Several gubernatorial races could see serious independent candidates

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Politico also highlights the candidacies of State Treasurer Tim Cahill in Massachusetts and former U.S. senator Lincoln Chafee in Rhode Island. In addition, the article mentions the possible gubernatorial candidacies of businessman Peter Vigue in Maine, former U.S. senator Dean Barkley in Minnesota, and Anthony Pollina of the Progressive Party in Vermont. In 2008, Pollina finished second in the race for governor with 21.8 percent of the vote, leading the Democratic nominee by 257 votes in a race won by incumbent Republican Jim Douglas. Douglas will be retiring at the end of his current term.

7 thoughts on “Several gubernatorial races could see serious independent candidates

  1. Dave Schwab

    The article fails to mention Rich Whitney, who drew over 10% of the vote as the Green candidate for IL governor in 2006 and is running again in 2010.

    It also fails to mention Lynne Williams, Green candidate for governor of Maine, even tho the last Green gubernatorial candidate took 10% of the vote in 2006. Instead, the article has this to say about Maine: “In Maine, where independent Angus King won two terms as governor in 1994 and 1998, Peter Vigue, a prominent construction company executive, is talking up a prospective independent bid.”

    The comment function on Politico isn’t working, making it hard to draw their attention to this large discrepancy in their coverage of third party candidates.

  2. Solomon Drek

    “In New Jersey, polls suggest independent Chris Daggett, “a moderate former Republican who once worked as deputy chief of staff to Gov. Tom Kean,” is “carving a sizable portion of voters” away from Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine.”

    I disagree about Daggett hurting Corzine. He may take away a few Democratic votes from Corzine, but more likely he will take moderate independent voters who would more likely have voted for Chris Christie.

    Recent polls show Christie’s numbers going down, Daggett’s numbers go up, and Corzine stays about the same.

  3. Danny S

    Polling has shown Daggett taking lots more Dems now than Republicans. Early on he took more Republicans.

    Although by “lots” I mean in the teens for Demcrat and 7% from republicans.

  4. And in the ether net ....

    members of Parliament and their prospective challengers are thronging onto social-networking sites with all the enthusiasm and grace of dads getting down on the dance floor.

    Their aim: to capture the elusive – and largely uninterested – youth vote when the country goes to the polls sometime before June 2010. With 79 of Britain’s 645 MPs currently using Twitter alongside almost 200 prospective parliamentary candidates and a raft of Westminster journalists and bloggers, digital politics has become as crowded and combustible as the analogue version. The latest conflagration – a battle between Conservative blogger Donal Blaney and a Twitter impostor

    via yahoonews and Don Lake

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