Political analyst says pro-family Republican won the day in Florida

Thursday, March 13, 2014
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

A political analyst and former Texas gubernatorial candidate says the Republican victory in Tuesday night's special election in Florida is a great sign for the mid-term elections.

It was a race that the Republicans weren't supposed to win. But after months of railing against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans scored a key victory in the hard-fought congressional race that had been closely watched as a bellwether of midterm elections in November.

JollyRepublican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in a Florida special election to replace the late Congressman Bill Young.

"Clearly there's that wave of sentiment, opposition to ObamaCare, and the current administration's increasing dictatorial grab for executive power," says Tom Pauken. "And so it's very encouraging because the Democrats expected to win."

Pauken served on Ronald Reagan's White House staff and later became chairman of the Republican Party in Texas. He thinks the Republican victory is a great sign for the mid-term Congressional elections. 

"They had a popular, well-known candidate running in the race," Pauken says of the Democrat, Sink. "And for the Republicans to win is an important signal that we could have some real victories in November."

Pauken, TomJolly's support of pro-family causes demonstrated that social conservatives should not shirk from confronting those issues, says the Texan.

"I think any candidate who knows how to articulate it the right way, and is willing to stand up for those principles, these are winning positions," he argues.

Pauken also suggests there is a silent majority of Americans who are disgusted with social liberalism and the Hollywood culture, and admire anyone willing to stand up for traditional values

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What bothers you most about Huma Abedin's connection with radical Islam?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win
US: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election
U.S., Russia fall short on deal to restore Syria truce
Chicago woman fatally shot pushing baby stroller
Tennessee man charged in shooting death of police officer
FDA advises Zika screening for all US blood centers
Candidates capitalize on the ever-powerful 'religious vote'
Strong aftershocks rattle devastated Italian earthquake zone

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump predicts 'Earth-shattering' release of new Hillary emails by WikiLeaks
After 50 years of Democrat race baiting is GOP finally wising up?
Obama creates largest ocean reserve, takes heat for new federal decrees
Former Canadian PM resigns his Parliament seat
Voters paint a grim racial picture of America

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
ObamaCare counts enrollees, but not underlying problems

A healthcare expert says the Obama administration may experience difficulty keeping healthcare insurance enrollees on plans they purchased under Obamacare.