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Prognosticators Suggest Constitution Party of Oregon Will Have Effect On Statewide Elections

In Oregon’s governor’s race there Constitution Party in 2006 scored around 50,000 votes, or 3.6%, with Mary Starrett at the helm. In the US Senate race in 2008, the Constitution Party candidate–Dave Brownlow–racked up over 92,000 votes for a total of 5.24%. This track record has lead some prognosticators to suggest that the Constitution Party of Oregon will have a major effect on the outcome of November’s statewide elections.… Read more ...

Independent and alternative party candidates play key role in four US Senate races still to be decided

According to CNN

Although Democrats gained a decisive majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, their hopes are fading for a filibuster-proof 60 seats.

Four hotly contested Senate races hang in the balance: Alaska, Georgia, Minnesota and Oregon.

Democrats needed to add nine seats to their current caucus of 51 (49 Democrats and two independents allied with them) to gain enough of a majority to push legislation through the Senate unimpeded.

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Oregon Constitution Party probably tips U.S. Senate race

Posted at Ballot Access News

Only three candidates were on the ballot for the Oregon U.S. Senate race, nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Constitution Party. It appears likely that the Constitution Party tipped the outcome in this race. Although the votes counted (as of 2:30 pm Pacific time) show Gordon Smith (Republican) leading, the vast bulk of uncounted votes are from Multnomah County, which includes Portland and is very Democratic-leaning.

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Minor party candidates in Oregon

If you notice any errors, please list them in the comments. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments. If you want to compile a list for your own state, please post it in the comments. Thanks to commenter Fanta for both this list and and the Alaska list.… Read more ...

US Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR) attacks Constitution Party challenger David Brownlow in paid TV ads

Oregon Live reports

Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., surprised his opponents Friday by launching a TV ad that – in addition to criticizing his Democratic opponent, Jeff Merkley – also attacked Constitution Party candidate David Brownlow.

Brownlow is a little-known industrial automation salesman who has spent virtually nothing on his campaign. But polls suggest he could be getting as much as 8 percent of the vote, and there is apparently fear in the Smith camp that many of those votes may be coming from conservatives who would otherwise support the Republican senator.

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Constitution Party candidate for Senate polling in the high single digits

Dave Brownlow, who is running for Oregon’s open Senate seat on the Constitution Party ticket, is polling at 7% in a recent SurveyUSA poll. In late September, Brownlow polled at 8%, but that is a difference which falls into the margin of error of +/-4.1%. Brownlow’s Democratic opponent showed 46% support in this most recent poll, and the Republican incumbent showed 41% support.… Read more ...

Brownlow could play spoiler in Oregon U.S. Senate race

Oregon Constitution Party U.S. Senate nominee Dave Brownlow “could influence the outcome” of the race, the AP reports. Pollster Tim Hibbitts said, “It’s a very close race, and Brownlow is probably going to at least pull four or five percent of the vote.” While Brownlow “insists he’s not running as a spoiler,” he said it “wouldn’t break his heart if he ended up drawing votes away” from Republican incumbent Gordon Smith.… Read more ...

Brownlow calls earmarks a diversionary tactic

Clackamas, OR – DAVE BROWNLOW, Candidate for U.S. Senate, calls the sudden appearance of Earmarks on the campaign trail nothing but a diversionary tactic.

BROWNLOW said, “Here we go again. The moment Republicans start to smell electoral trouble closing in on them, they begin condemning the obvious spending outrages like the ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ (which Gordon Smith voted to fund) in order to maintain the fiction that they are the party of smaller government.

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CP’s Brownlow at four percent in Oregon U.S. Senate poll

A Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall poll of 500 registered Oregon voters conducted September 11-14 (+/- 4.4%) finds Constitution Party candidate Dave Brownlow at four percent in the state’s U.S. Senate race. Incumbent Republican Gordon Smith leads Democrat Jeff Merkley 42% to 39%.… Read more ...

Constitution Party candidate for Oregon Senate seat criticizes McCain/Palin foreign policy

Dave Brownlow criticized Sarah Palin’s unpreparedness and “dangerous” intention to expand NATO in a recent press release. Brownlow also calls for NATO to be disbanded, saying that “whatever usefulness NATO may once have had is long gone.” He went on to criticize the Obama/Biden ticket for not offering a true alternative to these positions.… Read more ...

Oregon’s Dave Brownlow criticizes Obama’s selection of Biden

Earlier this week, the Libertarian Party issued an email criticizing Barack Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as his running mate. Among the reasons given for Biden being a bad choice were his opposition to English as a national language, his support for equal treatment under the law for gun manufacturers (a view former LP presidential candidate Ron Paul shares), and his opposition to energy socialism in ANWR.… Read more ...

The top 10 of 2008: #10-6

I have spent the last couple of days compiling information on the top 10 independent or third-party candidates in the country in 2008. For obvious reasons, this list had to have very specific criterion, otherwise it would have been far too expansive and far too hard to rank. So this list is specifically for candidates vying for federal or state-wide office, excepting the Presidential or Vice-Presidential candidates.… Read more ...