Book Review: Blue Collar Conservatives By Rick Santorum

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There’s no question that Republicans need to broaden the party base. Libertarians and the Party establishment have offered their solutions; in Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum takes his turn at bat. Santorum says that the reason why Mitt Romney failed to defeat Barack Obama was his failure to connect with working Americans. Santorum takes Romney to task […]

Iowa GOP State Convention Recap

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I just wanted to give a brief recap the Republican Party of Iowa State Convention.  I also live tweeted it today so you can scroll through my Twitter feed at @shanevanderhart. As far as a state convention go this was rather uneventful, no drama, no big fights.  No drastic changes made to the proposed  party […]

Citizens United to Run Ads for Sam Clovis Featuring Rick Santorum

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Citizens United Political Victory Fund (CUPVF), the affiliated PAC of Citizens United, announced a statewide media campaign of over $50,000 in support of principled-conservative Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis. The ad features 2012 Iowa Caucus winner Senator Rick Santorum and will run from May 27th to June 3nd on cable television stations statewide. The […]

Rick Santorum Endorses Sam Clovis in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

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“I am proud to announce that Rick Santorum, winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucus, today, has endorsed my campaign for the U.S. Senate,” said Sam Clovis.  “His understanding of the Constitution and the freedoms that we enjoy has had a profound influence on what I have stressed in my campaign.  Our personal relationship and our […]

Jindal, Santorum and Paul to Speak at Iowa GOP State Convention

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(Des Moines, IA) Today Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Danny Carroll announced that three nationally recognized Republicans have confirmed to speak at the Party’s state convention in June. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum have all confirmed they will speak to the convention on June 14th in […]

Rick Santorum Returns to Iowa to Campaign for Matt Schultz

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(Des Moines, IA) Today, Iowa’s Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Congress announced that former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate, Rick Santorum, will return to Iowa on March 26 to campaign for Schultz in his race to win Iowa’s Third Congressional District. “The race to replace Congressman Latham is one of the most closely […]

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 […]

Matt Schultz Picks Up Endorsements from FreedomWorks and Rick Santorum

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FreedomWorks PAC and 2012 Iowa Caucus winner Rick Santorum announced that they were backing Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz in the contested Republican primary race in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District. Yesterday in a released statement FreedomWorks PAC President Matt Kibbe said, “Matt Schultz is a constitutional conservative who will answer to constituents, not K […]

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. […]

Happy Veterans Day!

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We at Caffeinated Thoughts would like to thank all those who have served or are currently serving in our military.  Thank you so much for your service to our country.  We also would like to take time to honor the sacrifices made by those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.  Their sacrifice will […]