Connecticut Senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) has introduced Proposed Bill 778, which cuts the number of signatures for statewide and U.S. House candidates, in the general election, down to 1,000 signatures. Current law requires 7,500 signatures for statewide candidates, and signatures equal to 1% for U.S. House candidates, which is always close to 3,000 signatures in midterm years and 2,400 in presidential years.… Read more ...
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(excerpt from) The Bristol Press
Measuring the influence of the Working Families Party on elections
by Scott Whipple / December 4, 2010
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Last Election Day, millions of voters nationwide frustrated with the current administration in Washington, voted Republican.
But not in Connecticut.
Here in The Land of Steady Habits, the Grand Old Party failed to pick up a single seat in Congress and fared almost as poorly in state elections.
from Ballot Access News
Political Parties Gain Qualified Status in Some States, Lose it in Others
November 2nd, 2010
Here is a partial rundown on whether various minor parties in various states either gained, kept, or lost qualified status, as a result of votes cast on November 2, 2010: [These are based on early returns.