Jack Wagner at the Free Independent-Sun:
I support the elimination of the food tax. I am opposed to new taxes on the middle class and small businesses and favor tax relief.… Read more ...
from Green Party Watch
Unofficial results show Green Party candidate Alex White finished third with 9% of the vote in the special election for Mayor of Rochester NY. White, a small business owner, ran a spirited campaign that was based on strong ideas.
From the Democrat & Chronicle:
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White, 47, took pride in garnering more than 2,000 votes, saying it was about as he expected and it “gives us something to build on.”
Following the sex scandal driven resignation of Republican Chris Lee in NY-26, Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy (see previous IPR story) is described by Steve Peoples at Roll Call as “likely to capture the the Green Party ballot line” according to state Green Party co-chairman Peter LaVenia:
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“The local out in western New York has talked to a number of different candidates, and they forwarded the recommendation,” LaVenia said.
The former vice chair of the Green Party of Philadelphia, and their 2007 candidate for city commissioner, Lewis Harris recently lost a special election for state representative, getting six percent of the vote in a two way race. He ran as a Republican.
From The Daily Times:
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Harris is the current chairman of Wharton Centre Inc.
The following press release was issued jointly by the Peace and Freedom Party and the California Green Party on January 26, 2011.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Contact: Cres Vellucci 916/996-9170
Candidates Rejected for 4th Assembly Special Election Race Charge Rules Unfairly Prevented Them From Running, Limiting Voter Choice; Lawsuit Considered
SACRAMENTO – At least two potential candidates prevented from running in the 4th District Assembly seat special election are charging it’s because there was an extremely short time period – only two days after Gov.… Read more ...
From the City Newspaper:
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The Green Party of Monroe County has received “several” applications from people interested in running for Rochester mayor on the Green Party line, says party co-chair Scott Brant. Citing confidentiality and respect for the applicants, Brant would not give a specific number. He did say that he is “thoroughly impressed” by the quality of the applicants…
With little risk, I think we can assume that two of the applicants are likely former Mayor Bill Johnson and Rochester businessman Alex White.
From the Jesse Johnson for Senate campaign:
CHARLESTON, WV: Mountain Party candidate Jesse Johnson, who is running to fill Robert C. Byrd’s vacant U.S. Senate seat, has won endorsements from historical heavyweights Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Congressman Ken Hechler (D-WV). In West Virginia, the Mountain Party is the affiliate of the Green Party of the United States.… Read more ...
On May 11, there were Libertarian candidates in two special elections for State Senate in Georgia.
David Montané ran in District 42, getting 7.5 percent of the vote against two Democrats and an independent candidate.
Brandon Givens ran in District 49, getting 8.1 percent against two Republicans.
Emailed to email@example.com:
Two Georgia Libertarians qualified for the impending special elections for Senate District 42 in Decatur and Senate District 49 in Gainesville today marking the first time in the Georgia LP’s history that it placed two candidates for State Senate on the ballot at the same time. Libertarian David Montané will square off against the well funded grandson of Ex President Jimmy Carter, Jason Carter in the 42nd Senate district and Libertarian Brandon Givens will face down a horde of republican wanna bees in the 49th Senate District in Gainesville.… Read more ...
Dear Friend of Liberty,
I hope you’ll show your support for Libertarian Party member Joe Kennedy by voting in our website poll. Joe Kennedy is running for U.S. Senator in the special election on Tuesday, January 19, in Massachusetts.
By running for office, Joe Kennedy has caused the press and his opponents to cover important Libertarian issues, and voters are hearing how Democrats and Republicans have failed to deliver Libertarian policies.… Read more ...
RightCondition: Will Scott Brown stop ObamaCare?:
by Arkady Kamenetsky
An important question to consider seeing that his entire campaign has now been focused on this one issue. Although the legislative technicalities have already been discussed, I decided that a picture might convey the idea better. For all the out-of-state supporters clamoring for a Scott Brown victory, this is for you!… Read more ...