Author Topic: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge  (Read 316 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 246,338
Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« on: May 06, 2014, 10:14:11 PM »
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/205418-boehner-easily-defeats-primary-challenge

May 06, 2014, 08:37 pm
Boehner easily defeats primary challenge

By Alexandra Jaffe

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) easily survived his latest primary challenge on Tuesday night.

The Associated Press called the race with Boehner taking 74 percent of the vote to 15 percent for French teacher J.D. Winteregg and 7 percent for computer consultant Eric Gurr.

Though it's a sizeable margin for the Speaker, it's slimmer than what he posted his last two cycles.

Still, Boehner’s reelection was never in doubt, despite longstanding frustration among the grassroots with his leadership.

The Speaker won more than 80 percent of the vote during contested primaries in both 2012 and the GOP wave year of 2010, which saw dozens of incumbents fall to conservative challengers.

But this cycle, the Tea Party Leadership Fund endorsed Winteregg and spent $320,000 attacking the incumbent, and Boehner aired campaign ads for the first time since 2010.

His final ad, out this week, featured Boehner speaking alongside his wife about his commitment to the district’s values. The ad calls him “one of us, fighting for us.”

Winteregg made headlines for his own advertising after he accused Boehner of causing “electile dysfunction” in a web video spoofing commercials for drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction. But rather than propel him to the nomination, that video lost him his job as an adjunct professor at a Christian college.

Boehner is expected to cruise to reelection in the heavily Republican district this fall.

Support the USO

SPQR

  • Guest
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 11:16:48 PM »
If he was beaten a part time French professor it would have been a embarrassment

Offline sinkspur

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 28,599
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2014, 11:30:44 PM »
If he was beaten a part time French professor it would have been a embarrassment

Boehner was never going to be beaten.
From  "A Shining City on a Hill"

To "A global laughingstock"

Offline Once-Ler

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,963
  • This is a terrible support group
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 11:34:23 PM »
http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/04/boehner-below-50-percent-support-in-own-district-ahead-of-tuesdays-primary/

How can this be???  Don't the people of Ohio know Boehner is a dem lite?
Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch
“Hollywood is the most vilified,” says Meryl.

“Sorry for your struggle,” said all the unborn babies and cops killed in 2016. #DanaRadio

Offline Once-Ler

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,963
  • This is a terrible support group
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 11:41:07 PM »
http://atr.rollcall.com/john-boehner-j-d-winteregg-ohio-primary-tea-party/

John Boehner, David Joyce Clobber Tea Party Challengers (Updated)

Updated 10:32 p.m. | Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio beat three GOP primary opponents on Tuesday to win the Republican nomination in the district he has represented for 12 terms.

Boehner defeated teacher J.D. Winteregg, his most formidable primary opponent in the 8th District race, 74 percent to 15 percent, with just early votes reporting, according to The Associated Press.

Computer consultant Eric Gurr and tea party activist Matthew Ashworth, the two other Republicans in the primary, received 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

This year’s 8th District GOP primary marked the most spirited challenge Boehner has faced in years, according to Republican operatives in Ohio.

Winteregg raised just $48,000 for the entire contest — a paltry sum compared to the nearly $13 million Boehner has brought in this cycle. But Winteregg released a campaign ad that went viral, a tongue-in-cheek spot that took shots at Boehner’s leadership.

Similarly, the Tea Party Leadership Fund, an outside group that supports tea-party-aligned candidates, spent more than $350,000 in the contest to attack Boehner and boost Winteregg, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The money, however, was not enough to defeat Boehner on Tuesday.

Boehner’s primary win is tantamount to re-election in this southwestern Ohio district. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney won here in 2012 with 62 percent.

Ohio’s 8th District is rated a Safe Republican contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.

Ohio’s 14th District

In the 14th District, the most competitive district in Ohio, freshman GOP Rep. David Joyce also defeated a tea-party-backed primary opponent.

Joyce defeated state Rep. Matt Lynch 55 percent to 45 percent, with 75 percent of precincts reporting, according to the AP.

Republicans said Lynch never posed a serious threat to Joyce’s political future. Joyce had nearly $1.1 million in the bank as of March 31, compared to Lynch’s meager $25,000 war chest.

Joyce now moves on to face Democratic nominee Michael Wager, the former chairman of the Cuyahoga County Port Authority.

Ohio’s 14th District is rated a Leans Republican contest by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.
Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch
“Hollywood is the most vilified,” says Meryl.

“Sorry for your struggle,” said all the unborn babies and cops killed in 2016. #DanaRadio

SPQR

  • Guest
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 11:48:12 PM »
Boehner was never going to be beaten.

It would have shown how weak he was especially going into the amnesty debate this summer.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 11:50:33 PM by SPQR »

Offline sinkspur

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 28,599
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 11:50:23 PM »
It would have shown how weak he was.

Well, since he won so convincingly, that must mean he's pretty strong.
From  "A Shining City on a Hill"

To "A global laughingstock"

SPQR

  • Guest
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 11:50:51 PM »
Well, since he won so convincingly, that must mean he's pretty strong.

I agree

Offline Once-Ler

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,963
  • This is a terrible support group
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 01:08:22 AM »
tweet from Eric Gurr
https://twitter.com/gurrforcongress/status/463850565722570753

Eric Gurr ‏@gurrforcongress

Just called the Boehner campaign and conceded. Clearly he is going to win a big victory. The speaker's team has been class act throughout.
Dana Loesch ‏@DLoesch
“Hollywood is the most vilified,” says Meryl.

“Sorry for your struggle,” said all the unborn babies and cops killed in 2016. #DanaRadio

Online EC

  • Shanghaied Editor
  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 17,780
  • Conspiracy engineer. Low rates.
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 01:33:46 AM »
tweet from Eric Gurr
https://twitter.com/gurrforcongress/status/463850565722570753

Eric Gurr ‏@gurrforcongress

Just called the Boehner campaign and conceded. Clearly he is going to win a big victory. The speaker's team has been class act throughout.

That was class. Respect for the grace in defeat.
The fastest way to a man's heart? Inch to the right of the breastbone, between the fourth and fifth rib.

Every time I start to feel boring, I remember there is a monthly magazine devoted to elevators.

Avatar courtesy of Oceander

I've got a website now: Smoke and Ink

Offline jmyrlefuller

  • J. Myrle Fuller
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,495
  • ^^ Actual picture of me.
    • Fullervision
Re: Boehner easily defeats primary challenge
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2014, 06:26:10 AM »
Boehner was never going to be beaten.
Well, since he won so convincingly, that must mean he's pretty strong.
Or corrupt, since he routinely cuts off the livelihoods of those who dare challenge him.

All hail John Boehner, Congressman for Life!

I thought this was America...
STILL a proud supporter of the Free Conservative Resistance

"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf