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2012 MN-D Presidential Primary / Caucus Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party has updated their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Precinct Caucuses.
  • National Convention District delegates are elected at District Conventions held from 9 April to 1 June 2012.
  • National Convention At-Large and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected at the Saturday 2 June - Sunday 3 June 2012 State Convention.

A tip of the hat to Mike Taphorn for the heads up.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 20 March 2012, states representing 53% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Maryland: House CD 4: Ian Garner (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 7: Jeff Semon (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: state Senator Deb Fischer (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: former Secretary of State Roger Williams (Republican) - switched from U.S. Senate to Congress CD 33.

Utah: House CD 2: Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 3: Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: state Representative Roger Goodman (Democratic) - switched from House CD 8 to CD 1; Darshan Rauniyar (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Sam Reed (Republican) - Open Office - retiring.

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 3: John W. Hargis, Sr. (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 20: Joe Kaufman (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: Freeport Mayor George Walter Gaulrapp (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Elizabeth Childs (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Michigan: House CD 11: Congressman Thaddeus G. McCotter (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 2: Brad Wenstrup (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Zachary Scott "Zach" Poskevich (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Andrew Bard "Andy" Schmookler (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: Jesse L. Young (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Kenneth M. Domagala (Independent) - added; Craig Edward Ennis (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Independent Greens; Patrice Eloise Hardcastle (Democratic) - added; David Wayne "Dave" Montgomery (Democratic) - added; William David Zollinger (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 6: Travis Grantham (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 2: Tim Core (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Jim King (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Elizabeth Childs (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Aubrey Immelman (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: Auditor General: state Representative Eugene DePasquale (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 25: state Representative Joaquin Castro (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: David Hunsicker (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: John Schiess (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Craig E. Ennis (Independent Greens) - added; Brian Keith Hockensmith (Republican) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 14: Timothy John Rossano (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Brett Lindstrom (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Joe Hunt (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 29: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 9: Congressman Alexander "Al" Green (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: Governor: Congressman Jay R. Inslee (Democratic, CD 1) - open seat - candidate for Governor.

New dates for the Alabama 2012 Presidential, Regular, and runoff primaries
by Tony Roza

On 9 June 2011, Governor Robert J. "Bob" Bentley (Republican) signed HB 425 (introduced 31 March 2011 by Representative Steve Clouse [Republican]).

  • In Presidential election years, the law moves the Presidential preference primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in February) and the regular partisan primary (previously on the 1st Tuesday in June) to the 2nd Tuesday in March. In non-Presidential election years, the regular partisan primary is held, as it was before, on the 1st Tuesday in June.

Hence, the 2012 Democratic and Republican Presidential and regular primaries will be held on Tuesday 13 March 2012. The regular runoff election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday 24 April 2012.

The Alabama Democratic Party has updated their 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 13 March 2012 Primary.
  • National Convention District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large delegates are elected during the Saturday 14 April 2012 State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 20 March 2012, states representing 53% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 6: Congressman Lynn C. Woolsey (Democratic) - Open Seat - Media reports state Congressman Woolsey will announce her retirement on 27 June 2011.

Florida: House CD 4: Gary L. Koniz (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: state Representative Kim J. Gillan (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 13: Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 6: Bob Sauerwein (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: J. Paul Hadd (Write-in) - added; "Mad Max" Riekse (Not readily classifiable) - added; the Prohibition Party National Convention nominated Lowell Jackson "Jack" Fellure of West Virginia for President and Toby Davis of Mississippi for Vice-President on 22 June 2011. Note: On 5 November 2008, Mr. Fellure filed an FEC Statement of Candidacy for the 2012 Republican nomination.

2012 RI-D Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

The Rhode Island Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Presidential Primary.
  • National Convention District, Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Thursday 21 June 2012 Rhode Island State Committee meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 20 March 2012, states representing 53% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

9 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 39: state Senator Alan S. Lowenthal (Democratic) - added. House CD 44: Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: Dennis "Dan" "Danny Alan" Northcutt (Independent [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Missoula Council Member Dave Strohmaier (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Edward "Ed" "Eddie" "Mr. Clean" Hamilton (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: former Railroad Commissioner Michael Lawrence Williams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Bob Hall (Independent) - added; Albert Morzuch (Independent) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 37: state Assemblyman Isadore Hall, III (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 25: state Representative Luis R. Garcia, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Farah S. Baqai (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 6: Jim Crone (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: state Senator Greg Brower (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 2: Brad Wenstrup (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Kenneth Ray Corn (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 21: former Railroad Commissioner Michael Lawrence Williams (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Governor Special: Harry Bertram (American Third Position) - previously listed as Independent; Marla Ingels (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Sanford Wendell Cramer, III (No Party Affiliation) - added; Ed A. Maddox, Sr. (Independent) - added.

17 June 2011 RLC Presidential Straw Poll Results: Ron Paul 40% / Jon M. Huntsman 25%
by Tony Roza

The Republican Leadership Conference (RLC) has published their 17 June 2011 2012 Presidential Straw Poll results.

1,542 out of over 2000 delegates from 38 states cast votes.

Three individuals received more than 10% of the vote-- Texas Congressman Ron Paul: 39.7%, former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.: 24.8%, and Minnesota Congressman Michele M. Bachmann: 12.4%.

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

5 changes to the candidate list - Congressman Weiner (D-NY CD 9 [corrected]) resigns
by Tony Roza

Illinois: House CD 3: John M. Atkinson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 9: Congressman Anthony D. Weiner (Democratic) - Vacant Office - resigned amid scandal.

In New York, primaries are not used when a Special Elections is called to fill a vacant U.S. House Seat. Parties nominate their candidates and independents submit petitions to appear on the Special Election ballot.
The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is 192 Democrats, 240 Republicans, and 3 vacant seats (CA CD 36, NV CD 2, and NY CD 9).

New York: House CD 26: Congressman Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Deputy State Agriculture Commissioner Bob Tabb (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Christin Noel Griskie (Republican) - added.

BREAKING NEWS: Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-New York) to resign later today
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Media sources indicate that Congressman Anthony Weiner (Democrat-New York) will be announcing his resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives sometime during the afternoon of Thursday 16 June 2011 Eastern Time (US)

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: state Assemblyman Roger Hernández (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 11: Josh Kiernan (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 6: Congressman Peter J. Roskam (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 6: Lane Siekman (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Congressman Michele M. Bachmann (Republican) - Open Seat - running for President in 2012.

Mississippi: Governor: Bobby A. Kearan (Reform) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lisa Barfield-McCarty (Reform) - added. Treasurer: Jon D. McCarty (Reform) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Willice Law-Jackson (Reform) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Andrew Feagle (Independent) - added.

Montana: Governor: Keith Winkler (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Scott Aspenlieder (Republican) - added. Attorney General: state Senator Jim G. Shockley (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: state Senator Joseph M. "Joe" Kyrillos, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Queens Council Member Eric Ulrich (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: retired Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore (Democratic) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: state Senator Gloria Negrete McLeod (Democratic) - added. House CD 28: Los Angeles Councilman Tony Cárdenas (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 11: state Senator Michael S. "Mike" Bennett (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: Governor: Thomas Lenfert (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Kelly Eustis (American Conservative, Republican) - added.

Washington: Governor: Governor Christine "Chris" Gregoire (Democratic) - Open Chair. Attorney General: King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (Republican) - added; King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson (Democratic) - added; former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg (Democratic) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 8: Summer J. Shields (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Brian Keith Hill (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Saul Anuzis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 5: Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 28: Dale Allen Brueggeman (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Eugene Rosell Hunt, Jr. (Republican) - added; Darrell Hykes (Unaffiliated) - added; Tollefsen Kristen (Independent) - added; Dean A. Phillips (Democratic) - added; John Karl Reiman (No Party Affiliation) - added; Stephen David Shadden (Independent) - added.

DNC RBC meeting of 11 June 2011 - 2012 Presidential nominating process update
by Tony Roza

DNC member Frank Leone of Virginia reports that the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee met on 11 June 2011 to consider the delegate selection plans of Arkansas, Alabama, Democrats Abroad, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming.

The RBC approved a clustering bonus for Idaho, Nebraska, and Wyoming-- a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. The copies we have of the Idaho and Nebraska plans show a start date of 14 April 2012 while Wyoming plan has a start date of 7 April. We will follow up on Monday.


Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 20 March 2012, states representing 53% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

7 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Illinois: House CD 11: Aurora Alderman-At-Large Richard C. Irvin (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 6: former Wayne County Sheriff Matt Strittmatter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Garland "Andy" Barr (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Hal Carmack (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Katrina Swett (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: E. Wayne Powell (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Timothy T. Day (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 6: Marin County Supervisor Susan L. Adams (Democratic) - added. House CD 50: John K. Stahl (Republican) - added. House CD 51: Congressman Bob Filner (Democratic) - Open Seat - Reports indicate Congressman Filner will run for Mayor of San Diego; state Senator Juan Vargas (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 5: Bob Evans (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Congressman Kevin W. Yoder (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Jonathan M. Yuspa (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 5: Congressman Kurt Schrader (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 1: Congressman David Philip "Phil" Roe (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Jeffrey Nicholas Harris (Republican) - added; Carl E. Person (Libertarian) - added.

2012 CA-D, UT-R Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

The California Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 5 June 2012 Presidential Primary.
    • Legislation (AB80) which would move the state's Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February (7 February 2012) to the 1st Monday in June (5 June 2012) is pending. The Democratic Party has apparently assumed that the bill will become law.
    • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
    • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).
  • National Convention district level delegates are slated during the Saturday 28 April 2012 Pre-primary District Caucuses.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 23 June 2012 Delegation Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Reports state that the Utah Republican Party has decided to hold their 2012 Presidential primary in conjunction with the state's Tuesday 26 June 2012 Partisan Primary.

  • All of the state's delegates to the Republican National Convention will be bound to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes statewide.
  • Note that the Republican Party's Rule 19(a) requires state parties to complete their process "35 days before the ... national convention" which is 23 July 2012.
  • Hat tip to Bob Bernick at UtahPolicy.com and Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the news.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 20 March 2012, states representing 53% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

9 changes to the candidate list - Congressman Boren (OK, CD 2, Dem) retires
by Tony Roza

Georgia: House CD 5: former Fulton County Superior Court Judge Michael D. Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: East Moline Alderwoman Cheri Bustos (Democratic) - added; state Senator Dave Koehler (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Blake Franzman (Democratic) - added; James R. "Jim Bob" Kohn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Congressman David Daniel "Dan" Boren (Democratic) - Open Seat, retiring; former Congressman Brad Carson (Democratic) - added.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats

Washington: Governor: Attorney General Rob McKenna (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Rob McKenna (Republican) - Open Office.

7 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 13: Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 8: Rich Evans (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Josef Vernon Hodgkins (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: George Maragos (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 13: Robert Taylor Johnson (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Verl Farnsworth (Independent) - added; Christopher V. Hill (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: House CD 5: former Litchfield Selectwoman Audrey Blondin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: state Representative Thomas P. "Tom" Conroy (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: William John "Bill" Hudak, Jr. (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Congressman John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Memphis City School Board Commissioner Tomeka Hart (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Kevin Chisholm (Independent [Green]) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: former state Representative Laura Ruderman (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Mike Moloney (Democratic) - added.

2012 CT-D Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

The Connecticut Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 24 April 2012 Presidential Primary.
    • Legislation (HB 6532) is pending to move the state's Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February (6 February 2012) to the last Tuesday in April (24 April 2012). The Democratic Party has apparently assumed that the bill will become law.
    • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
    • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Wednesday 30 May 2012 Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Wednesday 6 June 2012 District Level Delegation Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 6 March 2012, states representing 57% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 3: state Representative Sal Pace (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 13: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - redistrict - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15.

Louisiana: House CD 1: Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Daniel Bongino (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 2: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Chad Dehne (Democratic) - added; Greg Hudson (Republican) - added; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 9: Congressman Steven R. "Steve" Rothman (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 23: Matthew A. "Matt" Doheny (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Todd Montgomery Foreman (Write-in [Unaffiliated]) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

2012 CO-D and CO-R Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

On Friday 27 May 2011, Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper (Democratic) signed SB11-189. The law moves the state's partisan primary from the 2nd Tuesday in August to the last Tuesday in June-- 26 June 2012-- ("... a primary election shall be held ... on the last Tuesday in June of even-numbered years ..." [CO Revised Statutes 1-4-101(1)]) and moves the Democratic and Republican Presidential Precinct caucuses from the 1st Tuesday in February to the 1st Tuesday in March-- 6 March 2012-- ("the precinct caucuses shall be held on the first Tuesday in March ..." [CO Revised Statutes 1-3-102 (1) (a) (I)]).

A tip of the hat to Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the heads up.


Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here. The Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Democratic Delegates shows that by 6 March 2012, states representing 59% of the total number of Democratic delegates will have begun their delegate selection process.

8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 7: Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 11: former Congressman G. William "Bill" Foster (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Herbert William "Herb" Robinson (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Congressman Lee Terry (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 1: state Senator Dan Patrick (Republican) - added. House CD 4: John William Stacy (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Stephen B. "Steve" Miller (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: Vittorio Spadaro (No Party Affiliation) - added.

2012 GA-D Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

The Georgia Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Presidential Primary.
    • No later than 1 December 2011, the Georgia Secretary of State will set a date for the Georgia 2012 Presidential Primary. The Georgia Democratic Party believes that the Secretary of State will set a primary date in February or March and assumes the primary is 6 March 2012.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 21 April 2012 Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 26 May 2012 State Committee Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

2012 ID-D, KS Presidential Primary Calendar Updates
by Tony Roza

The Idaho Democratic Party has completed the comment period for their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

  • National Convention District Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Saturday 14 April 2012 County Caucus.
    • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
    • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are pledged according to the preferences of the delegates at the Sunday 10 June 2012 State Convention.
  • National Convention District, Pledged PLEO, and At-Large Delegates are elected at the Sunday 10 June 2012 State Convention.

On 25 May 2011, Kansas Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) signed HB 2080 and in doing so cancelled the state's 2012 Presidential Primaries. Both the Democratic and Republican parties had already planned to nominate by convention. The last time the state held a Presidential Primary was in 1992.

The law now reads [KS Statutes 25-4501. (a):] "... there shall be held a presidential preference primary election in the year 2016, and every fourth year thereafter ... [KS Statutes 25-4501. (b):] On or before November 1, 2015, and ... every fourth year thereafter, the secretary of state shall certify ... a date ... on which at least five other states will hold a presidential [primary... convention... caucus...] at which delegates to a national convention are selected. ... If the secretary of state determines that there is no common date ..., the secretary of state shall certify ... a date, which shall be on or before the first Tuesday in April ... on which the presidential preference primary election shall be held."

A tip of the hat to Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the heads up.


Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

15 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 29: Congressman Adam B. Schiff (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 4: Brian Michael Lieberman (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Jill Derby (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Guy Felton (Republican) - added; R. J. Gillum (Democratic) - added; William R. Graves (Republican) - added; Ryan Henderson (Republican) - added; Christopher Simon (Independent) - added; Phillip D. Telander (Republican) - added; Busch Voigts, Jr. (Republican) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 8: Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 23: former Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Greg Anders (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: Congressman David B. McKinley (Republican) - added as candidate.

19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Hawaii: House CD 2: Tulsi Gabbard (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Wayne E. Harmon (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: Duluth Councilor at Large Jeff Anderson (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: John Allen Abarr (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Eric Hintermeyer (Republican) - withdrew; James R. "Jim Bob" Kohn (Republican) - added; Troy "Gunny" Orosco (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 1: Randolph "Randy" Altschuler (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 8: Todd Montgomery Foreman (Unaffiliated) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Kenneth Lee "Ken" Vaughn (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Robert T. Zevban (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Roseanne Barr (Unaffiliated) - added; Thomas J. Bruzzesi (Republican) - added; Mark Allen Callahan (Republican) - added; William Edward Chovil (Unaffiliated) - added; Kent Philip Mesplay (Green) - added; James Prattas (Republican) - added; Charles Michael Rudick, II (Republican) - added; John W. Sawyer, III (Democratic) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Indiana: House CD 5: Marion County Coroner John McGoff (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Earl Ammerman (Independent) - added; former state Assemblywoman Sharron E. Angle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; George S. Bay (Democratic) - added; Timothy Fasano (Independent American) - added; Eric Hintermeyer (Republican) - added; Zach Jones (Democratic) - added; Roland Lee (Independent) - added; Helmuth Lehmann (Independent) - added; Jacques Maye (Democratic) - added; Daniel Miller (Republican) - added; Rex Ricks (Democratic) - added; Sidney "Sid" Zeller (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 22: Bill Tofte (Republican) - added.

2012 KS-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Kansas Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention District Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Saturday 14 April 2012 Local Unit Conventions (first tier caucuses).
    • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
    • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 5 May 2012 District Conventions according to the results of the Local Unit Conventions.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are pledged and elected according to the preferences of the delegates at the Saturday 2 June 2012 State Convention.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

9 changes to the candidate list / NY House CD 26 Special Election Results
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Wenona Benally Baldenegro (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 33: Mervin L. Evans (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: S. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic) - added.

New York: 24 May 2011 House CD 26 Special Election results: Erie County Clerk Kathy Courtney Hochul (Democratic, Working Families) - elected with 47% of the vote. This Special Election was held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Chris Lee (Republican) on 9 February 2011.

Once Congressman Hochul is seated, the Partisan Composition of the U.S. House will be 193 Democrats, 240 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (CA CD 36 and NV CD 2).

North Dakota: House At-Large: Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk (Republican) - switched from Senate Class 1 to U.S. House At-Large.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Keith J. Rothfus (Republican) - added. Auditor General: Ann Duke (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Eric Kirkland (Constitution) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Dennis "Denny" Heck (Democratic) - added.

The polls have closed re: NEW YORK's 26th Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

NEW YORK 26th Congressional District SPECIAL ELECTION results from media sources
WGRZ, WIVB, Buffalo News, AP.

Erie County Clerk Kathy Courtney Hochul (Democratic) appears to have won with 48% of the vote.

Tuesday 24 May 2011: SPECIAL ELECTION to the U.S. House in NEW YORK's 26th Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

SPECIAL ELECTION: NEW YORK's 26th Congressional District

This Special Election is being held to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman Chris Lee (Republican) on 9 February 2011. The polls open at 6 AM local time (1000 GMT) and close at 9 PM local time (0100 GMT).

FL D and R Presidential Primary update / 5 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

On 19 May 2011, Florida Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) signed HB 1355 which, among other things, creates the Presidential Preference Primary Date Selection Committee. This committee has until 1 October 2011 to set the date of the 2012 Presidential Primary. That date will be no earlier than the 1st Tuesday in January (3 January 2012) and no later than the 1st Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). There are 10 members: The Secretary of State (the non-voting chair), 3 appointed by the Governor (no more than 2 may be from the same political party), 3 appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (no more than 2 may be from the same political party), and 3 appointed by the President of the Senate (no more than 2 may be from the same political party). Related pages: Florida Statutes 103.101, Florida Democratic Presidential Nominating Process, Florida Republican Presidential Nominating Process.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.


17 May 2011 primary contest called:
California House CD 36 Special Election - Craig Huey (Republican - 22.24%) will advance to the Tuesday 12 July 2011 run-off. Secretary of State Debra Bowen (Democratic - 21.05%) conceded.


Changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 36 Special: Secretary of State Debra Bowen (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 47: Robert Lauten (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 2: Dan Reale (Libertarian) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 1: Congressman Mazie K. Hirono (Democratic) - House CD 2 Incumbent running for Senate. House CD 2: Congressman Mazie K. Hirono (Democratic) - Open Seat.

2012 OH-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Ohio Democratic Party has completed their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary.
    • District-level delegates are slated to each Presidential Preference in pre-primary caucuses held in each Congressional District on 5 January 2012.
    • If a presidential candidate has qualified to receive delegates but has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, then additional delegates and for that candidate will be selected in a special 17 April 2012 post-primary caucus.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 28 April 2012 State Executive Committee Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

Updates for CA CD 36 and KY SOS-R 17 May Primaries / 11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

17 May 2011 primary contest called:
Kentucky Republican Primary for Secretary of State - Bill Johnson has apparently won his primary.

17 May 2011 contest too close to call:
California House CD 36 Special Election - Since no candidate received a majority of the vote, the top two vote getters will advance to a Tuesday 12 July Special General Election. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn (Democratic - 24.66%) received the most votes. Second place remains to close to call and is between Craig Huey (Republican - 21.87%) and Secretary of State Debra Bowen (Democratic - 21.48%).


Changes:

Connecticut: House CD 2: John Arthur Foley (Republican) - withdrew; Daria Novak (Republican) - added. House CD 5: state Representative Christopher G. "Chris" Donovan (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: Travis Hankins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: Secretary of State: Hilda Legg (Republican) - lost Primary.

New York: House CD 12: Dan O'Connor (Democratic [Libertarian]) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: Duane Sand (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1 - now running the the House Seat.

Washington: House CD 1: state Representative Marko Liias (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass (Democratic) - Open Office.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: Dan Mastrocola (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Congressman Michele M. Bachmann (Republican) - added.

2012 HI-R Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Hawai'i Republican Party has approved their 2012 Delegate Selection rules.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged proportionally to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 13 March 2012 Precinct Caucuses.
  • District delegates are to be pledged proportionally to presidential contenders based on the caucus results in each of Hawaii's 2 Congressional Districts. At-Large delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the caucus results statewide.
  • The National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the chairman of the Hawaii's Republican Party will attend the convention as unpledged delegates by virtue of their position.

A tip of the hat to Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the heads up.

CA CD 36 Special Primary and KY Primary recap / 38 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 17 May 2011 California House CD 36 Special Election: Since no candidate received a majority of the vote (50% + 1), the top two vote getters advance to a Tuesday 12 July Special General Election. As of this writing-- with 39% of the precincts reporting, the top 3 vote getters are: Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn (Democratic - 23.8%), Secretary of State Debra Bowen (Democratic - 21.9%), and Craig Huey (Republican - 20.4%) 18 May 2011 8:03 am PDT update: Second place is too close to call - with 100% of the precincts reporting and 9,800 provisional ballots remaining to be counted: Hahn (D) 24.66%, Huey (R) 21.87%, Bowen (D) 21.48%.

Tuesday 17 May 2011 Kentucky Primaries. All incumbents, except for Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker, running for re-election (whose offices are covered by this website) received their party's nomination.

Contest too close to call: Kentucky Republican Secretary of State.

Aggregation page updated:
2011 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance.


Details:

California: House CD 36 Special: Daniel H. "Dan" Adler (Democratic) - lost Primary; Hermosa Beach City Councilman Patrick "Kit" Bobko (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael T. Chamness (No Party Preference [Green]) - lost Primary; Stephen ''Steve'' Collett (Libertarian [Republican]) - lost Primary; Stephen Karl Eisele (Republican) - lost Primary; Vince Flaherty (Write-in [No Party Preference]) - lost Primary; Redondo Beach Mayor Michael A. "Mike" Gin (Republican) - lost Primary; Loraine Goodwin (Democratic [No Party Preference]) - lost Primary; Maria E. Montano (Peace And Freedom [Democratic]) - lost Primary; George Newberry (Republican) - lost Primary; Katherine Pilot (No Party Preference [Republican]) - lost Primary; Matthew "Matt" Roozee (No Party Preference [Republican]) - lost Primary; Redondo Beach City Attorney Michael Walter "Mike" Webb (Republican) - lost Primary; Marcy Winograd (Democratic [Green]) - lost Primary.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Mike Williams (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 6: Travis Hankins (Republican) - added.

Kentucky Primary: Governor: Jefferson County Clerk Barbara "Bobbie" Holsclaw (Republican) - lost Primary; Phil Moffett (Republican) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Elaine Nogay Walker (Democratic) - Lost Primary. Treasurer: Treasurer L.J. "Todd" Hollenbach (Democratic) - Renominated; Steve Hamrick (Democratic) - lost Primary. Auditor of Public Accounts: Addia Kathryn Wuchner (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: Stewart Gritton (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Faris Lackey (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rob Rothenburger (Republican) - lost Primary; David Williams (Democratic) - lost Primary; B.D. Wilson (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Michigan: House CD 10: Congressman Candice S. Miller (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 8: Daniel Fanning (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: Congressman William Todd "Todd" Akin (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman William Todd "Todd" Akin (Republican) - Open Seat.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Frank McKinnon (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: Congressman Richard A. "Rick" Berg (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House At-Large; Duane Sand (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Congressman Richard A. "Rick" Berg (Republican) - Open Seat.

Texas: House CD 18: Mike Taylor (Libertarian) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: former Wisconsin Governor Tommy G. Thompson (Republican) - added.

The polls have closed for the California Congressional District 36 Special Election.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

California CD 36 Congressional District SPECIAL PRIMARY
Results from a media source.
Returns from an official source.

The polls are now closed throughout the Commonwealth of KENTUCKY
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

KENTUCKY Statewide Primary
Returns from an official source.
Results from a media source.

The polls are now closed in the Eastern Time Zone portion of KENTUCKY
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

polls remain open in the Central Time Zone portion of the Commonwealth.

Tue 17 May 2011 - KY Statewide Primary - CA CD 36 Special Congressional Primary/Election
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Polls are open in KENTUCKY from 6 AM local time (1000 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone/1100 GMT re: the Central Time Zone) to 6 PM local time (2200 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone/2300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone)

KENTUCKY State PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

KENTUCKY State PRIMARY results from a media source.

Primaries are being held for:

  • Governor (and Lieutenant Governor on same ticket):
    • Republican
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrat
    • Republican
  • Treasurer:
    • Democrat
  • Auditor of Public Accounts:
    • Republican
  • Commissioner of Agriculture:
    • Democrat
    • Republican


A Special Congressional Primary is being held in California CD 36 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Jane Harman (Democratic) who resigned on 28 February 2011 to become the President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

CALIFORNIA 36th Congressional District SPECIAL PRIMARY results from a media source.

All candidates, regardless of party, participate in a non-partisan Tuesday 17 May Special Primary. If one candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the primary vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to a Tuesday 12 July Special General Election.

The polls are open from 7:00 AM local time (1400 GMT) to 8:00 PM local time (0300 GMT).

Returns from an official source.

6 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Douglas Craig McKee (Republican) - added.

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

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Fredrick Phillip "Rick" Wilson (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 3: Dennis L. Parker (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Stanley Garza (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Matthew David Pinnavaia (No Party Affiliation) - added.

GA Sec of State to set date of 2012 Presidential Primary
by Tony Roza

On 13 May 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (Republican) signed HB 454. The law moves the Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries from the 1st Tuesday in February to "a date selected by the Secretary of State which shall not be later than the 2nd Tuesday in June .... The Secretary of State shall select such date no later than December 1 ...." (Official Code of GA 21-2-191)

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

WV Special Gov Primary results; WI Sen Kohl (D) retires; 22 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 3: Tisha T. Casida (Independent) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Brian Keith Hill (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: Congressman Connie Mack (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: former state Representative Daniel "Dan" "Doc" Severson (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: state Senator Jane Cunningham (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 3: Congressman Adrian M. Smith (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 13: Congressman Albio Sires (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 27: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: Special 14 May 2011 Gubernatorial Primary. Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (Democratic) and Bill Maloney (Republican) won their respective primaries. Both will proceed to the Special General Election on Tuesday 4 October 2011. 2011 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance. Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (Democratic) ascended to the Governor's chair when Governor Joe Manchin, III resigned to take office as a U.S. Senator on 15 November 2010. The next regular election for this office is Tuesday 6 November 2012.

Details: state Senator Clark S. Barnes (Republican) - lost Primary; state Delegate Mitch B. Carmichael (Republican) - lost Primary; Ralph William Clark (Republican) - lost Primary; former Westover Mayor Cliff Ellis (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Delegate Larry V. Faircloth (Republican) - lost Primary; former Secretary of State Betty Ireland (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Jeffrey V. "Jeff" Kessler (Democratic) - lost Primary; Arne Moltis (Democratic) - lost Primary; Treasurer John D. Perdue (Democratic) - lost Primary; Prosecuting Attorney of Putnam County Mark A. Sorsaia (Republican) - lost Primary; Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Delegate Rick Thompson (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Secretary of State: Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant (Democratic) - lost Gubernatorial primary - no longer an open seat.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: Senator Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl (Democratic) - Open Seat. Senator Kohl who was first elected in 1988 and re-elected in 1994, 2000, and 2006, will retire at the end of his term. The seat is up for election on Tuesday 6 November 2012. Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats.

The polls have now closed re: WEST VIRGINIA's Special Gubernatorial Election
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

West Virginia Special Democratic and Republican Primary for Governor

WEST VIRGINIA Special Gubernatorial Election--
returns from the West Virginia Secretary of State,
results from WSAZ,
results from the Associated Press.

Saturday 14 May 2011: WEST VIRGINIA Special Gubernatorial Primary-- polls close at 7:30 PM local (Eastern) Time
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

A Special Gubernatorial Primary is being held in WEST VIRGINIA on Saturday 14 May 2011 in order to nominate Party candidates to run for Governor in a Special Gubernatorial Election come Tuesday 4 October 2011. This Special Gubernatorial Election is necessitated as a result of Acting Governor Earl Ray Tomblin having replaced Governor Joe Manchin 3d upon his taking office as the Class 1 United States Senator from the State on 15 November 2010. The West Virginia Supreme Court had ruled- in the case of Citizen Action v. Tomblin- that such a Special Gubernatorial Election must be held before the next regular election for Governor in 2012.

the polls are open from 6:30 AM local time (1030 GMT) to 7:30 PM local time (2330 GMT).

2012 FL-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update, WA cancels 2012 Presidential Primary.
by Tony Roza

The Florida Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

Assuming HB 1355 is signed into law, the date of the Florida Primary will be determined by the Florida Legislature's Presidential Primary Date Selection Committee. The Committee is required to make their decision no later than 1 October 2011.

  • If the Primary is held on or after 6 March 2012 (in compliance with the Democratic National Committee rules), the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 primary will be used to pledge National Convention delegates.
  • If the Primary is held before Tuesday 6 March 2012 (out of compliance with the Democratic National Committee rules), the results of the 14 April, 21 April, 28 April, and 5 May 2012 County Caucuses will be used to pledge National Convention delegates. Accordingly, the state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).
  • National Convention delegates are elected during the Saturday 9 June to Sunday 10 June 2012 State Convention according to the results of either the primary or County Caucuses.

Washington Governor Christine "Chris" Gregoire (Democratic) signed SB 5119 on 12 May 2011. The bill cancels the 2012 presidential primary. This law does not affect the Washington Democratic Party since they will nominate by caucus in 2012-- they also nominated by caucus in 2004 and 2008. The Washington Republicans have not posted their plan for 2012. They nominated by caucus in 2004 and nominated by a combination of caucus and primary in 2008.

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Doug Urquidi (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ken Bennett (Republican) - Open Office. Filed paperwork to run for Governor in 2014.

Florida: House CD 22: Ryan Anthony Rossi (Democratic) - withdrew.

Indiana: House CD 6: Don Bates, Jr. (Republican) - added; Luke Messer (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: J.P. Cusick (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: Billy Howard (Green) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Ian Linker (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Edward "Ed" Potosnak, III (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Jay Townsend (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Brendan Doherty (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 8: former Conroe School Board Trustee Chris Irish (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: John Douglass (Democratic) - added.

OK 2012 state primary date; MD 2012 Pres primary date; 4 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Oklahoma 2012 partisan state primary

On 10 May 2011, Oklahoma Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) signed HB 1615. This bill moves the partisan primary from the last Tuesday in July to the last Tuesday in June. The next regular primary is Tuesday 26 June 2012.

Maryland 2012 Presidential Primaries

On 10 May 2011, Governor Martin O'Malley (Democratic) signed HB 671. This bill changes the dates for the Democratic and Republican Presidential and partisan primaries to the first Tuesday in April in Presidential election years. In non-Presidential election years, the partisan primary is held on the last Tuesday in June. The next regular primary is Tuesday 3 April 2012. A tip of the hat to Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the heads up.

The Maryland Democrats should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

Changes to the candidate list

Illinois: House CD 15: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: former state Senator Mark Amodei (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 10: state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Jonathan Miller (Democratic) - added.

TN Presidential Primary Calendar Update / 5 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Tennessee Presidential Primary

Tennessee Governor William "Bill" Haslam (Republican) signed HB 612/SB 599 on 9 May 2011. The bill changes the date of the Democratic and Republican Presidential primaries from the 1st Tuesday in February (7 February 2012) to the 1st Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). A tip of the hat to Josh Putnam at Frontloading HQ for the heads up.

Candidate List

Florida: Senate Class 1: William E. "Bill" Fisher, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Newton Mayor Setti D. Warren (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Edward R. "Ed" Martin, Jr. (Republican) - Switched from Senate Class 1 to CD 2.

New Jersey: House CD 7: former Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 27: Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 36 Special: Vince Flaherty (Write-in [No Party Preference]) - added. House CD 50: Robert Anthony "Bobby" Nascenzi (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: state Representative William Tong (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 10: Robert A. McKenzie (Democratic) - added; Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly (Democratic) - added - Congressman in District 2 running for the Senate. House CD 2: Congressman Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly (Democratic) - Open Seat; Andrew U. D. Straw (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Jason Welch (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Secretary of State: Caroline Fayard (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: former state Senator Tarryl L. Clark (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Sunland Park Mayor Martin Resendiz (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Perry Duwhile Coleman (Democratic) - added; Caesar St Augustine De Buonaparte (Not readily classifiable) - added; David Samson Kilgore (Independent) - added; Douglas William Wahl (Republican) - added; Allen West (Republican) - added.

2012 VT-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Vermont Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary.
  • Post-primary Town Caucuses meet on Saturday 24 March 2012 to elect delegates to the State Convention.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 26 May 2012 State Convention according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 9 June 2012 National Convention Delegate Meeting according to the results of the primary.
Commentary: THE POWERS THAT (MAY) BE
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
7 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 47: Pat Garcia (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 2: state Representative Christopher "Chris" Coutu (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Congressman Mike Pence (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Mike Pence (Republican) - Open Seat.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Congressman Collin Clark Peterson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 11: J. Paul Castle (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: Snohomish County Councilman John M. Koster (Republican) - added.

2012 TN-D, AZ-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Tennessee Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary.
    • Tennessee state law calls for a 7 February 2012 primary [Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 2-13-205]. The Democratic Party is assuming that pending legislation will change the date of the primary to 6 March.
  • County Conventions meet on Saturday 10 March 2012 to elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 24 March 2012 Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 31 March 2012 State Executive Committee meeting according to the results of the primary.

The Arizona Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 28 February 2012 Primary.
    • The 28 February 2012 start date is before the 6 March 2012 window and could expose the state to Rule 20.C.1. Sanctions.
    • The Arizona legislature adjourned Sine Die on 20 April 2011. No bills were considered to change the date of the primary.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 31 March 2012 Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 21 April 2012 State Committee Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

15 changes to the candidate list. NV Sen Ensign (R) resigns, NV Rep Heller (R) appointed to Senate
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 10: Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 11: state Senator Michael S. "Mike" Bennett (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Senator John Eric Ensign (Republican) resigned. Congressman Dean Heller (Republican) appointed to fill the vacant Senate Seat. House CD 2: Congressman Dean Heller (Republican) - Vacant Office.

Senator John Eric Ensign (Republican) resigned on 3 May 2011. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000 and re-elected in 2006. He also served in U.S. House being elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1996.
On 7 March 2011, the Senator announced his retirement at the end of his current term. On 21 April 2011, he announced his resignation effective 3 May 2011-- "While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of conduct of the Senate, and I have fought to prove this publicly, I will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings. For my family and me, this continued personal cost is simply too great."
On 27 April 2011, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (Republican) announced that he would appoint Congressman Dean Heller (Republican, CD 2) to fill the seat of Senator John Eric Ensign (Republican) upon Senator Ensign's 3 May resignation.
The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans, 1 Independent (Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders, Vermont), and 1 Independent Democrat (Senator Joseph I. "Joe" Lieberman, Connecticut).

Congressman Dean Heller (Republican) who was first elected to the U.S. House in 2006 was appointed to the Senate Class 1 seat on 3 May 2011 by Governor Brian E. Sandoval (Republican). The congressman had announced he would run for the U.S. Senate on 15 March 2011.
On 29 April 2011, Governor Brian E. Sandoval called a Tuesday 13 September 2011 special election to fill the vacant U.S. House CD 2 seat of Congressman Dean Heller. There will be no primary.
The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is 192 Democrats, 240 Republicans, and 3 vacant seats (CA CD 36, NV CD 2, and NY CD 26).

The next regular election for the Senate Class 1 and U.S. House CD 2 seats is on Tuesday 6 November 2012.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: former state Assemblywoman Sharron E. Angle (Republican) - added; state Senator Greg Brower (Republican) - added; Jill Derby (Democratic) - added; Kirk S. Lippold (Republican) - added; Treasurer Kate Marshall (Democratic) - added; Nancy Price (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: Governor Special: Jesse Clarence Johnson (Mountain) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: William Thomas Harney (No Party Affiliation) - added; Harold C. Heard, Jr. (Republican) - added; former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. (Republican) - added.

2012 WA-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update - Caucuses moved to Sunday 15 April 2012.
by Tony Roza

On Saturday 30 April 2011, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee amended their delegate selection plan. The Precinct Caucuses will be on Sunday 15 April 2012 instead of Saturday 7 April 2012.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

2012 OK-D, OK-R Presidential Primaries moved to 6 March 2012 - or later if there is a regional primary
by Tony Roza

On 2 May 2011, Oklahoma Governor Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) signed HB 1614. The bill, by state Representative Gary W. Banz (Republican) and state Senator David Holt (Republican), was first read on 7 February 2011.

HB 1614 moves the Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday in February to the first Tuesday in March (6 March 2012). However, if one or more states sharing a boundary with Oklahoma sets a date for a regional primary, the State Election Board is authorized to change the date of the Oklahoma primary to the date of the regional primary, as long as the date is not before the first Tuesday in March. [OK Statutes 26-20-101]

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

2012 DC-D, DC-R Presidential Primary Calendar Update - Primary moved to 3 April 2012
by Tony Roza

On 27 April 2011, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray signed B19-90 (introduced by Councilmember Mary M. Cheh on 1 February 2011). The bill moves the Presidential Primary from "the 2nd Tuesday in January" to the "1st Tuesday in April" and moves the regular primary from the "1st Tuesday after the 2nd Monday in September" to the "1st Tuesday in April". The next regular partisan and Presidential primaries will be held concurrently on 3 April 2012.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

Commentary: MUCH ACTION CONFUSED WITH RATHER LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENT - the killing of bin Laden
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
12 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Georgia: House CD 6: Wayne Michael Hecht (Independent) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Martin Baker (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Ann L. Wagner (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Kevin Craig (Libertarian) - added; Nicholas Ladendorf (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: James Neidner (Republican) - added. House CD 11: James Edward Francis "Jim" Riley, Sr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Congressman Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (Republican) - added as candidate, Announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee on 26 April 2011.

Virginia: House CD 6: Karen Kwiatkowski (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Andre N. Barnett (Independent) - added; Lester F. Byerley, Jr. (Not readily classifiable) - added; Kip Lee (Democratic) - added.

2012 NH-D, WI-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The New Hampshire Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 14 February 2012 Primary.
    • New Hampshire, a pre-window state, can hold its primary on Tuesday 14 February 2012. [Reference: 2012 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 11.A.]
  • National Convention District-level delegates are slated during a 14 January 2012 pre-primary caucus. If a presidential candidate has failed to slate a sufficient number of delegates, a 31 March 2012 special post-primary caucus is held to elect additional delegates.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 28 April 2012 National Convention Delegation Meeting according to the results of the primary.

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 3 April 2012 Primary.
    • The Wisconsin 2012 National Convention Delegate Plan calls for a 3 April 2012 Presidential Primary. However, according to code WI Statute 5.02(22) the Presidential Primary is to be held in February:
      • WI Statute 5.02(22): "Spring primary" means the primary held on the 3rd Tuesday in February ... and to express preferences for the person to be the presidential candidate for each party ....
    • 21 February 2012 is the state's Spring primary and 3 April 2012 is the state's Spring election. We are not aware of the legislation that would move the Presidential primary date from the Spring primary to the Spring election but were are looking! 1 May 2011 update: The Wisconsin Democratic Party is currently working with the state's legislative leadership to introduce a bill to move the Presidential Primary to the 3 April 2012 Spring election.
  • First tier County Caucuses meet on Sunday 15 April 2012 to elect delegates to the second tier Congressional District caucuses.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Sunday 6 May 2012 second tier Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Friday 8 June 2012 Administrative Committee Meeting according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

2012 LA-D, MT-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Montana Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 5 June 2012 Primary.
  • National Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 9 June 2012 State Convention according to the results of the primary.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).
  • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.

The Louisiana Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Saturday 11 February 2012 Primary.
    • The 11 February 2012 start date is before the 6 March 2012 window and could expose the state to Rule 20.C.1. Sanctions.
    • HB 509, now before the state legislature, would move the primary to Saturday 10 March June 2012.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected at the Saturday 3 March 2012 Post-primary Congressional District Caucuses according to the results of the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 5 May 2012 State Convention according to the results of the primary.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

12 changes to the candidate list, NV CD 2 Special Sep 13 Election
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 6: state Representative Kirk Adams (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 21: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 44: William Eugene "Bill" Hedrick (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 8: Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Capuano (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 2 Special: On 29 April 2011, Governor Brian E. Sandoval called a Tuesday 13 September 2011 special election to fill the soon to be vacant U.S. House CD 2 seat of Congressman Dean Heller. The Congressman will be appointed to the U.S. Senate on 3 May 2011. Find our 2011 election calendar here.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Joanne Dowdell (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 1: Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 30: Dan Morenoff (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Railroad Commissioner Michael Lawrence Williams (Republican) - Vacant Office.

30 April update: On 31 March 2011, Commissioner Williams resigned. He was appointed in 1998 to fill the unexpired term of Carole Keeton Rylander, first elected in 2000, and re-elected in 2002 and 2008. Texas Governor Rick Perry (Republican) will appoint a successor to serve until a 6 November 2012 Special Election and the winner of that election will serve the remainder of the term which ends in January 2015. The next regular election for this office is Tuesday 4 November 2014. On 17 January 2011, Commissioner Williams announced that he would resign to run for the U.S. Senate Class 1 seat in 2012.

Washington: House CD 1: James H. L. Watkins Watkins (Republican) - added.

2012 WV-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The West Virginia Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected during the Friday 8 June 2012 District Caucuses at the State Convention.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected during the 9 June 2012 State Executive Committee Meeting.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).
  • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

14 changes to the candidate list. NV Gov will appoint Dean Heller (CD 2, R) to US Senate
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 5: Jim Pirtle (Unity) - added.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Missy Reilly Smith (Republican) - added; Rick Tingling-Clemmons (Green) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Ron McNeil (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Governor: former state Representative John Gregg (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: former state Representative Dave Crooks (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Joel Balam (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: Daniel Fanning (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: On 27 April 2011, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (Republican) announced that he will appoint Congressman Dean Heller (U.S. House CD 2, Republican) to fill the seat of Senator John Eric Ensign (Republican) upon Senator Ensign's 3 May resignation. Following the appointment, Governor Brian E. Sandoval will have 1 week to call a special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat in CD 2. The election would be held on a Tuesday within 180 days.

Oregon: House CD 1: Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Democratic) - previously listed as Nonpartisan.

Texas: House CD 7: Phillip Andrews (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Ken Vaughn (Republican) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 48: Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Mirand Sharma (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Young Lih (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Alan Khazei (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Congressman Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 31: Congressman John Rice Carter (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 4: Congressman J. Randy Forbes (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Tiffany Renee Briscoe (Democratic) - previously listed as Write-in; Dickson Fred Donald, Jr. (Write-in) - added; Mark B. Graham (Not readily classifiable) - added; R.J. Harris (Libertarian) - added; Rajesh Raghavan (Independent) - added.

2012 ND-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders based on to the results of the Tuesday 5 June 2012 Legislative District Caucuses.
  • National Convention delegates are elected during the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Delegate Selection Meeting according to the results of the Legislative District Caucuses.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).
  • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

20 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Bryan Karl Hackbarth (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Russell Walker "R.W". Jenna, III (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 2: Congressman Walter William "Wally" Herger, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Michael James "Mike" Barkley (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Lesther Trujillo (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Scott James Barnhart (Democratic) - added; Congressman Lynn Jenkins (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Congressman John A. Yarmuth (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: William T. Capps, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 6: Congressman Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Edward Hamilton (Republican) - added. House CD 2: state Senator Greg Brower (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Congressman Jon Runyan (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Leonard Lance (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 3: Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican) - added as candidate.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Senator Orrin G. Hatch (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 6: Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Goodlatte (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Jeffrey Barea (Unaffiliated) - added; Samuel Lyndell Powell (Independent) - added; James Dee Shinn (No Party Affiliation) - added.

2012 AL-D, NC-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Alabama Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 7 February 2012 Primary.
    • The 7 February 2012 start date is before the 6 March 2012 window and could expose the state to Rule 20.C.1. Sanctions.
    • HB 32 and HB 425, now before the state legislature, would move the primary to Tuesday 5 June 2012. If this happens, the state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June.
  • National Convention district level delegates are selected during the Wednesday 29 February - Thursday 1 March 2012 meetings. District delegates are slated before the primary.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected during the Thursday 1 March 2012 State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting.

The North Carolina Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary.
  • National Convention district level delegates are elected during the Saturday 19 May 2012 Congressional District Conventions.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected during the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Convention.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).
  • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
  • S440, before the state legislature, would move the Presidential Primary to 6 March 2012.

Find our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar here.

16 changes to the candidate list. Sen. Ensign (NV-R) announces resignation.
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Senator Jon L. Kyl (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 23: Congressman Lois G. Capps (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 21: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: Senator Amy J. Klobuchar (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Mississippi: Senate Class 1: Senator Roger F. Wicker (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: On Thursday 21 April 2011, Senator John Eric Ensign (Republican) announced his resignation effective of 3 May 2011. "While I stand behind my firm belief that I have not violated any law, rule, or standard of conduct of the Senate, and I have fought to prove this publicly, I will not continue to subject my family, my constituents, or the Senate to any further rounds of investigation, depositions, drawn out proceedings, or especially public hearings. For my family and me, this continued personal cost is simply too great." Governor Brian E. Sandoval (Republican) will appoint a replacement who will serve the remainder of the term. The next regular election for this seat is Tuesday 6 November 2012.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Auditor Hector H. Balderas (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 7: Olivia Freeman (Democratic) - added; John Mitchel (Republican) - added. House CD 14: John H. Greene, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 3: Congressman Jeff D. Duncan (Republican) - added as candidate.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Independent) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 8: Thomas Allen "Tom" Cramer (Democratic) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 1: Senator John A. Barrasso (Republican) - added as candidate.

2012 KY-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Kentucky Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 22 May 2012 state run Primary.
  • National Convention delegates are elected during the Saturday 2 June 2012 State Convention.
  • Starting on Tuesday 20 March 2012, a 15% pledged delegate bonus is awarded when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

20 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Senate Class 1: Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democratic) - added as candidate; Keith Mallory Holbrook (Republican) - added. House CD 15: state Senator S. Joseph "Joe" Simitian (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: Senate Class 1: Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 4: Christie Vilsack (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 3: Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (Republican) - redistricting. CD 7 incumbent running for re-election in CD 3.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: Senator Claire C. McCaskill (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Senator Jon Tester (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Senator Jesse F. "Jeff" Bingaman, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: Senator Sherrod Brown (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: prosecutor Kathleen Granahan Kane (Democratic) - added; former prosecutor Dan McCaffery (Democratic) - added; former Congressman Patrick J. Murphy (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Senator James H. "Jim" Webb, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: Senate Class 1: Senator Maria E. Cantwell (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: former New Mexico Governor Gary E. Johnson (Republican) - added.

2012 NJ-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The New Jersey Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 5 June 2012 state run Primary.
    • [New Jersey Statutes Title 19:2-1] states "Presidential primary elections ... shall be held ... on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in February". That would be 7 February 2012. The New Jersey Democratic Party has developed their plan assuming that pending legislation (A3777, A757, S71) to move the Presidential primary to 5 June 2012 becomes law.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected during the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Committee meeting.
  • The state may receive a 15% pledged delegate clustering bonus should 3 or more neighboring states begin on or after 20 March 2011.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 1: Jason Michael Samek (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 5: Eileen Fleming (Write-in) - added. House CD 7: William Billy Kogut (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Patrick A. Daniel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Bernard Sansaricq (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1: Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - added. Commissioner of Labor and Industries: Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - Open Office.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Ricardo Sanchez (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Governor Special: Harry Bertram (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Craig Stephen Hermann (No Party Affiliation) - added; Ronald David Jones (No Party Affiliation) - added; Ryan Adam Lipner (Democratic) - added; Shawn O'Brien (Democratic) - added; Mark Alexis Pimentel (No Party Affiliation) - added.

32 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Congressman Paul Anthony Gosar (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: former Congressman Matthew James "Matt" Salmon (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 41: Congressman Jerry Lewis (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 13: Congressman David Albert Scott (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 4: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - Redistricting. Congressman in CD 5 running for re-election in CD 4.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Congressman Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Congressman Richard E. Neal (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Congressman John F. Tierney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 7: Congressman Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 8: Lance Lyle Enderle (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Jonathan Bannon Maher (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Congressman Michael "Mike" Grimm (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 21: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Dan Eichenbaum (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 7: Congressman Steve C. Austria (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 10: Robert Frost (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 2: Congressman Chaka Fattah (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Resident Commissioner Pedro R. Pierluisi (Partido Nuevo Progresista [Democratic]) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Congressman Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 4: Congressman Ralph Moody Hall (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 30: Itamar Gelbman (Republican) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Christopher Paul "Chris" Stout (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Yinka Abosede Adeshina (Republican) - added; Robert Paul "Bob" Brown, Jr. (Republican) - added; James C. Cooper (Independent) - added; Erin Kent Magee (Republican) - added; Gurley L. Martin (Republican) - added; Roger Eugene Nichols (Republican) - added; Sheila Telles "Samm" Tittle (Republican) - added; George Washington Williams (Democratic) - previously listed as Not readily classifiable.

2012 DE-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Delaware Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 24 April 2012 state run Primary.
    • [Delaware Code, Title 15, Chapter 31, Subchapter V. Section 3181 (a)] states "... a presidential primary election ... shall be conducted on the first Tuesday in February...". That date is 7 February 2012. TheGreenPapers is not aware of pending legislation to change the 2012 primary to April. Update: The Delaware Democratic Party has developed their plan assuming legislation to move their Presidential primary to 24 April 2012 will be introduced and become law.
  • National Convention delegates are elected during the Saturday 9 June 2012 State Convention.
  • The state may receive a 15% pledged delegate clustering bonus if 3 or more neighboring states begin on or after 20 March 2011.
  • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

18 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 6: Norman Solomon (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Congressman David Dreier (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 6: Congressman Clifford Bundy "Cliff" Stearns (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 12: Teri Davis Newman (Republican) - added. House CD 16: David Hale (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" Latham (Republican) - redistricting - CD 4 incumbent is running for re-election in CD 3.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Senator Olympia J. Snowe (Republican) - added as candidate.

Montana: Governor: state Senator Larry Jent (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Congressman Shelley Berkley (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 1: Congressman Shelley Berkley (Democratic) - Open Seat.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Congressman Frank C. Guinta (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 9: former Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 10: Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 25: Congressman Ann Marie Buerkle (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: former state Senator Kevin Coughlin (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 2: Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: former state Senator Pat Kreitlow (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Congressman Ronald E. "Ron" Paul (Republican) - added.

2012 MI-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Michigan Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Michigan, by law, plans to hold a non-binding Presidential Primary on Tuesday 28 February 2012. Pending legislation would move this primary to Tuesday 31 January. The primary has no effect on delegate allocation.
  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the preferences expressed in the Saturday 5 May 2012 caucuses.
  • National Convention District delegates are elected during the Saturday 2 June 2012 District Conventions according to the results of the caucuses.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Saturday 23 June 2012 State Central Committee Meeting according to the results of the caucuses.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

12 changes to candidate list. Mitt Romney (MA R), Rick Santorum (PA R) now Presidential candidates.
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: John R. Cox (Republican) - added; Congressman Don E. Young (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 7: Congressman John L. Mica (Republican) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: Attorney General: Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell (switched party affilation to Republican circa February 2011) - previously listed as Democratic; Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell (Republican) - added as candidate; former Congressman Anh Quang "Joseph" Cao (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 8: former Congressman Richard Michael "Rick" Nolan (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 2: Greenville Mayor Heather McTeer Hudson (Democratic) - added.

Northern Marianas: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho "Kilili" Sablan (Independent [Democratic]) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: James Patrick Durkan (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: former Governor Mitt Romney (Republican) - added; former Senator Richard J. "Rick" Santorum (Republican) - added.

19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 48: Michael Andrew "Mike" Munzing (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Lisa A. Wilson-Foley (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: C. Dan Benton (Republican) - added. House CD 16: state Representative Paige Vanier Kreegel (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 1: former Congressman Edward Espenett "Ed" Case (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Daniel Keith "Dan" Powers (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 19: Miichael Bryant "Mike" Koffenberger (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: House CD 26: Dianne Salvagno Costa (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: John C. "Chuck" Williams (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Kurt Bradburn (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Tim Donner (Republican) - added; Earl W. Jackson, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Rickard Elian "Rick" Waugh, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Christopher S. Perkins (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 2: Congressman Tammy Baldwin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Jared Blankenship (Republican) - added; Temperance Alesha Lance-Council (Not readily classifiable) - added; Mark Levetin (Democratic) - added; John Revelis (Republican) - added.

2012 DC-D and WA-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Washington Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Saturday 7 April 2012 Precinct Caucuses. In addition, the Precinct Caucuses elect delegates to the state's Legislative District caucuses and County Conventions which in turn elect delegates to the state's Congressional District Caucuses and State Convention.
  • National Convention Pledged District Delegates are elected during the Sunday 20 May 2012 Congressional District Caucuses.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Saturday 2 June - Sunday 3 June 2012 State Convention.
  • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

The District of Columbia Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 3 April 2012 Presidential Primary.
  • National Convention District delegates are slated at a pre-primary caucus and are selected by the D.C. Democratic State Party Committee.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Thursday 3 May 2012 State Party Committee meeting.
  • The District should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

2012 IL-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Illinois Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 20 March 2012 Presidential Primary. National Convention District level delegates appear on the primary ballot.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Monday 7 May 2012 National Convention delegation meeting.
  • The state may receive a 15% pledged delegate clustering bonus if 3 or more neighboring states begin on 20 March 2011.

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: Congressman Trent Franks (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William Lipinski (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 8: Terry A. White (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Governor: Governor Steven L. "Steve" Beshear (Democratic) - Renominated. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Daniel "Dan" Mongiardo (Democratic) - Open Chair. Attorney General: Attorney General John William "Jack" Conway (Democratic) - Renominated.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Queen Anne's County Commissioner Eric S. Wargotz (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Robert Broadus (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 8: Congressman Michael J. "Mike" Rogers (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Lynne Torgerson (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Dan Forest (Republican) - added; Tony Gurley (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Congressman Suellen "Sue" Myrick (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: Treasurer Josh Mandel (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 26: former Mayor of Highland Village William Clarence "Bill" Lawrence (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: former Governor Timothy M. "Tim" Kaine (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Roger Gary (Libertarian) - added.

2012 IA-D and ME-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Iowa Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Iowa's process begins on Monday 6 February 2012 with Precinct Caucuses. These caucuses choose delegates to the County Conventions by presidential preference.
  • The County Conventions meet on Saturday 10 March 2012 and choose delegates to the Congressional District Conventions and the Iowa State Convention by presidential preference.
  • National Convention District Delegates are elected and pledged to presidential contenders according to the preferences of the delegates at the Saturday 28 April 2012 District Conventions.
  • National Convention At-Large and Pledged PLEO Delegates are elected and pledged to presidential contenders according to the preferences of the delegates at the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Convention.

The Maine Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Maine's process begins on Sunday 11 March 2012 with Municipal Caucuses. These caucuses choose delegates to the State Convention by presidential preference.
  • National Convention Delegates are elected and pledged to presidential contenders according to the preferences of the delegates at the Saturday 2 June - Sunday 3 June 2012 State Convention.

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

2012 AK-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Alaska Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • National Convention District and State Convention Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Sunday 15 April 2012 Precinct Caucuses.
  • National Convention Pledge PLEO and At-Large delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the Presidential preferences expressed at the Friday 11 May - Sunday 13 May 2012 State Convention. In addition, National Convention Delegates are elected at the State Convention.
  • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

Commentary: WHILE OBAMA CAVED ... President folds over trials for 9/11 defendants.
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson
2012 SC-D, VA-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The South Carolina Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 28 February 2012 Presidential Primary.
  • National Convention Delegates are elected during the Saturday 12 May 2012 State Convention.

The Virginia Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Presidential Primary.
  • National Convention District Delegates are elected during the Saturday 12, 19, and 26 May 2012 Congressional District Conventions.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Saturday 9 June 2012 State Convention.

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

4 changes to the candidate list - President Obama Announces Re-election bid
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 14: Lee County Commissioner Tammy Hall (Republican) - added.

Idaho: House CD 1: Congressman Raúl Rafae Labrador (Republican) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 9: state Representative Marty Knollenberg (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: President Barack Hussein Obama (Democratic) - added as candidate.

16 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 36 Special: Al Salehi (No Party Preference) - apparently not a candidate; James L. Thompson (No Party Preference) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 49: Congressman Darrell Edward Issa (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: former Senator George S. LeMieux (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Karen Harrington (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maine: House CD 1: Patrick D. Calder (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Nizam "Niz" Kamal (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Congressman Martin T. Heinrich (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 1: Congressman Martin T. Heinrich (Democratic) - Open Seat; state Senator Eric G. Griego (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 26 Special: David Bellavia (Independent [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 6: David Edwin Cozad (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Robert Lee (Independence) - added.

Presidential Candidates: John S. Sorrells (Republican) - added.

2012 MO-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Missouri Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary (This date assumes either HB 121 or HB 503, currently before the state legislature, becomes law and moves the primary from 7 February to 6 March. Also before the legislature are two bills: SB 282 would move the Presidential Primary to "7 days after the presidential primary ... in ... New Hampshire" and HB 694 would move the Presidential Primary to 12 June. SB 282 would move the primary before the 6 March window and could result in sanctions.).
  • National Convention District Delegates are elected during the Thursday 26 April 2012 Congressional District Conventions.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO Delegates are elected during the Saturday 5 May 2012 Democratic State Committee Meeting.
  • National Convention Pledged At-Large Delegates are elected during the Saturday 9 June 2012 State Convention.
2012 OR-D, PA-D Presidential Primary Calendar Update
by Tony Roza

The Oregon Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 15 May 2012 Primary (HB 2429, now before the state legislature, would move the primary to Tuesday 12 June).
  • National Convention District Delegates are elected during the Saturday 2 June 2012 Congressional District Conventions.
  • National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large Delegates are elected during the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Convention.
  • The state should receive a 20% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage III (May and June).

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has posted their Draft 2012 Delegate Selection Plan for public comment.

  • Delegates are pledged to presidential contenders according to the results of the Tuesday 24 April 2012 Primary.
  • National Convention Delegates are elected during the Saturday 9 June 2012 State Committee Meeting. District Level delegates are chosen from those appearing on the primary ballot.
  • The state should receive a 10% pledged delegate bonus for starting in Stage II (April).

Our 2012 Presidential Primary and Caucus calendar is here.

10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: former Congressman Ann Kirkpatrick (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 2: Congressman Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Raymond Levi Blagmon (Democratic) - added; Rick Hoover (Republican) - added.

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

New Mexico: House CD 2: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell (Independent) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Congressman James R. Langevin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Kenosha County Supervisor Robert "Rob" Zerban (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Tiffany Renee Briscoe (Write-in) - added.