Hope and Change: Republican Mia Love will be representing Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Love is the first Black female Republican ever elected to Congress. Go HERE to read what Love had to say about the 2013 Supreme Court decision that effectively invalidated Californians’ Prop 8 vote against homosexuality-based “marriage.”
Folks, I would add to this excellent compilation by my friend and stellar Texas education activist Donna Garner, the very good news that two pro-family leaders against the aggressive homosexualist agenda were elected to state house (in Colorado and Michigan). Gordon “Chaps” Klingenschmitt won in a landslide in Colorado Springs and Gary Glenn of AFA-Michigan won 55-45 in Midland and Bay Counties in Michigan. America is on her way back! — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH
By Donna Garner, 11.6.14, reprinted from Education Views
U. S. SENATE
- 28 Democrats who voted for ObamaCare are now gone from the U. S. Senate.
- As of midnight on 11.4.14, the Republicans had won 52 Senate seats; and the Democrats had won 44.
- Louisiana is still to be decided and is a probable win for the Republicans; that would make 53 Senate seats.
- Alaska and Virginia have not been called yet and could easily become seats 54 and 55 for the Republicans. [Editor’s Note: there is a good chance Democrat Mark Warner will win Virginia, so the best likelihood is that the GOP will control the Senate with 54 votes after the Louisiana run-off election.]
- It is possible that some Democrats and/or Independents might also flip to become Republicans because of the landslide victories of last night.
- Republicans picked up 8 Senate seats — Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia.
- Four incumbent Democrats were defeated — Begich, Pryor, Udall, and Hagan.
- There are 100 Senators in the U. S. Senate. Only 51 are needed to pass a bill.
U. S. HOUSE
- The U. S. House is made up of 435 members. A majority is 218 seats.
- At last count, Republicans took 246 seats with more to be decided. Right now, that is the largest Republican majority in more than 60 years.
- As of this election, 31 out of 50 states have Republican Governors (even in Mass., Illinois, Maryland)
STATE LEGISLATIVE CHAMBERS
- Democrats lost their super-majorities in the California Senate, the Vermont House and the Maryland Senate.
- Republicans now control 67 state chambers while the Democrats control 28. Before Tuesday, Republicans had a 57-41 advantage.
- Republicans have complete state control – both chambers and the governor’s mansion – in 23 states, compared to six states for the Democrats.
STATE EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENTS
- In Arizona, Diane Douglas ran on an anti-Common Core platform and won.
- In South Carolina, Molly Spearman won; and that state withdrew from Common Core earlier this year.
- Richard Woods of Georgia won, and he campaigned on an anti-Common Core platform.
- Jillian Balow won in Wyoming and got into the race because of her concerns over Common Core.
VARIOUS FACTS FROM THIS ELECTION
- In Exit polls, only 11% were enthusiastic about Obama; 58% are dissatisfied or angry with Obama.
- Hillary and Bill Clinton (from Arkansas) were not able to influence voters to vote Democrat. This is the first time in 141 years that the majority of Arkansas’ congressional delegation (and also the Governor) are Republicans. Republican Tom Cotton will serve in the U. S. Senate and is an Army captain who was awarded the Bronze Star.
- Oregon voters defeated drivers’ licenses for illegal immigrants – 67% to 33%.
- South Carolina is the state in which the Civil War began. Republican Tim Scott was elected to U. S. Senate; he is the first African-American elected to U. S. Senator from the South.
- Republican Mia Love from Utah is first Black Republican woman elected to the U. S. House.
- Republican Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, is Indian American.
- Republican Joni Ernst is a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard and served in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She is the first woman in the Senate to have served in military combat.
- Republican Elise Stefanik (30 years old) was elected from New York State. She is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and will serve in the U. S. House. She is a graduate of Harvard.
- Also elected to the U. S. House is Republican Will Hurd from Texas who is a former undercover CIA officer.
- Ben Sasse, Republican, was elected from Nebraska to the U. S. Senate, is a highly educated health official, and delivered part of his victory speech in Spanish.
- As of last night, 98% of the members of Congress who have consistently voted with Family Research Council’s pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-family positions were reelected with 100% possible after all ballots are counted.
- Thom Tillis, Joni Ernest, Tom Cotton, Pat Roberts, Cory Gardner, Greg Abbott, and many others are strong pro-life, pro-family, pro-marriage advocates.
- 78% of the 26% of evangelicals who voted supported Republicans.
- Only 12% of 18 to 29-year-olds chose to vote.
- Greg Abbott, a strong proponent of securing the border, won the Texas Governor’s race with more than 44% of the Spanish vote and more than 50% of the male Hispanic vote.
Garner is based in Hewitt, Texas, outside Waco.
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