CAMPAIGN 2014 SPECIAL COVERAGE

Independent Greg Orman Defeated in Kansas U.S. Senate Race

Independent Greg Orman Defeated in Kansas U.S. Senate Race

Despite holding a comfortable lead just a few weeks ago, independent candidate Greg Orman has been defeated by incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas. Some are grumbling that Vice-President Joe Biden may have helped to cost Orman the race when he announced that Orman […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rhode Island Moderate Party Wins 22% in Governor’s Race

Rhode Island Moderate Party Wins 22% in Governor’s Race

Robert Healey, the Rhode Island Moderate Party’s nominee for governor of Rhode Island, has captured more than 20% of the vote in a hotly contested race. Democrat Gina Raimondo appears to have pulled off a narrow victory over Republican Allan Fung, but the surprise of […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Progressive Party Candidate Defeated in Race for Vermont Lt. Governor

Progressive Party Candidate Defeated in Race for Vermont Lt. Governor

Democrats had lined up behind former state representative Dean Corren, the Progressive Party’s nominee for Lt. Governor of Vermont.  Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough. With 30% of the vote counted, Corren is winning only about 35% of the vote.  He trails the Republican incumbent by […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian Scores Record Showing in Close Florida Governor’s Race

Libertarian Scores Record Showing in Close Florida Governor’s Race

One of the nation’s most-watched gubernatorial contests is still too close to call, with incumbent Republican Rick Scott barely leading Democrat Charlie Crist.  With 95% of the vote counted, Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is currently winning about 4% of the vote or 208,532 votes.  That’s the best […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ravenel Campaign Limps to a Disappointing Finish

Ravenel Campaign Limps to a Disappointing Finish

Tonight brought a welcome end to what seemed like a painful campaign for Thomas Ravenel.  The former Republican’s comeback attempt, running for the U.S. Senate as an independent, has not gone well.  With less than 10% of the vote now reporting, Ravenel has 3.67% of the […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Political Dynasties Hope to Grow in Today’s Elections

Political Dynasties Hope to Grow in Today’s Elections

Michelle Nunn hopes to win a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia today, the state her her father Sam Nunn represented for 24 years.  She faces Republican David Perdue, who is the first cousin of former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue. With 2016 looking like a possible showdown […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: Protest Votes Loomed Large in ‘92 Ohio Slugfest

Time Capsule: Protest Votes Loomed Large in ‘92 Ohio Slugfest

As Americans head to the polls later today, it’ll be interesting to see if a genuine dark-horse candidate — somebody running outside the duopoly, someone nobody expected nor even heard of, for that matter — could startle the pundits with an unexpectedly strong showing. Given […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Gary Johnson: I’d Like to Run for President Again

Gary Johnson: I’d Like to Run for President Again

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson would to run again in in 2016, he said during an interview on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV. “The whole election is a big yawn,” Johnson said of today’s midterm elections. “Who cares who wins, because nothing’s […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Election Night Poll Closings and Results

Election Night Poll Closings and Results

The Daily Kos has produced a really useful map of Election night closing times. Hat tip to Politics1.com for sharing this graphic. For those watching to see how third party and independent candidates fare, check back with us here at Uncovered Politics throughout the night. […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Today’s Third Party Races to Watch

Today’s Third Party Races to Watch

It’s Election Day and we will be providing coverage of independents and third party candidates from around the country today. Some are fighting it out in tough races and hoping for a victory, others are trying to make a statement or secure a more practical […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 2 comments ·