Tag Archives: Connecticut for Lieberman Party

Drive-By Media: “The strange journey of the Connecticut For Lieberman Party is coming to an end”

The Hartford Advocate reports on the pending demise of a statewide party:

The Connecticut For Lieberman Party, perhaps the most chameleon-like political organization in state history, this week staged what is likely to be its penultimate annual caucus.

“Once we’re 100 percent sure Joe Lieberman is retired, we will allow it to die,” said the party’s current chairman and very unsuccessful U.S.… Read more ...

U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens alerted about misleading phone polls by Linda McMahon

A press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has received reports of phone polls conducted for Linda McMahon that misinform voters about their choices on the ballot. West Hartford resident Giovanni Ciriani has received multiple calls from a phone number attributed to the McMahon campaign (203-413-5265 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              203-413-5265      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) that follow a script stating that Chris Dodd is retiring from his Senate seat, and asking if Mr.

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US Senate candidate John Mertens gains ballot line in CT

John Mertens gained the ballot line of the Connecticut for Lieberman party in his bid to represent Connecticut in the US Senate.  He sent the following press release to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

John Mertens became the first candidate in the country to earn a 2010 ballot line for U.S. Senate at the Connecticut for Lieberman Party statewide caucus yesterday evening in Hartford, Connecticut.Read more ...

Connecticut newspaper profiles state’s alternative parties

Connecticut’s Greenwich Time has a Sunday feature on alternative parties in the state. The article says “only 0.2 percent of all registered voters are enrolled in ‘other’ parties, compared with the 44 percent who are unaffiliated with any party. The Democrats have 33.7 percent of the total registered voters in the state, and the Republicans 22 percent.” The state recognizes “at least 10 different political parties.… Read more ...

Mertens seeks backing of four parties in Connecticut U.S. Senate bid

John Mertens, an engineering professor at Hartford’s Trinity College, has entered the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, and is seeking the backing of a number of parties. Mertens heads the Connecticut For Lieberman Party, which was Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s vehicle in seeking reelection in 2006 after losing the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont.… Read more ...

Minor party candidates in Connecticut

If you notice any errors, please list them in the comments. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comments. If you want to compile a list for your own state, please post it in the comments. You can view the complete list of Connecticut candidates here, at the Secretary of State’s website.… Read more ...

Libertarian, Constitution Parties are the only nationally organized parties with more legislative nominees in 2008 than in 2006

According to Ballot Access News

The Democratic, Republican, Green, Reform, and Socialist Parties have fewer state legislative nominees on the ballot this year than they did in 2006. However, the Libertarian and Constitution Parties have more legislative nominees on the ballot this year, compared to 2006. Also, the Socialist Workers Party has the same number (one) on the ballot for state legislature this year as in 2006.

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