There are a number of former or current legislators this year running as Independents after leaving the Republican or Democratic parties. This article concerns another one, a sitting Republican legislator, who is now running as an Independent.
Ketchikan Representative Kyle Johansen has dropped out of the August Republican primary race. But he plans to run as an independent candidate in the November general election.
Mark Green is the Mayor of Union City, California, and is running as an Independent for the 20th District of the California Assembly. There are three Democrats and a Republican also running in the race. Green has also applied to, and become a finalist for, the appointment to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.… Read more ...
In November 2010, Alaska election officials determined that Lisa Murkowski had been re-elected to the U.S. Senate on write-in votes. Her Republican opponent, Joe Miller, then filed a lawsuit, arguing that the election tally erroneously included votes for Murkowski that were either invalid, or at least had been cast by voters who should not have been allowed to vote.… Read more ...
Indiana’s laws for independent candidates are some of the toughest in the nation. In 2000, Ralph Nader did not reach the two percent threshold to get on the ballot, though Pat Buchanan did (Nader, running as a write-in, actually won more votes than Buchanan won for being on the ballot).
A former Alaska Green Party candidate for Governor and longtime Native activist, is in her 18th day without food. Dessa Jacobson began fasting on February 8 and says she will not halt her fast until her three key demands are met.
Her demands include a company addressing mercury pollution, addressing the problem of domestic abuse in Alaska, and certain issues in the Native community. … Read more ...
That tally shows the Alaska Constitution Party with 3 registered voters.
Also in the tally:
185,517 Undeclared (no party declared)
81,221 Nonpartisan (no party affiliation)*
14,291 Alaskan Independence Party
1,647 Veterans Party
J.R. Myers, Acting Chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party was unanimously approved to fill a vacancy in CES Seat B at the regular monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Joint Operations Board for the Central Emergency Emergency Service Area Board of Directors in Soldotna.… Read more ...
On January 14, Alaska Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage) introduced HB 77, to provide for a top-two election system for state office and congress. The bill says that anyone who doesn’t qualify for the general election ballot may file as a declared write-in candidate for the November election, even if that person ran in the primary and didn’t place first or second.… Read more ...
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of likely primary voters say they are at least somewhat likely to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee.