The Green Papers: What's New?

First Quarter (Jan - Mar) 2010

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20 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Simone De Moore (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Don Chamberlain (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 24: Bennett Jay Ross (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 3: Jim Wilhelm (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Ronald Beller (Republican) - added; Martin Lindstedt (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: William C. "Bill" Haas (Republican) - added; Arthur Lieber (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Steven R. Hedrick (Libertarian) - added; Nicholas J. "Nick" Ivanovich (Constitution) - added. House CD 4: Thomas Holbrook, II (Libertarian) - added; Jeff Parnell (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Randall D. "Randy" Langkraehr (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Clint Hylton (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Scott Eckersley (Democratic) - added; Steve Hunter (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Christopher W. Dwyer (Libertarian) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Robert Dobbs (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Theron Hamilton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 6: Ben Leming (Democratic) - added.

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by Tony Roza

Indiana: House CD 4: Michael C. "Mike" Hight (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Randolph S. Vance (Write-in) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Doug McNeil (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Thomas Defibaugh, Sr. (Republican) - Was running in CD 5 as a Democrat. Now running in CD 3 as a Republican.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Richard Charles Tolbert (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Fred Sauer (Republican) - added; Marshall Works (Republican) - added. House CD 4: James "Bryant" Walker (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Ron Shawd (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Theodore "Ted" Rights (Democratic) - added; Christopher Ryan (Republican) - added.

New York: Governor: former Congressman Enrico Anthony "Rick" Lazio (Republican [Conservative]) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 4: Dan Maloney (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Joseph Hayon (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Anthony "Tony" Melé (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Mario Paolini (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Michael D. "Mike" Ruckes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Rick Mahler (Libertarian [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Tennessee: Governor: David Gatchell (Independent) - added; Linda Perry (Independent) - added; Howard Switzer (Independent) - added; Wayne Young (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Nathan Harden (Republican) - added; Joe Moore (Independent) - added; Tom Walsh (Independent) - added. House CD 6: Brett Carter (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Brady Thomas (Independent) - added.

Vermont: House At-Large: Keith Stern (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Chris Boyd (Republican) - added; Maria D. Rodriguez-Salazar (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

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by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: state Representative Andrew M. "Andy" Tobin (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Jonathon Ryan Hill (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Terry Lon Myers (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 1: Mark Zydanowicz (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 5: Samuel Fenn "Fenn" Little, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 13: David Gordon "Dave" Orr (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Donnie H. "Don" Harris (Independent) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: David Theodore "Dave" King (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Robert "Bob" Shapiro (Republican) - added. Auditor: Earle Stroll (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 1: Danny Edward Davis (Independent) - added. House CD 6: Jacob W. "Jack" Hoogendyk, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 1: Christopher Charles "Chris" Cantwell (Republican [Libertarian]) - added. House CD 18: Mark Rosen (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Kristia Natalia Cavere (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 13: James Anthony Hardesty (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Miki Booth (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Chad Clopper (Independent) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: William J. "Bill" Clegg, III (Republican) - added.

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California: Synchronized to the California Secretary of State's Unofficial List of 8 June Primary Candidates. Senate Class 3: Steven Samuel Greyclanus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tim Kalemkarian (Republican) - added; Charles Edward Lincoln (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Edward C. Noonan (American Independent) - added; Brian Quintana (Democratic) - added; Al Salehi (American Independent) - added; Jan B. Tucker (Peace And Freedom) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Jim M. Dimov (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Vibert Green (Democratic) - added; Vincent E. May (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Fred M. Medill (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; William M. Morrison (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charles "Chuck" Pindea, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Stephen L. Rush (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Nadia B. Smalley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Chengzhi Yang (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Robert Bates (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Ted Crisell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bert Davis (Republican) - added; state Senator Alan Lowenthal (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Merton Short (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Randy Franck (Republican) - added; Loren Hanks (Republican) - added; Zane Starkewolf (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Bill Durston (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Roskey (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 5: Gerald Allen Frink (Peace And Freedom) - added; Phelps Hobart (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Michael Halliwell (Republican) - added; Peter Christian Romanowsky (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Eugene E. Ruyle (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 7: John Fitzgerald (Democratic) - added; Virginia Fuller (Republican) - added; Eugene Ray (Republican) - added; Rick Tubbs (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Philip Berg (Libertarian) - added; Summer J. Shields (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Larry Allen (Peace And Freedom) - added; Jason Eyer (Libertarian) - added; Gerald Hashimoto (Republican) - added; Dave Heller (Green) - added. House CD 10: Buddy Burke (Republican) - added; Gary Clift (Republican) - added; Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - added as candidate; Mark Alan Loos (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Robert D. Beadles (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David P. Bernal (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey David "Jeff" Takada (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Mike Moloney (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Justin Jelincic (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Ronny Santana (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Raymond L. Chukwu (Republican) - added; Kevin Patrick Gordon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; S. Joseph "Joe" Simitian (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Robert Paul Howell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Pete Andresen (Republican) - added; Gary Richard Arnold (Republican) - added; Arthur V. Dunn (Democratic) - added; Mary V. Larkin (Libertarian) - added; Eric Petersen (Green) - added; Jeff Taylor (Republican) - added. House CD 18: David Lee Buxton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: John Estrada (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Carole Lee Miller (Republican) - added; Darrell M. Stafford (Libertarian) - added. House CD 24: Marta Ann Jorgensen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jill Marie Martinez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Mark Butler (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Jenny Worman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 29: Morton R. "Mort" Large (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 31: Sal Genovese (Democratic) - added; Stephen C. Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Edward "Ed" Schmerling (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Morris F. Griffin (Democratic) - added; Howard C. "Howie" Mandel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Nick Juan Mostert (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Wayne Miller (Republican) - added; David Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 35: K. Bruce Brown (Republican) - added. House CD 36: Herb Peters (Libertarian) - added; Andrew J. Sharp (Republican) - added. House CD 37: Lee Davis (Democratic) - added; Star Parker (Republican) - added. House CD 38: Robert Vaughn (Republican) - added. House CD 39: Chrystopher Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Smith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 40: Christina Avalos (Democratic) - added. House CD 41: Eric R. Stone (Republican) - added. House CD 42: Louie A. Contreras (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mark Lambert (Libertarian) - added; David Su (Republican) - added. House CD 43: Scott Folkens (Republican) - added. House CD 46: Barak Lurie (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ron St. John (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 48: Mike Binkley (Libertarian) - added. House CD 49: Dion Clark (American Independent) - added; Mike Paster (Libertarian) - added. House CD 50: Miriam E. Clark (Peace And Freedom) - added; William Griffith (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Lars Grossmith (Libertarian) - added. House CD 52: Michael Benoit (Libertarian) - added; Connie Frankowiak (Democratic) - added; Ray Lutz (Democratic) - added. House CD 53: Randall Steven "Randy" Arrington (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paul Dekker (Libertarian) - added; Charles Miller Merriman, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Vincent P. "Vince" Codispoti (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David L. Harris (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Controller: Lawrence G. Beliz (American Independent) - added; Edward J. "Ted" Costa (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Evans (Republican) - added; Gary Felien (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Kevin Murray (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Insurance Commissioner: former state Assemblyman Patty Berg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 3: former [NEW HAMPSHIRE] U.S. Senator Robert Clinton "Bob" Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Anthony "Tony" Knox, Sr. (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 16: St. Lucie County Commissioner Christopher Lee "Chris" Craft (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 1: Rob Fisher (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 3: Rusty Wallace (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Eric James McElroy (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Jerry Fowler (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Alvin M. Greene (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: Shelby County District Attorney General William L. "Bill" Gibbons (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Warren Mosler (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: Anthony Paul Penoso (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: state Representative Jeff May (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rob Woodall (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1 Special: C. Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam (Republican) - added; Jim Brewer (Nonpartisan) - added; Vinny Browne (Democratic) - added; Charles "Googie" Collins (Republican) - added; Douglas Crum (Republican) - added; Rafael "Del" Del Castillo (Democratic) - added; John "Raghu" Giuffre (Republican) - added; Philmund "Phil" Lee (Democratic) - added; Karl F. Moseley (Nonpartisan) - added; Kalaeloa Strode (Nonpartisan) - added; Steve Tataii (Nonpartisan) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Stephene Moore (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Governor: Albert Daniel (Unenrolled) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Eddie Vendetti (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Alain Lareau (Constitution) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Antonio "Tony" Laszacs (Republican) - added. Auditor: Abdul Akram (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Richard B. "Dick" Withington (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 3: Michael "Mike" Krsiean (Independent) - previously listed as Constitution.

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California: House CD 14: Dave Chapman (Republican) - added.

Georgia: To insure military and overseas voters receive their ballots in time, the Special Election to fill the vacant CD 9 U.S. House seat caused by the Sunday 21 March 2010 resignation of Republican Congressman Nathan Deal has been moved ahead by 2 weeks.

All candidates will run on a single ballot on Tuesday 11 May 2010. If any candidate receives a majority (50% plus 1) of the vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters will participate in a Tuesday 8 June 2010 runoff.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Michael Alger (Independent) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Larry Richter (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Theron Hamilton (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Gary L. Burgess, Sr. (Republican) - added; Tom Thompson (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Kevin Weiland (Democratic) - added.

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Arizona: Governor: Samuel "Tim" Willis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Gary Nine (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 6: Steve Schonberg (Democratic) - previously listed as Write-in. House CD 8: Peg Dunmire (Tea Party [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Michael D. Hansen (Independent) - added.

Maryland: House CD 3: Jerry McKinley (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Harmony Wu (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Don Hussey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative Maryanne Lewis (Independent [Democratic]) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Stacy Mathia (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Dennis Lennox (Republican) - added.

New York: Governor: Carl P. Paladino (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Tom Guild (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: Pia Varma (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Christopher Howard "Chris" Paige (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 8: Luther T. Mercer, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: House At-Large: David Wendt (Democratic) - added.

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California: Governor: Keely Ann Craig (Independent) - added. House CD 6: Karl Schroeder, Jr. (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 13: Rick Eaton (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 9 Special: Governor Sonny Perdue has called a Special Election to fill the vacant CD 9 U.S. House seat caused by the Sunday 21 March 2010 resignation of Congressman Nathan Deal.

On Tuesday 27 April 2010 all candidates will run on a single ballot. If any candidate receives a majority (50% plus 1) of the vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters will participate in a Tuesday 25 May 2010 runoff. While the special election is non-partisan, each candidate’s party affiliation is listed on the ballot. The next regular election is Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Sanquetta Taylor (Democratic) - added. Comptroller: Brendan Madigan (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 2: Chris Larson (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 4: Jason Michael Braun (Libertarian) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Jerry Dean Carter (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Greg Dagani (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jim Duensing (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey Wayne "Jeff" Durbin (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Charles William "Chuck" Flume, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charles "Chuck" Kozak (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Roy A. Woofter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Paul S. Reeves (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jack Lund Schofield (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Eleanor C. "Ellie" Ahern (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Bradley K. "Brad" Lord-Leutwyler (Republican) - previously listed as Independent; Barry Michaels (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Stephen Patrick Nohrden (Republican) - added; Shanna S. Phillips (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Danny M. Francis (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3; David Robert Malpass (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3. House CD 20: David A. Harper (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Paul Beers Bertan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: Senate Class 3: David O. Leavitt (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James Russell Williams, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Farley Anderson (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Ryan Nielson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 2: Casey Owen Anderson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ryan John Kelly (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Jennifer London (Republican) - added; Paul Morel (Democratic) - added.

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Arizona: House CD 3: Steven Carl Moak (Republican) - added; Brian Alan Scott (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 5: Erik Smitt (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Mark Williams (Libertarian) - added. House CD 30: Charles Edward "Chuck" Wilkerson (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Dan "Kilo" Sallis (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Martin L. Buchanan (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Clint Jones (Libertarian) - added; Jeffrey W. Schitter (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Gregory "Greg" Gilman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Seth Anthony (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Jerell B. Klaver (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Buckley W. "Buck" Bailey (Libertarian) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: L. Lee Whitnum (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Kevin Lembo (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Jeffrey M. "Jef" Cheney (Republican) - added. Attorney General: state Representative Cameron C. "Cam" Staples (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: state Representative Jeff May (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Congressman Nathan Deal (Republican) - Vacant Office. He resigned from the U. S. House immediately after the Democrats passed the health care bill.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 253 Democrats, 177 Republicans, and 5 vacant seats (Florida CD 19, Georgia CD 9, Hawaii CD 1, New York CD 29, Pennsylvania CD 12).

Iowa: Senate Class 3: Sal Mohamed (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: state Senator Thomas M. "Tom" Bakk (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: House CD 1: Michele Fiore (Republican) - added; Chuck Flume (Republican) - added; Mike Monroe (Republican) - added; Scott Neistadt (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Wes Sonner (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Alonzo Lawrence Hosford (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Michael Sepe (Republican) - added; Thomas Thomassian (Independent) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: Paul James Schaffner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring (Republican) - added as candidate. Tax Commissioner: Tax Commissioner Cory Fong (Republican) - added as candidate.

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North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Paul Jeffrey Sorum (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House At-Large: Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: James J. Condit, Jr. (Constitution) - added. House CD 10: Jason Werner (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Matt Brakey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas Pekarek (Write-in [Republican]) - added. House CD 13: Frank Chestney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Kevin Kapel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Mark Pitrone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lindsey Dean Sutton (Write-in [Constitution]) - added; Helen Haskett Wolfe (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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Florida: House CD 6: Donald E. Browning (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Randy Lynn Bergquist (Constitution) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Paul Venable (Constitution) - added; Eldon Wallace (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: former Congressman William T. "Bill" Sali (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Katherine Burton (Republican) - added; Mike Crawford (Democratic) - added; Brian Schad (Independent) - added. Controller: Bruce Robinett (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Jonathan Narcisse (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Phil Dunkelbarger (Independent [Democratic]) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Linda Goldthorpe (Republican) - added; Don Hooper (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Steven Wilson (Libertarian) - added.

South Carolina: Adjutant General: Adjutant General Stanhope S. "Stan" Spears (Republican) - Open Office; Robert E. Livingston, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Jeremy Friedbaum (Republican) - added. Governor: Daniel Van "Dan" Oaks, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Morgan E. Bowen (Democratic) - added; Kirk D. Pearson (Constitution) - added; Mike Ridgway (Republican) - added; Jared Paul Stratton (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Wayne L. Hill (Independent) - added. House CD 3: Joseph L. Puente (Independent) - added; Jake Shannon (Libertarian) - added; Douglas Sligting (Constitution) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Bill Tucker (Independent) - added.

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California: Governor: Chengzhi Yang (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 4: former Fort Collins City Councilmember Diggs Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Georgia: House CD 7: state Senator Donald Kenneth "Don" Balfour, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Idaho: Governor: Tamara Wells (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Stan Olson (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Adam David Dolce (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Pete Buttigieg (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Sam Locke (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Auditor: Mike Lake (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 2: Ashley Norwood (Reform) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Doyle Trent (America First) - added.

New York: Governor: Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (Democratic) - Mr. Levy will announce, on 19 March 2010, that he is now seeking the Republican nomination for Governor instead of the Democratic nomination.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Clark Duffe (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent.

Tennessee: Governor: Marivuana Stout Leinoff (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Clarra Berry (Independent) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Sam F. Granato (Democratic) - added. Governor: W. Andrew McCullough (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Karen Hyer (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 4: Greg Jenkins (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Matt Mosley (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: David Dotson (Libertarian) - added.

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California: Governor: Peter Schurman (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Merton Short (American Independent) - added. Secretary of State: David L. Harris (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: William D. Crawford (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: Bob Krause (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Mike La Coste (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Chris Sanger (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Brenna Findley (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Secretary of State: On 16 March 2010, Governor Mark Parkinson (Democratic) appointed state Securities Commissioner Chris Biggs (Democratic) to be the new Secretary of State. Former Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh (Republican) who was first elected 1994 and re-elected in 1998, 2002, and 2006 resigned 15 February 2010 to become a senior vice president for NIC Inc. On 15 June 2009 Mr. Thornburgh had announced that he would neither run for Governor nor run for re-election.

Illinois: Governor Pat Quinn signed SB 355. The bill moves the state's primary from the first Tuesday in February to the third Tuesday in March.

Maryland: House CD 3: Greg Bartosz (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Sherry L. Brooks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 17: Elaine Mastromatteo (Green) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 3: state Senator Anthony Shane "Shane" Massey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Governor: Nigel M. Reid, Sr. (Independent) - added; Mark Wright (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Billy Earp (Democratic) - added; Hugh White, IV (Independent) - added. House CD 3: Donald Barkman (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Richard Johnson (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Kindra Cotton (Independent) - added; Brendan Finucane, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Jim Boyd (Independent) - added; Marvin Davidson (Independent) - added; Mark Davis (Republican) - added; Bruce McLellan (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Leonard Ladner (Republican) - added; J. William Stone (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Mark Rawles (Independent) - added; Mitchell Redmond (Republican) - added.

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

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Alabama: House CD 5: David J. Maker (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: Governor: Stanford Drew Collins (Independent) - added; Harold F. Howard (Independent) - added; Ben H. Jankowski (Independent) - added; Fredrick Scotty (Independent) - added; Alvin Ray Yount (Libertarian) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Gary Nine (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: Jim M. Dimov (Republican) - added; Clarence Larry (Independent) - added; David Tully-Smith (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: David L. Harris (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Richard Castaldo (Peace And Freedom) - added; Erich Miller (Libertarian) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Joseph Gschwendtner (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Gary Swing (Green) - added.

Idaho: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Brad Little (Republican) - added as candidate. Controller: Todd Hatfield (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 7: former state Senator Gene Waldorf (Independent [Democratic-Farmer Labor]) - added.

Nevada: House CD 1: Ed Klapproth (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Joseph P. Silvestri (Libertarian) - added.

Utah: Governor: Dell "Superdell" Schanze (Republican) - added.

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Arizona: Governor: Barry Hess (Libertarian) - added; Johnnie E. Robinson, III (Republican) - added; Steven H. Slaton (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Jeffrey W. "Jeff" Smith (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 5. Attorney General: Tajudeen "Taj" Oladiran (Republican) - added; Andrew Thomas (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Theodore "Ted" Carpenter (Republican) - added; Doug Ducey (Republican) - added; Thane Eichenauer (Libertarian) - added; Barbara Leff (Republican) - added; Thayer Verschoor (Republican) - added. Mine Inspector: Mine Inspector Joe Hart (Republican) - added as candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Beth Price (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 28: Carlos A. Rodriguez (Libertarian) - added; Richard A. Valdez (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Jaimes Brown (Libertarian) - added.

Idaho: Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Blessinger (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Mack Sermon (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Joseph S. "Joe" Bell (Independent) - previously listed as Constitution; Randall C. "Randy" Stufflebeam (Constitution) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. Governor: Michael White (Constitution) - previously listed as Independent. Lieutenant Governor: Jeff Trexler (Constitution) - added. Secretary of State: Gary Dunlap (Constitution) - added. Attorney General: Louis Cotton (Constitution) - added. Treasurer: Dawn Czarny (Constitution) - added. Comptroller: Tim Becker (Constitution) - added.

Iowa: Treasurer: David D. "Dave" Jamison (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: William Jerry "Jerry" Durbin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Governor: Donna J. Dion (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Peter Truman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lynne Williams (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

Montana: House At-Large: Mike Fellows (Libertarian) - added; Sam Rankin (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Justin Michael Murphy (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: former Superintendent of NY Banking Dept. Diana Taylor (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Michael L. Pryce (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Paul Arabie (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Shane Jett (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Samuel S. "Sam" Carpenter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Scott N. Bradley (Constitution) - added. Governor: Farley Anderson (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Jim Matheson (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: William Redpath (Libertarian) - added.

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Arizona: House CD 3: Robert Allen "Bob" Branch (Republican) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Mickey Kaus (Democratic) - added; Mosheh Thezion (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Lowell Darling (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: John Estrada (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Clark Vandeventer (Republican) - added; Thomas C. "Tom" Watson (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Chris Kolski (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Howard C. "Howie" Mandel (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Larry Aceves (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Lydia A. Gutiérrez (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Diane A. Lenning (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Leonard J. Martin (Nonpartisan) - added; Grant McMicken (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Francisco Reveles (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; state Senator Gloria Romero (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Faarax Dahir Sheikh-Noor (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; state Assemblyman Tom Torlakson (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic.

Florida: House CD 25: Paul L. Crespo (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 2: Ramsay Puanani Wharton (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 7: David John Anderson (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: Robert John "Bob" Overbeek (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Jerry Alan Odom (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Robert Charles Larson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 3: Danny M. Francis (Democratic) - added; David Robert Malpass (Republican) - added. House CD 2: John Gomez (Republican) - added. House CD 5: James Milano (Democratic) - added. House CD 20: Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican) - added. House CD 23: Assemblyman William A. "Will" Barclay (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Warren P. Brown (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: Roger Jackson (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Samuel S. "Sam" Carpenter (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Mark Steven Lutz (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - removed.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Christopher A. "Chris" Bray (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Jessica Depriest Sandlin (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 3: Bruce Francis Evers (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Brad Lefler (Independent) - added.

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Delaware: Treasurer: Treasurer Velda Jones-Potter (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor: Richard Korn (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Claude M. "Skip" Davis, III (Republican) - added; P. Tom Sullivan (Democratic) - added. Governor: Walt Bayes (Republican) - added; Ted Dunlap (Libertarian) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Steven Dana Pankey (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Harley D. Brown (Republican) - added; Dave Olson (Independent) - added; Mike Washburn (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Ron G. Crane (Republican) - added as candidate. Controller: Controller Donna M. Jones (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Doug Jamison (Libertarian) - added; Jared L. Ohlinger (Libertarian) - added. Governor: Robert Allen Mansfield (Independent) - apparently did not qualify for the Republican primary - now running as an Independent. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Joseph B. "Joe" Scarnati, III (Republican) - Open Chair. House CD 18: Scott Pigeon (Libertarian) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: David Y. Chiu (Republican) - added; Leonard J. Fabiano (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - added; Ed Eliason (Republican) - added; Randall Hinton (Constitution) - added.

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California: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Dean Florez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Controller: state Senator Tony Strickland (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Bob Kinsey (Green) - added. House CD 7: Jimmy Lakey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 3: William Billy Kogut (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Marili Cancio (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Georgia: House CD 13: state Representative John Clayton "Clay" Cox (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 2: Rob Gettemy (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 2: former state Senator Cheryl Artise Gray Evans (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: Jack E. Robinson (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: Michael Van Kleeck (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Gary Bernstein (Republican) - added; Michael L. Haines (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Jesse Holland (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Garn Mabey (Republican) - added; Gary Marinch (Republican) - added; Alex Miller (Democratic) - added; Brian Nadell (Republican) - added; Jeffrey C. Reeves (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Wil Stand (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Roy A. Woofter (Democratic) - added. Governor: Tony Atwood (Republican) - added; Eugene "Gino" DiSimone (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Aaron Yehuda Honig (Independent) - previously listed as Nonpartisan. Lieutenant Governor: Barbara Lee Woollen (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Nancy Price (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Travis Barrick (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Mike Hawkins (Independent American) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: former Superintendent of NY Banking Dept. Diana Taylor (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Nathaniel Cooper (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Malcolm Graham (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Ross Hendrix (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Rodney "Billy Barepockets" Ballance, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Timothy Alan "Tim" Wilkes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Robert Ervin "Bob" Palisin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas Blair Sweeney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Daniel J."Dan" Ostergaard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Scott Stump (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Paul Allen Johnson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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Colorado: Governor: Kathleen Cunningham (Unaffiliated) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: Tom Kirby (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: William Ejner "Bill" Johnson, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 25: Mark Ward Bitz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Treasurer: former Treasurer Jim Hill (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania (synchronized to the Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation's "Not Final Unofficial List of Candidates" primary candidate list): Senate Class 3: J. E. Wendell Kennedy Banks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Daniel Kensinger, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Allen "Mike" Mentzer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Larry Gene Murphy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert "Rob" Townsend (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Andrew J. Zahalsky (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Robert Allen Mansfield (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Dauphin County Commissioner Dominic "Nick" DiFrancesco, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Philadelphia City Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rick Schenker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joe Watkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Bismark Agbemble (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: John A. Onorato (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Salvatore Peter "Sam" Paparelli (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Donna R. Reese (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; D. Elaine Surma (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: John Steven Vinsick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Walter Ray "Walt" Hufford (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Warwick Township Supervisor Judith A. Algeo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas A. "Tom" Lingenfelter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey R. "Jeff" McGeary (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Christopher "Chris" Bain (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dan Naylor (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Les Sheridan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Steven A. Solieri (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ted Yale (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12 Special: Timothy Raymond "Tim" Burns (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Westmoreland County Commissioner Tom Ceraso (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Damian David Dachowski (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charles L. McIntyre (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Joseph P. "Joe" Nolan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: John J. McClure (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Patrick Michael Kennedy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 9: George Reiter (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

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Florida: House CD 15: Leon Ray (Write-in) - added.

Iowa: Treasurer: James A. Heavens (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: former Charlevoix County Commissioner Connie Saltonstall (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Mike Wiley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: John Wagner (Independent American) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: Jim Berns (Libertarian) - added; Jared Croxton (Libertarian) - added; Rich Stevenson (Green) - added. House CD 2: Debbi Alsfelder (Republican) - added; Robert Bryan "Bryan" Hawkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tim Martz (Republican) - added; Victoria Wulsin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Don Kissick (Libertarian) - added; Doug Litt (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Caleb Finkenbiner (Democratic) - added; Brian Smith (Libertarian) - added; Robert Wallis (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Cory McCusker (Independent) - previously listed as Libertarian. House CD 7: John Anderson (Libertarian) - added; David Easton (Constitution) - added. House CD 8: David Harlow (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Robert Fitrakis (Write-in [Green]) - added; Eddie Florek (Libertarian) - added. House CD 15: Ralph A. Applegate (Republican) - added; William J. "Bill" Kammerer (Libertarian) - added; Christopher A. "Chris" Micisco (Constitution) - added. House CD 18: Patrick T. Carlisle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Governor: Jerry Wilson (Progressive) - previously listed as Democratic.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Daryl Metcalfe (Republican) - added. House CD 12: former state Auditor General and state Treasurer Barbara H. Hafer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: Lieutenant Governor: Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr. (Independent) - correction - previously listed as running for Governor.

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Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Larry Buffington (Independent) - added; Tom Cotton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jim Lindsey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James "Buzzy" McNair (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Christopher Nogy (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Drew Pritt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: James Christopher Gregory (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Walden (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Bert Hone, Jr. (Independent) - added; Lance Levi (Independent) - added. House CD 3: Larry "Beau" Stricklin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Marc Rosson (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

California: House CD 6: Karl Schroeder, Jr. (Green) - added. Controller: Gary Felien (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Glen Freeman Mowrer (Green) - apparently not a candidate. Insurance Commissioner: Sue Bergman (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Easton First Selectman Thomas A. "Tom" Herrmann (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Secretary of the Commonwealth: Woburn City Clerk William C. Campbell (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Steven Laird (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 23: Douglas L. "Doug" Hoffman (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Kristin Hedger (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Governor: Clark S. Colvin (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Arthur B. Robinson (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski (Democratic) has appointed Ted Wheeler (Democratic) to the position of interim Treasurer. Treasurer Ben Westlund passed away on 7 March 2010 from lung cancer. Mr. Wheeler will fill the seat until a 2 November 2010 Special Election. In addition, former Treasurer Jim Hill (Democratic), Chris Telfer (Republican), and interim Treasurer Ted Wheeler (Democratic) have filed to run in the Special Election.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Scott H. Conklin (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Mel M. Marin (Democratic) - added; Martha Moore (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Brian Kelly (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Sheila Dow-Ford (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Greg Goodwin (Independent) - previously listed as Republican; Brenda Short (Democratic) - added.

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Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Donnie Copeland (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Doug Matayo (Republican) - added. Commissioner of State Lands: LJ Bryant (Democratic) - added; John M. Thurston (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: Jacob Vangelisti (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Scott L. Levitt (Republican) - added. House CD 47: Tan D. Nguyen (Republican) - added; Quang X. Pham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kathy Smith (Republican) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Wendy Jones (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Jim Rash (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 20: Donna Elizabeth Milo (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Greg Dickman (Republican) - added. Correction: Gregory Lee "Greg" Dickman (Republican) is running in House CD 3.

Iowa: House CD 1: William A. "Will" Johnson (Republican) - added. Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Bill Northey (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: state Senator Richard Franklin "Dick" Kelsey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 13: state Senator Hansen Clarke (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 4: Brian Clark (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Sherry L. Brooks (Republican) - added; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - added; Carlo Poliak (Democratic) - added; Cecilia Stern (Republican) - added. Governor: Frederick Lee Conquest (Democratic) - added; Arthur Forest Lampitt, Jr. (Libertarian) - added; Stanleigh Harold Lusak (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Patrick Colletti (Republican) - added; Denis "Sam" Dehne (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Kate Marshall (Democratic) - added as candidate; Steven E. Martin (Republican) - added. Controller: Gregory Nance Dagani (Republican) - added; Barry Herr (Republican) - added; Controller Kim R. Wallin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Hampshire: Governor: John Babiarz (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Philip Hodson (Libertarian) - added.

New York: House CD 29: Congressman Eric J. J. Massa (Democratic) - Vacant Office - "effective at 5 PM on Monday the 8th of March I will resign my position as the Federal Representative of New York's 29th Congressional District in the 111th Congress. I do so with a profound sense of failure and a deep apology to all those whom, for the past year, I tried to represent as our Nation struggles with problems far greater than anyone can possibly imagine."

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 253 Democrats, 178 Republicans, and 4 vacant seats (Florida CD 19, Hawaii CD 1, New York CD 29, Pennsylvania CD 12).

Oregon: Governor: William Ames Curtright (Republican) - added; Darren Karr (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Ben Westlund (Democratic, Independent Party of Oregon) - Vacant Office; state Senator Rick Metsger (Democratic) - added.

On Sunday 7 March 2010, Treasurer Ben Westlund, 60, lost his battle with lung cancer. We extend our condolences to his family and friends. Governor Theodore R. "Ted" Kulongoski will appoint a successor. Reference: Oregon State Treasurer Ben Westlund dies of cancer.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Demo Agoris (Libertarian) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: Dwight F. Drake (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Daniel E. "Dan" Mielke (Republican [Constitution]) - previously listed as Republican.

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Arkansas: House CD 1: Mickey Vernon Higgins (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 27: Bruce Harry Darian (Independent) - added. House CD 37: Terrance Ponchak (Democratic) - added. House CD 46: Jayendra Arvindlal "Jay" Shah (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: Terri Ruth Linnell (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Douglass "Doug" Sloan (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 13: Steven Augustus Morris (Republican) - added; Rupert Gordon Parchment (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Darren Brinksneader (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: Norfolk County District Attorney William R. Keating (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bristol County District Attorney C. Samuel "Sam" Sutter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 7: Michael Allen "Mike" Stahly (Republican) - added. House CD 13: state Representative LaMar Lemmons, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Steven Laird (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Diane Gooch (Republican) - added. House CD 9: John Asianian (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: Samuel A. "Sam" Hepfner, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: James John Barton (Democratic) - added; William Russell "Bill" Conner (Democratic) - added; Olivia Freeman (Democratic) - added; John Mitchel (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12 Special: Mark Critz (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: General Treasurer: Gina M. Raimondo (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Jeffrey Vanke (Independent) - added.

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California: Governor: Derek Folley (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 19 Special: Belated results for the 2 February 2010 Special Primary: Edward J. Lynch (40.7%, nominated) v Joseph E. "Joe" Budd (40.1%, lost primary). House CD 25: state Senator Alex Diaz de la Portilla (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Andrew D. Woerner (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: John M. Giuffre (Republican) - added; Philmund W. M. Lee (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Illinois state Senator Kirk W. Dillard (20.24%) conceded the Tuesday 2 February 2010 Republican primary for Governor to state Senator Bill Brady (20.26%). The certified vote, as released today, indicates state Senator Brady won the nomination by 193 out of 767,485 votes. Treasurer: Justin P. Oberman (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Iowa: Treasurer: Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 8: Michael Lee Philips (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 10: Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating (Democratic) - added; state Senator Robert A. O'Leary (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Genesee County Treasurer Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Cisse Spragins (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Bob Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Charles W. Baum (Libertarian) - added.

New York: House CD 29: Assemblymember David Koon (Democratic) - added. Today, Congressman Eric J. J. Massa (Democratic) said that he will resign on Monday 8 March 2010 at 5p EST. Regarding his alleged sexual harassment of a male staffer, the Congressman stated, "I can't subject my family and staff to a full investigation ... It would tear us apart". New York state law permits Governor David A. Paterson (Democratic) to call a special election if he so chooses. If he should call a special election, the election would be held 30 to 40 days from the proclamation. If he chooses not to call a special election, the seat will remain vacant until the new Congress is seated in January 2011.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Charlena Renee Bradley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Traci "TJ" Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Steven R. "Steve" Linnabary (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Steven Christopher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert M. Owens (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Kareem E. Hamdy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Charleston County Councilor A. Victor Rawl (Democratic) - added.

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Arkansas: Senate Class 3: DC Morrison (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Beth Anne Rankin (Republican) - added. Commissioner of State Lands: Mike Berg (Democratic) - added.

California: Secretary of State: Orly Taitz (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: David Van Williams (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. House CD 17: North Miami City Commissioner Scott Galvin (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: state Representative Clay Cox (Republican) - added. House CD 9: On 1 March 2010, Congressman Nathan Deal (Republican) announced he would resign from the U.S. House on 8 March 2010 so he could devote his time to his campaign for Governor. Today he said he would postpone his resignation so that he can vote against the Democratic health care legislation.

Iowa: House CD 3: Scott G. Batcher (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Tom Miller (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Governor: Doug McNeil (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 10: Congressman William D. "Bill" Delahunt (Democratic) - Open Seat - Announced he would not seek re-election.

With today's retirement announcement by William D. "Bill" Delahunt:

  • Open Governor's Chairs, Senate Seats, and House Seats
    • Governors: 13 Democratic (9 term limit, 4 voluntary), 14 Republican (10 term limit, 4 voluntary).
    • Congressmen: 19 Democratic (includes 3 vacant seats), 20 Republican (includes 1 incumbent running in a another district).
    • Senators: 5 Democratic, 7 Republican.

Michigan: Governor: former Congressman John J. H. "Joe" Schwarz (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 3: former Commissioner Steven Heacock (Republican) - added; former Kent County Commissioner Paul Mayhue (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor Tim Pawlenty has signed SF 2251 into law. The bill moves state's primary from the first Tuesday after the second Monday in September (14 September 2010) to the second Tuesday in August (10 August 2010). The change allows Minnesota to conform to the recently enacted federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. The MOVE Act is intended to aid the registration and participation of U.S. military and overseas voters.

New York: Senate Class 3: Sander Hicks (Green) - added. House CD 25: Ann Marie Buerkle (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican.

Oregon: House CD 4: Springfield Mayor Sidney W. "Sid" Leiken (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: Governor: Governor Dave Freudenthal announced that he would not seek re-election to a third term. Hence, he will not challenge the state's term limit law.

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Alabama: House CD 2: Stephanie Bell (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Shane Broadway (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Charles Neely (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Glenn Gallas (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Treasurer and Receiver-General: Norfolk County Treasurer Joseph A. "Joe" Connolly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 29: Congressman Eric J. J. Massa (Democratic) - Open Seat - Announced that he has Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and will not seek re-election. Attorney General: Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice (Democratic) - added.

With today's retirement announcement by Congressman Eric J. J. Massa:

  • Open Governor's Chairs, Senate Seats, and House Seats
    • Governors: 13 Democratic (9 term limit, 4 voluntary), 14 Republican (10 term limit, 4 voluntary).
    • Congressmen: 18 Democratic (includes 3 vacant seats), 20 Republican (includes 1 incumbent running in a another district).
    • Senators: 5 Democratic, 7 Republican.

Texas: House CD 20: John Hall (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 30: Charles B. Lingerfelt (Republican) - lost Primary.

Washington: House CD 4: Mary Ruth Edwards (Constitution) - added.

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Arkansas: Governor: Jim Keet (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 37: Peter Mathews (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Buck Buchanan (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: state Senator Don Balfour (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Charlotte Irene O'Hara (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 8: Bruce Stern (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Brian Herr (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: former Congressman John J. H. "Joe" Schwarz (Republican) - added. House CD 3: state Senator Bill Hardiman (Republican) - added. House CD 15: John Joseph "Jack" Lynch (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Jim Engstrand (Republican) - previously listed as Independence.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Mike Simmons (Constitution) - added. House CD 8: Rick Vandeven (Libertarian) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Tim Fasano (Independent American) - added. Governor: Floyd Fitzgibbons (Independent American) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Ryan Fitzgibbons (Independent American) - added. House CD 1: Jonathan Hansen (Independent American) - added. House CD 2: Russell Best (Independent American) - added. House CD 3: Scott Narter (Independent American) - added. Attorney General: Joel Hansen (Independent American) - added. Controller: Warren Markowitz (Independent American) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: James L. "Jim" Huffman (Republican) - added; Keith A. Waldron (Republican) - added.

Texas: 2 March 2010 Texas Primary update as of Wednesday 3 March 2010 1:50 am CST. Since no candidate received more than 50% of the vote in the primaries below, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held on Tuesday 13 April 2010.

  • CD 14 Democratic: Robert C. Pruett, Jr. (41.59%) v Winston Earle Cochran, Jr. (31.07%)
  • CD 15 Republican: Paul B. Haring (46.50% ) v. Edward Romero "Eddie" Zamora, Jr. (29.62%)
  • CD 17 Republican: William "Bill"" Flores (33.07%) v. Robert John "Rob" Curnock (28.71%)
  • CD 20 Republican: Clayton Trotter (32.45%) v. Joseph "Jamie" Martinez (29.66%)
  • CD 23 Republican: William "Will" Hurd (33.95%) v Francisco "Quico" Canseco (32.15%)
  • CD 27 Republican: James Matthew Duerr (32.40%) v Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold (30.12%)
  • CD 30 Republican: Stephen Edward Broden (49.50%) v Sheldon Goldstein (37.79%)

Texas (continued): Governor: Governor Rick Perry (Republican) - Renominated; Alma Ludivina Aguado (Democratic) - lost Primary; Felix (Rodriguez) Alvarado (Democratic) - lost Primary; William C. "Bill" Dear (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clement E. Glenn (Democratic) - lost Primary; Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (Republican) - lost Primary; Star Locke (Democratic) - lost Primary; Debra Medina (Republican) - lost Primary; Farouk Shami (Democratic) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: Ronnie Earle (Democratic) - lost Primary; Marc Katz (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Ralph Moody Hall (Republican) - Renominated; Steve Clark (Republican) - lost Primary; Johnny Ray "John" Cooper (Republican) - lost Primary; Louis Paul "Lou" Gigliotti (Republican) - lost Primary; Jerry Ray "Tea" Hall (Republican) - lost Primary; Joshua John Kowert (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady (Republican) - Renominated; Scott Allen Baker (Republican) - lost Primary; Melecio Franco (Republican) - lost Primary; Tyler Timberlake Russell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: David John "Dave" Bannen (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Michael T. McCaul (Republican) - Renominated; Richard Branton "Rick" Martin (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph Richard "Joe" Petronis, III (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway (Republican) - Renominated; Alvin Ethelbert "Al" Cowan (Republican) - lost Primary; Chris W. Younts (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Kay N. Granger (Republican) - Renominated; Michael Wayne "Mike" Brasovan (Republican) - lost Primary; Matthew Edward Kelly (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Congressman Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (Republican) - Renominated; Jeff Cherry (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Raymond Gay (Republican) - lost Primary; Timothy M. "Tim" Graney (Republican) - lost Primary; Gerald D. Wall (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa (Democratic) - Renominated; Daniel Garza Garza (Republican) - lost Primary; Doug "La Perla" Purl (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Timothy Allen Delasandro (Republican) - lost Primary; David H. "Dave" McIntyre (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles Clark "Chuck" Wilson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) - Renominated; Tex Christopher (Republican) - lost Primary; Houston City Council Member Jarvis Johnson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brenda Zimpfer Page (Republican) - lost Primary; Sean Alan Roberts (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 20: Charles A. Shipp, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Alan Thomas Strack (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 21: Congressman Lamar Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Stephen Schoppe (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 22: Douglas James "Doug" Blatt (Democratic) - lost Primary; Freddie John Wieder, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 23: Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez (Democratic) - Renominated; Joseph Mack "Doc" Gould (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Alyn "Mike" Kueber (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Charles "Doc" Lowry (Republican) - lost Primary; Miguel Antonio Ortiz (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 24: Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant (Republican) - Renominated; Frank Roszell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 25: George L. Morovich (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 26: Congressman Michael C. Burgess (Republican) - Renominated; James Herford (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 27: Jessica Puente-Bradshaw (Republican) - lost Primary; William R. "Willie" Vaden (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 28: Daniel Chavez (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 29: Frank "Mazz" Mazzapica (Republican) - lost Primary; Tom Stevens (Republican) - lost Primary; Leslie Eric "Eric" Story (Republican) - lost Primary; George A. Young (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 30: Charles B. Lingerfelt (Republican) - lost primary. House CD 31: Congressman John Rice Carter (Republican) - Renominated; Raymond Yamka (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 32: Congressman Pete Sessions (Republican) - Renominated; David Smith (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (Democratic) - lost Primary. Commissioner of General Land Office: Bill Burton (Democratic) - lost Primary. Railroad Commissioner 1: Railroad Commissioner Victor G. Carrillo (Republican) - Lost Primary.

ALL polls in TEXAS are now closed!
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Link to TEXAS Primary Returns from an official source now provided on this website
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TEXAS PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

The polls in the Central Time Zone portions of TEXAS have now closed!
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Polls in the Mountain Time Zone portion of TEXAS remain open until 7 PM local time

Texas Democratic and Republican Primaries

Tue 2 Mar 2010 - Texas Primaries
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 2 March 2010 - Texas Primary

Texas Democratic and Republican Primaries for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Statewide offices.

When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in a party's primary, a Tuesday 13 April 2010 runoff is held between the two top vote-getters.

Polling hours are from 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in MST, so the vast majority of polls have closed in TX by 7 PM CST.

Calendar: 2010 Midterm Primary and Runoff Elections for Statewide offices and Congress Chronologically

33 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Lieutenant Governor William A. "Bill" Halter (Democratic) - switched from running for Governor to running for U.S. Senate. House CD 1: Terry G. Green (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 24: Jason P. Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Georgia: House CD 9: Congressman Nathan Deal (Republican) - Announced he would resign from the U.S. House on 8 March 2010 to devote his time to his campaign for Governor.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Congressman Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) - Vacant Office. Congressman Abercrombie resigned on 28 February 2010 to devote his time to his Gubernatorial run. There will be a Special Election on Saturday 22 May 2010 to fill this vacant seat.

  • Open Governor's Chairs, Senate Seats, and House Seats
    • Governors: 13 Democratic (9 term limit, 4 voluntary), 14 Republican (10 term limit, 4 voluntary).
    • Congressmen: 17 Democratic (includes 3 vacant seats), 20 Republican (includes 1 incumbent running in a another district).
    • Senators: 5 Democratic, 7 Republican.

Mississippi: House CD 1: A. G. Baddley (Independent) - added; Gail Giaranita (Constitution) - added; Rick "Rico" Hoskins (Independent) - added; Wally Pang (Independent) - added; Harold M. Taylor (Libertarian) - added; Barbara Dale Washer (Reform) - added. House CD 2: Bill Marcy (Republican) - added; Ashley Norwood (Reform) - added. House CD 3: Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill (Reform) - added; James D. Jackson (Democratic) - added; Shawn O'Hara (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Anna Jewel Revies (Reform) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Martin D. Baker (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Leonard Steinman (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 1: Ralph M. Bodie (Republican) - added; Ivy Harper (Democratic) - added; David L. Hunt (Republican) - added; Sherman Yates (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Kris J. Pierce (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: former (TN) Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (Independence) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Lee Cornelison (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 13: Lance Reed (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: John M. Jelenic (Libertarian) - correction - previously listed as Republican; David Macko (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Gary S. Dinkel (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Michael Meo (Pacific Green) - previously listed as Green.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Brian A. Gordon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

28 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Jon Richard Jensen (Republican) - added. House CD 3: LeAnn Hull (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 3: Kurt E. Maddox (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 15: Scott Spencer Kirkland (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: John H. Finger, Jr. (Libertarian) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Vincent Forras (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Ocean View Town Councilman Perry Joseph Mitchell (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Glen Urquhart (Republican) - added; Kevin Lynn Wade (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: Bobby Dave Brown (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Michael Robert Crane (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Michael C. "Mike" Hight (Libertarian) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Jason Lee Welch (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: Robert J. "Rob" McCarthy, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Daniel J. "Dan" Benishek (Republican) - added. House CD 2: John Field "Field" Reichardt (Republican) - added; Edward "Ted" Schendel (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Donald Cecil Volaric (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 4: Bradford George Lee (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Joel "Alexander" Demos (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 2: George B. Bailey, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 1: David Ross Cunningham (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: David "Dave" Corsi (Republican) - added.

New York: Governor: Sam Sloan (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Dan Tobin (Constitution) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: William G. Pierce (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 2: Rick Hellberg (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Salvatore Peter "Sam" Paparelli (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Governor: William S. "Bill" Chambers (Republican) - added; Douglas R. Hughes (Republican) - added; Robert C. Newman, II (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Yvonne R. Girard (Republican) - added; Abel Maldonado (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Vincent P. "Vince" Codispoti (Republican) - added. Controller: Edward J. "Ted" Costa (Republican) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Brian Desmond Fitzgerald (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 7: Congressman John Linder (Republican) - Open Seat - Announced retirement.

  • Open Governor's Chairs, Senate Seats, and House Seats
    • Governors: 13 Democratic (9 term limit, 4 voluntary), 14 Republican (10 term limit, 4 voluntary).
    • Congressmen: 17 Democratic (includes 2 vacant seats), 20 Republican (includes 1 incumbent running in a another district).
    • Senators: 5 Democratic, 7 Republican.
23 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Georgia: Lieutenant Governor: Carol Porter (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Edward "Eugene" Moon (Independent [American Conservative]) - previously listed as Independent.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Jeff S. Jarrett (Nonpartisan) - added. Governor: Chris Britos (Nonpartisan) - added; Lancelot H. Lincoln (Republican) - added; Thomas W. Pollard (Nonpartisan) - added; Miles F. Shiratori (Democratic) - added; Christopher B. Steele (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lyla B. Berg (Democratic) - added; Jon R. Karamatsu (Democratic) - added; Dana E. Wedemeyer-Steele (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Charles J. K. J. Amsterdam (Republican) - added; Rafael G. Del Castillo (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Patric R. Brock (Libertarian) - added; Antonio Gimbernat (Republican) - added; Andrew V. Von Sonn (Nonpartisan) - added.

New York: Governor: Kristin Davis (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian; Governor David A. Paterson (Democratic) - Open Chair - Six days after having formally announced his candidacy for election in his own right, Governor Paterson officially withdrew his candidacy.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Susan Harris (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Jeff Phillips (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Scott Cumbie (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Joe Grimaud (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: state Senator James F. "Jim" Kyle, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

27 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 3: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: state Senator Bob Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 5: Leodon L. Killinger, Sr., (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: On 24 February 2010, the state Office of Elections tentatively called a Special Election for Saturday 22 May 2010 to fill Congressman Neil Abercrombie's soon to vacant CD 1 seat. The Congressman, a candidate for Governor, plans to resign from Congress on 28 February 2010. There is no Special Election primary -- the candidate receiving the most votes in the Special Election will fill the remainder of Congressman Abercrombie's term which ends in January 2011. House CD 1 Special: former Congressman Edward Espenett "Ed" Case (Democratic) - added; Honolulu Councilman Charles Kong Djou (Republican) - added; state Senator Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Steve Mosbacher (Libertarian) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: John Stephen (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Toms River Township Councilman Maurice B. "Mo" Hill, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Bruce A. Blakeman (Conservative, Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican; Joe DioGuardi (Conservative, Republican) - added. Senate Class 3: Martin Chicon (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 2: Stephen A. Labate (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Anthony E. Tolda (Conservative USA, Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Larry Rolando "Larry" Linney (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Craig Weber (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Jon Mangin (Republican) - added. House CD 10: David Michael Boldon (Republican) - added; Anne N. Fischer (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Mel Packer (Green) - added. House CD 12 Special: former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Ed Bortz (Green) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: former Congressman Merrill Cook (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 4: Greg Jenkins (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Adam N. Light (Republican) - added; David Moore (Republican) - added; Jessee Bane Ring (Republican) - added.

49 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Senate Class 3: Charles Edward Lincoln (Democratic) - added; Jan B. Tucker (Peace And Freedom) - added. Governor: Vincent E. May (American Independent) - previously listed as Independent; Stephen L. Rush (Democratic) - added; Nadia B. Smalley (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Ted Crisell (Democratic) - added; Eric Korevaar (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Peter Allen (Green) - added; Mike Schmier (Democratic) - added. Insurance Commissioner: William "Bill" Balderston (Green) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lydia A. Gutiérrez (Nonpartisan) - added; Grant McMicken (Nonpartisan) - added; Daniel Nusbaum (Nonpartisan) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Benjamin "Ben" Goss (American Constitution) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: John Roco (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Joe Repya (Independence) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: Jerry Beck (Constitution) - added; Jonathan Dine (Libertarian) - added; Hector Maldonado (Republican) - added; Joe Martellaro (Constitution) - added; Kristi Nichols (Republican) - added; R. L. Praprotnik (Republican) - added; James H. Schmidt (Republican) - added; Deborah Solomon (Republican) - added; Francis J. Vangeli (Democratic) - added; Mike Vontz (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Robb E. Cunningham (Libertarian) - added; Robyn Hamlin (Republican) - added; Julie Stone (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Jeffrey Lowe (Republican) - added. House CD 3: David Arnold (Democratic) - added; Edward Crim (Democratic) - added; D. Michael Dedic (Democratic) - added; John Wayne Tucker (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Patrick Haake (Republican) - added; Dave Lay (Constitution) - added; Ralph Sheffield (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Bob Brown (Republican) - added; Bob Schanz (Republican) - added. House CD 9: James O. Baker (Republican) - added. Auditor: Auditor Susan Montee (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nebraska: Treasurer: Mark Stoj (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Attorney General: Jacob Hafter (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Darryl Holloman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: Aixa Wilson (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 14: David Macko (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17.

Utah: Governor: Richard Martin (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Washougal Mayor Pro Tem Jon David Russell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Randolph W. "Randy" Crow (Republican) - added.

42 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 5: Eric Wnuck (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 13: Luis "Coach" Garcia (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Howard W. Knepper (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 12: Mike Horner (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Education: John Barge (Republican) - added; Jeff Scott (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Sandra Cannon Scott (Democratic) - added; Richard Woods (Republican) - was incorrectly listed as Democratic.

Illinois: House CD 10: Phil Huckelberry (Green) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: Jerry R. Lucas (Independent) - added.

Maine: Governor: J. Martin "Marty" Vachon (Unenrolled) - previously listed as Republican.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Timothy McLaughlin (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Robert Chipman (Republican) - added; Robert Delle (Republican) - added; Michael Stopa (Republican) - added. Treasurer and Receiver-General: Boston Councilor Stephen J. "Steve" Murphy (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Robert "Bob" Gumbs (Green) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: William T. "B.J." Lawson, Jr. (Republican) - re-entered the race.

North Dakota: Secretary of State: state Representative Cory Mock (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Jeremy D. Swartz (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate, previously listed as Independent. House CD 9: Jeremy D. Swartz (Libertarian) - added; Dale Terry (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Peter Corrigan (Republican) - added; W. Benjamin Franklin (Republican) - added; Jeff Goggins (Libertarian) - added; Jason Werner (Constitution) - added. House CD 11: Matt Brakey (Republican) - added; Isaac Powell (Democratic) - added; Daniel Reilly (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: James F. Brihan (Republican) - added; William "Bill" Haney (Republican) - added; James C. Hrubik, Sr. (Republican) - added; C. Todd Sharkey (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Dale Virgil Blanchard (Democratic) - added; John Jelenic (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Kevin Kapel (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Robert Crow (Democratic) - added; Damian P. Degenova (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: former state Senator Ron J. Volesky (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 6: George Erdel (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Scott Schultz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Dale Firebaugh (Independent [Republican]) - added.

84 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: Governor: Merica Hlatcu (Republican) - added.

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Rick Biondi (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Joe Jaraczewski (Republican) - added; Thomas Joseph Zaleski (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Paulina Vasquez Morris (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 1: state Representative David Cook (Democratic) - added; Ben Ponder (Democratic) - added; Tim Wooldridge (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Patrick Kennedy (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Marsha Feinland (Peace And Freedom) - added; Neil Brian Goldberg (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: C. T. Weber (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 4: Clint Curtis (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: James Andion (Republican) - added. House CD 46: Kenneth "Ken" Arnold (Democratic) - added. Controller: Karen Martinez (Peace And Freedom) - added. Treasurer: Debra Reiger (Peace And Freedom) - added. Attorney General: Bob Evans (Peace And Freedom) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Dina Padilla (Peace And Freedom) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Faarax Dahir Sheikh-Noor (Nonpartisan) - added.

Colorado: House CD 1: Martin L. Buchanan (Libertarian) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Brooke Bovard (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Brent Wangen (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 2: David Eugene Scholl (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Evna LeAnne Kolb (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Craig S. Miller (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Edward Bollinger (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: Rhuedolph "Rudy" Adams (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Education: Kira Willis (Libertarian) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Congressman Brad Ellsworth (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Charles R. "Chuck" Newman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Phil J. Thorpe (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Congressman Brad Ellsworth (Democratic) - Open Seat. Congressman Ellsworth's name was removed from the Indiana Election Commission's list of candidates for CD 8. We suspect he withdrew.

Iowa: Governor: state Representative Christopher "Chris" Rants (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kansas: House CD 3: Craig McPherson (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Milton C. Gordon, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 5: Andrew Charles Gall (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Sean D. Bielat (Republican) - added. House CD 8: George Burton (Constitution) - added. Treasurer and Receiver-General: state Representative Karyn E. Polito (Republican) - added. Auditor: Kamal Jain (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

Michigan: House CD 2: Nicolette McClure (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Robert L. Steele (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Jim Engstrand (Independence) - added; Lars Allen Johnson (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Melva Larson (Republican) - added; Karen Nelson (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Lester L. "Les" Green, Green (Independent) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: state Senator Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chad Ryan Christensen (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Linda Biamonte (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Jan D. Johnson (Constitution) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Robert W. "Bob" Cavanaugh (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Gregory Scott "Sam" Turner (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Jeff Gregory (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Sean Swain (Write-in) - added. House CD 3: Mark MacNealy (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Robert M. Suwinski (Independent) - added. House CD 17: Jim Graham (Republican) - added; David Macko (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: former state Representative Ron Hood (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Loren R. Hooker (Democratic) - added; Loren Later (Republican) - added; Robin S. Parker (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Dan Naylor (Republican) - added; Les Sheridan (Republican) - added; Steven A. Solieri (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Cambria County Controller Ed Cernic, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Mark Critz (Democratic) - added. House CD 12 Special: former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Earle Allen "Allen" Griffith (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 5: Jarod David Scott (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Tommy N. Hay (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 3: James Joseph Quigley (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: state Delegate H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith (Republican) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Paul Akers (Republican) - added; William Edward Chovil (Republican) - added; Daniel Lehi Le Blanc (Republican) - added; James Alfred "Skip" Mercer (Republican) - added. House CD 3: state Representative Debbie D. "Deb" Wallace (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: Governor: Phil Miller (Independent) - previously listed as Republican; E. Rick Scoglio (Independent) - added; Leslie Ervin Smetak (Independent) - added. Secretary of State: Jeremy J. Ryan (Democratic) - added.

10 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 1: Princella Smith (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Michael Haines (Nonpartisan) - added; Jessie Holland (Nonpartisan) - added; Jeffrey Reeves (Nonpartisan) - added; Governor: Aaron Honig (Nonpartisan) - added. House CD 3: Barry Michaels (Nonpartisan) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: Jim Renner [spelling corrected 24 February 2010] (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Michael Royer (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Steven D. Welch (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: James Hedges (Prohibition Party) - added.

February 2010 CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll Results
by Tony Roza

The American Conservative Union Conference (CPAC) has published their 2012 Presidential Straw Poll results.

The conference was held 18 to 20 February 2010. 2,395 CPAC registrants from the 50 States plus the District of Columbia were represented in the balloting.

Two individuals received more than 10% of the vote: Texas Congressman Ron Paul: 31% and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney: 22%.

The next three contenders were: former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin: 7%, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty: 6%, and Undecided: 6%.

For grins, contrast a sample of the 2008 Presidential Straw Polls to the actual results of the 2008 Republican Convention.

39 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Idaho: House CD 1: Michael L. Chadwick (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 1: Michael Petyo (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Tony Hvfvgpd Zirkle (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Gregory "Greg" Dickman (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Jon Acton (Republican) - added; Mike Campbell (Republican) - added; Charles E. Henderson (Republican) - added; LaRon Keith (Republican) - added; Ed Soliday (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; R. Michael Young (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Carl Kakasuleff (Democratic) - added; Bob Kern (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Bud Bernitt (Republican) - added; John Lee Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 9: James R. McClure, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: state Senator David W. "Dave" Hann (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (Republican) - Open Chair.

Montana: House At-Large: Mark T. French (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Mark Lakers (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Stanley E. Krauter (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Bruce Baker (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 20: David Harper (Republican) - added; Queensbury Supervisor Dan Stec (Republican) - added; Patrick Ziegler (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Todd Gailas (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Keith Gardner (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Greg Dority (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: Martin Elsass (Libertarian) - added; Richard Stobbs (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Thomas Stutzman (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Robert Clyde "Bob" Klein (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Westmoreland County Commissioner Tom Ceraso (Democratic) - added; former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: former state Representative Victor Moffitt (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: Mullins McLeod (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Steve Hickey (Republican) - added; Tarn Vieira (Republican) - added.

35 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Governor: Matt Jette (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Lee Adam Gentry (Republican) - added; Susan Bitter Smith (Republican) - added.

California: Lieutenant Governor: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: David Van Williams (Democratic) - added. House CD 25: James Patrick Guerrero (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 13: Deborah Travis Honeycutt (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Martin A. Dolan (Republican) - added. House CD 4: James T. "Jim" Hass (Republican) - added; Tara E. Nelson (Democratic) - added; Mark Powell (Democratic) - added; Ed Soliday (Republican) - added. House CD 6: George Thomas Holland (Democratic) - corrected - was listed as a Libertarian; Barry Welsh (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: State Representative Trent Van Haaften (Democratic) - added. Reports state that CD 8 Congressman Brad Ellsworth will be the replacement Democratic nominee for the Class 3 Senate seat of retiring Senator Evan Bayh (Democratic). In addition, state Representative Trent Van Haaften will be the replacement Democratic Congressional nominee for CD 8

Kansas: House CD 3: Charlotte O'Hara (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 7: Greg Merle (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 5: Elizabeth "Liz" Berney (Republican) - added. Comptroller: Harry Wilson (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 1: James Gordon "Jim" Miller (Republican) - added. House CD 6: William A. "Billy" Yow (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Charlena Renee Bradley (Democratic) - added; Eric William Deaton (Constitution) - previously listed as Independent; Jason David Howard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Traci Johnson (Democratic) - added; Daniel H. LaBotz (Socialist Party USA) - added; Steven R. Linnabary (Libertarian) - added; James E. Lundeen, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Richard Cordray (Democratic) - added; Marc Allan Feldman (Libertarian) - added; Robert M. Owens (Constitution) - added. Treasurer: Matthew P. Cantrell (Libertarian) - added. Auditor: L. Michael Howard (Libertarian) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 5: Eric Pearson (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Christopher "Chris" Stout (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Republican.

27 changes to the 2010 candidate list / PA CD 12 Special Election
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 3: former state Senator Cecile Bledsoe (Republican) - added; former state Senator Gunner DeLay (Republican) - added; Boone County Judge Mike Moore (Republican) - added; Rogers Mayor Stephen A. "Steve" Womack (Republican) - was incorrectly listed as a candidate for House CD 2.

California: House CD 33: Assembly Member Karen Bass (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Tom Haney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Rachel Grubb (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Phil J. Thorpe (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Carl J. Brizzi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Rafael Ramirez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Carol Johnson-Smith (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 1: John Carter (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Randolph "Randy" Crow (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Frank Xavier Hurley (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Kristin Hedger (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 13: Thomas D. "Tom" Ganley (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Walter H. Woodard (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Joyce B Segers (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Scranton Mayor Christopher A. "Chris" Doherty (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12 Special: Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell (Democratic) called a Tuesday 18 May 2010 Special Election to fill the U.S. House CD 12 seat vacated on 8 February 2010 by death of Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic). The Democratic and Republican Parties will nominate their respective candidates. The special election will be held on the same day as the state's regularly scheduled primary and the winner of the election will serve until the new congress is seated in January 2011.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Mount Pleasant Council Member Ken Glasson (Republican) - added.

Utah: Governor: Ryan Nielson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Scott Schultz (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Larry Kalb (Democratic) - added; Diana McGinness (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Treasurer: Scott Feldt (Republican) - added; Jason Punzel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

26 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Governor: Tull Mayor Frank Gilbert (Constitution) - added. House CD 2: Rogers Mayor Steve Womack (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 25: state Representative David Rivera (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 14: Doug Marks (Libertarian) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Tamyra R. d'Ippolito (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Since no Democratic Senatorial candidate submitted the required number of signatures for the 4 May 2010 primary, the Democratic Party's State Central Committee will select a nominee for the general election by 30 June. House CD 1: Ric Holtz (Republican) - added; Eric L. Olson (Republican) - added; Woodrow "Woody" Wilcox (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Bob Thomas (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Phillip J. "PJ" Steffen (Republican) - added. House CD 6: George Thomas Holland (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Steve Westell (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Keith Henderson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Moss (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 3: Patrick Miles, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Steven Wilson (Independence) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 4: state Representative Steven M. Palazzo (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Attorney General: E. A. "Van" Argyrakis (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor of Public Accounts: Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oregon: Governor: Bob Forthan (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Ron Maurer (Nonpartisan) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Michael Allen "Mike" Mentzer (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican.

Rhode Island: Governor: Kenneth J. Block (Moderate Party) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Clark Parker (Republican) - added. Adjutant General: Brian Frank (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Dakota: House At-Large: state Representative Kristi Noem (Republican) - added.

24 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Chris Simcox (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 4: Ben Emery (Green) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Steve Schonberg (Write-in) - added. House CD 8: Terrence Neal Tysall, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Nancy Mendez (Independent) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Senator Evan Bayh (Democratic) - Open Seat - announced he will not seek re-election in 2010. House CD 1: Peter Lindemulder, III (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: former state Treasurer Robert "Bob" Bowman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: Commissioner of Public Lands: Errol J. Chavez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: Justin Coussoule (Democratic) - added; Tom McMasters (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Mike Mentzer (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Chester County Commissioner Carol Aichele (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chet Beiler (Republican) - added; former state Representative John Kennedy (Republican) - added; Billy McCue (Republican) - added; Jean Craige Pepper (Republican) - added; Luzerne County Commissioner Stephen Anthony "Steve" Urban (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Donna Reese (Republican) - added; Tom Trevorrow (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Jeffrey "Jeff " Schott (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: former state Auditor General and state Treasurer Barbara Hafer (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: state Representative Jon D. Brien (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Treasurer: Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr. (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 7: Roger Petersen (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Robert A. Flutie (Republican) - added. House CD 47: Gary "Jet" Schank (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 13: Michael "Mike" Frisbee (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

Michigan: House CD 2: Jeff Wincel (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: John Ashjian (Tea Party) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Dale Mark Glading (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Secretary of State: Marco Gonzales (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Auditor Hector H. Balderas (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 4: David J. Seidemann (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Corporation Commissioner Jeff Cloud (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline (Democratic) - added; Bill Lynch (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 4: Steven Edwards (Independent, Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: James Hatton McCall (Independent) - added.

28 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 3: Ben Quayle (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 3: Steve Lowry (Republican) - added.

California: Lieutenant Governor: On 11 February 2010, the state Senate confirmed Senator Abel Maldonado (Republican) with a 26-7 vote as Lieutenant Governor. He would serve the remaining 10 months of the term. The Assembly voted 37-35 to reject Senator Maldonado. Assembly Democrats claim that the law required Senator Maldonado to receive 41 votes (a majority of the 80 member body) to confirm. The Governor's office maintains that the law requires Senator Maldonado to be rejected by at least 41 votes for his confirmation to be denied. Hence, the confirmation is in dispute. House CD 51: William David "Bud" McLeroy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: former state Assemblyman Joseph "Joe" Canciamilla (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Insurance Commissioner: Michela Alioto-Pier (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Governor: Michael Forrester (Unaffiliated) - added.

Florida: House CD 2: Carl Edward Meece, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Barbara F. Olschner (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: John K. Snyder (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: state Senator Michael S. Sanchez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Kent L. Cravens (Republican) - added; former state Representative John Sanchez (Republican) - added; Greg Solano (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Cliff Pirtle (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer James B. Lewis (Democratic) - added as candidate; former Doña Ana County Treasurer Jim Schoonover (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: James M. Jackson (Republican) - added; Matt Rush (Republican) - added; Spiro G. Vassilopoulos (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Philip S. "Phil" Krone (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Bradford Wesley "Brad" Jones (Republican) - added; Marcus W. Williams (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Jerry Grimes (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Tom Rose (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: James "Jake" Howard (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Dan Huffman (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: Bill Johnson (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17.

Oregon: House CD 3: John Sweeney (Democratic) - added.

14 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 1: state Senator Steve Bryles (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: former Representative James A. "Jim" Amann (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 6: John Carl Annarumma (Whig) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3 - now running in CD 6. House CD 21: Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring. House CD 25: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - Open Seat - Mario will run in his brother's (Lincoln) district, CD 21.

Indiana: House CD 5: Tim Crawford (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Brian Cook (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Nancy Shakir (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: DuWayne Hendrickson (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 14: William M. "Bill" O'Neill (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (Democratic) - Open Seat - not running for re-election..

South Carolina: House CD 1: former Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky (Republican) - added; Jimmy Wood (Independence) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Claudia Wright (Democratic) - added.

Open seat changes-- Lincoln Diaz-Balart (Republican, Florida House CD 21) is retiring, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican, Florida House CD 25) is running in CD 21, and Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (Democratic, Rhode Island House CD 1) is not running for re-election.

12 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Governor: Charles Taylor (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Steve Raby (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: James H. Anderson (Democratic) - added; Michel Nicrosi (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Miranda K. Joseph (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 33: Congressman Diane E. Watson (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring. House CD 39: Chrystopher Smith (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Jim Horn (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Eric L. Wathen (Republican) - added. House CD 9: John R. Bottorff (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Marc Delphine (Libertarian) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Chad Alan McGowan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

15 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 5: Mitchell J. Howie (Democratic) - added; Taze Shepard (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: House CD 3: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon (Democratic) - added; former Paradise Valley Mayor Ed Winkler (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 2: John Adams (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Jorge Antonio Lovenguth (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: House CD 3: Thomas Allen Schrader (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Pierre Quincy Pullins (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: state Representative Justin Amash (Republican) - added; Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers (Republican) - Open Seat - On Wednesday morning, Congressman Ehlers is expected to announce that he will not seek re-election.

New Hampshire: Governor: Thomas "Thom" Simmons (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Michael Conte (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Randolph A. "Randy" Credico (Democratic, Libertarian) - previously listed as Democratic.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Kareem Hamdy (Republican) - added. Governor: Rex O. Watkins (Republican) - added.

17 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Jasper A. Beede (Independent) - added; Thomas F. "Tom" Cox (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Hiluard G. "Buddy" Rogers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Waterbury Mayor Michael J. "Mike" Jarjura (Democratic) - added; Chester First Selectman Tom Marsh (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: state Senator Will Espero (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Jeff Peress (Green) - added.

Ohio: House CD 18: Beau Bromberg (Republican) - added; Dave Daubenmire (Republican) - added; Mark Pitrone (Democratic) - added; Helen Haskett Wolfe (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Steven Christopher (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic) - passed away, vacant office.

Once the vacancy is officially declared, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. "Ed" Rendell has 10 days to set a date for the special election which would be held at least 60 days later (possibly on 18 May 2010, the date of the state's Primary). The winner of the election would serve until the new congress is seated in January 2011.
The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 255 Democrats, 178 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (Pennsylvania CD 12, Florida CD 19.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: state Representative Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Jeffrey Aaron "Jeff" Clark (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Independent.

Washington: Senate Class 3: state Senator Don Benton (Republican) - added.

Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic, PA CD 12) has passed away.
by Tony Roza

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Congressman John Patrick Murtha, Jr. (Democratic, Pennsylvania CD 12), who passed away today at the age of 77 due to complications from gall bladder surgery. He was first elected in a special election in 1974.

Notes on the Democratic Change Commission's Recommendations for the 2012 Presidential Nomination
by Tony Roza
26 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Steve Mehta (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Mark Vincent Spinks (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 2: state Senator Joyce Elliott (Democratic) was incorrectly listed as a candidate in CD 3. She is running in CD 2.

California: House CD 6: Jim Judd (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: Kenneth Jeffrey Polke (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Jake Segrest [spelling corrected 21 March 2010 -Ed] (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: Cory Jerome Ruth (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Lieutenant Governor: Scott Lee Cohen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. On 2 February 2010 Mr. Cohen won the Democratic primary with 26% of the vote. On 7 February 2010 he withdrew after several issues from his past became public. The Democratic State Central Committee, currently scheduled to meet 17 March 2010, will choose a replacement nominee.

Indiana: House CD 5: Ann B. Adcook (Republican) - added. House CD 8: John Wayne Cunningham (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor "Mitch" Landrieu (Democratic) - Open Chair. On 6 February 2010 Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu was elected Mayor of New Orleans with 64% of the vote. He will take office on 6 May 2010 replacing term-limited Mayor Ray Nagin. Mayor-elect Landrieu was first elected to the office of Lieutenant Governor in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. House CD 3: Chris Leopold (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Keith Philip Lepor (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Jerry Alan Odom (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Shannon Wright (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Omar Lamont Dyer (Democratic) - added.

New York: Governor: Kristin Davis (Libertarian) - added. House CD 19: David McFadden (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Republican.

North Carolina: House CD 7: Timothy Alan "Tim" Wilkes (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Ralph Bernard "Bernie" Reeves, III (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Richard Staggenborg (Green) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: Pia Varma (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Michael Pipe (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 6: Gregory Anthony Brown (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 28: Stephen Kaat (Libertarian) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: R. Neil Walter (Republican) - added.

24 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 3: Congressman John Nichols Boozman (Republican) - Open Seat - announced he is running for the Senate Class 3 seat.

California: Governor: Rakesh Kumar Christian (Nonpartisan) - added; Steve Westly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Controller: Controller John Chiang (Democratic) - added as candidate; Bill Leonard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Newington Mayor Jeffrey "Jeff" Wright (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Bernard F. "Bernie" DeCastro (Constitution [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican. Governor: Berthram B. Samuel (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Dianne J. Berryhill (Republican) - added.

Illinois 2 February 2010 Primary update: Lieutenant Governor: Jason Plummer (Republican) - won Primary with 34%; state Senator Matt Murphy (Republican) - lost Primary with 33%. House CD 2: Michael E. Mayden (Green) - Although he lost the 2 February 2010 Primary, he is the officially recognized nominee of the Illinois Green Party for this House seat.

Massachusetts: Governor: Grace Ross (Democratic [Green-Rainbow]) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Peter Idusogie (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; former state Senator Steve Kelley (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate; Peter Hansen Roess (Republican [Green, Democratic-Farmer Labor]) - previously listed as Green [Democratic-Farmer Labor].

Ohio: House CD 3: Rene Oberer (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Richard Cadle (Constitution) - added; Sam Hepfner, Jr. (Republican) - added; Cory McCusker (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Richard Bradley "Rich" Iott (Republican) - previously listed as Independent; Jack Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Dan Moadus (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: state Senator Anthony H. Williams (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Philadelphia City Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr. (Republican) - added.

14 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 1: Chad Causey (Democratic) - added.

Illinois 2 February 2010 Primary updates: Governor: Comptroller Daniel W. "Dan" Hynes (Democratic) - lost Primary; Andy McKenna (Republican) - lost Primary. Comptroller: S. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Indiana: House CD 4: Daniel L. Dunham (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Rick Warren (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 7: Fred Donald Dickson, Jr. (Unaffiliated) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Senator Scott P. Brown (Republican) - sworn.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 1 Independent Democrat (Lieberman-Connecticut) , and 1 Independent (Sanders-Vermont).

Mississippi: House CD 1: Angela McGlowan (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Secretary of State: state Senator Dianna Turan (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler (Republican) - added; Attorney General Gary K. King (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor: Errol Chavez (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Frank Deaton, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

MA Senate: Brown to be seated; IL 2 Feb Primary updates Gov-Dem, Comptroller-Dem
by Tony Roza

Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott P. Brown (Republican) is to be seated today. He was elected in a 19 January 2010 special election to fill the seat of former Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (Democratic) who passed away 25 August 2009.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 1 Independent Democrat (Lieberman-Connecticut) , and 1 Independent (Sanders-Vermont).

2 February 2010 Races called:

Illinois Governor Democratic Primary: Quinn (Incumbent) 50% (winner), Hynes 50% (conceded 4 February 2010).
Illinois Comptroller Democratic Primary: Miller 47% (winner), Krishnamoorthi 46% (conceded 3 February 2010).

2 February 2010 Races too close to call:

Florida CD 19 Republican Special Primary: Lynch 41%, Budd 40%. Lynch leads Joe Budd by about 46 votes so a recount, which would take about 5 days, is likely.
Illinois Governor Republican Primary: Brady 20%, Dillard 20%. Brady leads Dillard by about 500 votes.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary: Plummer 34%, Murphy 33%.

Links

ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (abclocal.go.com).
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (suntimes.com).
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (chicagotribune.com).

ELECTION RETURNS: Florida CD 19 Special Primary from an official source
Results: FLORIDA CD 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY from a media source.

18 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Congressman John Nichols Boozman (Republican) - added. House CD 2: David Boling (Democratic) - added; David Mark Emerson Meeks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: Senate Class 3: Deacon Alexander (Green) - removed - running for Governor.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: New Castle County Executive Chris Coons (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 2: Paul Crandall McKain (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Whig.

Illinois Primary updates: Lieutenant Governor: Arthur L. Turner (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Rosanna M. Pulido (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: state Representative Julie Hamos (Democratic) - lost Primary. Comptroller: Clinton A. "Clint" Krislov (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Governor: Daniel W. "Dan" Hynes has scheduled a press conference. It is not yet known what he will say, but the expectation is that he will concede (Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn's margin- some 8000 votes- seems too big to overcome with provisional, absentee and military ballots). That would (assuming the expectation is reasonable) settle the Democratic Governor's race.
The Republican Governor's race is another matter: the margin is so close now (500 votes or so) that most observers expect a recount to be inevitable. The local election authorities have 14 days to complete their preliminary counts and then the Secretary of State has into March to certify the election.

Kansas: Governor: state Senator Tom Holland (Democratic) - added; Herbert West, III (Democratic) - Pending.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: former state Delegate Carmen M. Amedori (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 10: Don Hussey (Republican) - added; state Representative Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Perry (Republican) - added; Peter White (Independent) - added.

New York: Governor: Warren Redlich (Libertarian, Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: state Senator Tracy Potter (Democratic) - added.

DNC Change Commission Report Released
by Tony Roza

Frank Leone's DemRulz reports that the DNC Change Commission Report has been released.

The Democratic Change Commission was tasked with 3 goals: 1. to change the window of time during which the Presidential Primaries and Caucuses may be held, 2. to significantly reduce the number of unpledged delegates, and 3. to improve the caucus system.

2 Feb 2010 FL CD 19 Special and IL Primary Wed AM Update
by Tony Roza

Races called:

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Democratic Primary: Cohen 26% (winner), Turner 22%.
Illinois U.S. House CD 5 Republican Primary: Ratowitz 40% (winner), Pulido 33%.
Illinois U.S. House CD 10 Democratic Primary: Seals 48% (winner), Hamos 47%.

Races too close to call:

Florida CD 19 Republican Special Primary: Lynch 41%, Budd 40%. Lynch leads Joe Budd by 42 votes so a recount, which would take about 5 days, is likely.
Illinois Governor Democratic Primary: Quinn (Incumbent) 50%, Hynes 50%.
Illinois Governor Republican Primary: Brady 20%, Dillard 20%, McKenna 19%.
Illinois Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary: Plummer 34%, Murphy 33%.
Illinois Comptroller Democratic Primary: Miller 46%, Krishnamoorthi 46%.

Links

ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (abclocal.go.com).
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (suntimes.com).
ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (chicagotribune.com).

ELECTION RETURNS: Florida CD 19 Special Primary from an official source
Results: FLORIDA CD 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY from a media source.

2 Feb 2010 FL CD 19 Special and IL Primary Recap
by Tony Roza

This was a somewhat unusual primary evening with more than the typical number of those "too close to call" contests. Is this a sign of intra-party as well as inter-party divisions?

Races too close to call:

Florida CD 19 Republican Special Primary: Lynch 41%, Budd 40%.

Illinois Governor Democratic Primary: Quinn (Incumbent) 50%, Hynes 50%.

Illinois Governor Republican Primary: Brady 21%, Dillard 20%, McKenna 19%.

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Democratic Primary: Cohen 26%, Turner 22%.

Illinois Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary: Plummer 34%, Murphy 33%.

Illinois U.S. House CD 5 Republican Primary: Ratowitz 40%, Pulido 33%.

Illinois U.S. House CD 10 Democratic Primary: Seals 48%, Hamos 47%.

Illinois Comptroller Democratic Primary: Miller 46%, Krishnamoorthi 46%.

Unofficially -- an automatic statewide recount in Illinois is triggered by a margin of 1/10 of 1% or less but if a race is within 5 percent, the second place candidate can petition the Illinois Supreme Court for a recount.

91 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Governor: Markham Robinson (American Independent) - added. House CD 4: Michael Babich (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Peter J. Carr (Unaffiliated) - added; Yoon Mager (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton (Republican) - added; R. Nelson "Oz" Griebel (Republican) - added; state Senator Gary D. LeBeau (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Andrew Garfunkel (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Armando Gutierrez, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: Jonathan F. "Jon" Bull (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19 Special: Benjamin "Ben" Graber (Democratic) - lost Primary; Curt Price (Republican) - lost Primary.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: John Arrington (Republican) - lost Primary; David H. Hoffman (Democratic) - lost Primary; Patrick J. "Pat" Hughes (Republican) - lost Primary; Cheryle Robinson Jackson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Donald "Don" Lowery (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Alan Marshall (Democratic) - lost Primary; Andy Martin (Republican) - lost Primary; Jacob J. Meister (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kathleen Thomas (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Zadek (Independent) - added. Governor: Adam Andrzejewski (Republican) - lost Primary; Dan Proft (Republican) - lost Primary; former Attorney General Jim Ryan (Republican) - lost Primary; DuPage County Board Chairman Robert J. "Bob" Schillerstrom (Republican) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: Mike Boland (Democratic) - lost Primary; Thomas Michael Castillo (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brad Cole (Republican) - lost Primary; Dennis W. Cook (Republican) - lost Primary; Rickey R. Hendon (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Terry Link (Democratic) - lost Primary; Don Tracy (Republican) - lost Primary; Randy A. White, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Bobby Lee Rush (Democratic) - Renominated; Harold L. Bailey (Democratic) - lost Primary; JoAnne Guillemette (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frederick "Fred" Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Michael E. Mayden (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William Lipinski (Democratic) - Renominated; Larry Hausman (Republican) - removed; Jorge Mujica (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Terrence A. Gilhooly (Green) - lost Primary; Ashvin Prakash Lad (Republican) - lost Primary; Andrew Williams (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Danny K. Davis (Democratic) - Renominated; James "Jim" Ascot (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clarence Desmond Clemons (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Sharon Denise Dixon (Democratic) - lost Primary; Darlena Williams-Burnett (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Dirk W. Beveridge (Republican) - lost Primary; John Dawson (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher Todd "Chris" Geissler (Republican) - lost Primary; Gregory S. Jacobs (Republican) - lost Primary; Maria Dolores Rodriguez (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Susanne Atanus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Morris "Moe" Shanfield (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 10: state Representative Elizabeth "Beth" Coulson (Republican) - lost Primary; Arie Stephen Friedman (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Cronkhite "Dick" Green (Republican) - lost Primary; Paul Hamann (Republican) - lost Primary; Elliot Richardson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: David McAloon (Republican) - lost Primary; Henry W. Meers, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Darrel Miller (Republican) - lost Primary; Dave White (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Theresa Kormos (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Ethan Allen Hastert (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Carl Douglas Ray (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Congressman John M. Shimkus (Republican) - Renominated; Michael "Mike" Firsching (Republican) - lost Primary. Comptroller: Orland Park Trustee Jim Dodge (Republican) - lost Primary; William J. Kelly (Republican) - lost Primary; Clinton A. "Clint" Krislov (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: former Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats (Republican) - added. House CD 4: state Senator Brandt Hershman (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Todd Rokita (Republican) - added; Mark Seitz (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Governor: Ken Cannon (Independent) - added; Marty Mork (Democratic) - added; Herbert West, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Governor: Kevin Scott (Unenrolled) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Lawrence J. "Larry" Hogan, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Jack N. Wilson (Unaffiliated [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian.

Nevada: House CD 3: Robert Leslie "Rob" Lauer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Robert Leslie "Rob" Lauer (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Dean Malik (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey McGeary (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 1: former Congressman David Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

West Virginia: House CD 1: state Senator Michael "Mike" Oliverio, II (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: former state Supreme Court Justice Elliott E. "Spike" Maynard (Republican) - added.

The polls have now closed in ILLINOIS
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ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (abclocal.go.com).

ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (suntimes.com).

ILLINOIS PRIMARY results from a media source (chicagotribune.com).

Illinois Democratic, Republican, and Green Primaries for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Statewide offices.

Sources of Election Returns re: FLORIDA's 19th CD now available
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ELECTION RETURNS: Florida CD 19 Special Primary from an official source

Results: FLORIDA CD 19 SPECIAL PRIMARY from a media source.

Florida U.S. House 19 Democratic and Republican Special Primaries

The polls have now closed in FLORIDA's 19th Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com
Primary Season begins Tue 2 Feb 2010 - IL Primaries - FL CD 19 Special Primary
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 2 February 2010 - Primary Season Begins

Illinois Democratic, Republican, and Green Primaries for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and Statewide offices.

Polling hours are from 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC).

Florida U.S. House 19 Democratic and Republican Special Primaries to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Robert Wexler (Democratic) who resigned 3 January 2010 to become President of the Center for Middle East Peace. The special general election is 13 April 2010.

Polling hours are from 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).

Calendar: 2010 Midterm Primary and Runoff Elections for Statewide offices and Congress Chronologically

38 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Louis Michael Cruzado (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Charles Roland Black (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Janet L. Contreras (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 15: Kevin Patrick Gordon (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Jenny Worman (Republican) - added. House CD 29: John Colbert (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Benjamin "Ben" DeGroot (Independent) - added. House CD 46: Barak Lurie (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Michael Dorsey (Independent) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Timothy Lee Frye (Independent) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Benjamin Michael Lange (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Thomas Andrew McCarthy (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: Chip Cravaack (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 4: Arthur John "Art" Madden (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Edward "Ed" Potosnak, III (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Dino Laverghetta (Republican) - added. House CD 16: David M. Johnson (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Paul Stuart Wasserman (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Neil Anthony Di Carlo (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: David Wayne Burnett (Republican) - added. House CD 6: James Edward Taylor, II (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: Eric Wilson (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Lance Reed (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Hombre Michael Liggett (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: state Representative Jennifer Garrison (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Franklin County Clerk of Courts Maryellen O'Shaughnessy (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney David Yost (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney David Yost (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Robert Clyde Klein (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: W. Stovall Witte, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 2: William Gregory "Greg" Samples (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Kent Cameron Greenough (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Bob Ries (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Charles Gordon Vick (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: David Allen Rice (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Mark W. Ellmore (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Jeffery Robert Barnett (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: Matthew Burke (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: Dean Young (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Young Boozer (Republican) - added; Terry Dunn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ronald W. "Ron" Stokes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Auditor S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 1: Mark Leyva (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Charles R. "Chuck" Newman (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Cheryl Denise Allen (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Barry Bendar (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 1: Gary Berntsen (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Attorney General: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 8: Steven J. Gerritzen (Whig) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Congressman Steve Buyer (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

New York: House CD 1: Chris Cox (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Secretary of State: Charlie Earl (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Mike Kelly (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: Douglas Richard Cloud (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Bruce William Barilla (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Phil Miller (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican) - added.

35 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Jim Lindsey (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 1: Mike Rodrigues (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Joel Smolen (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley (Republican) - added; John Eastman (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Jason Clark (Unaffiliated) - added. House CD 3: Ray Scott (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Brian T. Campbell, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 20: Karen Harrington (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Cathy Bailey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Will McGinnis (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lillie E. Miller-Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Brian Douglas Oerther (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Roger Thoney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Marilyn Parker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: Attorney General: state Senator Bruce Patterson (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Glen Menze (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Darrel Trulson (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Treasurer: state Senator Tony Fulton (Republican) - added; Tom Nesbitt (Republican) - added; former Attorney General Don Stenberg (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Commissioner of Public Lands: Santa Fe County Commissioner Michael D. "Mike" Anaya (Democratic) - added; Bob Cornelius (Republican) - added.

New York: Governor: Erie County Executive Chris Collins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Hank Bardel (Green) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Edward James "Eddie" Burks (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Ilario Pantano (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Charles Thompson (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Bill Cathey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: House CD 3: Michael Meo (Green) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Ashley Cooper (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: state Senator George E. "Chip" Campsen, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative James H. "Jim" Merrill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: James D. Galyean (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Governor: Bayron E. Binkley, Jr., (Independent) - added.

37 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: Governor: state Representative John L. Harris (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Temporary Substitute Lieutenant Governor Craig E. Campbell (Republican) - added as candidate. House At-Large: Thomas M. Higgins (No Affiliation) - added.

Arizona: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ken Bennett (Republican) - added as candidate; Sam Wercinski (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: Secretary of State: state Representative Mark Martin (Republican) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Duane Roberts (Green) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Jim Castillo (Green) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Debra Bowen (Democratic) - added as candidate; Ann Menasche (Green) - added. Controller: Ross Frankel (Green) - added. Treasurer: Charles "Kit" Crittenden (Green) - added. Attorney General: Glen Mowrer (Green) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Sue Bergman (Green) - added.

Connecticut: Secretary of State: Jerry Farrell, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Secretary of State: state Senator Gail Buckner (Democratic) - added; Darryl Hicks (Democratic) - added; Angela Moore (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ben Ysursa (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Governor: Jonathan Narcisse (Independent [Democratic]) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Michael A. Mauro (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Kansas: Secretary of State: Elizabeth Ensley (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Secretary of the Commonwealth: Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis "Bill" Galvin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added as candidate.

Nebraska: Secretary of State: Secretary of State John A. Gale (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ross Miller (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Alan P. Woodruff (Green) - previously listed as Libertarian. Secretary of State: Marco Gonzales (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Mary E. Herrera (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Dakota: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Alvin A. "Al" Jaeger (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Robert A. "Rob" Mitchell, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: Secretary of State: state Senator Leonidas P. "Lou" Raptakis (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Secretary of State: state Representative Thomas J. "Tom" Deadrick (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Clement E. Glenn (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic and Independent; Dale Robertson (Independent) - previously listed as Boston Tea.

Wisconsin: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Wyoming: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Max Maxfield (Republican) - added as candidate.

47 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: James "Buzzy" McNair (Republican) - added. House CD 2: state Representative Robbie Wills (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 5: Paul Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Jeremy Cloward (Green) - added. House CD 14: Paul Lazaga (Libertarian) - added. House CD 42: Louie A. Contreras (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Mimi Walters (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Secretary of State: Richard Abbate (Republican) - added; Corey Brinson (Republican) - added; former New Haven Alderman Gerry Garcia (Democratic) - added; state Senator Jonathan A. Harris (Democratic) - added; state Representative Denise Merrill (Democratic) - added; state Representative Kevin Roldàn (Democratic) - added; state Representative James Field Spallone (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 9: Chris Cates (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 5: Matt Campbell (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Brooks Wicker (Republican) - added. House CD 6: John T. Kemper, III (Republican) - added; George Pendergrass (Republican) - added; Mike Templeman (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Jack Uldrich (Independence) - added. House CD 7: Lee Byberg (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Robin Lee Titus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Incumbents running unopposed in their 2 March 2010 primaries: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Jeb Hensarling (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman John Culberson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Alexander "Al" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman Mac Thornberry (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Chet Edwards (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 19: Congressman Randy Neugebauer (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 20: Congressman Charles A. Gonzalez (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 22: Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 25: Congressman Lloyd A. Doggett (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 27: Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 28: Congressman Henry R. Cuellar (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 29: Congressman Raymond E. "Gene" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Greg Abbott (Republican) - Renominated. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs (Republican) - Renominated. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples (Republican) - Renominated. Commissioner of General Land Office: General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson (Republican) - Renominated.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Chris Stout (Republican) - added.

14 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Governor: Frederic von Anhalt (Independent [Libertarian]) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III (Democratic) - Incumbent to run for re-election.

Florida: House CD 24: Michael John "Mike" Pompura (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Joseph K. Bellis, III (Reform) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: John Stephenson (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 8: Kande Ngalamulume (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 2: Stephen A. Labate (Republican) - added. House CD 19: David McFadden (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Ann Marie Buerkle (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: David Lee "Dave" Myers (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Andrew J. Zahalsky (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Ted Yale (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 5: Jeffrey Alan Hartline (Republican) - added.

19 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Senate Class 3: William Barnes (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 1: Congressman Marion Berry (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

Indiana: House CD 1: Adam A. Dombkowski (Republican) - added; Rob Pastore (Republican) - added; Jayson Reeves (Republican) - added. House CD 4: David Sanders (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Billy J. Mahoney (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Lendall B. Terry (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: former state Treasurer Bob Bowman (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Tom Horner (Independence) - added.

Nevada: Governor: Gino DiSimone (Independent) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Jack Oslin (Constitution) - added. Governor: David Kirkland (Constitution) - added; Marie Marsh (Constitution) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Chuck Burnett (Constitution) - added. House CD 30: Paul Izyk (Constitution) - added. Attorney General: Jerald Finney (Constitution) - added. Comptroller of Public Accounts: James Pennington (Constitution) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Brian York (Constitution) - added.

20 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: former Congressman John D. "J.D." Hayworth, Jr. (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Vince Rabago (Democratic) - added. Mine Inspector: Manuel Cruz (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Mark Vanderbilt (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Bernie Buescher (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: J. J. Ament (Republican) - added; Ali Hasan (Republican) - added; Treasurer Cary Kennedy (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Daniel B. Slater (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Tom Haney (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Governor: state Delegate Patrick L. "Pat" McDonough (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Marty Lamb (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Secretary of State: Paul Scott (Republican) - added. Attorney General: state Senator Gretchen Whitmer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Jacques Ditte (Conservative) - added; former (TN) Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Thomas H. "Tom" Killion (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: David Madeira (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Attorney General: state Representative Peter F. Kilmartin (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: state Senator Clark S. Barnes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

12 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Sheldon Fisher (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 2: state Senator Joyce Elliott (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: state Senator Will Espero (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Larry Hausman (Republican) - added. Attorney General: William Malan (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: James Pauly (Libertarian) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Charles Kendall Hatchett (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Kenneth Stepp (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 10: former state Treasurer Joseph D. "Joe" Malone (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: Manfred R. Schreyer (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Kevin L. Boyce (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Thomas "Tom" Knox (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

28 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Ian Gilyeat (Independent) - added. House CD 3: Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon B. Parker (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

Arkansas: Governor: Governor Mike Beebe (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 3: state Senator Joyce Elliott (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Kevin Michael Butler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Stephen Dworkowitz (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Jon J. Scribner (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Ed Marksberry (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: Attorney General Martha Coakley (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: Joe Repya (Independence) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Governor Dave Heineman (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 19: Thomas DeChiaro (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Richard Hanna (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 18: Clifford J. "Cliff" Snyder (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: Governor: Robert Hubbard (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 3: Delia Lopez (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 5: Justin Boyd (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Canyon Clowdus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Samuel James "Sam" Finley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Jaime O. Perez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Joseph "Jamie" Martinez (Republican) - added; Charles A. Shipp, Jr. (Republican) - added; Clayton Trotter (Republican) - added. House CD 23: David Aguilar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jonathan Scott "Scott" Larson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 29: Tom Stevens (Republican) - added; George A. Young (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: Sarah M. Minear (Republican) - added.

Commentary: WHAT WAS IT ALL ABOUT, THEN? The U.S. Senate Special Election in Massachusetts in retrospect
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHAT WAS IT ALL ABOUT, THEN?
The U.S. Senate Special Election
in Massachusetts in retrospect

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

54 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 1: David Marsh Walter (Constitution) - added.

Arizona: House CD 3: state Senator Pamela Gorman (Republican) - added; Bob Lord (Democratic) - added; state Senator Jim Waring (Republican) - added. House CD 8: state Senator Jonathan L. Paton (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 2: Neil Gertner (Write-in [American Independent]) - added. House CD 3: Jerry Laidecker (American Independent) - added. House CD 5: Phelps Hobart (American Independent) - added. House CD 8: Gloria La Riva (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 10: Jerry Denham (American Independent) - added. House CD 11: David Christensen (American Independent) - added. House CD 26: David Miller (American Independent) - added. House CD 28: Michael Stollaire (Write-in [American Independent]) - added. House CD 50: William Griffith (American Independent) - added. Secretary of State: Marylou Cabral (Peace And Freedom) - added; Merton Short (American Independent) - added. Controller: Nathan Johnson (American Independent) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Bill Lockyer (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Diane Templin (American Independent) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Clay Pedersen (American Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 9: Mike Allen Evans (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 3: Benjamin Lawless (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: state Senator Scott P. Brown (Republican) - elected. House CD 10: Raymond Kasperowicz (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Rob "Robbob" Hahn (Independence) - added; Jonathan "The Impaler" Sharkey (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Frank McKinzie (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Governor: David Scott Curtis (Green) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: Pete Domenici, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Bruce A. Blakeman (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Governor Ted Strickland / for Lieutenant Governor Yvette McGee Brown (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor: state Representative Seth Morgan (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Dennis H. Hall (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Chris Henry (Green) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: state Representative William C. "Bill" Kortz, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Mary Beth Buchanan (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Bart Boyce (Green) - added; Deb Shafto (Green) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Herb Gonzales, Jr. (Green) - added. House CD 4: Benny Dell "BD" Blount (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: George Reiter (Green) - added. House CD 11: Jim Howe (Green) - added. House CD 17: Joseph Wayne "J.W." Autem, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Eric "Eric" Finley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 21: Belinda Shvetz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Ed Scharf (Green) - added. House CD 25: Edward Skinner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Marshall Aaron Taylor (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Earl Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 28: Charles David Holloway (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 32: Stephen Leroy "Steve" Love (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Railroad Commissioner 1: Art Browning (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Stuart M. Bain (Libertarian) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: Patricia Carol VanGilder Levenson (Republican) - added.

Scott Brown (Republican) elected to the 'Class 1' U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It appears that Scott Brown (Republican) has been elected to the United States Senate in the Special Election in Massachusetts held today to fill the seat made vacant by the death of Senator Edward "Ted" Kennedy (Democrat) last year (and only temporarily filled currently by appointee Democrat Paul Kirk). The breakdown of the United States Senate will, as a result of this, be 57 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 1 Independent and 1 Independent Democrat.

U.S. Senate Class 1 Seat

The polls have now closed in MASSACHUSETTS (re: the Special Election for the 'Class 1' U.S. Senate seat)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff
Tue 19 Jan 2010 MA Special Election Senate Class 1
by Tony Roza

The Tuesday 19 January 2010 Special Election was called to fill the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat of the late Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (Democratic) who passed away 25 August 2009. The seat is currently held by Senator Paul G. Kirk, Jr. (Democratic) who was appointed 24 September 2009 by Governor Deval L. Patrick (Democratic) to serve through the Special Election.

Polling hours are 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.

Candidates are: Attorney General Martha Coakley (Democratic), state Senator Scott P. Brown (Republican), and Joseph L. "Joe" Kennedy (Liberty).

Commentary: EITHER WAY, IT'LL BE A VERY SPECIAL ELECTION! (MA Special U.S. Senate election)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
20 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Governor: Vice Mayor Lew Tremaine (Green) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Richard David George Lake (Republican) - added. House CD 23: John Davidson (Republican) - added. House CD 53: Mari Hamlin Fink (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: Bob Brancato (Republican) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Erik Monroe Underwood (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Rose Izzo (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 2: John William Willoughby (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Dale Edward Brown (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Vernon McKinley Harrison (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: Michael Van Kleeck (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 3: Joshua Larose (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Billy Kennedy (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Herbert Doyle Smith (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Miki Booth (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: J. E. Wendell Kennedy Banks (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Melissa Ann Haluszczak (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Patrick Michael Kennedy (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 30: Sheldon Goldstein (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Maria D. Rodriguez-Salazar (Democratic) - added.

20 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Michigan: Governor: Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero (Democratic) - added; state Senator Hansen Clarke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: Governor: Paul Anderson (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Jessica Lynn Turek (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Dennis L. Parker (Republican) - added. Attorney General: E. A. "Van" Argyrakis (Democratic) - added; Attorney General Jon Bruning (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Dakota: Public Service Commissioner 1: Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (Republican) - Open Office.

West Virginia: House CD 1: R. J. Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Phil Hudok (Constitution) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: James James (Independent) - added; Scott S. Paterick (Republican) - added; Dominic L. Reinwand (Democratic) - added; Kevin Gene Schmidtke (Independent) - added; Travis D. Swenby (Republican) - added; Frederick Westphal (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: James L. Schneider (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: David D. King (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Daniel R. Bohrod (Democratic) - added; Kurt W. Schuller (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 3: state Representative Sam Crump (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Rodney Alexander (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder (Democratic) - Open Seat - not running for re-election.

California: House CD 11: Larry Pegram (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 39: John Smith (Democratic) - added; John Smith (American Independent) - added.

Colorado: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien (Democratic) - Open Chair - not running for re-election.

Florida: House CD 25: Craig Porter (Whig) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation.

Georgia: House CD 4: Dekalb County Commissioner Connie Stokes (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Paul Loscocco (Independent) - added; state Senator Richard R. Tisei (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Attorney General: Richard Bernstein (Democratic) - added; David Leyton (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Jeff Miller (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Auditor: Auditor Mary Taylor (Republican) - Open Office - candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

2 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 3: Congressman John B. Shadegg (Republican) - Open Seat, announced retirement.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate Seats, and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: John Mertens (Independent, Connecticut For Lieberman) - previously listed as Independent.

31 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Governor: Treasurer Dean Martin (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Dean Martin (Republican) - Open Office.

California: Senate Class 3: former Congressman Thomas J. "Tom" Campbell (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. House CD 19: Fresno Councilman Larry Westerlund (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: former Congressman Lawrence Joseph "Larry" DeNardis (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Secretary of State: former state Representative George Eichhorn (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: Governor: former state Representative John Freeman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: Lieutenant Governor: Robert E. "Bob" Goodman (Democratic) - added; Paul Murad (Democratic) - added; Robert Randazzo (Democratic) - added; Reno Council Member Jessica Sferrazza (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Kevin Rondeau (Republican) - removed. House CD 1: Kevin Rondeau (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Joseph Rullo (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Matt Doheny (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Logan Bell (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Johnny Rouse (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 2: Surya "Chili" Yalamanchili (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 9: Richard B. Iott (Independent) - added. House CD 16: Paul Schiffer (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: former U.S. Attorney Thomas Marino (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: state Senator Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Charleston Councilor Paul Thurmond (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Charlotte Bergmann (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Governor: Dennis P. Steele (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Peter Garritano (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Snohomish County Councilman John Koster (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Governor: Auditor Rita C. Meyer (Republican) - added. Auditor: Auditor Rita C. Meyer (Republican) - Open Office.

17 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: Attorney General: Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz (Democratic) - switched from candidate for Governor to candidate for Attorney General.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: former state Representative Loranne Ausley (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Secretary of State: David Chastain (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: Auditor: former Auditor Patricia "Pat" Anderson (Republican) - switched from candidate for Governor to candidate for Auditor; Auditor Rebecca Otto (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - incumbent added as candidate.

North Dakota: House At-Large: Public Service Commissioner Kevin Cramer (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Dauphin County Commissioner Dominic "Nick" DiFrancesco, II (Republican) - added. House CD 6: state Representative Curt Schroder (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Lela Pittenger (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Todd Minor (Libertarian) - added. House CD 23: Jessie A. Bonley (Libertarian) - added; Martin Nitschke (Libertarian) - added. House CD 26: Michael R. Powell (Independent) - added. House CD 29: Jim Foreman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 30: John Jay Myers (Libertarian) - correction - running in House CD 32; J. B. Oswalt (Libertarian) - added; Brandon P. Reed (Libertarian) - added.

31 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Secretary of State: state Representative Christopher Clark "Chris" Deschene (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Gail Lightfoot (Libertarian) - added. Governor: Larry Naritelli (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Pamela Brown (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Jim Reed (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: David Jeffrey Harmer (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Mervin L. Evans (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3. Secretary of State: Christina Tobin (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Edward Teyssier (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Timothy Hannan (Libertarian) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Richard Bronstein (Libertarian) - added.

Colorado: Attorney General: Troy Eid (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Attorney General John W. Suthers (Republican) - added as candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Simsbury's First Selectman Mary A. Glassman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 3. Attorney General: former state Senator George C. Jepsen (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Lewis J. Armstrong (No Party Affiliation) - added. Governor: Josue Larose (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 2: Robert Ortiz (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Stephen J. Bacon (Whig) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 24: Edward W. Dedelow (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Secretary of State: Robin Carlisle (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Republican) sworn 8 January 2010. Karen C. Handel (Republican) who was first elected as Secretary of State in 2006 resigned on 22 December 2009 to concentrate on her run for Governor. On 4 January 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue chose former state Senator Brian Kemp (Republican) to be Georgia's next secretary of state.

Maine: Governor: William Beardsley (Republican) - added; Christopher Cambron (Unenrolled) - added; Eriq Manson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bruce Poliquin (Republican) - added; Patrick Quinlan (Green) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: Secretary of State: Janet Stewart (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Assemblyman William A. "Will" Barclay (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: John Robitaille (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 8: Donn Janes (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

24 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: John Armin Thrasher (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 16: Robert Paul Howell (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Serafin Quintanar (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: former state Representative Juan Figueroa (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Douglas Allen "Doug" Campbell, Jr. (Constitution) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Prince Brown (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Mike Prendergast (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Marc Luzietti (Socialist Party USA) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: former Representative Vernon A. Jones (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Jack Edward Jordan (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Jill Stein (Green-Rainbow) - added.

Michigan: House CD 5: Scott Livingston Withers, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Robert S. "Bob" Carney, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Neil Lynch (Independent) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Candice Britton (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 1: Joseph Lance Tatner (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 4: Peter A. Zinno (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Governor John Hoeven (Republican) - added.

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

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Howard A. Cohen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lower Merion Township Commissioner V. Scott Zelov (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 29: Rogelio "Roy" Morales, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Kenneth Eugene "Kenny" Golden (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Samantha Lee Carter (Independent [Independent American]) - previously listed as Independent.

13 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Indiana: House CD 9: former Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Sodrel (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: state Representative Rick Berg (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: former Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Clement E. Glenn (Democratic, Independent) - previously listed as Independent; Star Locke (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: John Lingenfelder (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: VaLinda Hathcox (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Kent Hargett (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Tracey Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Winston Cochran (Democratic) - added; Robert Pruett (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Sean A. Roberts (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Governor: Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon (Democratic) - added.

33 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: Governor: Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Stephen J. Bacon (No Party Affiliation [Whig]) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 25: Craig Porter (No Party Affiliation [Whig]) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Russ Diamond (Republican) - added; former Commonwealth Court Justice Doris A. Smith-Ribner (Democratic) - switched from the Senate Class 3 contest to Lieutenant Governor. House CD 6: Congressman Jim Gerlach (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election - added as candidate.

Rhode Island: Secretary of State: Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Dakota: Governor: state Senator Gordon K. Howie (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Craig James (Republican) - added. Governor: Thomas Ritter Helm (Independent) - added; Louis Podesta (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Lou Gigliotti (Republican) - added; Jerry Ray "Tea" Hall (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Scott Baker (Republican) - added; Franco Melecio (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Steve Mueller (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Rick Martin (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Al Cowan (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Royce Knight (Independent) - added. House CD 14: John Thomas Merrifield (Independent) - added. House CD 15: Paul B. Haring (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Charles B. "Chuck" Meyer (Independent) - added. House CD 23: David Aguilar (Republican) - added; Isaac Gallegos (Independent) - added; Craig T. Stephens (Independent) - added. House CD 25: Sam McGraw Brannon (Independent) - added; George Morovich (Republican) - added. House CD 27: R. Blake Farenthold (Republican) - added; Jessica Puente-Bradshaw (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Bryan Underwood (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Raymond Yamka (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Ruben D. Torres (Independent) - added. Railroad Commissioner 1: David Porter (Republican) - added.

Vice President Joe Biden's mother has passed away.
by Tony Roza

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. whose mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Finnegan Biden, passed today in Wilmington, Delaware. She was 92.

30 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 16: Edward Gonzalez (Libertarian) - added. House CD 26: Randall Weissbuch (Libertarian) - added. House CD 29: William "Bill" Cushing (Libertarian) - added. Controller: Andy Favor (Libertarian) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Incumbents running unopposed in the 2 February 2010 Primary are marked "Renominated". House CD 2: Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Mike Quigley (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Peter J. Roskam (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Melissa Luburich Bean (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman Deborah "Debbie" DeFrancesco Halvorson (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Jerry F. Costello (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman Judy Biggert (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 14: Congressman G. William "Bill" Foster (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Donald A. Manzullo (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Philip G. "Phil" Hare (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jesse White (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Democratic) - Renominated.

Michigan: Governor: state Senator Hansen Clarke (Democratic) - added; state Representative Andy Dillon (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Douglas County Commissioner Mike Boyle (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Executive Councilor Debora B. "Deb" Pignatelli (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Scott Sipprelle (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Congressman Jim Gerlach (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 1: state Representative James H. "Jim" Merrill (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Thad Myron Wasson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Governor: Dale Robertson (Boston Tea) - added.

10 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: Governor: Rob Rosenfeld (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Arizona: Governor: Owen Buz Mills (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (Democratic) - added; Simsbury First Selectman Mary Messina Glassman (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (Democratic) - Open Office.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Ken Mazzie (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Governor: Department of Conservation Commissioner Patrick K. McGowan (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Gloria E. Carlineo (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: state Senator George E. "Chip" Campsen, III (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Bradley S. "Brad" Rees (Independent [Republican, American Conservative]) - previously listed as Independent [Republican].

This website's table of past UN Security Council Presidencies (1946-2009) has been completed
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson, TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The complete list of countries holding the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council from the very beginning of the organization has now been posted.

37 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: Governor: James Potts (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Mark Layfield (Independent) - added. House CD 6: J. Walden Retan (Democratic) - added.

Alaska: Governor: Sam "Singin Sam" Little (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Diane Benson (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Deacon Alexander (Green) - added. House CD 19: former Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson (Republican) - added. Insurance Commissioner: former state Assemblyman Patty Berg (Democratic) - added; state Assemblyman Mike Villines (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Governor Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr. (Democratic) - Open Chair; Governor Willliam "Bill" Ritter, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Martin C. Beeson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: Senator Christopher J. Dodd (Democratic) - Open Seat, retiring.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Leo Alexander (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Bernard F. "Bernie" DeCastro (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 8: Jim Holcomb (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 8: Diane Vann (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Karen C. Handel is resigning so she can concentrate on her run for Governor. On 4 January 2010, Governor Sonny Perdue chose former state Senator Brian Kemp (Republican) to be Georgia's next Secretary of State.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Congressman Neil Abercrombie, who is running for Governor, announced that he will resign from Congress on 28 February 2010.

Michigan: Governor: David A. Brandon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lieutenant Governor John D. Cherry, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 3: Martin Chicon (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Senator Byron Leslie Dorgan (Democratic) - Open Seat, retiring.

Oregon: Governor: Michael S Hotchkiss (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: state Senator David G. "Dave" Argall (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Todd Giroux (Independent) - added.

Texas: Governor: Koo-Hyun "John" Kim (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William C. "Bill" Lawrence (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Linda Chavez-Thompson (Democratic) - added; Richard Garza-Ray (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Houston City Councilman Jarvis Johnson (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Ted Cruz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Comptroller of Public Accounts: former Congressman Nicholas V. "Nick" Lampson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ed Lindsay (Green) - added; Alan Marsh (Constitution) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: former state Senator Hector Uribe (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 3: Mike Lee (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: former state Delegate David McKinley (Republican) - added.

Find a list of open Governor's Chairs, open Senate and open House Seats (that is, the incumbent is not running for re-election) here.

53 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 19: former Congressman Richard William "Dick" Pombo (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: John Martin Beard (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: David Kenny Larsen (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 15: Scott Alan Hubbard (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Tom Trevorrow (Republican) - added. House CD 8: James Jones (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Congressman Henry E. Brown, Jr. (Republican) - Open Seat, retiring.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Jack Bailey (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Alma Ludivina Aguado (Democratic) - added; Katherine Youngblood Glass (Libertarian) - added; Stephen Dewayne McGee (Independent) - added; Kevin Still [spelling corrected 12 January 2010] (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Scott Jameson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Charles F. Parkes, III (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Emma Elizabeth Berry (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Steve Clark (Republican) - added; Joshua Kowert (Republican) - added; Nicholas Paul Nix (Independent) - added; Michael "Shane" Shepard (Independent) - added. House CD 6: Randy Cook (Independent) - added; Matthew David Melton (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Chris A. Cheatham (Independent) - added; William R. Frazer (Independent) - added; Bob Townsend (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Michael Warren Hope (Independent, Libertarian) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 10: Ted Ankrum (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: James A. Powell (Libertarian) - added; Buzzy Terrell (Independent) - added; Wendell "Clayton" Tindle (Independent) - added. House CD 12: Jeff Long (Independent) - added; Kenneth C. Richards (Independent) - added. House CD 13: Frederick Bartlam (Libertarian) - added; James Keith Dyer (Independent) - added. House CD 14: Jeff Cherry (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 15: Aaron I. Cohn (Libertarian) - added; Doug "La Perla" Purl (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Tommy L. Smith (Independent) - added; Dennis A. Yokie (Independent) - added. House CD 21: Robert Hostetler (Independent) - added; Eddie K. Traylor (Independent) - added. House CD 22: Steven Susman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 23: James S. McCoy (Independent) - added. House CD 24: Robert C. "Bobby" Davis (Independent) - added. House CD 25: Dirk Edward Bauer (Independent) - added. House CD 26: James Herford (Republican) - added; Mark A. Krencik (Independent) - added. House CD 27: Richard I. Good (Independent) - added. House CD 30: Richard Murray (Independent) - added; Jarrett R. Woods (Libertarian) - added. House CD 31: Bill Oliver (Libertarian) - added. House CD 32: Eric S. Smith (Independent) - added; Paul Wehrmann (Independent) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Rick Donaldson (Libertarian) - added.

14 changes to the 2010 candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 7: former Selma Mayor James Perkins, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Arizona: House CD 6: Easton Clint Kelsey (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 19: state senator Jeff Denham (Republican) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 2: Carlet Deetta Ward (Republican) - added.

Florida: Lieutenant Governor: J. J. McCurry (Libertarian) - removed. House CD 12: Thomas K. Snider (Libertarian) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 19: Congressman Robert Wexler (Democratic) - Vacant Office; Josue Larose (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 19 Special: Josue Larose (Write-in [Democratic]) - previously listed as Write-in [Republican].

Iowa: Governor: Jonathan Narcisse (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: state senator Laura Jeanne Kelly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Governor: state Representative Dawn Hill (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 7: Gerry Dembrowski (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: former state Senator Ron J. Volesky (Democratic) - added.

Congressman Robert Wexler (Democratic, Florida CD 19) resigns
by Tony Roza

Congressman Robert Wexler (Democratic, Florida CD 19) resigned effective on 3 January 2010 at 11:59 pm to become President of the Center for Middle East Peace. He was first elected in 1996.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 256 Democrats, 178 Republicans, and 1 vacant seat.

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has called a 2 February 2010 primary and a 13 April 2010 general election to fill his seat.

30 Dec 2009 Democratic Change Commission Final Meeting
by Tony Roza

The Democratic Change Commission was established during the 2008 Democratic Convention to made recommendations regarding the window of time during which primaries and caucuses may be held, reducing the number of unpledged delegates, and improving the caucus system. There are 36 members on the Commission.

Sites with detailed information:

Calendar: In 2012, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina may start their Presidential Delegate selection process on 1 February. All other states may begin the first Tuesday (the 6th) of March. Many states have, by law, designated the first Tuesday in February as their Presidential Primary date. (Statutory Election Information - Presidential Primary and 2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions Chronologically)

Unpledged delegates: The category of unpledged add-on delegates is eliminated. The remaining categories of unpledged delegates will be converted into pledged delegates for 2012 and called National Pledged Party Leader and Elected Official delegates (NPLEO). In 2008, there were 428 DNC Members, 51 U.S. Senators, 239 U.S. House members, 32 Governors, 21 Distinguished Party Leaders, and 81 add-ons totaling 852 unpledged delegate votes. (Democratic Detailed Delegate Allocation)

The Green Papers Worldwide - 2010 PRESIDENCIES of the United Nations SECURITY COUNCIL
by Tony Roza