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Republican Bob Turner Captures Seat Vacated by Weiner

In a race largely viewed as a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies, Republican Bob Turner, a retired television executive perhaps best known for producing “The Jerry Springer Show,” easily defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin to capture New York’s traditionally-Democratic 9th Congressional District seat vacated in June by former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Turner, […]

SWP’s Chris Hoeppner Looms as Major Factor in Tuesday’s Special Election

With Republican Bob Turner clinging to a narrow lead over Democrat David Weprin in New York’s 9th Congressional District, little-known Christopher P. Hoeppner of the Socialist Workers Party could be a major factor in the outcome of Tuesday’s hotly-contested special election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.  According to a Public Policy Polling […]

Bolton Holds Onto His Hat

Former UN Ambassador John R. Bolton ruled out a bid for the Republican presidential nomination in an interview on Fox News on Tuesday evening. “I kept coming to the conclusion that I couldn’t possibly win the nomination,” Bolton told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. Bolton, who wants to see a much more vigorous discussion […]

Rollins Steps Down as Bachmann’s Campaign Manager

Citing health concerns, veteran political strategist Ed Rollins stepped down as Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager on Monday. The 68-year-old Rollins, who suffered a stroke a year and half ago, said the demands of managing the day-to-day affairs of the campaign were taking its toll.  “I just don’t have the endurance to go 12 to 14 […]

‘Eight is Enough,’ Say Reagan Library Debate Organizers

Long-shot GOP presidential aspirant Thaddeus McCotter has slammed the organizers of Wednesday’s debate at the Reagan Library, contending that the rules for inclusion were deliberately finessed to exclude certain candidates, including himself, from sharing the stage with eight other candidates. The September 7 debate in Simi Valley, California, is being co-sponsored by NBC News and […]

Huntsman Rules Out Independent Candidacy

Former Gov. Jon Huntsman of Utah ruled out an independent candidacy on Saturday during a campaign stop in Concord, New Hampshire. “I’m running as a Republican, proudly so,” Huntsman told CNN during an appearance at a local gun show.  “And I think we will get a lot of independent votes, no doubt about that.” Huntsman’s […]