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Christie administration will probe Tea Party candidate’s link to $15 million in pension funds

Christie administration to investigate pension investment tied to Massachusetts Republican (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration will audit a $15 million investment of state pension funds into a firm linked to a Republican candidate for governor in Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, state officials said today. Baker donated $10,000…  …

Virginia tea party candidate: God will stop blessing U.S. military because of gays

In found video from 2011, tea party Republican candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor E. W. Jackson said that God will stop blessing the U.S. military because of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” According to Right Wing Watch, Jackson was speaking at the 2011 Virginia Family Foundation summit. If…

GOP candidate for NJ Senate: ‘Get your gun’ if my opponent knocks on your door

A Republican candidate for the New Jersey state Senate suggested to a group of gun rights activists they should grab their weapons if his Democratic opponent knocked on their doors. Atlantic County Sheriff Frank Balles was addressing the New Jersey Second Amendment Society on Oct. 7 when he started discussing…

Republican candidate: Obamacare ‘as destructive’ as slavery

Republican congressional candidate Bill O’Brien on Thursday said that the Affordable Care Act was as bad as slavery laws in the United States. “And what is Obamacare?” he said at an Americans for Prosperity event in Concord, New Hampshire. “It is a law as destructive to personal and individual liberty…

Republican candidate: Evolution false because chimps can’t talk

The Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in Virginia believes that biological evolution is false because chimpanzees cannot speak like humans do. BuzzFeed revealed on Tuesday that E.W. Jackson made the claim in Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life, a book he published in 2008. In the book, he noted that…

Maddow: Ron Paul supporters are human beings

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday noted that no Republican president candidate had tried to compete with Ron Paul’s loyal base, even though they were voters just like any others. “It’s like he doesn’t have corporeal form,” she said. “There is never a discussion of whether or not any other…

Religion plays major role in Iowa caucuses

In a small Sioux City cafe, about a hundred people gather around Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative and former senator. The election rally begins with a prayer led by Protestant pastor Cary Gordon. He speaks about the need to make the right choice in picking a Republican…

Key Iowa newspaper backs Romney for president

WASHINGTON — The most influential newspaper in the critical state of Iowa endorsed Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, praising his “sobriety, wisdom and judgment.” Unveiling its endorsement a little over two weeks before the first US Republican nominating contest gets under way in Iowa, The Des Moines Register’s…

Ron Paul promises ‘big cuts’ in new ad

The Ron Paul presidential campaign released an energetic new TV advertisement on Monday, which touts the Texas congressman as the only Republican candidate serious about cutting the federal debt. “What’s up with these sorry politicians?” the 30-second ad says. “Lots of bark, but when it’s show time, whimpering like little…

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