Ron Paul Thinks His Son Will Run for President in 2016

By: Tuesday December 10, 2013 10:33 am

No one probably has a better sense of Rand Paul’s future political plans than his father and Ron Paul is fairly convincde his son is going to run for President.

TX-16: Pro-Legalization Candidate Defeats Incumbent in Congressional Primary

By: Wednesday May 30, 2012 10:50 am

Last night in Texas marijuana legalization supporter Beto O’Rourke defeated incumbent Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary for Texas’ 16th congressional district. O’Rourke won 50.5 percent to Reyes 44.3 percent, winning the party’s nomination outright and avoiding a run off. Given the district’s heavy democratic leaning, O’Rourke is all but assured to win the [...]

Wisconsin, Maryland, DC Primary Primer

By: Tuesday April 3, 2012 3:30 pm

Voters are currently going to the polls to vote in the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  So far it looks like it should be a very good night for Mitt Romney. DC and Maryland polls close at 8 pm Eastern; Wisconsin polls close at 9 pm Eastern. In Maryland Romney [...]

Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:24 am

Tonight’s GOP contests — primaries in Alabama and Mississippi and a caucus in Hawaii — have the potential to really shake up the race. The two Southern primaries in particular could potentially make or break some campaigns. We will be tracking the results tonight at Firedoglake.  Polls close in Alabama and Mississippi at 8 pm [...]

Election Laws, Not Limited Ideology, Produce Our Two-Party System

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 10:58 am

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria importantly talks about the problem with our two-party system but he overlooks the bigger reason the United States has been stuck with only two parties for so long. Very restrictive ballot access laws are only a minor hurdle to viable third parties. The much bigger problem is our first-past-the-post election system. From [...]

Super Tuesday Primary Primer

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 12:42 pm

Today is the all important Super Tuesday. Ten states with nearly 20 percent of the total delegates are voting in the Republican presidential primary: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. The Battle Ground States: Ohio and Tennessee Two big battlegrounds states, Ohio and Tennessee, will likely get the most [...]

Romney and Santorum Effectively Tied in Ohio

By: Monday March 5, 2012 10:52 am

Even though ten states are voting in the Republican presidential primary tomorrow, most of the media’s attention will likely be directed at Ohio, where the race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum remains incredibly close. NBC News/Marist: Rick Santorum 34% Mitt Romney 32% Newt Gingrich 15% Ron Paul 13% other 1% undecided 6% Public Policy [...]

Rick Santorum Holds Narrow Lead in Ohio

By: Friday March 2, 2012 11:48 am

Rick Santorum’s lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio has shrunk to just four points according to a new Quinnipiac poll. The Republican presidential face-off in Ohio is too close to call as former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has 35 percent of likely Republican primary voters to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s 31 percent, according to [...]

Romney’s Big Built in Advantages on Super Tuesday

By: Friday March 2, 2012 10:37 am

Next week is the all-important Super Tuesday, the single biggest day on the Republican Presidential primary calendar. There will be ten states voting that day: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia. For very different reasons, in three of these ten states Mitt Romney has such built-in advantages he should win [...]

Primary Night Primer: Michigan and Arizona

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 3:24 pm

People are currently going to the polls to vote in the Republican Presidential primaries in Arizona and Michigan. In Michigan most polls will be closed at 8 pm Eastern with a few polling locations closing at 9 pm Eastern. In Arizona all polls will be closed by 9 pm Eastern. In Arizona, Mitt Romney is [...]

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