Frank MacKay is the Chairman of the NY Independence Party. MacKay has also been a leading figure in recent attempts to get the Independence Party to go national (though, based on the national web-site, that effort seems halted.)
In New York State, there is fusion. So, a major party candidate can also appear on the ballot line of an alternative party or independent body. Below are two stories from Elizabeth Benjamin’s Daily News blog about major party candidates who are enjoying third party support.
On May 23, Frances Villar announced the start of her campaign to be mayor of New York City as a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. She is 26 years old, a mother of two, and a student at a local university.
The announcement was made at an event called “Billionaires, your time is up – and we don’t just mean Bloomberg.”
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Challenging Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the richest man in New York, Villar continued, “We need a new kind of politics!
Sunday, June 7, 2009, in Sweden are elections for the European Union parliament. (The EU election date for other countries varies.) One of the newer parties vying for a seat at the table is the “Feminist Initiative” (FI!), a party which includes men and women putting forth a feminist platform.… Read more ...