US Senate candidate John Mertens gains ballot line in CT

John Mertens gained the ballot line of the Connecticut for Lieberman party in his bid to represent Connecticut in the US Senate.  He sent the following press release to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

John Mertens became the first candidate in the country to earn a 2010 ballot line for U.S. Senate at the Connecticut for Lieberman Party statewide caucus yesterday evening in Hartford, Connecticut.

Mertens is a West Hartford resident and a Professor of Engineering at Trinity College. He is also seeking the nominations of the Independent Party, The Green Party, and the Libertarian Party.

Mertens earned the U.S. Senate nomination with 52 votes. Peter R. Anderson of Bozrah, Connecticut received 2 votes. Two candidates were nominated to run for state representative: John Kilian for the 20th district (West Hartford) in a 23-0 vote, and Peter Votto for the 90th district (Cheshire) in a 50-0 vote. Full results of the caucus are available on the CFL website: www.CTforLieberman.org

Dr. Mertens was also re-elected as chair of the CFL in a 25-0 vote. He was seen in television commercials throughout Connecticut in December criticizing Joe Lieberman, and has been instrumental in developing the CFL platform: anti-war, anti-corruption, and sustainable fiscal, social and environmental policies.

He presents 30 detailed position statements and solutions to long-term problems on his website: www.Mertens2010.com, where he claims to offer “calm, intelligent, non-partisan problem solving.”

8 thoughts on “US Senate candidate John Mertens gains ballot line in CT

  1. Libervention Price Club

    Neither the Green nor Libertarian parties have endorsed Mertens, nor is there any real chance they will.

  2. Ross Levin Post author

    Well, he said he’s seeking their endorsement. He’s only gotten one so far, but he will be on the ballot because of it, apparently.

  3. Libervention Price Club

    There’s no “so far” to it. Greens and Libertarians have no interest in his candidacy.

  4. citizen1

    The Independent Party will most likely endorse him whether or not they petition to give him a second ballot line is in question. The two parties have work closely in the past.

  5. Don Lake .......... More Insanity

    As I use to tell my guys in the military,

    ‘follow me folks, I’m right behind behind you!’

    Running against Lieberman, a supposedly
    serious consideration for GOP fake war hero
    Blame McClain running mate in P2008, under
    the CFL banner!

    [and ‘things’ are better for non Democans and
    non Republicrats ???????? ‘Independent Party’ as in the ‘money for access’ Frank MacKay and the ‘fake reform’ move ment of the New York Independence Party ??????????]

    [citizen1 // Jan 15, 2010:
    “Independent Party will most likely endorse him whether or not they petition to give him a second ballot line is in question. The two parties have work closely in the past.”]

    Says who, Mister Mystery Man, says who ?????? And such a long glorious ‘past’! Steer manure, especically any where near the
    dysfunctional deform reform movement,
    comes in so many flavors!

    ……….. and the nominee for the Jody Foster
    ‘Making It Up As We Go Along’ award ……..

  6. Don Lake .......... More Insanity

    citizen1 // Jan 15, 2010:
    “Independent Party will most likely endorse him whether or not they petition to give him a second ballot line is in question. The two parties have work closely in the past.”

    Says who, Mystery Person 1, says who! And what a looooooooooong glorious past for an Anti Lieberman, Lieberman Party. Their motto: “Follow us guys, we are right behind you!”

    ……… and ‘things’ are so much better for non Democans and non Republicrats in the ‘tens’! Yeah, right, sure!

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