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In an election that clearly turned into a referendum on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s controversial plan to overhaul Medicare, Democrat Kathy Hochul scored a stunning upset earlier tonight in New York’s Republican-leaning 26th district, one of only four congressional districts in the state carried by John McCain in 2008. Regarded as an underdog at the [...]
Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and ex-Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez appear headed for a June 28 runoff in the special election to replace Carlos Alvarez, who was ousted from office on March 15 in one of the largest recalls in U.S. history. With all 829 precincts reporting, Robaina unofficially had 62,770 votes, or 33.7 [...]
All of the buzz these past few days regarding a possible 2012 presidential candidacy by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has apparently stirred former New York governor George Pataki from his long slumber, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Pataki, who will turn 66 next month, said that he will make a decision about his own political [...]
“It’s not the voting that’s democracy,” wrote celebrated British playwright Tom Stoppard, “it’s the counting.” Long known for his literary acrobatics, Stoppard’s off-angle yet astoundingly astute observation was never truer than last Tuesday when voters in two of America’s major cities went to the polls to nominate and elect candidates for mayor. Unlike Jacksonville, voters [...]
Uncovered Politics recently reported that Michigan’s Thaddeus McCotter was eyeing a possible bid for the U.S. Senate — and not a run for the White House, as had been previously suggested — but POLITICO reported earlier today that the guitar-playing congressman is again eyeing the possibility of joining the Republican presidential field. Why not? “I [...]