Tag Archives: New York City

Time Capsule: Facing Only Minor-Party Opposition, Mayor Ed Koch Waged Vigorous Re-Election Bid

Despite winning both major party nominations in 1981 — the first New York City mayor to do so — Mayor Ed Koch announced that he would wage a full-scale campaign for re-election against minor-party opposition.

Koch, who swept past Brooklyn assemblyman Frank J. Barbaro and 36-year-old Melvin Kerensky — an associate of Lyndon H.… Read more ...

Staten Island First Party Finished Last

Staten Island is the only reliably Republican borough of New York City. So it’s understandable that Democrats seeking office there would want to get a little creative.

New York allows fusion, a system in which a candidate’s name can appear on multiple lines of the ballot and with multiple party designations. … Read more ...

Green Party of New York: Greens Blast NYC Budget Capitulation

The Green Party of New York put out the following press release today about the city of New York’s passage of a budget touted to reduce NYPD funding: 

New York City – Green Party officers responded to the passage of New York City’s FY 2021 budget with the following statement:

“In the face of a massive month-long social uprising demanding the end of police violence against Black and Brown communities and a massive reduction in the NYPD budget, the Mayor and City Council instead used accounting tricks to maintain funding for the department, while attempting to claim otherwise,” said Chris Archer, chair of the Green Party of New York County. … Read more ...

Green Party of New York City: On the Response to Black Lives Matter Protests

The Green Party of New York City sent out the following press release today concerning to the city of New York’s response to the Black Lives Matter protests in the aftermath of the Minneapolis Police Department’s suffocation killing of George Floyd.

The Green Parties of Brooklyn, the Bronx, and New York counties strongly condemn the violence perpetrated by the New York Police Department (NYPD) during the past week of protests in the five boroughs of New York City, as protesters voiced their outrage over the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.… Read more ...

Sam Sloan is a $1,200 clue on Jeopardy!

On the March 12 edition of the popular daytime game show Jeopardy!, Sam Sloan, a name familiar in third party politics, was mentioned in a $1,200 clue under the category “Defending Themselves in Court.”  Sloan is known for being a former officer of the Manhattan Libertarian Party and perennial candidate for pubic office including Governor of New York and President; however, he is also a taxi driver, publisher, renowned tournament-level Chess player, former board member of the U.S.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

Statement From Michael Sanchez, Libertarian Candidate for NYC Mayor

Michael Sanchez

Michael Sanchez has been chosen to be the Libertarian candidate for mayor of New York City.

Here is his Facebook page: Michael Sanchez for NYC Mayor

I wrote to Mr Sanchez to ask if he’d like to write something up for our readers here.

For background on the invalid convention which Mr.… Read more ...

Dan Halloran Being Courted As A Congressional Candidate

Dan Halloran is one of the members of the New York City Council and was elected on the ballot lines of the Republican Party, Libertarian Party, Independence Party, and Conservative Party. He reportedly is a member of the Libertarian Party. He is now being courted as a possible Congressional candidate by the local GOP.… Read more ...

PLP: Communists Are Attacked: Teachers, Students and Parents Fight Back!

From an article published Wednesday, June 8, 2011 on the Progressive Labor Party web site

BROOKLYN, NY May 26 — More than one hundred students, teachers, and parents held a militant rally outside Clara Barton High School to fight an attack against two communist teachers. The protest was sparked by the principal launching an investigation against four teachers since last fall.… Read more ...

New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes

Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.

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Green Party of New York garners press by protesting Mayor Bloomberg’s education pick

The Green Party organized a protest earlier today in front of the Hearts Tower in New York City, the former workplace of the newly appointed schools chancellor in the city.  Retired teachers were asking to be hired as the head of the publishing company, since that was Cathie Black’s – that is, the new chancellor’s – job before the appointment.… Read more ...

Liberty Lion: ‘Dan Halloran – The first Governor Elected On The Libertarian Party Line?’

Dr. Tom Stevens writes at Liberty Lion:

New York City Council Member Dan Halloran represents 161,000 constituents and is the highest elected Libertarian Party official in the nation elected from a single district in a partisan race. He ran as a fusion candidate and appeared on the ballot in 2009 as the candidate of the Republican, Conservative, Independence and Libertarian Parties.… Read more ...