Green Party New York: Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins Debates, Poverty in NY

Green Party candidate for New York State Governor Howie Hawkins Demands Inclusion in Gubernatorial Debates Calls for Increased Action to Curb Poverty, Especially in Upstate cities (Rochester) Standing before Rochester City Hall on Wednesday, Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, said many policies that have broad support among New Yorkers will not have […]

Wild political guess: Lazio and Levy

Kimberly writes: When I tell him I am writing this, Ian mumbles, “It still makes no sense.” I still think it can happen.

Hawkins (G-NY) Welcomes Rick “Wall Street” Lazio to the Guv Race

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 […]

Working Families Party Considers Wooing Alec Baldwin

The Working Families Party is worried that a federal probe into their finances might keep Andrew Cuomo from accepting their ballot line. So, the WFP is considering replacement candidates, such as Alec Baldwin. In order for a party to retain its ballot access under NY law, the party must receive 50,000 votes for Governor.

The only route to single payer runs through the Green Party

IW: I found this press release to be too genteel.  The Democrats and Republicans put on a show that they fighting over reform while they were just fighting over how big a gift to give the Drug and Insurance companies.  While Obama pretended to be the feminist that Ms./NOW/NARAL claimed he was by shutting down […]

Green Party Governor campaigns to watch in 2010: CA, IL, MA, NV, OH & NY

Several Green candidates have launched campaigns in their states’ races for governor in 2010.  The Green Party of California will have a contested primary election for the gubernatorial race, with Laura Wells and Deacon Alexander competing for the nomination, to be decided on June 8. In recent years, gubernatorial races in some states have given […]

Levy switches to Republican. Yawn!

IW:  Kimberly thinks I need to write something about this.  No news article link posted here because it’s not really news. I knew Steve  Levy would be at home in either corporate party since he first ran for Suffolk County Executive.  That’s why we tried to run John Keenan on the Green Party line.  John […]

At Hofstra: (Democrat) Governor David Paterson announces his run for Governor [plus 3rd party candidates]

Just stumbled on Nassau News Live. Looks like and interesting site for local news, covering Hempstead, Uniondale, Roosevelt and Garden City. They also live blog some events. (Excerpt from) Nassau News Live Paterson Kicks Off Campaign in Hempstead Speaking at his alma mater of Hofstra University Saturday morning, Gov. David Paterson kicked off his election […]

Steve Levy announces exploratory commitee for Governor

(excerpt from) Daily Politics blog at The NY Daily News: Levy for Gov? By Elizabeth Benjamin …Three days into the 2010 cycle, Suffolk County [Executive] Steve Levy has announced that he is creating an exploratory committee for a potential run for governor this fall, setting up the possibility of a three-way Democratic primary for the […]

Hillary Clinton for NY Governor in 2010?

KW: Wow! It’s funny. Hillary Clinton just said in an interview that she wanted to quash rumors that keep coming up that she may run for Governor in NY in 2010. I follow these things pretty closely, and, I don’t remember hearing that rumor. Oh, well. It’s not like we like to mention Democrats around […]

In New Jersey: Twelve candidates for Governor

from Ballot Access News New Jersey Newspaper Feature Story on All Gubernatorial Candidates October 26th, 2009 The Morristown, New Jersey Daily Record has this [see link below] very long and complete story about the nine candidates for New Jersey Governor who have not been getting much publicity. The story, of course, features the Libertarian Party […]

Fri. Oct 9th: Illinois Governor debate with third parties included!

from a Free and Equal Press release: Illinois Gubernatorial Debate for 2010 Candidates to be Held Friday Event to be Streamed LIVE @ FreeAndEqual.org The Free & Equal Elections Foundation will hold a Gubernatorial Debate for 2010 Candidates in Du Quoin, IL this FRIDAY,October 9th, 2009 at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

Tensions between Gov Paterson and AG Cuomo over Jay Jacobs pick

(excerpt from) NY Daily News Attorney General Cuomo steaming over Gov. Paterson’s state Dem pick by Elizabeth Benjamin Tensions between Gov. Paterson and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have reached frosty new levels with the recent pick of a state Democratic boss. Paterson tapped Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs to replace June O’Neill, a veteran […]

What’s up with Sarah Palin?

Did you hear that Sarah Palin will be resigning as Governor of Alaska at the end of July? My first guess is that it is related to a scandal…either some of the investigations into how she handled employment issues, or something wild done by her husband or children. (As it was, it was a little […]

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