Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

Poll: Obama Would Defeat Pawlenty and Bachmann in Minnesota

Poll: Obama Would Defeat Pawlenty and Bachmann in Minnesota

A Survey/USA poll released earlier this week shows that former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, who announced his candidacy nearly two weeks ago, and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the Tea Party darling who is expected to declare her candidacy later this month in Iowa, would both […]

by · June 4, 2011 · 4 comments ·
State Rep. Tom Conroy Enters Massachusetts Senate Race

State Rep. Tom Conroy Enters Massachusetts Senate Race

Massachusetts state Rep. Tom Conroy joined the growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Sen. Scott Brown in 2012. “I think I’m the only one of the candidates getting into this race right now who can beat Scott Brown,” Conroy told the National Journal yesterday. […]

by · June 3, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Former Comptroller General Eyes Connecticut Senate Seat

Former Comptroller General Eyes Connecticut Senate Seat

Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker is thinking seriously about running for retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman’s seat in Connecticut, according to several sources. Walker, who served as Comptroller General and as head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for a decade under Presidents Bill […]

by · June 3, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Huckabee Having Second Thoughts?

Huckabee Having Second Thoughts?

Like Donald Trump, who refuses to rule out the possibility of re-entering the 2012 presidential sweepstakes next year as an independent candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee might also be having second thoughts about running. “Everything is still open. I haven’t closed doors, because I […]

by · June 2, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Perennial Candidate and Parliamentary Champion Bob Kelleher Dies at Age 88

Perennial Candidate and Parliamentary Champion Bob Kelleher Dies at Age 88

Bob Kelleher, a colorful and longtime figure in Montana politics, died Sunday in Billings. Dubbed the “Mad Monk,“ the 88-year-old Kelleher was a frequent candidate, running for office on at least sixteen occasions between 1964 and 2008 — the year the Democrat-turned-Green Party member unexpectedly […]

by · June 2, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Vintage Politics: Gene McCarthy Declares at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall

Vintage Politics: Gene McCarthy Declares at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall

Shortly after Sarah Palin’s magical mystery bus tour arrived in Philadelphia yesterday, the diva of the Tea Party movement and her family took a rushed half-hour tour of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell Pavilion. As a crowd of onlookers and a horde of media […]

by · June 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Marion County Coroner Again Challenging Indiana’s Dan Burton

Ex-Marion County Coroner Again Challenging Indiana’s Dan Burton

Former Marion County coroner John McGoff, who surprised almost everybody by garnering 45 percent of the primary vote against longtime U.S. Rep. Dan Burton in 2008, is running again and probably poses the greatest political threat to the Indiana Republican lawmaker in his thirty-year career […]

by · June 1, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Vermont’s Bernie Sanders Honors Willie Nelson

Vermont’s Bernie Sanders Honors Willie Nelson

Country music pioneer Willie Nelson was honored by Vermont’s Bernie Sanders on Sunday, reports POLITICO’s Karin Tanabe. Sanders, one of only two independent members of the U.S. Senate, presented Nelson with the 2011 Vermont Free Spirit Award in recognition of his support for the nation’s […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Santorum Relishes the Role of Underdog

Santorum Relishes the Role of Underdog

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says the 2012 presidential election will be the most important in the nation’s history since 1860, when Abraham Lincoln — another long-shot candidate — won the presidency. Speaking at a GOP Lincoln Day Dinner in Sarasota, Florida, last week, the […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Michele Bachmann Spends Memorial Day in New Hampshire

Michele Bachmann Spends Memorial Day in New Hampshire

Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who is expected to declare her intentions next month in Iowa, spent Memorial Day in New Hampshire. Bachmann, 55, took part in a parade in North Hampton yesterday morning before speaking at an event organized by the Strafford County and […]

by · May 31, 2011 · 0 comments ·