Scott Garrett

Power Line picks — the scorecard

Featured image We want to thank all of our readers who contributed to one or more of our Power Line picks. Four of the six won last night, which isn’t bad considering that we picked three underdogs including one, Sen. Johnson, who many thought was a lost cause when we picked him. We didn’t quite match 2014 when five our our six candidates won. I view five as an ideal number. If »

House (and Toomey) update [UPDATED TWICE]

Featured image Scott Garrett came up a little short in New Jersey-5. He’s losing by 11,000 votes with more than 90 percent counted. His opponent has been declared the winner by Politico. In Minnesota-8, Stuart Mills, another Power Line pick, trails by 3 points and about 10,000 votes with 60 percent counted. This contest is still up for grabs, I assume, but the incumbent Democrat has the edge. I haven’t seen any »

Scott Garrett struggling in New Jersey-5 [UPDATED]

Featured image Win some and maybe lose some. Rep. Scott Garrett, a Power Line pick for the House, is a little more than 10 points behind his Democratic opponent. Almost half of the vote is in. We like to select up-and-coming candidates for our House picks — folks like Tom Cotton (in 2012), Mia Love, Alex Mooney, Elise Stefanik, and Brian Mast. We made an exception this year for the embattled Garrett, »

Annoy Meg Whitman, support Scott Garrett

Featured image Meg Whitman is the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Co. A liberal Republican, she was crushed by Jerry Brown when she ran for governor of California in 2010, an excellent year for the GOP. This year, Whitman has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. Not content with endorsing a left-wing crook for the nation’s highest office, Whitman is doing her part to give Clinton a Democratic House by endorsing Democrat Josh »

Scott Garrett for Congress

Featured image Scott Garrett doesn’t fit the usual profile for a Power Line pick. Usually, we pick up-and-coming candidates like Tom Cotton, Mia Love, Joni Ernst, and Alex Mooney. Garrett has represented New Jersey’s fifth congressional district since 2003. However, he’s locked in a difficult race this year. Given his strongly conservative record, we are asking our readers to support him. Garrett is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus. He »

The 2016 Power Line Picks

Featured image However one feels about this year’s presidential election, I don’t think conservatives can dispute the importance of the congressional races. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, a Republican House and Senate will be crucial to thwarting her left-wing designs. If Trump wins, a Republican House and Senate will be crucial to advancing the conservative part of his agenda (if any) and blocking the liberal part (if any). It’s true that »