Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

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 ·
Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ Gets a Second Chance

Ron Paul’s ‘Audit the Fed’ Gets a Second Chance

By an overwhelming margin, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill modeled after former congressman Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” legislation. With 106 Democrats supporting the bill, the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act” was approved by a bipartisan vote of 333-92. A similar […]

by · September 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 ·