Posts tagged: Illinois

Mar 17 2013

LNC Spring Meeting in Chicago: Day 2 Coverage

Source: Independent Political Report

For coverage of the event from Day 1, go to the comment sections on this post:

http://www.independentpoliticalreport.com/2013/03/lnc-spring-national-committee-meeting-starts-tomorrow-in-chicago/

Day 2 coverage (Sunday, March 17th) will be posted here in the comments section. Paulie and Starchild will likely be the main posters. Yours truly will be video recording the event for YouTube, in the spirit of transparency that the LP Sunshine Caucus is working Read more »

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Mar 16 2013

Region 6 Report To LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the link to the report.

Region 6 report to LNC

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Mar 09 2013

Illinois Green Party to Gov. Quinn: You Can’t Frack Your Way Out of a Budget Crisis

Source: Independent Political Report

Media Contact:
Patrick Kelly
media@ilgp.org
773-203-9631

*Greens to participate in March 12 lobby day to support fracking moratorium bill (SB1418)

Green Party leaders blasted Gov. Quinn’s claim, in his annual budget address, that Read more »

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Mar 03 2013

CP National Vice-Chairman Randy Stufflebeam Decides After All Not to Run for U.S. Senate from Illinois in 2014

Source: Independent Political Report

Randy Stufflbeam, the Constitution Party National Vice-Chairman, was considering running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Illinois in 2014. He created an exploratory committee and even a draft website. However, today he announced he will not seek the office after all. The following was posted on the Randy Stufflebeam for U.S. Senate 2014 Facebook group today: Read more »

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Mar 03 2013

Illinois Daily Newspaper Covers Green Party State Convention, Election of Party Officers

Source: Ballot Access News

The Daily Illinoisan, a daily newspaper published in Carbondale, Illinois, has this story about the Green Party’s state convention held March 2. It is somewhat unusual for daily newspapers to cover minor party state conventions, especially in non-election periods.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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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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Feb 12 2013

Petition Challenge filed to Three Non-Major Party Candidates in Illinois Special U.S. House Election

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 11, only ten minutes before the challenge deadline, the petitions of three candidates for U.S. House (in the special election to fill the vacant Illinois 2nd district seat) were challenged. Petitions for the Green Party candidate, and two of the three independent candidates, were challenged. One independent candidate, Marcus Lewis, did not have his petition challenged. Lewis insists he and his campaign had nothing to do with the challenge.

The challenged candidates are Green Party nominee LeAlan Jones, and these two independent candidates: Curtiss Bey and Elizabeth Pahlke. The hearing on the challenges will probably be next week.

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Feb 08 2013

Illinois Bill to Reduce Number of Signatures for Independent Candidates, but Make Deadline Earlier

Source: Ballot Access News

Illinois Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) has introduced HB 1269, which substantially lowers the number of signatures needed for independent candidates. However, it makes the petition deadline earlier, and requires a shorter petitioning period.

Currently independent candidates for statewide office need 25,000 valid signatures, due in late June. The petition must be completed in the 90 days prior to the deadline. Independent candidates for district Read more »

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