The Post-Akin GOP Outlook for the Senate . . . Doesn’t Look That Bad!
Argh. What are the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and grassroots Republicans and conservatives, supposed to do, now that Todd Akin has exponentially complicated the effort to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and win the three (or four, if Romney …
Club for Growth Takes Aim at Tommy Thompson
Chalk up the Club for Growth as not a fan of Tommy Thompson, an expected Republican candidate for Senate in Wisconsin:
The Club for Growth today issued the following statement on Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate Race in 2012:
“Tommy Thompson …
Tommy Thompson, Ready to Run for Senate in Wisconsin
A few days ago, on one of our Three Martini Lunch podcasts, Greg Corombos observed how reassuring it was that the Republican bench of potential Senate candidates in Wisconsin finally included some fresh faces beyond former Gov. Tommy Thompson, who …
Disappointing Turnout For Would-Be Tea Party Infiltrators
I just make a quick run to the Tea Party held in Woodbridge, Virginia. About 200-250 people on a gorgeous day during the time that I was there. No infiltrators that I could determine. Just a lot of Gadsden flags, …
A Couple of Candidates Taking the Express Train
The Tea Party Express, one of the higher-profile Tea Party organizations, announced some candidate endorsements this morning.
Most of them were the ones you would expect: Chuck DeVore, Michelle Bachmann, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul. They endorsed Mike Pence …
On Tax Day, the National Republican Congressional Committee urges Wisconsin voters to tell Democrat David Obey and other big spenders that “it’s not their money, it’s our money.”
Here’s The Poll That Will Persuade Crist To Go Independent, Methinks
Quinnipiac finds Marco Rubio leading Charlie Crist by 23 percentage points. That’s relatively good news for Crist, right? A few others had the spread closer to 30.
Marco Rubio has opened up an elephant-sized 56 – 33 percent lead over Gov. Charlie Crist in …
Perhaps This Ad Will Run Until Father’s Day
I mentioned the television commercial of Republican Jackie Walorski earlier this week. It’s now on YouTube.
This year, I’ve noticed quite a few ads that talk about the candidate’s parents, and how they nurtured certain values in the person aspiring …
Burns Campaign Heating Up, but They Can’t Lose That Competitive Fire
According to an internal campaign poll, Republican Tim Burns leads former Murtha aide Mark Critz in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th district, 45 percent to 41 percent.
Republicans in this district should not breathe easily, however; the special election falls on …
This Year’s Campaign Ads May Soon Resemble a Monster Truck Rally
Vaughn Ward is one of my favorite GOP challengers in this cycle. Idaho is quite a distance from Massachusetts, but I pick up a distinctly Scott Brown-esque style to Ward’s first television ad of the campaign:
Ward is taking on …
Wisconsin Club for Growth: Hey, We Like Tommy Thompson’s Record as Governor!
Yesterday I reported that Club for Growth chairman Chris Chocola was not a fan of former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson as a potential senator, and was already issuing statements declaring Thompson a “big-government pro-tax Republican whose time has come and …
No Paul Ryan Bid for Senate
NBC News is reporting that Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, will not run for Senate in 2012.
Word broke that former Gov. Tommy Thompson is preparing a bid; Thompson had told associates he wouldn’t run if Ryan did.
Thanks For Coming Out to Tell Us This, Tommy
Today, former governor Tommy Thompson fired up a Wisconsin Tea Party crowd by announcing that he’s not running for Senate.
Tim Burns, the Republican running in the special election in Pennsylvania’s 12th district – the district represented by John Murtha until his death earlier this year – took a few moments today to talk to NRO.
Burns said that while …
Lee Beating Bennett among Utah Republicans?
A fascinating bit of news out of Salt Lake City’s ABC News affiliate, suggesting Republican Senator Bob Bennett is in trouble:
Utah Senator Bob Bennett may no longer be the front-runner for his own party’s nomination. According to reliable Republican …
I’m Reminded of Blackmail Efforts Against Bruce Wayne
In this morning’s Jolt, there’s talk about the latest AP poll, Obama’s standing in a match-up against Ron Paul, and, of course, the Tea Parties:
Great, Now Even the Salahis Are Trying To Sneak Into My Tea Party.There was …
If the Answer Is ‘No’, a Press Release Will Do Fine
Thompson told the Associated Press he’s the only one person who knows what he’s going to do — and he’s not sure what it is yet. The announcement is expected Thursday at the …
The Skies Have Opened, and the Celestial Choirs Are Starting to Sing
Somehow I missed this April Fools’ Day video from the National Republican Senatorial Committee, featuring unicorns that appear to emit rainbows. We are indeed in a post-Demonsheep world when it comes to political advertising.
It will be interesting to compare …
A Simple Consistent Lead Is the Hobgoblin of Arlen Specter’s Foolishness, or Something
A Susquehanna poll out today puts Pat Toomey ahead of Arlen Specter by 10.
Wait, that’s Rasmussen.
No, wait, that’s both.
48 Percent for Obama, 46 Percent for . . . George W. Bush?!?
Fascinating numbers from Public Policy Polling:
Americans are now pretty evenly divided about whether they would rather have Barack Obama or George W. Bush in the White House. 48% prefer Obama while 46% say they would rather have the old President back. …