Author: Rod D. Martin

#YearOfTheWoman, GOP Edition

by Rod D. Martin November 7, 2018 #YearOfTheWoman, GOP edition: 1st woman elected IA Gov.   1st woman elected SD Gov.   1st Korean-American woman elected to Congress.   1st female TN Senator.   1st female AZ Senator* (results pending).   1st Latina Lt. Gov of FL.   1st elected female MS Senator (favored in runoff).   Funny how the Feminists couldn’t care less.   — #YearOfTheWomen originally appeared as a Facebook post by Rod D....

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The Rod Martin Report – Final Pre-Election Update

Final Pre-Election Update     Dear Friend, Vote. Vote now. And take friends. As you well know from The Rod Martin Report, from, and from my constant stream of updates on Facebook, I have been warning for well over a year now that lower enthusiasm by Republicans will lose the day.   Today we find out if Republicans — you, me, our friends — heeded the warning.   The party in the White House usually loses 28 House seats in the President’s first midterm (12 if you factor out the outliers of 1994, 2002 and 2010). Republicans have...

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Latest Generic Ballot Numbers – Nov. 1, 2018

by Rod D. Martin November 1, 2018 LATEST GENERIC BALLOT NUMBERS (remembering that historically, the Republicans win the House at D+5 or better): as of this morning, Rasmussen has it D+3, YouGov D+5, Ipsos D+7, Morning Consult D+8, Harris D+9. Last week, Harris was D+6. But also last week, McLaughlin was D+2, and on balance, I’d take McLaughlin over nearly all of these guys. BTW, that Ipsos D+7 has been holding for about a week, as has the Rasmussen D+3. I want to stress that, at this point, what’s happening in individual races is far more important than these...

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#BlueWave in Florida? Not So Much

by Rod D. Martin October 17, 2018 #BlueWave in Florida? Not so much. More than 2.6 million mail-in ballots were sent out by elections supervisors two weeks ago. As of early Tuesday morning nearly 446,000 of those ballots had been returned with almost 40,000 more Republicans submitting ballots than Democrats, even though Democrats requested almost 120,000 more of the mail-in ballots than did their GOP counterparts. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to work your heart out for Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis: you do. It’s close, and it’s tough, and the consequences of defeat are frankly ghastly (as...

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Open Letter: Conservative Leaders Urge Congress to Pass the MERIT Act

October 16, 2018 Washington, DC Conservatives have long advocated for reform of our civil service to address a system plagued with inefficiency and abuse. Currently, managers within the federal government struggle to fire underperforming employees. This is no more evident than by the public sector firing rate of 3.37% and the private sector firing rate of 17.27%. America needs across the board civil service reform. The Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act of 2017 (MERIT Act), has been introduced in both the Senate and the House to address these critical issues. The MERIT Act takes the successful model...

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Rod D. Martin is a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, hedge fund manager, author and conservative activist from Destin, Florida.

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