Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

Randy Brogdon Loses Republican Primary for OK Governor

Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon lost in his bid to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee today. From the National Journal:

Rep./ex-LG Mary Fallin (R-OK) won the OK GOV GOP primary in convincing fashion, easily defeating state Sen. Randy Brogdon (R). The AP called the race for Fallin with 35% of precincts reporting; she collected 59% of the vote.

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Independent Green Party of Virginia endorses candidates for all eleven Virginia US House seats

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

11 Indy Green endorsee/nominees for congress lead by doing. Thanks to the Indy Greens and their allies, who collected thousands of signatures to get on the ballot, every Virginian will have a third option for congress this year. They have a record number of congressional candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Washington State Independent Schalk Leonard: ‘About the Democrats and Republicans’

Article emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Washington State Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Schalk Leonard:

Americans are growing in many, many ways. Our knowledge, our tolerance, our sense of justice, our capacity to act with courage, and our awareness of the world around us and how it is interrelated – in all of these ways we are making enormous progress above and beyond the standards set by our predecessors.… Read more ...

North Carolina State Supreme Court to hear Libertarian-Green challenge to ballot access laws

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner

The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Libertarian Party et al vs. The State of North Carolina, et al Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. This is the party’s challenge to the constitutionality of North Carolina’s ballot access laws.

The lawsuit filed in September 2005 claims North Carolina’s ballot access restrictions violate the state constitution, which guarantees that all elections shall be free and that with very few restrictions every voter shall be eligible for election by the people to office.… Read more ...

Alaskan Independence Party and Alaska Libertarian Party cross-endorse

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

In an historic and bold move, a new bipartisan coalition has been
formed in Alaska for election 2010, at least in the battle for four
seats in the Alaska Legislature, including that of Speaker of the House.
The Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) and the Alaska Libertarian Party
(ALP) have both agreed to endorse and support each others candidates for the Alaska Legislature this year.… Read more ...

SC: Green Party Senate Candidate Sees Opportunity in Democrat Greene’s Nomination

From the Post and Courier via TPID:

Will the controversial U.S. Senate candidacy of Democrat Alvin Greene open the door for the Green Party? Tom Clements hopes so. Clements decided to enter the race as a Green Party candidate before he knew who the Democrats would put up to face incumbent Republican Sen.… Read more ...

Hawkins (G-NY) Calls for at Least 50% Cut in NYS Millitary Spending, Invest Peace Dividend in Jobs & Clean Energy

On The Wilder Side:

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates.
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Oklahoma Green Party endorses Dr. Edward Shadid for OK State House

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of Oklahoma has voted to endorse Dr. Edward Shadid for Oklahoma State House District 85. Because Oklahoma has the most restrictive and discriminatory ballot access laws in the nation, Shadid is running as an independent with Green support. From OKGP:

On July 25, 2010, following the GPOK’s 9th Annual State Convention, the Cooperative Council of the GPOK met.

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Uncovered Politics ‘Oddball’: Pro-Life (formerly named Marvin Richardson)

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

Today’s oddball in the spotlight is Pro-Life.

Yes, that’s the man’s name.

Marvin Richardson legally changed his name to “Pro-Life” after an Idaho court refused to allow him to be listed on the ballot with the label in a 2006 race for Governor as the Constitution Party candidate.

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PA-15: Republican Charlie Dent accuses Independent Jake Towne of antisemitism


In Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, incumbent Republican Charlie Dent is growing ever more desperate, and apparently ever more hysterical, in his attempts to keep independent Jake Towne out of any and all debates. Jon Geeting has been following the story in detail at the Lehigh Valley Independent blog. On Sunday Geeting reported:

Charlie Dent really does not want to debate Jake Towne.

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Oregon Pacific Green Party nominating convention July 31

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Oregon Pacific Green Party will hold its final nominating convention of 2010 on Saturday 31 July at the Metanoia Peace House in Portland, where the party will nominate candidates for elected office, including US Senate. Details can be found on facebook.… Read more ...

Mary Norwood Gets No Relief From Deadline in State Court

Ballot Access News:

On July 27, a lower state court in Georgia ruled that the deadline for paying the fiing fee must be complied with strictly. Therefore, Mary Norwood is off the ballot as an independent candidate for Chair of the Fulton County Commission. The petition deadline was July 13, and she complied with that.… Read more ...