Campaign 2014

Austerity Foe, 'New Deal' Democrat Challenges Tea Party Lawmaker in PA's 10th

Austerity Foe, ‘New Deal’ Democrat Challenges Tea Party Lawmaker in PA’s 10th

The austerity peddlers in Washington — the treacherous folks who never tire of pummeling the poor and won’t be happy until the U.S. economy resembles that of a Third World country — better look out. There’s an FDR Democrat who might be coming their way, and he’s determined to shake things up. Promising to protect [...]

Coming on strong, McGinty leads in three of the state's five regions and is tied in a fourth region.

Schwartz Maintains Lead in Pennsylvania; Katie McGinty Coming on Strong

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz has maintained her lead in the crowded field for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Pennsylvania, according to poll released yesterday by Harper Polling. Running strongest in southeast Pennsylvania, the five-term congresswoman from Montgomery County is favored by 22% of the commonwealth’s Democrats. Kathleen McGinty, a former secretary of the state Department [...]

Jason Carter’s Candidacy Energizes Georgia Democrats

Jason Carter’s Candidacy Energizes Georgia Democrats

Coupled with Michelle Nunn’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Jason Carter’s recent decision to challenge Gov. Nathan Deal in next year’s race for governor gives Georgia Democrats plenty of reason to be optimistic about improving their fortunes in a state that hasn’t been too friendly to the party in recent years. The 38-year-old Carter, a grandson of [...]

‘Comeback Charlie’ Leads Rick Scott by 12 Points in Florida

‘Comeback Charlie’ Leads Rick Scott by 12 Points in Florida

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a man with more political lives than an adventurous cat, leads Republican incumbent Rick Scott by a dozen percentage points in the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey released yesterday. The white-haired Crist leads the embattled and steadfastly unpopular Scott by a margin of 50 percent to 38 percent. According [...]

Peace & Freedom Party’s Cindy Sheehan Declares for Governor of California

Peace & Freedom Party’s Cindy Sheehan Declares for Governor of California

Antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan announced her candidacy for governor of California Tuesday morning on the steps of the state Capitol in Sacramento.  Sheehan, a resident of Vacaville who rode her bicycle from Davis to Sacramento to make the announcement, said that her candidacy on the Peace & Freedom Party ticket will focus on economic and [...]

Bachmann Challenger Exits Race

Bachmann Challenger Exits Race

Wealthy hotel chain owner Jim Graves, who came within 4,300 votes of unseating U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year and planned to challenge her again in 2014, unexpectedly announced on Friday that he was ending his bid for Minnesota’s 6th congressional district seat. The decision by the deep-pocketed St. Cloud businessman to pass on the [...]

Castor Decides Not to Challenge Beleaguered Pennsylvania Governor Next Year

Castor Decides Not to Challenge Beleaguered Pennsylvania Governor Next Year

Plagued by persistently low approval ratings, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett undoubtedly breathed a sigh of relief late yesterday afternoon when Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce Castor announced that he wouldn’t challenge the increasingly unpopular governor in next May’s Republican primary. A former Montgomery County District Attorney now serving in his second term as a county commissioner, [...]

Wealthy Minneapolis Executive Expected to Challenge Al Franken

Wealthy Minneapolis Executive Expected to Challenge Al Franken

According to POLITICO, a wealthy financial executive from Minneapolis is expected to declare his candidacy for Democrat Al Franken’s U.S. Senate seat sometime next week. The challenger, Michael F. McFadden, is a co-chief executive officer of Lazard Middle Market, a division of Lazard Ltd., one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms. [...]

Tea Party Favorite Opts Out of Iowa Senate Race

Tea Party Favorite Opts Out of Iowa Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Steve King of Iowa, a favorite of the Tea Party crowd, tweeted a message to supporters Friday evening saying that he has decided not to seek the seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin in 2014. “I will not run for Senate in 2014,” King told his followers on Twitter.  “A Senate race [...]

Jim Graves Eager to Challenge Bachmann Again

Jim Graves Eager to Challenge Bachmann Again

Democrat Jim Graves, who came within 4,300 votes of unseating Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th congressional district last November, is eager to run again. “These days, Congress is all about scoring political points rather than actually solving problems, and Minnesota’s 6th District – my home – is losing out because of that [...]