Despite encountering ever-increasing resistance, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump remains keen on winning the Republican nomination. But in fighting what he views as establishment corruption, his campaign has engaged in bullying to get delegates to support him.
For the next several weeks, presidential-candidate announcements will be trumpeted as big news. We’re all about to watch a lot of political theater.
UPDATE: Apparently, Cantor had plenty of reason to be worried. Shortly after 8pm EST, the Associated Press called Tuesday’s primary for Brat. When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) faces college professor David Brat in Tuesday’s Republican primary, the results will widely be viewed as a signal of how dangerous immigration politics can be for Republican candidates. […]
Does House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) suffer from “electile dysfunction?” That’s the assertion of a new YouTube ad from Boehner’s Republican primary challenger, J.D. Winteregg. The ad, titled “When The Moment Is Right,” is a Boehner-themed parody of prescription drug ads. “Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch […]
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr One of the strangest, least effective campaigns in recent memory came to an ignominious end on Tuesday night, when U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) lost his primary challenge to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) by a resounding 40 percent margin. Stockman’s failure was not hard to predict; in fact, […]
Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) released a new campaign ad on Friday that blasts President Barack Obama, while completely ignoring his own primary opponent, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX). The ad — titled “Astonishing” — covers most of the standard Republican complaints against the president, displaying images of the Benghazi attack and anti-health care reform […]
Mitt Romney’s campaign for president announced today it raised $18.25 million in the second fundraising quarter that just ended. This is an impressive haul by most measures, as it should outpace the rest of his Republican primary rivals combined. But Mitt failed to outdo his own fundraising haul from the same period in his abortive […]