Tag Archives: state legislature

Arizona Daily Star: ‘Independents Demand Reform of Legislature’

From the Arizona Daily Star via Third Party and Independent Daily:

As Arizona drowns in red ink, the state Legislature appears to be more ideological than pragmatic in dealing with the myriad problems facing our state. In a state where registered independent voters are the fastest growing political bloc (recently surpassing Democratic voters in numbers), not a single independent serves in the Legislature, and moderates of both major political parties are routinely beaten in primary elections by extreme conservative and liberal candidates.… Read more ...

Socialist Party USA: ‘Democracy in the Streets: Madison Mobilizes to Defeat the Anti-Labor Walker’

by Omar Mohamad, Socialist Party of South Central Wisconsin and Billy Wharton, co-chair Socialist Party USA:

The mass protests led by public employees unions in Madison, Wisconsin have been presented by some mainstream commentators as a labor’s last stand. They are not. They are a spark, a spark with the potential to create a new protest movement capable of revitalizing our unions, radicalizing student organizing and creating a space for democratic socialist politics.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘State Nullification: Requisite To Freedom’

Chuck Baldwin at ChuckBaldwinLive.com:

I was thrilled to see J.B. Williams report in NewsWithViews.com that the State of Montana has a broad-based State nullification bill currently proposed in its legislature. Derek Skees (R-Whitefish) is the State legislator who has introduced this much-needed legislation.

See the story at:

http://www.newswithviews.com:80/JBWilliams/williams130.htm

The fact is, Skees’ State Nullification bill is only one of several outstanding freedom-first bills that is currently before the Montana legislature.… Read more ...

Oregon Independent Party Legislative Nominee in November 2010 Set 80-Year Record

Ballot Access News:

On November 2, the Oregon Independent Party nominee for State Representative, 48th district, polled 42.71% of the vote in a two-person race against the incumbent Democrat. The Independent Party nominee was Jeff Caton, a professional financial planner. Although Oregon permits fusion, Caton was not the nominee of any party other than the Independent Party.… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian, Constitution Party legislative candidates beat records going back decades

Compiled from Ballot Access News:

Indiana Libertarian 2010 Legislative Candidate Set Record Going Back at Least 85 Years

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...

Kathleen Curry Still in Suspense over her Election Returns

Ballot Access News:

Kathleen Curry, Colorado’s only independent state legislator, still does not know if she won the election on write-in votes. The odds seem to suggest that she lost narrowly to her Democratic Party opponent, Roger Wilson. See this story.… Read more ...

Candidates endorsed by Pirate Party score in 20% range for US House, State Legislature in Oklahoma

TPID:

From the Oklahoma Pirate Party:

The Pirate Party of Oklahoma would like to take this opportunity to thank the candidates that have received our endorsements and congratulate them for standing up for democracy in Oklahoma. It takes courage to become involved in the political process, and these candidates endured hardships and time away from their families in order to bring choice to Oklahoma.

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Constitution Party 2010 Election Highlights

by Gary Odom
National Field Director
at constitutionparty.com

 
2010 Election
 
Brings Victories and Near Misses; Highlights
Progress And Reveals Challenges As The
Constitution Party Looks To The Future
 
 
Congratulations To Nevada…Again! 
 
In 2006, the Independent American Party, the Constitution Party’s state affiliate in Nevada elected two of its candidates to office.  This year it doubled up and elected four:three who were elected for the first time and one who who re-elected.Read more ...

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 ...

Maine Greens Applaud Passage of Instant Runoff Voting in Portland

By way of Green Party Watch:

MAINE GREENS CONGRATULATE CANDIDATES FOR RUNNING STRONG CAMPAIGNS, STRENGTHEN THE CALL FOR ELECTORAL REFORM

Maine Green Independent Party Candidates who ran for the office of state house and state senate ran strong campaigns, often finishing a close second in the race Tuesday night. Fred Horch, of Brunswick, ran a close second with 34% of the vote in District 66.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressives May Have Elected Seven State Legislators

H/T Ballot Access News:

Election Recap from the Vermont Progressive Party:

Vermont’s Progressives, largely avoided the lurch to the right witnessed across the country with Tuesday’s general election.

All five Progressive incumbents seeking re-election were returned to office. Brattleboro Representatives Sarah Edwards and Mollie Burke ran unopposed. This will be Mollie’s second term in Montpelier, and Sarah’s fifth, making her the senior member of the Progressive caucus.… Read more ...

Green Party: best showings in state legislative races

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Despite having a number of promising campaigns for state legislature in various states, Greens fell short of victory in every race – a few by painfully close margins. However, one former Green running for state legislature as an independent in Maine did win.

In Maine, Fred Horch of Brunswick finished with 34% in District 66, just 4 points (or 200 votes) behind the victorious Democrat.… Read more ...