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Christie Re-Elected in NJ Landslide; McAuliffe Squeaks Past in Virginia

Why Democrat precincts take longer to report results: Have to be careful when you're counting tombstones and vacant lots. — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) November 6, 2013 The Big Man from Jersey won big — everybody knew that was coming — but the surprise of the night was how strong Republican Ken Cuccinelli finished in […]

‘Seize This Opportunity to Cripple the Tea Party’s Political Power for Good’

One of the things you learn is that if you ever sign up online for any liberal or Democrat operation — even as a reporter trying to get campaign information — your e-mail address will be sold and resold until eventually you’re on every liberal mailing list. Which I don’t mind, actually, because it gives […]

Term Limits: Up The Bar

by Smitty Everybody loves to hate every other district’s and state’s incumbent Representatives and Senators. I also find it hard to like my own, but ‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran is just his own special snowflake. Seniority matters, and informs just how much pork a politician can bring home. Thus, mounting a primary challenge to an incumbent […]

Ron Paul Endorses @KenCuccinelli, @DMataconis Hardest Hit

by Smitty Via email from the Cuccinelli campaign comes word of Ron Paul’s endorsement: Ken Cuccinelli has always stood for smaller government and limited government, he has consistently and unapologetically worked with the Liberty movement in Virginia. His stand against ObamaCare shows he is willing to stand up toWashington’s continued abuses on our individual liberties. […]

That Psycho-style Imagery In The Anti-Cuccinelli Ad Was Surely A Tribute To Anthony Perkins, Not An Attack

by Smitty Oh, those humorless Republicans. Up in arms, as usual: In his letter to the [Virginia] Board of Elections, Mr. Webster also raised questions about the propriety of the McAuliffe Campaign not being required to endorse publicly the mud slinging “attack ads” against Mr. McAuliffe’s Republican opponent being aired by the Democratic Party of […]

Primary Politics: Can the Grassroots Defeat the GOP Establishment in 2014?

Interesting developments: Matt Bevin is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Kentucky GOP primary. Checking his biography, I’m glad to see that Bevin is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, a U.S. Army veteran, and a small business owner — exactly the kind of outsider “not a politician” profile anyone would want […]

If Ed Markey Were Any More Of A 1%er, He’d Be ‘Gentleman’ Jim Moran

by Smitty What a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad night for Markey: Gabriel Gomez for Senate Because Ed Markey is just another diving Oldsmobile vendor via Breitbart

Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal?

The minute I mentioned the scandal involving Progress Kentucky’s secret recording of Mitch McConnell, the lady on the phone at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said, “I’ll put you through to his voicemail” — meaning DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky, who didn’t return my call. Gee, I wonder why? The question of connections between Progress Kentucky […]

Mark Pryor: Reliably Unreliable

As much as conservatives hate RINOs, liberals hate “Blue Dog” Democrats like Sen. Mark Pryor, and I have a hard time convincing conservatives that they should hate Pryor as much as the Left does. Blue Dogs are majority-makers for Democrats, providing liberals with a tissue-thin pretext for pretending that the Democrats are not wholly controlled by far-left […]

The Final Push in South Carolina: Candidate Showdown at Aunt Chilada’s

CHARLESTON, S.C. It’s about 100 miles to Hilton Head and took me more than two hours today, but I wanted to be there for this event: Republicans crowded into a Hilton Head restaurant Monday afternoon to hear Republican congressional candidates Curtis Bostic and Mark Sanford discuss issues in their final meeting before Tuesday’s runoff in […]

#SC01 UPDATE: Mark Sanford Cites His Vote for DOMA in Local TV Roundtable

Campaign signs outside Thursday’s debate venue CHARLESTON, S.C. Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford cited his vote for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during a TV appearance with Republican rival Curtis Bostic, three days before their runoff in the 1st District special congressional election. Appearing in a televised half-hour debate Saturday morning on Charleston […]

Greetings from Charleston! Debate Between Bostic and Sanford 7 p.m. ET UPDATE: BOSTIC WINS DEBATE

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. ET — Well, Mark Sanford had some good moments — in his closing, he quoted Barry Goldwater from memory — but Curtis Bostic was the winner. He pointed out the risk of having Sanford as the nominee: “Democrats are excited about the possibility of taking this seat back,” he said, pointing to […]

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