2014 GOP primaries

A Night of No Surprises

It is no surprise that incumbents like Mitch McConnell won last night. What is a surprise is how fast and how far right the incumbents, like McConnell, had to move to keep their jobs.

GOP-E's Tom MacArthur Uses Lawfare Against Steve Lonegan

Erick Erickson, Red State

Tom MacArthur has been attacking Steve Lonegan for opposing the $60 billion in Hurrican Sandy corruption infested pork. Even NJ Dems admit the GOP was right about the waste in the relief package. But MacArthur is attacking Lonegan. Now he is suing the whole Lonegan campaign.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! Vote Broun and Barr in Georgia's GOP Primary

There are a number of important primary battles in the Peach State today, but the two in which we have taken a particular interest are the Georgia Republican nomination for US Senate, where CHQ has endorsed Paul Broun and the GA-11 Congressional race where we have endorsed Bob Barr.

Tues.’s Victories Show TEAParty Vitality

Todd Cefaratti, Tea Party News Network

The Tea Party is hosting events on Cap. Hill with lawmakers, we’re dominating conservative politics, we’re keeping Reid up at night and winning elections. Dems and the lib media would love to declare us dead, but we’re not leaving. Get used to the Tea Party.

Rep. Lee Terry Gets Big Scare From TEAParty

John Gizzi, NewsMax

GOP Rep. Lee Terry (NE) got a shock when he narrowly avoided defeat by an under-financed, tea party insurgent. GOP activists in Neb.'s 2nd Cong. District said that Terry's unusually close (53% to 47%) win over 1st-time cand. Dan Frei was the latest effort of tea partiers to control the local GOP.

Cantor's TEAParty Opponent Gaining Momentum

Jenna Portnoy & Robert Costa, Washington Post

Cantor’s opponent in the 6/10 primary, tea party activist David Brat, is gaining national attention as a potential threat to Cantor’s hold on his solidly Repub. district. Brat has won support from some big-name conservatives and has tapped into discontent across VA’s 7th Congressional District. 

Conservatives Won Two Defining Battles In The War For The Soul Of The GOP

No matter how hard the GOP establishment tries to spin it to the contrary, in the face of the third place finishes of the GOP establishment’s handpicked candidates in Nebraska and West Virginia, the May 13 Republican primary results were a huge victory for grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives.

Sasse Leads Osborn & Dinsdale

Jonathan Strong, Breitbart

Hours before polls open in the Cornhusker state, Midland University President Ben Sasse held a lead against former State Treasurer Shane Osborn and bank president Sid Dinsdale. Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Tom Coburn, Sarah Palin and Rep. Paul Ryan have all endorsed Sasse.

Two Showdown GOP Primaries Today: Vote Sasse and Mooney

The Tea Party vs. Big Government Republican establishment battle continues in Nebraska and West Virginia today, with two bellwether elections; Nebraska’s Republican Senate nomination, where we urge a vote for Ben Sasse and West Virginia’s Republican Primary in Congressional District 2 where we back a vote for Alex Mooney.

TEA-PARTY AGENDA 'NOT DEAD YET'

WND Staff

A prominent conservative strategist is taking strong exception to the perception that the tea-party movement is losing ground among voters. Richard Viguerie, author of “Takeover,” is urging activists to contact media and refute the idea that the GOP establishment has silenced the tea party.

Steve 'Snake Oil' LaTourette Cheers Wins for Big Gov.

Jason Hurt, Red State

GOP-E lobbyist & special interest group Main Street Advocacy head Steve LaTourette celebrated the defeat of conserv. NC, IN, & OH primary challengers.

Viguerie and Horowitz: #PrimariesMatter

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie’s mantra to limited government constitutional conservatives “It’s the primaries, stupid” has long been shared by a few of the Right’s most incisive commentators, especially RedState’s Daniel Horowitz and author and talk radio heavyweight Mark Levin.

GOP-E Takes On Die-Hard TEA Partier

Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman, Politico

Justin Amash is the GOP-E's next target. The Meijers Corp., Home Depot, Dow Chemical, & the Int'l Franchise Assoc. are all behind Brian Ellis, Amash’s GOP primary challenger.

Palin: Hey GOP-E, Stop Gloating Over Primary Wins

Allahpundit, Hot Air

Remind gloating RINOs that, thanks to the tea party, even the “estab.” candidates are more conservative than now. The entire center of gravity in the party has moved sufficiently right enough that Boehner even takes notice. Tea partiers aren’t where they want to be but have made clear progress.

Why We Are Backing Ben Sasse In The Nebraska GOP Senate Race

In Nebraska's increasingly negative GOP Senate primary we endorsed Ben Sasse because he is the only candidate talking about the most important issue in politics today; breaking Washington's Iron Triangle of bureaucrats, lobbyists and career politicians. If you demand change in Washington vote Ben Sasse in the May 13 Nebraska Republican Senate primary.

So Does Iowa's Joni Ernst Support Amnesty?

Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst is trying to sell herself as a conservative, but her record and endorsements are looking more and more like another career politician who will be a vote for the Chamber of Commerce on amnesty, Common Core and the rest of the whole Big Government – Big Business agenda.

Tuesday Is a Test for GOP Estab.-TEAParty Battle

Dana Garrett, CNN

Voters in N. Carolina, Indiana, and Ohio on Tues. kick off 5 straight weeks of primary contests that could give us a clearer indication of whether establishment R's have the upper hand against the tea party movement for control of the party.

Rand Paul Admits 'War' W/ GOP Estab. in NC Primary

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Sen. Rand Paul went on the attack in the "war" against the GOP estab. as he campaigned in N. Carolina for tea party favorite Greg Brannon. Paul compared moderate Repubs. to a mythical sea monster while stating that Brannon is the "dragon slayer" who can strike a blow for conservatives.

VIGUERIE TO CONSERVATIVES: 'IT'S THE PRIMARIES, STUPID'

Tony Lee, Breitbart

CHQ Chairman, author, and direct mail pioneer Richard Viguerie said the 2006 and 2008 losses had "everything to do with the failed, immoral, and corrupt leadership of the Republicans."