A Couple Items from Ballot Access News

Some updates from Ballot Access News on the state conventions of the Florida LP and the Nevada Green parties….

At least two state parties held nominating conventions on March 26. The Nevada Green Party nominated Craig Bergland for Governor. The Florida Libertarian Party decided not to nominate any candidates for statewide office, and none for U.S. House, but it nominated for two state legislative districts.

Why is the Florida LP so inactive? All it takes to get a candidate on the ballot for statewide office here is a few thousand dollars… you would think they’d be interested.

Also from BAN, some good news for the Constitution Party in Montana and Nebraska…

The Constitution Party is now ballot-qualified in Montana, as a result of obtaining 5,000 valid signatures on its party petition. This time, the party is running a candidate for a statewide office (Clerk of the Supreme Court), so it is highly likely to poll enough votes to remain on the ballot for 2008.

In Nebraska, the Constitution Party’s affiliate, the Nebraska Party, has also re-qualified, by submitting 4,735 valid signatures. The party is now the only party on the Nebraska ballot, except for the Democrats and Republicans. The party is extremely likely to poll enough votes to remain on the ballot for 2008 as well, since it has candidates for several statewide offices, and there is no Democrat in those races, making it virtually certain that it will poll 5%.

6 Responses to “A Couple Items from Ballot Access News”

  1. Freelancer Says:

    The Nebraska Party looks especially well positioned to get 5% in two statewide races that have only Republicans running.

  2. Austin Cassidy Says:

    I would suspect 15% or more wouldn’t be much of a problem.

  3. David A Spitzley Says:

    Regarding Florida, they’d need two things to run for statewide office: the couple thousand dollars, and a candidate. Depending on the health of the state party, it may not be entirely trivial to get either of those.

  4. George Phillies Says:

    Florida is ahead of Massacusetts at this point, in that Massachusetts has yet to schedule a state convention for the year.

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  6. Richard Paul Dembinsky Says:

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