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TPC Congratulates Adam Laxalt On His Primary Win in Nevada

Congratulations to Adam Laxalt on an outstanding win in yesterday's primary election in Nevada! The Presidential Coalition is proud to support this principled conservative leader for Nevada Governor!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/13/laxalt-wins-gop-nomination-in-nevada-governor-race.html

Fox News: David Bossie: Sorry, Democrats, primary results prove that Trump’s agenda is a smash hit

The results in Tuesday's primaries in eight states are an early indication that President Trump's "America First" agenda and accomplishments are winning the support of the American people. This is good news for Republicans running in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

The Trump agenda of economic growth, job creation, border security, and peace through strength abroad is causing voters to seriously consider the consequences of supporting candidates who carry the Democratic mantle of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt.

In California, it will be hard for Democrats to point to evidence that a blue wave is coming in November. In congressional districts 39, 45 and 48 – all key pieces of the puzzle for a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives – Republican candidates received over 50 percent of the vote in the “jungle primary” system.

With Democrats clinging to a meager 3 percent advantage in generic ballot polling averages, picking up the 23 House seats necessary to win a Democratic majority looks like it will be more difficult than expected.

Democrats also failed in their quest to send two open-border liberals to the general election in the California gubernatorial contest. Republican businessman John Cox captured second place, due to strong support from President Trump.

Cox will be a strong advocate for the president's pro-growth economic record in California. This will be a sharp contrast to Democrat Gavin Newsom's ultra-liberal objectives, which will only continue California's charge into the abyss.

Also worth noting is that a Democratic state senator in California was recalled for voting for gas tax increases, costing California Democrats the supermajority in the Legislature necessary to raise taxes even more.

Fresh off one of the best jobs reports in years, voters came to the polls in the eight states where primaries were held with growing optimism and a feeling that there is reason to feel good again in America.

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WSJ: The Free Speech States

What do Alabama, Nebraska, Oregon and Utah have in common?

America’s media are obsessed with Washington, but in our federal system much of the law-writing takes place in the 50 states. This is one reason to welcome a new index detailing how well each state protects the First Amendment right to engage in political speech.

The Institute for Free Speech this week will release its first Free Speech Index, which is a report card on how every state treats political contributions. The ranking is based on the limits a state places on a person or group’s right to donate to political candidates. The scores rank from 0% to 100% and compare contribution limits based on factors such as population.

The results confound the normal blue-red divide. The top five finishers, all with a 100% score, are: Alabama, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Virginia. All “permit individuals, political parties, and PACs to contribute unlimited sums to the candidates, parties, and causes of their choice,” and ditto for unions and corporations. This should be a clue that allowing people to donate money in politics is not a fast lane to rule by Republicans.

The bottom feeders are notable, too, and a shout out to New Jersey for finishing 34th, instead of its usual dead last on any index about freedom. The least free are another odd assembly: Maryland, Colorado, Alaska, West Virginia and Kentucky. Alaska’s limits are so stringent that they’re caught up in federal court. In Colorado, individuals can donate a mere $200 to a state legislature seat. Only Montana’s limit is lower.

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Chicago Tribune: These 3,100 businesses love the NRA even as others pull back

You can't confuse Delphi Greek restaurant with Smith & Wesson. Delphi specializes in kebabs and baklava — not AR-15s and ammunition.

Yet the Los Angeles restaurant is one of about 3,100 U.S. businesses that still proudly stand with the National Rifle Association. At a time when major corporations like Delta Air Lines Inc. and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. are rethinking their relationship with firearms, the NRA's legion of steadfast supporters in its Business Alliance provides a sharply different view of America's enduring gun culture.

These outfits are the business equivalent of the NRA's about 5 million claimed individual members. Most are small concerns. Many are associated with the firearms industry. And whether they're in liberal bastions or the reddest of red states, they tend to oppose any tightening of gun controls, despite the national outcry over the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The Business Alliance, as the group is known, has members in 50 states. They range from a pawnshop in Hartselle, Ala., to a stone veneer contractor in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., to a hunting preserve in Kamuela, Hawaii. Businesses pay a yearly fee that members said can range from $40 to $150 per year, and in return they get visibility, a plaque and the chance to identify with a cause.

"The Second Amendment for me is very personal," said Roozbeh Farahanipour, who owns Delphi and fled his native Iran after leading student protests in 1999. "As long as I think that they're defending the Second Amendment, and it still is challenged by a group of people, I believe I need to support them."

The NRA still wields political clout. But the quick erosion of support among America’s largest businesses reflects its changing place in the national landscape. An NPR/Ipsos poll taken two weeks after the Parkland shootings found just 36 percent of Americans said the NRA represents their views, down 7 percentage points from October.

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TPC Proud To Support Ron DeSantis for FL Governor

The Presidential Coalition is proud to support our longtime friend and conservative champion Ron DeSantis for Governor of Florida!  Congressman DeSantis is a full spectrum conservative who has been enthusiastically endorsed by President Donald Trump.  

We’ve been supporting Rep. DeSantis from the beginning of his first campaign for the U.S. House in 2012. Since that time, Ron has kept his word and stayed true to his core conservative principles. Ron is an outstanding member of the conservative farm team!

Washington has not changed Congressman DeSantis because he’s a leader who fights for what he believes in day in and day out. Ron is a true reformer and a strong advocate for honesty and integrity in government.

That’s why we have full confidence he will continue to do an outstanding job for all Floridians as their next Governor!


Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is a great member of the conservative farm team in America!

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is a great member of the conservative farm team in America!  The Presidential Coalition is proud to support him!

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry with David Bossie

The Presidential Coalition Supports Term Limits at All Levels Of Government

Honoring the concept of the “citizen-politician” is a critically important attribute for the leaders of tomorrow.  Candidates for public office who share our mindset that out of touch career politicians with entrenched power are detrimental to common sense government reforms understand the importance of term limits. 

Our Founding Fathers envisioned representatives who would come to Washington (or their state capital or county office or town hall) to serve for a limited time and then return to their careers. The alarming rise of politicians who strive to make a lucrative career out of politics has made the need for term limits at all levels of government absolutely essential.

It’s critically important for state and local governments to enact term limits for their representatives. It’s also important to elect State Representatives and Senators who would vote in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution if a federal term limits amendment were to pass the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump and many members of Congress currently support term limits.

A constitutional amendment must pass both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate with a two-thirds majority and then must be approved by three-fourths of the states. All 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution have been enacted in this manner. The other way to amend the Constitution is via Constitutional Convention, which would have to be called together by two-thirds of the states.


Sunshine State News: DeSantis Edges Out Putnam, Corcoran in Republican Gubernatorial Matchup

With a new year comes a new poll suggesting Florida Congressman (and President Donald Trump’s hand-pick) Ron DeSantis has a slight edge over his possible Republican gubernatorial opponents.

A new poll from Remington Research Group found DeSantis -- who has not officially declared his candidacy for governor, yet -- besting Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Florida House of Representatives Speaker Richard Corcoran by several points.

DeSantis routes both Putnam and Corcoran in a hypothetical matchup, taking 28 percent of the vote to Putnam’s 25 percent.

Corcoran received only three percent of the Republican primary vote in the hypothetical robopoll matchup, while a significantly larger portion of voters -- 44 percent -- said they are undecided as to who they’d vote for in the GOP primary.

When the options were narrowed to two -- DeSantis and Putnam -- DeSantis once again narrowly took the lead over the state Ag Commissioner, taking 30 percent to Putnam’s 29 percent.

The only other major declared candidate besides Putnam, former Sen. Jack Latvala, who resigned last month as a result of a sexual misconduct scandal, was not included in the poll.

DeSantis has represented Florida’s 6th District in Congress since 2013 but widely flew under the radar until recent months when political insiders began speculating he would make a bid for Florida governor.

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Maryland Matters: Jessica Haire Seeking Anne Arundel Council Seat

Jessica Haire, a lawyer and civil engineer who is married to Maryland Republican Party Chairman Dirk Haire, is running for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council.

Haire held a campaign kickoff event Wednesday night at Mike’s Crab House in Riva.

"I am running for Anne Arundel County Council because we need tax relief, safer streets, and better schools," Haire said in a statement. "I am frustrated that the current Council has failed to support County Executive [Steve] Schuh's property tax. I will vote to cut your property taxes."

Haire instantly becomes the frontrunner to succeed Councilmember Jerry Walker (R), who is term limited and running for the House of Delegates in 2018. Jonathan Boniface, a school advocate in the Crofton area, has also declared for the Republican primary. Michelle Corkadel, an aide to Schuh, had been gearing up to run for Council but now seems more likely to seek a seat on the school board.

Haire, who lives with her husband and children in Edgewood, close to Gov. Larry Hogan's (R) home, will have GOP establishment support and easy access to campaign funds. That will serve as a contrast to Walker, who has run afoul of Schuh and many Republican insiders – and was recently the target of attack mailers put out by state House Republicans.

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The Presidential Coalition releases radio ad in support of Ed Gillespie for Governor.

The Presidential Coalition releases radio ad in support of Ed Gillespie for Governor.

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