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It’s two months until the election, and I get the distinct feeling no one is up for it. Even if the Republicans take the Senate, which still seems more likely than not, it won’t be an Earth-shattering change to the status quo. 2016 will perhaps be more energetic, but as things stand now, the Democrats […]

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Connecticut’s primary election is Tuesday. We’re down to two contenders for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Even at this late stage, I am not sure whom to vote for. The front-runner is Tom Foley, who lost to Governor Dan Malloy in 2010. Foley, after a successful career in the private sector, entered government service in the […]

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Congressman Jason Chaffetz has thrown Romney’s hat into the ’16 race. Perfect. While we’re at it, let’s add some gravitas and run John McCain for VP. Or maybe overcome the war on women stigma by running Carly Fiorina on the ticket with Romney. Or there is Jeb waiting in the wings to reach the 100’s […]

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Henry Olsen uses the NY Times’ piece this weekend on David Koch’s 1980 run as the Libertarian Party’s VP candidate as the starting point for this post on The Corner examining the current conflict within the GOP.  It is a subject we have hashed about here at length.  An excerpt: Reagan’s victory started the process […]

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What Do You Want from a Republican Congress? — Troy Senik

 

A piece of heartening news, from USA Today:

A nationwide USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll shows the strongest tilt to Republican candidates at this point in a midterm year in at least two decades, including before partisan “waves” in 1994 and 2010 that swept the GOP into power. Though Election Day is six months away — a lifetime in politics — at the moment, Democrats are saddled by angst over the economy, skepticism about the health care law and tepid approval of the president.