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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 […]

The Green Party's Eliot Barron

An All-GOP Runoff; Democrats, Minor-Party Candidates Fare Poorly in Louisiana Special Election

State Sen. Neil Riser and political newcomer Vance M. McAllister, a wealthy entrepreneur from Monroe, emerged from a field of fourteen candidates in yesterday’s special election in Louisiana’s 5th congressional district and will compete in a Nov. 16 runoff to determine which of the two Republicans will replace former U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander.   The 66-year-old […]

Candidate's Wife Makes Heartfelt Appeal for Husband's Inclusion in Virginia Debate

Candidate’s Wife Makes Heartfelt Appeal for Husband’s Inclusion in Virginia Debate

Dr. Astrid Sarvis, the woman who would be Virginia’s next First Lady, has released a heartfelt video regarding her husband’s arbitrary exclusion from the third and final debate between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli II.  In her emotional appeal, the soft-spoken and refreshingly sincere Sarvis, a pediatrician raised in Mississippi’s deeply impoverished Delta, […]

Credico Campaign Releases Series of Humorous, Hard-Hitting Ads

Credico Campaign Releases Series of Humorous, Hard-Hitting Ads

On the verge of the biggest mayoral blowout since 1981 when the late Ed Koch was re-elected by a staggering 750,000 votes, the bored citizens of New York City can now escape the coma-inducing contest between prohibitive favorite Bill de Blasio and his hapless Republican opponent Joe Lhota — a lopsided race that the Wall […]

‘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 […]

Credico’s Democratic Primary Showing Boosts Fledgling Tax Wall Street Party

Credico’s Democratic Primary Showing Boosts Fledgling Tax Wall Street Party

While Public Advocate Bill de Blasio anxiously awaits the results of Saturday’s recount to determine whether he will be forced into an October 1 runoff against former City Controller and 2009 Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Thompson, at least one of de Blasio’s lesser-known opponents in Tuesday’s crowded Democratic mayoral primary in New York City is […]

Surging Sarvis Scoring Double Digits in Virginia

Surging Sarvis Scoring Double Digits in Virginia

A pair of polls released yesterday show Libertarian candidate Robert C. Sarvis polling at or near double digits in the three-way race for the Virginia governorship. A survey conducted by the Emerson College Polling Society showed the Libertarian Party nominee polling ten percent of the vote, including a 17 percent share among independent voters.  The […]

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 […]

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If Laughs Were Votes, Credico Would Win in a Landslide

Long-shot mayoral candidate Randy Credico delivered perhaps the best one-liner of the evening during last night’s mayoral forum which took place less than an hour after Democratic front-runner Anthony Weiner, during a hastily-called press conference, admitted to engaging in lewd on-line conversations with a young woman some fourteen months after he had resigned from Congress […]