Tag Archives: Jana Kemp

Independent Jana Kemp at 6% in Idaho Governor’s Race

Early results posted by Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics See the article there for more about Kemp and her race.

Butch Otter (REP) – 78,501 votes (62%)
Keith Allred (DEM) – 39,296 votes (31%)
Jana Kemp (IND) – 7,313 votes (6%)
Ted Dunlap (LIB) – 1,514 votes (1%)
Pro-Life (IND) – 953 votes (1%)… Read more ...

Independent Jana Kemp Draws Unlikely Applause in Idaho Debate

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

All five candidates for governor of Idaho met for a debate on Thursday, in front of a packed crowd at the Idaho Capitol and broadcast on Idaho Public Television.

Attending the showdown were Republican governor Butch Otter, Democrat Keith Allred, Libertarian Ted Dunlap and independents Jana Kemp and Pro-Life Richardson.… Read more ...

IPR Gubernatorial Rankings

1) Lincoln Chafee (I-RI) – In 2006, Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee lost a close race for re-election against Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse. Saying, “It’s not my party anymore,” in 2007 a disenchanted Chafee left the Republican Party due to its increasing conservatism. The politician went searching for a party, disagreeing with the Green and Libertarian Parties while finding the name of the Moderate Party “too squishy.”… Read more ...

Note To Third Parties: State Reps Are Not Electoral Godsends

Third parties face a natural hurdle when attempting to burst upon the electoral scene: legitimacy. Every political party wants voters to feel like they present a credible alternative to the other options available on election day, lest the stigma of “spoiled vote” is attached to the party’s brand.

It is no surprise then that party-switching elected officials are seen as monumentous occasions for minor parties.… Read more ...

The Eternal Debate on Debates

From the Topeka Capital-Journal:

Ken Cannon and Andrew Gray endorse third-party candidate participation in Kansas gubernatorial debates.

It is more than philosophical. It is personal.

Gray is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for governor, while Cannon carries the banner of the Reform Party on the November ballot.

The first significant opportunity for these third-party leaders to exchange political barbs with Republican nominee U.S.

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ID: Independent Candidate for Governor Passes Petition Threshold

Jana Kemp is running for governor of Idaho as an independent in 2010.  The former Republican state representative has announced that she has amassed the necessary signatures to qualify for ballot access, as reported by the Idaho Statesman.  Kemp remarks that some were hesitant to sign her petition “because their names would be public and they feared retaliation.”… Read more ...