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Colorado Constitution Party Prepares for Major-Party Status Following Tancredo’s Run for Governor

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From Denver Westword:

By inching over 10 percent of the vote last Tuesday, Dan Maes saved the Colorado Republican Party from the humiliation of falling to minor-party status. But while Tom Tancredo didn’t win the race, his 30 percent-plus of the vote elevated the American Constitution Party to a major Colorado party.

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Indianapolis Star: Secretary of State race may give Libertarians 10% for major party status

Carrie Ritchie at the Indianapolis Star:

As the polls close today, Libertarians are hoping that their secretary of state candidate might have garnered a big enough portion of the vote to turn them into a major political party.

Mike Wherry would have to get at least 10 percent of the vote, which might be a long shot, but the party hoped to pick up a few votes after allegations of voter fraud against Republican candidate Charlie White came to light, said Chris Spangle, executive director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana.… Read more ...

KS: Libertarian and Reform Parties Aim for Major Party Status

From the Kansas City Star via TPID:

With so many citizens fed up with both Democrats and Republicans this year, third-party candidates in Kansas hope protest votes will push them into the big leagues.

Some observers think the Libertarian or Reform parties have a real chance of winning 5 percent of the vote statewide, which would give them major-party status in the state and more access to debates.

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