Daily News Round-Up for August 24, 2009

Las Vegas Sun (Las Vegas, NV)

Results released today show Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) remains unpopular in Nevada, and he would be clobbered in next fall’s election by either of two potential Republican challengers.

St. Petersburg Times (Tampa Bay, FL)

On Sunday, the list of potential FL Senate appointees grew to 10 people, including former U.S. Rep. Mike Bilirakis, R-Tarpon Springs and U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores.

Washington Post (Washington, DC)

Americans are engaged in a critical debate over reforming our health-care system. While Republicans believe that reforms are necessary, President Obama’s plan for a government-run health-care system is the wrong prescription, says GOP Chair Michael Steele.

New York Times (New York, NY)

The Justice Department’s ethics office has recommended reversing the Bush administration and reopening nearly a dozen prisoner-abuse cases, potentially exposing Central Intelligence Agency employees and contractors to prosecution for brutal treatment of terrorism suspects, according to a person officially briefed on the matter.

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3 Responses to Daily News Round-Up for August 24, 2009

  1. Dennis says:

    Hip-Hop Republican let me know about a blog post from Erik Erikson over at Red State who was taking pot shots at Dede Scozafazza. You read his post here: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/08/24/hoffman-over-scozzafava-the-exception-that-proves-the-rule/

    Here are some key sentences from his post:

    “We don’t need a third party in this country. And it is too hard to set one up anyway. But there is a viable third party in New York that conservatives can use to remind the GOP what happens when the local Republican Party rejects the Republican platform. Above all else, we must make sure Scozzafava is defeated.

    Also:

    “Having a Democrat in that seat would be better than Scozzafava because the media could not resist the story line that the GOP is moving left just when Americans are moving back to the right. Scozzafava would hurt NY-23 and she would hurt the GOP brand nationally.”

    Please share this with others. It is important that we support inclusive Republicans that actually have a shot at winning.

    • gopchoice says:

      Dennis, thanks for this. We’ll be sure to cover this here and at GOPChoice Blog. It is imperative that all moderates respond to this kind of extremist rhetoric. Real Republicans, like those in New York and those around the nation that support our cause, simply want to nominate Republicans who can win- not Republicans who use right-wing rhetoric to chase off voters. Thank you again for this information, and we hope you keep reading!

  2. Good to hear. Looking forward to the post!

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