Santorum stumps for conservatism in Pennsylvania

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

THINKING IT OVER: Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is still considering a 2016 presidential bid after losing out to Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination in 2012.

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum took the stage at this past weekend’s Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to cheers, whistles and applause, and he didn’t disappoint the friendly crowd with a message that challenged Obama, touched upon the importance of family and included stories from his 2012 presidential run.

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Conventional wisdom: Howie Lind says he’s poised to beat Ed Gillespie

By   /  January 17, 2014  /  Virginia Watchblog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

READY TO BATTLE: U.S. Senate hopeful Howie Lind says nominating conventions are the best way for Republicans to select a conservative nominee.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – National Republicans figure Ed Gillespie can give Democratic Sen. Mark Warner a run for his money this November.
But, first, the former Republican National Committee chairman must win the Virginia GOP nominating convention on June 7. And rival Howie Lind says the gathering in Roanoke will be [...]

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We’re No. 49! New Mexico falters badly in best-run state survey

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  California, Illinois, New Mexico, State Politics  /  No Comments

NEXT TO LAST: New Mexico finishes 49th in a survey by 24/7 Wall St. of the best and worst-run states in the nation.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
Another national study, another dismal finish for New Mexico.
This time, it’s from the financial news and commentary website 24/7 Wall St., which released its annual survey of the best and worst-run states in the country, and put New Mexico in 49th place.
“The state was among the worst 10 nationwide for [...]

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WI’s Walker talks economy, answers barrage of media questions

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  National, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Obamacare, Common Core and John Doe, oh my.
Gov. Scott Walker talked economic growth and government reform Tuesday in his half-hour speech at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association in Madison. But the governor may have saved the best lines for the Wisconsin media after his speech.
On [...]

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Brownback: It’s not the economy, stupid

By   /  July 1, 2013  /  Kansas, WatchBlog  /  1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal is touting Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for leading a tax cut crusade aiming to build a successful alternative to the high-tax, high-spending preferences in Washington, D.C.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — While the 2016 presidential horse race is still a few years off, its hard not to speculate whether Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback still has his eyes on the prize.
Especially after the kind of comments he made over the weekend.
More than six months after the 2012 presidential race was [...]

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