Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:
April 15, 2015. Commerce, OK. (ONN) The Veterans Party of America made history last week. The young new political party notched its first-ever election victory with an overwhelming win in the race for Mayor of Commerce, Oklahoma on April 7. Michael Hart, the VPA candidate and also the incumbent Mayor, won easily with nearly three-times as many votes as his establishment party challenger. Veterans Party leaders vow that this is only the first of many election victories to come.
Odd year municipal elections across America, like those that occurred last week, are typically ‘non-partisan’, meaning only names are listed on the ballot and not political party designations. Half the candidates usually keep their party affiliation secret, so as not to disenfranchise half the electorate. But the other half of the candidates around the country openly embrace and promote their party membership while running for a non-partisan office. That was the case for incumbent Mayor Michael Hart who openly touted and embraced his switch to the Veterans Party before his re-election to a third term last week.