Tag Archives: GOP

Paul Ryan: Liberal Elites Are Trying To Buy Congress

CNN reports: House Speaker Paul Ryan pointed to a “green wave” of money that Democrats have infused into the midterm elections, telling a crowd of Republican supporters on Wednesday that “this is our challenge.” “We really don’t see a blue wave,” he said. “We see a green wave of money and this is our challenge. We see liberals on the …

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NEVADA: Dead “Pro-Trump Pimp” Likely To Win Election

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: The notices posted at the polling places where Dennis Hof’s name will appear on the ballot — despite his death on Tuesday — will unlikely deter Republican voters from casting ballots in his favor on Nov. 6. “I would venture to guess that there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll be elected,” said John Koenig, …

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FORECAST: Dems To Flip Up To Eight Governorships

The Hill reports: Democrats are likely to pick up a handful of governor seats in November, according to a new forecast from data analysis site FiveThirtyEight. The forecast predicts Democratic governors will be in charge in 23 or 24 states, with Republicans holding the remaining 26 or 27 states. Republicans currently hold 33 governor’s seats, with 16 held by Democrats. …

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McConnell Vows To Try Again On Obamacare Repeal If Republicans Win More Senate Seats In The Midterms

Reuters reports: Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the healthcare law a “disappointment.” In a forecast of 2019 policy goals tempered by uncertainty about who will win the congressional elections, McConnell also blamed costly …

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Homocon New York State Senate Candidate Screams Defense Of Proud Boys At NYC Council Speaker [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: The Metropolitan Republican Club has stood perhaps most forcefully behind McInnes and the Proud Boys. On Sunday, the group put out a statement touting their support for free speech, adding that “Gavin’s talk on Friday night, while at times politically incorrect and a bit edgy, was certainly not inciting violence.” Members of the club have also come to …

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GOP Senator Rips “Fake News” Hannity In New Book

The Daily Beast reports: Dubbing Hannity-like programming as “polititainment,” GOP Sen. Ben Sasse described in the book his Trump-era clashes with the Fox host as “unusually unpleasant,” and laid out several examples of what he saw as failures of Hannity to inform the public in good faith. The Nebraska senator said most storylines on the top-rated Fox News show could …

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Proud Boys Founder To NYC Republicans Club: You Need “Rude Violent Disgusting Scum Foot Soldiers Like Us”

“Eric Holder saying when they go low, we kick them? I like that. Let’s get low. Let’s be disgusting. Let’s make some fucking jokes. Can we kill a dead guy who ran Japan’s Socialist Party, please. It happened 58 years ago, relax. That is my beef with the right, is they’re so sacred. And they’re so pure and so careful …

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NEVADA: “Pro-Trump Pimp” Found Dead In His Brothel

Las Vegas’s ABC affiliate reports: Nevada brothel owner and GOP Assembly candidate Dennis Hof has died. The Nye County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hof’s death Tuesday morning at the Love Ranch in Crystal, outside of Pahrump. Detectives and deputies are currently on scene and conducting an investigation into his death. Hof was 72 years old. His cause of death is unknown …

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FLORIDA: GOP Official Kills Fleeing Shoplifter, Previously Held Anti-Parkland Rally, Attended Confederacy Rally

Fort Lauderdale’s ABC affiliate reports: Lakeland police have released surveillance video showing a city commissioner shoot a man who was trying to steal a hatchet from his military surplus store. Michael Dunn is a Lakeland City Commissioner who took office in January of 2018. The shooting happened Oct. 3 at the Vets Army Navy Surplus which is owned by Dunn. …

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NEW YORK: GOP Gov Candidate Says He’s “Ashamed” That Proud Boys Were Invited To Speak At GOP Club

The New York Daily News reports: GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro on Tuesday said he is “a bit ashamed” that a Manhattan Republican Club invited the head of the ultra-national right wing group The Proud Boys to speak over the weekend. “I’m embarrassed these individuals were invited to speak,” Molinaro said during a 90-minute appearance before the Daily News Editorial …

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MINNESOTA: Anti-LGBT Republican Attorney General Candidate Vows To Fire Every Dem Lawyer If Elected

Minnesota’s Bring Me The News reports: Republican Attorney General candidate Doug Wardlow is coming under scrutiny for comments made during a private fundraiser this week. Audio recorded by a DFL staffer obtained by Bring Me The News, which had earlier been sent to MPR, reveals Wardlow promising a mass firing of Democratic attorneys currently working at the AG’s Office under …

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Trump Has Already Raised $106M For 2020 Campaign

New York Magazine reports: At this point in their first terms, the last five presidents had raised a combined $0 for their own reelection campaigns. But like so many other norms, Donald Trump has smashed that one, raising more than $100 million toward his own bid for a second term in office, Federal Election Commission filings show. Between his own …

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McCarthy Introduces Bill To Fund Trump’s Border Wall

Roll Call reports: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has introduced legislation that includes more than $23 billion for President Donald Trump’s border security agenda and numerous enforcement provisions aimed at cracking down on sanctuary cities and undocumented criminals, a proposal that could boost his bid to lead the House GOP after next month’s elections. The California Republican introduced the bill …

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MINNESOTA: GOP Senate Candidate Exposed For Her Facebook Post Comparing Michelle Obama To “Chimp”

The Huffington Post reports: Republican Karin Housley, a state senator running to represent Minnesota in the U.S. Senate, compared then-first lady Michelle Obama to a “chimp” in 2009. In an April 2009 Facebook post, Housley criticized the first lady’s posture when she met Queen Elizabeth II. “Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our First Ladies to at …

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Protester Disrupts Anthem At NFL Game [VIDEO]

Yahoo Sports reports: Once again, a protester took action during the national anthem prior to an NFL game, speaking out on a cause important to them and using the anthem and an NFL game as a platform for their views. But this time, the protester wasn’t a player, and he wasn’t speaking out against racial inequality. During Sunday’s national anthem, …

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GEORGIA: GOP Senator Rips Phone Away From Student Trying To Ask Him About Voter Suppression [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) ripped a phone out of a constituent’s hand late Saturday morning as the constituent was recording their encounter. The Republican senator was being asked a question about Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp‘s widely-reported attempts to purge the voter registrations of thousands of black voters in the Peach State. As the …

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GOP Candidate Says He Chose “Poor Metaphor” When He Threatened To Stomp Dem’s Face With “Golf Spikes”

The Hill reports: Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Scott Wagner (R) took down a video saying that he would “stomp all over” Gov. Tom Wolf’s face Friday, stating that he had chosen a “poor metaphor” in making the comments. Wagner said that “I shouldn’t have said what I said” in the Facebook video live-streamed Friday. Wagner told PennLive.com that he meant his …

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ARIZONA: State GOP Operatives Get Busted Trying To Donate “Communist Party” Money To Dem House Rep

The Guardian reports: Two young Arizona Republicans tried to make a donation to a congressman while posing as members of a university communist party, in an apparent attempt to tie the Democrat to the far left. On Friday afternoon in Flagstaff, two men who called themselves Jose Rosales and Ahmahd Sadia walked into the campaign office of first-term Democrat Tom …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham To TMZ: “I’m Not Gay” [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Lindsey Graham is going high in response to Chelsea Handler going low, after she claimed to out him on Twitter. We got the Senator from South Carolina Friday at Reagan National Airport, and asked him about Handler’s #NationalComingOutDay tweet. Instead of blasting her — as many others have — Graham insisted Chelsea had every right to say whatever …

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Court Sets Trial For Indicted GOP Rep: February 2020

CNN reports: A federal judge on Thursday set a trial date of Feb. 3, 2020, for the insider trading case in which Rep. Chris Collins, his son and another man are charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements stemming from an alleged scheme centered on an Australian pharmaceutical company. Collins, a Republican from Western New York state who …

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