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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 [...]

‘People Want Me to Run for President Again,’ Jokes McCain

‘People Want Me to Run for President Again,’ Jokes McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican nominee for president, told the Arizona Republic this past weekend that a number of folks have been urging him to seek the presidency again in 2016. Emerging from the recent government shutdown with better national poll numbers than Tea Party-favorite Ted Cruz and other Republican lawmakers who tried [...]

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 [...]

Time Capsule: Kucinich Predicts Longshot Candidacy Will Become ‘Surprise of the 2004 Election’

Time Capsule: Kucinich Predicts Longshot Candidacy Will Become ‘Surprise of the 2004 Election’

Though lingering near the bottom of the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich predicted ten years ago today that his longshot bid for the White House would become “the surprise of the 2004 election.” “This race is about to change,” said a buoyant Kucinich while campaigning in Des Moines, Iowa.  “It’s going to [...]

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 [...]

Christie, McAuliffe and NYC’s Bill de Blasio Score Huge Victories; Libertarian Rob Sarvis Garners 146,000 Votes in Hotly-Contested Virginia Race

Christie, McAuliffe and NYC’s Bill de Blasio Score Huge Victories; Libertarian Rob Sarvis Garners 146,000 Votes in Hotly-Contested Virginia Race

Capturing more than 60 percent of the vote, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earned a second term yesterday by trouncing long-shot Democratic challenger Barbara Buono while Democrat Terry McAuliffe won a closer-than-expected race against Tea Party darling Ken Cuccinelli to win the Virginia governorship.  With almost 99 percent of the state’s precinct reporting, Christie was [...]

'Ertel the Turtle' Provides Inspiration for Buono’s Seemingly Impossible Mission

‘Ertel the Turtle’ Provides Inspiration for Buono’s Seemingly Impossible Mission

Trailing by more than thirty points throughout most of the campaign, New Jersey’s Barbara Buono could turn out to be the “Ertel the Turtle” of contemporary American politics, a little-known challenger who nearly caught the proverbial political hare of the day. Viewed as little more than a sacrificial lamb from the outset, State Senator Buono might find [...]

Time Capsule: ‘Pitchfork Pat’ Bolts GOP, Declares Reform Party Candidacy

Time Capsule: ‘Pitchfork Pat’ Bolts GOP, Declares Reform Party Candidacy

Patrick J. Buchanan, the pugnacious conservative commentator whose insurgent candidacies briefly threatened the GOP’s frontrunners in 1992 and 1996, dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and announced that he was seeking the Reform Party’s nomination on the last Monday of October in 1999. Promising to shake up American politics, the 60-year-old [...]

Purple PAC Launches Significant Media Buy for Surging Sarvis

Purple PAC Launches Significant Media Buy for Surging Sarvis

The Purple PAC, a ”Super PAC” launched earlier this year, announced this morning that it is making a significant ad buy promoting Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis for governor of Virginia.  The ad will run from Thursday, October 24th, through the end of the election in media outlets across the state. “Both the Republican and Democratic candidates are right about [...]

Feisty Green Party Candidate Waging Spirited Campaign in Harlem

Feisty Green Party Candidate Waging Spirited Campaign in Harlem

On September 24, Christina González, a Green Party candidate for the open District 7 New York City Council seat in upper Manhattan, was arrested in a Harlem subway station on her way to protest the hiring of former CIA Director and U.S. General David Petraeus by the previously tuition-free City University of New York (CUNY).   Gonzalez is determined [...]