Campaign 2011

Could Green Party Candidate Top Republican in Minnesota Senate Race?

Could Green Party Candidate Top Republican in Minnesota Senate Race?

Looking closer at the pair of special elections for state senate in Minnesota that will be held today, the most interesting candidacy may be that of Green Party national co-chair Farheen Hakeem.  Facing a Democrat, Republican and Independence Party candidate, you might expect Hakeem to get lost in the shuffle.  But she has been a proven vote [...]

Three Minor Party Candidates in Pair of Minnesota Special Elections

Three Minor Party Candidates in Pair of Minnesota Special Elections

A pair of special elections for Minnesota state senate seats will be held on Tuesday, October 18.   The district 46 race will  fill the vacancy caused by the passing of Senator Linda Scheid, while the election in district 61 was caused by the resignation of Senator Linda Berglin.  Both races include representatives from minor parties. The district 46 [...]

Libertarian Coleman Launches 30-Second TV Commercial

Libertarian Coleman Launches 30-Second TV Commercial

Indianapolis city councilman Ed Coleman, a Libertarian, is putting the $50,000 he got from the Libertarian National Committee into action, launching a new 30-second television commercial. The ad asks voters to re-elect Coleman to the council, but he’s only “kind of” running for re-election. Coleman first won a seat on the council in 2007 as [...]

Republican Bob Turner Captures Seat Vacated by Weiner

In a race largely viewed as a referendum on President Barack Obama’s economic policies, Republican Bob Turner, a retired television executive perhaps best known for producing “The Jerry Springer Show,” easily defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin to capture New York’s traditionally-Democratic 9th Congressional District seat vacated in June by former Rep. Anthony Weiner. Turner, [...]

SWP’s Chris Hoeppner Looms as Major Factor in Tuesday’s Special Election

With Republican Bob Turner clinging to a narrow lead over Democrat David Weprin in New York’s 9th Congressional District, little-known Christopher P. Hoeppner of the Socialist Workers Party could be a major factor in the outcome of Tuesday’s hotly-contested special election to replace disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.  According to a Public Policy Polling [...]

‘Turn-Around Specialist’ Stumps in Nevada’s Special Election

‘Turn-Around Specialist’ Stumps in Nevada’s Special Election

In the first test of growing dissatisfaction with both major parties in the aftermath of the recent debt-ceiling debacle, independent congressional candidate Helmuth Lehmann hopes to capitalize on voter anger and frustration in his long-shot quest to capture Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District seat. The little-known Reno resident is one of four candidates running in the [...]

Like a Fire Bell in the Night, Lehmann Offers Recession-Ravaged Nevadans an Alternative

In the first test of growing dissatisfaction with both major parties in the aftermath of the recent debt-ceiling debacle, independent congressional candidate Helmuth Lehmann hopes to capitalize on voter anger and frustration in his long-shot quest to capture Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District seat. The little-known Reno resident is one of four candidates running in the [...]

Cuomo Sets Sept. 13 Special Election to Replace Weiner

Cuomo Sets Sept. 13 Special Election to Replace Weiner

In a statement released earlier today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a special election on Sept. 13 to replace former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who stepped down on June 16 after being involved in an embarrassing “sexting” scandal. New York’s 9th congressional district, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens, is considered solidly [...]

Sharron Angle Abruptly Withdraws From Nevada Special Election

Sharron Angle Abruptly Withdraws From Nevada Special Election

Sharron Angle abruptly withdrew from the special election in Nevada’s 2nd congressional district earlier today, saying that she had no desire to participate in either a “ballot royale” or in a process where the party’s nominees are selected by party committee. Angle, 61, wanted candidates to be nominated in regular primaries prior to the Sept. [...]