Category: Independent 2013 Elections

Nov 06 2013

New Jersey Unofficial Gubernatorial Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

The unofficial New Jersey gubernatorial election results are:

Republican Chris Christie 1,242,116
Democrat Barbara Buono 780,779
Libertarian Ken Kaplan 11,821
Green Steven Welzer 8,045 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 14 2013

Mississippi Independent Candidate Got Enough Valid Signatures, but Some Signers Now Want to Remove their Names

Source: Ballot Access News

Walter Patton, an independent candidate for Mayor of Meridian, Mississippi, doesn’t know yet if his name will be on November ballot. He got the needed 50 valid signatures, but after he submitted them, some of the signers say they want to remove their names. Most states, including Mississippi, have no procedure for signers to remove their names after the petition has been submitted. See this story. Read more »

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Apr 10 2013

Illinois Special U.S. House Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 9, Illinois held a special U.S. House election, 2nd district. The unofficial results are: Democrat Robin Kelly 57,985 (70.78%); Republican Paul McKinley 18,071 (22.06%); Green LeAlan Jones 1,503 (1.83%); and these three independent candidates Elizabeth Pahlke 2,477 (3.02%); Marcus Lewis 1,344 (1.64%); Curtiss Lleng Bey 538 (.66%). Read more »

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Mar 12 2013

Bolling rejects independent run for governor

Source: WTVR.com (via Ballot Access News)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Lt. Governor Bill Bolling announced via email and web post on Tuesday morning that he did not plan to run for governor as an Independent candidate.

“I have decided that I will not be an Independent candidate for Governor this year. There were many factors that influenced my decision to forgo such a campaign,” Bolling Read more »

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Mar 09 2013

Experts on Virginia Politics Discuss Possible Bill Bolling Independent Candidacy for Governor This Year

Source: Ballot Access News

This article, despite its unfortunate title, rebuts the conventional wisdom that independent or minor party candidates are “spoilers”. The article discusses the possible Bill Bolling independent candidacy for Governor of Virginia, and makes it clear that just because Bolling was elected as the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2009, that does not necessarily mean his entry into the race would damage Read more »

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Mar 01 2013

Washington Post Describes Bill Bolling’s Decision-Making Process on Whether to Run for Virginia Governor as an Independent

Source: Ballot Access News

The Washington Post has this article about Bill Bolling, Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. He was elected as a Republican in 2009 and, as the article describes, he is thinking seriously about running for Governor this year as an independent. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link.

Although minor party or independent candidates for Governor have been elected since Read more »

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Feb 28 2013

Illinois Special Election Will Have Six Candidates on the Ballot; Objector to Three Petitions Withdraws Her Challenges

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 28, the Illinois voter who had challenged three minor party or independent candidates’ petitions (in the special election to fill the U.S. House vacancy in the 2nd district), withdrew her challenges. Therefore the April ballot will include the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties, along with three independent candidates. The Green nominee is LeAlan Jones. The three independents are Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Illinois State Board of Elections Hears Petition Challenges in Special Congressional Election on March 7

Source: Ballot Access News

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hear the petition challenges on March 7, concerning the special U.S. House election, 2nd district. The outcome will determine whether LeAlan Jones, Elizabeth Pahlke, and Curtis Bey, are on the April 2013 ballot. Jones is the Green Party nominee and the other two candidates are independent candidates. Their petitions have been challenged, but there are substantial problems Read more »

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Feb 27 2013

Three Third Party Candidates Running In Special Congressional Election in Illinois

Source: Independent Political Report

On February 26th, the Democratic and Republican primaries for the special congressional election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. were held. Robin Kelly won the Democratic primary with 51% of the vote, while Republican Paul McKinley held a 23 vote lead in a race still uncalled. The district is heavily black and Democratic, and the Democratic nominee is all but assured of victory in the general election. Read more »

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