Aug 5, 2076
If you’ve been spending your time anywhere around the Redmond Strip this summer you may think that the Scholl v Blake mayoral election is the only political contest out there. But you know there IS a presidential election on the ballet coming up in just over 90 days. Here is a quick look at the top 4 candidates, if you want a more in-depth review follow this link. >>>> Dirty Tricks, (4th Ed), P 64-66<<<<
President Angela Colloton (Republican) Polling at 31%: She’s the incumbent and coming off of her second term with some strong years. She’s had her share of shake-ups; bugs working with the CIA, distancing the UCAS from Ares, accusations of New Revolution involvement, but overall she may have just enough positive appeal to win a third term.
Senator Branigan Dane (Democrat) Polling at 29%: It’s been a while since the Democrats have managed a solid Presidential hopeful, but Dane, currently a senator for Illinois, is their best chance in decades. He’s handsome, charismatic, an MIT&T graduate, and a smooth speaker. Word is that he’s also a genuinely likable guy.
Rozilyn Hernandez (New Century) Polling at 12%: She’s been on nearly every ballot since the days of the late great President Dunkelzahn and she’s still looking for that spot behind the big desk.
James Booth (Technocrat) Polling at 7%: They say the cream rises to the top; so does the drek. He’s experienced and he hasn’t completely lost the support of his party, but he’s really not anyone’s top choice. Being an impeached former veep will do that to a guy.
As far as the rest go, the Archconservative Party , Libertarian Party, and the New Century Party candidates, along with a handful of independents are splitting the remaining 20% of the polls at about at about 3 - 4% of the polling numbers each.