Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins in Nebraska Senate Race

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins in Nebraska Senate Race

The Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska’s second-largest newspaper, has endorsed independent candidate Jim Jenkins in that state’s U.S. Senate race. In endorsing the wealthy Callaway rancher and businessman in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, the Journal Star maintained that […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Time Capsule: Facing Only Minor-Party Opposition, Mayor Koch Wages Vigorous Campaign in 1981

Time Capsule: Facing Only Minor-Party Opposition, Mayor Koch Wages Vigorous Campaign in 1981

Despite winning both major party nominations — the first New York City mayor to do so — Mayor Ed Koch announced that he would wage a full-scale campaign for re-election against minor-party opposition during this week in 1981. Koch, who swept past Brooklyn assemblyman Frank […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The United Independent Party's Evan Falchuk.

Deep-Pocketed McCormick, Falchuk Campaigns Fail to Excite Massachusetts Voters

The two wealthy candidates running outside the duopoly in the Massachusetts gubernatorial contest this autumn have failed to catch fire, according to a Boston Globe survey released Friday. Evan Falchuk, a health care executive and founder of the United Independent Party who has been stuck […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Surging Kansan Adds Veteran Democratic Consultant to Bipartisan Campaign Staff

Surging Kansan Adds Veteran Democratic Consultant to Bipartisan Campaign Staff

According to Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller, independent U.S. Senate hopeful Greg Orman of Kansas has added veteran Democratic consultant Mike Phillips to serve as a spokesman in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, a three-term incumbent who’s fighting for his political […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
New Internal Poll Shows Cutler Gaining Momentum in Maine

New Internal Poll Shows Cutler Gaining Momentum in Maine

An internal poll released late yesterday suggests that independent candidate Eliot Cutler might be picking up momentum in his bid to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in Maine’s three-cornered gubernatorial contest. Cutler, a Harvard and Georgetown-educated lawyer who sunk more than $1.7 million of his […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 1 comment ·
The Green Party's Hawkins welcomed Randy Credico's support.

A Lucky Corner: Credico Campaigns with Hawkins in Harlem

The New York Observer’s Will Bredderman reports that comedian and political gadfly Randy Credico, who finished third in the recent Democratic gubernatorial primary, campaigned yesterday at the corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan with the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins. Credico, one of […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Conservatives tried to create havoc for longtime Republican Sen. Charles Percy in 1984.

Time Capsule: Conservatives Reject Chuck Percy, Back Libertarian in ’84 Illinois Senate Race

Rejecting Republican Sen. Charles H. Percy of Illinois as a “partisan Democrat in Republican’s clothing,’“ a group of nationally-recognized conservative leaders endorsed the Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate on this weekend in 1984. Too often, they believed, Percy had voted with liberal Democrats. Percy […]

by · September 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian to Appeal Ruling Allowing GOP Substitution in Nebraska

Libertarian to Appeal Ruling Allowing GOP Substitution in Nebraska

Mark Elworth, Jr., of Omaha, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor, said that he plans to appeal a recent ruling allowing the GOP to substitute its candidate for lieutenant governor in Nebraska’s gubernatorial election. On Wednesday, Lancaster County District Judge Lori Maret dismissed Elworth’s lawsuit […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Virginia’s Jim Webb Eyes Possible White House Candidacy

Virginia’s Jim Webb Eyes Possible White House Candidacy

Former Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia, who plans to give a major speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, appears poised to join the growing list of potential challengers to presumptive Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in 2016. The former Secretary of […]

by · September 19, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: Benjamin Spock Stumps in Bennington in ’72

Time Capsule: Benjamin Spock Stumps in Bennington in ’72

Benjamin Spock, the nation’s most famous pediatrician and the People’s Party candidate for president, carried his antiwar message to students at Bennington College in Vermont during this week in 1972. The 69-year-old Spock, who had spoken on hundreds of college campuses in the late sixties […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·