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Candidates on Left and Right Flourish as French Voters Head to the Polls

Candidates on Left and Right Flourish as French Voters Head to the Polls

While President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Francois Hollande, vying to become the country’s first left-wing president since Francois Mitterand defeated incumbent Valery Giscard-d’Estaing in 1981, appear likely to survive Sunday’s first-round balloting in France, several radical candidates — led by fiery leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen — are hoping for a last-minute, frustration-fueled [...]

INTERVIEW: Balanced Budget, Curbing Immigration Top Priorities for Constitution Party's Nominee

INTERVIEW: Balanced Budget, Curbing Immigration Top Priorities for Constitution Party’s Nominee

He knows he’s tilting at windmills, but the Constitution Party’s newly-minted presidential nominee relishes the opportunity to present his party’s case to the American electorate. While focusing on adherence to the U.S. Constitution, former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode said that balancing the budget and cracking down on illegal immigration will be the top priorities of [...]

Constitution Party Nominates Jim Clymer for Vice-President

Constitution Party Nominates Jim Clymer for Vice-President

Outgoing Constitution Party national chairman Jim Clymer has been tapped to serve as Virgil Goode’s vice-presidential running mate, a source attending the party’s convention in Nashville tells Uncovered Politics.  Clymer was Goode’s preferred pick and the delegates in attendance ratified their candidate’s selection this afternoon. Clymer has a long history of activism within the CP, [...]

Results of Today's Presidential Balloting at the Constitution Party Convention

Results of Today’s Presidential Balloting at the Constitution Party Convention

As we reported earlier in the day, former Congressman Virgil Goode has won the Constitution Party’s nomination for President.  We had heard that Goode captured 203 votes, one more than the 202 that he needed. According to Ballot Access News, here are the full results from the first (and only) round of balloting: 203 for [...]

Time Capsule: Lift Off — John Glenn Launches 1984 Presidential Bid

Time Capsule: Lift Off — John Glenn Launches 1984 Presidential Bid

Declaring that Ronald Reagan’s presidency was a “national tragedy and a national disgrace,” Sen. John Glenn of Ohio announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination on this day in 1983. Reagan’s presidency was wedded to an imaginary past resulting in “people sleeping on grates and families living in cars,” the 61-year-old former astronaut told [...]

Constitution Party Picks Ex-Congressman to Top Ticket

Constitution Party Picks Ex-Congressman to Top Ticket

Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has won the Constitution Party’s nomination for President of the United States, fending off a late challenge from the party’s former Vice-Presidential nominee Darrell Castle.  In the first round of balloting, Goode secured 203 votes, one more than the 202 he would have needed to win the nomination. A Democrat [...]

King Jumps Into Fundraising Lead in Maine Senate Race

King Jumps Into Fundraising Lead in Maine Senate Race

Former independent Governor Angus King, now running as a candidate for U.S. Senate with no party affiliation, has gotten his campaign off to a strong start. Leading in most polls, the ex-governor also has the largest bankroll, according to FEC reports. King raised $173,562 in the first quarter and still has over $142,000 of that [...]

Time Capsule: Stassen Seeks Role as Negotiator in Iranian Hostage Crisis

Time Capsule: Stassen Seeks Role as Negotiator in Iranian Hostage Crisis

Thirty-two years ago today, Harold E. Stassen announced that he had asked President Carter to send him to Iran to negotiate a release of the 52 American hostages being held captive after Islamic students and militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. The 73-year-old Philadelphia attorney told reporters at an April [...]

Americans Elect Reach The Half-Way Mark in South Dakota

Americans Elect Reach The Half-Way Mark in South Dakota

Americans Elect announced this week that it has secured a ballot line in South Dakota.  More than 15,000 registered voters signed the Americans Elect petition, nearly twice the state requirement, signaling that South Dakotans want a serious alternative choice for president this November.  That brings the number of states that AE has qualified for a [...]

Castle Among Six Candidates to Seek Constitution Party Nomination

Castle Among Six Candidates to Seek Constitution Party Nomination

Delegates from around the country are currently meeting in Nashville to select the Constitution Party’s nominees for President and Vice-President.   Balloting will occur tomorrow for both spots on the ticket, but nominations in the Presidential race are taking place this afternoon.  From what we have learned from our sources attending the meeting, it appears that [...]