Jeffrey Chiesa chosen by Chris Christie to fill Frank Lautenberg’s vacated Senate seat. I’m shocked! Jeffrey Chiesa is a Republican! I thought for sure that Chris Christie would pick a Democrat, or a ‘Geraldo’ Rivera style Republican. I don’t know much about Jeffrey Chiesa. I’m going to assume he’s a typical Northereastern style RINO, but it’s better than a Democrat. If Christie would have allowed Chiesa to serve until the mid-term election when Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat would have been up for election. Chiesa was state attorney general of New Jersey. Before that, he was Chief Counsel to Governor Christie. During the press conference Jeffrey Chiesa declared himself a conservative Republican ‘in general.’
Breaking: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie chooses Republican Jeffrey Chiesa for vacant Senate seat. on.wsj.com/12uHxjH
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 6, 2013
Tub of lard Chris Christie does it again. Instead of appointing a Republican to fill Frank Lautenberg’s vacated Senate seat through Novemeber of next year, fat boy is calling for an early special election in October instead. I suppose that might be better than who Christie would have likley appointed to Lautenberg’s seat. If he would have picked a Republican (which I doubt) he likely would have selected Geraldo Rivera. I figured he’d likely just appoint Cory Booker anyway, who will probably end up winning the special election. Yet again, fat bastard screws over the country and tries to show an attitude. It’s time for lard ass Christie to just switch parties already and be done with it. The governor election for New Jersey is on November 5th, 2013. Really smart idea to waste money on an extra election just a couple weeks before the general governor election.
The best solulation for New Jersey would have been to appooint a replacement, and let them hold the seat until next year’s November election. Instead, Christie does what’s better for him politically and pulls this little game.
RIP Frank Lautenberg. The last World War II veterarn in the Senate has died from a severe case of bronchitis with fluid in the chest. Lautenberg was a Democrat, and as much as I despised his policy making, i still have respect for his military service. The big question now is who will Chris Christie appoint to fill Frank Lautenberg’s Senate seat until a special election is held? Want to bet it’s a Democrat knowing Christie’s record?
Michele Bachmann will not run for re-election next year for Minnesota Rep. This is of course great news to leftists who love to bash her for being a female conservative. Bachmann was also a big target for Nancy Pelosi and the Marxist DSCC in hopes of flipping the House. Too bad for them.
BREAKING: Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2013
|Rep. Michele Bachmann will not run for reelection in 2014|
Bachmann barely won reelection in 2012 to her Republican district. I haven’t seen any polls, but I wonder if Michele Bachmann was underwater and decided she probably would have a tough time winning. This is of course loony Minnesota, the home of Al Franken, Jesse Ventura, Walter Mondale and Paul Welstone.
Another Democrat Senator, who voted for ObamaCARE is worried about it. Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden is the latest Democrat to express concern about Obamacare. He becomes the fourth Democrat Senator to go on record expressing concern for the bill they voted for and never read. Wyden is worried that insurance premiums ‘might’ shoot up. Earth to Ron Wyden, they already have. Come 2014, it’s just going to get worse.
Max Baucus is set to retire when his term expires at the end of next year in a move that has shocked many people. While this might sound like Baucus’ Senate Seat would be an easy Republican pick up in a conservative state, don’t be so sure. Democrat Brian Schweitzer and former governor is now the favorite to win the Senate seat because he was a popular governor. You can think of Brian Schweitzer as like the Joe Manchin of Montana. A fake ‘moderate/conservative’ Democrat who would be nothing more than a rubber stamp for Obama. He’s also an obnoxious ass.Schweitzer called Romney’s dead father a polygamist among other insults during the 2012 election cycle. Brian Schweitzer is a vocal support of single-payer European styyle health care system in America. So don’t assume for a second that Schweitzer has any conservative in him.
Four faux Republicans voted for the Manchin-Toomey gun control amendment. They included your usual RINO suspects: John McCain, Susan Collins and Mark Kirk. Pat Toomey, a newly discovered RINO obviously voted for his own bill. The bill was so toxic that other squishy RINOs voted against it like Lisa Murkowski, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and Kelly Ayotte.
Four Democrats also voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment. Three of those Democrats have elections coming up in 2014. Another, Heidi Heitkamp got elected this past November, but comes from a very conservative state (North Dakota.)
After Scott Brown’s boring fill in for Bill O’Reilly on Monday, it’s become clear that Scott Brown isn’t cut out for TV. Maybe Brown is realizing that as he is now dropping hints that he may run for the Senate in New Hampshire next year. New Hampshire isn’t as hard-left as Massachusetts, but it’s not really that far off based on this past election. Would Brown have a better chance at winning a Senate seat in New Hampshire than the open seat in Massachusetts?
This is a real head scratcher. Rand Paul will back Mitch McConnell for re-election as Kentucky Senator in 2014. McConnell has had a good day. First Ashley Judd wouldn’t challenge him, now Rand Paul will support him and not support a tea party challenger. McConnell’s camp also claims that Rand Paul has officially endorsed McConnell, although nothing public from Paul has been said.
Darn! I so wanted Hollywood D-lister Ashley Judd to challenge Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky Senate Senate next year. We know that Judd’s far left views would have played so well in conservative Kentucky and that she would have been a shoe-in to get slaughtered. Now, McConnell, how is unpopular in Kentucky (for obvious reasons) will have to face a real challenger.
South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson will not seek re-election next year – yet another golden opportunity for a Republican gain
Republicans had such a great chance to pick up control of the Senate last year. As they usually do they blew it, and actually lost two seats when they should have gained at least 4 or 5. Next year, during the mid-term elections, Republicans will need a six seat gain to grab control of the Senate. Lots of old, crusty Democrats have already announced retirement. The latest is South Dakota Democrat Senator Tim Johnson, who will not run for re-election next year. South Dakota is a red state and is a perfect target for a Republican gain. But as we saw in North Dakota last year, which is probably more conservative, Republicans can blow it. Johnson becomes the fifth Democrat Senator to announce retirement at the end of their term next year.
Bruce Carroll Jr. aka Gay Patriot open letter to voters of South Carolina – considering challeging Lindsey Graham in 2014 GOP primary
If i were in South Carolina, Bruce Carroll (better known as Gay Patriot on Twitter) would get my vote. I wouldn’t even have to think twice. Now Bruce Carroll is seriously considering challenging Graham. It’s become such an issue in Carroll’s life that he’s resigned from GOProud in advance of the CPAC conference later this week so that his position in GOProud would not be a distraction from his serious deliberations regarding his potential future plans in South Carolina public service.
Check out the full post by Bruce Carroll in the link above. Being that this site is small, I don’t have to worry about crashing his server.
Democrat Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan says he will not seek re-election in 2014 – another chance for a Republican pick up
2014 may turn out to be what Republicans hoped 2012 would be. Taking over the Senate, and kicking Harry Reid back to minority leader. Michigan Democrat Senator Carl Levin announced he will not seek re-election in 2014, created yet another chance for Republicans to pick up a seat. Of course the problem always is, will Republicans find a strong enough candidate to run for the open seat?
New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg will not run for re-election in 2014 – Cory Booker now a shoe-in
How old is New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg? Like 150 years old? The old codger is finally going away and wouldn’t run for re-election in 2014. This means Cory Booker who was going to challenge dough boy Chris Christie for Governor will now be a shoe-in in/when he decides to run for Lautenberg’s seat.