In 2010, LeAlan Jones ran a notable US Senate campaign for Barack Obama’s former seat. He started his radio journalism career at age 13 with his piece “Ghetto Life 101,” so he already had considerable name recognition going into it. At one point he polled 14 percent overall and well over 20 percent among his fellow African Americans. … Read more ...
From PileusBlog.com, H/T to Dale Sheldon-Hess (excerpt of the bill’s actual text below):
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A bill to adopt approval voting has been filed in the N.H. House, and one of the co-sponsors is a member of the relevant committee. The bill would establish approval voting for all state offices and presidential primaries.
Compiled from Ballot Access News:
On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.… Read more ...
Posted at progressiveparty.org:
Join us for our annual Convention on Saturday, November 20th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be meeting at Burlington High School at 52 Institute Road in Burlington. Help celebrate our victories, and chart the course ahead for the next two years.
At our meeting, we will:
* Discuss the role of Progressives and the future of wind power in Vermont;
* Discuss the work ahead in the fight against corporate personhood;
* Hear from Chris Pearson, Anthony Pollina and Doug Hoffer about their view of the election and where we are as a result;
* Introduce our 2011-2012 Progressive State House caucus and learn about their agenda for the upcoming session; and
* Fill the vacancy of Assistant Treasurer.… Read more ...
Via Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:
This list was put together by Brent McMillan, consisting of Green Party campaigns for State House (or Assembly) seats. It includes all of the races that finished with over 15% of the vote in 2010:
- Mark Miller for State Representative 3rd Berkshire District, MA 4,459 votes 45.0%
- Jeremy Karpen for State Representative District 39, IL 5,354 34.7%
- Fred Horch for State Representative District 66, ME 1,272 34.38%
- Ben Manski for State Assembly District 77, WI 7,761 31.0%
- Anna Trevorrow for State Representative District 120, ME 945 31.04%
- Seth Berner for State Representative District 115, ME 1,002 27.93%
- Charlie Howe for State Representative District 115, IL 7,178 24.91%
- Cheryl Wolfe for State Representative District 11, MT 1,052 24.86%
- Mark Swaney for State Representative District 90, AR 2,393 24.83%
- Jack Lindblad for State Assembly District 39, CA 9,728 21.09%
- Nicholas Payne for State Representative District 67, CT 1,366 20.34%
- Rex D’Agostino for State Representative District 183, PA 3,482 19.1%
- Mark Meyers for House of Delegates District 11, WV 768 19.06%
- Cynthia Santiago for State Assembly District 51, CA 12,753 18.26%
- Hugh Giordano for State Representative District 194, PA 3,547 18.1%
- Lee Scott Laugenour for State Representative 4th Berkshire District, MA 2,483 18.0%
- Kenneth Williams for State Representative District 29, IL 4,122 17.2%
- Linda Macias for State Representative District 21, AZ 12,204 17.01%
- Vince LaMie for State Representative District 105, IL 2,928 15.2%
Note the wide range of geographical locations, from Maine to California, Wisconsin to Arizona, Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Montana, and Arkansas.… Read more ...
By way of Green Party Watch:
MAINE GREENS CONGRATULATE CANDIDATES FOR RUNNING STRONG CAMPAIGNS, STRENGTHEN THE CALL FOR ELECTORAL REFORM
Maine Green Independent Party Candidates who ran for the office of state house and state senate ran strong campaigns, often finishing a close second in the race Tuesday night. Fred Horch, of Brunswick, ran a close second with 34% of the vote in District 66.… Read more ...
H/T Ballot Access News:
Election Recap from the Vermont Progressive Party:
Vermont’s Progressives, largely avoided the lurch to the right witnessed across the country with Tuesday’s general election.
All five Progressive incumbents seeking re-election were returned to office. Brattleboro Representatives Sarah Edwards and Mollie Burke ran unopposed. This will be Mollie’s second term in Montpelier, and Sarah’s fifth, making her the senior member of the Progressive caucus.… Read more ...
Forwarded to IPR by Don Lake:
Last night was a fantastic night for America.
Record turnouts all over the country…a decided swing from the Progressive Democrats in the direction of the (mostly) Progressive Republicans.
There were a few that made it in, though, that might not play ball…Rand Paul from Kentucky, just might not work so well with the Big Government ruling class, and Jim Demint has proven he is willing to buck the status quo.… Read more ...
According to Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics, independent candidate Tammy Roesch had over 18% of the vote in Ohio’s 99th State House district, with only a fraction of a point separating the Democratic and Republican candidates. As of the time that article was published, Democrat Deborah Newcomb was narrowly leading Republican Casey Kozlowski.… Read more ...
Press release from the Florida Tea Party sent to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Tea Party looks to 2012 election
STATEMENT BY THE TEA PARTY (TEA)
As Chairman Fred O’Neal stated publicly several weeks ago that it would be a “victory just to have our Tea Party candidates on the ballot on November 2nd.”
That being said, the Tea Party was fortunate to have 20 Tea Party nominees on the ballot throughout Florida and many received significant percentages of the vote.… Read more ...
Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
Despite having a number of promising campaigns for state legislature in various states, Greens fell short of victory in every race – a few by painfully close margins. However, one former Green running for state legislature as an independent in Maine did win.
In Maine, Fred Horch of Brunswick finished with 34% in District 66, just 4 points (or 200 votes) behind the victorious Democrat.… Read more ...
The only independent in a race dominated by what he calls “dyed-in-the-wool Democrats,” Geoffrey “Mac” McElroy, 46, wanted to give 34th District voters more diversity in political views. And so he has: Though he is socially liberal and takes the same stance as his opponents on several major issues, he considers himself more fiscally conservative, opposing a high-earners’ income tax and supporting the privatization of liquor sales.… Read more ...