CPAC 2018: Candidates Seek to Get the Word Out ... 1 of 1 >
Feb. 22-23 (24), 2018 - Thousands of conservative activists and a concentration of conservative media on radio row provide a good opportunity for conservative/Republican candidates to get the word out about their campaigns (alpha by state). 
Former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack (>) is one of 12 candidates running in the Feb. 27 Republican primary special election in AZ-8 to replace U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, who resigned Dec. 8.
Former State Sen. Kelli Ward is running for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Jeff Flake (R), who is not seeking re-election.  The primary is Aug. 28.  U.S. Rep. Martha McSally is seen as the favorite; also in the race is controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has attracted a lot of attention.  Ward challenged Sen. John McCain in 2016, obtaining 39.9% of the vote in the Republican primary.
Businessman John Cox is running for Governor of California.  He was active in Illinois politics including as a candidate in the early 2000s and was a candidate for president in 2008 (the first Republican to enter the race).
Attorney Carlos Reyes is one of three Republicans running in the Aug. 28 primary in FL-23 to challenge U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D).
Johnny Rice is running in the June 26 primary to become the Republican challenger to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, a 36-year incumbent, in MD-5.
Former State Rep. Steve Kraus is running in the May 8 primary to challenge Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) in OH-9.  Kraus was elected to the Ohio House in 2014, defeating Chris Redfern (D), but was ousted in 2015 following a felony conviction.  He recounts his expeeriences in a new book “Checkmate: One Man’s Fight Against Political Corruption.”
Pastor Mark Burns in the June 12 primary to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) in SC-4.  He is co-founder & CEO of The NOW Television Network.  In 2016 he addressed the Republican National Convention, decllaring that "all lives matter."
Guy Furay, who owns an independent employee benefits consulting and insurance firm, is planning to run in the June 12 primary to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R) in SC-4.
Nick Polce (l), who served as a U.S. Army Green Beret, is one of two Republicans challenging U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in the Aug. 14 primary in WI-1.  A major part of his message is the need to remove career politicians.  Todd McKinley (r), a retired U.S. Army sergeant, is challenging U.S. Rep. Phil Roe (R) in the Aug. 2 primary in TN-1.
The candidate himself or herself need not make an appearance to have an impact.  Timothy Brown, an excavating contractor from Westland, MI, showed his Colbeck campaign sign off in the corridors and along media row to raise awareness of his favored candidate in the race for Governor of Michigan, State Sen. Patrick Colbeck.  Other candidates running in the Aug. 7 Republican primary to succeed term-limited Gov. Rick Snyder (R) include Lt. Gov. Brian Calley and Attorney General Bill Schuette.
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