Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Calls for Common Core Repeal

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Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) called on the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass legislation next session to repeal the Common Core State Standards.

CPAC 2014 Final Thoughts

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(Alexandria, VA) Killing some time before my flight back home sitting in a coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria I thought I’d share some thoughts about my very first trip to CPAC. I was disappointed that there was not a panel on the abortion issue.  Totally ignoring social issues is not the way forward especially […]

Iowa Polls: Iowa U.S. Senate and Governor’s Races & 2016

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There were two polls focused on Iowa released recently.  Quinnipiac in a poll released today said that President Barack Obama receives his lowest approval rating in Iowa to date at 38%.  They also polled Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. In the 2014 Senate race, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA), gets 43 percent, while Republican candidate, former U.S. […]

Veepstakes: Who Will Romney Pick as His Running Mate?

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Now that we can say the GOP nomination is wrapped up, as Ron Paul has admitted they won’t have enough delegates to keep Mitt Romney from the nomination and his son, Senator Rand Paul, has endorsed Romney. Lets talk VP picks.  Who will be Romney’s running mate? Some names I’ve seen mentioned, not in any particular […]

Christie Takes a Pass; A Palin Decision Forthcoming

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It looks like we’re down to one possible late entry into the 2012 Republican primary race: Sarah Palin.  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declined entering the race.  He said he has a commitment to New Jersey which is he is unwilling to abandon.  I respect that.  Despite big money donors who desire to play kingmaker […]

Terry Branstad’s Education Summit: A Good Start, Now Let The Hard Work Begin

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During Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Education Summit, I was struck by the relatively balanced list of speakers, the diversity of ideas, and the civil tone of those in attendance as they listened to everyone’s points of view. I was also fascinated by the backchannel discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #iaedsummit. The two speakers who […]

Looks Like Huckabee Is Beck’s Perfect Candidate

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  Glenn Beck has suggested that Mike Huckabee is the perfect progressive candidate for the Republican Party.   I think you’ll be a bit surprised at that claim if you follow the links. This governor granted more pardons than any governor of his state since 1967 This governor struggled with a weight problem most of his […]

Michele Bachmann for President? Who Will Be in the 2012 GOP Field?

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ABC News says that perhaps those talking about the  2012 speculation surrounding Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) need to think bigger than a potential U.S. Senate race with incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. A source […]

Governor Chris Christie Says It Like It Is In Iowa Last Night

I had the pleasure of attending Governor Terry Branstad’s fundraiser at the Hy-Vee Conference Center last night featuring New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  Although the absolutely packed house, energy for Branstad’s campaign, and solid program were great to see; Gov. Christie’s potent and relevant comments were what made the evening for me. I noticed Governor Christie […]

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to headline October fundraiser for Terry Branstad

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(URBANDALE) – The Branstad/Reynolds team this morning announced that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will headline a fundraising event for them in Des Moines on Oct. 4. Christie, elected in 2009 and sworn into office last January, has quickly risen as a national leader within the Republican Party. “I’m excited to welcome Governor Christie to […]

Election Night Results: Big Wins in VA & NJ Governor’s Races, Loss in NY 23, Maine Smacks Down Gay Marriage

So far the GOP has a trifecta in Virginia winning the Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General Seats.  Also a big win in New Jersey as Chris Christie beats incumbant Governor Jon Corzine. With the Virginia Governor Race:  Republican Bob McDonnell trounced Democrat Creigh Deeds 59% to 41%. In New Jersey Gubernatorial race – Chris […]