Darcy G. Richardson

Craig Huey Appears to Have Pulled Major Upset in California’s Special Election

Craig Huey Appears to Have Pulled Major Upset in California’s Special Election

Conservative businessman Craig Huey, a political newcomer who invested $515,000 of his own money into what many believed was a long-shot bid for California’s heavily-Democratic 36th congressional district seat formerly held by Rep. Jane Harman, appears to have exceeded all expectations by qualifying for a July 12 runoff election with Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice […]

Philly Mayor Brushes Aside Long-Shot Challenger in Primary

Philly Mayor Brushes Aside Long-Shot Challenger in Primary

Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter hardly broke a sweat in sweeping past his lone rival T. Milton Street, the brother of former Mayor John Street, in yesterday’s Democratic mayoral primary. Nutter’s primary victory all but assures that he will serve another four years as mayor of the fifth most populous city in the United States. […]

Jacksonville Appears to Elect Its First African-American Mayor

Jacksonville Appears to Elect Its First African-American Mayor

In what is believed to have been the closest mayoral race in Jacksonville history, Democrat Alvin Brown led Republican Mike Hogan by 603 votes on Tuesday evening with all 256 of the city’s precincts reporting. Unofficially, Brown received 95,580 votes to Hogan’s 94,977. The officials results probably won’t be known until later this week, after […]

Williams Jumps Out to Early Lead Over Moffett in Kentucky GOP Primary

Williams Jumps Out to Early Lead Over Moffett in Kentucky GOP Primary

Republican David Williams has jumped out to an early, but not commanding, lead over Louisville entrepreneur Phil Moffett in Kentucky’s Republican gubernatorial primary. With 12 percent of the state’s precincts reporting, Williams had 8,037 votes, or 45 percent, to Moffett’s 7,264 votes, or 41 percent. Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw, whose cash-strapped candidacy failed to […]

Third Time Not So Charming for Winograd?

Third Time Not So Charming for Winograd?

Marcy Winograd, an antiwar candidate who waged spirited primary campaigns against U.S. Rep. Jane Harman in 2006 and 2010 — polling an eye-opening 41 percent of the vote against the wealthy nine-term congresswoman in the latter contest — is likely to find that the third time isn’t so charming when the polls close in California‘s […]

Paul Ryan Opts Out of Wisconsin Senate Race

Paul Ryan Opts Out of Wisconsin Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan announced earlier today that he would not be seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl. Ryan, whose budget proposal calls for more than $4 trillion in cuts in federal spending over the next decade, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning that “it would it […]

Tea Party's Moffett Hopes for Upset in Kentucky Primary

Tea Party’s Moffett Hopes for Upset in Kentucky Primary

Though Senate President David Williams is heavily favored to win tomorrow’s Republican primary for governor in Kentucky for the right to take on Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear, who is running unopposed for his party’s nomination, Tea Party activist Phil Moffett believes a major upset is still possible. Williams, who maintains a double-digit lead heading into […]

The Real Reason Why Huckabee Won't Run?

The Real Reason Why Huckabee Won’t Run?

Long-shot presidential aspirant Fred Karger of California told supporters in an e-mail earlier today that there is one less candidate in the Republican presidential race and he couldn’t be happier. “I know Mike Huckabee is supposed to be a nice guy, but his hateful words about the LGBT community will now be confined to his […]

Key Huckabee Supporter in South Carolina Backs Jon Huntsman

Key Huckabee Supporter in South Carolina Backs Jon Huntsman

A key supporter of Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign in South Carolina said today that he will back Jon Huntsman for the Republican presidential nomination if the former Utah governor and ex-ambassador to China enters the race, according to several sources. Mike Campbell, the son of the late Gov. Carroll Campbell and whose mother served […]

'The Donald' Ducks Out

‘The Donald’ Ducks Out

Donald Trump ended months of speculation by saying what many others already knew. He’s not running for president in 2012. The publicity-seeking real estate mogul and television celebrity announced his decision in a statement earlier this afternoon. “After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” said Trump. […]