Daily Archives: September 16, 2010

The Top Priority Senate Races For Conservatives

This will be an excellent year for the GOP but conservative Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are struggling in a variety of races. We spoke with officials of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a variety of conservative activists to develop a list of top targets. We asked them who are the candidates who most need money and volunteers. The responses we received are listed below.
They begin with the close or toss-up races, followed by races that are considered ”Leans Republican”, and finally the “Solid Republican” states. At the bottom are the safe Democratic seats. To recapture the Senate, Republicans need to win ten states, and the top prospects are: Continue reading

New Hampshire Primary: GOP Expected to Sweep All Federal Offices by Gregory Hilton

New Hampshire Republicans finally appear to be united. U.S. Senate nominee Kelly Ayotte is shown with two of her defeated primary rivals, Jim Bender and Ovide Lamontagne.

Ovide Lamontagne conceded the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate at 4:30 pm on Wednesday afternoon. He could have requested a recount because the race was so close, but he instead endorsed former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte. She won by 1,667 votes, and outspent Lamontagne by a 4 to 1 margin. She now faces Congressman Paul Hodes (D) in the race to replace retiring Senator Judd Gregg (R). Continue reading

GOP Needs Only 8 Votes To Continue All Bush Tax Cuts by Gregory Hilton

The Congressional Blue Dog Coalition today released a letter signed by 31 House Democrat which advocates extension of all the Bush era tax cuts which are scheduled to expire in January. The letter says the nation is facing the worst economic decline since the 1930’s Depression, and it urges caution in raising taxes during a recession. The conservative and moderate Democrats believe keeping all the tax cuts will help stimulate the economy and help small businesses. Some of the Blue Dogs want a temporary tax cut while others are advocating a permanent extension. Continue reading