Archive for the 'Rhode Island' Category

I Told You So

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, for whom the NRSC went to bat last year, has disaffiliated himself from the Republican Party.  The GOP needs to learn from this mistake and stop supporting candidates whose affiliation with the Party is tenuous at best.  Lincoln Chafee was a Republican only because his father was.  His principles, if he […]

Anyone Want to Contribute a Calculator to the NRSC?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Here is a leaked list of NRSC targets for the final two weeks.  Notice anything strange?
According to Sen. Dole & Co., Sen. Conrad Burns, who is in a statistical tie with challenger Jon Tester, is “done”.  At the same time, the Rhode Island race is a “toss-up”.  This is a rather unique read on the […]

Tuesday Primaries Hurt GOP Chances

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Yesterday’s primaries in Rhode Island and Maryland hurt Republican chances in races in which the Democrats already enjoyed the advantages.  With most indicators pointing to  Democrat gains in November, the odds were already stacked against us.  Now, what opportunities existed have largely evaporated.
In Rhode Island, non-Republicans nominated one of their own as incumbent Sen. Lincoln […]

Top 10 Ways the NRSC Could Have Better Spent the $1.2 Million It Used to Attack Steve Laffey

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

1.  Attacking on again off again conservative, though potential party-switcher, Sen. Ben Nelson
2. Making Michigan voters aware of just how many times Sen. Debbie Stabenow has voted to raise taxes, thus contributing to Michigan´s anemic economy
3. Revealing the truth about Jon Tester´s abuse of his office in interefering with a crimal investigation of the husband […]

After Labor Day: Where Things Stand

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Now that Labor Day has passed, the campaigns enter their final stretch.  Here’s a quick glance at where things stand going into the home stretch:
Republican Held Seats
Arizona - Despite dipping deep into his personal fortune, former Democrat State Party Chair Jim Pederson has been unable to cut into Sen. Jon Kyl’s solid lead.  Democrats were once […]

Leading the Party into a Ditch

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Typically it is unsuccessful organizations that follow the lead of more successful ones to try to change their status.  In this case, though, the opposite is true.  For almost two years, now, Sen. Elizabeth Dole has shown her utter ineptitude in recruiting candidates and raising money, the two main functions of her job.  While the […]

Wictory Wednesday Goes RINO Hunting

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

This week Wictory Wednesday presents Steve Laffey for the US Senate for Rhode Island.  Steve is running against well-known liberal Republican incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee.  The reasons to vote against Chafee are many, but as a rule, we should cast votes for something.
A vote cast for Laffey is a vote cast for fiscal restraint.  Laffey understands […]

Chafee Troubles Continue

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Via Sixers: Embattled RINO incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee, who has already voted against Republicans for both of the other branches of government, has apparently made yet another error.  The Chafee campaign, knowing that he could not win in a primary decided by Republicans, went out of its way to have Democrats change their registrations in […]

Chafee: Congress Doesn´t Matter

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

Today, Sen. Lincoln Chafee cast the deciding vote to defeat an amendment that would have restored to Congress one of its authorities that has been revoked by the Supreme Court.  Nearly two decades ago, the Supreme Court ignored the text and intent of the Constitution, defining the freedom of speech to include the burning of […]

Laffey Gains on Chafee

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

Daring to poll a race that few others have, Rhode Island College last week asked Republicans for whom they plan to vote in the Senate primary. Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey now leads incumbent Sen. Lincoln Chafee.  The news comes as the uncumbent must decide whether to continue to run as a Republican or to petition for […]