Melissa Ryan
Melissa Ryan is a political consultant. She’s spent a decade leading digital campaigns for nonprofits and political races, including EMILY’s List, Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, the New Organizing Institute, and Senator Russ Feingold’s campaign. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @MelissaRyan.

Poll: Mitt up by 15 in Florida

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Mitt-mentum in Action! Per an NBC/Marist poll Romney should win Florida easily: Romney leads Newt Gingrich by 15 points, 42 percent to 27 percent in the crucial state. Rick Santorum ...

South Carolina Results Thread

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Updated 8:30 PM: Well then. On to Florida. Looks like this nomination isn’t going to be locked down anytime soon. Daily Kos has a sortable calendar of upcoming primary and caucus ...

Sarah Palin endorses Gingrich in South Carolina, sort of

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Apparently Sarah Palin is enjoying this primary season as much as I am. She’d like it to keep going for awhile longer, and a vote for Newt is the best way to keep this circus ...

Stephen Colbert to “run for President” in South Carolina

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So this just happened. BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board ...

The Internet and Rick Santorum

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I had planned to write a post of my favorite Santorum headlines but Gawker beat me to it. They also found this passage from an AP article about the Caucus. “The best thing about ...

Presidential Power and the GOP Field

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The New York Times points out something that probably should be obvious. For all their crowing about limited government, every candidate running for the Republican nomination (minus ...

Newt’s version of his first divorce might not be accurate

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Mitt Romney’s oppo team is clearly hard at work this week. From CNN: Newt Gingrich filed a divorce complaint on July 14, 1980, in Carroll County, saying that “the marriage ...

Mitt Romney Flashback: ‘I’m not a partisan Republican … my views are progressive’

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Via DailyKos’ Jed Lewison: What I love about Mitt Romney is how blatant he is about his positions changing based on what office he’s running for. He’s shameless. For ...

Faithfully Newt

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Republican Presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has promised the right wing group, The Family Leader, that he will support the institution of marriage. And in a bold move Gingrich ...
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