Monthly Archives: October 2009

Associated Press Story Suggests Voters are Increasingly Interested in Alternatives to Major Parties

The Associated Press has this recent story, suggesting that we are entering a period in which more voters than usual are interested in looking seriously at voting for a minor party or independent candidate.

New Jersey High School Mock Gubernatorial Vote Gives Socialist 20.1%

Parsippany Hills High School in Morris County, New Jersey, recently held a mock gubernatorial vote. It appears that even though there are 12 candidates on the actual ballot, the school handed out ballots with only the Democratic, Republican and Socialist Party nominees, and independent candidate Chris Daggett. This may be related to the fact that […]

Former Nevada Libertarian Party State Chair Shot by Police, is in Critical Condition

On October 30, Jim Duensing, who was chairman of the Nevada Libertarian Party until March, 2009, was shot by a Las Vegas policeman after the police had stopped Duensing for making an illegal turn and some illegal lane changes. According to this newspaper story, he was in a rental car, and he bolted and ran […]

Republican Nominee in Special N.Y. Congressional Election Suspends Her Campaign

On October 31, the Republican Party nominee in New York’s special U.S. House election, Dede Scozzafava, said she is suspending her campaign. She declined to endorse either of her opponents, the Democratic nominee or the Conservative Party nominee. See this story.

Poll for Special California U.S. House Race Shows "Other" at 6%

On October 30, SurveyUSA released this poll, for the special U.S. House race in California’s 10th district. The poll only asked people to choose the Democratic nominee, the Republican nominee, or “other”. The results: John Garamendi (Dem.) 50%, David Harmer (Rep.) 40%, “Other” 6%. The other ballot-listed nominees are from the American Independent, the Green, […]

Illinois Statewide Green Candidates file Petitions to Get Themselves on Green Party Primary Ballot

On October 30, the Illinois Green Party members who are running for statewide office in 2010 filed petitions to get themselves on their own party’s primary ballot. In most states, when a candidate files to get on his or her own party’s primary ballot, that is scarcely news. But in Illinois, election laws make it […]

George Pataki Endorses Doug Hoffman

On October 29, former New York Governor George Pataki, speaking at a Conservative Party dinner, endorsed Doug Hoffman for next week’s special U.S. House election, 23rd district. Pataki, a Republican, served as Governor 1995 through 2007. See this story.