Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

Battling Wall Street:  Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

Battling Wall Street: Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

While many seasoned political observers believe that Democratic nominee Dave Domina, a wealthy trial lawyer, has already thrown in the towel in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s lopsided U.S. Senate race, little-known Dan Buhrdorf — the longest of long-shots — wants […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 1 comment ·
South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

Tom Ervin, an independent candidate for governor of South Carolina, announced that he is dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen. In making his surprise announcement earlier this afternoon, the wealthy Greenville attorney and radio station owner, accompanied […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 3 comments ·
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 ·