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Christine O’Donnell forms PAC to ‘investigate and counter attack leftwing groups’

I was White House’s “number one opponent” in 2010, Republican says WASHINGTON – Failed Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell told supporters she will use donations to her new political action committee to probe George Soros-funded liberal groups and “counter the liberal-controlled GOP establishment.” “ChristinePAC can investigate and counter attack leftwing groups,…

New White House chief of staff donated to Obama’s opponent in 2004

If incoming White House chief of staff William Daley had his way in 2004, his new boss would never have made it to the US Senate, much less the Oval Office. Daley, an executive at JPMorgan Chase and a longtime veteran of Democratic politics, contributed to President Barack Obama’s primary…

Howard Dean: Obama primary challenge would be ‘a bad thing for the country’

Progressive luminary Howard Dean on Sunday warned disenchanted liberals not to push for a primary challenge against President Barack Obama in 2012, arguing it would be “a bad thing” for the Democratic Party and for America. “I don’t think he’s going to face an opponent in the Democratic primary,” Dean…

UK court tosses election results over smear campaign

A British court on Friday threw out the results of a parliamentary election after deciding that the victor had gone too far in distorting his opponent’s positions. Experts warned the ruling clears the way for judges to referee electoral contests — a potentially messy precedent. The two judges decided that…

Murkowski blasts opponent in debate: Joe Miller ‘not fit to lead’

Republican Senate nominee from Alaska Joe Miller admits that he was once disciplined for using government computers for political purposes. Miller faced incumbent write-in candidate Lisa Murkowski and Democrat Scott McAdams in a debate Sunday. “Scott is not ready to lead,” Murkowski said to mixed audience reaction. “Joe is not…

Candidate can’t even get opponent right in attack ad

A lot of strange things happen in politics every day, as a regular reader of Raw Story can readily confirm. But it’s not every day that a candidate launches an ad that can’t even identify their own opponent. A Denver TV station announced it had stopped running an ad yesterday…

Kentucky Senate race turns bitter in debate

Update: Paul may ditch final debate At a press conference in Lexington, Kentucky Monday, Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul told reporters that he may completely skip the final debate with rival Jack Conway, Politico noted. Paul said he would make a decision soon about whether he would attend the debate.…

Tea Party candidate: Questions about my personal, public finances insult voters

Claims she made more than she reported to IRS last year but it’s no one’s business She may not be a multi-millionaire, and she may have earned more than the paltry $5,800 she reported to the IRS last year, but Christine O’Donnell is no dummy. Taking lessons from former Alaska…

Kan. GOP candidate’s campaign links to racist blog

Kan. GOP congressional candidate apologizes for linking to racist blog attacking Dem. opponent. Republican congressional candidate Mike Pompeo apologized Thursday after his campaign posted on its Twitter feed and Facebook page a link to a blog that uses a racial slur to refer to his Democratic opponent and calls President…

Wealthy political newcomers are spending big

From coast to coast, megawealthy candidates spend big to start political careers at the top In the midst of one of the worst recessions in decades, a host of former corporate leaders are spending millions in their quest for elective office, using their personal wealth to push past the political…

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