The Other McCain

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While You Wait for Mitt Romney, Say Hello to ‘The Scott Brown of Connecticut’

TAMPA, Florida Gotta run real quick, but not before I introduce you to a longtime reader of The Other McCain, John Henry Decker, now running for Congress in Connecticut’s First District:   JOHN HENRY DECKER for CONGRESS Because He Reads the Right Blogs

Gingrich Gets Stomped by 30 Points in Delaware; Fourth in Pennsylvania

As predicted, the talk of Newt Gingrich winning Delaware turned out to have been delusional: Mitt Romney got 57% to Gingrich’s 27% in the state where Newt had campaigned heavily in recent weeks. We have known since April 8 that Gingrich’s campaign was more than $4 million in debt. By continuing his campaign another 16 […]

A Tale Of Two Viral Ads–Mark Oxner In Florida, Brian K. Hill In Connecticut

by Smitty Ladd Ehlinger’s yeoman work in support of conservative candidates in even the toughest political races is something of an inspiration. His Turn This Ship Around has managed to bring out the highest virtues of the Raaaaacism Industrial Complex.Not that there is any racial over- or undertone to the project, mind you. Barack Obama […]

Teacher Convicted of Sex With Teen Asks Judge for Castration Instead of Prison

Weird story from Connecticut: A teacher convicted of sexually assaulting one of his students had an odd request for the judge at his sentencing Thursday. Adam Friedman, 46, offered to be castrated in an effort to avoid prison time. Friedman was an instructor at the Arts at the Capitol Theater magnet school in Willimantic when […]

Bill Clinton Mocks GOP Women Candidates, Tea Party Movement

Watch the latest video at “Of course, they’ve got the wrestling federation lady up in Connecticut and the witchcraft lady in Delaware [cheers] and I tell you, so far they’ve gathered up about everybody for this Tea Party but the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland.” — Bill Clinton, campaigning Sunday in Portland, Maine, […]

Had A Blast Out Knocking On Doors

by Smitty What a good time. Extroversion really isn’t a preferred mode for someone who’d rather sit around and blog. Nevertheless, supporting Patrick Murray, or whoever the local anti-fascist candidate in your district may be, is crucial. Thus, it’s hard to be happy with the Peter Schiff in the crowd: Connecticut Republican nominee for the […]

PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS HQ UPDATE: Buck Beats Norton in Colo. UPDATE: Recount Likely for Georgia Republican Gubernatorial Candidates UPDATE: McMahon, Caligiuri Win in Connecticut Republican Primaries UPDATE: Ray McKinney Wins GA-12

UPDATE 11:33 p.m.: Michelle Malkin reports from Colorado that Jane Norton has conceded in the Republican Senate primary: It’s official: Norton concedes to Buck, via CBS4Denver: “I fully endorse Ken Buck, and I encourage you to do the same.” 11:50 p.m. ET: Associated Press: Tea party favorite Ken Buck has defeated former Lt. Gov. Jane […]

Could Scott Brown Kill The Frank’n’Dodd Wall Street Reform?

by Smitty (via The Corner) Reuters reports: Brown’s possible defection from the bill increases the chance of a successful Republican filibuster this time unless Democratic leaders can find another vote. Democrats control 57 seats in the Senate and Republicans 41. Two independents usually vote with the Democrats. It takes 60 votes to end a filibuster. […]

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