat conservatives in Republican primaries.

Media Hoping for Estab.–Tea Party Civil War

Jim Geraghty, National Review Online

It's no surprise when most GOP incumbents survive their primaries; incumbency provides big advantages. Any cycle where R's elect Ben Sasse, Joni Ernst, & Cory Gardner to the Senate, & manage to knock off the House maj. leader, is a great year for the Tea Party agenda.

Rand Paul is Go-To Guy for R’s in 2014

Beth Reinhard and Patrick O'Connor, Wall Street Journal

Midterm elections serve as prolonged auditions for potential presidential candidates and Mr. Paul’s efforts have vaulted him from tea-party star to serious contender. Over the past two years, he has visited about 30 states to help candidates or his party, collecting a pile of chits along the way.

Top Ten Reasons for Mitt to Run...AWAY!

C. Edmund Wright, American Thinker

We hate to even think about the 2016 election with the 2014 mid-terms still weeks away, but this nightmarish Groundhog Day idea of Romney 2016 just will not go away.

Rove’s Crossroads Unlikely to Play in 2016 Primaries

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Karl Rove’s Crossroads group spent $450 million on the 2012 election cycle – with no wins. After recalibrating to attack conservatives in 2014 primaries, donations dried up soon after. Now, the group announced it will likely stay out of the 2016 presidential primaries.

Christie's Pick in NH GOP Primary Is Pro-Choice

Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics

Christie campaigns in support of Walt Havenstein, a self-described “pro-choice Republican." Havenstein is running in a contested gubernatorial primary against a pro-life candidate, Andrew Hemingway, a GOP activist and strategist who ran Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign in the state. 

Endorsement: Ray Moore for South Carolina Lieutenant Governor

In a field crowded with Chamber of Commerce-type Republicans, Ray Moore stands out as THE limited government constitutional conservative in the race for Lt. Gov. of South Carolina.

Restore the 4th Amendment: It’s the Primaries, Stupid!

John Engle, Heartland Institute Blog

The only way to challenge the system would be to mount primary challenges. The GOP is being convulsed by such a process now, but the Dems. remain largely unperturbed. Citizens who value their rights cannot permit the political actors who represent them to ossify policies directly antithetical to their express will. 

Cochran's Latest Excuse for Not Debating McDaniel

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

“This isn't a debating society” is the latest excuse Cochran gave. He’s twice said he doesn’t know much about the Tea Party, has said he’s okay with at least some national debt, and praised earmarks hinting he’d support the return of the big spending big government appropriation tool.

Why Ratcliffe's Primary Win Over Hall Is So Important

Jim Mitchell, Dallas Morning News

Unless someone beat Ralph Hall in the primary, he wasn’t going to lose in the general. John Ratcliffe beat him with the “new generation of conservative in DC” pitch.

Tuesday Is a Test for GOP Estab.-TEAParty Battle

Dana Garrett, CNN

Voters in N. Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio on Tues. kick off 5 straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment R's have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

A Day After Tea Party Victory in FL, Lib. Media Claims ‘Establishment’ Victory

Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network

A day after the Tea Party candidate, Curt Clawson, won the FL19 GOP primary, the liberal media has worked to downplay the significance of the Tea Party in heating up around the U.S. in anticipation of the '14 midterms. They claim the GOP has 'successfully' squashed the Tea Party.

Tea Partier Who Shot Down Drone Takes on Navy SEAL in Mont.

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

Sen. Matt Rosendale shot down a drone in an ad and says "The federal gov't is too big and too powerful. More taxes and regulations put Montana families out of work. Spying on our citizens?