Archive for July, 2010

Flashback Friday: The ‘Happy Warrior’ Endorses Wendell Willkie

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…

by · July 31, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Never Say Die: Peter Schiff Plans Last-Minute ‘Money Bomb’

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.

by · July 28, 2010 · 13 comments ·
Rob Simmons Poised to Jump Back into the Fray

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.

by · July 28, 2010 · 0 comments ·
Reality, Not Rhetoric: Tom George’s Quest for the Michigan Governorship

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…

by · July 27, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Oddball Spotlight: Pro-Life Recruits His Wife

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…

by · July 27, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Blinded by the Light: Looking for an Honest Man in Florida’s U.S. Senate Race

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).

by · July 22, 2010 · 7 comments ·
Georgia Primary: Mixed Results for a Pair of Former Presidential Hopefuls

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…

by · July 22, 2010 · 0 comments ·
McMahon Continues to Vastly Outspend Peter Schiff in Connecticut GOP Primary

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…

by · July 20, 2010 · 9 comments ·
Hayworth Supporters Call on Conservative Rival to Withdraw in Arizona

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…

by · July 17, 2010 · 1 comment ·
The Back of the Pack – Herman Cain, Hillary Clinton

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 […]

by · July 15, 2010 · 0 comments ·