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Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

Ex-Socialist Candidate for President Polling 200,000 Votes in Florida Primary

Brian P. Moore, the Socialist Party’s candidate for president in 2008, polled more than 200,000 votes in yesterday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in Florida.

The Sounds of Silence: Dougherty’s Digital Billboards Light Up the Phoenix Sky

With the primary election only a couple of days away, U.S. Senate candidate John Dougherty has figured out a clever way to reduce the noise and boisterous clamor in Arizona’s fiercely contested Democratic primary while maintaining his own visibility.

Democrat Brian Moore Says He’ll Ask Bud Chiles to Join Ticket in Florida Governor’s Race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Brian P. Moore of Spring Hill said that he will ask Bud Chiles to be his running mate for lieutenant governor…

Rubio Faces a Pair of Largely Unknown Challengers on Tuesday

When Florida Governor Charlie Crist left the Republican Party earlier this year to continue his campaign for U.S. Senate as an independent, the Republican nomination seemed like a lock for Marco Rubio. At that time, Rubio was facing only three lesser known challengers. The most credible of them was Dr. Marion Thorpe, a former…

Flashback Friday: Socialist Norman M. Thomas Challenges Willkie to a Debate

Flashback Friday: Socialist Norman M. Thomas Challenges Willkie to a Debate

Seventy years ago this week Norman M. Thomas, waging his fourth consecutive campaign for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket, challenged Republican Wendell Willkie to a face-to-face debate…

Palin-Endorsed Candidate Lags in Maryland Money Chase

In campaign finance reports filed Tuesday, covering the reporting period ending August 10, political newcomer Brian Murphy has reportedly raised only $210,000 in his long-shot quest for the Republican nomination for governor of Maryland…

Editorial: Unimpressive Result for Hinkle Should Serve as a Lesson

On Tuesday, August 17, voters in California’s State Senate District 15 went to the polls to select a candidate to replace former Senator Abel Maldonado, who has been appointed Lieutenant Governor. The race was hotly contested and featured Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird along with independent Jim Fitzgerald and Libertarian nominee Mark Hinkle…

Sarah Palin’s Successor Seeking a Full Term

Sarah Palin’s former Lt. Governor, now the Governor of Alaska, is seeking to win a full term in his own right this Fall. Sean Parnell was elevated to the office of Governor when Palin abruptly announced she would resign in the summer of 2009 to focus on her family and…

Libertarian Party Asks Candidates Not to Drop Out

The Libertarian Party’s weekly email message to supporters was a little unusual this week. Instead of asking for money or talking about a particular policy issue, the focus of this message was aimed straight at the party’s…