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Norm Coleman to concede in Minnesota Senate dispute
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Media reports indicate that now-former US Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) will concede, thus paving the way for Al Franken- the Democratic victor of the 2008 Election to the Class 2 seat from that State to be seated in the United States Senate.

"Ours is a government of laws, not men and women. The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken and I respect its decision and will abide by the result. It's time for Minnesota to come together under the leaders it has chosen and move forward. I join all Minnesotans in congratulating our newest United States Senator – Al Franken." --Senator Norm Coleman

Minnesota 2008 Senate Class 2 results

Minnesota Supreme Court declares Democrat Al Franken the winner of the November 2008 US Senate contest.
by Tony Roza

No information about if and when Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will sign the election certificate.

Details from The Hill: Minnesota court declares Franken Senate winner

3 changes to the 2009 candidate list - CA Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher resigns
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 10: Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher (Democratic) - Vacant Office. The Congressman resigned on Friday 26 June effective Saturday 27 June 2009. She was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will call special election to fill the vacant seat.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is 255 Democrats, 178 Republicans, and 2 vacant offices (California CDs 10 and 32).

Florida: Senate Class 3: Belinda Gail Quarterman Noah (Independent) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 4: Ted Christian (Independent) - added.

New York judge rules that all State Senators must meet in Extraordinary Sessions called by Governor: Appeal likely
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

New York Supreme Court (the trial court in New York State) Justice Joseph C. Teresi of Albany County (the county of which the state capital is the county seat) ruled today (Monday 29 June 2009) that an extraordinary session of the State Senate called by the State's Governor requires all State Senators to meet together in a single session. To this end, Judge Teresi ordered a full extraordinary session of the State Senate to convene tomorrow (Tuesday 30 June) morning.

Since Monday 22 June- when the annual session of the New York State Legislature was required, by law, to adjourn sine die- Governor David Paterson (D-New York) has been calling daily "extraordinary sessions" of the State Senate under his constitutional authority- per Article IV, section 3 of the State's Constitution- to convene the legislature, or the senate only, on extraordinary occasions. At extraordinary sessions no subject shall be acted upon, except such as the governor may recommend for consideration, this in an attempt to break the 31-31 organizational deadlock that has effectively frozen the State Senate for over a fortnight now.

Till now, the two "halves", as it were, of the State Senate have been meeting separately in the Senate chamber holding, in effect, "dueling sessions", neither of which, obviously, have the necessary quorum: A majority of each house [of the Legislature] shall constitute a quorum to do business (NY State Constitution: Article III, section 9). Governor Paterson went to court to argue that such "dueling sessions" did not at all fulfill the requirements of the "extraordinary session" provision of the State's Constitution.

Both sides in the dispute, however, say that the State's courts have no business meddling in the application of rules of the State Senate and it is reported that there will be an appeal, by one side or the other (if not both), of Judge Teresi's ruling filed tomorrow (Tuesday 30 June). Until this whole issue is fully adjudicated, therefore, the post of Senate President pro Tempore (which also determines who is effectively "acting Lieutenant Governor" of the State, hence the interest of TheGreenPapers.com in this dispute) remains essentially vacant and is still listed as such on this website.

9 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 5: Eric Wnuck (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Governor Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 20: Robert Paul Lowry (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Adam David Dolce (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Paul Jeffrey Sorum (Republican) - added.

Northern Marianas: Governor: Juan Nekai Babauta (Republican) - lost Primary.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Robert Dobbs (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Samuel Frank "Sam" Granato (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. Correction 29 June 2009: Party is Democratic.

Virginia: House CD 2: Edward Christopher "Ed" Maulbeck (Republican) - added.

Articles on today's Democratic Change Commission Meeting (re: 2012 Presidential Nomination Process)
by Tony Roza

DemRulz (includes link to meeting materials): DNC Change Commission Holds First Meeting

Frontloading HQ: DemRulz Liveblog of Democratic Change Commission Meeting

DemConWatch: DNC considering reduction or elimination of superdelegates

The Washington Post: There They Go Again: Fixing the Primary Process

ABC News: Democrats Work To Avoid 2008 Primary Strife

The Hill: Democrats to begin primary reform effort

Suzi LeVine: The Change Commission’s first meeting and History of Modern Day Democratic Presidential Nominations

The schedule (from unofficial sources)

  • Saturday 27 June 2009: Meeting
  • Saturday 29 August 2009: Meeting
  • Saturday 24 October 2009: Meeting
  • Saturday 5 December 2009: Meeting
  • Friday 1 January 2010: Recommendations to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee
Heinz Sablan Hofschneider and Arnold Indalecio Palacios win CNMI Republican Open Primary
by Tony Roza

Northern Marianas: Heinz Sablan Hofschneider and Arnold Indalecio Palacios have received the Republican party's nomination for Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively. Results from a media source: Marianas Variety

Update: Hofschneider won 3,382 votes while Babauta received 2,986 votes-- a difference of 396. The turnout was 58% of the anticipated 11,000 voters projected by the Republican Party.

14 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Attorney General: Luther Strange (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: Congressman Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Tony Bothwell (Democratic) - added; Gino VanGundy (Independent [Democratic]) - party was Democratic. House CD 11: David P. Bernal (Republican) - added. House CD 47: Quang X. Pham (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: Bill Hammons (Unity) - added.

Florida: Governor: state Senator Paula B. Dockery (Republican) - added. Chief Financial Officer: state Representative Pat Patterson (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Bill Kern (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: former state Senator J. Calvin "Cal" Cunningham, III (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Chester County Commissioner Carol Aichele (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Debra Medina (Republican) - added.

Saturday 27 June 2009: CNMI Republican Open Primary
by Tony Roza

Northern Marianas: Polling hours are 7:00a MPST (2100 UTC) to 6:00p MPST (0800 UTC). There will be no advance voting and no voting by absentee ballot. Confined voters will be permitted to cast their ballots in their homes. Sources:

Senate confirms Congressman Tauscher (D, CA, CD 10) as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control
by Tony Roza

This evening, the U.S. Senate confirmed Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher (Democratic, California CD 10) viva voce (by voice vote) as Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Once Congressman Tauscher resigns, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has two weeks to call a special election. The special election is held about 16-18 weeks later. Exactly 8 weeks before the special election, there is a non-partisan primary where all candidates run on a single ballot. If one candidate receives a majority (50% plus 1) of the vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top vote getter from each party participates in the special election.

10 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Fred Ramey (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 41: Patrick Harold "Pat" Meagher (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: state Senator Joshua "Josh" Penry (Republican) - added.

Idaho: House CD 1: Allan Salzberg (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: state Representative Dawn Hill (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Governor Deval L. Patrick (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Congressman Leonard Lance (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: David Brian Lasher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 3: Jane Ballard Dyer (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Governor: state Representative Leo Berman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Democratic Change Commission to Meet Saturday 27 June 2009
by Tony Roza

The 37 member Democratic Change Commission will hold its first meeting this coming Saturday in Washington. The Commission will address (1) setting the date the 2012 presidential primaries and caucuses may begin, (2) reducing the number of unpledged PLEOs ("Party leaders and Elected Officials" = superdelegates), and (3) improving the caucus systems. The Commission will make recommendations to the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee no later than 1 January 2010.

Democratic Party Links

2012 estimates made by TheGreenPapers (assuming the 2008 rules are used in 2012)

9 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Auditor: Secretary of State Charlie Daniels (Democratic) - added.

California: Governor: Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: Governor: state Senator Matt Murphy (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Charles "Charlie" Baker (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: Augustus Edgerton (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 23: former Port Henry Mayor Gary S. Cooke (Republican) - added.

Northern Marianas: Governor: Juan T. "Pan" Guerrero (Independent [Democratic]) - added; Ramon S. D. "Kumoi" Guerrero (Independent [Reform]) - added.

Vermont: House At-Large: Dan Weintraub (Democratic) - added.

18 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Joseph Huff (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 11: Brad Goehring (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Vincent Forras (Independent) - added.

Illinois: House CD 15: Samuel Thomas Spradlin (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Maurice Marion Sweeney (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Congressman "Charlie" Melancon, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman "Charlie" Melancon, Jr. (Democratic) - Open Seat; Congressman "Charlie" Melancon, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Sambo "Sam" Meas (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: state Representative Paul Kohls (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 13: Jeffrey Harlan "Jeff" Boss (Democratic) - added.

Northern Marianas: Governor: Juan Nekai Babauta (Republican) - added; Governor Benigno Repeki "Ben" Fitial (Covenant) - added as candidate; Heinz Sablan Hofschneider (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Michael Stephen "Mike" Yilit (Independent American) - added. House CD 3: D. Elaine Surma (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jeffrey Harlan "Jeff" Boss (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: Governor: former state Representative Ethan A. Berkowitz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Arkansas: Secretary of State: Sebastian County Clerk Doris Tate (Democratic) - added; State Lands Commissioner Mark Wilcox (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Commissioner of Agriculture: John Wilkinson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: former Auditor Patricia "Pat" Anderson (Republican) - added; state Representative Laura Brod (Republican) - added; Leslie Davis (Republican) - added; Commissioner of the Department Labor & Industry Steven A. "Steve" Sviggum (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Brad Lord-Leutwyler (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Congressman Carolyn B. Maloney (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 23: Ronald V. Uva (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Todd Lamb (Republican) - added; state Representative Colby Schwartz (Republican) - added; state Representative John A. Wright (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: Governor: June Griffin (Independent [Prohibition Party]) - added.

Texas: House CD 32: Grier Raggio (Democratic) - added.

2 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Missouri: Senate Class 3: state Senator Chuck Purgason (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Danny M. Francis (Democratic) - added.

6 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Tom Cox (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Charles Schollenberger (Democratic) - added. Governor: state Senator Chris Steineger (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh (Republican) - Open Office.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: state Senator David L. Williams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 23: Douglas L. "Doug" Hoffman (Republican) - added.

State judge will not get involved in NY State Senate leadership dispute
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

NEW YORK State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara has dismissed the case of Smith v. Espada, thereby refusing to intervene in the dispute between the two Major Parties over which controls the now-tied State Senate, a deadlock that has left the position of Senate President pro Tempore (which, in turn, determines who is next in line to succeed to the Governorship of NEW YORK, given that the office of Lieutenant Governor has been vacant since David Paterson succeeded to the Governor's Chair upon the resignation of Governor Eliot Spitzer in March 2008) in limbo.

Deadline for NY State Senate to "get its act together" moved up to 1 PM, judge now says
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson [TheGreenPapers.com Staff]

NEW YORK State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara, currently assigned to the Court of Claims (which hears cases involving claims against the State government) in the State Capital, Albany, and hearing the case of Smith v. Espada in which the plaintiff claims that what is now being called "the Albany coup"- in which the Republicans originally seized control of leadership of the State Senate (but, re: which, the State Senate is now deadlocked- as regards organization and, therefore, scheduling bills for the Legislative Calendar and such- at 31-31)- was illegal as it took place after the State Senate had already adjourned for the legislative day of Monday 8 June, has extended the deadline for resolution of the dispute between the two Major Parties in the State Senate to 1 PM local (1700 GMT) today (Tuesday 16 June 2009). Justice McNamara will not rule on the case before that time. The post of acting Lieutenant Governor- which is held by the person who is designated State Senate President pro Tempore- remains effectively vacant, since the two sides have not been able to agree on who should be serving in that capacity- renegade Democrat Pedro Espada, Jr., who was chosen by the Republicans, or someone else designated by the ostensibly majority Democrats (based solely on Party designations of the State Senators).

16 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Secretary of State: Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk Pat O'Brien (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 25: Jacquese L. "Jackie" Conaway (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 12: John Stone (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Idaho: House CD 1: state Representative Ken A. Roberts (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Treasurer: Robin Kelly (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: state Representative Rod A. Roberts (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Governor: Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: state Representative John DeJoie (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Bob Giuda (Republican) - added.

New York: Lieutenant Governor: "acting" Lt. Gov.: State Senator (President pro Tempore) - Vacant Office, party was Democratic.

Ohio: Secretary of State: former Ashtabula County Treasurer Sandy O'Brien (Republican) - added. Attorney General: former Senator Michael "Mike" DeWine (Republican) - added; Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney David Yost (Republican) - added. Treasurer: state Representative Josh Mandel (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Edward H. "Ted" Pitts, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Bradley Rees (Republican) - added.

NY State Senate now tied; acting Lt Gov post vacant; per judge's order, Senate has until 10 AM tomorrow to resolve this
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Due to the re-defection of one of the two "independent Democrats" back to the Democratic fold- in this case, Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens County)- the NEW YORK State Senate is now deadlocked, re: organizational purposes, at 31-31 [the other "independent Democrat" defector- Pedro Espada, Jr. (D-Bronx County)- who was designated State Senate President pro Tempore (and, thereby, acting Lieutenant Governor) last week remains with the Republicans for organizational purposes). As a result, neither Party functionally controls the State Senate and, therefore, the post of President pro Tempore is, technically, now in abeyance.

Meanwhile, the judge of the State Supreme Court (the general trial court in NEW YORK) hearing the legal challenge by the Democratic leadership of the State Senate to the events of last week which originally led to this situation has ordered the State Senate to resolve this dispute on its own by 10 AM EDT (1400 UTC) tomorrow (Tuesday 16 June 2009).

please see NEW YORK 2009 page

7 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 2: Robert E. "Rob" John, Jr. (Independent) - added.

Arizona: House CD 8: Brian Allan Miller (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 3: Bill Slaton (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: Les Marsden (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Governor: state Senator Kirk W. Dillard (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: Governor: Bill Luckett (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: David Bond Westlake, IV (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: House CD 4: Will Gregory (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Anthony "Tony G" Gentile (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: former state Representative Bill Haas (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Thomas "Tom" Schweich (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: House CD 3: John Guedry (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: state Senator Darrel J. Aubertine (Democratic, Independence) - party was Democratic.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Frank Roche (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: state Representative Bryan R. Lentz (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Attorney General: Barry Cooper (Libertarian) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Anita Hartke (Democratic) - added.

5 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Georgia: Governor: Ray City Mayor Carl Camon (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: Governor: Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: state Senator Paul McKinley (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 2: Bill Cooper (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Governor Jim Doyle (Democratic) - added as candidate.

12 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 24: Winter Park City Commissioner Karen Diebel (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 14: Ethan Hastert (Republican) - added.

New York: Lieutenant Governor: "acting" Lt. Gov.: State Senator (President pro Tempore) Pedro Espada, Jr. (Democratic) - Incumbent added; "acting" Lt. Gov.: former State Senator (Majority Leader/President pro Tempore) Malcolm A. Smith (Democratic) - incumbent removed. House CD 23: Paul Maroun (Republican) - added; Michael P. "Mike" Oot (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe (Democratic) - lost Primary; former state Delegate Brian J. Moran (Democratic) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor William T. "Bill" Bolling (Republican) - Renominated; Russell County Supervisor At-Large Jon I. Bowerbank (Democratic) - lost Primary; A. Michael "Mike" Signer (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Attorney General Bill Mims (Republican) - Open Office.

VIRGINIA PRIMARY: Creigh Deeds wins Dem Gov nomination
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
 
VIRGINIA PRIMARY: Jody Wagner wins Dem Lt Gov nomination
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
 
VIRGINIA PRIMARY: the polls have now closed!!!
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

VIRGINIA PRIMARY returns from an official source.

the link above brings one to the Democratic Primary results (the only Statewide primaries are for nominations in this Party), but there is a link to other Republican results on the page which comes up.

Dispute erupts over who is NY's acting Lt Gov: which Party is now really the Majority in the State Senate?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Yesterday (8 June 2009), two Democrats in the New York State Senate declared themselves "independent" of their Party and agreed to caucus with the Republicans, giving the GOP effective control of that chamber. As part of this move, one of the "independents"- Pedro Espada, Jr.- was named State Senate President pro Tempore, which would also make him acting Lieutenant Governor. However, State Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith claims that he is still President pro Tempore (thus, also still acting Lieutenant Governor) on grounds that the actual vote which changed which Party is the Majority was in violation of State Senate rules: he has stated he is going to court to challenge this change in status.

please see NEW YORK page

8 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Kansas: House CD 4: Susan G. Ducey (Independent) - added. Secretary of State: Chris Biggs (Democratic) - added; J.R. Claeys (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Congressman Edward "Ed" Whitfield (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maine: House CD 2: Jason Levesque (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 23: Miguel Ortiz (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Christopher "Chris" DeCarlo (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Glenda Gail "Gail" Parker (Independent Greens) - apparently not a candidate.

Tuesday 9 June 2009: VIRGINIA PRIMARY-- Democrats only re: Gov., Lt. Gov.-- polls close 7 PM local (2300 GMT)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
29 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Stuart M. Starky (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Jim Ward (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 2: David Meeks (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Larry "Beau" Stricklin (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Mark Evan Van Wyk (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Stuart M. Starky (Democratic) - correction - Mr. Starky is running for the Senate in Arizona not Connecticut.

Florida: Attorney General: state Senator Daniel "Dan" Gelber (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 18: Carl Douglas Ray (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: state Senator Marlin A. Stutzman (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Edward Matthew "Matt" Lockett (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 2: Congressman Anh "Joseph" Cao (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Governor: Governor Martin O'Malley (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: state Senator Paul Edward Koering (Republican) - added; state Representative Marty Seifert (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Edward "Mr Clean" Hamilton (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Ann McLane Kuster (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Josh Futterman (Democratic) - added; Jonathan Tasini (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: state Senator Darrel J. Aubertine (Democratic) - added; Matt Doheny (Republican) - added; John Sullivan (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr. (Democratic) - Open Seat; Steven Welch (Republican) - added; W. Craig Williams (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 4: Trey Gowdy (Republican) - added; David L. Thomas (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 7: Greg Robert Rabidoux (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Casey Owen Anderson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Carvel St. John (Independent) - added.

13 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Mark Darr (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Charlie Daniels (Democratic) - Open Office. Auditor: Auditor Jim Wood (Democratic) - Open Office. Commissioner of State Lands: Monty Davenport (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Peter L. Allen (Independence) - added. House CD 7: Heather Beaven (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Todd W. Long (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: state Representative Tyrone K. Yates (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 15: Jake Towne (Libertarian) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Tommy Crangle (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Donn Janes (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Governor: state Senator Susan J. Bartlett (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jerry Leon Carroll (Nonpartisan) - added.

New page: May a State regularly elect its US Sen & Rep on a date other than Tue next after the first Mon in Nov?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

May a State ever again regularly elect, by law, its U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress on a date other than Federal Election Day (the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November)?

Essentially, the question is asking if a State could still, in open defiance of 2 USC 7 [which sets the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November as the date on which United States Senators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives from the several States- and, yes, even Territorial Delegates or their equivalent (Resident Commissioners from the freely-associated non-State Commonwealths)- must be, under ordinary circumstances, elected], legally adopt a date for regularly electing Members of Congress other than that provided in 2 USC 7.

5 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: former Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Governor: former Governor Roy E. Barnes (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Christopher "Chris" Johnston (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Congressman Christopher P. "Chris" Carney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New page: Dates of biennial Federal Elections for Congress: from 1872 on
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Dates of biennial Federal Elections for Congress: from 1872 on

At the beginning of the American Federal system, there was no regulation as to the actual dates on which the People of the several States of the Union were to elect their Members of Congress (meaning Representatives in Congress, since United States Senators were originally chosen by the legislatures of their respective States); indeed, there wasn't even any constitutional provision respecting just when the terms of office in each house of Congress were specifically to begin (and end)!

31 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Governor: former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Stewart Moore (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Stan Cooke (Republican) - added; Paul Lambert (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: state Senator John McKinney (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: State Senator Jim Barnett (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Andrew James Duck (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. "Mike" Bouchard (Republican) - added; David Brandon (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Governor Tim Pawlenty (Republican) - Open Chair.

New Jersey: Governor: Governor Jon S. Corzine (Democratic) - Renominated; Roger Bacon (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Glen Ridge Mayor Carl A. Bergmanson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeffrey Harlan "Jeff" Boss (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jason Cullen (Independent) - added; Joshua Leinsdorf (Independent) - added; Alvin Lindsay, Jr. (Independent) - added; Steven M. "Steve" Lonegan (Republican) - lost Primary; David R. Meiswinkle (Independent) - added; state Assemblyman Richard A. "Rick" Merkt (Republican) - lost Primary; Gregory "Greg" Pason (Socialist Party USA) - added; Gary T. Steele (Independent) - added; Gary Stein (Independent) - added; Shannon Wright (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: Governor: state Senator Michael S. Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Jon Barela (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Congressman John M. McHugh (Republican) - Open Seat.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Mike Minter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 2: James John "Jim" Parker (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts (Democratic) - Open Chair.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Cherilyn Eager (Republican) - added.

NEW JERSEY PRIMARY... Christie wins GOP Gubernatorial nomination
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

former United States Attorney CHRIS CHRISTIE has won today's Republican Primary for Governor of New Jersey.

NEW JERSEY PRIMARY... Gov Corzine wins Democratic nomination for Governor
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Governor JON S. CORZINE has been renominated for Governor of New Jersey in the Democratic Primary today.

CORRECTION... NEW JERSEY PRIMARY results link
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NEW JERSEY PRIMARY: results from a media source
by from a media source
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/elections/local/results?state=NJ
NEW JERSEY PRIMARY: the polls have now closed!!!
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
awaiting returns
President Obama to nominate Congressman John M. McHugh (R-NY CD 23) for Secretary of the Army.
by Tony Roza
Tuesday 2 June 2009: NEW JERSEY PRIMARY
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G09/NJ.phtml

polls close at 8 PM EDT (0000 UTC)

Primaries for Governor in both Major Parties

14 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 6: Richard Grayson (Green) - added.

California: House CD 27: Mark Steven Reed, Sr. (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - added; state Senator Daniel "Dan" Gelber (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Hawaii: Governor: former state Senator John S. Carroll (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 5: Rick Wilson (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Howard Wayne Houchen (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: state Representative Curt Schroder (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Damian David Dachowski (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 23: Jonathan Scott "Scott" Larson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Patrick Muldoon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: John Brownlee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dave Foster (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia Republicans nominate 2009 candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General
by Tony Roza (further editing by Richard E. Berg-Andersson)

At their 2009 State Convention in Richmond, the Virginia Republican Party nominated former Attorney General Robert F. "Bob" McDonnell for Governor, re-nominated Lieutenant Governor William T. "Bill" Bolling for Lieutenant Governor, and nominated state Senator Ken Cuccinelli, II for Attorney General.

The Democrats will choose their candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor by Primary on Tuesday 9 June 2009. There will be no Democratic primary for Attorney General since only one candidate, State Delegate Stephen C. "Steve" Shannon, has declared.

Vox Populi: "If Norm Coleman Appeals To The US Supreme Court, Does It Have Jurisdiction?"
by Tony Roza

Vox Populi - A Letter to the Editor: If Norm Coleman Appeals To The US Supreme Court, Does It Have Jurisdiction? by Ray Fleetwood

35 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Treasurer: Treasurer Kay Ivey (Republican) - Open Office.

Alaska: Governor: Gerald L. "Jerry" Heikes (Republican) - added.

Arizona: Governor: Kent Warren Couchee (Independent) - added; Attorney General Terry Goddard (Democratic) - added; Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Paul Mitchell (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Ruth McClung (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Terry Goddard (Democratic) - Open Office; Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne (Republican) - added; state Representative David M. Lujan (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne (Republican) - Open Office; Margaret Dugan (Republican) - added; state Senator John Huppenthal (Republican) - added; Mary Lou Taylor (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 10: Tiffany Attwood (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Belinda Gail Quarterman Noah (Republican) - added. Governor: Joe Allen (Democratic) - added; Michael E. Arth (Democratic) - added; John Wayne Smith (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: William E. Fisher, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Michael F. "Mike" Yost (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Stephen J. Bacon (No Party Affiliation) - party corrected. House CD 9: Arthur E. Richardson, III (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Dennis Lamb (Republican) - added; Brian Reilly (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Jim "Heinie" Heinzelman, Sr. (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Keith S. Messina (Independent) - added; Earl Henry Sholley (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Scott Baier (Green) - party was Democratic; Fair Haven Mayor Michael "Mike" Halfacre (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: George K. Phillips (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Mike Minter (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 3: James Galyean (Republican) - added.

Utah: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 2: Daniel Peter Theron (Democratic) - added.

Nevada moves primary from August to 2nd Tuesday in June
by Tony Roza

Governor Gibbons signed SB 162 (history) on 28 May 2009. The bill becomes effective 1 October 2009 and moves the state's primary from August (12th Tuesday before the general election) to the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year. [NRS 293.175]

21 changes to the 2009 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: Governor: former state Representative Ethan A. Berkowitz (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: Governor: state Representative David Bradley (Democratic) - added; Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 10: David Harmer (Republican) - added.

Florida: Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Eric Draper (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 9: Whitfield County Commissioner Mike Cowan (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Donald Lowery (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Governor Chester "Chet" Culver (Democratic) - added as candidate; state Representative Christopher Rants (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 7: state Senator Gary W. Nodler (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Christopher Nathan Geary (Republican) - party corrected.

New Jersey: Governor: Kostas Petris (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: state Senator Malcolm Graham (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Nathaniel Cooper (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: state Representative William C. "Bill" Kortz, II (Democratic) - party corrected; Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr. (Independent) - added.

Texas: Governor: state Representative Leo Berman (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 9: Pierce County Councilmember Dick Muri (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Paulette Garin (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Thomas E. "Tom" Petri (Republican) - added as candidate.