Tag: 2018 Congressional Elections

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Conservative conversation was the key that drew my attention to Ricochet five years ago. Of course, ‘conservative’ has different meanings for different folks. For me, having a deep American ancestral heritage, the founding principles of the country occupy a prime position in my definition of conservative. An essential purpose behind the Constitution, in my view, […]

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The War on Drugs, and the offensive against opioids, has collateral damage with faces and names. A friend with cerebral palsy spends every night in the jaws of pain. All day, his mind and body generate enough natural pain suppression to keep him mobile and rational. Then it is time to sleep, to let his […]

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Jeff sits down with U.S. Congressional candidate Rufus Gifford to talk minimum wage, healthcare, and immigration. Mr. Gifford was the ambassador to Denmark under President Obama, as well as the Finance Director for the Democratic National Committee. Mr. Gifford was also a Hollywood producer and the subject of the Netflix documentary series ‘I Am the […]

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Fundraising for Republican congressmen is badly lagging behind fundraising for Democrats. Coupled with the historical pattern that the party in power always takes a drubbing at mid-terms,  Republicans really need to get better at giving their natural voters a reason to vote for them if they don’t want Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer setting the […]

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The Republican controlled Congress, after 7 years of show votes, campaign proclamations, and pinky swears has delivered only the easiest one of the major Republican base issues. The Senate confirmed Justice Gorsuch, merely keeping the status quo, not even yet taking the tough vote of replacing a leftist on the Supreme Court. No repeal of […]

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Amidst news of moderate Senate Republicans reneging on their long-made promises to repeal ObamaCare and President Trump publicly chastising his Attorney General, speculation has swirled about the 2018 race for the United States Senate in the state of Michigan. Debbie Stabenow, who has held the seat since defeating Spencer Abraham in 2000, is likely to seek re-election to a fourth term. Among her possible Republican opponents may be one Robert James Ritchie, better known to the world as rap, rock, and country recording artist Kid Rock.

*record scratch*

Kid Rock?! That’s right. The loud and proud Michigan native issued a press release on July 26 in which he stated he is exploring a possible candidacy: