On October 3, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1419, which moves the deadline for new parties to get on the ballot for President from January to July.
New Hampshire Representative Joel Winters (D-Manchester) has introduced HB 2523, to change the definition of “political party” from a group that polled 4% for either Governor or U.S. Senator, to a group that polled 3% for either of those offices. … Continue reading
On September 30, U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg, a Clinton appointee, ruled that Arizona’s definition of “political committee” is too restrictive. A political committee must file before it carries out any campaign activity, and it must provide the name, … Continue reading
The Green Party recently learned that it is the recipient of a bequest of $50,000. The bequester, who had lived in Minnesota, had not told the party about the bequest while he was alive. The Green Party is now in … Continue reading
The October 2 Washington Post has this lengthy and sympathetic article about Rob Sarvis, the Libertarian nominee for Virginia Governor. The Washington Post has traditionally been very uninterested in covering minor party and independent candidates, and the Post even ignored … Continue reading
On September 30, a lower state court ruled that the “Save Westport Now” party nominees should be on the ballot for the November 5, 2013 election. See this story. Connecticut has a new election law that requires candidates nominated by … Continue reading