Patrick Howley

Golnik’s Gambit

Small businessman tries to unseat Niki Tsongas—again

Massachusetts small business owner and Republican congressional candidate Jon Golnik is catching up to his Democratic opponent with an energetic campaign and position in the vanguard of the resurgent Massachusetts Republican Party.

GOP Senators Stump for Wilson

Troika of popular Republicans campaign in New Mexico

U.S. Sens. John McCain (R., Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.), and Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) will campaign for New Mexico Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson in Albuquerque Tuesday in an effort to highlight her foreign policy bona fides and her opponent’s radical environmentalist agenda.

Mining For Votes

Republican challenger Tom Smith slaps Democratic incumbent Bob Casey over coal plant closure

Regulations on the coal industry are driving massive layoffs and the shuttering of coal plants in Pennsylvania, injecting environmental issues into that state’s hotly contested Senate race between incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. and Republican challenger and coal mining executive Tom Smith.

Maine’s Energy King

Former company of liberal ‘independent’ Senate candidate Angus King received federal cash grant in June

The scandal-ridden wind energy project co-founded by liberal “independent” Maine senate candidate Angus King received more than $33 million in cash under the 1603 program of the economic stimulus in June, according to the U.S. Treasury.

Martin and the Monkey

NM protest focuses on Senate candidate Martin Heinrich’s big-spending ways

Supporters of New Mexico’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson marched on her opponent Rep. Martin Heinrich’s campaign headquarters in Albuquerque on Thursday armed with complaints about Heinrich’s big-government fiscal record—and with a monkey.

The Northern Strategy

Mass. Republican congressional candidate Richard Tisei practices new winning GOP formula in the Northeast

Republican Massachusetts Sixth District congressional candidate Richard Tisei, an openly gay, fiscally conservative, and socially moderate former state Senate minority leader, is running against entrenched Democratic Rep. John Tierney with a new, exciting brand of Republicanism—and he thinks his style might just be the future of the northeastern GOP.

Pot Yawns At Kettle

Kerry bored by Warren's ramblings

Democratic Massachusetts Senator John Kerry was caught yawning during Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren’s speech at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

Remembering Bill’s Greatest Speech

‘He Should Have Been Done About Five Minutes Ago…’

Former President Bill Clinton will speak tonight at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte and many convention-goers predict a rousing moment that will assuage America’s doubts about President Obama’s qualifications for a second term.