Tag Archives: Minnesota

With city’s first ranked choice election coming up, St. Paul’s Greens endorse 3 candidates, work for more

From the Twin Cities Daily Planet (read the full thing here, there is a lot more information in the article itself):

The Green Party of St. Paul began a new effort to recruit candidates for upcoming 2011 local elections June 16, as candidates and around 40 supporters gathered to launch the effort dubbed Green St.

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Local Green Party Meetings This Week (Feb 7 – 13, 2011)

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Local and State Green Party groups meet throughout the year. Is there a local in your area? Do you want to start one? See this nice Organizing Kit put together by GPUS.

Monday Feb 7, the Triangle Greens (NC) met at the Durham County Library.… Read more ...

Dennis Mikolay: ‘When politics comes naturally’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Dennis Mikolay:

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE ABOUT THE NATURAL LAW PARTY APPEARED IN THE MONMOUTH
UNIVERSITY “OUTLOOK” ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2010.

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WHEN POLITICS COMES NATURALLY
By Dennis “DJ” Mikolay

Whenever the public becomes discontent with government policy, the masses
start to recognize the ineffectiveness of the two-party duopoly.… Read more ...

Tom Horner And The Minnesota IP After The Election

The Independence Party candidate for Governor of Minnesota this cycle hasn’t just disappeared into the woodwork. Instead, he seems to be shifting into the job of party-building. From an op-ed in the Star Tribune:

Campaigns attract passionate and committed people. My campaign — and those of IP candidates before me — was no different.

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Chicago Reader (alt weekly): ‘A Libertarian Perspective on Our Recent Election’

Lauri Apple in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly:

logo_lp_illinois_blue.png The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...

Rich Whitney Leads Green Party Gubernatorial Results

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Illinois Green Party candidate for Governor Rich Whitney led all Green Party gubernatorial candidates in 2010 in total votes and percentage of the total vote, with 99,625 votes, 2.70% of the vote.

Only three times in history have Green Party gubernatorial candidates exceeded 10% of the vote.… Read more ...

Al-Jazeera profiles Minnesota Green Party’s Farheen Hakeem

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Al-Jazeera English has published a detailed profile of Farheen Hakeem, a current Green Party US co-chair who has run for office several times in Minnesota, including a recent run for governor:

Every four years the US elects a new president. It is a process that is scrutinised the world over.

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Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Beyond Independence: The fourth, fifth or sixth parties in Minnesota’s 2010 election

Mary Turck in the Twin Cities Daily Planet (H/T Michael Cavlan):

Farheen Hakeem and Dan Dittman are listed on the ballot as Green Party candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, though they are not listed on the Green Party of Minnesota web page and did not win endorsement in the Green Party’s May convention.… Read more ...

Chance to test IRV: FairVote is hosting an on-line poll for Governor of Minnesota race

Thanks to Tom Cleland, a blogger and a supporter of Farheen Hakeem, for the tip on the FairVote poll.

FairVote is hosting a ranked-choice poll for Governor of Minnesota. The poll is a chance to see IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) applied in a race with several, third party candidates. The poll is at:

http://fairvotemn.org/node/1826/simplevote

There are seven candidates on the ballot.

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Ballot Access News: 82% of Voters Will See at least One Libertarian on their Ballots

Ballot Access News:

There is at least one Libertarian on the ballot across the U.S, in areas containing 81.9% of the voters, for the November 2010 election. The Libertarian Party, as is usual in midterm years, is on the ballot in more places than any other minor party.

For 2010, the equivalent percentages for other leading minor parties are: Green, 54.6%; Constitution, 39.0%; Working Families, 8.8%.

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National Association of Muslim Women endorse independent Michael Cavlan for Congress in MN-5

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

MINNEAPOLIS – The Campaign Committe to Elect Michael Cavlan to Congress 
is proud to announce that the National Association Of Muslim Women Of 
America has endorsed Independent Congressional Candidate Mike Cavlan 
for the US House of Representatives for Minnesota's 5th Congressional 
District.

NAMWA contacted the campaign writing:

"We know that Ellison is your opponent and that he is Muslim and the 
first Muslim elected to Congress.
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