Tag Archives: Socialist Workers

Election Results for Labor Party, and Socialist Action Party

Ballot Access News:

In 2010, two very old political parties that had never appeared on the ballot in a partisan election finally decided to enter a partisan race. The Labor Party placed Brett Bursey on the South Carolina ballot for state representative, 69th district. He ran against a Democrat and a Republican and polled 442 votes, 3.1%.… Read more ...

Papa John Kolstad, IRV and Pizza

While the mainstream news reports on Papa John’s pizza, and its founder’s retrieved Camaro, the political world has been percolating the story about a unique, independent candidate running for Mayor of Minneapolis, who happens to be called “Papa John.” Papa John Kolstad received his nickname as a blues singer. He will be running on the ballot name “Independent Civic Leader”.… Read more ...

Mayor candidate Naked Cowboy receives press in Canada

Thank you to Elizabeth Benjamin who posted the link on her daily round-up at the Daily Politics.

(excerpt from) Edmonton Sun
Naked ambition
N.Y. icon reveals his mayoral campaign brief

…”I’m already mayor,” the Naked Cowboy said. “I’ve been in Times Square for 10 years representing the city of New York around the world.

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NYC Mayor Race Round-Up

The article below by Elizabeth Benjamin at the Daily News reports a list of candidates who have already filed for Mayor on independent/non-automatic-ballot-status-third-party lines, and notes that petitions are expected from Green Party candidate Reverend Billy (William Talen). The article does not mention the Libertarian Party candidate, Joseph Dobrian, whose website does not mention the petition drive and who does not have a lot of coverage in news or blog searches on the web.… Read more ...

Socialist vote for Mayor of Los Angeles reaches record high

from Ballot Access News
Socialist Vote for Los Angeles Mayor in 2009 is Highest Since Before World War II

June 12th, 2009

Los Angeles elects its Mayor in the spring of the odd years that follow presidential election years. The Socialist Workers Party has run a candidate for Mayor in all Los Angeles elections, starting in 1945, except that it didn’t run in 1997.… Read more ...