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Flashback Friday: The ‘Happy Warrior’ Endorses Wendell Willkie

Alfred E. Smith, the former governor of New York and Democratic nominee for president in 1928, declared his support for Republican Wendell L. Willkie for the presidency seventy years ago today…

Never Say Die: Peter Schiff Plans Last-Minute ‘Money Bomb’

While acknowledging that he faces almost insurmountable odds, economist Peter Schiff isn’t about to unfurl the white flag of surrender in his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut.

Rob Simmons Poised to Jump Back into the Fray

Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who suspended his campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in Connecticut after narrowly failing to secure his party’s endorsement in late May, appears to be slowly re-entering the race.

Reality, Not Rhetoric: Tom George’s Quest for the Michigan Governorship

Described by the Detroit Free Press as “the most entertaining presence on the GOP stage,” State Senator Tom George of Kalamazoo, a long-shot candidate for Michigan’s highest office, has become something of a one-man truth squad…

Oddball Spotlight: Pro-Life Recruits His Wife

Marvin Richardson legally changed his name to “Pro-Life” after an Idaho court refused to allow him to be listed on the ballot with the label in a 2006 race for Governor as the Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party of Idaho eventually tried to distance themselves from him and in the end, Richardson finished third, essentially tied with the Libertarian nominee for 1.6% of the vote. In 2008, he appeared on the ballot for U.S. Senate as an independent…

Blinded by the Light: Looking for an Honest Man in Florida’s U.S. Senate Race

Floridians might need a lantern when looking for an honest candidate for the U.S. Senate this year, according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

Georgia Primary: Mixed Results for a Pair of Former Presidential Hopefuls

Cap Fendig and Ray McKinney, both of Georgia, briefly sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. And both long-shots were back on the ballot this week, appearing in races for a Congressional seat and a State House seat in Georgia…

McMahon Continues to Vastly Outspend Peter Schiff in Connecticut GOP Primary

Linda McMahon, the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment who said that she’s willing to spend $50 million of her own money to win Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race, continues to vastly outspend investment advisor Peter Schiff…

Hayworth Supporters Call on Conservative Rival to Withdraw in Arizona

Fearing that he will siphon support from former congressman J. D. Hayworth in his bid to unseat John McCain, a conservative group opposed to illegal immigration is calling on long-shot candidate Jim Deakin to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate…

The Back of the Pack – Herman Cain, Hillary Clinton

Hillary in 2012? Pete du Pont, a former Delaware governor and 1988 long-shot Presidential candidate, published an editorial in the Wall Street Journal today that lays out the case for a Hilliary Clinton presidential campaign in 2012. It’s not clear if du Pont’s piece is wishful thinking on the part of a Republican or if [...]