Operation Counterweight  (Page 2)

David Cicilline (D RI-01) buys votes the old fashioned way, with federal money

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:18pm 8/4/2012 at 12:18pm

Disgraced former Mayor of Providence David Cicilline, who was forced to admit he lied to voters about Providence’s financial health when running for Congress in 2010, is out with a new television ad which is typical of how Rhode Island politicians buy votes with taxpayer money:

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Despite huge funds, Mike McIntyre (D-NC7) can’t shake challenger

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 10:30am 8/1/2012 at 10:30am

As election day nears, Operation Counterweight continues. Today the spotlight is on the race between incumbent Democrat Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger David Rouzer for North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District.

McIntyre has been called one of the most vulnerable House Democrats of this election cycle. A new poll offers a glimpse into...

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Richard Mourdock – “the economy still stinks”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:24pm 7/31/2012 at 1:24pm

Darin at Reboot Congress has an interesting video of Richard Mourdock, running for Senate in Indiana against Democrat Joe Donnelly.

Mourdock, who defeated Dick Lugar in the primary, is part of Operation Counterweight.  Mourdock still is playing catch up on fundraising, after he spent so much in the primaries.

Mourdock is a prime target...

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No Dem wave in sight, and finalizing Operation Counterweight

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:42pm 7/19/2012 at 4:42pm

Stuart Rothenberg still sees no Dem wave in sight:

Democratic strategists need a dramatic shift in the House playing field if they are going to have any chance of netting the 25 seats they need to regain a majority in the House of Representatives. And that outcome looks increasingly remote.

Right now, the...

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Mia B. Love on Hannity: “The hope and change we would like to see happen lies in people” not government

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 9:37am 7/17/2012 at 9:37am

Mia B. Love appeared on the Sean Hannity Show last night.

The topic of the Barack Obama / Elizabeth Warren theory that people owe their success to government came up:

Meanwhile, Love had a good fundraising quarter, tying incumbent Jim Ma...

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Mourdock outraises Donnelly in 2Q, but still behind in cash on hand

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 8:55pm 7/14/2012 at 8:55pm

I have previously highlighted Richard Mourdock’s attempt to close the cash gap with Democrat Joe Donnelly.

At one level Mourdock has been successful, outraising Donnelly in the 2d Quarter, but since he started behind by $800k and had to spend money on the primary, he still trails:

A half-million dollar cash advantage in...

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Allen West targeted by new Soros-backed SuperPAC

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 3:50pm 7/11/2012 at 3:50pm

I have mentioned before how Allen West is on the top 10 target list for Democrats this year, Dem SuperPAC targeting “Tea Party 10″.

For that reason, among others, West is on the Operation Counterweight list, and we have a separate Focus Page with his website and other links.

Now a SuperPAC has been...

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Upstate New York is the heart of Operation Counterweight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 2:29pm 7/3/2012 at 2:29pm

It may seem counter-intuitive, but Upstate New York (the NY flyover country) is a key to holding the House, and will form a core of Operation Counterweight

In 2010, Republicans picked up several seats upstate; redistricting has caused the loss of one upstate seat (and one downstate, Anthony Weiner’s old district)...

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Mia B. Love “the fresh new face of the GOP”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 11:58am 7/3/2012 at 11:58am

Mia B. Love appeared on MSNBC today, and it was a pretty fair segment.

As noted here before, while Jim Matheson is beatable, it’s not going to be easy.  Matheson falsely portrays himself as a moderate.

That “outside money” rolling in mentioned at the end will not pay the campaign bills, so she...

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We need a conservative from Maryland in the U.S. Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 1:57pm 6/30/2012 at 1:57pm

It has been too long, far too long. 26 years long. To put it in perspective, the last time Maryland was represented by a Republican in the Senate, Ronald Reagan was still plotting his “tear down this wall” moment, Steve Jobs had just been kicked out of Apple, and the New...

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Jim Matheson plays a moderate on TV

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:39am 6/27/2012 at 9:39am

I guess Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson running against Mia Love in the new Utah-04 district is a moderate compared to Nancy Pelosi.  His claim to moderation is that on a small number of key votes he has voted against his party, but not when his vote mattered.

Matheson was one of almost three dozen...

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Yes, Mia B. Love will need our help

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 22, 2012 at 10:43am 6/22/2012 at 10:43am

In previous posts we have noted that Mia B. Love will receive financial support from various Republican groups in her race against incumbent Democrat Jim Matheson.

That led me and many readers to believe that Love is all set for money.  But that is a misunderstanding.  The support she will get will be...

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Keep Richard Mourdock strong

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:59pm 6/17/2012 at 6:59pm

Now that Richard Mourdock has defeated Dick Lugar and is well into his general election campaign against Democrat Joe Donnelly, it is of paramount importance that we keep Mourdock’s campaign for Senate strong.

Top-tier Republican figures are aware of this, as evidenced by Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s recent

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Update on Mia B. Love’s Utah Congressional bid

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 3:35pm 6/16/2012 at 3:35pm

After she handled her fellow Republican candidates at the Utah convention back in April, Mia Love is receiving a substantial boost from her party to aide her attempt to oust Democrat Congressman Jim Matheson in the newly created 4th Congressional District.

Many Republicans have been vocal in their support for Mia Love,...

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Allen West on new District: “No one ambushes me”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2012 at 4:01pm 6/11/2012 at 4:01pm

You will remember the outrage which swept the airwaves when redistricting by the Republican legislature redistricted Allen West out of existence.  There was a heated dispute whether West was targeted or just the victim of circumstance dictated by law.

West ended up switching districts.

West discussed it recently, as reported by The...

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Hello-Hello Scott Brown, a/k/a The Elizabeth Warren Accountability Project

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 12:44pm 5/24/2012 at 12:44pm

Will Elizabeth Warren escape accountability for telling what at best were tall tales and at worst lies about her Cherokee heritage?

Will Warren get away with using her mystical heritage strategically to advance her career in a crafty way which provided her with (im)plausible deniability?

Will the use and abuse of the Cherokee...

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Mia B. Love – “One of the 10 most important races in the country this year”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 5:04pm 5/22/2012 at 5:04pm

It’s always interesting to see how the MSM covers a story we have been covering for several months, but the MSM acts amazed.

This time it’s Mia B. Love, being interviewed by Jonathan Karl of ABC News:

Mia Love is unlike any Congressional candidate ever —...

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