Articles by: Darcy G. Richardson

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 […]

by · May 19, 2011 · 0 comments ·
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. […]

by · May 19, 2011 · 1 comment ·
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 […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 1 comment ·
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 […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Country music legend Willie Nelson has endorsed Republican Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, for president, according to POLITICO. Johnson, who had once admitted to smoking pot for medicinal purposes, received Nelson’s endorsement — and that of his recently-formed “Teapot Party” — precisely […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 2 comments ·
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 […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 2 comments ·
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 […]

by · May 18, 2011 · 0 comments ·
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 […]

by · May 17, 2011 · 3 comments ·
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. […]

by · May 17, 2011 · 2 comments ·