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“Why Not An Open Convention?”

Friday, April 25, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

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That’s the title of my article in the new Weekly Standard.

Far-fetched, perhaps, but Mitt Romney could help the prospect along, and the reasons to consider such a prospect for a year like 2016 are many.

One that I don’t mention in the piece is the advantage of denying Team Hillary a certain target throughout the spring and early summer of 2016.

And the first successful GOP candidate came out of an open convention –Abraham Lincoln.

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Doug Ducey For Arizona Governor: A Radio Townhall

Thursday, April 24, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Here’s a link to the donations page of Doug Ducey’s campaign for governor in Arizona.  Here’s why you should click on it and send him some money today, whether $5, $25, $50 or more, no matter what state you live in.  Follow Doug on Twitter @DougDucey

If you follow the maps of the electoral college, you know that the GOP has to focus on winning back Florida, Virginia, New Hampshire, Ohio, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and maybe Pennsylvania and Michigan (though Pennsylvania is, as the University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato and I agreed Monday, Lucy’s football for the Republicans.)

The Democrats by contrast will fight to keep that turf and in addition will target one GOP state above all others: Arizona.  If red Arizona becomes blue Arizona it is hard to see how the GOP gets the White House back no matter the progress it makes on the ground in the other battleground states.

Which is why this year’s race for the GOP nomination in Arizona is so crucial and why the absolutely strongest, best qualified candidate must emerge from the August 26 primary.  I think that candidate is Arizona Treasurer Doug Ducey, a successful businessman before he won the State Treasurer’s race four years ago, a product of ASU, and –key point– born in Ohio even though he defected to Arizona 30-plus years ago.

Here’s a partial list of Doug’s supporters.  Note they include former Senator Jon Kyl and former Congressman John Shadegg, as well as current Congressman Trent Franks and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Council of Arizona Policy’s Cathi Herrod and Jerry Colangelo

To get the point across about the importance of the Arizona race and the qualifications of Doug, I am hosting him for a two hour town hall in my studio today, from 4 to 6 PM.  I’ll interview him extensively, and will take questions from all over the country but focus on my Arizona listeners.

So tune in, but if I have already convinced you, go hit the donate button right now.


The Government Within The Government Within The Government Running Obamacare

Thursday, April 24, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Be sure to read the Wall Street Journal op-ed by Lanhee Chen and James Capretta on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which along with the Independent Payment Advisory Board is effectively in charge of your future health care unless the GOP takes over the Senate in 2014 and the presidency in 2016.

Yesterday I had Congressman Cory Gardner on the show.  If you are looking for a race in which to invest, his would be a great one as billionaire Tom Steyer has rented Senator Mark Udall and will be pouring dollars into Colorado to prop up the very liberal Udall against a strong conservative wind at Gardner’s back.

You can donate to Gardner’s campaign and sign up to volunteer for it at CoryGardnerForSenate.com.  Thanks to all of you who emailed to tell me what a syndic guest he was.  You’re right. Now help him win.


Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer

Wednesday, April 23, 2014  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

CNN’s Jake Tapper opened my show Wednesday.  Among other things we talked about when and if the MSM will start digging into Tom Steyer’s past and how he made his money:




HH: I begin with Jake Tapper, host of The Lead. Hello, Jake, how are you?

JT: I’m good, Hugh. That’s quite a lineup you’ve got today.

HH: It is. It’s a very busy day. But I have to begin with the most important thing, which is that the Phillies are 10-10, and they’re already three and a half games out of first place. That’s a tough start, Jake, when Atlanta’s 14-7.

JT: You know, you can say that, but I look at the cup as half full. I mean, look at the Sixers. The Phillies aren’t as bad as the Sixers, right? So… Continue Reading

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