Who Will Be The First GOP Candidate To Drop Out?

It’s August, so that means it’s time for a Political Junkie contest. As we all know, there are 17 Republican candidates for president.  Not everyone will make it to Iowa and New Hampshire.  Or maybe they will.  Nonetheless, someone will still be the first to drop out.  Which one will it be?  Send us your …

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Who Dat?

As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  We can’t make heads or tails of these candidates, most of whom we’ve never heard of.  And when we see a “Smith for Congress” or a “Jones for …

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The Insults, And The Rising In The Polls, Continue For Trump

He had a history of saying incendiary things. His fellow Republicans, even those who deeply disliked him, refused to take him on; most simply tolerated his antics and stayed silent. But this time, he went too far. “You’ve done enough,” Joseph Welch, the up-to-that-moment tolerant attorney for the Army, said to the senator from Wisconsin. …

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A Record Number Of GOP Hopefuls, But 14 Dems In ’76 Came Close

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined the Republican presidential field on Monday, promising limited government and a conservative agenda that would unite the party and win in November.  (Click here for full speech.) No review of his announcement was complete without a reminder that he becomes the 15th Republican to enter the race.  Since 1972, when …

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Nevada Is GOP’s Best Hope For Senate Pickup

The news did not come as a surprise but, for Nevada Republicans, more of a relief.  Rep. Joe Heck, who has been in the House since 2011, said on Monday (7/6) he is seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Harry Reid (D) after five terms. The GOP had been concerned ever since Gov. Brian …

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Hagan Won’t Seek Senate Comeback In N.C.

The Democrats lost what may have been their best candidate in next year’s Senate race in North Carolina.  Kay Hagan, who was unseated by Thom Tillis (R) after one term in 2014, said Wednesday she would not seek to take on GOP Sen. Richard Burr.  She made her announcement on Facebook: Serving North Carolina in …

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Haley Leads The Way On The Flag; Which GOP Candidates Will Follow?

The announcement Monday by Gov. Nikki Haley (R) and other South Carolina officials might have seemed like a no-brainer, in light of the recent horror in Charleston.  The Confederate flag and other remnants of the Civil War South, while a source to some of regional pride, have been used as symbols of racial hatred for …

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Who Dat? – J

Last month’s “Who Dat?” feature left a lot to be desired.  For some time now, we’ve been offering photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for you to help identify.  But last month focused on candidates whose last name began with an “I” — and there were only a handful to illustrate. We’re …

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Who Dat? – I

We know there’s no “I” in team … or, as my son once said during a T-ball game, “There’s no ‘I’ in ‘victory.”  Still trying to figure that one out. But as it turns out, there are not many unknown campaign buttons that begin with the letter “I” either. As you know, every so often …

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Reid Gives Up Senate Seat; Rubio Is Next

The retirement announcement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid was deservedly front-page news, but it’s hard to make the case that it was a surprise.  The 75-year old Nevada Democrat suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a New Year’s Day exercise accident, his numbers at home were not great and, for the first time, …

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