Political Junkie Blog

What To Look For In Tuesday’s Primaries

Four states are holding primaries on Tuesday:  West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.  Here’s a quick look at some key contests at stake: West Virginia:  Republicans think Sen. Joe Manchin (D) is vulnerable in...

Who Dat? – O

It’s St. Patrick’s Day!  For all the O’Briens and O’Connors and O’Donnells out celebrating today, we figured it’s the perfect time to offer up a display of “unknown” campaign buttons starting with the letter...

Who Dat? – N

Have no idea who’s going to win in tomorrow’s Oscars?  Wouldn’t it be easier if you tried to figure out who these “unknown” campaign buttons are first? As our fellow political junkies know, for...

Don’t Expect Mitt To Be A ‘Never Trump’ Savior

NOTE:  This article first ran in USA Today Jan. 10, 2018 ———————————— The news that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring after 42 years, combined with the likelihood that Mitt Romney is going to...

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2017

Whatever you think of 2017, it’s hard to make the case that it was one of the most uplifting of years.  And, frankly, that couldn’t have been much of a surprise, given the presidential...

The Pathway For Virginia Lieutenant Governors

Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia in Tuesday’s election, has been the commonwealth’s lt. gov. the past four years.  With Virginia governors limited to one consecutive term, the LG is often...

The Election That Won’t Go Away

And you thought the 2016 election was over? Day in and day out, President Trump, whenever there are questions about his campaign and Russia and the issue of “collusion,” has a very predictable response:...

NYC Mayors Who Failed To Survive Their Primaries

Despite press accounts detailing legions of disappointed and angry voters, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is hardly in any danger of losing today’s (Sept. 12) Democratic primary for a second term.  In fact,...

Scott Brown Is Latest Ex-Pol Headed For New Zealand

Scott Brown, who electrified the Republican Party when he won the late Ted Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) Senate seat in a 2010 special election, was nominated by President Trump on Thursday to be the U.S. ambassador...