Tag Archives: Working Families Party

Link to New York Special Congressional and Legislative Elections of May 5

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The New York State Board of Elections’ web page is reporting election returns, as various precincts report their results for the special elections of May 5. Here is the link. As of 9:15 p.m., only fragmentary results are in, but they suggest that the Republican nominee is winning the U.S.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: Hillary Won’t Save Us, Neither Will Bernie or Liz

Article by Scott McLarty originally posted to OpEdNews:

21st-century time bombs like global warming require a drastic change in the U.S. political landscape

March 31 news item: President Obama’s Interior Department has approved leases for high-risk oil drilling in the fragile Arctic waters of the Chukchi Sea north of the Bering Strait.… Read more ...

Petition Demanding James Lane Be Included in April 14 Televised Debate


From the Lane campaign website:

New York 1 and the Staten Island Advance are blocking James from participating in the only televised debate for the special election to be held on May 5th.

They claim their policy is only to include the “leading candidates”, a vague and arbitrary standard that is being used here to discriminate against independent political voices.… Read more ...

New York Conservative Party is Unhappy that Rob Astorino is Going Ahead with “Reform Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This article says that Rob Astorino, the Republican nominee for Governor of New York last year, is going ahead with plans to change the name of his puppet party, “Stop Common Core Party”, to “Reform Party.” The story also says the Conservative Party of New York asked him not do this, but to no effect.… Read more ...

Freedom Socialist Party: Should Socialists Align with Greens and Liberals?

From Elias Holtz in Freedom Socialist Newspaper:

In the November 2014 election season, voter participation hit a record low. This is more than just a mid-term slump. Voters are increasingly alienated from the two major parties. Only slightly more than a third of eligible voters participated nationally. And of the minority who are registered, a record 42 percent ditched the Democrats and Republicans to identify as independents.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party Calls NY Mayor a Communist

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

As more Americans slowly move from the political center to one of the two extremes, the groups and people on the far left and right gain strength, supporters and power. Two of those entities – NY Mayor Bill de Blasio on the left and the American Freedom Party on the right – despise each other.… 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 ...

Several Single-State Parties Score High Vote Totals, Minnesota IP Loses Party Status

This report outlines some strong (and not-so-strong) performances turned in by political parties that are currently active in only one state:

In Hawaii, Hawaii Independent Party candidate Mufi Hannemann won more than 11% of the vote in his race for Governor.

In Massachusetts, United Independent Party candidate Evan Falchuk appears to have come in third in his race for Governor with more than 3% of the vote.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Makes Appeal for Teachout Voters, Criticizes Working Families Party

Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

In a Monday morning media conference call Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins made a direct appeal to Zephyr Teachout’s supporters. He then blasted the Working Families Party (WFP) for its cynical, sad and impotent strategy to convince its members and supporters that somehow voting Cuomo on the WFP line makes him a progressive.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Jonathan Pelto Formally Declares as the Candidate of the Education & Democracy Party for Governor of Connecticut

From Ballot Access News:

On June 12, Jonathan Pelto, a former Democratic state legislator in Connecticut, formally announced he will seek the governorship this year under the label of his Education & Democracy Party. He will also try to obtain the Working Families Party nomination. See this story.

From the article cited, written by Mark Pazniokas:

Jonathan Pelto, the one-time Democratic legislator and strategist who has recast himself as a critic of Connecticut’s first Democratic governor in a generation, says he is all-in as a third-party candidate for governor.… Read more ...