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Thirty-two years ago today, Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois, a leading conservative firebrand in the U.S. House of Representatives, abandoned his twenty-month quest for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed conservative rival Ronald Reagan. Crane, who had not actively campaigned since losing badly in his native Illinois primary on March 18th — a race in [...]
In the first of a three-part series on the French presidential election, political activist Jacques Cheminade recently took time out from his busy schedule to speak with Uncovered Politics about his bid to unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy. Waging his second campaign for the presidency in seventeen years, the 70-year-old Cheminade is one of ten candidates competing in [...]
With only about three weeks to go before the Americans Elect process really gets underway, none of the declared candidates are even close to gaining enough support to qualify for the online caucus. At least under the current rules. So I started to wonder if maybe the problem was that the candidates being offered up [...]