2008 elections

Tight(ish) Kucinich race to be decided on Tues

On Tuesday, Dennis Kucinich is up for re-nomination for his seat in Congress. He’s seeing a strong challenge from Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman. But with a whole bunch of Dems on the ballot, and Kucinich with a 56% favorability rating — even before he hit the trail hard in January — it looks unlikely

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Mollis Invites Public to Attend Lottery for R.I.’s Presidential Primary

from Chris Barnett @ the Secretary of State’s Office Today at 5 p.m. in the State Room at the State House, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will use a borrowed lottery machine to determine the order in which the Democrat and Republican presidential candidates will appear on the ballot in the state’s March 4

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Clinton’s anti-Edwards robo-call

She waited til the morning-of, out of fear of coming in third. An excerpt, courtesy of ABC’s Raelyn Johnson: “Hello, This is the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. Before you vote on Saturday, you should know that John Edwards voted for permanent trade relations with China. That’s right, John Edwards voted for the bill that

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On the RI Democratic primary

Matt has the info on the mechanisms by which Rhode Island’s delegates to the Democratic Convention will be determined. 40% of the delegates needed to win the Dem nomination aren’t a function of primaries, but are so-called ‘super delegates’ — elected officials and party officers and such. It’s a firewall for the party establishment. In

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Final RI Presidential Primary Field

Thanks to Chris Barnett at the Secretary of State’s Office for this update. Mollis Announces Final R.I. Presidential Primary Field 13 candidates make the ballot; 7 with more than 2,000 signatures compared to 1 in 2004. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Jan. 10, 2008) – Thirteen presidential candidates will be on Rhode Island’s March 4 primary ballot, Secretary

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Projo’s Whacked-Out Take on the Race for Prez

Stranger stuff has certainly appeared on their editorial page, but the Jerz points us towards their awkward piece, “The Campaign so Far.” They describe Sen. Barack Obama as follows: “He often comes across as a pleasant, thoughtful member of a Unitarian discussion group in a rich suburb.” And in describing Bill Richardson, they assert: “His

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