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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]