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David Perdue Wins Georgia Primary By Small Margin. The Story: Anti-Amnesty

RESULTS

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By Isabel Matos

Governor Sarah Palin called for unity to support the conservative contenders who won last night’s primary in Georgia, congratulating them and saying they “can now move forward to the general election” and are “one step closer to putting America on the right track!”

House candidate Barry Loudermilk won the Georgia primary run-off tonight. He’ll be an excellent voice representing the Peach State’s 11th Congressional district. Congratulations also to Senate candidate David Perdue on his win and we’ll all work together to hold this important Senate seat for the GOP. Now it’s time to unite behind our nominees and work together in the race to November, for it is a race at the crossroad of our future. Thank you, candidates, campaign staff, and especially you great volunteers! Keep the faith.  

David Perdue for U.S. Senate

I’m a Rino watch dog but after a primary has been won Rino Hunting Season is over and we back the primary winners to DEFEAT the left.  Here’s one reason to feel pumped to vote for Perdue in case you haven’t found any others:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supported Kingston, who benefited from over $3

million in campaign spending from the lobby group.

Yes, David Perdue spent $3 million of his own money to back his bid and beat even the Chamber of Communism because he created a last-minute “outsider” impression (remember phony outsider Curt Clawson?).

That could be one reason for the win: smart move to associate Kingston to unpopular Amnesty. The lesson to be learned by boy and girl candidates running to win and thinking that accepting money from the Chamber of Commerce will ensure those wins, make a mistake.  Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor got whipped by Dave Brat who capitalized on Cantor’s Amnesty stance. IMAGE TRUMPS EVEN BIG $. Brat had way less money than Perdue, but he was outspent and still won.  Whether it is sincere or not (I don’t believe Perdue is about being against amnesty), it will and should hurt you if you have ties to Anti-American Alinsky-lite lobbyists like the Chamber of Communism. Here’s the ad that did Kingston in:

Another smart move on the part of the big PACS like Karl Rove’s and others. In Georgia they kept pretty quiet.  Sean Sullivan points out very astutely four months ago:

That makes sense because a lot of people have been confused about who is supporting who down there, even the volunteers on the ground. It was a crowded primary but laissez-faire seemed to work (in my opinion the races who have had the least attention nationally have faired better than those where like lightning rods attract the ugly establishment civil war which is a black eye for the party. It is good that this is a fight as I said earlier. Back to the quiet SuperPac strategy worked:

The anti-tax Club For Growth is nowhere to be found. Karl Rove’s American Crossroads hasn’t made a peep. Establishment agitator Senate Conservatives Fund/Action? Radio silence.

The Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Georgia had caught the attention of super PACs — but not the usual heavy hitters that typically muscle into primaries with tea party-vs.-establishment battle lines. Instead, obscurer cousins like Ending Spending Action Fund and Citizens for a Working America have populated the air space. In a crowded race most watchers predict will head to a top-two runoff on May 20, that dynamic is mostly good news for Republicans hoping to nominate an electable contender. It’s especially good news for businessman David Perdue, who has not taken any blows on the air from a third-party group yet.

Who is David Perdue? 

David Perdue is the cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue and former CEO of Dollar General. He defeated U.S. Representative Jack Kingston last night. That was after the primary with a list of contenders including Phil Gingrey, and libertarian Paul Broun supported by Paul Viguerie.  David Perdue is a liberal Republican who during the primary offended 65% of Georgians when he ridiculed Karen Handel for not obtaining a college degree.

Perdue had placed first by a small margin in the primary (he needed 51% to win.) After victory last night, also by a small margin, he will challenge Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general. Nunn is the former CEO of George H.W. Bush-founded Points of Light Foundation and daughter of former Georgia Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn. Daughter Nunn is a strong candidate for Democrats despite Georgia’s deep red leanings in recent years. Polls have shown Nunn narrowly beating Republicans in the general. Remember Karen Handel? She endorsed James Kingston in the runoff.

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Karen’s so-called loss was considered a moral victory for many because she did not compromise her principles and “earned a lot of people’s respect.”

“Whether you like Karen Handel or not I think everybody has got to agree that she has exceeded expectations of what most people thought would happen in this race,” BUZZFEED article.

It was crazy for Georgians to hesitate to elect a woman to represent them. She was perfectly positioned to take on the left’s REAL war on women. Who better than a woman from the right?  Karen said it best herself:

“It’s a different dynamic when there are two women discussing the ‘war on women”.  She said it wouldn’t “go very far with her.”

But some districts were not ready for such a change.

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Reactions to Perdue’s victory are mixed among voters who shared their thoughts and probably represent many in Georgia:

Andrea Lowrie says Perdue’s stated positions are conservative- secure the borders, repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, local control of education, etc. You can read his positions here; there is a link in the “Defending our values section where you can read his response to National Right to Life questionnaire.

While Jerry Withrow contends he will support the Libertarian to see a Nunn win!! He says he does not “understand how the new’s yesterday in Georgia is Good News.” Perdue is Pro Abortion, a Big cronie Capitalist and he supports Common Core and open boarders. 
I understand the confusion, the diversity of opinions and fragmentation, but the fact is, we must continue to flex our muscles while keeping the bigger picture and our focus clear: ABSOLUTELY NO DEMOCRATS MUST WIN IN NOVEMBER -not in the Senate -not in the House chamber/s.  RINO Season Ends is what Sarah said at the Alabama Keynote in Orange Beach. It is what we have to deal with as Republicans, Independents who lean Republican, or Disenchanted Democrats).

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Primary RESULTS in Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Arkansas, Idaho

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY RESULTS

a lot can change

By Isabel Matos

The test of a candidate’s character is not only after a loss, but a victory as well. We have seen many in the Establishment gloat after beating the Tea Party in a primary or wanting to take 100% credit for their win in a primary AFTER it was made possible by the Base’s support. And we have seen great candidates concede graciously after losing or humbly accepting victory as A WIN FOR the PEOPLE. The latter is the candidate who really wins our hearts and minds and who we like to see win because in either case they vow to continue to fight for what is right. I’m looking forward to seeing the results tonight but how the candidates react as well. We thank the true fighters taking on the GOPe who vowed to crush us.

The polls have closed and the results are in. Let’s review the races that affected us briefly, starting with Georgia.

Excitement was building for underdog and Sarah Palin endorsee, Karen Handel. Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel was one of several contenders in this GOP primary race. David Perdue – cousin of former Governor Sonny Perdue and former CEO of Dollar General, U.S. Representatives Jack Kingston, Phil Gingrey, and Paul Broun were among them. David Perdue is a liberal Republican elitist tried to smear her every chance he had.  He was unsuccessful.

He (Perdue) offended 65% of Georgians when he ridiculed Karen Handel for not obtaining a college degree

If a candidate does not exceed 51% to win, the top two winners will face each other on a run-off on July 22nd, and Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election.  Real Clear Politics has Perdue in first place and Kingston in second, so the run-off will be between Perdue and Kingston.

WHY IT MATTERS

[Michelle] Nunn, the former CEO of the George H.W. Bush-founded Points of Light Foundation and the daughter of former Georgia Democratic Senator Sam Nunn, is a strong candidate for Democrats in an unexpected state, and Georgia could be an oasis for the party in an otherwise barren 2014 Senate landscape. Despite Georgia’s deep red leanings in recent years, polls have shown her narrowly beating the Republicans in the field. Perdue brings the most significant outside money behind him, while Handel, with her endorsements, brings tea party bona fides. Whoever advances tonight, a competitive general-election lies ahead.

Karen was enjoying a big surge as a poll on May 1st indicated. She was in a statistical tie with Perdue. It is undeniable Sarah Palin’s endorsements make a huge impact on any race. And she endorses terrific candidates. Karen IS a FIERCE defender of life, was adamant about repealing ObamaCare and against amnesty.

It’s crazy for Georgians to hesitate to elect a woman to represent them. (C’mon voters, who better to take on the left’s REAL war on women than a woman from the right?  Karen said it best herself:

“It’s a different dynamic when there are two women discussing the ‘war on women”.  She said it wouldn’t “go very far with her.”

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Matt Bevin

Matt Bevin has waged an uphill battle against five-term senator Mitch McConnell. His campaign was not the best, but you cannot underestimate the power of a right wing press statewide dictating the narrative before a newcomer makes his way into the race. At least he took a chance and challenged the status quo in Kentucky. That he can be proud of.  It takes courage to do what he did and it will set a precedent in races to come in Kentucky.  We predicted it, but again, he tried. We will keep a close eye with what happens in Kentucky politics from now on as they have a severe establishment problem there.

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Matt Bevin hired Amy Kremer after she resigned from Tea Party Express on Good Friday, four days prior to the primary race in Florida between Curt Clawson (the Tea Party Express’s candidate) and Lizbeth Benacquisto.

MATT BEVIN CONCESSION SPEECH

If you’re up for having a depressing evening), read more here. I would rather hear from fighters like Karen Handel who were never deterred by challenges and overcame odds in her life. Like her, we must have the determination to keep on fighting with faith we can beat the GOPe, too.

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“I have been underestimated my whole life.”

Lake — the Republican consultant — said that even if Handel comes in third place, it would be a moral victory for her because she’s “earned a lot of people’s respect.”

“Whether you like Karen Handel or not I think everybody has got to agree that she has exceeded expectations of what most people thought would happen in this race,” he said. BUZZFEED

UPDATE  (2:30 a.m.)

Sarah Palin posted on her Facebook Timeline:

Congratulations to the recent victorious primary election campaigns. We trust you’re rested up because America needs you to put shoulder to the grindstone as time marches toward this fall’s general election. Our nation’s future depends on aconservative agenda that lets freedom flourish and industry thrive with American workers again. 

We need a united front to combat the egregious agenda under which our economy, security, and freedoms now suffer. It’s only by banding together to push conservatives across the finish line that America can recover. How to do it? Focus. Keep your eye on the ball. Remember the real threat to our country’s solvency and sovereignty is the liberal pro-Obama candidates we’ll face this fall.

A special thanks tonight to Georgia senate candidate Karen Handel for having the courage to jump into the ring and fight for what is right. Our nation becomes a better nation when good candidates like Karen come forward and offer to serve for the right reasons. The party of Lincoln and Reagan needs more strong, confident conservative women like her. Teddy Roosevelt’s quote about the man – or woman – “in the arena” is applicable here: God bless the candidate “who strives valiantly,” and “if [she] fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that [her] place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Many more primary races are underway. Constitutional conservatives will be the ones to adhere to the blueprint our Founders created for us to follow towards a more perfect union. Please support them. United we’ll stand for the exceptional nation America is destined to be again. Divided we’ll fall under continued failed liberal policies. 

Thank you, campaign volunteers and informed voters! Hang in there; God bless you for your good efforts! Campaigns going forward, like Nebraska’s Ben Sasse, are in need of our involvement now more than ever. Here’s a reminder of what patriots can do together for our nation:  

– Sarah Palin

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