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We looked at the 200 largest metropolitan statistical areas and divisions in the U.S. to determine America’s Most Miserable Cities. The minimum population to be eligible was 259,000. We ranked each area on 9 factors, including average unemployment rate between 2010 and 2012; median commute times to work for 2011 based on U.S. Census data; violent crimes per capita from the FBI’s 2011 Uniform Crime Report. We included three housing metrics: the change in median home prices between 2009 and 2012; foreclosure rates in 2012, as compiled by RealtyTrac; and property tax rates based on median real estate taxes paid and median home values in 2011 per the U.S. Census. We factored in income tax rates and the weather in each metro on factors relating to temperature, precipitation and [...]
Television personality Geraldo Rivera on Friday outlined his views on abortion, gay marriage, immigration and entitlements as he considers a Republican bid for the U.S. Senate. Media Credit: www.geraldo.com Rivera is thinking about jumping into a 2014 race in New Jersey, where he has lived since 1989. In an interview with Fox News, where he hosts Geraldo At Large, Rivera called himself a "modern Republican" who lives in a Democratically blue state. "There is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey," he said. Sen. Frank Lautenberg is up for re-election next year. The Democrat has not yet said whether he'll seek another term, but Newark Mayor Cory Booker has already declared his intention to run next year. Read More
Is this the natural progression for a Blogger? Erick Erickson says he's not sure if he'll run for Senate in two years against incumbent Saxby Chambliss -- but he hopes somebody will. Via Twitter He said it's time for Georgia's senior senator to "come home." Erickson is a political activist, a conservative commentator and blogger and a former Macon City Council member. By email, he told 13WMAZ's Kenny Burgamy that conservatives in both Georgia and Washington are asking him to run against Chambliss, and he's considering it. He wrote: via Erick Erickson: Time for Chambliss to Go
Disgruntled former New Mexico governor Gary Johnsons ays he is considering leaving the Republican slate and running as a third-party candidate in the 2012 presidential election. "I feel abandoned by the Republican Party," Johnson, who has been left out of most of the Republican debates, told the Sante Fe New Mexican newspaper this week, saying he might seek the Libertarian Party's support. "The Republican Party has left me by the wayside," said Johnson, whose polling numbers have recently been so low that they are often not even being picked up by pollsters. "If I'd have been included in 16 of the last debates we wouldn't even be having this conversation," he said. via Longshot Republican candidate mulls third-party run - Yahoo! News.
On Monday night, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was the victim of an attempted assassination earlier this year, returned to the House floor after months of recovery to cast her vote. Giffords' return also spurred speculation regarding her future political plans. Although she has not announced any decision yet her own re-election, her campaign continues to remain active. Giffords' campaign has so far raised $683,960 -- 4 percent more than she had raised in the second quarter of the 2010 cycle, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. Her campaign also reported spending $181,500 and had $787,950 cash on hand at the end of June. The morning after Giffords' surprise visit, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told [...]
Looks like Congressman Ron Paul is putting all his chips in President. He decided today not to run for his Congress seat he has held for 24 years. LAKE JACKSON — After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat. Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012. “I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.” His announcement will give enough time for anyone with aspirations for his seat to think about running, he said. Paul didn’t want to wait for filing in the 2012 primary to let people know he wasn’t seeking reelection. “I didn’t want to [...]
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose presidential campaign fizzled in 2008, is leaning toward another race for the White House, according to a close associate. New York Republican Rep. Peter King, who has known Giuliani for more than 40 years, says the former mayor "is very close to saying he's going to run." "If he were to make the decision today, he would run," says King. Speaking at a dinner with reporters in Washington, King, who was an enthusiastic Giuliani supporter in 2008, said the former mayor has been quietly lining up support and exploring strategy. Giuliani has also examined the mistakes his campaign made in '08, when he did not seriously compete in a contest until the Florida primary, by which time he was hopelessly behind in the race. Read more Giuliani [...]
Pawlenty Makes His Presidential Campaign Official ahead of his announcement on Monday via internet video Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his candidacy for president in a in an Internet video on Sunday night, highlighting his blue-collar roots and pledging to be candid about the country’s economic challenges. The video precedes a speech Monday in Des Moines, Iowa, where the former Minnesota governor had been expected to make the official announcement of his campaign. “Tomorrow, my first campaign stop will be in Iowa, and that’s where I’m going to begin a campaign that tells the American people the truth,” Mr. Pawlenty says in the video. “I’m Tim Pawlenty, and I’m running for president of the United States.” via Pawlenty Makes His [...]
What did something knock some sense in to him? It may go down as one of the more ironic turns on the 2012 campaign trail. The one man who seemed to have the world beating a path to his door, offering to largely pay his tab for fundraising, some essentially begging him to toss his hat in the ring, was the one guy who honestly didn’t want to do it and had good reasons to decline. Mitch Daniels issues his “no thank you” for a presidential run. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told supporters in an email early Sunday that he will not run for president in 2012, a decision he said ultimately came down to his family’s reticence about a campaign. The announcement by the former Office of Management and Budget director and favorite of much of the Republican establishment will again roil [...]
Three months before President Obama nominated Jon M. Huntsman Jr. as ambassador to China, Mr. Huntsman arrived here to introduce himself to three dozen influential Republicans and talk politics with them over dinner at the Palmetto Club. Mr. Huntsman, then serving his second term as governor of Utah and prospecting for his political future, worried aloud that Republicans were growing out of touch with a generation of Americans. If the party wanted to win national elections again, he argued, Republicans needed to broaden their appeal to young voters, Hispanics and independents. He will put that argument to the test if he joins the 2012 Republican presidential race. via NYTimes.com.