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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 […]

New Davis Ad Generates Buzz in NY's 26th District

New Davis Ad Generates Buzz in NY’s 26th District

Jack Davis, the cantankerous multimillionaire who’s spending millions on television ads as a third-party candidate in New York’s 26th district special election, has released a new television commercial called, “What’s at Stake.” The 30-second spot, which shows a depressing and all-too-familiar scene repeated in kitchens across the district — and the entire country, for that […]

Willie Nelson Rescinds Gary Johnson Endorsement, Prefers Kucinich

Willie Nelson Rescinds Gary Johnson Endorsement, Prefers Kucinich

Legendary country music pioneer Willie Nelson is having second thoughts about his endorsement earlier this week of former New Mexico governor and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson. Nelson now says his endorsement of Johnson might have been a bit premature. According to the TeaPot Party’s website — a group co-founded by Nelson — the […]

McCain Aide: ‘I Never Met a Dumber’ Senator than Rick Santorum

McCain Aide: ‘I Never Met a Dumber’ Senator than Rick Santorum

Long-shot Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has picked a fight that he can’t possibly win — and, some say, he’s making himself look like a complete buffoon in the process. The former Pennsylvania senator is challenging Senator John McCain on the issue of enhanced interrogation. McCain, who was severely tortured as a prisoner of war […]

Philly GOP Mayoral Race Still ‘Too Close to Call’

Philly GOP Mayoral Race Still ‘Too Close to Call’

More than twenty-four hours after the polls closed on Tuesday, the race for the Republican nomination for mayor of Philadelphia remains too close to call. With results from seventeen precincts still to be counted, Karen Brown, a former Democratic committeewoman before being recruited by Republican leaders to head their party’s ticket, leads Center City realtor […]

Tea Party Candidate Invests Heavily in NY’s 26th Congressional District

Tea Party Candidate Invests Heavily in NY’s 26th Congressional District

With less than a week remaining in the special election in New York’s 26th congressional district, Tea Party candidate Jack Davis has loaned his campaign an additional $550,000, bringing the total amount of personal money invested by the long-shot candidate to a staggering $2.65 million. This is nothing new for the wealthy industrialist, who has […]

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

New York congressman Peter King said that he’s flattered that his name has been floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate, but insists that he’s doing little to keep such talk afloat, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and Jennifer Epstein reported earlier today. King’s name had been thrown in the presidential mix by Joseph Mondello, a longtime […]

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

With the departure of Mike Huckabee and presidential pretender Donald Trump from the thinning Republican herd, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann appears to be shifting her own plans for a possible 2012 candidacy into high gear. Bachmann, who largely appeals to the same bloc of social conservatives who previously supported the former Arkansas governor, said that […]

Former Mayor John Street Considering Independent Candidacy in Philadelphia

Former Mayor John Street Considering Independent Candidacy in Philadelphia

The polls had barely closed last night when former Philadelphia mayor John F. Street told the local Fox affiliate that he’s seriously considering challenging Mayor Michael Nutter as an independent candidate in the autumn mayoral election. Nutter easily defeated T. Milton Street, John Street’s older and arguably more colorful brother, in yesterday’s Democratic primary, garnering […]