Voters Be Aware – Know Candidate Backgrounds and Vote

Conservative Voters Be Aware 2018 Is Shaping Up
To Be A Dangerous Year In Politics



An up-to-date list of politicians who have so far announced that they plan to retire, tendered resignations or suggested they will, or run for another office in 2018 can be found at Ballotpedia. 

According to them, as of 01/07/18 there are:

  1. 3 Senate members (all Republican) not seeking re-election
  2. 40 representatives not seeking re-election :  Democratic 14 and Republican 26
  3. Incumbents seeking Senate seat: Democratic 3 and Republican 5
  4. House members running for governor: Democratic 4 and Republican 5
  5. Incumbents retiring from public office: Democratic 7 and Republican 16

Their list of current congressional seat elections for 2018 can be found HERE.  Elections to the U.S. Senate will have a total of 33 of the 100 seats up for regular election. Elections to the U.S. House will be have ALL 435 seats up for election.

Now that we can see a breakdown of numbers leaving or having left by January 2018, let’s move on and consider where the Democrat Party is headed.

First we absolutely know they are foaming at the mouth to replace as many seats as possible with Democrats in both the House and Senate. They are also focused on ALL positions from local to federal and plan to override the conservatives in every aspect of government.

We can’t afford to have this happen nor can the current administration if any forward momentum is possible to eradicate the Dark State and its push for globalization of our country.

While we can’t afford to believe the exaggerations and lies of MSM, we should be paying attention to their party declarations. Newsweek on 1/1/18 noted that “Obama Administration alumni are facing off against Republicans across the country”. This is exactly what conservatives need to guard against and try to have good patriots declaring for positions.

“In 2017, Democrats flipped six state House and Senate seats (while defending two dozen seats up for re-election)…Democrats are confident this momentum will continue into 2018—and they’re banking on people who served under former President Barack Obama to deliver the goods.  According to a Sunday report in The Wall St. Journal, at least a dozen people who formerly worked under President Barack Obama are running for office for the first time in the midterm elections.

The list includes (all emphasis is mine):

  • Brian Forde, former WH technology adviser against Rep Mimi Walters (R- CA)
  • Colin Allred, former HUD OGC attorney taking on Rep. Pete Sessions, (R-TX)
  • Ed Meier, former State Dept taking on Rep. Pete Sessions, (R-TX)
  • Elissa Slotkin, former acting Asst Sec of Defense challenging Rep Mike Bishop (R-MI)”


As the Democrat Party evolves, it has been placing socialists and Muslims like Keith Ellison in high positions. But, this is not the only place that there should be a concern as citizens of the US head to the poles in 2018. For the last year Obama and others have been pushing forward with a deeper “grass-roots” change in our country by having individuals with ties to socialist or radical groups running for offices.

Several of the Democrats who have declared to run for office have impressive backgrounds but many obviously have liberal stances. The question for conservatives then is who is out there that can match and be more in line with the constitution and have a better chance of winning. You can find out currently declared participants by state and position at Ballotpedia HERE.

For instance:

Conor Lamb running against Tim Murphy in Pennsylvania. Well-known public family–his uncle Michael Lamb is Pittsburgh’s city controller. At one time he was a Marine Corps prosecutor. He was working as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Pittsburgh office before filing. Three other Democrats had already been vying for the seat of Mr. Murphy, who is stepping down among reports of mistreating staff and carrying out an extramarital affair. Republicans too have a number of choices, one of whom, state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, also worked as a military lawyer.

Ahmed Salim running for congress in Illinois.  He is a lawyer who advocates for lower student loan rates, affordable healthcare for all, sentencing reductions for non-violent drug offenders, and other liberal agenda platforms.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez running in Queens, NY. She is a former organizer for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Her platform: Tuition-free public college and trade school • Medicare for All with no out-of-pocket costs for anyone • A just and sustainable recovery for Puerto Rico including full debt forgiveness• A 100% renewable energy economy and reducing pollution to protect our children’s health• A country where we no longer hold the world’s largest prison population• Family leave and childcare support to help working families get by.

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud to run for congress in the state of Massachusetts. From her legal firm website:”As counsel for the residents of Islamberg, (Hancock) NY she has advocated for awareness of the threats of violence facing that Muslim community. Ms. Amatul-Wadud served as moderator of the panel discussion of Diversity Within Unity hosted by the Islamic Council of New England in fall 2014.”

Jenny Wilson running for Orrin Hatches position in Utah as a Democrat. She is an at-large member of the Salt Lake County Council and daughter of former Salt Lake city mayor.

Bushra Amiwala for Cook County Commissioner (IL)  Not only is she barely voting age but by her own words in an interview she has always been outspoken about Islamaphobia and has tried to set an example.

Shireen Ghorbani – American citizen with part Iranian background though she has always lived and had the support of her single mother after her parents split. Ghorbani has two masters degrees and currently works full-time as an associate director in organizational development and communication in the Facilities Management department at the University of Utah. She is an advocate for social justice and from her job an ardent advocate of sexual assault victims.

Nadeem Mazen for House of Representative for Massachusetts. He is also the state’s highest-profile Muslim elected official. According to his election website he considers himself to be engineer, social entrepreneur, activist, and community organizer.


We as conservatives have to be held accountable and responsible for carefully reviewing not just the past few years but information extending far back on all who choose to run for public office to weed out those that may have ties or backgrounds that are not conducive to continuing our nation or its constitution.

We also have to realize that every election is vital, not just specific ones.

Without our input many cities and towns have overturned US values from education to public works. It is important that we all understand that knowing who has their hands on the reins, regardless of how lowly one believes the position, is vital to keep our country moving forward and to continue the push to make it great once again.

Those that have skills or hope to make lasting changes starting from schoolboard to city police need to help by running for office so that our country can feel more secure again.  Not all of a faction who are running in 2018 can be painted in a bad light. Some are earnestly willing to make life better and have an impressive educational background.

Our jobs as voters did not end with the president’s election in 2016.  –

  • We have to encourage people who can make a difference to run for office.
  • We have to make sure that those who are running are citizens and have the utmost respect for our country and constitution.
  • We have to make sure that they understand that elections are not to line their pockets but to represent our voices in decision-making.
  • Most of all we have to understand that every election whether for ditch-digger or president is part of a whole that we can continue to ignore and allow to rot from the inside out or tackle and move forward to a better future. We absolutely have to encourage every conservative to VOTE.



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21 Responses to Voters Be Aware – Know Candidate Backgrounds and Vote

  1. Wise Owl says:

    Pretty scary indeed!

  2. Whitetop says:

    It comes down to who does the best job of getting their people to the polls. A 10% voter participation just isn’t good enough. Especially when many of the 10% are single party voters and think nothing about the candidates or their qualifications.

  3. Popular Front says:

    ‘Full debt forgiveness for Puerto Rico’ How refreshingly liberal of her – NOT! They owe the money so they can pay it back.

  4. I.R. Wayright says:

    Rule #1 is never vote for a democrat. Because they aren’t democrats anymore, and haven’t been for some time.

  5. vonmesser says:

    WHY the significantly large number of Republicans retiring or not running again? Many more (R,) than(D) quitting.

  6. vonmesser says:

    On the other hand, I could support free Trade or Technical College. Not for basket weaving, liberal arts, or path to a 4 year degree.

    • Popular Front says:

      As I posted recently on an Australian political blog; A Degree in Gender Studies or Interpretive Dance really prepares you for the cold hard taxpaying world doesn’t it?

      • Uriel says:

        University is utterly shameless for grabbing $$ from people on useless and unproductive topics. But then so are kids who are looking for easy way and a worthless degree. Where are parents who fund these idiot courses? Or counselors who are supposed to advocate for good businesses needs?

  7. Shar says:

    Great post and comments. If the GOP would unify and stand behind DJT we would clean their clocks. The IF is the problem. Lets face it, most of them we don’t want.
    The hard part is bringing in new blood that supports DJT’s agenda. I thought Bannon would be doing that. Latest fallout nixes that.

    • Uriel says:

      This year voting and getting good candidates to run may be a problem. I hope not though because I feel 2018 is a paradym year where much will come clear and much will be pointed to in the years to come.

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