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Democratic Primary

Hawaii Governor Challenges Authenticity Of Late Senator's Deathbed Wish

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics

The drama of the Democratic primary to succeed the late Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has intensified, with Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) questioni...

Bill Clinton Gives His Relative's Campaign A Boost

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton attended a pair of Philadelphia fundraisers Thursday for former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), who is a candidate for ...

Independent Senate Candidate Brings Along His Glock For Latest Campaign Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

Bob Quast's web ad for his campaign to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) doesn't just feature a baby and a petite dog but also a gun and a kni...

Clinton Endorses In Heated Democratic Primary

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's (D) early endorsement of Hillary Clinton as she sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 appeared to pa...

Don't Be April Fooled by Far-Right Activists Dressed Up as Democratic Candidates

Jonathan Hutson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Hutson

This April Fool's Day is a good time to check any unfamiliar names on Democratic primary ballots to make sure that Trojan horse candidates don't sneak votes away from candidates who support real Democratic values.

Theme Songs Of The Illinois Primary Election Season

Madison Bondi | Posted 03.27.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

Ever think election season would be more palatable with a soundtrack? Well, Illinois, here you go--all the songs we were reminded of during the primar...

First Campaign Ad Hints At Fierce Democratic Primary To Come

Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

If his new ad is any indication, Sen. Brian Schatz (D) is bringing his "A" game to Hawaii's fiercely contested Democratic primary battle. Schatz w...

Oprah Claims She Was Unaware Of Dem's Checkered Past

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

An Oprah Winfrey spokeswoman said Wednesday that Winfrey would still attend a fundraiser for Lavern Chatman, a friend running for the Democratic nomin...

Bill Clinton Will Stump For Chelsea Clinton's Mother-In-Law In Congressional Campaign

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser for his daughter Chelsea's mother-in-law, former Rep. Marjorie Margolies (D-Pa.), in the hope...

Democratic Candidates To Face Runoff

AP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Dallas dental mogul David Alameel and frequent candidate Kesha Rogers have advanced to a runoff to d...

Even Democrats Are Attacking Each Other On Obamacare Now

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler (D), who is running in a competitive primary to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), continued to attack one of hi...

Split In Democratic Party Establishment As Xavier Becerra Endorses Eloise Gomez Reyes

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) broke with his party's political establishment Friday, and announced his endorsement of attorney Eloise Gomez Reyes, wh...

Dem In Governor's Race Receives Endorsement From Marijuana Reform Group

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

Maryland State Del. Heather Mizeur (D), who is seeking the Democratic nomination to succeed Gov. Martin O'Malley (D), announced Friday that she has re...

Top Liberal Super PAC Begins Raising Funds For Possible Clinton Presidential Bid

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the largest liberal super PAC in the country, has begun raising money to help elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton p...

Democratic Civil War Heats Up In Silicon Valley

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Attorney and former Obama administration official Ro Khanna announced the launch of a "Truth Squad" to disseminate facts about his background and reco...

Sen. Schatz Fires First Shot In The Country's Fiercest Democratic Primary

Civil Beat | Chad Blair | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU - There have been no debates, no early voting and very few political advertisements. The Democratic primary in Hawaii won't even be held for ...

When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: Now It's Bill Thompson Who Should Step Down

Kanene Holder | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Kanene Holder

In Thompson's second run for mayor, the aftertaste of second place isn't as sweet as the first time. Back in 2008, he was the triumphant underdog, this time however, he's close to becoming persona non-grata.

In Deblasio NY Dems Have Cause Candidate

Larry Hirsch | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York
Larry Hirsch

Bill de Blasio's rise to the top of the New York Mayoral polls should not be a complete surprise. In primaries voters will gravitate to the candidate that represents the cause worth fighting for.

Educating the Youngest New Yorkers: It's Political and Personal

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I would love to see a woman mayor. I would love to see a lesbian mayor. That said, I think a candidate's agenda and history -- voting record, actions taken, plans for future governance -- trump identity politics.

Power, Bad Behavior and Who We Are

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Mark Rubinstein

Is it worrisome that our federal government is paralyzed in partisan deadlock? Have we so little expectation of officeholders that we view politics as simply a sideshow; and if we vote at all, do we pull the lever based on nothing more than name recognition?

Weiner's Chutzpah

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

Anthony Weiner has every right to run for mayor of New York City. But, given these latest embarrassing revelations, why does he want to expose (pardon the pun) himself and his family to such painful humiliation?

Congressional Approval Trending to Zero

Fred Lundgren | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Fred Lundgren

Since 2001, Congressional approval has declined by an average of 4.17 percent each year. This trend line reaches zero by 2016.

2016 Showdown: Hillary vs. Biden

Ben Arnon | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Ben Arnon

Once campaigning begins in full force in early 2014, President Obama will find himself in a very awkward position.

Wayward Democrats Pose Danger to President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There is still the nagging worry among Democrats that more than a few Democrats will be MIA from the polls on November 6. If so, it wouldn't be the first time it happened.

A Big Election for Arab Americans

James Zogby | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

For Arab Americans, the big election news of the past week didn't come out of just Wisconsin or Egypt. Congressman Bill Pascrell's stunning victory over Congressman Steve Rothman in northern New Jersey's 9th District showed Arab Americans coming of age.