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‘The Donald’ Ducks Out

‘The Donald’ Ducks Out

Donald Trump ended months of speculation by saying what many others already knew. He’s not running for president in 2012. The publicity-seeking real estate mogul and television celebrity announced his decision in a statement earlier this afternoon. “After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided […]

by · May 16, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Milton Street Tries to Shake Up Philadelphia’s Sleepy Mayoral Race

Milton Street Tries to Shake Up Philadelphia’s Sleepy Mayoral Race

While an unusually low turnout is expected in Philadelphia’s low-key mayoral primary on Tuesday, the only real suspense — at least on the Democratic side — is precisely how many Democrats will reluctantly cast a protest vote for former state Sen. T. Milton Street, Sr., Mayor […]

by · May 16, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Hewitt: GOP Should Exclude Ron Paul from Presidential Debates

Hewitt: GOP Should Exclude Ron Paul from Presidential Debates

Nationally-syndicated radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt, whose conservative radio program can be heard in more than 120 cities across the country every weekday afternoon, is urging the Republican National Committee to intervene in the 2012 Republican presidential debates and exclude Rep. Ron Paul and […]

by · May 15, 2011 · 23 comments ·
George Will Says Newt Gingrich is ‘Not a Serious Candidate’

George Will Says Newt Gingrich is ‘Not a Serious Candidate’

During his appearance on ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” columnist George F. Will said that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is not a serious candidate for president. “He’s been out of elective office for 12 years,” said Will. “Now, John Quincy Adams […]

by · May 15, 2011 · 2 comments ·
Tommy Thompson Eyes Herb Kohl’s Senate Seat in Wisconsin

Tommy Thompson Eyes Herb Kohl’s Senate Seat in Wisconsin

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is seriously eyeing the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl, according to the National Journal.  Thompson, however, isn’t expected to make a final decision on the race until Rep. Paul Ryan — considered one of the GOP’s hottest […]

by · May 15, 2011 · 2 comments ·
Tomblin and Maloney Capture Primaries in West Virginia

Tomblin and Maloney Capture Primaries in West Virginia

Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who had consistently maintained a double-digit lead throughout the campaign, won the Democratic nomination for governor of West Virginia in Saturday’s special gubernatorial primary. Tomblin, a fiscal conservative who took over as governor when two-term Democratic governor Joe Manchin replaced […]

by · May 15, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Huckabee’s Heart Says ‘No’

Huckabee’s Heart Says ‘No’

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a surprise winner of the 2008 Iowa caucuses and considered by many pundits and pollsters as a leading contender for the GOP’s nomination this time around, declared that he will not be a candidate for president in 2012.  He announced […]

by · May 14, 2011 · 0 comments ·
West Virginia Chooses Nominees for Governor Today

West Virginia Chooses Nominees for Governor Today

West Virginians head to the polls today to nominate candidates for governor in a special election triggered by the death of Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate. Byrd’s death last summer and the subsequent election of then-Gov. Joe Manchin to […]

by · May 14, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Huckabee Plans Major Weekend Announcement

Huckabee Plans Major Weekend Announcement

Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, will make an announcement about his role in the 2012 presidential campaign on his Fox News program tomorrow evening. “Governor Huckabee will announce tomorrow night on his program whether or not he intends to explore a presidential bid,” […]

by · May 13, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Khavari Back on the Campaign Trail

Khavari Back on the Campaign Trail

Economist Farid A. Khavari, who ran for governor of Florida last year on a platform calling for a state-owned bank, is one of eleven candidates hoping to replace ousted Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez in a special election set for May 24. Alvarez, the county’s two-term […]

by · May 13, 2011 · 3 comments ·