Thursday, June 26, 2008
Cannon had a cash lead and strong name identification. He also secured important conservative endorsements from The American Conservative Union and President Bush, who remains popular in Utah. But Chaffetz was able to paint Cannon as an insufficient conservative on issues like immigration. Chaffetz is likely to beat the Democratic nominee Bennion Spencer, a former television reporter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Charlie is a real Republican with common sense solutions for some of our nation’s greatest challenges like healthcare and energy dependence. Charlie’s background in the armed forces as well as serving as State Senator gives him the experience and insight to be a great leader in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Charlie’s opponent was Dean Scontras who ran to the extreme right. He received the National Right to Life Endorsement. The results show how strong the moderate majority is in Maine: 59% Summers and 41% Scontras.
Charlie will face Democrat Chellie Pingree for the open seat in November. Though she will be a tough opponent, she is very liberal and the Summers Campaign knows that he more accurately reflects the people of Maine’s First District.
Senator Susan Collins who is a strong voice for the moderate majority in the U.S. Senate was also on the ballot. She faced no opposition. Representative Tom Allen won the Democratic nomination to challenge Collins. This will be a tough race for Collins but her record of common sense and the work she has done for the people of Maine will be tough for Allen to beat.
Tune in RealRepublicanMajority.org for more election updates.
Monday, June 9, 2008
GOP Nominee Sen. John McCain is also working hard to start attracting the Clinton vote. On his new Campaign blog, his staffers congratulated Clinton on a historic campaign, and also posted a picture of McCain and Clinton together. McCain has voiced his respect for Senator Clinton and Obama.
In other news, moderate Republican Charlie Summers has his primary in Maine tomorrow for the 1st Congressional District. Charlie has recently returned home from a tour of duty in Iraq and has been working hard to reach out and turn out voters. Charlie is a real common-sense Republican, and we urge Maine voters to vote for Charlie Summers tomorrow in the primary.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
GOP nominee John McCain officially kicked off his general campaign last night in Los Angeles against Obama. He said that Obama stands for the wrong type of change, one that has failed in the past. He continued that no matter who wins the election the country will change but that we have a choice between the right change and the wrong change.
In other primaries, former Rep. Dick Zimmer won the GOP nomination for New Jersey Senate race. He will now face incumbent Frank Lautenberg. Zimmer is a real Republican who is focused on returning the GOP to the core tenants of fiscal responsibility and limiting government intrusions in our lives.
Stay tuned to RealRepublicanMajority.org blog for up dates on all the election coverage.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
In other election news, today is the last Presidential primary taking place in Montana and South Dakota. Will the Democrats finally wrap it up? It is anybody’s guess. Clinton has a speech planned in New York which aides have described as a “farewell address”. Obama’s camp is synchronizing the endorsement of at least eight House and Senate superdelegates. All indications are pointing towards Obama being the Democratic nominee by the end of the week. However, Clinton continues to make the electability case to Party insiders. We will continue to monitor.
We will keep you posted on developments for all the primaries around the country.
Monday, June 2, 2008
The rule change has not drastically affected the delegate standing. Clinton still trails by 176 delegates while Obama is less then 50 shy of the new magical number of 2,118.
The other news in the Democratic primary race was Senator Clinton’s win in Puerto Rico. This was a rather lopsided victory in the mostly ceremonial primary. The final results were Clinton 62%, Obama 32%.
This is the last week of primaries in South Dakota and Montana. The week’s end could bring resolution to the Democratic nomination process. Insiders say that Clinton is poised to concede, but she continues to run ads in MT and SD that tout her lead in the popular vote. She still seems willing to take it all the way to the Convention and the Credentials Committee. It is easy to wonder if she is just holding out for a VP promise or another high profile administration position before she is willing to concede.