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Independent Gets On NC Ballot Thanks to SEIU, Then Declines to Run

Richard Winger reports that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) collected over 35,000 signatures to put Wendell Fant on the North Carolina ballot as an Independent

The independent candidate petition to place Wendell Fant on the November 2010 ballot in North Carolina’s U.S. House district 8 does have enough valid signatures. 

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North Carolina First Party Working Towards the Election

It was announced earlier this week that the effort to form a North Carolina First Party by labor unions had failed to gain enough signatures. It was previously unknown whether the organizers would still try to petition their candidates onto the ballots as Independents or whether the organizers knew that they could use their 85,000+ petition signatures towards establishing the party in 2012.… Read more ...

SEIU President Pledges to Expand Union’s Third Party Organizing Efforts

From Sam Stein at the Huffington Post:

. . . In an interview with the Huffington Post on Thursday, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry confirmed that her union will not back Sen. Blanche Lincoln even if the Arkansas incumbent beats her primary opponent — SEIU-backed Lt. Governor Bill Halter . .

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Major labor union working against Democrats, forming third party in North Carolina

Apparently inspired by certain Democrats voting against the health insurance reform, the Service Employees International Union – a union representing over 2 million workers – is surprisingly planning to work against Democrats this election season.

Perhaps the strongest challenge to Democrats, if not the Democratic establishment itself, will be in North Carolina. … Read more ...