2014 GOP primaries

Cochran Can't Defend Record in Debate with McDaniel

Voters are entitled to a debate between the major candidates for the United States Senate, and it’s sad that Mississippi’s senior Senator has chosen instead to hide behind his handlers and avoid the tough questions. We think Mississippi deserves better.

Another Reason to Love Laura Ingraham

Laura Ingraham’s endorsement and Chris McDaniel’s performance on her program are strong confirmation that McDaniel has what it takes to defeat Thad Cochran in the Mississippi Republican primary and add to the Senate’s growing number of limited government constitutional conservatives.

GOP Must Have New Conservative Leadership to Survive

Judson Phillips, Tea Party News Network

Forget 2016! If the GOP follows Boehner’s lead right on to the crazy train, the Tea Party will leave in 2014. Either leaders have to live up to the conservative values that they claim they support or watch conservative voters leave the GOP for a new party.

McDaniel 1st to Sign Anti-Amnesty Pledge

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel endorsed a new pledge from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) Monday, vowing to oppose amnesty for illegal aliens as well as increases to legal immigration. McDaniel encouraged opponent Thad Cochran to sign it.

Anti-Boehner ‘Electile Dysfunction’ Ad Gets Tea Party Candidate Fired

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek, Biz Pac Review

An edgy campaign ad has landed John Boehner’s Republican primary election challenger J.D. Winteregg in hot water costing him his teaching job at Cedarville University in Ohio. 

Mia Love Clinches GOP Nomination for Congress

Abby Livingston, Roll Call

Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love earned ample support from Utah Republicans on Saturday to win her party’s nod for the House (UT's 4th District) — and most likely become the GOP’s first black congresswoman.

Tea Party Targets Akron OH GOP Incumbents in May Primary

Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal

The Republican Party is in the midst of a civil war, and two key battles are being fought in the Akron, OH area. U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce (14th District) will be challenged in the 5/6 GOP Primary by State Rep. Matt Lynch. Lynch is backed by FreedomWorks. Joyce is backed by the GOP-E Main Street Partnership.

Cruz Makes 1st Endorsement of '14 In GOP Primary

Blake Neff, The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz made his first endorsement in a GOP primary this year, throwing his support to Oklahoma Senate candidate T.W. Shannon (R).

Romney Helps Chamber Push GOP-E Candidate

Alex Altman, Time

The U.S. Chamber, which has launched a huge effort to defend vulnerable pro-business estab. incumbents in GOP primaries, enlisted Mitt Romney to tout his support of ID Rep. Mike Simpson, a GOP-E facing a difficult 5/20 primary in the 2nd District.

US Chamber Jumps in To Save Cochran Again

Emily Schultheis & Jose Delreal, Politico

The Mississippi Senate race has already seen a remarkable amount of outside advertising — and now the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is coming to incumbent GOP Sen. Thad Cochran’s defense with a new ad hitting primary challenger Chris McDaniel.

Conservative Challenger to Corbett Can Be on Ballot

Karen Langley, Post-Gazette

A judge has rejected an effort, backed by the state Repub. Party, to remove a conservative GOP challenger, Bob Guzzardi, to Gov. Tom Corbett from the primary ballot. Guzzardi described his candidacy as a chance for proponents of limited gov't to register dissatisfaction with the GOP-E.

Graham Opponent Connor Gets Tea Party Nod

The Times & Democrat Staff

Joe Dugan, the founder and executive producer of the S.C. Tea Party Coalition Convention, has endorsed Bill Connor for Senate against Lindsey Graham. Dugan said, “I believe Connor will never sacrifice principle over politics because those principles are embedded in his character and integrity.”

GOP Establishment Plays Games: America Loses

The Republican establishment is playing games to stay in power, and the losers in the game are the people of Tennessee, you the American taxpayer, and your children and grandchildren.

GOP Leads in 7 Senate Races; McConnell in Trouble

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, NewsMax

Repub. Senate candidates now lead their rivals in seven contests, including 3 involving Dem. incumbents. Repubs. need to win 6 seats to gain control of the Senate.

Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

A seven-week gauntlet of Repub. Senate primaries kicking off in May will decide the fate of the tea party’s success this year. If a Repub. incumbent senator loses a primary this year, it will more than likely occur in a span of nominating contests premiering in one month.

Big Gov't Republicans Facing a TAKEOVER?

WND Staff

Richard Viguerie, Reaganite, author and 'Funding father of conservatism,' names names in the fight for limiting Washington.

How’s This for a Bold Contrast?

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Amnesty, earmarks, and corporate welfare – that is the establishment campaign message for 2014. We can support the better alternatives in the open seats and against Democrat incumbents.

Keep the RNC, RSCC, and RCCC from Playing in Primaries

Gawken, Red State

Every two years, we get several stories about how the national GOP campaign committees are meddling in primaries, either to support an incumbent, or to promote a favored candidate for an open seat. So why not try and end the practice by an institutional rules change?

NRCC Just Endorsed a RINO in NJ03

Red State

TEA Party conservative Steve Lonegan is fighting RINO Tom MacArthur for the soul of the GOP in NJ’s 3rd congressional district. MacArthur appears not to have been vetted by the NRCC given his tax and spend politics.

Mass. Tea Party Guv. Candidate Sues State GOP

Michael Levenson, Boston Globe

Shrewsbury Mass. businessman Mark R. Fisher filed a lawsuit against the state Republican Party, challenging the results of the party’s convention last month, after he narrowly missed qualifying for the Sept. primary ballot for governor.