US Senate

TED CRUZ: GOP WILL WIN THE SENATE

Charlie Spiering, Breitbart

Sen. Ted Cruz believes if the midterms elections were held today, Republicans would win control of the Senate. “I think we’re going to win control of the Senate and we’re going to retire Harry Reid as Majority Leader,” Cruz said.

Pryor Dismisses Cotton's Military Service As 'Entitlement'

Strident Conservative, Red State

"In the Senate we have all types of different people that have come from all types of different backgrounds—and I think that’s part of that sense of entitlement that he [Cotton] gives off is that, I served my country, let me into the Senate. But that’s not how it works in Arkansas, " Pryor said.

‘Fire Harry Reid’ becomes GOP rallying cry heading into 2014 elections

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

Republicans are casting the midterm elections as a golden opportunity to fire Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has served as lead blocker for Obama’s liberal agenda on Capitol Hill and chief opponent of GOP legislation.

A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal

J. Christian Adams, PJ Media

Democrats and leftists at the Justice Dept, the Senate, and the IRS discussed jailing political opponents. Just wait until the American people learn more about the modern American version of history’s speech regulators.

Graham Opponent Connor Gets Tea Party Nod

The Times & Democrat Staff

Joe Dugan, the founder and executive producer of the S.C. Tea Party Coalition Convention, has endorsed Bill Connor for Senate against Lindsey Graham. Dugan said, “I believe Connor will never sacrifice principle over politics because those principles are embedded in his character and integrity.”

Gohmert: Holder Will Comply if Repubs. Win Back Senate

The Right Scoop Staff

Louie Gohmert says the Senate is protecting Holder from complying with Congress, otherwise they would just start defunding areas of the DOJ that wouldn’t give over the documents. He goes on to say if Republicans win back the Senate, they'll likely be able to get Holder to begin complying with document requests.

SCOTUS Ruling Could Cost Dems the Senate

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.

GOP Sees a Path for Senate Through Iowa

Ben Kesling and Beth Reinhard, Wall Street Journal

Iowa Repubs. are energized for this year's Senate race after missteps by the Dem. candidate, making national Dems' task of holding their Senate majority a bit harder.

Could a GOP OCare Replacement Help Flip the Senate?

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

The Republican Party's rising Senate prospects are forcing House Republicans to craft a health care agenda that could function as a feasible legislative blueprint for overhauling Obamacare in January 2015.

Changing the Rules, Changing America: The Senate and Judicial Supremacy

Over the past 60 years, liberals have stealthily and intermittently begun confirming radical activists to the courts, consistently using Senate procedure to shut conservatives out of the federal nomination process while creating the illusion that they are filibustering. The result: liberal judges who legislate from the bench. Call your Senator now and urge him to oppose Obama's 9th Circuit Court nomination, Michelle Friedland.

UT Election Law Aims to Limit Conserv. Grassroots, TeaParty

Mark Z. Barabak, LA Times

Utah's estab. GOP leaders angered with Mike Lee's ousting of their candidate in '10 are promoting a compromise measure that'll return more nominating power to the big donors and the GOP-E. The overhaul is part of a larger move by the Repub. establishment to reassert itself, from Capitol Hill.

T.W. Shannon for U.S. Senate

Erick Erickson, Red State

T.W. Shannon, the Okla. Speaker of the House, is going to become a rockstar within not just the GOP, but the conservative movement. I believe he will also be more consistently conservative in his votes than his opponent.

2014 Election Forecasting: What Are GOP's Chances?

Greg Corombos, WND

An unpopular president and a changing Senate map show Democrats on the defense. But Repubs. have a lot of work to do. One of the important things that Repubs. must focus on is primaries in a number of states. 

Sarah Palin Endorses Sasse for Senate in Neb. Race

Matthew Burke, Tea Party News Network

Ben Sasse, whose viral campaign video sent shockwaves through Washington, received one of the most coveted endorsements for conservative candidates; that is the endorsement of Sarah Palin. 

McConnell is For Amnesty, and Always Has Been

Jen Kuznicki, JenKuznicki.com

Check out this exhaustive timeline of Mitch McConnell's pro-amnesty moves, culminating in his July comments to reporters that the Senate had a good year, noting among other things, passage of the immigration bill.

McConnell Puts Himself Before the Party, Country

Dan Riehl, RiehlWorld.com

Mitch McConnell needs to go, even at the cost of seeing a Dem. elected in KY. We should no longer support Republicans intent on betraying the limited government, common sense politics for which they ran on. At least Dems. are honest about what they are, as opposed to Republicans like Mitch McConnell.

Who's the Least Popular Senator?

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

A new Public Policy Polling survey suggests that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is the “least popular senator in the country.” The results shouldn’t be that shocking as McCain has a low approval rating among both Repubs. and Dems.

DOJ Nom Who Backed Biz Being Forced to Hire Felons Nixed by Sen.

Wesley Lowery and Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post; Michaele Barone, Wash. Examiner

Several Dems. joined with Repubs. in rejecting Debo Adegbile, who filed an appeal for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a convicted cop killer.

Thought the Senate Map Was Set?

Jessica Taylor, The Hill

The past week brought a significant '14 shake-up in Senate math, as Repubs. and Dems. each landed top recruits in Colorado and Mississippi, putting races in play that had long been an afterthought.