Elections

Good News for Texas Tea Party Challenger

Good News for Texas Tea Party Challenger

In most elections around the country, the Tea Party candidate is usually the challenger and the underdog. However, there’s a big exception in the Texas GOP Lieutenant Governor’s race between Tea Party challenger Dan Patrick (left) and incumbent David Dewhurst (right). With less than a month before the May 27 Republican primary, Patrick has the unlikely role of being a […]

Tea Party Candidate Comes from One of the Most Liberal Industries

Tea Party Candidate Comes from One of the Most Liberal Industries

There are no shortage of unique stories in this 2014 election season, and a California Congressional race is no exception. It involves a Republican freshman who made a controversial vote on the hottest of hot-button issues… and his challenger, who comes from the most unlikely industry and city. Paul Cook, a former state assemblyman, was elected in 2012 in California’s […]

GOP Establishment Declares All-Out War on the Tea Party

GOP Establishment Declares All-Out War on the Tea Party

If you had any doubts that the Republican Establishment was fighting a no-holds-barred civil war against grass-roots conservatives and the Tea Party, wonder no more. This weekend, House Speaker John Boehner reportedly will attend a $5,000-a-head Amelia Island, Fla., event. It’s sponsored by the anti-tea party group Republican Main Street Partnership and heavily funded by labor unions. Boehner’s No. 2 […]

Guess Which Republican Is Fighting the Tea Party… Again?

Guess Which Republican Is Fighting the Tea Party… Again?

GOP leaders and the Establishment have told grassroots and Tea Party conservatives the past few years that voting for the worst Republican is still better than any Democrat. But this advice hasn’t been true over the past decade for two reasons: Reason #1 – Nominating unprincipled, “mushy” moderates has led to more Republican losses than wins, and… Reason #2 – […]