Archive for June, 2010

Gov. Brewer Fends Off Republican Rivals in Arizona

Gov. Brewer Fends Off Republican Rivals in Arizona

Gov. Jan Brewer, who enjoyed a spectacular surge in popularity after signing Arizona’s controversial immigration law on April 23, is facing three primary challengers in the state’s August 24 primary…

by · June 16, 2010 · 0 comments ·
An Overlooked and Possibly Stunning Upset in California Primary

An Overlooked and Possibly Stunning Upset in California Primary

Given the national media’s extensive coverage of Alvin Greene’s mysteriously unexpected primary victory in last Tuesday’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary in South Carolina, few observers seem to have noticed what might have been the most impressive victory by a dark-horse candidate in the 2010 primary season…

by · June 15, 2010 · 1 comment ·
‘Outsider’ Peter Schiff Polling 13% in Connecticut

‘Outsider’ Peter Schiff Polling 13% in Connecticut

Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital and economic advisor to Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign, is the preferred choice of thirteen percent of likely Republican voters in Connecticut‘s U.S. Senate primary…

by · June 14, 2010 · 8 comments ·
Jonathan Narcisse is Running Uphill in Iowa

Jonathan Narcisse is Running Uphill in Iowa

Running as an independent is Jonathan Narcisse — a newspaper publisher, former member of the Des Moines School Board and former Democratic activist. Narcisse announced earlier this year that he would challenge Governor Culver in the Democratic primary — and if he lost, turn around and run as an independent. A few months later, Narcisse announced that he would forego the primary campaign…

by · June 13, 2010 · 0 comments ·
The Back of the Pack: Who is Fred Karger?

The Back of the Pack: Who is Fred Karger?

It seems that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is still mulling a long-shot bid for President in 2012. Earlier this week he addressed the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee and talked about his landslide defeat in 2006, when he lost his Senate seat to Bob Casey. […]

by · June 13, 2010 · 3 comments ·
Waterville Mayor Hopes to ‘Pull a Muskie’ in Maine

Waterville Mayor Hopes to ‘Pull a Muskie’ in Maine

Lost in the flurry of news coverage surrounding the come-from-behind victories by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle in Nevada and South Carolina’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley in Tuesday’s primaries, was the stunning, tea party-fueled nomination of Waterville Mayor Paul LePage…

by · June 13, 2010 · 0 comments ·
Vintage Politics: Civil Rights Leader Praises Lester Maddox in 1990 Comeback Bid

Vintage Politics: Civil Rights Leader Praises Lester Maddox in 1990 Comeback Bid

Civil rights leader Hosea L. Williams all but endorsed Lester G. Maddox’s ill-fated bid to return to the Georgia governor’s mansion twenty years ago this week.

by · June 12, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Khavari’s Idea Gains Momentum; Candidates from Maine to California Push State-Owned Banks in Mid-Term Elections

Khavari’s Idea Gains Momentum; Candidates from Maine to California Push State-Owned Banks in Mid-Term Elections

In announcing his candidacy last June, Iranian-born economist Farid A. Khavari, a Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, became the first candidate for public office to seriously promote the idea of a state-owned bank since the Great Depression…

by · June 11, 2010 · 14 comments ·
Orly Taitz Clobbered in California Primary

Orly Taitz Clobbered in California Primary

Orly Taitz, the controversial lawyer best known for challenging President Obama’s citizenship, was apparently trounced last night in her bid for the Republican nomination for California Secretary of State…

by · June 9, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Tea Party-Backed Candidate Wins U.S. House Seat in Georgia

Tea Party-Backed Candidate Wins U.S. House Seat in Georgia

Nearly complete returns from the busiest day on the 2010 primary calendar indicates that Republican Tom Graves, a former state representative running with the support of the Atlanta Tea Party, won a special election runoff for the U.S. House seat of longtime Rep. Nathan Deal, who resigned […]

by · June 8, 2010 · 0 comments ·