Nov 18 2011

Progressive Party Nominates Candidate in Oregon Special Election for U.S. House

Source: Ballot Access News

The Progressive Party, which is ballot-qualified in Oregon, has nominated Steven Reynolds to run for U.S. House, First District, in the special election being held early next year. See this story. The Libertarian Party had already nominated someone for this seat as well. The Independent Party is in the process of holding a mail ballot primary to decide whether to cross-endorse another candidate or run its own nominee.

The Oregon Progressive Party has never before nominated its own member for a U.S. House race, although in 2010 it cross-endorsed three Green Party U.S. House nominees. The party was formed in 2008 to serve as a ballot access vehicle for Ralph Nader’s independent run. When it was first formed, it was called the Peace Party, but then it changed its name to the Progressive Party.

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