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GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

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WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment elements defended incumbents against tea party-linked challengers. Total spending by independent groups (excluding those known for supporting Democrats) in contested Republican congressional primaries soared to $46 million by the end of June, according to a review of Federal Election Commission records by The Huffington Post. That ...

Jul 3 2014, 6:30am CDT

Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post YouTube Videos

Topics: Walter Jones, Elise Stefanik, Scott Reed, Chris McDaniel, Brett Favre

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ATA Applauds Senators’ Push for Federal Telemedicine Improvements

Source: PRWeb

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today announced its appreciation to U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) for their efforts to push for improvements in telemedicine coverage under Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Communications Commission programs.(PRWeb July 30, 2014)Read the full story at ...
Full article at: PRWeb 1 day ago, 2:03pm CDT


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Carlson: Tea party versus business backers in the bayou

Source: Salt Lake Tribune

WASHINGTON • Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to the New York Times’s Joe Nocera, national political director Rob Engstrom told the heads of the chamber’s regional groups that the mother ship planned to support Louisiana’s Mary L. Landrieu in a close race ...
Full article at: Salt Lake Tribune 2 days ago, 11:01am CDT

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Joe Carr: 'Grassroots Has Absolutely Caught Fire' against Lamar Alexander

Source: Big Government

Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr, the conservative candidate who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in an August 7th primary, said the "grassroots has absolutely caught fire" as he closes in on Alexander in the final week of the campaign. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday, an enthusiastic Carr, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and talk radio host Laur ...
Full article at: Big Government 3 days ago, 11:16am CDT

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GOP is 'more conservative' because of tea party

Source: WND

By Andrew J. Ireland WASHINGTON – The tea party is winning something more important than elections, says Richard Viguerie. The heart of a political party. The man deemed the “funding father” of the conservatism for his pioneering of direct mail campaigns says there is more at play. “While we haven’t had a lot of high profile election victories this year, the [No.] 1 goal of the limited government constitutional tea party type cons ...
Full article at: WND 6 days ago, 7:58pm CDT

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A Personal Super PAC Is The Latest Weapon For This Year's Senate Candidate

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- This year, for the first time since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling unleashed the unlimited-money super PAC, the majority of Senate races feature super PACs that focus on just one candidate. These personalized super PACs had entered the presidential contest in a big way in 2012, as groups emerged to back President Barack Obama, GOP nominee Mitt Romney and practically every other Republican candidate running in the primaries. The groups also appeared in so ...
Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post Jul 19 2014, 6:30am CDT

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Mississippi Supreme Court Rejects McDaniel's Request for Access to Election Records

Source: Big Government

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request by state Sen. Chris McDaniel to grant him unfettered access to un-redacted election records from the June 24 GOP primary runoff against Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). McDaniel’s team had asked the court to issue a blanket ruling ordering courthouses throughout the state of Mississippi to grant him or his designees access to un-redacted poll books and ...
Full article at: Big Government Jul 17 2014, 3:08pm CDT

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Rand Paul to Attend Silicon Valley 'Conservatarian' Conference

Source: Big Government

After having had private meetings with Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and Napster co-founder Sean Parker, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will attend a "conservatarian" tech conference this weekend in Silicon Valley that is being organized by a former Jeb Bush adviser.  The Reboot conference is reportedly organized by a group called LincolnLabs, which is part of the "Koch brothers' political network ...
Full article at: Big Government Jul 17 2014, 12:53pm CDT

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Top Conservatives Demand Reince Priebus Investigate, Censure Henry Barbour for Race-Baiting Mississippi Tactics

Source: Big Government

A coalition of powerful conservative leaders, led by the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, is demanding that Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus censure RNC committeeman Henry Barbour for his role in racially incendiary appeals to Democratic voters that voting for Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) was a means of helping stop the Tea Party. The coalition, which includes TPPCF chair Jenny Beth Martin, ...
Full article at: Big Government Jul 16 2014, 10:35am CDT

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Boyle: McDaniel Camp Found '8,300 Vote Irregularities'

Source: Big Government

On Tuesday’s broadcast of Armed Forces Radio Talk’s “Sandy Rios in the Morning,” Breitbart News’ Matthew Boyle said that evidence of “8,300 vote irregularities” has been discovered by Chris McDaniel’s campaign in its challenge to Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) primary victory over McDaniel.  The number of irregularities is “more than the margin of victory” according to Boyle.  He also said that “under half” ...
Full article at: Big Government Jul 15 2014, 12:56pm CDT


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