By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Eric McClure remembers only bits and pieces of the accident that left him with a concussion and internal bruising.
Billionaire Rick Scott rocked Florida's political establishment, overcoming state Attorney General Bill McCollum in the Republican primary for governor, as another GOP insider was ousted by an insurgent challenger for a spot on the November ballot.
Tuesday marks the final major test of "tea party" power in the primaries, as challengers try to capitalize on anti-incumbent sentiment in Alaska, Arizona and Florida, and incumbents hope to avoid becoming the latest victims in what's been a rough year for officeholders.
"One tough nerd." "One chance" to fix things. An invitation to "reinvent" Michigan — a state straining mightily against its manufacturing past and still firmly caught in the recession's coils.
Money isn't buying much love on the campaign trail these days in Florida.
Weighing his words carefully, the president expanded on a Friday night speech asserting that Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as all Americans. In his comments Saturday, he did not say whether he believes the mosque is a good idea.
In the midst of one of the worst recessions in decades, a host of former corporate leaders are spending millions in their quest for elective office, using their personal wealth to go around the political machinery and explain away their own lack of experience.
A new poll shows Californians are split between the Democratic and Republican candidates in the contests for governor and U.S. Senate.
Florida Republican Senate hopeful Marco Rubio revealed Monday he had raised a state record $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2010, becoming the latest midterm candidate to boast impressive money totals ahead of the filing deadline later this week.
Lady Gaga recently beat out President Obama in the number of Facebook "friends" she accumulated - 11.9 million for the chanteuse versus 10.4 million for the president.
Boxer Mike Tyson was the best man at his wedding. Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss lived in his guest house. And the television ads for Jeff Greene's out-of-nowhere bid for Florida's Senate seat are financed by a fortune made from betting on the fall of the housing market.
"President Obama has this all wrong and I strongly oppose his support for building a mosque near ground zero especially since Islamic terrorists have bragged and celebrated destroying the Twin Towers and killing nearly 3,000 Americans," said Greene. "Freedom of religion might provide the right to build the mosque in the shadow of ground zero, but common sense and respect for those who lost their lives and loved ones gives sensible reason to build the mosque someplace else."
Mr. Greene, the Florida Senate candidate, has been hammered by rivals who say he profited from others' misery by investing in speculative housing ventures that catapulted him to billionaire status when the housing bubble burst.