Obama’s Campaign Manager to Help Elect Conservatives

By: Friday August 2, 2013 1:55 pm

President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, is now going to spend his time working to get conservatives elected, but it will only be conservatives in the United Kingdom. From the BBC: The Conservative Party has hired Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina for its general election campaign team, BBC Newsnight has learned. Sources confirmed that [...]

If You Want More Bipartisanship, Promote More Political Parties

By: Monday May 30, 2011 8:45 am

If you look at the current government in the UK, you will see an almost unprecedented level of bipartisanship in the recent history of the country. The Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats have been working together extremely closely. What is the cause of this outbreak of bipartisanship? The answer is simple, the UK has [...]

Canadian Results Show Election Rules Can Trump Will of the Electorate

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 8:30 am

Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party are celebrating their huge win in Monday’s election. Having won 54 percent of the seats in the House of Commons, the Conservatives now have a solid governing majority. The thing is that if Canada used a different voting system like many other democracies (such as Germany, [...]

Political Sea Change in Canada: Two Parties Lose Big on Monday, NDP Seats Nearly Triple

By: Tuesday May 3, 2011 12:07 pm

The big topline story from the federal election yesterday in Canada is that the Conservatives won a solid majority of seats in parliament. Prime Minister Steven Harper will have extensive power to govern the country as his party desires. On a historical level, though, probably the even bigger news is that the election saw the [...]

Hey, Canadians, Go Vote

By: Monday May 2, 2011 3:55 pm

Today is election day in Canada, so to all our Canadian readers: go vote! To our non-Canadian readers, today’s election could be a truly historic event worth keeping an eye on. The center-left Liberal Party has ruled Canada for much of its history and been a major party for over a century. That makes it [...]

Canada’s Left Wing New Democratic Party Surges in Polls; Is Electoral Reform Near?

By: Wednesday April 27, 2011 4:32 pm

With less than a week until the the federal elections in Canada, the left wing New Democratic Party is experiencing an almost unprecedented 11-point surge in the polls. (Don’t be fooled by the traditional American use of the word “liberal,” the Liberal Party is a centrist party and the NDP is to their left.) From [...]

NY Gov: Lazio Gives Up Conservative Party Line, Clearing Way for Paladino

By: Monday September 27, 2010 5:02 pm

Earlier this month, Rick Lazio lost New York’s Republican gubernatorial primary in a surprise upset to Carl Paladino. Lazio, however, had already received the nomination of the Conservative Party, and so would have remained on the ballot–likely drawing more votes away from Paladino than from the Democratic nominee, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. But [...]

NY-23: Dem Owens Catches a Lucky Break – Another Three-Way Race

By: Thursday September 23, 2010 8:41 pm

It looks like freshman Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY-23) caught another lucky break, and once again has a path to victory opened up by vote splitting on the right. GOP primary loser Doug Hoffman says he will still campaign in earnest on the Conservative Party ballot line. In New York State, candidates can be nominated by [...]

NY Gov: Cuomo Leads Paladino by Only Six Points in New Poll

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 11:09 am

Popular New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo leads his very conservative Republican challenger Carl Paladino by only six points, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll: Quinnipiac (9/16-20) Andrew Cuomo (D) 49 Carl Paladino (R) 43 Someone Else 1 DK/NA  7 I personally find this poll very hard to believe. The Quinnipiac poll and Siena poll [...]

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