California man arrested for trying to stab Republican Congress candidate

Alameda County police have arrested a knife-wielding man who reportedly attacked congressional candidate Rudy Peters with a switchblade after making “disparaging remarks” about the GOP. The suspect in the assault on Peters, who was only referred to as “a political candidate for a local congressional seat” in the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office report, has been […]

Oklahoma zookeeper and failed presidential candidate ‘Joe Exotic’ was indicted in an alleged murder-for-hire plot

AP Oklahoma zookeeper Joseph Maldonado-Passage, known across the web as “Joe Exotic,” was indicted last week for an alleged murder-for-hire plot. Maldonado-Passage was officially charged with two counts of hiring a person to commit murder and could face up to ten years in prison per count. Although an official statement released by the US Department […]

Democratic Congressional candidate says Trump is like Bin Laden – audio recording

A recording in which an Illinois Democrat running for Congress appears to say US President Donald Trump and Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden have “a tremendous amount in common,” has been made public. Sean Casten, who hopes to replace Republican Peter Roskam, currently representing Illinois’ 6th district in the federal legislature, made the staggering claim […]

Swedish right-wing parliamentary candidate attacked by 'immigrant' during campaign meeting

A member of the Swedish right-wing Alternative for Sweden (AfS) party, who is currently running for parliament, says he was “punched in the face” by a young immigrant during an election campaign stop in Western Sweden. It should have been an ordinary campaign meeting, which every party in Sweden holds ahead of the elections. But […]

Liberal candidate pulls off upset in Democratic primary in Florida, bringing him closer to becoming the state’s first black governor

Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, beat moderate Gwen Graham, the daughter of former governor and Senator Bob Graham, in the Democratic primary for Florida governor. Graham had led in opinion polls heading into primary day. Gillum, 39, who would be the state’s first black governor, surged in the final stages of […]

California primary candidate faced cyberattacks for a year

It’s not just sitting politicians that have faced cyberattacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Former California congressional primary candidate Dr. Hans Keirstead has reported to Rolling Stone that his campaign faced hacking attempts for roughly a year, starting in August 2017. They began with phishing emails sent to Keirstead’s address at his biomedical company […]

Help from above? Chicago mayoral candidate hands out stacks of cash to voters

Willie Wilson, a millionaire Democrat businessman running for mayor of Chicago, handed out hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to potential voters in a church on Sunday, allegedly to “help them pay property taxes.” Speaking in a black church at an event on Chicago’s crime and poverty-stricken south side, Wilson passed out notes from […]

Rex Tillerson emerges as a potential candidate for University of Texas’ chancellor

AP Photo/Molly Riley Rex Tillerson, the departing State Secretary, has emerged as a potential candidate for the next University of Texas System chancellor. Tillerson is reportedly being courted for the top job at the school’s system, which oversees 14 universities and medical institutions. But other sources said no interviews were conducted yet and there were […]