Why Conservatives Need to Turnout in This Election
Democrat Senators and candidates in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, and elsewhere may be running from Obama and their votes in droves. But make no mistake, when it comes down to it, they all support him and his policies.
Don't believe me? Not only does Obama admit that his policies are on the ballot, but these Senator's and candidates are in lockstep with the Obama agenda. Obama himself admitted in an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton that although they may be running from him, "The bottom line is though, these are all folks who vote with me, they have supported my agenda in congress."
Looks like a vote for any one of these candidates is a vote for Obama.
November Elections: Becoming a Ripple or a Wave?
The Congressional Generic Vote (how many will vote for a Republican or Democrat generic candidate) often tells an interesting tale. In 2010 it forecast the Republican takeover of the U.S. House. The mainstream media has been saying that 2014 is no wave election year.
Each week Real Clear Politics averages the Congressional Generic Vote. And it's getting interesting.
On August 27, Democrats lead Republicans by 1.4%; by September 3 Democrats lead shrunk to 0.5%. By September 10, Republicans were in the lead by 1.6%. By September 17, the Republican lead had increased to 3.5%. If this trend continues, the Democrats are in trouble.
In 2010 when Republicans swept the House, the generic ballot began shifting in early July in favor of Republicans and never looked back. By this time in 2010, Republicans had a +4.5% lead over Democrats and finished that year +9.4%.
Several difference over 2010 include stronger Republican Senate candidates and not as many opportunities to pick up House seats as Republicans and conservatives in particular have won many of those that were available.
Is a wave developing or is this just going to be a ripple election? The next few weeks will tell the story.
New Strong Conservatives Elected To U.S. House Of Representatives
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The new Congress will see almost three dozen new Republican Members of Congress. Of these, many are future conservative leaders. They include:
- Tom Cotton (AR-04) is a principled conservative who graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He left his law practice to volunteer for the Army and declined a JAG offer to be an infantryman. In 2006, he was platoon leader in Iraq with the 101st Airborne. In 2008, he volunteered to go to Afghanistan. Your CVF endorsed him in the primary and helped him to win election. He will be a conservative leader and spokesman in Congress.
- Matt Salmon (AZ-05) is once again going to be an outstanding representative for Arizona and the nation. Matt is a conservative leader who does what he says he will do. Having served in Congress before, Matt will hit the ground running.
- Ron DeSantis (FL-06) is another solid conservative that Conservative Victory Fund endorsed in the primary. He is a graduate of Yale and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. To help put himself through college, he worked at many jobs including sweeping floors, parking cars, working as an electrician's assistant and more. He is also a veteran of Iraq. He has served as federal prosecutor and a military prosecutor. He is a strong defender of the Constitution and wrote a book Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama.
- Jackie Walorski (IN-02) started her career as a television reporter. As a member of the Indiana legislature, she fought for lower taxes and cutting spending. Jackie has a record of standing up for conservatism while a member of the Indiana State Legislature. She will do the same in the U.S. House.
- Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11) was not supposed to win. Establishment Republicans first tired to defeat him with a write-in candidate. But it didn't work. He is a small government conservative who understands that centralizing power reduces liberty. He and his wife have lived on the same farm since 1982. He is an educator, a veteran who served in Vietnam and Iraq, and an educator. His favorite leader is still Ronald Reagan.
CVF Conservative of the Day
Paul Broun Jr. (GA)
Representative Paul Broun, Jr. was first elected to Congress in a special election in 2007. From his first day in office he has become know as one who puts the Constitution in a prime place in his decisions. He has a "Four Way Test" to judge every bill before Congress: "1) Is it moral/right? 2) Is it constitutional? 3) Is it necessary? 4) Is it affordable?"
Broun is a leader in the push for fiscal responsibility. He has voted against bailouts and has sponsored an amendment to the Constitution that would require the balancing of the federal budget. This amendment is gaining the support of his colleagues.
Paul Broun is not a career politician but an old-fashioned physician who even made house calls to his patients. Conservative Victory supports conservatives - and only conservatives for election to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. That's why Conservative Victory Fund supported Paul Broun when he first ran in the special election in2007 and continue to support his reelections.
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