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  • Virgil Goode submits 14,000 signatures for ballot, with help from Independent Greens

    07/25/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT · by mnehring · 407 replies
    With a little help from his friends, former congressman Virgil Goode has taken a key step toward getting his name on Novemberís presidential ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 14,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections.... ..Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill. Now Goode is getting assistance from yet another party, the Independent Greens, whose members have collected thousands of signatures for him.... ...ďVirgil supports rail, and thatís our big issue and heís with us on that,Ē said Carey Campbell,...
  • The Perfect Pair? (Hagel and Bloomberg Sighted on Dinner Date)

    05/04/2007 1:29:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 21 replies · 752+ views
    The Politico ^ | May 2, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- As the 10 GOP candidates gear up for their first debate tomorrow night here, two other Republicans with potential White House ambitions had dinner 2,300 miles away. In an eyebrow-raising move, Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- both independent-leaning Republicans -- supped together at the see-and-be-seen Palm Restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C, according to another diner. That the two would share a meal together would alone be noteworthy, but that it would come on the night before their party's first debate and at such a conspicuous venue is downright mischevious. Said...
  • Duncan Hunter's conservative hope (2008)

    02/19/2007 10:08:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 234 replies · 2,471+ views
    The North County Times ^ | February 17, 2007 | George Will
    When Bob Hunter, a Riverside, Calif., businessman, would hear of a conservative's campaign that needed volunteers, he would pile his family into the station wagon and drive off to ring doorbells. Hunter's son Duncan grew up believing in retail politics. When Hunter returned home after serving as an alternate Goldwater delegate at the 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco, he told Duncan about chatting with another alternate, an amiable fellow, some actor, named Reagan. Who two years later was elected governor. Duncan learned early on about rapid upward mobility in politics. In 1969, he dropped out of college, joined the...