Daily Archives: September 4, 2010

Major Concerns Surface Regarding Christine O’Donnell’s (R-DE) Senate Campaign by Gregory Hilton

Christine O'Donnell, 42, is now running for the U.S. Senate for the third time. Her previous campaigns were in 2006 and 2008 when she was defeated by Joe Biden by a 65% to 35% margin. O'Donnell is not a college graduate and her 2009 income was $5,000. The Tea Party Express now says it may spend as much as $600,000 backing her candidacy.

Christine O’Donnell is challenging Rep. Mike Castle in the September 14th Delaware Republican primary for the U.S. Senate nomination. Her candidacy has received favorable attention from Tea Party groups across the nation, and a new poll shows her within 5 points of Castle. The Tea Party Express which spent over $600,000 promoting Senate candidates Sharron Angle (R-NV) and Joe Miller (R-AK) is now threatening to do the same thing in Delaware, but informed sources are skeptical of the claim. They have spent $46,000 on an initial ad buy and their spending could reach $250,000. This is a real boost to her campaign but at the same time O’Donnell is receiving increased media scrutiny. Continue reading

Skip-a-Space: Labor Targets Rep. Zack Space (D-OH) by Gregory Hilton

A headline on today’s liberal website Daily Kos is “Thank You, Dan Maes (R-CO).” They are referring to a controversial gubernatorial candidate who will not leave the race even though he has no chance and the GOP could win without him. The Daily Kos is correct in expressing their thanks to Maes, and in a similar fashion I would like to thank the SEIU and the Change to Win labor unions. First, they spent over $10 million to defeat Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) even though she provided the final vote for the passage of Obamacare. They were upset because she was against the public option. Lincoln is now losing to her GOP opponent by 41%, and no incumbent in Senate history has ever run this poorly. Continue reading

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Call For New Contract With America by Gregory Hilton

Two prominent GOP Senators today called for a new Contract With America. They want a document similar to what was advocated by Newt Gingrich and House Republicans in 1994 that helped the party catapult to victory. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was a guest on Fox News Sunday while Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Meet The Press. Both Senators are optimistic about GOP prospects in November, but they believe it is not sufficient to emphasize opposition to the Obama administration and Congressional Democrats. The original Contract With America described an initial legislative agenda for the Republican Party, and it committed the GOP to specific promises if they were allowed to become the majority party for the first time in 40 years. Continue reading