Minor party candidates across the country

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News has generously allowed us to reproduce part of his newsletter because it relates to the “Minor party candidates in…” series of posts I have been doing. Here is information regarding minor parties across the United States:

U.S. HO– USE OF REPRESENTATIVES NOMINEES ON THE BALLOT

# seats

Dem.

Rep.

Lib’t.

Green

Consti.

SocWk

other(1)

other(2)

indp.

Ala

7

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Alas

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Ariz

8

8

8

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

Ark

4

3

1

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

Cal

53

51

46

20

5

2

0

5

0

2

Colo

7

7

7

1

1

3

0

1

0

0

Ct

5

5

5

1

5

0

0

1

0

0

Del

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

D.C.

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Fla

25

25

22

0

0

1

0

1

0

10

Ga

13

13

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hi

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

Id

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ill

19

19

18

0

10

0

0

0

0

0

Ind

9

9

9

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Iowa

5

5

5

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

Kan

4

4

4

4

0

0

0

4

0

0

Ky

6

5

6

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

La

7

5

6

1

1

0

0

0

0

5

Maine

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Md

8

8

8

8

1

1

0

0

0

0

Mass

10

10

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Mich

15

15

14

15

12

7

0

0

0

1

Minn

8

8

8

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

Miss

4

4

4

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

Mo

9

9

8

7

0

8

0

0

0

0

Mont

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Neb

3

3

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

Nev

3

3

3

3

2

3

0

0

0

1

N H

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

N Jer

13

13

12

1

4

0

1

1

0

13

N Mex

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

N York

29

29

27

1

1

0

1

5

3

1

No C

13

13

13

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

No D

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ohio

18

18

18

4

1

0

0

0

0

1

Okla

5

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Ore

5

5

3

2

5

4

0

1

0

0

Penn

19

19

18

1

1

5

0

0

0

2

R I

2

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

So C

6

6

6

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

So D

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Tenn

9

9

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

12

Tex
Te

32

26

30

29

0

0

0

0

0

2

Utah

3

3

3

2

0

3

0

0

0

0

Vt

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

3

Va

11

11

9

1

0

0

0

2

0

1

Wash

9

9

9

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

W Va

3

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wis

8

7

7

2

0

2

0

0

0

2

Wyo

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

436

422

393

127

58

41

3

28

4

65

See page six for a list of the parties in the “Other” columns.

STATE LEGISLATIVE NOMINEES ON THE BALLOT

# seats

Dem.

Rep.

Lib’t.

Green

Consti.

WkFam

other(1)

other(2)

indp.

Alas

50

47

40

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

Ariz

90

74

74

5

4

0

0

0

0

1

Ark

118

94

45

0

6

0

0

0

0

6

Cal

100

96

95

20

1

0

0

5

0

1

Colo

84

80

77

4

1

2

0

1

0

0

Ct

187

168

136

1

5

6

3

1

0

12

Del

51

47

38

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fla

140

101

105

0

5

1

0

1

0

10

Ga

236

133

158

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

Hi

35

35

33

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Id

105

69

96

4

0

2

0

0

0

2

Ill

157

130

98

0

14

0

0

0

0

0

Ind

125

104

104

17

0

0

0

0

0

3

Iowa

125

113

108

2

1

0

0

0

0

7

Kan

165

133

141

18

0

0

0

4

0

0

Ky

119

92

64

1

0

1

0

0

0

4

Maine

186

184

165

0

9

0

0

0

0

9

Mass

200

188

48

0

1

0

0

0

0

20

Mich

110

110

101

32

7

9

0

0

0

3

Minn

134

134

134

0

3

0

0

4

0

2

Mo

180

153

126

10

0

8

0

0

0

4

Mont

125

114

110

2

0

9

0

0

0

2

Nev

52

48

50

6

0

24

0

0

0

1

N H

424

399

371

5

0

0

0

0

0

6

N Mex

112

88

69

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

N York

212

192

164

0

0

0

13

5

3

0

No C

170

135

121

20

0

0

0

0

0

1

No D

69

69

65

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ohio

115

99

105

4

1

0

0

0

0

4

Okla

125

96

96

1

0

0

0

0

0

3

Ore

75

67

46

3

1

0

0

1

0

0

Penn

228

179

168

5

4

2

0

0

0

7

R I

113

106

64

0

0

0

0

0

0

16

So C

170

100

123

1

1

3

0

0

0

1

So D

105

101

102

0

0

3

0

0

0

7

Tenn

115

80

80

1

0

0

0

0

0

15

Tex
Te

165

121

121

96

0

0

0

0

0

0

Utah

90

85

90

8

0

41

0

0

0

0

Vt

180

156

124

2

0

1

0

1

1

20

Wash

124

114

99

1

1

0

0

0

0

3

W Va

117

108

74

0

2

1

0

1

0

1

Wis

115

104

88

5

0

0

0

0

0

6

Wyo

75

41

62

4

0

0

0

0

0

1

TOTAL

5,773

4,887

4,378

279

67

113

16

22

4

183

The states not mentioned do not have any partisan regularly-scheduled legislative elections this year.

Washington is treated as though it does have partisan legislative elections; candidates who “Prefer” a party are deemed to be nominees of such parties. If two candidates “prefer” the same party in a single district, that counts as one nominee.

Parties in the “Other(1)” column are: Alaska, Alaskan Independence; Cal., Peace & Freedom; Ct., Independent Party; Delaware, Independent Party; Fla., British Reform Sectarian; Hi., Independent Party; Mass., Socialist Workers; Minn., Independence Party; N.Y., Independence; Oregon, Independent Party; Pa., Reform; R.I., Socialist; S.C., United Citizens; Vt., Progressive. Parties in the “Other(2)” column are: Ct., Connecticut for Lieberman; Del., Blue Enigma; Mass., Veterans; N.Y., Conservative; Vt., Liberty Union. For more about this chart, see page six.

2008 BALLOT STATUS FOR PRESIDENT

Bob Barr, Libertarian: 94.6% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in all jurisdictions except Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. His label is “Libertarian” in all states except Alabama, South Dakota, and Tennessee. He has write-in status in D.C. and Maine.

Ralph Nader, independent: 85.2% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in all jurisdictions except Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. His label is “Independent” in most states. In California, Iowa, and Utah, it is “Peace and Freedom.” In Colorado it is “unaffiliated; in Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, and New Mexico it is “Independent Party”; in Florida it is “Ecology”; in Michigan it is “Natural Law”; in Nebraska and South Carolina it is “By petition”; in Ohio he has no label; in Oregon “Peace Party”. He has write-in status everywhere he is not on the ballot, except in Oklahoma.

Cynthia McKinney, Green: 70.5% of the voters will see her name on ballots. She is on in all jurisdictions except Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming. Her label is whatever the Green Party’s normal label in each state is, except that her label is “independent” in Tennessee. She has write-in status in all the places she isn’t on the ballot, except for Oklahoma and South Dakota.

Chuck Baldwin, Constitution: 59.8% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on the ballot in all jurisdictions except Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. His label is Constitution, except that it is independent in Alabama and Tennessee; “Alaskan Independence” in Alaska; “Reform” in Kansas, “U.S. Taxpayers” in Michigan, “Nebraska Party” in Nebraska, “Independent American” in Nevada; and “Independent Green” in Virginia. He has write-in status everywhere he isn’t on the ballot except for North Carolina and Oklahoma.

Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism and Liberation: 26.8% of the voters will see her name on ballots. She is on the ballot in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Her label is “Socialism and Liberation”, except that it is “Party For Socialism and Liberation” in Florida, Iowa, Utah, and Wisconsin. She did not file for write-in status in any state.

Socialist Workers Party: 25.0% of the voters will see either of the party’s two presidential candidates’ names on the ballot. Those two candidates are Roger Calero, who is not a citizen, and his stand-in, James Harris. The ballot label is always “Socialist Workers.” Calero is on in Delaware, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. Harris is on in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, and Washington. Harris is a qualified write-in candidate in California.

Brian Moore, Socialist: 21.5% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin. His label is “Socialist” except it is “independent” in Tennessee, and Liberty Union in Vermont. He filed for write-in status in Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

Alan Keyes, America’s Independent Party: 18.1% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in California (American Independent), Colorado (America’s Independent Party) and Florida (America’s Independent Party). He has write-in status in Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and Utah.

Charles Jay, Boston Tea Party: 10.0% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in Colorado, Florida, and Tennessee (“independent”). He has write-in status in Arizona, Montana, and Utah.

Gene Amondson, Prohibition: 9.6% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in Colorado, Florida, and Louisiana. The label is always “Prohibition”. He does not have write-in status anywhere.

Tom Stevens, Objectivist: 8.0% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is on in Colorado and Florida. He does not have write-in status anywhere.

Richard Duncan, Independent: 4.6% of the voters will see his name on ballots. He is only on in Ohio.

John Joseph Polachek, New Party: 4.3% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in Illinois.

Jeffrey Boss, Vote Here Party: 3.0% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in New Jersey.

Jeffrey Wamboldt, We the People: 2.5% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in Wisconsin.

Ron Paul: 2.0% of the voters will see his name. He is on in Louisiana as “Louisiana Taxpayers” and in Montana as the Constitution party nominee. He has write-in status in California.

Jonathan Allen, HeartQuake ’08: 1.7% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in Colorado, and has write-in status in Arizona, Georgia, Montana, and Texas.

Bradford Lyttle, U.S. Pacifist: 1.7% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in Colorado.

Frank McEnulty, New American Independent: 1.7% of the voters will see his name. He is on in Colorado, as “unaffiliated.”

Ted Weill, Reform Party. .9% of the voters will see his name. He is only on in Mississippi.

George Phillies: .6% of the voters will see his name. He is on in New Hampshire with the label “Libertarian.”

Once again, thank you to Richard Winger for letting us reproduce this. I will also continue to give the specifics of those local races along with websites.

3 thoughts on “Minor party candidates across the country

  1. Sivarticus

    I believe the Independence Party of MN has two candidates on the ballot for the House this year. I didn’t see them noted in the Minnesota slot of above, so I thought I would mention it. MN-3 is really the only House district with a noticable third party presence this year (Barkley for Senate aside). The IP is running a pretty effective candidate there, and I hear the Constitution Party has a write-in as well.

    Speaking of the Independence Party, Dean Barkley released his first and only TV ad today:

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=X74KuyGzKzo

  2. richardwinger

    The Minnesota Independence Party candidates for US House are in the “Other” column, as noted in the note below explaining which parties are in each of the two “other parties” columns. It’s all clearer in the paper edition.

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