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Texas Secretary of State Reports Highly Questionable Vote Totals in Democratic Primary

Texas Secretary of State Reports Highly Questionable Vote Totals in Democratic Primary

The results are mostly in from Tuesday’s primary in Texas, all but 4 precincts are reporting according to the Secretary of State, but something doesn’t look quite right. Suggesting either intentional manipulation or gross incompetence, the reported vote totals in many of the state’s smaller counties on the Democratic side simply don’t pass the smell [...]

Roemer Suspends Campaign

Roemer Suspends Campaign

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer officially suspended his campaign for the White House today, ending a 17 month quest that had seen him shut out of every debate.  Barely registering in the Republican contest, Roemer went independent several months ago.  But the last straw, it seems, was the decision by Americans Elect to forgo nominating [...]

James Limps Towards End Zone in Texas Senate Bid

James Limps Towards End Zone in Texas Senate Bid

Former New England Patriot and sports broadcaster Craig James is headed for near certain defeat in tonight’s Texas Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The conservative athlete-turned-real estate developer never caught fire in his bid to replace retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.   Recent polls have shown James stuck in a distant fourth place with only 2-3% [...]

Time Capsule: ‘The Great Dissenter’ Suffers Crushing Defeat

Time Capsule: ‘The Great Dissenter’ Suffers Crushing Defeat

Sen. J. William Fulbright, who helped to rally opposition to the war in Vietnam from his powerful perch on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was overwhelmingly defeated in a bid for a sixth consecutive term in the U.S. Senate on this day in 1974. Fulbright, whose dreams of culminating his long public career with a [...]

McCotter's Bid for Sixth Term in Jeopardy

McCotter’s Bid for Sixth Term in Jeopardy

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, the conservative, guitar-playing Michigan congressman who briefly sought the Republican presidential nomination before withdrawing from the race last September, may suddenly find his congressional career in jeopardy. McCotter, who dropped out of the GOP presidential sweepstakes after a disastrous showing in the Ames Straw Poll last August, had briefly considered challenging [...]

Georgia Libertarian Uncontested for a Seat on Marietta Board of Education

Georgia Libertarian Uncontested for a Seat on Marietta Board of Education

According to The Marietta Daily Journal, Brett Bittner has been (essentially) elected without opposition for a seat on the Board of Education in Marietta, Georgia. Bittner is the executive director of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.  A special election for the office was triggered when current board member Logan Weber resigned his Ward 1 seat [...]

SurveyUSA: Libertarian Barbara Howe Polling at 7% in NC Gubernatorial Race

SurveyUSA: Libertarian Barbara Howe Polling at 7% in NC Gubernatorial Race

Barbara Howe, former Libertarian Party state chair and current gubernatorial candidate in North Carolina, registered the support of 7% of respondents in SurveyUSA’s  latest poll of 606 registered voters. Howe was the party’s nominee for governor in 2000 and 2004, winning about 1.5% in each election. In the SurveyUSA poll, Howe polled best among male [...]

PPP Survey Shows Gary Johnson Polling at 9% in Arizona

PPP Survey Shows Gary Johnson Polling at 9% in Arizona

A new poll out from Public Policy Polling shows former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for President, with 9% of the vote in Arizona.   This follows other PPP surveys that have shown Johnson polling similarly well — high single digits — in states like Montana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.  The only [...]

Obama Struggles in Arkansas and Kentucky Democratic Primaries

Obama Struggles in Arkansas and Kentucky Democratic Primaries

President Obama had a rough night this evening with Democratic primaries held in Arkansas and Kentucky. Despite being the only candidate named on the ballot in Kentucky, the President has failed to secure a resounding victory.  With almost all votes counted, more than 42% of Kentucky Democratic voters have cast their ballots for Uncommitted. That [...]

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Centrist SuperPAC Looking to Support Chad Condit, Other Congressional Candidates

A new SuperPAC has been formed to support independent candidates around the country, including Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher’s for San Diego mayor and Chad Condit’s bid for Congress.  The group, named icPurple, presents itself as the first SuperPAC dedicated to the promotion of centrist and moderate candidates running with no party affiliation. The committee was created [...]