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A Party is Born: Randy Credico Aims to Continue Mayoral Candidacy on ‘Tax Wall Street’ Ticket

A Party is Born: Randy Credico Aims to Continue Mayoral Candidacy on ‘Tax Wall Street’ Ticket

Comedian and citizen-activist Randy Credico, who recently qualified for New York’s Democratic mayoral primary ballot, is looking to extend his candidacy beyond the hotly-contested September 10th Democratic primary by running in November as the nominee of the Tax Wall Street Party, a newly-organized political party that plans to expand nationally during next year’s mid-term elections […]

Cory’s Coronation: Booker Holds Commanding Lead in N.J. Special Election

Cory’s Coronation: Booker Holds Commanding Lead in N.J. Special Election

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, widely regarded as a prohibitive favorite to win the late Frank Lautenberg’s U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey, enjoys a commanding lead against his three rivals for the Democratic nomination, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday. The popular Newark mayor is favored by 52 percent of the state’s Democratic […]

Peace & Freedom Party of Florida Endorses Call for Action Opposing U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria

Peace & Freedom Party of Florida Endorses Call for Action Opposing U.S./NATO and Israeli War on Syria

In keeping with the party’s longstanding opposition to U.S. imperialism and reckless military adventurism, the Peace & Freedom Party of Florida has joined more than 125 other organizations and individuals in endorsing the following joint statement and call for action issued by the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) and the United […]

Time Capsule: Trotskyist Fred Halstead, Candidate for President in ’68

Time Capsule: Trotskyist Fred Halstead, Candidate for President in ’68

Fred W. Halstead, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president in 1968, died of liver cancer at his home in Los Angeles on this day in 1988.  A longtime civil rights activist and prominent leader in the antiwar movement during the war in Vietnam, Halstead was 61 years old. Halstead was born to radical parents […]

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 […]

Dave Bing Opts Out of Crowded Detroit Mayoral Race

Dave Bing Opts Out of Crowded Detroit Mayoral Race

Facing a credit rating mired in junk bond territory, a long-term debt of at least $15 billion and a current budget deficit expected to reach more than $386 million by the end of the fiscal year on June 30, Mayor Dave Bing announced on Tuesday that he would not be a candidate for reelection in […]

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, […]

In January, Gov. Christie vetoed legislation that would have increased the state's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour.

With Christie’s Coffers Flush With Cash, Republican Challenger Wages Frugal Campaign

Leading by more than thirty points in the polls, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s campaign war chest is overflowing with cash, his campaign announced on Monday. Christie’s campaign has raised a total just shy of $6.2 million and reportedly has $3.4 million on hand as of May 3.   That total includes contributions from no fewer […]

Sanford Pulls Ahead of Colbert Busch in S.C. Special Election

Sanford Pulls Ahead of Colbert Busch in S.C. Special Election

Erasing a 9-point deficit, disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford (R) has narrowly pulled ahead of Democratic rival Elizabeth Colbert Busch in South Carolina’s widely-watched special congressional election, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey released Sunday night. Conducted on May 4 and 5, the poll of 1,239 likely voters in Tuesday’s special election for […]

Markey Could Face Dogfight in Massachusetts

Markey Could Face Dogfight in Massachusetts

Regarded by some as an almost prohibitive favorite in the special election to replace now-Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey could be in for a much tougher race than anybody imagined. According to a Public Policy Polling survey of 1,539 likely voters, the 36-year House veteran holds only a […]