Video of a “Rootin’ Tootin’ Wall Street Rodeo to Wrangle Runaway Stock Transfer Tax Revenue From Corporate Rustlers”, in the form of a press conference for Green Party of New York State candidates at the Bull statue on Wall Street. Appearing: Howie Hawkins, Governor candidate; Gloria Mattera, Lt. Governor candidate; and Julia Willebrand, NY State Comptroller candidate.… Read more ...
From a Howie Hawkins press release posted onthewilderside:
Attacking the very notion of a “jobless recovery”,Green Party of New York State governor candidate Howie Hawkins‘ latest video contrasts reports of renewed Wall Street profits with real New York citizens passionately questioning why we haven’t seen as significant an increase in employment.
(excerpt from) Long Island Press
Cuomo Accepts Working Families Party Endoresment
By Associated Press on September 12th, 2010
Democrat Andrew Cuomo is accepting the endorsement of the left-leaning Working Families Party in his run to be New York’s next governor…
The party in a written statement is backing Cuomo’s platform in which he promises to cut state spending and confront special interests including those backing the Working Families Party…
Note from KW: In New York State, there are three “classes” of parties: The major parties – The Democrats and Republicans – who are automatic ballot status, and split control of the Board of Elections; Automatic Ballot status parties (such as Working Families Party) who earn and retain each four years the right to run candidates more easily; and “independent political parties”, such as The Libertarian Party in New York, who have some history and rights as a party, but do not have automatic ballot status (unless and until they earn it at the next Governor’s race by getting 50,000 votes).… Read more ...
(excerpt from) Albany Times Union on-line Rebels with causes use ideas to fuel bids
By Jimmy Vielkind / Friday, September 10, 2010
(As the story notes, for the third party candidates featured below, “There’s one hurdle left: The State Board of Elections meets next Thursday [September 16, 2010] — two days after the state primaries — to vote on the candidates for the general election ballot.”)
ALBANY — New York voters will have a choice this fall among several candidates for governor: one pushing to legalize marijuana and decriminalize prostitution; one advocating higher taxes on the rich to fund government jobs building “green roofs”; and another who wants to cap public employee salaries at $100,000.
A listing of candidates filed, with amount of pages filed, can be found at the NY State Board of Elections web-site: here.
E-mail from Redlich campaign 3:04pm:
Warren Redlich filed 34,000 signatures at 10 am this morning as the Libertarian candidate for Governor. He credited a “tremendous group of volunteers” for their efforts in organizing and conducting the petition drive, as well as the LPNY leadership and the Libertarian National Committee for their support and hard work.
from a Davis for Governor press release
August 17, 2010
Ex-Madam files for Governor of Empire State
Kristin Davis, the ex-Madam who supplied call-girls for Eliot Spitzer when he was both Attorney General and Governor, filed 22,000 voter signatures to secure a place on the ballot as an independent candidate for Governor with the New York State Board of Elections as the candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party.
Until August 17, 2010 (Tuesday), statewide candidates running as independents, or on the lines of some third parties, can file their independent nominating petitions in Albany. At the NY State Board of Elections web-site, you can watch the petitions come in. Link for the constantly updated list is: here.… Read more ...
Written by Kimberly Wilder, a co-founder and blogger at onthewilderside:
Elizabeth Benjamin has previously worked as a political reporter for the Albany Times Union. For the last couple of years, Benjamin was with the NY Daily News, doing the NY State politics blog, “Daily Politics”. This week, Elizabeth Benjamin has begun a new project with YNN/NY-1, a Time Warner Cable project.… Read more ...