Darcy G. Richardson

The Great Tease: Trump Now Hints at Independent White House Bid

The Great Tease: Trump Now Hints at Independent White House Bid

He’s back. Only days after saying that he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of re-entering the 2012 presidential contest, Donald Trump appears to be fueling speculation that he could rejoin the race next spring, possibly as an independent candidate, according to POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman. Trump, who had been testing the waters for a possible bid [...]

Sharron Angle Abruptly Withdraws From Nevada Special Election

Sharron Angle Abruptly Withdraws From Nevada Special Election

Sharron Angle abruptly withdrew from the special election in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district earlier today, saying that she had no desire to participate in either a “ballot royale” or in a process where the party’s nominees are selected by party committee. Angle, 61, wanted candidates to be nominated in regular primaries prior to the Sept. [...]

Buddy Roemer’s Long and Winding Road to the White House

Buddy Roemer’s Long and Winding Road to the White House

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer has been quietly roaming the New Hampshire countryside in an RV, gauging support for a possible presidential bid. Nobody seems to believe he has even a remote chance of winning the Republican nomination, including voters in the state that has traditionally hosted the nation’s first primary of the presidential campaign [...]

Hochul Scores Stunning Upset in NY’s 26th District, Tea Party’s Davis a Distant Third

Hochul Scores Stunning Upset in NY’s 26th District, Tea Party’s Davis a Distant Third

In an election that clearly turned into a referendum on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s controversial plan to overhaul Medicare, Democrat Kathy Hochul scored a stunning upset earlier tonight in New York’s Republican-leaning 26th district, one of only four congressional districts in the state carried by John McCain in 2008. Regarded as an underdog at the [...]

Ex-Rapper Luther ‘Luke’ Campbell Finishes Fourth in Miami-Dade Mayoral Race

Ex-Rapper Luther ‘Luke’ Campbell Finishes Fourth in Miami-Dade Mayoral Race

Former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and ex-Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez appear headed for a June 28 runoff in the special election to replace Carlos Alvarez, who was ousted from office on March 15 in one of the largest recalls in U.S. history. With all 829 precincts reporting, Robaina unofficially had 62,770 votes, or 33.7 [...]

Two New Yorkers?  Pataki Reportedly Also Looking at White House Bid

Two New Yorkers? Pataki Reportedly Also Looking at White House Bid

All of the buzz these past few days regarding a possible 2012 presidential candidacy by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, has apparently stirred former New York governor George Pataki from his long slumber, reports the Manchester Union Leader. Pataki, who will turn 66 next month, said that he will make a decision about his own political [...]

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

“It’s not the voting that’s democracy,” wrote celebrated British playwright Tom Stoppard, “it’s the counting.” Long known for his literary acrobatics, Stoppard’s off-angle yet astoundingly astute observation was never truer than last Tuesday when voters in two of America’s major cities went to the polls to nominate and elect candidates for mayor. Unlike Jacksonville, voters [...]

Thaddeus McCotter Again Eyeing Possible Presidential Bid

Thaddeus McCotter Again Eyeing Possible Presidential Bid

Uncovered Politics recently reported that Michigan’s Thaddeus McCotter was eyeing a possible bid for the U.S. Senate — and not a run for the White House, as had been previously suggested — but POLITICO reported earlier today that the guitar-playing congressman is again eyeing the possibility of joining the Republican presidential field. Why not? “I [...]

Democrat Pulls Ahead in NY’s 26th District, Tea Party’s Jack Davis Fades

Democrat Pulls Ahead in NY’s 26th District, Tea Party’s Jack Davis Fades

Democrat Kathy Hochul has pulled ahead of Republican Jane Corwin in the closely-watched race for New York’s 26th congressional district, according to a Siena Research Institute poll released on Saturday. According to the poll, Hochul, who commands a much higher favorability rating than her GOP rival, holds a narrow 42 percent to 38 percent lead [...]

Cain Declares for the Presidency, Says U.S. Has Become a ‘Nation of Crises’

Cain Declares for the Presidency, Says U.S. Has Become a ‘Nation of Crises’

Herman Cain, the former radio talk show host and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, officially joined the crowded field for the Republican presidential nomination this afternoon at a rally in downtown Atlanta. The United States has “become a nation of crises,” said Cain in declaring his candidacy before a crowd of between 10,000-15,000 people gathered in [...]