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Ryan Haynes, running for the state House in District 14, is not a party man:
“I want to be the first to tell you right here, right now, I’m not running as a Republican, I’m running as a conservative,” Haynes said. “I think my energy and my enthusiasm will serve us well in the legislature,” Haynes added.
Jun 12, 2008 7:52 AM
A group of University of Iowa students who supported Hillary Clinton for President have sent out a Facebook message iurging a vote for John McCain or Green Party nominee Cynthia McKinney.
"John McCain is an honorable man," the letter states. "He is good personal friends with Hillary Clinton. He is qualified to be president. We do not agree with him on everything, and this is why we urge you to strongly support Democrats up for re-election to congress."
Jun 12, 2008 7:45 AM
Former Presidential candidate and Congressman Tom Tancredo will not endorse John McCain because he doesn't want to be "Hageed":
Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), who has been sharply critical of McCain on immigration, told The Hill in February, “I don’t like McCain. I don’t like him at all.” Tancredo spokesman Mac Zimmerman said Tancredo won’t endorse McCain because he fears the senator would repudiate it like he did with the formal backing of controversial pastor John Hagee. However, Tancredo told ABC News this week he will reluctantly vote for McCain
Jun 12, 2008 7:40 AM
No, not the Green Party, the Democratic Party. Jeremy Lott argues that it was Nader's relative success at capturing liberals in 2000 that has led the modern Democratic Party to start tilting leftward:
Gore supported the death penalty, had impeccable free trade credentials and was interested in “reinventing government” initiatives that outsourced many civil service jobs to private contractors. He put forward a savings-matching plan to help reform Social Security that was endorsed by some on the right. National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru argued that the vice president’s plan was, in parts, slightly more free-market-oriented than what Bush was proposing. If Gore could come that close to winning on what we could call a New Democrat agenda, why, in 2004 and again in 2008, has his party abandoned this and instead put forward progressively more liberal nominees? Last time, the überliberal Sen. John F. Kerry had to fight off the more radical challenger Howard Dean. This time, the very liberal Barack Obama bested Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was forced to run far, far to the left of her husband’s record. Dean now wields more influence than Kerry from his perch as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Poor Lieberman has been cast out of his old party for refusing to change. What caused this shift? It can be explained in two words — though be forewarned, they’re fighting words to some: Ralph Nader.
Jun 12, 2008 7:37 AM
Brian Hornback reports that a Knox County Clerk candidate isn't up to date on his taxes:
In a phone interview with the Union County, TN Trustee's office it was revealed that he indeed is a delinquent property tax owner in Union County. Union County is the adjoining county of Knox County to it's north. The property is located at 160 Lakeshore Drive in Maynardville, Union County, TN. The $362.00 in unpaid taxes for 2006 are filed and in the possession of the office of the Union County Clerk and Master. The $550.14 in unpaid taxes for 2007 (through June) are filed and in possession of the Union County Trustee's office.
Jun 12, 2008 7:33 AM
Seems like there is a bit more to the story of a Knox County Clerk candidate's allegations of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband:
After posting bond on assault charges, however, Joshua Vandergriff - who is a convicted marijuana trafficker - produced cell phone records in a bid to prove his wife and Gionta texted each other more than 1,200 times in April and May. He also provided a digital audio recording of a phone conversation between the couple that he claimed is proof that she lied both to him and to voters by denying a romantic relationship with Gionta. Joshua Vandergriff, 30, said the tape shows that she wanted him to stay in the marriage for political reasons and believed that, if elected, they would be among the wealthiest people in Knox County.
Jun 12, 2008 7:31 AM
Not gonna happen, but he said it so here it is:
"I think if I was Senator Obama I would say the biggest economic problem we face is the biggest national security problem and the biggest environmental problem. And if I were him, I would ask Al Gore to serve as his vice president, his energy czar, in his administration to reduce our consumption and reliance on foreign energy sources," he told Wolf Blitzer.
Jun 11, 2008 6:57 PM
The Moderate Voice discusses the day in history:
I would ask you to take a moment and think about this. The event in question took place in 1963. That was 45 years ago… well within the lifespan of many readers (as well as the author) and is really only a heartbeat ago in the history of our species. On that day a seated State Governor in the United States stood in a university doorway and dared the President to force him to allow “the darkies” into the hallowed halls of higher education. Today a debate rages about whether or not a black man should be elected president of this country. And to our credit - at least in the more intelligent quarters - the argument centers on the experience and policy positions of the candidates. And some of the people who witnessed the first argument are here today to witness the most recent. Give yourselves a pat on the back. The road is long and there is more to travel, but we’ve certainly come a long way.
Jun 11, 2008 6:41 PM
John Carney with an interesting take on John McCain's anti-CEO rhetoric:
Is John McCain trying to make headway with the activist investor community? Activists have been among have been among the vocal critics of lavish executive pay packages at public companies, and most of the biggest names among the activists favor Democrats in this election.
Jun 11, 2008 6:21 PM