…Winning an election as a major party nominee is surely satisfying; capturing the seat because tens of thousands of people made the effort to write in one’s name [as Senator Lisa Murkowski did] is exhilarating.
A general question for all our readers: what results do you predict in this Tuesday’s elections? Your replies can cover any state, all alternative party and independent candidates, ballot propositions, and, since Wayne Root opened the door, feel free to prognosticate the Democrats’ and Republicans’ chances as well.
Have at ’em in the comments, but remember: anything you say can be used in a future IPR post.… Read more ...
One is tempted to blame the tardiness of these comments on the matter of age, having just turned 81. But let’s not use false excuses – it was a combination of a trip to California combined with a computer which had to be taken in for servicing (thanks to Carmen Trotta and Bruce Cronin for their help), which delayed writing this important election eve piece.… Read more ...
(excerpt from) Long Island Press
Cuomo Accepts Working Families Party Endoresment
By Associated Press on September 12th, 2010
Democrat Andrew Cuomo is accepting the endorsement of the left-leaning Working Families Party in his run to be New York’s next governor…
The party in a written statement is backing Cuomo’s platform in which he promises to cut state spending and confront special interests including those backing the Working Families Party…
Note from KW: In New York State, there are three “classes” of parties: The major parties – The Democrats and Republicans – who are automatic ballot status, and split control of the Board of Elections; Automatic Ballot status parties (such as Working Families Party) who earn and retain each four years the right to run candidates more easily; and “independent political parties”, such as The Libertarian Party in New York, who have some history and rights as a party, but do not have automatic ballot status (unless and until they earn it at the next Governor’s race by getting 50,000 votes).… Read more ...
Email from Jim Burns, a Libertarian for President 2012:
Do you want Senator Harry Reid defeated?
You can take action that will increase the
chances that Reid will not be re-elected.
No matter how much money Sharron Angle
spends there are some votes that she will not
receive. However, if someone else who is on
the ballot makes a different appeal, they may
receive votes that otherwise would have gone
to Reid: especially, if the appeal is directed at
people who are not conservative.… Read more ...
By Chuck Baldwin, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate:
The elections of 2008 (and the early elections of 2010) produced two significant phenomena: the “Ron Paul Revolution,” and the “Tea Party Movement.” And, mark it down: both of them will have profound effects upon the upcoming November elections–and upon the 2012 elections as well.… Read more ...