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What Ever Happened to…South Dakota’s Larry Pressler?

Citing the experience of 42-year-old Teddy Roosevelt and suggesting that the burdens of the presidency were so great that the nation might be better served by electing a person in their prime rather than someone in the twilight of his career…

Field of 14 Candidates for Florida Governor

Bill McCollum, Rick Scott and Alex Sink may be eating up all the media coverage surrounding the Florida governor’s race, but there are 11 other candidates who qualified to be on the November ballot. The road for the third-party or “no party” candidate is often lonely. There are few party officials, if any, giving you advice…

Oddball of the Week: Neal Horsley

This week’s Oddball comes from Georgia, a man named Neal Horsley who is running for Governor as the candidate of something he calls the “Creator’s Rights Party” — an entity he’s created. A few years ago, Horsley made national news when, in an interview with Alan Colmes, he admitted to having sex with farm animals when he was younger…

Wrestling Promoter or Economist? Peter Schiff Qualifies for Republican Primary in Connecticut

Economist-turned-politician Peter Schiff qualified for the Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot earlier this week, becoming the only active challenger to wealthy wrestling promoter Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s Aug. 10 primary.

Runoff for Maldonado’s Senate Seat in California Appears Likely

Leave it to California, a state with a gaping $19 billion budget shortfall, to spend between $4 to $6 million in a special election only two weeks after the state’s June 8 primary.

Editorial: Serious Candidates Must Pass the Politics1 Test

You’re a ‘Regular Joe’ running for public office and you demand to be heard! You keep emailing me announcements that you’ve appointed a new webmaster for your campaign. And you’re angry you weren’t included in a debate or a poll. But I’ve never actually heard of you before. Or if I have, I don’t really know that much about you…

Investigative Journalist Hopes to Unseat John McCain

Arizona has always liked a fighter and it may have found one in crusading investigative journalist John Dougherty…

Former Socialist Brian Moore Running for Governor of Florida as a Democrat

Brian Moore, the Socialist Party’s 2008 candidate for President, has filed to run for Governor of Florida as a Democrat. Moore has sought statewide office in Florida before, running as a “No Party” candidate for U.S. Senate in 2006. He’s also made several runs for Congress in South Florida, both as an independent and also as a Democrat…

Oddball Spotlight: Daniel Imperato

Daniel Imperato has filed to run for Governor of Florida as a candidate with No Party Affiliation. Some may remember him from his hilariously offbeat campaign for President in 2008. He was, at various stages, claiming to seek the nomination of the Libertarian, Green, Constitution and Reform parties. Eventually he decided he was an independent candidate, but he never actually got on the ballot in any state…

Florida Tea Party’s Peg Dunmire ‘Running to Win’

While panicked Republicans in Florida’s 8th congressional district worry that her third-party candidacy could derail their hopes of unseating combative and colorful freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in November, the TEA Party’s Peg Dunmire…