More Than Just a Presidential Primary in Ohio — Warren Davidson's Run

During a presidential election cycle it’s easy to lose track of congressional and senate races. These races have been critical for bringing in candidates that tip the scales in the House and the Senate --- candidates like presidential hopeful Ted Cruz.

Joining Glenn on radio Tuesday was Ohio congressional contender Warren Davidson.

Listen to the interview or read the transcript below segment below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

GLENN: Can you tell me, how is this playing in your district with Kasich coming out and saying amnesty in the first 100 days?

WARREN: It was pretty shocking. You know, frankly there's a lot of things during his time as governor that surprised people when he first took office. I think with his history in Congress being more fiscal conservative, a lot of us were hoping for even more than Mitch Daniels in Indiana.

GLENN: Both of your opponents voted to expand Obamacare in Ohio. They have consistently voted for budget increases. I don't know where they stand on amnesty in the first 100 days. Ohio seems to have lost its way. What makes you different?

WARREN: Well, that's part of why I decided to run. In the fall, when folks encouraged me to consider running, I looked at the field and saw a lot of the same sort of local government, state governments, then try to go on to DC kind of experience and felt I had a background that would offer something different.

And in Ohio, with Kasich as governor, with solid majorities in the House and Senate, even our court, there's really no reason you couldn't accomplish anything on the party platform that you wanted to, if you are governor. And, you know, what it shows is that we didn't accomplish the things that the governor didn't want to accomplish.

GLENN: Warren, you were an Army Ranger, right?

WARREN: I was indeed.

GLENN: How does that play into what you will do and what -- and how you look into things?

WARREN: Well, I think, you know, two things: One, when I served in the Rangers, it was in '98 that our industries in Kenya and Cantania were bombed by al-Qaeda. We sent over the FBI to look into it. They're still checking on things. And really, a lot of people knew better then, that's not how you deal with terrorists.

And, you know, today, we have a commander-in-chief that is not taking this threat as seriously as he out to. On the other side, I think it's a challenging time because it's easy to get lured into another ground war against the terror network. I think the common denominator though is, when I served on active duty, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic. And for me, if I get the chance to serve, it would be swearing that oath again and it would be for that sort of service.

GLENN: So you're not a politician. What did you do between Army Ranger and today?

WARREN: Well, I got out of the army in 2000 and into small manufacturing companies here in Ohio. We had 20 -- 20 employees in a family business when I started. In 2002, I started my own company. And, you know, along the way, we -- I picked up an MBA from Notre Dame. I bought a company from Utah in 2012, brought on a partner in 2013. And, you know, he's got things running smoothly. So I can go step away and do this. And when I talk to him about, hey, I might take a look at doing this run for Congress. He said, go win. But just kind of looking at the sort of experience that the background in business, the time in service, it's resonated really well with voters. And 90 days ago, we filed, on December 16th. And it's been amazing to see the momentum.

GLENN: You've been endorsed by Freedom Works, the Senate conservative fund, Club For Growth and the Family Research Council. You have a long list of people that are endorsing you. But you've also had one of the nasty super PACs, the one that is trying to stop the grassroots, Tea Party conservatives, you've had them come out and spend a ton of dollars in negative advertising against you.

WARREN: Yeah, specifically against me. I mean, they're backed by union dues. They're backed by -- you know, frankly some of the folks that are propping up Kasich's campaign now. And that's really the thing. You have two state legislatures, one from the House and one from the Senate, that aren’t doing well. And I think voters have a choice today. If that's the direction that you want the party and the country to go, you've got two guys on the ballot. And if you want the direction of the country to go the conservative path, I think all these leading conservative organizations and leaders should point the way. The conservative choice is Warren Davidson in this race.

GLENN: Warren Davidson is his name. Congressional from Ohio. Warren Davidson. Remember that name. If you're in Ohio, vote today. Warren, thank you very much. I appreciate it. Good luck.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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