Campaign 2014

Battling Wall Street:  Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

Battling Wall Street: Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

While many seasoned political observers believe that Democratic nominee Dave Domina, a wealthy trial lawyer, has already thrown in the towel in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s lopsided U.S. Senate race, little-known Dan Buhrdorf — the longest of long-shots — wants […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Non-Major Party Candidates: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

Non-Major Party Candidates: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

As recently as a few weeks ago it looked like we were heading for a record year for third party and independent candidates in the modern era.  Independents in South Dakota, Kansas, Maine and Alaska all seemed like they had victory within their grasp. Alternative […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Young Voters Flock to Sarvis in Virginia Senate Race

Young Voters Flock to Sarvis in Virginia Senate Race

A new poll out from Christopher Newport University shows Libertarian nominee Robert Sarvis winning support from nearly 1 in 4 voters under the age of 35. Sarvis was the Libertarian Party’s breakout star of 2013, when he captured 6.5% of the vote in the hotly […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

Tom Ervin, an independent candidate for governor of South Carolina, announced that he is dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen. In making his surprise announcement earlier this afternoon, the wealthy Greenville attorney and radio station owner, accompanied […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Teachout Declines to Endorse Cuomo (or Howie Hawkins)

Teachout Declines to Endorse Cuomo (or Howie Hawkins)

Zepyhr Teachout, the law professor who mounted a long-shot primary challenge to Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, won’t endorse in the general election. Teachout’s 34% showing against Cuomo underlined the governor’s continued problems with his liberal base. “I’m not going to endorse,” Teachout said on NY1. […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·
State Representative Launches Write-in Bid for Wisconsin Governor

State Representative Launches Write-in Bid for Wisconsin Governor

State representative Brett Hulsey is launching an Independent write-in campaign for Wisconsin governor with less than 2 weeks to go before the election. The Madison-area representative filed his candidacy with the state’s Government Accountability Board at the end of last week. He is not seeking […]

by · October 27, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Orman Holds Lead in Kansas, Spending Millions of Personal Money

Orman Holds Lead in Kansas, Spending Millions of Personal Money

Independent Greg Orman still holds a five-point lead over incumbent Republican Pat Roberts in Kansas’ unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen poll of Likely Kansas Voters shows Orman with 49% support to Roberts’ 44%. Other recent polls have also shown Orman leading, though […]

by · October 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Bangor Daily News Endorses Eliot Cutler for Governor

Bangor Daily News Endorses Eliot Cutler for Governor

The Bangor Daily News, Maine’s most-read newspaper, has again endorsed Independent Eliot Cutler for governor. The paper first backed Cutler during his 2010 bid. The editorial urged voters not to fall into the trap of the wasted vote syndrome, stressing that it is not a […]

by · October 26, 2014 · 4 comments ·
Walker Welcomes Palin Endorsement of Alaska Unity Ticket

Walker Welcomes Palin Endorsement of Alaska Unity Ticket

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker’s “unity ticket” over her own former lieutenant governor. The incumbent Republican Governor, Sean Parnell, first took office in 2009 when Palin resigned before her term had expired. He then won a full term on his own […]

by · October 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Shogan Polling at 8% in Tight Colorado Senate Contest

Shogan Polling at 8% in Tight Colorado Senate Contest

Dr. Steve Shogan, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado, is polling at 8% in the latest Quinnipiac survey. Shogan is a neurosurgeon and attorney. He served on the Colorado Boxing Commission from 2001 to 2013. He has been actively campaigning for the Senate, […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 1 comment ·