Tag Archives: Conservative Party

Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:
http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-freedom-party-adopts-platform.html

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

The fate of New York’s cross-endorsing parties

Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that the New York Taxpayers Party will probably not qualify for a ballot line:

In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very hard to collect such information and report it.

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NY Conservative Party: Judicial Race win; US House candidate gets 6% despite suspending campaign

Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that Doug Hoffman got 6% as a Conservative Party candidate in NY-23, despite suspending his campaign before the election. Just as in the special election in 2009, Hoffman’s votes represented more than the margin of victory. Democrat Bill Owens won both elections.

And, in the race for Suffolk County Family Court judge, Conservative Bernard C.… Read more ...

Conservative Party of New York State Launches Statwide TV Ads

cpnys.org:

Conservative Party State Chairman, Mike Long, today unveiled a statewide TV ad campaign designed to remind voters “It means more when you vote on the Conservative Party line for Carl Paladino.”

“There is something going on in the country, and right here in New York, that the politicians just don’t understand.… Read more ...

Update on Florida Tea Party candidate Peg Dunmire: debate, endorsements from Libertarian and Conservative Parties

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Candidates in Crucial Race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District to Meet for Debate on Oct. 27

“Showdown on the I-4 Corridor” will be last chance to see candidates in joint appearance before election

Orlando, Fla. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Candidates in the hotly contested race for Florida’s 8th Congressional District seat will meet in a debate on Oct.… Read more ...

In NY: Setback for Conservative Party and Working Families Party

The full decision is posted as a pdf at Ballot Access News: here.

(excerpt from) Newsday
Court ruling a mutual setback for Conservatives, Working Families

by Dan Janison

Two ideological foes — the Conservative Party and Working Families Party — found common ground recently by jointly suing to change one of the aspects of the new voting system.

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NY Libertarian, Green Gubernatorial Candidates Call on Paladino and Cuomo to Agree to Open Debates

Polls Show Majority of Voters Want a Third Party Alternative

The Green and Libertarian Parties candidates for Governor joined together today in calling for any debates to be open to all ballot qualified candidates. To exclude them would be a subversion of the basic principles of democracy that the major parties pay lip service to.… Read more ...

NY Conservative Party names Carl Paladino its gubernatorial candidate

(excerpt from) NY Daily News
by Celeste Katz / September 29, 2010 4:44 PM

The state Conservative Party just okayed Republican Carl Paladino as their gubernatorial candidate in a voice vote, our Glenn Blain reports.

The vote came after Paladino’s former GOP primary rival, ex-Rep.Rick Lazio, withdrew from the race this week…

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Rick Lazio drops out of NY Governor race, from his spot on the Conservative Party ballot

About 12:30 today via Capital Tonight‘s Twitter: “Lazio officially drops out of Gubernatorial Race”.

Ballot line concern from NY1: “The Conservative Party has until tomorrow [Tuesday, September 28] to decide whether to endorse Paladino. The party needs a candidate who can get 50,000 votes in the November elections in order for the party to remain viable…”

[Note: A Story at Capital Tonight seems to contradict the Tuesday deadline, by suggesting that the NY Conservative Party will have a statewide convention to determine who to put on the ballot line on Wednesday.]

Good article with quotes from Lazio’s exit speech, and his comments on NY politics and the Conservative Party at Capitol Confidential blog: here.

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New York Libertarians weigh in on Republican Primary for Governor

Celeste Katz reports at NY Daily News,

“I’m not a fan of Lazio and of course I’ll vote for myself and the Libertarian ticket in November, but Carl Paladino would be a disgrace to the Republican Party. His boorish extremism would help the Democrats in a number of close races, especially in the State Senate,” said Redlich, who’s a member of the Guilderland Town Board.

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Paladino now says he will actively campaign if he loses Republican nomination

Posted by Samuel Wilson at the Think 3 Institute:

…Carl Paladino is raising the stakes by going back on an earlier promise to stand down from his newly-created Taxpayers Party line should he lose the GOP nod to Rick Lazio. Paladino now says that he will campaign actively as the Taxpayers candidate if Lazio wins the Republican primary.

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Long Island, NY: Zabby runs protest campaign for Conservative Party line

This is an original story by Kimberly Wilder, based on internet research and a phone interview with 1st Congressional District candidate Zabby.

In the First District race for Congress, the well-publicized choices in the Tuesday, September 14th, Conservative Party primary are: Chris Cox, George Demos, and Randy Altschuler. There is an OTB/Opportunity to Ballot in the race, which opens up a line in a primary race for the chance to write-in.… Read more ...