Daily Archives: June 14, 2010

Howie Hawkins Endorsed By Socialist Party of New York

Howie Hawkins is a longtime activist in the Green Party, as well as the gubernatorial candidate for the New York Green Party. He seems to be getting a boost from the Socialist Party of New York, too.

Syracuse resident Howie Hawkins’ Green Party candidacy for governor is getting a boost from the Socialist Party of New York State.

The Socialists, convening in Schenectady this weekend, chose Hawkins as their candidate, said Billy Wharton, a national co-chairman of the Socialist Party USA.

Hawkins was the only candidate nominated and the unanimous choice of the 20 delegates from New York City, Syracuse and Binghamton who convened in Schenectady, Wharton said. Instead of trying to put Hawkins on a separate ballot line, the Socialists will help gather the 15,000 signatures that Hawkins must collect to appear on the ballot on the Green line, then work to get him at least 50,000 votes in the fall election, Wharton said.

“We’re telling people we’re Reds who are voting Green,” Wharton quipped.

The Socialist Party USA has around 1,000 members nationally and was founded in [read more]

Goode Declines To Run As Third Party Candidate, Endorses GOP Nominee

Virgil Goode, the former congressman from the Virginia’s 5th District, is a member of both the GOP and the Constitution Party. There was speculation that he might run for Congress in 2010 if Robert Hurt, one of the GOP candidates, won the primary. However, Goode has made it clear that he [read more]

Dan Hamburg Places First In Mendocino County Supervisor Race, Faces Runoff

Dan Hamburg is a former Democratic Congressman from California as well as the gubernatorial candidate for the Green Party in 1998. Hamburg ran for Mendocino County Supervisor this year and placed first, with 34%. However, since he did not win a majority, the race is [read more]

New York City Councilman to Run For Governor Under Freedom Democratic Party

Charles Barron is a current New York City Councilman who is dissatisfied with the state of the city’s affairs and with the Democratic Party in general. He says he will run for Governor as a member of a new party, which will be called the New York Freedom Democratic [read more]

Court May Compell Independence Party of New York Leadership To Testify

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports that the Independence Party of New York’s leadership may be compelled to testify about a $1,000,000 donation given to the party in 2009. The Independence Party is involved in a criminal probe of New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s [read more]

Party Turnout Report In Amador County, California

Amador County, California had the 7th highest turnout of the 58 counties in California. The Ledger-Dispatch of Amador County reported on that figure, as well as reporting on the turnout by each party.

Amador County elections department lists a total of 7,156 Democratic voters, representing 34.18 percent of all registered voters in the county. Of that group, 4,195 voted in Tuesday’s Primary Election. The county also reports 9,404 Republican voters, 44.92 percent of the overall total. In Amador, 5,887 Republicans participated in Tuesday’s election.

The next largest group of Amadorian voters are nonpartisan, with 3,381 registered voters, 16.15 percent of the total number. Of that group, 18.75 percent cast 634 ballots in Tuesday’s election, representing 5.73 percent of the overall turnout.

There are also 706 citizens, representing 3.37 percent of the county’s total voters, who align themselves with the American Independent Party. Two hundred fifty-six members of that group, or 36.26 percent, voted Tuesday, representing 2.31 percent of the overall total.

There are also 124 Green Party members, 134 Libertarians, and 30 Peace and Freedom Party members registered in Amador County. Of those groups, 37 Green Party members, 56 Libertarians, and 7 Peace and Freedom Party members cast ballots on Tuesday.

This means turnout for the various parties, by [read more]

State Senator Blames Libertarian Party For Controversy Over Ethnic Slur

South Carolina State Senator Jake Knotts has called gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley and President Barack Obama “ragheads”.  The Lexington County Republican Party called for Knotts, a Republican, to resign over the remarks. Knott responded:

“This is not a Republican Party, this is a libertarian party,” Knotts said, noting the group did not censure Sanford last year after he admitted an extramarital affair. “This is nothing but politics. I’m not resigning. I could care less.”

It is [read more]