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Marco Rubio Makes His Move For 2016

Marco Rubio Makes His Move For 2016 | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio hasn’t popped up in an early-primary state in six months, leaving potential Republican rivals like Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Louisiana Gov.
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Lindsey Graham faces down primary challenge - POLITICO.com Print View

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If any Senate Republican up for re-election next year would seem ripe for a primary defeat it’s Lindsey Graham.
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Mass. GOP candidate Gomez on his own for now

Mass. GOP candidate Gomez on his own for now | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is on his own — at least for now.
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K Street Republicans spend big on pro-amnesty TV buy | WashingtonExaminer.com

K Street Republicans spend big on pro-amnesty TV buy | WashingtonExaminer.com | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
When establishment Republicans want to crush the conservative grassroots they turn to Doug Holtz-Eakin’s American Action Network. Last April when Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock challenged then-Sen.
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Crony K-Street

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A little bit of crazy | CapeCodToday.Com

A little bit of crazy | CapeCodToday.Com | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Cape Cod daily community, police and fire, town and political news, events calendar, local opinions, and business directory.
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Tea party has had it with GOP

Tea party has had it with GOP | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Feeling betrayed by the Republican Party and its leaders, tea party groups in Ohio appear to be uniting and moving toward either a split from the GOP or action to punish Republican candidates who fail ideological purity tests.
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Congressman Steve King is Not Running for Senate

Congressman Steve King is Not Running for Senate | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
"I have said from the beginning this decision requires "the head, the gut, and the heart" to line up together."
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Steve is not running for Senate and will continue to fight in the House of Representatives.

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Jim DeMint: Ted Cruz is ‘one of the strongest Republicans right now’

Jim DeMint: Ted Cruz is ‘one of the strongest Republicans right now’ | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Former senator heaps praise on Texas senator, saying he's well-loved across the nation.
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#freedomfighters

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Cincy tea party activists fire missive at local GOP lawmakers | Politics Extra

Cincy tea party activists fire missive at local GOP lawmakers | Politics Extra | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Enquirer political reporters blog on political news and updates in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio and Washington
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A Woman Challenger Rises to Primary Lindsey Graham

A Woman Challenger Rises to Primary Lindsey Graham | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Insiders and grassroots activists are starting to zero in on a primary challenger to face off against embattled incumbent US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Graham has become extremely unpopular due...
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The Republican Advantage

The Republican Advantage | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
The decline of swing districts and the rise of partisanship spells trouble for House Democrats.
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OF NOTE: By now, the trend lines are clear. In 1998, we found 164 swing seats—districts within 5 points of the national partisan average, with scores between R+5 and D+5 (a score of R+5 means the district’s vote for the Republican presidential nominees was 5 percentage points above the national average).  The data 15 years ago showed just 148 solidly Republican districts and 123 solidly Democratic seats. Today, only 90 swing seats remain—a 45 percent decline—while the number of solidly Republican districts has risen to 186 and the count of solidly Democratic districts is up to 159.


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Some in GOP eye Obama ideas with envy

Some in GOP eye Obama ideas with envy | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
President Obama has been busy in recent weeks with legacy-burnishing announcements, including Tuesday’s $100 million initiative to map the human brain, and some in the GOP say it’s just the kind of inspiring idea their party used to be known for.
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Obama’s road trip to Texas: make Ted Cruz-Republicans the face of Washington opposition

Obama’s road trip to Texas: make Ted Cruz-Republicans the face of Washington opposition | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
When things look dark and the Deltas face tough times in the movie “Animal House,” fraternity leader Otter knows exactly what to do: “Road trip!
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Why don’t South Carolina conservatives like Lindsey Graham?

Why don’t South Carolina conservatives like Lindsey Graham? | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Senator once again meets resistance at annual meeting with South Carolina Republicans.
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OF NOTE: 

Graham’s poll numbers appear to be slipping in part because he may face at least two conservative challengers in a primary contest next year that are likely to shave off some of his support.

 

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Egregious Ads and Polls from Mark Zuckerberg’s Front Group | RedState

Egregious Ads and Polls from Mark Zuckerberg’s Front Group | RedState | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Imagine the biggest conservative donors in America banding together to form a group, “Progressives for Retirement Security,” for the purpose of promoting
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Carville: Cruz is ‘the most talented and fearless Republican politician’ in 30 years | The Raw Story

Carville: Cruz is ‘the most talented and fearless Republican politician’ in 30 years | The Raw Story | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
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McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky : NPR

McConnell Tries To Show He's Still At Home In Kentucky : NPR | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
The Senate minority leader is up for re-election next year, and polling in his state shows his popularity is suffering.
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Mark Sanford in American Idol Country

Mark Sanford in American Idol Country | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The reporter's favorite Southern town is my home for the next few days, until the special congressional election between Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch comes to a dignified and happy conclusion.
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Palin fires up NRA crowd, hits Obama for using Newtown families

Palin fires up NRA crowd, hits Obama for using Newtown families | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
(CNN) - Sarah Palin blasted President Barack Obama and gun control advocates Friday, blaming them for "exploiting" recent mass shooting tragedies to promote their political agenda.
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OF NOTE: Politics of emotion, she argued, won't make the country safer. "It's the opposite of leadership. It's the manipulation of the people by the politicians for their own political ends. It's not just self-serving. It's destructive and it must stop."

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Ron Conway pledges to oust senators who rejected background checks | The Technology Chronicles | an SFGate.com blog

Ron Conway pledges to oust senators who rejected background checks | The Technology Chronicles | an SFGate.com blog | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Ron Conway pledges to oust senators who rejected background checks
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A dark horse emerges as a potential GOP mayoral candidate

A dark horse emerges as a potential GOP mayoral candidate | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Hold your horses! While all the talk's been about which Democrat will be the next mayor of Philadelphia, there's something brewing in the previously pulseless, but now rejuvenated local GOP - including the possible candidacy of a surprising dark...
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Barack Obama can't pass gun control despite 90 per cent support. Truly, he is a lame-duck president – Telegraph Blogs

Barack Obama can't pass gun control despite 90 per cent support. Truly, he is a lame-duck president – Telegraph Blogs | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Yesterday, the most modest of gun control proposals died in the Senate.
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Barack Obama’s America

Barack Obama’s America | Elections Roundup | Scoop.it
Obama's America is an unfolding nightmare. And as yet there's no sign of the dawn's early light.
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