Category: 2013 Elections

Apr 30 2013

British Green Party Has More than 900 Candidates for Local Office on Ballot for May 2 British Elections

Source: Ballot Access News

Great Britain holds local elections on May 2. The Green Party has more than 900 candidates on ballots for local office around the country, according to this story. This is what a small or new party can accomplish when the ballot access laws are lenient and non-discriminatory.

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Apr 29 2013

Florida Libertarian Joseph Wendt netted 43% of vote on platform to abolish his office

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Joseph Wendt, 2012 candidate for Florida’s Soil and Water Conservation Board, netted the largest Libertarian Party vote total in his state, and one of the largest in the nation, running on a platform to defund and abolish the board he was campaigning to join.

“I am going to be blunt, the board is a waste of your tax dollars,” Wendt wrote on Read more »

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Apr 28 2013

Maryland Green Re-Elected to Columbia Council

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 20, Green Party member Michael Cornell (a former state chair of the party) was re-elected to the Columbia Council, as the representative of the Village of River Hill. The vote was 111-41. Columbia is an unincorporated city run by the Columbia Association. Thanks to Michael for this news.

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Apr 26 2013

Green Party candidate wasn’t invited to SC-1 debate

Source: Charleston City Paper (via Green Party Watch)

Patch leaves Eugene Platt out of event

Patch, AOL’s online local news platform, will host a debate between candidates for South Carolina’s District 1 House seat on Monday at the Citadel, but only two of the three candidates will be present. Republican Mark Sanford will square off against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, but Green Party candidate Eugene Platt was not Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Green Party Candidate Platt hopes to garner at least 10% of votes in District 1 election

Source: The Post and Courier (via Independent Political Report)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post and Courier previously profiled all Republican and Democratic 1st Congressional District candidates. This profile is of the only third-party candidate in the race.

BY ROBERT BEHRE

rbehre@postandcourier.com

Compared with the major political party candidates seeking the 1st Congressional Read more »

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Apr 26 2013

Libertarians Nominate Rob Sarvis for Governor of Virginia

Source: Uncovered Politics (via Libertarian Party)

The Libertarian Party of Virginia nominated Robert C. Sarvis for governor in a special state convention held Sunday afternoon in Waynesboro.

Though not quite a household name, the little-known Libertarian is an impressive candidate by almost any measure.

Raised in Northern Virginia, the 36-year-old Sarvis graduated from nationally-renowned Read more »

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Apr 24 2013

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Has Some Regrets that he Didn’t Run as an Independent for Governor This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who was elected as a Republican in 2009, and who seriously considered running for Governor as an independent this year, now has some feelings of regret that he didn’t run as an independent this year. See this story. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

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Apr 24 2013

Illinois Greens win in five local races

Source: Green Party of Illinois (via Green Party Watch)

While most of Tuesday’s elections were officially nonpartisan, Illinois Green Party members competed in elections across the state, with five candidates winning their races, based on unofficial results. If these wins hold, the ILGP’s number of officeholders statewide would grow to 10.

The big win of the night belongs to Green Party member Jessica Bradshaw, who appears Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Public Policy Poll for South Carolina Has Evidence that Green Party Candidates Don’t Necessarily Injure Democratic Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, Public Policy Polling released this poll for the special election in South Carolina’s first U.S. House district. The overall poll shows these results: Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 50%, Republican Mark Sanford 41%, Green Eugene Platt 3%, undecided 6%.

Most significant is the question that sorts these responses, depending on how the Read more »

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Apr 21 2013

Virginia Libertarian Party Nominates Rob Sarvis for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 21, the Virginia Libertarian Party held a nominating convention and chose Rob Sarvis for Governor. He already has about 4,000 signatures but needs 10,000 valid by mid-June.

If he gets on the ballot, he will be only the second Libertarian ever on the Virginia ballot for Governor. The first was Bill Redpath, in 2001. Read more »

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