Elections

Tea Party Beats GOP on 3-Way Generic Ballot

Andrew Roth - December 07th, 2009

This poll is generating a lot of buzz online.  The numbers are the unaffiliated voters (the so-called swing voters) is really eye-popping.  From Rasmussen Reports:

In a three-way Generic Ballot test, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Democrats attracting 36% of the vote. The Tea Party candidate picks up 23%, and Republicans finish third at 18%. Another 22% are undecided.

Among voters not affiliated with either major party, the Tea Party comes out on top. Thirty-three percent (33%) prefer the Tea Party candidate, and 30% are undecided. Twenty-five percent (25%) would vote for a Democrat, and just 12% prefer the GOP.

[...]For this survey, the respondents were asked to assume that the Tea Party movement organized as a new political party. In practical terms, it is unlikely that a true third-party option would perform as well as the polling data indicates.

Rubio for Senate group

Andrew Roth - November 18th, 2009

Club member Kevin Allen just created this Rubio for Senate group on the Club’s new website. 

CQ: "How a Committee Post Morphs Into Cash Clout"

Andrew Roth - November 17th, 2009

http://www.cqpolitics.com/wmspage.cfm?docid=news-000003248536

New Club Op-Ed: "What is a ‘Charlie Crist’ Republican anyway?"

Andrew Roth - November 17th, 2009

Club President Chris Chocola wrote an op-ed about Charlie Crist in today’s Orlando Sentinel.  Excerpt:

It was a moment of unintentional comedy earlier this year when newly appointed U.S. Sen. George LeMieux called himself a ” Charlie Crist Republican.” No doubt LeMieux spoke in earnest about the man who appointed him to the Senate, and who is now running to succeed him in it. But the joke was that nobody knew what he meant.

What is a “Charlie Crist Republican” anyway?

Honestly, do you know how Charlie Crist would vote on a federal takeover of health care, on a cap-and-trade energy tax, on massive new spending bills, or on another stimulus boondoggle?

[...]If you’re not sure about what Governor Crist really believes, it’s okay – Governor Crist doesn’t seem to know, either. Don’t believe me? See for yourself. As of this writing (the second week of November), the “Issues” page of Crist’s official campaign website consists of the following message: “ISSUES PAGE COMING SOON!”

NYT: "A Florida Republican Becomes a Right-Wing Target "

Andrew Roth - November 16th, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/us/politics/16crist.html