Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Sinks an Additional $500,000 into Television Ads

South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Sinks an Additional $500,000 into Television Ads

Tom Ervin, a wealthy lawyer, self-styled “independent Republican” and wild card in South Carolina’s closely-contested gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican Nikki Haley and Democratic State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, recently upped the stakes in that three-cornered battle by purchasing an additional $500,000 in television advertising — […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Still Fighting the Duopoly: Nader Boosts Green Party Candidates in New York

Still Fighting the Duopoly: Nader Boosts Green Party Candidates in New York

Consumer activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader traveled to Glens Falls and Albany this past Sunday to lend his support to two promising Green Party candidates — gubernatorial hopeful Howie Hawkins and congressional candidate Matt Funiciello, the latter of whom is polling double digits […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 2 comments ·
‘Battling Biden’ Delivers Fiery Populist Message in Iowa

‘Battling Biden’ Delivers Fiery Populist Message in Iowa

Hoping to bolster his long-shot presidential prospects, Vice President Joe Biden delivered a decidedly populist message in Iowa earlier today. The folks on Capitol Hill have been asking all of the wrong questions, declared Biden, who appeared in Iowa only three days after former Secretary […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ex-DA Lynne Abraham to Run for Mayor of Philadelphia

Ex-DA Lynne Abraham to Run for Mayor of Philadelphia

Declaring that she’s the only candidate with the experience to deal with the city’s most difficult problems, former District Attorney Lynne Abraham said that she plans to enter the race for mayor of Philadelphia next year. Elected to four consecutive terms after initially being appointed […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Maryland Governor Ponders Presidential Bid

Ex-Maryland Governor Ponders Presidential Bid

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich made several public appearances in New Hampshire this past weekend, fueling speculation that the ex-governor and former four-term congressman is considering joining the crowded field of likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders. The 56-year-old Ehrlich spoke at a GOP dinner in […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan continues to hold a narrow lead in North Carolina’s closely-contested U.S. Senate race, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released earlier today. North Carolina is a key battleground in the GOP’s hopes of winning control of the U.S. Senate in […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Making a seemingly improbable political comeback as an independent, former Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota is quickly emerging as one of this year’s biggest election stories. Pressler’s insurgent candidacy pretty much answers something we were wondering about here at Uncovered Politics more than four […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Trailing by a staggering 34 points in the polls, Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern of South Dakota accused the Nixon White House of ordering a “whitewash” in a federal grand jury investigation of the Watergate break-in on this day in 1972. “From the first […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Nick Troiano, a 25-year-old independent campaigning in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, released his first television ad earlier today. Titled “Washington’s a Zoo,” Troiano’s light-hearted, 30-second commercial features the young candidate standing between an elephant and a donkey and railing against paralyzing partisanship in the Beltway. […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F. Parrish, the Socialist Party’s candidate for councilman at-large in Manhattan, on the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·