Category: Conservative Party

Apr 17 2013

Working Families Party, and Conservative Party, Support Retention of New York’s Wilson-Pakula Law

Source: Ballot Access News

Since 1947, New York state has restricted the ability of outsider candidates to run in party primaries. Outsiders can run in a party primary, but only if party leaders approve letting any particular non-member candidate run in that party’s primary. This restriction is called the Wilson-Pakula law.

Virtually all public offices in New York are partisan, so there are thousands of Read more »

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Apr 02 2013

NYC Councilman Dan Halloran Arrested

Source: Independent Political Report

The New York Post, Yahoo News and The New York Times are among the news outlets reporting that NYC Councilman Halloran was arrested this morning in a bribery plot. Allegedly, Halloran accepted a $7,500 bribe from an informant to get his support for State Senator Malcolm A. Smith, a Queens Democrat who rose to become the first black president of the State Senate, to enter the Republican primary for mayor, which Read more »

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Jan 25 2013

New Louisiana Registration Tally

Source: Ballot Access News

Randall Hayes’ blog The Bald Cypress has an informative post about the new Louisiana registration tally compared to the old one. Because the state purged inactive voters, the total number of registered voters in the state declined. The only qualified party that gained registrants between the old tally and the new tally is the Libertarian Party. Among the parties attempting to qualify, the only one that gained registrations is the Conservative Party, which is now over half-way toward meeting the 1,000-member Read more »

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Jan 14 2013

Conservative Party is Still Biggest Vote-Getting Party in New York State, Other than the Two Major Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On November 2012, the Working Families Party New York nominee for U.S. Senate (who was also the Democratic nominee) received more votes on the Working Families line than the Conservative Party nominee for the same office (the Conservative nominee was also the Republican nominee). The U.S. Senate totals represented the first time that the WFP had outpolled the Conservative Party in a New York statewide race. The two US Senate totals were: Working Families 250,580; Conservative Read more »

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Jan 13 2013

Colorado Libertarian Party Was Only Non-Major Party to Run Nominees for a Majority of Legislative Seats

Source: Ballot Access News

In the November 2012 election, the Colorado Libertarian Party was the only party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, to place its own member-nominees for the legislature on the ballot in a majority of contests. Colorado had twenty State Senate seats up and Libertarians were on the ballot in twelve of them. Colorado had all 65 State House seats up, and Libertarians were on the ballot in 39 of them. Read more »

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Sep 09 2012

New York Conservative Party Nominates Mitt Romney for President

Source: Ballot Access News

On the afternoon of September 8, the New York Conservative Party met in Albany and nominated Mitt Romney for President. See the party’s web page announcement here.

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Aug 16 2012

New York Conservative Party Will Formally Nominate a Presidential Candidate on September 8

Source: Ballot Access News

The New York Conservative Party will formally choose a presidential nominee on September 8. No one believes there is any suspense about the decision. The Conservative Party has never nominated anyone for President who wasn’t also the Republican Party nominee.

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Aug 16 2012

Conservative Party to Nominate Presidential Ticket Soon, Virgil Goode A Possibility

Source: Independent Political Report

The Conservative Party of New York will officially nominate a presidential ticket on September 8th. The Conservative Party of New York is expected to nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the GOP nominees, as the Conservative Party has always nominated the Republican Party nominee’s for President.

However, there is apparently a group of Virgil Goode supporters in New York who are looking…

Continue reading at Independent Political Report.

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Jun 21 2012

NY Conservative Party celebrates 50th anniversary

Source: Independent Political Report

New York’s Conservative Party celebrated its 50th anniversary Wednesday, June 13th.

Brothers-in-law J. Daniel Mahoney and Kieran O’Doherty founded the party in 1962 to counter liberal Nelson Rockefeller’s domination of the state’s Republican organization. It proceeded to do so — and then some.

After the 1964 Goldwater debacle, the Conservative Party’s success showed that Read more »

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May 30 2012

Many Conservative Party of New York Leaders Appointed to Government Positions

Source: Independent Political Report

This article details how many of the Erie County Conservative Party’s leadership has been appointed to positions in government, suggesting some sort of political gamesmanship. The article, found here, focuses on the Erie County Conservative Party.

Of the 32 people listed on the Conservatives’ Executive Committee — not counting Lorigo — 26 hold or have held a government job, or a spouse holds or has held a Read more »

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