Tag Archives: Primaries

Wednesday Debate: Where do we go from here?

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Last night, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell defeated his Tea Party backed primary election opponent, Matt Bevin. Senator McConnell led Bevin 60 percent to 30 percent. McConnell will now face his Democrat opponent Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in the general election in November. In his victory speech, Senator McConnell linked Grimes to President Obama and to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. In contrast, Grimes accused McConnell of causing gridlock in Washington. Conservatives are understandably upset about McConnell’s primary victory. Many were banking on Matt Bevin becoming the next Senator Ted Cruz and hoping for a fundamental change in the composition of the Republican party. Now that McConnell has won his primary election, will you vote for him and/or support him in his fight against Alison Grimes? Why or why not?

I have heard numerous conservatives say that they will vote for and support Grimes over McConnell to send a message to the Republican establishment. They argue that supporting the Democrat opponent will force Republicans like McConnell to move further to the right. Do you think its really worth supporting a Democrat? If so, for what reasons would you support a Democrat candidate over the Republican candidate in the general election?

Upcoming Primary: Georgia US Senate Tuesday, May 20

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Georgians will be voting in several primary elections, including those for Congress. We will focus on the US Senate primary.  Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss is not seeking reelection this year.

Here is a list of Republicans running for this seat, along with their respective websites:

Congressman Paul Broun, M.D. http://www.paulbroun.com/

Art Gardner http://www.gardnersenate.com/

Congressman Phil Gingrey, M.D. http://gingrey.com/bio/

Derrick Grayson http://www.grayson2014.com/

Karen Handel http://www.karenhandel.com/

Congressman Jack Kingston http://vote.jackkingston.org/

David Perdue https://perduesenate.com/

Here is a list of Democrats running for this seat, along with their respective websites:

Michelle Nunn http://www.michellenunn.com/

Branko Radulovacki, M.D. http://drradforsenate.com/

Todd Robinson http://www.todd4ussenate.org/

The Libertarian running for this seat is:

Amanda Swafford http://www.amandaswafford.net/

In this crowded Republican race for Senator Chambliss’ seat, 3 candidates have risen to the top: Former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, Congressman Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue. Neither candidate is expected to clear the 50 percent threshold necessary to move on to the general election in November, thus leading to a runoff. The top 2 candidates will most likely have another 9 weeks to compete against one another. It is crucial that Republicans hold on to Georgia if they want to take over the Senate.

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Handel and Kingston are both attacking Perdue over the time he has spent abroad and over his business career. Perdue has criticized Handel for not having a college degree.  The attacks that are likely to continue for another 9 weeks are feeding the Democrats information that they will most likely use against the Republican frontrunner in the general election.

What’s the real danger in extending the primary another 9 weeks if no clear winner is determined tomorrow? A quiet victory for Michelle Nunn, the presumed frontrunner on the Democratic side of the primary. While Republicans continue to fight with each other, Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn, will have 9 extra weeks without GOP opposition to fundraise and to campaign.

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Perdue is the only GOP candidate leading Michelle Nunn by an average of 3 points. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/georgia_senate_race.html Shouldn’t the Republicans unite so that they can hold onto this seat rather than fight with each other for another 9 weeks? How do you think this election will turn out?

Georgians, please remember to vote in this primary on Tuesday, May 20, 2014!

 

Upcoming Primary: Ohio CD 8 US Congress May 6

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Ohioans will be voting in several primary elections. We will focus on the US Congress primary for CD 8. House Speaker John Boehner, who represents this district, is running for reelection this year.

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There is a lot to be said about Speaker Boehner, so I will leave it to you to do so. This is his website: http://www.speaker.gov/.

Here is a list of Republicans who are running to unseat Speaker Boehner, along with their respective websites:

Eric Gurr http://gurrforcongress.com/

J.D. Winteregg http://www.jdwinteregg.com/

Here is a list of Democrats who are running for this seat:

Matthew Guyette https://www.facebook.com/GuyetteforCongress

Tom Poetter http://www.poetterforcongress.com/

The Constitution Party candidate running for this seat is:

Jim Condit, Jr. http://www.jimconditjr2010.com/

For fun, please see this ad against Speaker Boehner.

Ohioans, please remember to vote in this primary on Tuesday, May 6, 2014!

Upcoming Primary: North Carolina US Senate Tuesday, May 6

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, North Carolinians will be voting in several primary elections, including those for Congress. We will focus on the US Senate primary.  Senator Kay Hagan is running for reelection this year.

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Senator Hagan continues to support Obamacare, despite a recent High Point University poll stating that 54% of North Carolinians disapprove of the law. Senator Hagan blames insurance companies for cancelling health insurance plans as those plans are, according to her, “substandard.” In addition, Senator Hagan has repeated the “if you like your plan, you can keep it” lie.

Here is a list of the Republicans in this crowded primary running for Senator Hagan’s seat along with their respective websites:

Ted Alexander http://tedforsenate.com/

Alex Lee Bradshaw http://www.bradshaw4nc.com/

Greg Brannon http://gregbrannon.com/

Heather Grant http://www.heathergrantnc.com/

Mark Harris http://www.markharrisforsenate.com/

Edward Kryn http://edwardkrynforussenate.com/

James E. Snyder http://www.jamesesnyderjr.com/

Thom Tillis http://thomtillis.com/

Currently, Thom Tillis is poised to win this primary. In a matchup between Tillis and Senator Hagan, they are virtually tied.

In addition to this primary, Rep. Renee Ellmers is running for reelection in CD 2 against Clay Aiken, American Idol runner up. Apparently competing on two reality shows (Idol and Celebrity Apprentice) qualifies a person to serve as a Congressman. What’s next? Kongresswoman Kardashian?

North Carolinians, please remember to vote in this primary on Tuesday, May 6, 2014!

Upcoming Primary: Florida House CD 19 Tuesday, April 22

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Floridians will be voting in a primary for Congressional District 19, which encompasses southwest Florida, from Fort Myers to Marco Island.  This district was most recently represented by Trey Radel (R), who resigned on January 27, 2014 after being found guilty of possession of cocaine and sentenced to one year of supervised probation.

Here’s a list of the Republicans running for this seat along with their respective websites:

Curt Clawson http://www.curtclawson.com/

Michael Dreikorn http://www.dreikornforcongress.com/

Brian Gibens http://www.gibens4congress.com/

Paige Kreegel http://paigekreegel.com/

The Democrat running for this seat is:

April Freeman http://www.aprilfreeman.com/

The Libertarian Party candidate running for this seat is:

Ray Netherwood http://www.ray2014.com/

Fun fact about this district: House Speaker John Boehner and his wife recently purchased a condo in Marco Island. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/john-boehner-buys-marco-island-condo/2166480

Floridians who live in CD 19, please remember to vote in this special primary on Tuesday, April 22, 2014!

 

 

Midterm Primary Elections Information

With all of the primary elections coming up, I wanted to share this link with you:

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G14/events.phtml?format=chronological

As you can see, it provides all of the dates for each primary election, as well as information on candidates running in each primary.

I will be writing more in depth about some of these elections, but I thought you would all find this information useful.