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Surprising Upset: Jacksonville Elects First Black Mayor

Surprising Upset: Jacksonville Elects First Black Mayor

It took almost 24 hours after the polls had closed to get a final answer, but longshot Democratic candidate Alvin Brown has been elected the next mayor of Jacksonville, FL.   Outspent by 2-1 and leaning heavily on help from the Florida Democratic Party, Brown shocked many by beating out his better known Republican rival.  As absentee […]

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

New York congressman Peter King said that he’s flattered that his name has been floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate, but insists that he’s doing little to keep such talk afloat, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and Jennifer Epstein reported earlier today. King’s name had been thrown in the presidential mix by Joseph Mondello, a longtime […]

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

With the departure of Mike Huckabee and presidential pretender Donald Trump from the thinning Republican herd, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann appears to be shifting her own plans for a possible 2012 candidacy into high gear. Bachmann, who largely appeals to the same bloc of social conservatives who previously supported the former Arkansas governor, said that […]

Former Mayor John Street Considering Independent Candidacy in Philadelphia

Former Mayor John Street Considering Independent Candidacy in Philadelphia

The polls had barely closed last night when former Philadelphia mayor John F. Street told the local Fox affiliate that he’s seriously considering challenging Mayor Michael Nutter as an independent candidate in the autumn mayoral election. Nutter easily defeated T. Milton Street, John Street’s older and arguably more colorful brother, in yesterday’s Democratic primary, garnering […]

Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Country music legend Willie Nelson has endorsed Republican Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, for president, according to POLITICO. Johnson, who had once admitted to smoking pot for medicinal purposes, received Nelson’s endorsement — and that of his recently-formed “Teapot Party” — precisely because of his views on legalizing marijuana. As governor of […]

Craig Huey Appears to Have Pulled Major Upset in California’s Special Election

Craig Huey Appears to Have Pulled Major Upset in California’s Special Election

Conservative businessman Craig Huey, a political newcomer who invested $515,000 of his own money into what many believed was a long-shot bid for California’s heavily-Democratic 36th congressional district seat formerly held by Rep. Jane Harman, appears to have exceeded all expectations by qualifying for a July 12 runoff election with Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice […]

Who Benefits From Huckabee's Change of Heart?

Who Benefits From Huckabee’s Change of Heart?

With Mike Huckabee now officially out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, it’s worth considering which other candidates might benefit from a lack of Huck. Recent polling had shown the former Arkansas governor in the high teens, drawing large blocks of support in Southern states and from more religious and socially conservative corners […]

Philly Mayor Brushes Aside Long-Shot Challenger in Primary

Philly Mayor Brushes Aside Long-Shot Challenger in Primary

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter hardly broke a sweat in sweeping past his lone rival T. Milton Street, the brother of former Mayor John Street, in yesterday’s Democratic mayoral primary. Nutter’s primary victory all but assures that he will serve another four years as mayor of the fifth most populous city in the United States. […]