A majority of Republicans said for the first time that a third party was needed in American politics, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
Fifty-two percent of Republicans, and an even stronger number of Tea Party supporters, support the creation of a major, third political party, underscoring the occasional tensions between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment.… Read more ...
From CounterPunch (read the whole thing here):
On the evening of May 4, a day before he was to join dozens of billionaires convened by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in Phoenix, Arizona to discuss how they might spend over half their wealth for “good works,” media entrepreneur, peace advocate and environmentalist, Ted Turner joined another billionaire, Peter B.
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From the Associated Press:
Three candidates running for New York’s open upstate congressional seat will debate for the first time next week.
Democrat Kathleen Hochul (HOH’-kuhl), Republican Jane Corwin and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis will meet in Buffalo May 12.
They and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy are competing in the 26th District vacated by Republican Christopher Lee…An April Siena College poll showed Corwin leading Hochul 36 percent to 31 percent.
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from Ballot Access News
Green Party Member Elected to Oklahoma City Council Last Month
May 8th, 2011
Dr. Edward Shadid, 43, a spinal surgeon, was elected to the city council of Oklahoma City on April 5, 2011. The election was non-partisan. He had run for the legislature as a Green Party nominee in 2010, and had polled 10.5% in a race against a Democrat and a Republican.… Read more ...