2016 Republican Primary Key Races

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Some people have a loud opinion on each and every Republican Primary race.

I have a lot of opinions, but I like to focus on a few key races. Here are my major concerns for the 2016 Republican Primary on August 2.


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  • yukhoman

    I bought your book, but only halfway though. I read ALL of your blogs.

    • whennessy

      Thanks! I appreciate it.

      BTW, I was at Eric Greitens’s rally in Crestwood last night. He told us only 50 hours remained until the primary. Then he reminded everyone that SEAL training proved that you can work 50 hours straight.

      I learned the same thing on a submarine during the Cold War. You might not be at your peak after 50 hours, but you can be effective.

      I got a lot of sleep Friday night and last night. But there’s a country to make great again. I can’t do much, but I can do more awake than in my rack.

      We’re gonna do this, my friend.

  • yukhoman

    Thanks for what you do.

  • yukhoman

    I have a high regard for your opinion. Where do you get your voting record information?

  • yukhoman

    You took the time to answer ME, and it was very thoughtful and sounded well informed. Do you ever sleep?

    • whennessy

      I sleep 9 to 5 every day 😉

      Thanks. I try to answer all my comments if they’re thoughtful and shorter than my original post. I love getting comments. I learn a lot.

      Last week I learned that I sometimes go on the attack when the commenter was asking an honest question. I’ve also learned that I forget that everyone doesn’t know the same things I know, and I don’t know the same things they know. So I have to define some of my “inside baseball” political stuff.

      Thank you, so much, for reading and commenting. You shouldn’t be surprised that I responded. I should be surprised that you did.

  • yukhoman

    Bill, I certainly agree with all of your choices except #5. I know Rick Stream. He has a proven record in Missouri politics, a veteran and has integrity is above reproach. Either one would be good, but this choice is a no-brainer for Senate District 15. “At the end of the day” you must vote for Stream.

    • whennessy

      I like Rick Stream. I agree with your character assessment completely. His record in the Missouri House, though, was less than stellar for a tea party type. He consistently voted party line, often voting for favoritism for GOP donors. That’s crony capitalism, and it destroys innovation.

      Andrew Koenig, on the other hand, has a record as a fair arbiter over a level playing field. He doesn’t do favors for the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. And Andrew will help Bill Eigel form a new Senate firewall. Stream will not. I guarantee it.