According to Michael Drucker’s story at TheIndependentView, the documents recently filed by the New York Women’s Equality Party, listing party officers and bylaws, are legally defective. When a group that had not previously been a qualified party polls at least 50,000 votes for Governor, it becomes a qualified party in New York. However, it must
On June 10, 2015, Dennis A. Hof changed his registration from “Republican” to “Libertarian”. On July 6, he said he is considering seeking the party’s U.S. Senate nomination next year. Hof is somewhat well-known. He is an author and owner of several houses of prostitution, and has been the star of a television show. See
Chuck Todd, Host of Meet the Press, Says he is Surprised There is No Strong Presidential Candidate Running Outside the Two Major Parties
Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press”, said on Sunday, July 5, that he is surprised no strong presidential candidate has emerged who is running outside the two major parties. Historically, such candidates don’t emerge until the election year itself. Theodore Roosevelt didn’t decide to organize his Progressive Party until June 1912, after Roosevelt had
USA Today’s Rick Hampson has this lengthy analysis of the virtues and flaws of debates that have as many as ten candidates. The latter part of the article discusses how candidates in such debates can succeed. The very bottom of the article gives the schedule and location for the next nine Republican presidential debates. Three
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this news story about Virginia’s presidential primary ballot access petition requirement. The link goes to a reprint of the story in another Virginia newspaper, the Star Exponent.
This Bloomberg Politics article authored by Steven Yaccino notes problems with the Fox News Republican debate criteria. Fox News still has not said which polls it will depend on to determine which Republicans will be invited into its August 6 debate. By contrast, CNN, which will host the September debate, has already said which polls