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@AGUGrizzlies: American Grizzlies United Candidates: 43 Wins And 20 Losses

AGU 2012 General Election Candidates = 20 Losses, 43 Wins!

Congratulations to all the American Grizzlies United 2012 General Election Candidates!

Every single AGU candidate deserves to be commended for having the courage to take a stand for America, and for answering the call of duty. This was a particularly difficult election cycle to run in. Compared to the historic 2010 election cycle, enthusiasm was extremely low in 2012.

Yet by coming together, grassroots volunteers helped these candidates win. With all the finger pointing going on now with the #GOPe, about the unfortunate losses of many GOP candidates, there is one place where the finger of success can be pointed at…YOU!

Regular concerned Americans, without the help of political consultants, took matters into their own hands and decided to #WiseItUp. A coalition of ordinary people made phone calls, walked precincts, organized rallies, emailed, tweeted, and texted the electorate to bring victory to these candidates!

Here is a list of the AGU Candidates who won on election day 2012:

Renee Elmers NC-2 US House

Pat McCrory NC-Governor

Dan Forest NC-Lt Governor

Kelly Hancock TX-9 State Assembly

Deb Fischer NE-US Senate

David Bradley TX-7 Board of Education

Ted Cruz TX-US Senate

Orrin Hatch UT-US Senate

Dr. Donna Campbell TX-25 State Assembly

Vicky Hartzler MO-4 US House

Ted Yoho FL-3 US House

Paul Gosar AZ-4 US House

Jeff Flake AZ-US Senate

Blake Farenthold TX-7 US House

Cory Gardner CO-4 US House

Scott Tipton CO-3 US House

Martha Roby AL-2 US House

Adam Kinzinger IL-6 US House

Randy Hultgren IL-14 US House

Mike Kelly PA-3 US House

Alan Nunnelee MS-1 US House

Mick Mulvaney SC-5 US House

Roger Wicker MS-US Senate

Robert Hurt VA-5 US House

Marsha Blackburn TN-7 US House

Jim Renacci OH-16 US House

Todd Young IN-9 US House

Bill Flores TX-16 US House

Steve Southerland FL-2 US House

David McKinley WV-1 US House

Sean Duffy WI-7 US House

Steve Fincher TN-8 US House

Tim Scott SC-1 US House

Tim Griffin AR-2 US House

David Schweikert AZ-6 US House

Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA-5 US House

Michele Bachmann MN-6 US House

Steve Pearce NM-2 US House

Larry Bucshon TN-8 US House

Diane Black TN-6 US House

Mike Fitzpatrick PA-8 US House

Jackie Walorski IN-2 US House

Bill Johnson OH-6 US House

It’s been a long election cycle and these victories are something to be proud of. Many people took time out of their lives and worked tirelessly for love of country, not money.

A special thanks to all the American Grizzlies United State Coordinators who rallied their ground teams to help these candidates. Thank you for your hard work. All of you have made a difference that will continue for generations to come. (And a very special Grizzly thank you to Kevin Scholla AGU-PA State Coordinator, and Ron Devito AGU-NY State Coordinator, for the time spent on researching the AGU loss/wins)

Before we know it the 2014 midterms will be here. Once again concerned Americans will rise and become the engaged citizenry America needs. Our republic will have sudden and relentless reform: One election cycle at a time.

Thank you for your hard work and congratulations to all the AGU candidates.

Our work continues.


Chairman; American Grizzlies United

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  • daisy_mae

    Most excellent Thomas yeah!!!  I did a quick wiki check the other day about senate seats coming up in 2014. According to it there are 33 seats coming up 20 of which currently held by democrats.  We will be busy :)

    P.S. Hopefully, prayerfully we’ll be able to add Allen West’s name to the lineup of victories!

  • Dan C

    You had a much better record than Karl Rove! And he spent a TON of money!

    •!/ThomasSSchmitz Thomas S Schmitz

      Dan C,

      HA HA! I never thought of it that way! #GRRR!

    • PhilTan

      I think Rove only got one re-elected ? He might be all done.

    • Azarkhan

      Without money, you can’t run or win an election. Rove’s American Crossroads spent approx $100,000,000 in 2012, with about $85 million "in independent expenditures against Barack Obama". From what I’ve read, SarahPac spent less than $1 million. Without Rove, who will raise the tens of millions needed to defeat the Democrats? Certainly not Sarah Palin. People can laugh at Rove if they want, but it is possible that the Democratic victory last Tuesday would have been much larger but for Rove.

      • gahanson

        Without good candidates, and a good message, you can’t win elections either.  Rove did raise a ton of money, but got little bang for his buck, unfortunately.  Too bad Rove is so dead set against real conservative candidates, and only supports moderates and liberals.

      • friskyness

         Oh please…………………

      • goethegirl

        Yes, money is required, but Rove’s money was spent with very little success.

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      He spent $300 mn to very poor effect. I posted this on the open thread a couple of days ago:

      Just how much of a failure was "the architect’s" American Crossroads SuperPAC? This much:


      "The Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization which tracks the influence of money on politics and works to make government more transparent, released an analysis Thursday questioning the effectiveness of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS this campaign.
      ‘Using available data, the Sunlight Foundation said of the $103.5 million American Crossroads spent in the general election, 1.29% of it ended in the desired result. None of the candidates American Crossroads supported won, and most of the candidates it opposed were victorious.

      ‘Crossroads GPS, which does not have to disclose its donors, spent $70 million during the general election with 14.4% of it having the result it wanted, according to Sunlight Foundation’s analysis. In the key Senate races in which it ran ads, Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley’s defeat was the one success it had.

      ‘Obama’s defeat and the Republicans gaining control of the Senate were major aims for these groups and their contributors – and neither one was accomplished ."

      Let’s see. Sarah’s endorsement did not cost anyone a cent, and it gave us Ted Cruz, Deb Fisher, Jeff Flake and helped save Orrin Hatch. And that is just in the Senate, for the 2012 election, and does not include her accomplishments on behalf of the GOP in the 2010 mid-terms, nor gains for conservatives in the House in either of those 2 election cycles. And then there were the governors, like Martinez and Haley:

      Tell us, again, what a brilliant political consultant Karl Rove is. He should be calling up Sarah and asking her how she does it. If Romney had asked for her active support, she may even have been able to drag him and Ryan over the finish line.

      If Romney had shown her the respect that her record and service to the GOP deserved, he would not have earned the contempt of so many grass roots conservatives. If Romney had the guv, instead of Christy, deliver his nominating speech at the convention, he could have united the party and energized his campaign, instead of turning off so many of us.

      Instead, he threw in his lot with the likes of Karl Rove and the clueless apparatchiks of the GOPe’s corporatist crony cabal. Rove blew over $300 mn of the cabal’s money, and got one House rep elected.

      I know Sarah will be out there, again, fighting in 2014. Will we see Mitt Romney trying to help others get elected? Paul Ryan? Any of them? And how much money will "the architect" canoodle out of the GOP fat cats, and waste, the next time around? And who will be the more effective leader of the GOP in 2014?

      Sarah is the leader of the GOP, no matter how much the GOPe denies it. Sarah is a leader and a winner among chronic losers.

  • misterlogic0013

    A mighty machine = AGU .. no one said it was going to be easy .. fantastic results ..

  • Jon Kelly

    The Republican Party that existed on November 5 is DEAD.  That
    Republican Party stood for only one thing NO TAXES everything else was
    open to compromise. Romney a decent man went against his own personal
    values because all the political experts said "don’t make waves".  The
    Democrats at least stand for something (1) entitlements, (2) America is
    not extraordinary and shouldn’t be the lone world power, (3) a political
    correctness that allows officeholders to say and do anything to stay in
    office. To challenge Democratic officeholders is to be a racist, a
    religious extremist, or whatever. The time has come "TO STOP BLAMING
    EVERYONE ELSE". The Republican Party NEEDS to find a reason why it
    THESE VALUES (1)GOD – (2) COUNTRY and (3) FAMILY. The Party has become
    irrelevant because it’s self-appointed leaders are afraid to speak the
    truth. These "leaders" and pundits are no different than Democrats. WHY
    BASIC VALUES AND WON’T COMPROMISE THEM. The Republican Party has to
    change or it will die. What are they afraid of? Losing an election?
    STAND UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT because America will need someone to turn to
    when the bottom falls out.

  • PhilTan

    I’m still upset about Murdoch’s meltdown, but beyond that, am I reading this correctly that Sarah supported and got re-elected 5 US Senators ? Yea, I’m including Hatch due to him being under attack prior to her saving his bacon. Actually, if Sarah’s candidate in MO had prevailed in primary, we wouldn’t have had such a meltdown in some other races. IMHO.

  • Jthom26837

     Many Congradulations are instore for all of the named in the above article who’ve won on Election Day 2012. It’s a great accomplishment. Really Breath taking.


  • Exgunman

    I do not know the answer to your ??, but I presume Many, anyone of which would have been more useful/productive than this worthless _____.

  • StandProudNow

    That is some impressive  track record!!   AGU has it’s hands on the real pulse of "We The People" and can get impressive results with a fraction of the money used by the elites.

    Onwards and upwards!!

  • Christopher H Fromme

    One that was not on you list Thomas was Keith Rothfus  PA-12  He lost in 2010 by 3500 votes.  But thru the hard work of the grassroots volunteers he won by 10,052 replacing the guy that took over for John Murtha one of the kings of pork.  At the 9-12 meeting tonight I gave Keith a copy of the letter that Sarah Palin wrote to the Freshman class of 2010..  Also at our last meeting Mike Kelly PA-3  was there

  • Steve_Flesher

    This is incredible.  They’re terrified of our abilities folks.  Smile and keep moving forward.

  • Rob Hart

    Is there a master list of Sarah’s endorsed public servants from day one? How many in the House and Senate? How many Governors? What percent has she had sway over to help restoring America? Anybody have this metric?

  • c4pfan

    Congrats for your hard work!

    Too bad the GOP doesn’t reach out to groups like you!

  • RebinTexas

    Thanks for all the results – and for your leadership Thomas…..Congrats to all the winners and those who helped make them the winner We The People need.
    I also just donated a tad more to Allen West – to help in his fight on the vote count.

    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      "I also just donated a tad more to Allen West – to help in his fight on the vote count."

      Good idea. I will, too. The man has earned our support.

  • VADMCollingwood

    Great job.  Congratulations to all who worked so hard.  What an encouragement for everyone.  

    I can’t believe you guys actually flipped Murtha’s seat.  And with a real conservative to boot.  

  • Laddie_Blah_Blah

    Thank you, Tom, for this recap. I would also point out that many worthy candidates who lost were supported by Gov. Palin, such as Allen West and Don Bongino. West was jobbed, IMO, and Bongino did not have a prayer in liberal Maryland. The guv endorses those who deserve her support, like Bongino, despite the odds.
    Good candidates from all over the country won, and lost. Many of those who lost will be back. Grizzlies United is to be congratulated for so much success – a lot more success than Rove’s $300 mn effort could muster.

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  • TSM_Admin

    Great job guys!!

  • John_Frank

    Thomas, thank you for the update. Well done people.

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