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Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Insurgent Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman, who’s waging an uphill battle for his party’s nomination in the May 17 primary, received a major boost earlier today when he was endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania’s largest daily newspaper. In endorsing the 46-year-old Center City realtor for the Republican nomination for mayor, the Inquirer said that […]

Roy Moore Exploratory Committee Posts Birth Certificate

Roy Moore Exploratory Committee Posts Birth Certificate

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who recently launched a Presidential exploratory committee, has posted a copy of his birth certificate on his website. Moore is most noted for his refusal, as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Court, to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the state courthouse despite orders to […]

Karger Invited to Participate in Debate (Sort Of)

Karger Invited to Participate in Debate (Sort Of)

Extreme long-shot presidential candidate Fred Karger, an openly gay man seeking the Republican Party’s nomination in 2012, got some good news last week when he was invited to participate in the first GOP debate. “We look forward to your participation in the First-In-The-South Republican Party Presidential Candidates Debate,” the invite read.  Put on by the […]

Canadian Election to Feature a Colorful Assortment of Minor Parties

Canadian Election to Feature a Colorful Assortment of Minor Parties

While Canada prepares to head to the polls in a couple of weeks for a national election, a number of small and frequently off-beat political parties are working hard to get their share of attention. The Rhinoceros Party, technically the “New” Rhinoceros Party, has about a dozen candidates it plans to field… primarily in French-speaking […]

Ellen McCormack, Pro-Life Presidential Candidate, Dies at 84

Ellen McCormack, Pro-Life Presidential Candidate, Dies at 84

Ellen McCormack, an obscure Long Island housewife who twice sought the presidency as an anti-abortion candidate, died last Sunday of congestive heart failure. She was 84.

McCormack made history in 1976 by becoming the first female presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection and to qualify for federal matching funds during her spirited bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Republican voters had an opportunity to examine Ron Paul in detail during the 2008 primary season.  The result?  Paul averaged only 5.58% in the Republican primaries he contested, and that figure actually exaggerates his appeal because it includes late season primaries where he was the only alternative on the ballot to presumptive nominee John McCain.  It wasn’t […]

Gay Activist Wins GOP Straw Poll in New Hampshire

Gay Activist Wins GOP Straw Poll in New Hampshire

Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to seek a major-party presidential nomination, received a major boost on Thursday by winning the Saint Anselm College Republican Straw Poll in Manchester, New Hampshire. A longtime Republican activist-turned-political consultant, Karger was the only one of the nearly two-dozen potential Republican candidates to address the St. Anselm Republicans […]