Archive for the ‘Political’ Category

I tied Barack Obama in the New Hampshire Primary

Friday, February 12th, 2016

The New Hampshire Primary was this week.  America made steps to being made great again, and New Hampshire felt the Bern.  However, got his first vote to be the next president of the United States (New Hampshire Primary Results here, screenshot below)


I tied Barack Obama, Scott Walker, Tom Brady, and Frank Underwood.   As a political scientist, I am confident my support is rooted in my fiscally conservative and socially liberal policy positions…either that or someone in Hillsborough really likes Captain America.

During all of this,  I was at a watch party at SLU ~ where I briefly got on the TVs (Jump to 2:40 in clip below).  So overall, big night for Steve.

State Leg Tid Bit: Campaigns Matter

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Among political scientists there is a debate regarding whether campaigns matter…

Rod Hoffman, Missouri Legislative Candidate, Saves Child’s Life While Campaigning

State Leg Tid Bit: There is an alternative US Government?

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

A Republican state Senate candidate in Iowa has decided to bow out of the race and become a U.S. senator of an alternative form of government.

In a letter released Friday, Randi Shannon informs supporters of her new position as “U.S. Senator in the Republic of the United States of America.”

More here….

State Leg Tid Bits

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

So, I have wanted to start a blog about random tid bits about State Legislatures. Probably once every other week, I come across one of these valuable pieces of knowledge. I ultimately want to start a blog devoted to these, but until I have enough tid-bits in reserve so I can do frequent updates to the future blog, I will just post them here.

Today’s tid bit: In South Carolina, a judge ruled today that there needs to be an runoff primary election between Preston Brittain and Gloria Tinubu for the Democratic nomination in South Carolina’s new 7th Congressional District. This may not seem that interesting, but Gloria Tinubu once was a state legislator: in Georgia.

Ladders through windows over the 17th

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

So, last week, my former Congressman addressed my favorite Amendment.

I did not know that the ratification of the 17th Amendment included hurling ink wells in the Missouri Senate or throwing a ladder through a window (skip to 45 seconds in). He’s right.

My former Congressman is the only one to oppose the Amendment

Key Votes

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Now, users very well know that I am very bad at timely updates to web sites.  I, however, find it strange to see the following on the NYTimes web site.


Has there not been a key vote in Congress since December?  Or is the NYTimes political staff just focused on Election 2012?

State Leg Tid Bit

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Hawaii State Legislature has never been controlled by Republicans.