Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

Bachmann Supported Kucinich’s Libyan Resolution

Bachmann Supported Kucinich’s Libyan Resolution

In a move that surprised many Beltway pundits, Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann, a hard-line conservative on most foreign policy issues, joined with traditional non-interventionists such as Ron Paul of Texas and North Carolina’s Walter Jones on Friday in supporting U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s resolution calling for […]

by · June 5, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Newt to Return to Campaign Trail on June 8th

Newt to Return to Campaign Trail on June 8th

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail since a Rotary Club luncheon in South Carolina on May 27, is expected to return to the stump for a screening of his documentary about Pope John Paul II […]

by · June 5, 2011 · 4 comments ·
Gary Johnson Excluded from June 13 New Hampshire Debate

Gary Johnson Excluded from June 13 New Hampshire Debate

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson learned yesterday that he will not be allowed to participate in the June 13 Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire hosted by CNN, the New Hampshire Union Leader and WMUR radio. Johnson, 58, is the only one of the […]

by · June 4, 2011 · 2 comments ·
Frank Beckmann for U.S. Senate?

Frank Beckmann for U.S. Senate?

Struggling to find a credible challenger to two-term Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, some Michigan Republicans have recently floated the name of radio talk show host Frank Beckmann, reports POLITICO’s David Catanese. Beckmann, a nationally-renowned sportscaster and longtime voice of University of Michigan football, chuckled at […]

by · June 4, 2011 · 0 comments ·
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 ·