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Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Mike Doan, a retired journalist turned “political operative” posted the following item on Larry Pressler’s facebook page earlier today. Doan was the volunteer tasked with running the independent’s social media operation… ————————————————————– He came to my Kiplinger retirement party. He came to one of my […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

The results from yesterday’s governor’s race in New York were never really in doubt, incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo seemed like a lock from the very start.  The big question was how well would some of the state’s minor parties fare?  Today, we think we have […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

The lone independent in the Rhode Island State Senate, Edward O’Neill, has won re-election tonight with 6,106 votes or about 62%. He defeated Democratic challenger Keven McKenna. O’Neill was first elected to the Rhode Island Senate back in 2008 and has now been re-elected three […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Oregon Voters: No to Top Two, Yes to Legal Weed

Oregon Voters: No to Top Two, Yes to Legal Weed

Oregon voters appear to have overwhelmingly rejected Measure 90, which would have instituted the “top two” primary system. Early returns showed approximately two-thirds of Oregon voters giving the measure a big thumbs down.  Had the measure passed, it would have eliminated the state’s Democratic and […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Wins Upset Victory to Rhode Island State Assembly

Independent Wins Upset Victory to Rhode Island State Assembly

Blake Filippi, a progressive attorney and independent candidate for Rhode Island state assembly, has won a monumental upset victory against incumbent Representative Donna Walsh. According to the Rhode Island Board of Elections, Filippi has won 60% to Walsh’s 40% with all precincts reporting in the […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Independent Greg Orman Defeated in Kansas U.S. Senate Race

Independent Greg Orman Defeated in Kansas U.S. Senate Race

Despite holding a comfortable lead just a few weeks ago, independent candidate Greg Orman has been defeated by incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts in Kansas. Some are grumbling that Vice-President Joe Biden may have helped to cost Orman the race when he announced that Orman […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Rhode Island Moderate Party Wins 22% in Governor’s Race

Rhode Island Moderate Party Wins 22% in Governor’s Race

Robert Healey, the Rhode Island Moderate Party’s nominee for governor of Rhode Island, has captured more than 20% of the vote in a hotly contested race. Democrat Gina Raimondo appears to have pulled off a narrow victory over Republican Allan Fung, but the surprise of […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Progressive Party Candidate Defeated in Race for Vermont Lt. Governor

Progressive Party Candidate Defeated in Race for Vermont Lt. Governor

Democrats had lined up behind former state representative Dean Corren, the Progressive Party’s nominee for Lt. Governor of Vermont.  Unfortunately, it just wasn’t enough. With 30% of the vote counted, Corren is winning only about 35% of the vote.  He trails the Republican incumbent by […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian Scores Record Showing in Close Florida Governor’s Race

Libertarian Scores Record Showing in Close Florida Governor’s Race

One of the nation’s most-watched gubernatorial contests is still too close to call, with incumbent Republican Rick Scott barely leading Democrat Charlie Crist.  With 95% of the vote counted, Libertarian Adrian Wyllie is currently winning about 4% of the vote or 208,532 votes.  That’s the best […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ravenel Campaign Limps to a Disappointing Finish

Ravenel Campaign Limps to a Disappointing Finish

Tonight brought a welcome end to what seemed like a painful campaign for Thomas Ravenel.  The former Republican’s comeback attempt, running for the U.S. Senate as an independent, has not gone well.  With less than 10% of the vote now reporting, Ravenel has 3.67% of the […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·