2014 GOP primaries

Levin Hits Back Hard at McConnell's TeaParty Comments

Right Scoop Staff

Mark Levin responded to Mitch McConnell’s attack on the Tea Party this weekend in the NYTimes, pointing out that it wasn’t just an attack on the three Tea Party candidates running against GOP Senate incumbents, but rather an attack on Tea Party candidates everywhere.

Romney Strikes In Iowa GOP Senate Race

Romney's candidate in the Iowa GOP Senate race, Joni Ernst, is a typical creature of state house and county court house politics. She's perfectly happy to see spending and taxes go up and freedom erode as long as taxpayers don’t fight back. With the primary only three months away the candidate who is campaigning as a boat rocker is Sam Clovis.

In Texas, Tea Party Swings Like Babe Ruth

As CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie recounts in his new book TAKEOVER, the year the Bambino led the major leagues with sixty home runs, he also led in strikeouts with eighty-nine.

Carpetbagging Scandal Threatens Powerful TX Rep.

Mark Stuertz, PJ Media

Will establishment favorite Pete Sessions fall to Tea Party challenger? As the Texas early voting period winds down, Sessions’ Dallas-area district has been rocked by revelations that he may not actually live in the district he represents, or even in the state of Texas.

Texas' Tuesday Primary Primer

William Murchison, American Spectator

Texas is a nut too tough for Democrats to crack so long as their party remains devoted to the ideals, such as they are, of Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and Kathleen Sebelius. Cornyn wears well, Abbott will win—but Davis? 

Cornyn Slipping In Polls

Jim Ellis & Jeff Schmidt, The Blaze

A new poll of likely GOP voters may be a harbinger of trouble for estab. Repub. Sen. John Cornyn. He faces Rep. Steve Stockman, Tea Party favorite Dwayne Stovall, and five others in a 3/4 GOP primary election.

TeaParty Tees Off on McConnell After Cruz's Demand Forces Debt Vote

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

Instead of going along with a simple majority vote, Cruz showed no mercy in forcing GOP leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.

Is Chris McDaniel the TeaParty's Next Favorite Primary Challenger?

Jim Geraghty, National Review

Chris McDaniel says he’s willing to draw a hard line on pork, consider entitlement reform, and doesn't think Mitch McConnell should be the Senate's GOP leader.

Conservatives Tap Into Anti-Washington Air

Ken Thomas & Philip Elliott, Associated Press

"Americans are frustrated because their priorities are not the priorities of Washington," said Ted Cruz. "This cuts across party lines." That churning resentment could be a boon for conservative candidates, especially those looking to take on incumbent lawmakers from their own party.

Pete Sessions' Tea Party Challenger Gets Cruz Endorsement

Amil Imani, American Thinker

"Katrina Pierson is an utterly fearless, principled conservative," says Ted Cruz. Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party activist, is challenging Rep. Pete Sessions in the GOP primary. Pete Sessions, first elected in 1996, is considered by some to be a loyal estab.-type Repub., a RINO to be exact.

McConnell Losing Ground; Bevin Up in Polls

Rasmussen Reports Staff

Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Dem. challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the '14 Kentucky Senate race. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by four points.

This Is What the Establishment GOP Thinks of You

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

“House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file to run for Congress. Repub. leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker’s support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.”

US Chamber Will Be Involved in GOP Primaries

Breitbart News Staff

It's no surprise that establishment Republican backers the US Chamber are getting more involved in 2014 GOP primaries. They've waged war on Tea Party conservative candidates (and their political affairs program is headed by a former RNC staffer). 

Graham Will Get Tea Party Challenger

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Former SC GOP chair said that LG would get a Tea Party challenger, but would win reelection.

GOP Sen. Majority Is Possible

Kyle Kondik, Univ. of Virginia Center for Politics

R’s have an edge in SD, WV, and Mont. Sen. races. With those wins, R’s are halfway to the needed 6-seat gain.

RPaul: I'm For Enzi, Not Cheney

Alexander Burns, Politico

Paul backed Enzi saying, "while we aren’t exactly the same, I consider him a good conservative.” 

BEAT LAMAR to Invite Challengers to Speak at Statewide Candidate Forums

BEAT LAMAR has taken another step toward finding a challenger to Tennessee's establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who votes the Obama position some 62% of the time and supported S. 744, the Obama -- Rubio amnesty for illegal aliens bill.

GOP Candidates Eager for Rematch

Priya Anand, Politico

It'll be déjà vu in the 2014 midterms as several Repub's who narrowly lost are preparing for second races.

NRSC to GOP Senators: Pay Up

Manu Raju, Politico

NRSC says that if the GOP wants to gain the majority, senators must open their wallets. Is it cash-poor?

Tea Party Taking on Immigration

Fox News Staff

Tea Partiers will leverage the ability to threaten lawmakers who lean toward amnesty with a primary challenge.