by Project Vote, Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 08:38:38 AM EST
Mostly, Tuesday's state and local elections fell within the bounds of what observers might call "free and fair". However, there were enough rough spots to call attention to the fact that 2008, like 2004 and 2000, is likely to see a range of rules, laws, and tactics that will serve as barriers to participation.
by Adam T, Thu Nov 08, 2007 at 01:30:26 AM EST
These are the compiled from the figures on the Virginia Board of Elections website. I compiled them myself.
The results obviously are still unofficial, but I wouldn't expect major changes. These results come from after every precinct total came in.
Total Votes: 1,236,134
Democrats 589,674 47.7% (30 candidates)
Republicans 591,253 47.8% (27 candidates)
Indpendent Green 10,091 (2 candidates)
Libertarian 8,311 (2 candidates)
Write In 10,900
State House (or whatever it's called)
Total Votes: 1,213,702
Democrats 521,334 43.0% (67 candidates)
Republicans 622,877 51.3% (65 candidates)
Independent Green 4,339
Write In 11,905
by IvyTodd, Tue Jul 10, 2007 at 03:05:47 PM EDT
We are searching for new candidates (or current electeds) who best represent the interests of working families. The ones that think we can do better than these free trade agreements that merely amount to corporate welfare. The ones that think we can have health care for every citizen in this country. The ones that believe not only in a higher minimum wage but a living wage. The ones that think the power should be with the people and not the corporations.
There might be a local office (think city council, state rep, even your local parks board) in your area up for grabs this year, or even someone who has declared early intentions for 2008.
So who do you know?
by Pitin, Wed Jun 06, 2007 at 11:20:22 AM EDT
I apologize in advance for the long post but I could find no more concise way to explain the importance and significance of what Grant is doing. I hope you will take three-five minutes to read this post
As you may know we have two primary goals here at Next Generation Democrats (NGD); supporting young progressive candidates and more importantly, assisting young staffers trying to get a start in progressive politics.
by kydem, Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 02:56:25 PM EST
Earlier today, Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller announced that he will run for Governor. He has named Jefferson County Attorney Irv Maze as his running mate.
The campaign site is coming soon but it can be found at http://www.millermaze.com
More below the flip....