Tag Archives: Ian Murphy

Ballot Access News provides official vote count from NY-26 special election

From Ballot Access News:

New York State held a special U.S. House election on May 24, 2011, to fill the vacant 26th district seat. The official results by party: Democratic 42.77%; Republican 32.15%; Tea Party 9.03%; Conservative 8.18%; Working Families 4.67%; Independence 2.14%; Green 1.06%.

In November 2010, the results in this same seat had been: Republican 58.99%; Democratic 26.39%; Conservative 9.41%; Independence 5.21%.… Read more ...

NY Green Party Selects Peace Sign as Ballot Symbol

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

Greens Rule Out Fusion, Will Run Their Own Candidates

Since receiving the ballot line, Greens have run in three elections. Alex White received 9 percent of the vote in a three-way special election for Mayor of Rochester on March 29. Jason West, a Green Party member running on the village party Cooperative line, recaptured his position on May 3 as Mayor of New Paltz after a four years out of office.… Read more ...

Green Congressional Candidate Ian Murphy Insults Debate Organizers, Loses Invitation

From the Associated Press:

Three candidates running for New York’s open upstate congressional seat will debate for the first time next week.

Democrat Kathleen Hochul (HOH’-kuhl), Republican Jane Corwin and Tea Party candidate Jack Davis will meet in Buffalo May 12.

They and Green Party candidate Ian Murphy are competing in the 26th District vacated by Republican Christopher Lee…An April Siena College poll showed Corwin leading Hochul 36 percent to 31 percent.

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Green Party activist Edy: The Green Party taking money from Republicans (or Democrats) a bad thing?

Email from Green Party activist Edy:


Forward this around the country!! Thanks!!

So I had a conversation online and the question came up if it would be un-Green like to take money from Republicans in order to help fund a campaign. Ralph Nader didn’t do it in his 2000, 2004 runs to give you some perspective, but what about the rest of the Greens?… Read more ...

Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy officially announces Green Party run in NY-26

OnTheWilderSide reports:

The Green Party of NY State has officially nominated Ian Murphy as its candidate for upcoming special Congressional election in the 26th District. The Green Party said it wanted to provide an alternative to the anti-worker, pro-war, pro-corporate, anti-environmental agenda of the Democratic and Republican Parties. The special election will be held May 24, 2011.

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Buffalo NY: Greens, Conservative and Independence Parties Endorse Candidates for Special Election

From an article by Jill Terreri in the Democrat & Chronicle:

The Green Party has selected Ian L. Murphy, editor of the irreverent Beast web site, based in Buffalo, to be its candidate for a special election in the 26th Congressional District…

Murphy, of Amherst, gained national attention last month following a phone call he placed to Wisconsin Gov.… Read more ...

Independent, Green Party, and Tea Party candidates set to shake up Western New York district special election after Republican Congressman resigns in sex scandal

Following the sex scandal driven resignation of Republican Chris Lee in NY-26, Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy (see previous IPR story) is described by Steve Peoples at Roll Call as “likely to capture the the Green Party ballot line” according to state Green Party co-chairman Peter LaVenia:

“The local out in western New York has talked to a number of different candidates, and they forwarded the recommendation,” LaVenia said.

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Blogger who posed as David Koch on call to WI gov. considering run for Congress with the Green Party

From The New Yorker:

Two weeks after Gawker published a shirtless Craigslist photo of Congressman Chris Lee and solicitous e-mails he sent, leading him to resign, Ian Murphy, one of his erstwhile constituents, prank-called Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, and now has his eye on Lee’s vacant seat.

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