Primary Night: McConnell wins (KY), Perdue-Kingston Runoff (GA), Wehby (OR)
(updates to follow as results known in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon Republican primaries)
Well, that was quick.
Major media have called the race for Mitch McConnell.
Erick Erickson says he donated to McConnell even before the polls closed.
If I can, you can. #majority pic.twitter.com/nVsGXnalue
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) May 20, 2014
Rally around the Mitch?
We congratulate Senator McConnell and urge Republicans to come together to defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes. #KYsen http://t.co/aLjScWaBca
— Senate Conservatives (@SCF) May 20, 2014
You can follow the incoming returns at the AP Election website and at Politico.
Per @AP, Rep. Jack Kingston clinches second-place spot in #GASen GOP primary; he'll join David Perdue in July 22 runoff
— USA TODAY Washington (@USATWashington) May 21, 2014
Perdue, even though we dont know runoff foe: "One thing we did do tonighgt is we retired three career politicians." #gapol #GASen
— Daniel Malloy (@ajconwashington) May 21, 2014
Wow, David Purdue attacking those he beat and his runoff opponent before he even knows who it is. #gasen going to get messier for the GOP
— Justin Barasky (@JustinBarasky) May 21, 2014
You can follow the incoming returns at Politico.
.@AP calls #ORSen GOP primary for surgeon Monica Wehby over state Rep. Jason Conger; she'll face Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley in November
— USA TODAY Washington (@USATWashington) May 21, 2014
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yeah that bastion of conservativeness erikson….meh
The Libs are doing a heck of a job getting the Repubs hate each other; so they can control and win.
Likewise the GOPe.
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I’m going to go on asking this question until I get an answer.
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I suspect Debbi Wasserman and the DNC donated to McConnell’s campaign even before the polls closed, too.
Erickson surprises me, he may be maturing. Of course the Senate Conservatives Fund endorses Mitch, they are conservative Republicans and he is facing a Democratic drone for Obama and Reid.
But it’s nice to know that some won’t be with us, and would rather see Reid keep control than the unanimous choice of our Senate Caucus to lead them be reelected. It helps clarify just “where they are coming from,” and it isn’t our side.
If they are leaving the party forever or whatever drama, does that mean we no longer have to listen to them kvetching about everything and everybody? God, they complain more about our people than they do about Obama.
And I guess we will find out just how many of them there are, too. Remember the Ron Paul groupies used to win every online poll and smoke any blog that criticized him, but the effect of them leaving was marginal. We’ll see!
“complain more about our people than they do about Obama”?
Well, yes, it would be reasonable to be concerned about a Republican party that forgot that their platform is essentially opposite the leftist Democrat Party’s platform, and therefore, Republicans who enable (and have for decades) the Democrats achieving ‘their’ agenda ought to be voted out of office.
I’m not in Kentucky, but here in Virginia, Congress Critter Eric Cantor (minion of John Boehner) is a good example of DC politics over the supposed beliefs and principles of the Republican Party. Keeping GOP people in power who do nothing to prevent the Leftist takeover of this country – well, I consider that worth complaining about.
I’m not going to down-vote you, but very strongly disagree that we should support unprincipled Democrat wolves in Republican clothing claiming to be conservative.
That’s what has gotten the party into the mire of bad, destructive and immoral policies, low voter and financial support and the nation into joblessness, food stamps, welfare, and an invasion of anti-American lawless people into government and the streets of America.
Sam, you seem to believe there is actually a difference between the two political parties. From where most of us sit, it looks like they’re in bed together.
Maybe voters should simply toss every incumbent. If nothing else, it would create enough chaos that they’d leave us alone while they ordered new drapes.
It looks more and more like you are on the money!
When Rubio (and McConnell) joined the Gang of 8 Amnesty Bill, I wrote him a long letter and changed my voter status to independent.
No more loyalty to the Republicans I have voted for over 6 decades. They are in cahoots with the enemy.
For someone who pretends “whatever” about conservatives leaving the GOP in droves, you sure do have alot to say about them.
So will the Conservatives stay home and cost us the Senate?
So be it. The RNC knew Romney was a vote suppressor when they nominated him and they went ahead. The RNC threw the 2008 race.
Sometimes you can’t prevent a suicidal person from self-destruction.
Apparently so. Just like they cost the Republicans the Presidency the last time.
Provide the evidence that an absence of conservative support cost Romney the swing states he needed to carry in order to be elected.
You can’t. I have made this challenge to people like you dozens of times on numerous blogs – and the evidence has never been produced because it doesn’t exist.
But keep on bashing a crucial part of the base, genius.
As usual, no evidence, no response
Who, may I ask, is “us”? If Conservatives stay home (as they should, since there is virtually no difference between the likes of McConnell and any Democrat) it is because there is no one to vote for. It seems to me that the “us” you refer to is the Republican Party, and you are conceding that it does not welcome Conservatives.
Don’t overlook the possibility of disaffected conservatives voting for Grimes just to get McConnell out of the Senate. It might be worthwhile to lose one Senate seat if it sends a bolt of fear through the GOPe.
Believe me, if I lived in Kentucky I would be seriously thinking along those lines.
Hopefully you’ll understand one day that it’s this very presumption that the GOP is owed our votes that’s at the core of the GOP’s slow demise. If voters do not vote for your candidates it is not the voters’ fault. No voter owes the GOP anything.