Darcy G. Richardson
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 [...]
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,” [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ellen McCormack, an obscure Long Island housewife who twice sought the presidency as an anti-abortion candidate, died last Sunday of congestive heart failure. She was 84.
McCormack made history in 1976 by becoming the first female presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection and to qualify for federal matching funds during her spirited bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to seek a major-party presidential nomination, received a major boost on Thursday by winning the Saint Anselm College Republican Straw Poll in Manchester, New Hampshire. A longtime Republican activist-turned-political consultant, Karger was the only one of the nearly two-dozen potential Republican candidates to address the St. Anselm Republicans [...]