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 ...
From Ballot Access News:
On August 5, an NBC 4 NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll was released for the New York gubernatorial race. The results: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo 54%; Republican Rob Astorino 23%; Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins 7%; other 1%; undecided 16%. See here for more detail, including a breakdown by party affiliation.… Read more ...
By Tim Pugmire
The Independence Party of Minnesota will try to remain a major party this year, largely with young candidates who are politically inexperienced and favor legalizing marijuana.
Marijuana played a role in the party’s recruitment of Brandan Borgos, the Independence Party’s endorsed candidate for attorney general. He said party officials asked him to run for office and a factor in their consideration was his work as a board member for Minnesota NORML, the organization that lobbies for legalized marijuana.… Read more ...
Fred Thiele is a member of the New York House of Representatives and a prominent member of the Independence Party of New York. He recently had his ideas incorporated into Governor Cuomo’s solar energy proposal and was pretty pleased about it.
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Thiele stated, “If we are to be truly energy independent and reduce energy costs on Long Island, we must provide incentives to encourage the production of solar and other alternative sources of energy.
The Independence Party of Minnesota has taken an active role in opposing an anti-gay marriage amendment which will be on the ballot in November. Now, they’ve released a series of videos, featuring former Gubernatorial candidate Jack Uldrich and Jesse Ventura, encouraging members of the party and other Independents in the state to vote “No”.… Read more ...
Nevada’s most recent voter registration statistics were posted in October of 2011.
Green Party: 3,033 (0.27%)
Independent American Party: 51,535 (4.55%)
Libertarian Party: 7,111 (0.63%)
Non-Partisan: 181,960 (16.05%)
Other: 3,945 (0.35%)
California’s most recent voter registration statistics are from February 2011.
American Independent Party: 417,567 (2.43%)
Green Party: 113,118 (0.66%)
Libertarian Party: 92,246 (0.54%)
Peace and Freedom Party: 58,470 (0.34%)
Other: 121,019 (0.70%)
No Party Preference: 3,507,119 (20.41%)
Alaska’s most recent voter registration statistics are from
Alaskan Independence Party: 14,866 (3.01%)
Libertarian Party: 8,073 (1.64%)
Non-Partisan: 80, 833 (16.38%)
Undeclared: 183,045 (37.08%)
Constitution Party: 29 (.01%)
Green Party: 2,130 (0.43%)
Veterans Party: 1,427 (0.29%)
New York’s latest registration statistics were reported on November 1, 2011.… Read more ...
Minnesota Public Radio (excerpts):
Minneapolis — Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Minneapolis Friday for the opening of the OccupyMN demonstration, patterned after weeks of protest in New York’s financial district.
The protest featured an appearance by Independence Party and former Gov. Jesse Ventura, who spoke as people started to gather.… Read more ...
From an article by Jill Terreri in the Democrat & Chronicle:
The Green Party has selected Ian L. Murphy, editor of the irreverent Beast web site, based in Buffalo, to be its candidate for a special election in the 26th Congressional District…
Murphy, of Amherst, gained national attention last month following a phone call he placed to Wisconsin Gov.… Read more ...
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.
According to this story in the New York Daily News, Thomas Golisano is one of the major financial backers of the movement to pass the National Popular Vote Plan bills. Golisano was the Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate in New York in 1994, 1998, and 2002. Each time he ran, he received a larger share of the vote.… Read more ...
from Ballot Access News
Minnesota Republican Party Bars Two Former Republican Governors from 2012 National Convention, Because They Supported Independence Party Gubernatorial Nominee
On December 5, the Minnesota Republican Party voted to ban 18 Republican office-holders or former office-holders from participating in any official party activities for the next two years. This even includes a ban on their representing Minnesota Republicans at the 2012 national convention. The 18 individuals had all endorsed the Independence Party gubernatorial nominee earlier this year. On the list are two former Republican Governors (Arne Carlson and Al Quie) and one former Republican U.S.… Read more ...