Former Ohio Rep. Jim Traficant will run for his old House seat this fall as an independent. The Mahoning County Board of Elections, which met Monday evening to decide whether the former congressman had qualified for the 17th District ballot, determined that Traficant had secured 11 more petition signatures than he needed. The announcement was reported by several local news outlets. The decision caps a one-month battle Traficant’s supporters had […]
Nearly thirty-two African-Americans are running this election season as Republicans. If you only watched the mainstream media, you would think there were only three: South Carolinas’ Tim Scott, Allen West of Florida, and Republican strategist Angela McGlowan of Mississippi. But there are 28 others who are running under the banner of Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most since reconstruction. Many are running in the deep south and maybe I shouldn’t use this word, but the south appears to be more “progressive” than its northern neighbors.
Many of the candidates have been endorsed by their local teaparties and the always controversial former Vice-Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. Maybe that is the reason the media isn’t reporting on these candidates, their endorsements from the tea party movement doesn’t jive with their premise that the movement is racist because of their disagreement with President Obama’s policies. Maybe the real truth is the tea parties descent is about ideology and not the color of Obama’s skin.
The New York Times took a look at the many candidates of African descent who are running under the Republican banner. We have added the names of the candidates and a link to each so one can learn more about each of the candidate running this election season.
Rumors of Atlanta Braves Pitcher, John Smoltz, running for John Linders Congressional seat are completely false. Smoltz told an Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter via SMS and a telephonic conversation Pardon the language, but the brief conversation with Smoltz went something like this: Me: jim galloway w ajc politics here. Could u call re ur interest in linder seat? Thx. Smoltz: I do not know what you are talking about I […]
Former Fox News political analyst Angela McGlowan is launching her Mississippi congressional campaign with guns blazing, saying she has no plans to back down to Republican front-runner Alan Nunnelee. “This is not a coronation,” McGlowan told POLITICO Wednesday. “People down here want a primary.” Nunnelee, a state senator, has already been named to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s “Young Guns,” a challenger-development program. Nunnelee has raised $421,937 for the race […]