With longtime Democratic Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota not seeking re-election, the race for his open U.S. Senate seat is wide open. Republican nominee and former governor Mike Rounds currently leads the polls over his three opponents: Democrat Rick Weiland, Independent Gordon Howie, and Independent Larry Pressler. Pressler, 72, represented South Dakota in the Senate as a Republican from 1979 to 1997. He is hoping to revive his political career after a long absence from public office. In a recent SurveyUSA poll, Pressler jumped to second place in the race, just three points behind Rounds. With Weiland not included in the poll, Pressler leads Rounds 54 percent to 39 percent. However, despite Pressler’s momentum and apparent independent/outsider perspective, he evades citizen journalists like myself, acting more like an establishment duopoly candidate than a genuine independent.
Four time presidential candidate Robert Milnes was evicted from his New Jersey residence this past month. The reason given for the eviction was the nonpayment of rent, but Milnes suspects something far more sinister. He believes his eviction was actually the work of a joint FBI/Israel operation to prevent him from becoming president of the United States in 2016.
Though Milnes admits he fell behind on his rent this past year and even signed a “Consent to Vacate” agreement to delay his eviction until after the winter, he maintains that the judge at his eviction hearing was “gotten to.” Milnes accuses Superior Court Judge Lee Larkin of having been “recruited in a covert operation” to evict Milnes, apparently at the behest of the State of Israel.