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Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Undeterred by his exclusion from last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Fred Karger has launched a new television commercial in New Hampshire, a light-hearted and upbeat spot featuring the little-known presidential aspirant tossing a Frisbee while introducing himself to the state’s Republican voters. […]

by · May 11, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Following a solid performance in last Thursday’s nationally-televised Republican presidential primary debate sponsored by FOX News, radio talk show host and self-described “political outsider” Herman Cain suddenly finds himself among the top choices to head his party’s ticket in the 2012 presidential election. In an […]

by · May 11, 2011 · 8 comments ·
Worth Reading: Harry Browne Refuses Matching Funds in 1996

Worth Reading: Harry Browne Refuses Matching Funds in 1996

As we get into the full swing of the Presidential cycle in the next few months, many of the candidates will begin to scoop up donations from around the country in pursuit of qualifying for Federal matching funds. In 1996, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Harry […]

by · May 11, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Featherman Receives Boost in Philly Mayor’s Race

Insurgent Republican mayoral candidate John Featherman, who’s waging an uphill battle for his party’s nomination in the May 17 primary, received a major boost earlier today when he was endorsed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania’s largest daily newspaper. In endorsing the 46-year-old Center City realtor […]

by · April 28, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Roy Moore Exploratory Committee Posts Birth Certificate

Roy Moore Exploratory Committee Posts Birth Certificate

Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, who recently launched a Presidential exploratory committee, has posted a copy of his birth certificate on his website. Moore is most noted for his refusal, as the Chief Justice of the Alabama Court, to remove a monument of […]

by · April 26, 2011 · 4 comments ·
Karger Invited to Participate in Debate (Sort Of)

Karger Invited to Participate in Debate (Sort Of)

Extreme long-shot presidential candidate Fred Karger, an openly gay man seeking the Republican Party’s nomination in 2012, got some good news last week when he was invited to participate in the first GOP debate. “We look forward to your participation in the First-In-The-South Republican Party […]

by · April 25, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Canadian Election to Feature a Colorful Assortment of Minor Parties

Canadian Election to Feature a Colorful Assortment of Minor Parties

While Canada prepares to head to the polls in a couple of weeks for a national election, a number of small and frequently off-beat political parties are working hard to get their share of attention. The Rhinoceros Party, technically the “New” Rhinoceros Party, has about […]

by · April 14, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ellen McCormack, Pro-Life Presidential Candidate, Dies at 84

Ellen McCormack, Pro-Life Presidential Candidate, Dies at 84

Ellen McCormack, an obscure Long Island housewife who twice sought the presidency as an anti-abortion candidate, died last Sunday of congestive heart failure. She was 84.

McCormack made history in 1976 by becoming the first female presidential candidate to receive Secret Service protection and to qualify for federal matching funds during her spirited bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

by · April 3, 2011 · 2 comments ·
Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Ron Paul Should Stand Aside for Gary Johnson

Republican voters had an opportunity to examine Ron Paul in detail during the 2008 primary season.  The result?  Paul averaged only 5.58% in the Republican primaries he contested, and that figure actually exaggerates his appeal because it includes late season primaries where he was the only alternative […]

by · April 3, 2011 · 31 comments ·
Gay Activist Wins GOP Straw Poll in New Hampshire

Gay Activist Wins GOP Straw Poll in New Hampshire

Fred Karger, the first openly gay candidate to seek a major-party presidential nomination, received a major boost on Thursday by winning the Saint Anselm College Republican Straw Poll in Manchester, New Hampshire. A longtime Republican activist-turned-political consultant, Karger was the only one of the nearly […]

by · April 3, 2011 · 4 comments ·