Mar 01 2012

Oakland Green Party proposes progressive candidate alliance

Source: Green Party Watch

From OaklandNorth.net:

The Oakland Green Party held a public forum Friday evening at Humanist Hall in downtown Oakland, where members of other political parties as well as members of the public were invited to brainstorm ideas for Oakland’s future and form an alliance before the next city government election. Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Texas Democrats, Republicans, Ask U.S. District Court to Alter 2012 Ballot Access in Texas

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 29, the Texas Republican Party and Texas Democratic Party submitted a joint proposal to the 3-judge U.S. District Court that is hearing the redistricting case. The two parties advocate these policies for minor party and independent candidate ballot access for 2012:

1. Petitions for newly-qualifying parties, and for independent candidates for President, and Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Alan Keyes’ Party Qualifies for Florida Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 27, the Florida Secretary of State said that America’s Party is now ballot-qualified. It had been formed in the summer of 2008 by Alan Keyes, after he lost the race for the Constitution Party presidential nomination. In 2008 it was called America’s Independent Party.

After three years of electoral inactivity, the party has now changed its name to America’s Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Nebraska Secretary of State Reveals Names of Presidential Primary Candidates for Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 29, the Nebraska Secretary of State said he will place these names on presidential primary ballots:

Republican: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum.
Democratic: President Obama.
Libertarian: Roger Gary, R. J. Harris, Gary Johnson, Carl Person, Bill Still, R. Lee Wrights. Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Michigan Special Legislative Election Results

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 28, Michigan held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 51st district, in Genesee County. The results: Republican 53.41%; Democratic 42.42%; Green 4.17%. The Green Party nominee was Cary Neuville-Justice. Genesee County contains the city of Flint.

When this seat was last filled, in November 2010, the vote had been: Republican 59.57%; Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Jill Stein Wins Arizona Green Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 28, Arizona conducted a presidential primary for the Green Party. The results: Jill Stein 350, Kent Mesplay 40, Michael Oatman 37, Richard Grayson 35, Gary Swing 30, Gerard Davis 14. Only registered Greens were eligible to vote in this presidential primary. The Green Party has approximately 5,000 registered members in Arizona.

Obviously, the primary would have been more interesting if Roseanne Barr’s name had Read more »

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Mar 01 2012

Lee Wrights: First Vote Libertarian Commercial Now Available

Source: Wrights2012.com

by Brian Irving

BURNET, Texas – The Lee Wrights for President campaign now has the first Vote Libertarian TV ad available for use by Libertarian candidates and local party affiliates. The 30-second spot called “War Breeds War” ends with a simple call to vote Libertarian.

“This is a universal message we think will resonate with all voters,” said Thomas Hill, Wrights 2012 campaign manager. “Any candidate can use it. Certainly, state and local Read more »

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