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Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan continues to hold a narrow lead in North Carolina’s closely-contested U.S. Senate race, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released earlier today. North Carolina is a key battleground in the GOP’s hopes of winning control of the U.S. Senate in […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Orman Holds Big Lead in Kansas Senate Race

Independent Orman Holds Big Lead in Kansas Senate Race

Greg Orman, independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, has shot to a 7-point lead in his bid to topple Republican Senator Roberts.  That’s according to a new poll out today from Public Policy Polling. Orman has 41% to Roberts’ 34%, with Libertarian Randall Batson […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Making a seemingly improbable political comeback as an independent, former Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota is quickly emerging as one of this year’s biggest election stories. Pressler’s insurgent candidacy pretty much answers something we were wondering about here at Uncovered Politics more than four […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Could Democrats Lose Major Party Status in Ohio?

Could Democrats Lose Major Party Status in Ohio?

Ohio governor John Kasich is cruising to an unexpectedly easy re-election, following several revelations that have rocked his Democratic challenger’s campaign. Reports surfaced that Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was caught engaged in “suspicious behavior” with a woman who was not his wife, while in a parked […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Trailing by a staggering 34 points in the polls, Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern of South Dakota accused the Nixon White House of ordering a “whitewash” in a federal grand jury investigation of the Watergate break-in on this day in 1972. “From the first […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Nick Troiano, a 25-year-old independent campaigning in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, released his first television ad earlier today. Titled “Washington’s a Zoo,” Troiano’s light-hearted, 30-second commercial features the young candidate standing between an elephant and a donkey and railing against paralyzing partisanship in the Beltway. […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian Has Biggest War Chest in Ohio State House Race

Libertarian Has Biggest War Chest in Ohio State House Race

Voters have never elected a Libertarian to the Ohio legislature, but Chad Monnin hopes to change that come November. Monnin, running for the district 19 seat, reported having more than $72,000 in cash on hand at the end of the most recent reporting period.  That […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Time Capsule: An Aging Norman Thomas Places Socialist on New York City Ballot in 1963

Still battling the two-headed Goliath, an aging Norman M. Thomas — a six-time candidate for the presidency on the Socialist Party ticket — filed nominating petitions to place the name of Richard F. Parrish, the Socialist Party’s candidate for councilman at-large in Manhattan, on the […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Scott Summers mounts write-in effort.

Fading Fortunes: Greens Mount Write-In Campaigns in Illinois

Eight years after civil rights attorney Rich Whitney of Carbondale shocked the political world by polling an eye-opening 361,336 votes — or more than ten percent of the vote — against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich and Republican challenger Judy Baar Topinka, enabling the Green Party […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cuomo Rival Endorses Green Party’s Howie Hawkins for Governor

Cuomo Rival Endorses Green Party’s Howie Hawkins for Governor

Political satirist Randy Credico, who finished a distant third in last Tuesday’s Democratic gubernatorial primary in New York, has thrown his support to the Green Party’s Howie Hawkins in the general election. Credico, who unofficially garnered 19,045 votes — or slightly less than four percent […]

by · September 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·