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Karger Unhappy with GOP Platform, Pleased by Reception from Party Leaders

Karger Unhappy with GOP Platform, Pleased by Reception from Party Leaders

Fred Karger, the first openly gay person to actively seek a major-party presidential nomination, said that he’s not happy with the current field of Republican presidential prospects. “I’m like a lot of the American public – 70 percent of Republicans are not happy with the current field, and I guess that includes me,” Karger said [...]

Back of the Pack: Karger Leads Johnson in Latest Marist Poll

Back of the Pack: Karger Leads Johnson in Latest Marist Poll

A statistically meaningless and mildly amusing footnote from the recent Marist College opinion poll in the Republican race for President shows openly gay activist and political consultant Fred Karger leading libertarian-leaning former Governor Gary Johnson.  But just barely, and neither campaign is likely to be happy with the numbers. The Marist poll shows former Massachusetts [...]

Roy Moore Injured in Horse-Riding Accident

Roy Moore Injured in Horse-Riding Accident

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a long-shot candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, suffered several broken ribs in a horse-riding accident at his farm near Gadsden on Sunday. According to his wife, the 64-year-old Moore was injured while attempting to get on a horse. He was treated by an orthopedic specialist and is [...]

Bachmann Leads Pack in Oregon and Montana

Bachmann Leads Pack in Oregon and Montana

A new poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling organization, shows Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann leading the GOP field in Oregon and Montana when Sarah Palin’s name isn’t included. In Oregon, Bachmann holds a narrow 29% to 28% lead over presumptive Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney, with 10% favoring Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who’s waging [...]

Ron Paul’s Quarterly Haul Exceeds $3.5 Million; Cain’s ‘Money Bomb’ Fizzles

Ron Paul’s Quarterly Haul Exceeds $3.5 Million; Cain’s ‘Money Bomb’ Fizzles

With Thursday’s quarterly fundraising deadline looming on the horizon, Herman Cain’s first “money bomb” — an online fundraising tool perfected long ago by rival Ron Paul — appears to have fizzled. As of early Tuesday morning, it appears that Cain’s online money bomb raised only $66,634. The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza was hoping to [...]

Herman Cain Loses Two Key Staffers

Herman Cain Loses Two Key Staffers

Perhaps it’s something about working for Georgians, but Newt Gingrich isn‘t the only GOP presidential candidate suffering from staff defections. Pizza baron Herman Cain’s lone New Hampshire staffer has resigned from his campaign, reports the Union Leader’s John DiStaso. Matt Murphy, a veteran Republican organizer who worked as a field representative for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential [...]

Woolsey Won’t Seek 11th Term in Congress

Woolsey Won’t Seek 11th Term in Congress

Democratic Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California announced Monday that she will not seek an eleventh term in Congress next year. Woolsey, 73, was one of 133 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against authorization of the Iraq War in 2002.  She has also been a consistent critic of the conflict in Afghanistan. [...]

Bachmann Makes It Official, Says She Can Defeat Obama

Bachmann Makes It Official, Says She Can Defeat Obama

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann made it official earlier today, formally announcing her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa. Bachmann, a darling of the Tea Party movement, told a crowd of about 200 people gathered outside the historic Snowden House that she can defeat President Obama next year. “Make [...]

Hunsicker to Challenge Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District

Hunsicker to Challenge Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th District

Real estate broker and homebuilder David Hunsicker plans to challenge House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia’s 7th congressional district. Hunsicker, a retired Air Force pilot who flew combat missions in Vietnam, has run for Congress twice previously, most recently losing a 2008 Democratic primary for the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Mary Bono Mack [...]

Pataki Continues to Fuel Presidential Speculation

Pataki Continues to Fuel Presidential Speculation

Saying that he has yet to hear one of the Republican presidential candidates outline a comprehensive approach to dealing with the country’s grave debt crisis, former Gov. George Pataki of New York appears to be inching closer to a possible presidential bid of his own. In a free-wheeling interview with the Fiscal Times on Thursday, [...]