Republicans

Mehmoot: Oz Wins PA Primary Recount By 951 Votes

Harrisburg’s ABC News affiliate reports: Acting Secretary of State Leigh M. Chapman announced today the mandatory statewide recount confirmed Mehmet Oz as the winner of the U.S. Senate Republican race. Oz received 419,999 votes, 951 more than the second-place finisher, David McCormick, whose vote total was 419,048. McCormick conceded to Oz last Friday ahead of the recount being completed. “It’s …

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Scalise: We Didn’t Try To Ban Planes After 9/11 [VIDEO]

“Airplanes were used that day, as the weapon to kill thousands of people and to inflict terror on our country. There wasn’t a conversation about banning airplanes. “There was a conversation about connecting the dots. How can we try to figure out if there are signs we can see to stop the next attack from happening?” :Thank God we have …

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Carl Paladino Now Admits Spreading False Flag Claims

Spectrum News NY reports: Earlier this month, prospective congressional candidate Carl Paladino both shared on Facebook and sent in an email blast a post that invokes “false flag” conspiracy theories in connection to recent mass shootings in his hometown of Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. “I didn’t write it but did carelessly republish it without clearly reading it,” Paladino texted late …

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Gohmert Blames Mass Shootings On Lack Of Praying

“To be told that we have no courage – we were told in debate last week – Democrats don’t want to hear anymore about social media, violent video games, Hollywood, mental illness. “And they sure don’t want to hear anymore about prayers. They’re disgusted hearing about prayers. And they certainly don’t want to hear about fatherlessness, drug use. “Look, maybe …

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REPORT: Senate Candidate Blake Masters Involved In Physical Fracas With Man Wearing BLM Shirt [VIDEO]

The Green Valley News reports: Peter Jackson expected to ruffle some feathers when he showed up at a GOP candidate mixer Saturday night wearing a “Jail Trump” hat and a “Black Lives Matter” t-shirt. What he didn’t expect was to be on the receiving end of a right hook by an upset woman, knocked to the ground by a U.S. …

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Colorado To Investigate Boebert For Alleged Scam

The New York Times reports: Colorado officials are examining allegations that Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican representing the state’s western half, inflated the mileage she logged on the campaign trail in 2020 and then used more than $20,000 in reimbursements from donors to pay off years of tax liens on her restaurant. The Denver Post first reported in February 2021 …

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DeSantis Backs Criminalizing Taking Kids To Drag Shows

Florida Politics reports: Following outcry over viral videos of a Dallas Pride Month drag show aimed at kids, Gov. Ron DeSantis says he is looking into preventing bringing children to such shows. Rep. Anthony Sabatini, an outspoken right-wing Republican who is running for Florida’s 7th Congressional District, called for an “emergency Special Session” on the matter, citing “Pride on the …

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Trump Appointee To Briefly Hold Devin Nunes’ Seat

Fresno’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Associated Press has projected Connie Conway will win the special election for California’s 22nd Congressional District. This seat was formerly held by Republican Devin Nunes, who left the position to take a role at Donald Trump’s social media company. Conway has spent most of her life in Central California and was a member of …

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Blake Masters Suggests Capitol Riot Was Setup By FBI

CNN reports: Blake Masters, the Republican Senate candidate from Arizona, met with conservative activists at a Phoenix IHOP this spring and was asked whether he would support investigating US intelligence operations to uncover the federal government’s “nefarious activities.” Masters replied, “Absolutely,” and then floated the conspiracy theory that the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol actually may have …

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Thune Drubs QAnon Riot Attendee In Senate Primary

The Argus Leader reports: South Dakota Sen. John Thune dispatched his two primary contenders Tuesday with relative ease. Facing his first primary challenge since winning office in 1996, Thune was winning with 73% of the vote as of 10:50 p.m.. Bruce Whalen, had 20% while Mark Mowry had 7%. Both Whalen, 60, and Mowry, 65, contended that former President Donald …

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Shitposting DeSantis Spox Registers As Foreign Agent

The Washington Post reports: A spokeswoman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) this week registered as a foreign agent of a former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, belatedly detailing work she performed for the politician between 2018 and 2020. The spokeswoman, Christina Pushaw, made the disclosure following contact from the Justice Department, according to her attorney, Michael Sherwin. She began …

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Carl Paladino Denies Posting Mass Shooting False Flag Claims: “I Don’t Even Know How To Post On Facebook”

The Buffalo News reports: A post on congressional candidate Carl P. Paladino’s Facebook page repeated conspiracy theories about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Texas, linking them to the kind of “false flag” ideas that claim government involvement in similar tragedies. Paladino, who has been accused of racism for a history of inflammatory statements, denied any knowledge of the …

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POLL: Greitens +6 In Missouri GOP Senate Primary

The Hill reports: Disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens leads the field of Republicans vying for the party’s nomination to succeed retiring Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College. The poll of 1,000 likely GOP primary voters in Missouri found Greitens notching 26 percent support ahead of the Aug. 2 nominating contest. …

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QAnon-Backed Cultist Loses New Jersey House Primary

The right wing New Jersey Globe reports: The New Jersey Globe projects that Rep. Chris Smith (R-Manchester) has won the Republican primary in the 4th congressional district against several challengers, including Roger Stone-backed podcaster Mike Crispi. As of 10:53 p.m., Smith had 58% of the vote to Crispi’s 37%. After former President Donald Trump angrily called for a primary challenger …

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Cultist Covidiot Creamed In New Jersey House Primary

The New Jersey Advance reports: Businessman Bob Healey defeated gym owner Ian Smith to win the Republican nomination Tuesday to take on two-term Democratic Rep. Andy Kim this fall in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District, according to a projection from the Associated Press. The AP called the race around midnight with 83% of the votes counted. Healey was up by …

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Cultist Covidiot Wins South Dakota GOP Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has elevated her national prominence through a hands-off approach to pandemic restrictions, won the Republican primary on Tuesday against a former legislative leader who accused her of using the office to mount a 2024 White House bid. The first-term governor’s primary win against former South Dakota House Speaker Steve Haugaard …

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AUDIT: Florida Undercounted COVID Cases And Deaths

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports: A review of Florida’s COVID-19 case and mortality statistics produced by the state’s Auditor General found the amount of cases and deaths reported by the Department of Health were underreported due to data collection issues. The report, published on June 1, comes after a Florida Dept. of Health Office of Inspector General investigation concluded claims …

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MTG Falls For Parody Tweet By “Dr. Lyle P. Lysol”

Raw Story reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., expressed her outrage on Monday after a Twitter censored a satirist who propagated a right-wing narrative that most pregnant women who took Pfizer’s vaccine in a clinical trial lost their babies as a result of getting the jab. One user pointed out that Dr. Lysol’s was a parody account whose profile picture …

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Sen. Rick Scott Doubles Down On Plan To Raise Taxes: “I’d Like To Apologize To Absolutely Nobody” [VIDEO]

Florida Politics reports: Sen. Rick Scott is doubling down on his “11-point plan to rescue America,” paying homage to a UFC fighter along the way. In a video accompanying “new additions and updates” as part of a “Rescue America 2.0,” Scott quotes Conor McGregor in signaling defiance to the critics of the proposal. “President (Joe) Biden, Chuck Schumer, and even …

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Carl Paladino Calls Recent Mass Shootings False Flags

Media Matters reports: Carl Paladino, who announced that he’s running for Congress, previously shared a post on Facebook which pushed conspiracy theories about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The Facebook post portrayed the tragedies as false flag attacks meant to help Democrats “revoke the 2nd amendment and take away guns” and claimed “the Texas …

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