Talking 2016 on the NR Post-Election Cruise…
From the first post-cruise edition of the Morning Jolt…
What (Some of) You Missed on the National Review Post-Election Cruise
Beats a polar vortex, doesn’t it?
A bit of 2016 talk from our recently-concluded cruise…
Allen West pointed out you …
Wealthy Republican Aims to Win in Allen West’s Old District
Few congressional defeats stung conservatives as much as Representative Pat Murphy’s defeat of Allen West — NR Cruiser — in Florida.
Besides the popularity of West among conservatives, the district was hardly tough territory for Republicans. Florida’s 18th …
Polls: Allen West Still Ahead, but Can He Hang On?
You don’t see public polls in House races very often; pollsters have a tougher time ensuring that the people they call are in the right district, because the area-code lines rarely precisely align with the district lines.
But this …
No 2012 Senate Bid for Allen West
The Florida GOP Senate primary is already crowded. But despite some murmurs, Rep. Allen West will not be joining them, nor does he seem interested in a spot on the 2012 GOP ticket. He writes today, “I’m humbled by all …
Allen West has another Democratic challenger, departing West Palm Beach mayor Lois Frankel.
The Palm Beach Post examines her campaign’s strange sartorial obsession:
Frankel didn’t offer opinions on the stimulus bill, specific ways to address the national …
Slew of Defeated House Democrats Not Interested in 2012 Comeback Bids
Sometimes, after a politician is defeated, they don’t come back — or at least not the next cycle:
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel said last month that he had contacted former Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-S.D.) …
Allen West: There’s No ‘Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln or Reagan in Egypt.’
Via Twitter, Rep. Allen West of Florida joins the ranks of Republicans critical of Obama’s response to Egypt: “Obama shouldn’t demand the departure of Mubarak without knowing who fills void. No Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, or Reagan in Egypt.”
Thirteen minutes ago, the office of newly sworn-in Rep. Allen West (R., Fla.) sent out this photo, in an e-mail labeled “We did it!”
Come on, Congressman. It’s your day to be sworn in to an office you campaigned …
A Man on a Mission, To Get an Admission
I think if Allen West tells you to admit something, you had better admit it.
A lot of the last-minute negative attacks are the Democrats begging the electorate, “please, please, please, let’s talk about anything except our record over …
Allen West Unveils His First General-Election TV Ad
If Allen West wins his House race in Florida, he is going to be a superstar.
Heck, some would argue he’s a superstar now. His opponent, incumbent Democrat Ron Klein, has a lot of money. But West has been …
Allen West Talks to NRO about Defense Cuts in a Dangerous World
Former Representative Allen West joins NRO at CPAC to talk about the outlook for Governor Rick Scott’s reelection bid in Florida, the impact of the Obama administration’s defense cuts on national security, and how conservatives can speak to the entire …
Needed: Conservative Leaders in for the Long Haul
Sarah Palin chose to resign as governor of Alaska in 2009, and then declined to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.
After the 2012 election, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina stepped down as senator to head up the Heritage Foundation.
In Florida, Allen …
Allen West: The Firebrand from a Swing District
During the debt ceiling debate, I was surprised to see Rep. Allen West of Florida loudly backing the Boehner plan, and wondered if his position reflecting his swing (in fact, slightly Democrat-leaning) district. Over on the home page, I take …
Because You Want to Read This Headline:
At this point, I wouldn’t put too much stock in any poll for a November 2012 matchup, least of all House races. But a poll about a new member of Congress might be useful to get a sense of what …
Allen West Way Ahead
Allen West’s Opponent: Let’s Unite Florida Against Extremists Like Him
Florida congressman Allen West has his first declared opponent, a Democrat with a familiar name, Patrick Murphy. A Democrat with the same name represented Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district until this year.
Murphy’s first web video features him declaring, “…
Allen West, Introduced By… Mark Foley?
Former Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, a pariah with many in the GOP after he abruptly resigned in a 2006 Internet sex scandal, is slowly regaining acceptance with some local Republicans.
Foley spoke to a Palm Beach County …
Allen West: No Interest in Being on 2012 GOP Ticket
Rep. Allen West’s, R-Fla., disinterest in the 2012 GOP ticket is positively refreshing:
In an interview Saturday evening on ‘Conservative Republican Forum’, with hosts Steven Rosenblum and Daria DiGiovanni, Republican Congressman Allen West (FL-22) was asked if he …
Good News for GOP in Florida and Oregon, Okay News in Michigan
A few House polls out this morning, all okay to good news for the GOP. In most of these, I think the more relevant number is the level of support for the incumbent.
Republican Allen West narrowly leads …
Florida Democrats Deserve One-Digit Salute for Revealing West’s Nine Digits
Florida’s Democratic party just sent Allen West’s Social Security number to thousands of Floridians in the mail.
It’s terrible. Having said that, I pity the fool who tries to steal Allen West’s identity.
If the NRCC Didn’t Buy Ad Time in Your District, There’s Probably a Reason
Over at the Club for Growth, David Keating notices the NRCC “Young Guns” who aren’t getting any TV ads from the committee, at least not in the first wave.
At first glance, most of these candidates look like they’…