IOWA: Now is the time to organizeSubmitted by NJF on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 22:26
Iowa, once again, will be an important state to energize the liberty movement. Just imagine what a few thousand more votes for Dr. Paul in January of 2012 would have done to change the narrative of the media, and maybe the GOP nominee for president.
Iowa has a US Senate seat up for grabs in an off-year election in 2014. Liberty-minded candidates need to start getting paperwork in order and establishing PROFESSIONAL websites in the next few months. There are allies in the Iowa GOP that will be helpful, but they will not deviate from established procedures. Organization is the key to taking on Karl Rove's hand picked candidate.
Organized grass roots candidates can win! Hopefully, this thread sparks some discussion on how to help.
The task of maintaining control of the Senate has grown more daunting in recent weeks, with four Senate Democrats announcing plans to retire. Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan disclosed his decision on Thursday, following Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin and West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg has also said he will retire, but Democrats will be heavily favored to hold the seat. A fifth Democratic retirement could come soon from South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson, who has not yet announced his intentions.
Democrats control 55 seats in the Senate, after November elections in which they did better than expected and gained two seats to pad their majority. That means Republicans would need to pick up six seats next year to take control for the first time since 2006.
Twenty months before the mid-term elections, Republicans are laying the groundwork to try to capitalize on the defense-playing Democrats, working to recruit strong candidates in Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia – all states carried by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney last year. They're also buoyed by history, which shows the party controlling the White House typically loses seats during the midterm of a second-term president.