15 Candidates Who Refute Meme That GOP=Grouchy Old People

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The establishment GOP are told by the political consultants that they are old and they have to appear to be less grouchy if they want to win. They are told that they can’t win anyone over who is not white and old unless they deal with immigration and deal with climate change and are always nice to Obama and the Democrats. What a load of crap. Just for believing what they are told by these consultants is proof enough how out of touch they are with the rest of America and need to be retired. Listed below are 15 candidates from every region of the country who are not white, not old, and not grouchy. The left will do everything they can to defeat them because they are contrary to their meme and collective concept of groups that are victims dependent on them for everything. There are also Republicans who will work against them the same way that they work against Ted Cruz. They are the status quo and they are trying to hold on to it. It’s difficult to win, but these 15 have the right message because they are in touch with the issues the rest of America is most concerned about.

On Friday Rush Limbaugh made a profound statement that also fits in with the meme about tea party Republicans.

I don’t care what somebody’s sexual orientation is, I don’t care what their race is, and I do not group people that way. Nor do I want to take advantage of people by making them groups or victims. I want everybody to be as self-reliant as they can be, be as educated as they can be, ’cause that’s how we’re gonna have a great country. Now, I oppose liberals wherever you find ’em.

Black, gay, straight, fat, thin, agnostic, religious. If you’re a liberal, I oppose you ’cause I think you are an obstacle to everything I believe in. Pure and simple.

Alabama

Stanley Mack

Stanley Mack

An excerpt from The Other McCain blog:

Say hello to Stanley Mack, a U.S. Navy veteran who is running for Congress in Alabama’s 7th District in 2014.

It’s a 3-to-1 Democrat district, but there is reason to hope: Alabama has a strong statewide Republican Party. The GOP finally captured the state legislature after the 2010 mid-terms, and the incumbent Democrat is a no-name you never heard of – a perfect target for one of those grassroots-backed underdog challengers we love.

California

Rafael Dagnesses

Rafael Dagnesses

An excerpt from the Ventura County Tea Party website:

Businessman Rafael Dagnesses announces his candidacy for California’s 26th Congressional District

Dagnesses, a long time resident of the district, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, the Los Angeles Police Department, and has built a successful real estate business. He is ready to serve with real world experience.

Art Alas

Art Alas

An excerpt from the Elect Alas website:

I officially declared my candidacy for the United States Congress, House of Representatives. I am excited to truly represent Americans living in California congressional district 32. It is time to restore the Constitution and #MakeDClisten.

Art was recently elected to his second term on the Executive Board of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, the largest county Republican Party in the nation. Art currently serves as the second Vice-Chair and is responsible for public outreach. As a member of the Executive Committee, Art focuses on oversight and budgetary issues. In addition to his work with the LA GOP, Art is a delegate to the Republican Party of California, where he is recognized as a leader in the Latino community working with elected officials and community activists to spread our common message of conservative values, fiscal responsibility, limited government, and personal freedom.

Florida

Jorge Bonilla

Jorge Bonilla

An excerpt from Red Alert Politics website:

Watch out, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) – you’ve got a 2014 challenger.

Jorge Bonilla, a conservative blogger for the website The Shark Tank and a Navy veteran, has announced that he is running for Congress, hoping to unseat the one-term 9th District Democrat.

Carlos Curbelo

Carlos Curbelo

An excerpt from the Miami Herald:

Surrounded by his family in the backyard of his Kendall home, School Board Member Carlos Curbelo declared his candidacy for US Congress, District 26.

Carlos Curbelo was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban exiles who fled the Castro dictatorship. He attended the University of Miami earning a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration. In 2002, Carlos founded Capitol Gains, a media and public relations firm which has worked for private companies and political campaigns. In 2009, he joined the office of US Senator George LeMieux as State Director and advisor on Latin-America policy. Carlos was elected to the Miami-Dade County School Board in 2010 where he has fought for education reform, accountability, and fiscal discipline.

Illinois

Manju Goel

Manju Goel

An excerpt from NDTV:

Indian-American Manju Goel has announced her bid to seek Republican party nomination to run for a seat in the US Congress, focussing on divisive issues like “Obamacare” and the growing national debt.

Ms Goel, an Aurora resident and conservative who was born in India, hopes to win the Republican primary in March and then take on incumbent Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth for the 8th district congressional seat.

“We are spending $1.60 for every dollar we bring in. We are discouraging rather than encouraging entrepreneurs and job creators with burdensome regulations.” Ms Goel took particular aim at “Obamacare,” which she called the “biggest of all job killers.”

After working more than five years in the health care industry as a process improvement specialist, she said neither patients nor doctors like the Affordable Health Care Act, which she, like many Republicans, refer to as “Obamacare.”

“Obamacare has to go, and Tammy Duckworth must go,” Ms Goel said was quoted as saying by Daily Herald newspaper.

She also said America must rid itself of debt, and she would support a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget.

Erika Harold

Erika Harold


An excerpt from the Washington Times:

She reigned for a year over the entire country, but Erika Harold now would happily settle for representing just the 13th Congressional District in Illinois.

Ms. Harold wowed the judges to take home the tiara as Miss America a decade ago, but she may face a tougher audience as she takes on a sitting congressman in the March 18 Republican primary.

The 33-year-old Urbana lawyer does not fit the outdated stereotype of a beauty queen: Of mixed black and American Indian ancestry, Ms. Harold chose anti-bullying and abstinence as her primary issues as the 2003 Miss America and used the scholarship proceeds from her win to put herself through Harvard Law School.

She also is running in the face of strong opposition from the local Illinois Republican establishment, which fears a divisive primary could damage the chances of freshman Rep. Rodney Davis, who eked out a victory in a district that Barack Obama won in 2008 and ran neck and neck with Republican challenger Mitt Romney in 2012.

Nevada

Niger Innis

Niger Innis


An excerpt from NewsMax:

Niger Innis, spokesman for the 72-year-old Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in Nevada’s 4th District.

Innis, the son of civil rights legend Roy Innis, held a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at Leticia’s Mexican Cocina, a Latino-owned small business in Las Vegas, to make his candidacy official.

The 45-year-old Innis, well-known nationally for his spirited appearances on cable TV outlets, plans to campaign as a no-holds-barred conservative and to take those values to the Hispanic and black population that make up a substantial portion of the 4th District.

Conservative values “will guide me in finding solutions to the challenges that face all of us, everyday: a good education for our children, reliable healthcare for our families, putting food on our kitchen tables, financial stability for our retirement years. These are the issues we all share,” Innis said in a statement announcing his bid.

New Hampshire

Marlinda Garcia

Marlinda Garcia


An excerpt from the Concord Monitor:

Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia kicked off her campaign for Congress yesterday with a promise to shrink the federal government.

“The continuous flow of government mandates, regulations and taxes are literally making it impossible for local government to solve local problems,” said Garcia, a four-term state representative from Salem.

She is running for the seat in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District now occupied by U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster.

Garcia, 31, noted that she has more legislative experience than either Lambert or Kuster. She said she will focus her campaign on individual liberty and personal responsibility. The federal government needs to move away from its path toward “bigger and more government,” she said.

Garcia’s father is Spanish-American, though she said yesterday that she is not running simply to expand the Republican Party’s base.

“I don’t think the party’s been very good about communicating what it is we believe and why, and our vision for the country,” she said. “So I just intend to, you know, communicate that message, my message, and if by virtue of being who I am that helps expand our base, that’s great.”

New Jersey

Mike Assad

Mike Assad


Mike Assad is challenging incumbent RINO Frank LoBiondo in New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district. He is the son of an Egyptian immigrant who came to America to live in a place where he is able to practice his Christian faith without persecution. An excerpt from a column by Mike Assad at Red Alert Politics:

Congress is unconcerned about the long-term future Congress is unconcerned about the long-term future of our country because it is not affected by it in the way many of us are. Congress is largely comprised of incumbents with substantial financial and political security — many members of Congress don’t worry about going broke, and most of them have already achieved what they set out to do in life.

Young Americans, however, have a lot to worry about. The inaction and complacency in Washington affects our future and our ability to make a living and enjoy a good quality of life.

Our nation’s debt roughly equals its gross domestic product. Instead of making a serious effort to keep our debt from continuing to spiral out of control, Congress recently passed a budget that will dig an even deeper hole. That spending plan was passed largely by members of Congress who won’t have to foot the bill, and that’s exactly why more young Americans should run for Congress this year.

The leadership of our country lacks the courage necessary to set our country in the right direction. There is no question — shrinking the federal government and growing the private sector would require difficult and likely unpopular choices, which is why our current leaders have turned the other way.

A class of young Americans in Congress can provide that courage and make the kind of difference we need — because our future depends on it.

The only way to change Washington is to change the people who work there. This is the year that our generation should tell Washington to stop spending our future.

Oklahoma

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T.W.Shannon


An excerpt from the Star Tribune:

Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon formally announced his candidacy Wednesday for the GOP race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat, moments after another Republican hopeful said he won’t run.

Shannon, R-Lawton, is seeking the Senate seat held by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who is stepping down two years early at the end of this congressional term.

Shannon said Oklahomans needed to elect “someone who will go to Washington like Dr. Tom Coburn first did and say ‘no’ to the spending and the debt that is bankrupting this country.”

A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Shannon, 35, was the first African-American and the youngest speaker of the Oklahoma House when he was elected last year.

South Carolina

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Tim Scott


Tim Scott is a member of the United States because Governor Nikki Haley appointed him to finish out the term of retired Senator Jim DeMint. Tim Scott has proven to be a dependable conservative who deserves to be elected to this seat in the US Senate.

Texas

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Linda Vega


An excerpt from the Houston Chronicle:

Texas attorney Linda Vega announced Wednesday that she would run for the Republican nomination against incumbent Sen. John Cornyn in the 2014 Senate election. In her announcement speech, Vega blasted the Obama Administration and Congress on spending, the debt crisis and ObamaCare, blaming both Democrats and Republicans of “failing.”

“In Washington D.C., all their failures and political bickering makes you wonder which one is the Republican, and which one’s the Democrat,” Vega said, “Because they both waste your money, and have caused Congress to fail.”

While praising Texas for its success, pride and freedom, she also lashed out against other Texan politicians for being indecisive.

“We have politicians from our own state, who feel so entitled to their political position, that one week they tell you they’re for something, but the following week they’re against the same thing they supported,” Vega said, ending the speech promising to protect Texan values like hard work, personal responsibility and limited government.

Vega describes herself as a Texas conservative, as she is pro-life and supports the Second Amendment and states rights. She believes Obamacare should be defunded, and that the “broken” immigration system needs to be reformed by extending the labor force and number of taxpayers.

Vega was born in Weslaco in Texas, and is currently the owner of her own law practice. If elected as Senator for Texas, she will replace Cornyn who has been serving since 2002.

Katrina Pierson

Katrina Pierson


An excerpt from the Dallas Morning News:

The Republican contest for the 32nd Congressional District is based largely on disagreements about the role of leadership.

Garland tea party leader Katrina Pierson, making her first run for public office, charges that incumbent Pete Sessions ignores the wishes of his constituents to do the will of House Speaker John Boehner.

Pierson, 37, said Sessions’ rankings as a conservative by the political arms of groups such as the Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks had diminished over time.

She says Sessions, 58, was too late to the party in cutting spending and should have done more to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.

Pierson said she also differs with Sessions over “the freedom issue,” meaning the National Security Agency’s information monitoring and the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects.

The candidates also differed on the issue of immigration.
Pierson supports a constitutional amendment to address the issue, in part so the states can have input. Sessions backs a guest worker program under which those in the country illegally could keep their jobs and pay taxes but not obtain citizenship. Pierson said she opposes any legal status for those here illegally.

Utah

Mia Love

Mia Love

An excerpt from Roll Call:

Matheson’s retirement announcement Tuesday turned a top GOP pickup opportunity into a seat for which national Democrats may not compete for the foreseeable future. No names of potential candidates emerged in the immediate aftermath, but anyone jumping in now would face a truncated timeline and a challenging race for the GOP nomination ahead.

Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, who lost to Matheson by 768 votes in 2012, got a jump on the GOP competition by kicking off her campaign early this cycle. With the state’s top campaign operative on board and nearly $700,000 in the bank by the end of September, there is a sentiment in the state that her head start could be too much to overcome.

“I think Mia Love is too formidable right now,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “She has the name ID, the money and now she has Dave Hansen who is about the most respected campaign manager. So if you’re taking a look at your ability to win, it’s hard to see anybody who doesn’t start out behind in all major campaign considerations.”

Love told CQ Roll Call in March that it was important to ramp up the campaign early so that she’s not starting from behind again — financially and organizationally.

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