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The Pledge

The Fair Primary pledge is designed to discourage party leadership groups like the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, National Republican Congressional Committee and state and local party organizations from interfering in Republican primaries to pick winners – usually incumbents – with their money and influence.

Pleas join us in signing the pledge to keep Republican primaries fair, open and honest.


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Most Recent Signers

  1. James McGovernAug 20, 2014
  2. Stephen JonesJun 09, 2014
  3. Tom SimonsMay 29, 2014
  4. Steve LongMay 29, 2014
  5. Hector MedinaApr 17, 2014
  6. Ed SarllsApr 16, 2014
  7. Clement DavisApr 16, 2014
  8. Lew TitmusApr 11, 2014
  9. kim franzeseOct 18, 2012
  10. Jennifer BurnsMay 25, 2012
  11. John WallmanMay 22, 2012
  12. Josh OndichMar 28, 2012
  13. Bruce JohnsonFeb 01, 2012
  14. Donald WoodJan 30, 2012
  15. Steve BaileyJan 28, 2012
  16. Karey LewisJan 15, 2012
  17. joseph kayDec 27, 2011
  18. Sandy MonroeNov 30, 2011
  19. Sandy MonroeNov 30, 2011
  20. Kent W.Nov 08, 2011



18 Responses to “The Pledge”

  1. Stephen McElroy says:

    Hello? What incumbents? Do you not realize that the Democrats dominate the political process in WV? The Democrats get 90% of the special interest campaign money plus their own Democratic national organizations money? I’ll bet you do realize this. This is an insidious liberal attempt to undermine and eliminate all competition once and for all for the Democratic party to have total absolute power over West Virginia.

    The Democrats have seen the effect that the Grassroots conservative movements have had at beginning to undermine their power by influencing the Republicans and running new conservative Teapublican candidates. Now liberal interests have obviously successfully started this subversive movement to prevent any support for these new Teapublican challengers to the State House of Delegates and the State Senate and all the other state offices in West Virginia come 2012.

    Sneaky liberals would have you believe that it is best for us conservatives to abandon the strongest conservative movement in the state that is actually being driven by the Tea Party members running as Republicans and becoming involved in the Republican organizations. Think about it. The people’s agenda must take over the Republican party by getting actively involved. Making phone calls, going door to door, financially supporting the conservative Teapublican candidates, running for office. When is the last time you did any of this for a local candidate? If you are not actively involved THAT is why your voice is not heard. Fill the Republican organizations with Teapublicans. Join the local Republican clubs. Change the way they do business. Work from with in to make a difference.

    This movement was obviously started from within by someone with the obvious goal of subverting and destroying the conservative influence in West Virginia. We need to work from within the Republican party to strengthen and mold the conservative People’s Agenda not destroy it . Follow this and you are destroying the momentum that the Tea Party supporters in West Virginia have worked so hard to build.

  2. Stuart Grant says:

    I’ve been an active member of the Party for more than 30 years but over the last few I, (and every other Republican I know) have stopped contributing the the National Party because of their pattern of opposing grassroots efforts. This phenomenon will spread and hurt GOP fundraising efforts until and unless this policy changes.

    • Tony says:

      I, too, have been a member of the Republican Party for over 30 yrs and I, too, REFUSE to contribute to that ELITIST OUT OF TOUCH organization. I contribute DIRECTLY to canidates that share most of my political beliefs. In New Hampshire, Conservatives were SUCCESSFUL in taking over the State’s GOP Party. We elected a Conservative to be Chairman and REJECTED the Hand picked successor of former Governor John Sunnunu Sr. We rejected the Elitist, blue blooded lackeys and replaced alot of them on our State party with Grassroots people. When we do the same in ALL of the States then the RNC WILL BE FORCED to change and actually do the work it is supposed to do.

  3. Ron Cadby says:

    Well founded idea. How do you plan to use these pledges?

    Having run against an incumbent ‘well-connected’ Republican up against the State ballot requirements rigged by the State I am fully aware of the problems you are talking about.

    We have to get to the voters. They are the only ones who can effect immediate change. Take a look at the website referenced above.

  4. Dennis C. Ryan says:

    All contributions should be made directly to the candidate’s campaign fund.
    The example of party-jumper Arlen Specter should teach us all how stupid Republican national committees are when it comes to doling out money to incumbents!

  5. Starchild says:

    The Republican Party should also stop collaborating with the Democrats in supporting discriminatory ballot access rules that make it difficult for alternative party candidates to get on the ballot. It is unfair and undemocratic. See http://rangevoting.org/BallAccess.html

  6. admin says:

    Stephen, your situation in West Virginia is different from most other states. You don’t have the problem in your GOP which other states have because you have no incumbency for the establishment to defend. But that’s no reason to lash out at the rest of us who are concerned about this issue and who come from states where it is a real problem.


  7. John David Galt says:

    The party machines are the problem. As long as they dominate the process, Congress will overspend. The real, independent Tea Party voters must give the GOP leadership their just deserts by defeating every candidate who supported the deal to raise the debt limit — even if it means the Democrats control the next Congress. (There is no point in defeating big government Dems with big government Reps — it just makes us look like the hypocrites the big-government Reps are.)

  8. Paul Marks says:

    Non citizen (friend of the United States – what Romans would have called an Auxiliary).

    People donate money to organizations such as the Republican Senate Campaign to fight the left (the enemies of Western civilization). They do not expect or want their money to be used in internal party disputes – such as Primary elections.

  9. Peggy C. says:

    I agree with Dennis. We should contribute directly to the candidates we feel will represent us well, not the party, who obviously only want to maintain the status quo. Don’t withhold your financial support – just direct it where it will be more wisely used!

  10. Tom BEEBE says:

    after 50yearsvas a true Republican, speaking back in 1952 for Robert A Taft, I’ve become convinced that today’s GOP is as corrupt as the Democrats, and that’s saying a lot. This movement says a lot, too. So I’m a Libertarian. The GOP regularly solicits me and will hear my position on incumbency protection on their next call. I can’t buy every Tea Party position, but I find it easier every day to adopt those of the Libertarians. Read “the Declaration of Independents” , an optimistic work in these dark days. Then work from without and within the GOP, or join the insurrection. Yes, Joe, we’re terrorizing the establishment. C’mon, give us your best shot.

  11. ele says:

    There is a problem. “Parties”, “Party machine” “RINOs” call it what you want. It must be addressed. Here’s another organization that also recognizes the problem. http://www.goooh.com. Carroll Quigley laid it out in “Tragedy and Hope”. As did W. Cleon Skousen and Gary Allen to name a few. It’s not what name brand they claim but by their actions and inactions.

  12. MoreFreedom says:

    The Republicans would also do citizens a favor by implementing instant runoff voting. This will assure that we have a majority winner in the primaries, rather than a winner by plurality. If I’m a statist politician, and I’m running against a Tea Party candidate, the best thing I could do is get another Tea Party candidate in the race to split the vote. Instant Runoff Voting would eliminate these kind of shenanigans.

  13. Charles D. says:

    I have long since stopped making contributions to the Republican Party. Now when I make cash contribution it goes directly to the candidate. Go Herman Cain!

  14. Keyword Tools says:

    So Obama signs and the debt bill becomes law. Everyone breathes sighs of relief and life carries on as normal – but for what time frame? There’s only so much road you can kick the can down and America is pretty near the end of it. What then?

  15. Jerome Borden says:

    NRSC sent Senator Bennett $20,000 that I know of before the Precinct Caucus meetings in March of 2010. In the State Convention which followed those Precinct meetings, Senator Bennett was beaten so badly that he missed the Primary Election. As I write this, I’m listening to Senator Lee of Utah on the radio. That $20,000 could have been better used to help Sharron Angle deal with the Union rent-a-voter move in Las Vegas during the General Election. I’ve been sending the national organizations pennies and comments ever since; but, apparently, they still haven’t figured it out.

    • admin says:

      That’s exactly right, Jerome. It’s one of the best examples of how screwed up their priorities are.

  16. Jerome Borden says:

    Update: I just sent NRSC a reply to their fund raiser (questionnaire) with a quarter taped to it and a note explaining why I am waiting until the Primary Elections are over. Keep up the good fight and, by the way, Senator Lee is really making a difference.

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