Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon lost in his bid to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee today. From the National Journal:
Rep./ex-LG Mary Fallin (R-OK) won the OK GOV GOP primary in convincing fashion, easily defeating state Sen. Randy Brogdon (R). The AP called the race for Fallin with 35% of precincts reporting; she collected 59% of the vote.
OK GOV GOP Primary
While IPR does not normally cover major party candidates, an exception can be made for Randy Brogdon. Last year he was endorsed by Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 presidential [read more]
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11 Indy Green endorsee/nominees for congress lead by doing. Thanks to the Indy Greens and their allies, who collected thousands of signatures to get on the ballot, every Virginian will [read more]
Article emailed to email@example.com by Washington State Independent candidate for U.S. Senate Schalk Leonard:
Americans are growing in many, many ways. Our knowledge, our tolerance, our sense of justice, our capacity to act with [read more]
by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Libertarian Party et al vs. The State of North Carolina, et al Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. This is the party’s [read more]
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In an historic and bold move, a new bipartisan coalition has been
formed in Alaska for election 2010, at least in the battle for four
seats in the Alaska Legislature, including that of [read more]
From the Post and Courier via TPID:
Will the controversial U.S. Senate candidacy of Democrat Alvin Greene open the door for the Green Party? Tom Clements hopes so. Clements decided to enter the race as a Green Party candidate before he knew who the Democrats would [read more]
On The Wilder Side:
|The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates. The last time that the Green Party of New York State had ballot status it set the record for running the most Green candidates of any state.
|#0|#Spoke at National Peace Conference in Albany on Sunday, July 25
Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York State nominee for Governor, [read more]
Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
The Green Party of Oklahoma has voted to endorse Dr. Edward Shadid for Oklahoma State House District 85. Because Oklahoma has the most restrictive and discriminatory ballot access laws in the nation, Shadid is running as an independent with Green support. [read more]
Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:
Today’s oddball in the spotlight is Pro-Life.
Yes, that’s the man’s name.
Marvin Richardson legally changed his name to “Pro-Life” after an Idaho court refused to allow him to be listed on the ballot with the label in a 2006 race for Governor as the Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party of Idaho eventually tried to distance themselves from him and in the end, Richardson finished third, essentially tied with the Libertarian nominee for 1.6% of the vote.
In 2008, he appeared on the ballot for U.S. Senate as an independent with the name “Pro-Life” and polled 1.3% for fifth place behind the major party candidates, independent Rex Rammell (5.4%) and the Libertarian nominee, Kent Marmon (1.5%).
The article goes on to say
I can almost guarantee you he’s the only candidate on the ballot this election cycle who shares both his birthday and the date that he was “fertilized” by his parents. (Seriously, he lists the date on his website…)
In fact, his whole biography is worth a read. He’s farmed strawberries, mined coal in an open pit, been a sportswriter, worked as an accountant and had 15 children.
Pro-Life’s website is http://www.prolifeidaho.com/.
Cassidy’s [read more]
In Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, incumbent Republican Charlie Dent is growing ever more desperate, and apparently ever more hysterical, in his attempts to keep independent Jake Towne out of any and all debates. Jon Geeting has been following the story in detail at the Lehigh Valley Independent blog. On Sunday Geeting reported:
Charlie Dent really does not want to debate Jake Towne. On Friday, he worried that voters wouldn’t be able to focus on the contrast between him and [Democratic challenger] John Callahan, and there just wasn’t enough time. Since that “problem” would easily be solved by agreeing to more debates, it looks like they had to switch to the even more preposterous claim that John Callahan would somehow be able to hide behind Jake Towne in the debate. I’m still trying to understand what that even means. But now Dent thinks he has the ultimate excuse to chicken out of the debates – Jake Towne’s choice of bands.
Over the weekend, Dent announced that he would not take part in any forum that [read more]
Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:
The Oregon Pacific Green Party will hold its final nominating convention of 2010 on Saturday 31 July at the Metanoia Peace House in Portland, where the party will nominate candidates for elected office, including US Senate. [read more]
Ballot Access News:
On July 27, a lower state court in Georgia ruled that the deadline for paying the fiing fee must be complied with strictly. Therefore, Mary Norwood is off the ballot as an independent candidate for Chair of the Fulton County Commission. [read more]