Some consider Cruz a buffoon but other recognize that he is a buffoon with a mission and a fallowing among the buffoons who dominate the right-wing of the Republican Party and who vote.
Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who calls himself “an unabashed conservative” and outright enemy to “the mushy middle” will use the ultra right-wing setting of the late Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Monday to announce his “outright bid” to become the next President of the United states. Among the conservatives jockeying for a […]
Ben Carson, a retired surgeon popular with Tea Party conservatives, has formally created an exploratory committee to run for president, according to his campaign chief executive, Terry Giles, the Wall Street Journal reported. With the exploratory committee, Carson can raise money that he can transfer to his campaign once it begins, the Journal said. (on.wsj.com/18hKgAj) […]
Since becoming governor, he has softened his approach many wonder what happened?
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been ticking off some of his tea party backers as he positions himself to possibly run for president in 2016, and that may be just what he needs to appeal to business-minded Republicans looking for a candidate who is moderate enough to win a general election. Pence has stoked speculation […]
Race a key contest in their attempt to capture the Senate majority from Democrats.
Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party’s candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall. Republicans see the Alaska race as a key contest in their attempt to capture the Senate majority […]
Republican Lamar Alexander became the latest U.S. senator to fend off a tea party challenge in a primary race Thursday, defeating a state lawmaker who had used a familiar tactic in trying to cast him as an out of touch insider. Meanwhile, scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ bid to hang onto his seat was too […]
Will they be the first challenger to knock off an incumbent U.S. senator this year?
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a 40-year veteran of Tennessee politics, is facing a challenge Thursday from two tea party-styled candidates who have tried to cast him as out of touch with the state’s increasingly conservative electorate. Should state Rep. Joe Carr or Memphis radio station owner George Flinn prevail against Alexander on Thursday, they would […]
Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf
Add Kansas to the list of states where tea partyers tried and failed to knock out Republican Senate incumbents. Next up, Tennessee, and the odds are getting tougher for the upstarts. Three-term Sen. Pat Roberts dispatched tea party favorite Milton Wolf on Tuesday, edging out the radiologist and distant cousin of President Barack Obama in […]
Milton Wolf’s chances of becoming the next tea party insurgent to knock off a GOP party titan got a huge boost when it was revealed that incumbent Pat Roberts’s official residence in Kansas was rented space in a friend’s Dodge City house. The three-term senator seemed perfect for casting as a Washington insider who was […]
The death came just days after tea party-backed candidate was defeated by Cochran
A tea party official charged with conspiring to take photos of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife inside a nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday, police said, days after Cochran won a nasty Republican primary. The body of attorney Mark Mayfield was found Friday morning in the garage of his two-story, brick home in a gated […]
Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012. The emails show former IRS official Lois Lerner mistakenly received an invitation to an event that was meant to go to Sen. Charles […]