Darcy G. Richardson

A Modern-Day Shields? Kucinich Spending Weekend in Seattle

A Modern-Day Shields? Kucinich Spending Weekend in Seattle

Dennis Kucinich, who expects his congressional seat in Cleveland’s 10th district to be eliminated when the state loses two U.S. House seats through redistricting, is spending the weekend attending several events in the Seattle area, one of several places the eight-term Ohio congressman is reportedly eyeing as he considers extending his congressional career beyond 2012. Kucinich, [...]

Bozell: If GOP Doesn’t Get Its Act Together, a Third Party Could Sweep It Aside

Bozell: If GOP Doesn’t Get Its Act Together, a Third Party Could Sweep It Aside

Disturbed by what he perceives as a lack of urgency on the part of the GOP’s slowly developing presidential field, conservative media critic Brent Bozell believes it’s time for Republican candidates for president — both declared and undeclared — to get with the program or step aside. “When you see so many critical issues facing [...]

Herman Cain Set to Officially Join GOP Contest Tomorrow at Noon Rally in Atlanta

Herman Cain Set to Officially Join GOP Contest Tomorrow at Noon Rally in Atlanta

The announcements keep coming. Some in, some out. Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is expected to declare his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination tomorrow at a noon rally at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. Cain, a rising star in the Tea Party movement, has been actively crisscrossing the country [...]

TPaw to Make it Official on Monday

TPaw to Make it Official on Monday

Tim Pawlenty will make it official on Monday with an event in Des Moines, Iowa. Pawlenty’s announcement, coming only two months after he formed an exploratory committee, will include Monday morning appearances on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’s “The Early Show,” according to several sources. Following his announcement, the former two-term governor of Minnesota [...]

Bachmann’s Reading List Gives Her ‘Pause’

Bachmann’s Reading List Gives Her ‘Pause’

Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann is reportedly reading Game Change in preparation for her anticipated candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Authored by veteran political reporter Mark Halperin and New York magazine’s John Heilemann, Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, is a bestselling account of the 2008 presidential [...]

Pawlenty Hopes for a ‘Cadillac-Level Campaign,’ Might Have to Settle for a Buick

Pawlenty Hopes for a ‘Cadillac-Level Campaign,’ Might Have to Settle for a Buick

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, struggling in the polls and desperate to kick-start his fledgling campaign for the White House, reportedly raised over $800,000 at a private fundraising dinner in Minneapolis on Wednesday night. Some 400 Pawlenty supporters attended the event. The fifty-year-old Pawlenty, making his first bid for national office, acknowledged that he won’t [...]

Widely-Traveled Santorum Outpacing His Rivals

Widely-Traveled Santorum Outpacing His Rivals

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who plans a weekend trip to Iowa, has quickly become the most widely-traveled candidate in the GOP field, logging no fewer than 16 trips to New Hampshire, 15 to South Carolina and another 14 to Iowa, according to NBC’s Jason Seher. The 53-year-old Santorum, who has made a total of [...]

Romney Emerges as GOP Frontrunner Following Huckabee and Trump Departures

Romney Emerges as GOP Frontrunner Following Huckabee and Trump Departures

Mitt Romney has emerged as the GOP’s clear frontrunner in 2012, according to two national polls conducted shortly after former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and flamboyant billionaire Donald Trump exited the race this past week. A Gallup Poll released Wednesday showed that twenty percent of likely Republican voters support the former Massachusetts governor, while 18 [...]

Bowen Concedes in California Special Election

Bowen Concedes in California Special Election

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, who trailed by a meager 206 votes on Tuesday night, conceded her congressional race earlier today, assuring Republican Craig Huey a second-place finish and a chance to compete in the July 12 runoff against Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles city councilwoman. Hahn, a Democrat, led the crowded field of [...]

Grassley: Charisma Won’t Get Mitch Daniels Too Far, But Substance Might

Grassley: Charisma Won’t Get Mitch Daniels Too Far, But Substance Might

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had some faint praise yesterday for Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who is quickly emerging as a favorite among the party’s panicked elite. “Let me try to give you a thought that goes through my mind, that I haven’t said publicly — and that is kind of difficult, probably something I shouldn’t [...]