Darcy G. Richardson

Waiting for Warren?

Waiting for Warren?

Though four individuals have already publicly declared their candidacies, Massachusetts Democrats appear to be scouting around for a “big name” to challenge Republican Scott Brown in next year’s U.S. Senate race. Many of them would like to see Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor and consumer advocate who chaired the five-member Congressional Oversight Panel in the […]

Huckabee Endorses Haridopolos in Florida U.S. Senate Primary

Huckabee Endorses Haridopolos in Florida U.S. Senate Primary

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dipped his toe in Florida’s political waters earlier today by endorsing Senate President Mike Haridopolos in next summer’s Republican U.S. Senate primary.  According to The Buzz, the former presidential candidate and his wife also made maximum individuals contributions to the Haridopolos campaign. The socially conservative Huckabee, one of nearly two-dozen […]

McCotter Reportedly Eyeing U.S. Senate, Not White House

McCotter Reportedly Eyeing U.S. Senate, Not White House

Ending weeks of speculation that he might somehow emerge as the “darkest of dark horse” candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, guitar-playing U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan is reportedly considering a challenge to Senator Debbie Stabenow instead. A few weeks ago, the five-term congressman’s name had been thrown into the presidential mix by […]

Longing for Bush

Longing for Bush

Ramesh Ponnuru, a senior editor for the National Review, says that he would like to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enter the Republican presidential race, partly because he thinks the former governor would make it almost impossible for President Obama to carry electoral-rich Florida in 2012. “Unlike all the other fantasy candidates out there,” […]

Gingrich Tweets His Way into GOP Presidential Contest

Gingrich Tweets His Way into GOP Presidential Contest

Despite some minor technical difficulties delaying his long-anticipated announcement, Newt Gingrich officially jumped into the 2012 presidential campaign late yesterday afternoon by declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination via Twitter and Facebook. “I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States because I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full […]

Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in '72

Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in ’72

While calls for a progressive challenger to President Obama in the 2012 Democratic primaries have all but subsided over the past several weeks, there still appears to be a substantial bloc of Democratic voters in New Hampshire who aren’t sure that they’ll support Obama in the state’s January 24 primary. According to a Granite State […]

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

With little fanfare, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania swept a straw poll of South Carolina Republican leaders and activists on Friday evening, a day after the the first Republican presidential debate of 2012. “They say half of life is just showing up,” said Santorum, unintentionally parroting comedian Woody Allen in opening his twenty-minute speech Friday night. […]

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Undeterred by his exclusion from last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Fred Karger has launched a new television commercial in New Hampshire, a light-hearted and upbeat spot featuring the little-known presidential aspirant tossing a Frisbee while introducing himself to the state’s Republican voters. The ad is debuting this week on WMUR-TV in Manchester. […]

Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Following a solid performance in last Thursday’s nationally-televised Republican presidential primary debate sponsored by FOX News, radio talk show host and self-described “political outsider” Herman Cain suddenly finds himself among the top choices to head his party’s ticket in the 2012 presidential election. In an on online survey conducted by IBOPE Zogby, the previously little-known […]

Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Insurgent Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman, who’s waging an uphill battle for his party’s nomination in the May 17 primary, received a major boost earlier today when he was endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania’s largest daily newspaper. In endorsing the 46-year-old Center City realtor for the Republican nomination for mayor, the Inquirer said that […]