“Lamar Alexander’s support of amnesty paved the way for our current border crisis and is a direct attack on America’s workers,” said Carr. “Tennessee’s working families have a right to know whether Lamar Alexander will continue his support of amnesty. It is unacceptable for Tennessee’s senior Senator to remain silent on this growing national crisis that his support of amnesty helped cause. Lamar needs to come out of hiding and explain himself.”
Finally, for us, I needed to add Senator Rand Paul’s photo because he endorsed him. He did a cameo in one of his ads for his campaign which was published here. He has been on the wrong side of just about every race except North Carolina.
We have a problem. It’s the Primary stupid! They want to cut us off at the primary level and Reince was talking about terminating open primaries altogether. It’s not good what we are seeing, EVEN IF some are saying and counting on Real Clear Politics polling that we may pick up 7 seats. It’s late. We will talk more tomorrow.
Thank you, Lamar Alexander, for the respect and integrity you’ve shown in your many years of public service in Washington. With the new challenges in D.C., the time has come for new leaders who are willing to stand up to the political establishments and the Obama administration and say, “no mas!” Unfortunately, advocating and voting for amnesty, cash for clunkers, bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, and many controversial Obama administration nominees has marred the incumbent’s record. It’s time for a change.
Joe Carr is the new voice Tennessee needs in the U.S. Senate! Joe is a citizen legislator who brings his small business experience to bear in the Tennessee General Assembly. He’s stood up to those in his own party, fighting to enact some of the toughest illegal immigration legislation in the country and working to make Tennessee the 4th most business friendly state in the nation. Joe knows that government is most often the problem, not the solution, and he will work to reduce the size of our federal bureaucracy and always use the Constitution as his guide.
It’s a disappointment that after so many years in office Senator Alexander has refused to debate Joe Carr in this campaign. Really, it’s pretty unbelievable because the good people of Tennessee deserve to hear from both these candidates to know who will be on their side and who will choose the Washington status quo.
The conservative grassroots patriots in Tennessee have clearly spoken. When I visited there earlier this month, I was impressed by all the energy and momentum behind Joe Carr. Please join me in supporting him as the Volunteer State’s next Senator!
Just a simple SHOUT OUT to Barry Loudermilk who won the primary in Georgia tonight. He posted this comment on his timeline just moments ago:
A sincere thank you to our wonderful team for your hard work and dedication to the cause. To those who came out to the polls today; thank you for exercising your freedom and fulfilling your duty to vote.
Things were not peachy keen for Dr. Bob Johnson. He lost GA-1 getting 46% of the vote as 221 (95%) of the 232 precincts came in Ibatom tonight reported. The winner, Buddy Carter with 54% of the vote will face tonight’s Democratic winner – Brian Reese – in the general.
Gov. Palin endorsed both men last week in a Facebook Status She wrote tonight: Barry Loudermilk has a proven record of conservatism in the Georgia General Assembly, one that I hope he can bring to the weak-kneed in the halls of Congress. Barry is an Air Force veteran, small business owner, father, grandfather, and husband who met his beautiful wife in the great state of Alaska many summers ago. Barry will take his strong work ethic, life experiences, and conservative principles to Washington where he will join the fight to restore our great nation and use the Constitution as his guide.
Both told Kevin Scholla, host of the Palin Update on Mama Grizzly Radio, that they want to Repeal ObamaCare.
As of tonight, 16 elections have been held in which Governor Palin endorsed a candidate. With seven out of 16 wins, her current 2014 Endorsement Success Rate is 43.75%.
Big Winner tonight: Dan Bongino ~ Maryland District 6 ~Dan Bongino won big tonight with 84% against incumbent Harold Painter, one Republican out of 8 Congress members who were nominated to serve new terms.
Vote for One
Absentee / Provisionals
Harold W. Painter, Jr.
Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin in 2012, won the district’s GOP primary. Bongino had raised more than $530,000 for his campaign as of earlyJune, although he had only $72,000 in cash on hand.
Pinned Facebook timeline post June 21st:
We are watching, in real time, the collapse of the big-government model on which the house of liberalism has been built. The only question remaining is, when will those on the far left accept the results, rather than the intentions of the big government model?
President Obama ran on the idea that a big government can solve big problems, yet this model has not only not solved any of our big problems, but it has created new ones, while aggravating old ones created by prior administrations.
Think about where we find ourselves. We are in the midst of a border crisis on our southern border, a civil war in Iraq, an aggressive expansion of Russian territory, a historically unpopular healthcare initiative, record numbers of Americans both outside of our workforce and receiving disability payments from the government, a crisis where our own IRS admits to targeting Americans, then pleads the 5th, then “loses” only the emails of the suspects involved, destroys their hard-drives and tells us nothing is wrong. And where is our President on these issues? He is issuing public statements on how he disagrees with the name of an NFL team. Calling this leadership is either willfully misleading or un-willfully blind.
If “Bush did it”, then Obama “did it” worse. If we are going to blame Bush for starting the house fire, isn’t it fair to blame Obama for pouring gasoline on it?
November is rapidly approaching and yes, voting matters. If you believe otherwise, we’ll take action while you sit back and just take it. Stand up, fight back, and cede no more ground.
and this.. on June 1st:
Just a reminder On this Sunday, it serves as a good reminder to never put faith in politicians as a path to personal fulfillment.
We’ve tried leadership by both parties and found that politicians are the equivalent of the Golden Calf. They Balkanize us and have created a modern day Babel, where we identify with a group before we identify with a larger purpose.
There’s a reason they prefer hyphenated Americans, union vs. non-union, wars on women and the multitude of other excuses to pit us against each other. The reason is, in the end, the political elite are the only winners as you cede more of your liberty as a result of these fictitious group vs. group battles, and they ask you to do it with a smile.
Place no faith in politics or politicians, only your own path to self-improvement, sacrifice for your fellow man, and the salvation that hopefully follows.
Dan Bongino was endorsed last election cycle 2012 for Senate. He lost but that was not unexpected, but he was re-endorsed by Sarah Palin May 2nd.
Legal Insurrection has been following Dan for years. They have a few great videos for your reference.
6/4/2004: Chris McDaniel 49.5% vs. Thad Cochran 48.9% A minimum of 50% plus one vote was needed to win the primaryit looks like there will be a runoff June 24. Hand counts of ballots will be done in the counties where where ballots did not come in. ~ Isabel
Race is too close to call. What a huge victory tonight. This is the 1st time a sitting US Senator in MS failed to win 50% of the vote since 1942!! It looks like a runoff and we will need to repeat this effort. Our voters will be back…and they’re bringing friends. ~ Chris McDaniel
Thank you Iowa! I am humbled and honored to accept the Republican nomination for United States Senate. Now it’s time to beat President Obama’s choice, Bruce Braley, and get this seat back into our hands. The hard work begins now—let’s send Braley home!http://bit.ly/1m9ceOQ
Palin Endorsed Joni ERNST WINS 56.0% vs. Sam Clovis 17.6 % (73.6% reporting)
Polls are closing in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota where Senate primaries were being held today.
Jeff Sessions had an uncontested primary. Others races captured national attention: California’s for governor (Tim Donnelly 16% vs. Jerry Brown 51%), Steve Lonegan’s bid for New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional district (he was re-endorsed by Sarah Palin), and Dr. Annette Bosworth’s struggle to take on Mike Rounds and the status quo. She was new to politics but got in courageously.
The beginning and last days of her race made national headlines and generated a lot of interest and excitement but the hottest race is down in Mississippi where things got downright nasty in an epic battle between the establishment and the People, with Halley Barbour pulling out all the stops to help incumbent Thad Cochran defeat Chris McDaniel. There was nothing charming about assassinating a good man’s character, using taxpayer money to fund inappropriate lifestyles (for years) and asking Democrats to support him as recently as a few days ago. We can only hope it is Thad Cochran’s last election. It seems too close to call but we wish the anti-establishment fighter the best in unseating Cochran, a really out of touch and arrogant Senator who didn’t really know what the tea party was all about. Mississippians will hopefully send a clear message that they are sick of politics as usual in Barbour’s neck of the woods and are ready for real change.
McDaniel will owe his victory to no Mississippi political dynasty or even his staff (which consensus among donors and organizers both in the state and of outside groups is in fact, that a poor staff has prevented this from being a 60/40 race in McDaniel’s favor). A victory for the McDaniel will be on the backs of average Mississippians hungry for bold conservative reforms. ~Ali.
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.
[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 surgeas 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.”
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 problemthere.
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.
“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:
Joni Ernst: Thanks again to everyone for coming out in support of the big rally today and pushing through the inclement weather! Big thanks to Gov. Palin, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Sen. Fischer and Gov. Orr for being a huge source of support todayeynolds, Sen. Fischer and Gov. Orr for being a huge source of support today.
I will post updates later on should anyting come up. Thanks for viewing! I.M.
By Isabel Matos
April 27th: Time to watch some #heelsmakethemsqueal !
(H/T David N. Dankerburg for Sarah clip: “not complete but good!”)
Ben Sasse: Great coverage from yesterday’s rally in North Platte. We are grateful for the 1,000 Nebraskans who traveled from across the state to join us at Scout’s Rest Ranch.
Jayme Smith, cosmetologist for Studio 54, and Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate, stand outside La Quinta Inn and Suites on Friday.
Smith, cosmetologist for Studio 54, had the honor to be recruited to style Palin’s hair.
“I was a little nervous but more excited,” Smith said. “I had researched her past hair styles, but she kind of told me what she was looking for. She was awesome. A real nice lady. She autographed my product bag.”
Smith was asked on April 17 if she would do the job. She was recommended by Barb Fear, manager of La Quinta Inn and Suites, where Palin was staying.
“I was pretty ecstatic,” Smith said of the request.
She went to the hotel so Palin wouldn’t have to be in the salon. The styling process took about an hour, during which time Palin practiced her speech and asked questions about Nebraska.
“She thought it was neat that Kool-Aid got its start here,” Smith said. “And we talked about beef. Steak is a big thing in Alaska. They eat a lot of caribou.”
Smith is excited to have the story to pass on to her kids and grandkids someday.
“The whole thing was very fun,” Smith said. “I’m glad I got to do it.” Omaha.com
Sarah Palin: Governor Kay Orr and Governor Sarah Palin at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in North Platte, Nebraska. Governor Palin is holding a ticket from the event Governor Orr hosted for President Reagan in North Platte back in 1987 at the Buffalo Bill Historical State Park. –in North Platte, NE. :
Governor Sarah Palin, Governor Kay Orr, Senator Ted Cruz, and Senator Mike Lee at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in North Platte, Nebraska, on April 25, 2014. –in North Platte, NE.
More pictures .. these from Pastor Reeves (H/T David N. Dankerburg). RT them all from here!
April 18th Sarah Palin announces Rally: Looking forward to joining with friends Senator Mike Lee and Governor Kay Orr next week in Nebraska to support conservative U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse. I am so glad Ben chose to hold this event in the heart of the heartland — North Platte, NE — at Scout’s Rest on the property of Buffalo Bill’s Ranch. This is the same venue Governor Orr chose to host President Reagan at in 1987. At this historic heartland venue we will rally for Ben on Friday and get the message out that Ben Sasse is the clear conservative choice in Nebraska’s U.S. Senate race! This event will kick off the final 19 days of this primary campaign. Let’s keep the grassroots momentum going and send Ben to Washington! Hope to see you there. You can find out more details here: http://sign.sassefornebraska.com/scouts-rest-event/
April 23rd: Ted Cruz confirms joining Sarah, Mike Lee, Kay Orr at Rally for his second Senate endorsee, Ben Sasse:
I’m excited to announce my endorsement of strong conservative Ben Sasse for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.Ben is a fighter and we need him in the U.S. Senate.
He’s exceptionally knowledgeable about Obamacare and is a relentless opponent of the destructive law — Ben will be a powerful ally to repeal it.
In addition, Ben has a strong record of promoting job growth and opportunity. He’ll work closely with conservatives in the Senate to cut reckless spending, limit the size of government and defend the Constitution. Now, more than ever, we need conservative reinforcements in the U.S. Senate like Ben to help stop President Obama’s agenda and restore liberty. Ben will help lead the charge for a full repeal of Obamacare and turn back President Obama’s job-killing regulations. It’s time to end business-as-usual and Make DC Listen.Will you join me, Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Mike Lee and many other conservatives in supporting Ben for U.S. Senate?
For Liberty, Ted Cruz.
*** REMEMBER OUR NEMESIS MITCH McCONNELL HAS TARGETED BEN SASSE***
According to the PPP that appeared in Clear Politics in February, Nebraska Senate primary Ben Sasse was 9 points behind 3/12 (35% to 24%). A recent Rasmussen Poll, however, showed that both Ben and Osborn are leading the Democrat by big margins in the General election, but Ben does better with 52%-27% against the Democrat, while Osborn has a 48%-27% against the Democrat.
Tonight’s exciting Rally at Oklahoma was captured in pictures tweeted or shared by those who were there. I will conclude with an image above by Oklahoma reporter Tessa Maune who wrote: It wasn’t easy, but we got an interview with Sarah Palin. I suppose you could call me a “reporter grizzly” because I had to do some throwing down to make it happen. Check it out at 9 & 10. H/T DeeDee3 Local Television Coverage (3 clips): http://www.newson6.com/story/25337346/powerful-republicans-show-support-for-tw-shannon
After five long years Cochran says: “I didn’t know much about the Tea Party.”
It’s getting close to crunch time and Cochran just handed McDaniel a marvelous gift that should be his campaign slogan until the June 3rd Missippee showdown. If anything says “I am the establishment you are trying to get rid of” it is this. It reminds me of the tune we used to sing and wave gleefully to the losing team at high school games: “Na na na na. Na na na na. Hey hey hey… Goodbye.. !”
I’ve seen a lot of stupid things said by the GOP in recent years, but this has to win the merit badge dumbest of all. Lately. It does show how out of the touch and arrogant Cochran is. Barbour is doing everything possible to help Cochran. True colors are showing now in Mississippee! Good riddance, is all I have to say to Cochran and Good Luck to Chris McDaniel! Show your support HERE.
Thad Cochran was not even aware that Sarah Palin had endorsed Chris McDaniel. He was unaware she did so because of his conservative principles. Cochran must be in his loft in D.C. somewhere saying “principles? what principles?” between calls to Barbour and other “helpers” to save him.
Mark Levin and The Tea Party Patriots Fund have also endorsed Chris McDaniel. This is the fight we’re fighting: Establishment vs. Grassroots (or as I like to put it Government vs. the People.) Not even a Hail Mary will save Thad I think.
More on former Governor’s Haley Barbour’s involvement in this race: HERE