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9 changes to the candidate list, WI Gov and Lt Gov recall elections called
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: state Senator Paula Ann Aboud (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Scott Andrew Noren (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 6: NYC Council Member Daniel J. "Dan" Halloran (Conservative, Republican) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 25: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican; Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic.

Wisconsin: Governor Special Recall: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (Democratic) - added; Governor Scott Walker (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor Special Recall.

On 30 March 2012, the Government Accountability Board, having certified a sufficient number of petition signatures, called recall elections for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The partisan recall primary will be held on Tuesday 8 May and the general election on Tuesday 5 June. If there is no need for a partisan primary, the General Election will be on 8 May.

Commentary: IF IT AIN'T 'BROKERED', AT LEAST YOU CAN STILL 'FIX' IT ...
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
IF IT AIN'T 'BROKERED', AT
LEAST YOU CAN STILL 'FIX' IT
Could Mitt Romney be kept from the presidential
nomination at the Republican Convention itself?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Already, with the delegate selection process on the Republican side of things being just about half over now, there is much talk about there being a "brokered" National Convention come the GOP's own such gathering in Tampa come the end of this coming August. But just how likely is such a thing? And, even if former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney should reach- or be at least very close to- the number of bound/pledged National Convention delegates he would need to win the presidential nomination this year going into that Convention, might there still be ways for the (if only right now) so evidently strong 'anti-Romney' faction(s) within the Grand Old Party to stop Mr. Romney from gaining that prize in any event?

First of all, let's deal with the very concept of the so-called "brokered" National Convention... what exactly does "brokered" really mean?-- and just who are all these "broker"s anyway?

25 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 9: Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon B. Parker (Republican) - added; Leah Campos Schandlbauer (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: Alec Pueschel (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Timothy Patrick Thomas (Republican) - added. House CD 14: state Representative Paige Vanier Kreegel (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16. House CD 27: Patrick Post (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: Ken DeLoach (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Frank J. Addivinola, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Daniel S. Botelho (Unaffiliated) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: Harold Shudlick (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Anna Little (Republican) - added. House CD 9: former Englewood Mayor Michael Wildes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico (5 June 2012 primary filing update): House CD 2: Frank McKinnon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Ben Ray Luján (Democratic) - Renominated; Sean Michael Closson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry B. Montoya (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 16: Joseph Diaferia (Green) - added. House CD 17: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18. House CD 18: Cortlandt Councilman Richard H. "Rich" Becker (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19; Don DeBar (Green) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: John Fockler (Libertarian) - previously listed as Write-in [Libertarian].

South Carolina: House CD 3: J.A. St. John, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Mande Wilkes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Joseph Charles "Average Joe" Schriner (Americans Elect) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

2012 National Convention Delegate Updates. 11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

2012 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update

The Democratic Convention has now a total of 5,553 delegates votes with 2,777 needed to nominate.

  • New Jersey: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate due to the 6 March 2012 passing of Democratic Congressman Donald M. Payne (CD 10) from cancer. Total: 171 delegate votes.
  • Washington: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate due to the 20 March 2012 resignation of Democratic Congressman Jay R. Inslee (CD 1) to run for Governor. Total: 120 delegate votes.

Republican National Convention Delegates

Virgin Islands Republican (10 March caucus): Hard count correction: Uncommitted 5 (2 elected as uncommitted plus 3 RNC delegates), Romney 3 (as elected), Paul 1 (as elected). We had incorrectly listed this as Romney 4, Uncommitted 4, Paul 1.

Republican Hard delegate count: Romney 453, Uncommitted 271, Santorum 193, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

11 changes to the candidate list

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Don Bivens (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 17: Eric Reyes (Independent) - added.

Michigan: House CD 10: Jerome Quinn (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Ernesto Cullari (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Joyce S. Johnson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15; Congressman Charles B. "Charlie" Rangel (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15.

North Dakota: Treasurer: Ross Mushik (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Scot Kelsh (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Tom Potter (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Robert Marcoccio (Independent) - added. House CD 16: John Murphy (Independent) - added.

Commentary: A HARD ROAD AHEAD. Has the presidential candidacy of Rick Santorum already peaked?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
A HARD ROAD AHEAD
Has the presidential candidacy
of Rick Santorum already peaked?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (and, for that matter, Texas Congressman Ron Paul) may not accept- nor even especially like- this statement: but the contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination is (absent something completely bizarre and "out of left field" we cannot at all well foresee at this typing) now truly a two-man race.

Moreover, it is a race much like the late laps of a long-duration auto race- say, the Indy 500 or even Daytona (and, after all, whom amongst us does not like NASCAR? [;-)])- in which the current leader of the race has just pitted for, seemingly, the last time (thus: he, most likely, has enough fuel to win) and we're all waiting- lap after lap as the number of ....

55 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: James Coyne "Jim" King (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Northfield City Council Member Patrick Ganey (Democratic) - added.

Missouri (filing closed): Senate Class 1: Senator Claire C. McCaskill (Democratic) - Renominated; Jonathan Dine (Libertarian) - added; Mark Patrick Lodes (Republican) - added; Hector Maldonado (Republican) - added; Robert "Bob" Poole (Republican) - added. Governor: Fred Sauer (Republican) - added; Leonard Steinman, II (Constitution) - previously listed as Democratic; Clay Thunderhawk (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Matthew Copple (Libertarian) - added; William "Bill" Haas (Democratic) - added; Jackie Townes McGee (Democratic) - added; Chris McKee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Luann Ridgeway (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Robb E. Cunningham (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Glenn Koenen (Democratic) - added; Harold Whitfield (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Eric C. Mayer (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Greg Cowan (Constitution) - added; Thomas Holbrook (Libertarian) - added; Bernie Mowinski (Republican) - added; Herschel L. Young (Libertarian) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 5: Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (Democratic) - Renominated; Randy Langkraehr (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Bob Gough (Republican) - added; Ronald William Harris (Democratic) - added; W. A. "Bill" Hedge (Democratic) - added; Clint Hylton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Russ Lee Monchil (Libertarian) - added; Christopher Ryan (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Moon (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Jo Ann Emerson (Republican) - added as candidate; Todd Mahn (Democratic) - added; Jack Rushin (Democratic) - added; Rick Vandeven (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Congressman W. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Justin Harter (Constitution) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Chris Koster (Democratic) - Renominated; Dave Browning (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Clint Zweifel (Democratic) - Renominated; Sean O'Toole (Libertarian) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 4: Patricia Bennett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: state Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Congressman Michael "Mike" Grimm (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican; Mark Murphy (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 13. House CD 19: Julian D. Schreibman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21. House CD 21: Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23. House CD 23: Melissa Dobson (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Courtney Lynch (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Julien Modica (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: Congressman Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) - Vacant Office - resigned 20 March 2012.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 190 Democrats, 242 Republicans, and 3 vacant seats (AZ CD 8, NJ CD 10, WA CD 1).
108 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California (filing closed): Senate Class 1: Kabiruddin Karim Ali (Peace And Freedom) - added; Oscar Alejandro Braun (Republican) - added; Greg Conlon (Republican) - added; Don J. Grundmann (American Independent) - Pending; Dennis Jackson (Republican) - added; Donald Krampe (Republican) - added; David Alex Levitt (Democratic) - Pending; Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian) - Pending; Patrick Ortiz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Nak Shah (Democratic) - added; Nachum Shifren (Republican) - Pending; Diane Stewart (Democratic) - added; Rick Williams (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Nathan Arrowsmith (Democratic) - added; Gary Allen Oxley (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 2: Brooke Clarke (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Democratic; John Lewallen (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 3: Eugene Ray (Republican) - added; Charlie Schaupp (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Calaveras County Supervisor Darren Spellman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Ben Emery (Green) - apparently not a candidate; William E. "Will" Moore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Stewart John Cilley (Republican) - added; Randy Loftin (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Curt Taras (No Party Preference) - added; Douglas Arthur "D.A." "Art" Tuma (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Dennis L. Albertsen (Republican) - added; Philip Z. Berg (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; George T. Craig (Republican) - added; Phil Liberatore (Republican) - added; Joseph D. Napolitano (Republican) - added; John Pinkerton (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Robert Leo Silva, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Chad Matthew Condit (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Troy Wayne McComak (Independent) - added. House CD 11: Virginia Fuller (Republican) - added; Cheryl Sudduth (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: John Dennis (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8; Américo Arturo Diaz (Democratic) - added; Congressman Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8; David Peterson (Democratic) - added; Summer Justice Shields (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8. House CD 13: Justin Jelincic (Democratic) - added; Marilyn M. Singleton (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 14: Deborah "Debbie" Bacigalupi (Republican) - added; Paul Lazaga (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Michael J. Maloney (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Christopher James "Chris" Pareja (No Party Preference) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 17: Evelyn Li (Republican) - added; Charles Richardson (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 18: Michael Clare "Mike" Berryhill, Sr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Carol Brouillet (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14; David "Dave" Chapman (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera (No Party Preference) - added; Robert Murray (Republican) - added; Phat Nguyen (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Dan Caudle (No Party Preference) - added; Art Dunn (Democratic) - added; Ronald Paul "Ron" Kabat (No Party Preference) - added; Mike LeBarre (Republican) - added; Eric Petersen (Green) - added; Jeff Taylor (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17. House CD 23: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22; Terry Phillips (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 24: Matthew Elliott "Matt" Boutté (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Timothy Charles Kalemkarian (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Laura Molina (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 28: Jenny Worman (Republican) - added. House CD 29: David Raymond Hernandez (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 30: Navraj Singh (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Robert Mardis (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Bill Bloomfield (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 36: Marcy Winograd (Green) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 37: David Cochrane Crowley, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Mervin Leon Evans (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 39: D'Marie Mulattieri (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 41: Anna Nevenic (Democratic) - added; George Pearne (Republican) - added. House CD 42: Curt Novak (No Party Preference) - added; Clayton Thibodeau (Republican) - added; Michael Williamson (Democratic) - added. House CD 43: Marco Antonio "Tony" Leal (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 44: William Eugene "Bill" Hedrick (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Lauro (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Assemblyman Jeffrey "Jeff" Miller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Louis Vandenberg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 46: Pat Garcia (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 47; Jorge Rocha (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 47: Steve Foley (Republican) - added. House CD 48: Alan Schlar (No Party Preference) - added; Ron Varasteh (Democratic) - added. House CD 49: Richard John "Dick" Eiden (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Albin Novinec (No Party Preference) - added; Mike Paster (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 50: Michael Benoit (Libertarian) - added; Connie Frankowiak (Democratic) - added. House CD 51: Bernard Portley (Republican) - added; Daniel C. "Danny" Ramirez (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: Gene Hamilton Carswell (Republican) - added; Jack Doyle (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Ehab Shehata (No Party Preference) - added; John L. Subka (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Joe Bowman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Chard Reid (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Rex Bell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Bart Gadau (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Gerry Dembrowski (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 6: NYC Council Member Daniel J. "Dan" Halloran (Republican) - added.

An update to our LA-R Presidential Primary Results. 5 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegates

Based on a statement from Chairman Roger F. Villere Jr. of the Republican Party of Louisiana, we have a correction to make to our 24 March Louisiana Republican Primary results. Apparently, we were incorrectly applying the 25% threshold when calculating the delegate allocations. The corrected allocations are: Santorum 10 (was 13), Romney 5 (was 7), Uncommitted 5 (was 0).

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 563, Santorum 262, Gingrich 155, Paul 78, Uncommitted 10. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 454, Uncommitted 270, Santorum 193, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

5 changes to the candidate list

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Shaun D. Broy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Verl Farnsworth (Americans Elect) - previously listed as Independent; Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff (Americans Elect) - previously listed as Unenrolled; Michealene Cristini Risley (Americans Elect) - previously listed as Independent; Dwight Smith (Americans Elect) - added.

Recap LA-D and LA-R Presidential Primaries. MO-R Caucuses. 1 change to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegates

Louisiana Democratic President Obama won 76% of the vote and at least 62 if not all of the 64 pledged delegates in the 24 March primary. Delegates are allocated by Congressional District but at this time, all we have is a breakdown of the vote by parish: Obama 62.
Louisiana Republican (24 March primary): Santorum 13, Romney 7.

An alternate interpretation of the Republican Party of Louisiana's Rules 19(d) and 20(b) can be found at Josh Putnam's Frontloading HQ - 2012 Republican Delegate Allocation: Louisiana. This method of allocation gives Santorum 10, Romney 5, and Uncommitted 5 delegates. See The Boston Globe's Santorum picks up delegates with win in Louisiana. TheGreenPapers interpretation resulting in Santorum 13, Romney 7 is here.

Awaiting results -- The Missouri Republican Party concluded their County Caucuses on 24 March. The participants in these Caucuses elect delegates to the 21 April Congressional District Conventions and 2 June State Convention. Unconfirmed county caucus results are Santorum 59%, Romney 27%, Paul 13%, Huntsman under 1%.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,471, Uncommitted 13, Terry 7, Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,778.
Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 565, Santorum 265, Gingrich 155, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 456 Uncommitted 265, Santorum 196, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.
2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance.
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates. States representing 51.92%% of the National Convention Republican Delegates have now begun their process.

1 change to the candidate list

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: Paul J. Gallagher (Democratic) - added.

Saturday 24 March 2012: LOUISIANA Presidential Primaries (in *both* Major Parties)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

LOUISIANA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: 20 of Louisiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in the Louisiana Republican Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 64 delegates from Louisiana to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Louisiana Democratic Presidential Primary.

Returns from an official source.
Results from AP.

19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 1: Michael Dacquisto (Republican) - added. House CD 11: John Fitzgerald (Democratic) - added. House CD 46: John Cullum (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Governor Deval L. Patrick (Democratic) - Open Chair.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Jim Graves (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Brian McGoldrick (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Anne Nolan (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 4: Brian Froelich (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: William Scott "Bill" English (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Ham (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Andres Valdez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Gary V. Montoya (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Jay Townsend (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 24: former Congressman Daniel Benjamin "Dan" Maffei (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25. House CD 25: Brianne-Elise Murphy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 14: Scott Robert Grimes (Independent) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 6: Joe Kallas (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: FISHING FOR DELEGATES LIKE PELICANS SKIMMING THE GULF ... Lou'siana
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
FISHING FOR DELEGATES LIKE
PELICANS SKIMMING THE GULF
Lou'siana will only serve to set up the
final scenes of Act II of the GOP 'drama'

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So far, this has been the week that was as follows:

On Sunday 18 March, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won all 20 Republican National Convention delegates up for grabs in the Presidential Primary on Puerto Rico. Two days later (Tuesday 20 March), Romney won a decisive victory in Illinois over former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and collected another 42 such delegates (to Santorum's 12), giving him a net +50 in National Convention delegates relative to the Pennsylvanian and allowing him to put even more distance between himself and the Republican presidential contender who has emerged as his chief rival for this year's presidential nomination of that Party.

Now all eyes turn to Louisiana this coming Saturday (24 March) to see if Rick Santorum can gain at least some of this "distance" back (only 20 of the Pelican State's 46 GOP National Convention delegates are awarded as a result of this weekend's Presidential Primary but ...

AK-R National Convention Delegates. 12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegates

Alaska Republican (6 March 2012 District Convention vote finalized): Romney 8, Santorum 8 (gained 1), Paul 6, Gingrich 2 (lost 1).

Republican Convention - Needed to nominate 1,144.
Soft delegate count: Romney 558, Santorum 252, Gingrich 155, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5.
Hard delegate count: Romney 449, Uncommitted 265, Santorum 183, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2.

12 changes to the candidate list

California: House CD 8: John Dennis (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

Florida: House CD 6: Robert S. Klotzbach (Republican) - added; Kenneth Alvin Willey (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 9: former Congressman Alan Mark Grayson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27. House CD 11: Leonard M. Church (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8. House CD 27: Nelson Betancourt (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 1: John Hawkins (Write-in [Socialist Workers Party]) - added. House CD 3: Laura Anderson (Write-in [Socialist Workers Party]) - added. House CD 7: Dennis Richter (Write-in [Socialist Workers Party]) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: David Rosenfeld (Socialist Workers Party) - added.

Washington: Governor: Mary Martin (Socialist Workers Party) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jim Duensing (Boston Tea) - reviously listed as Libertarian.

Recap IL Primaries. National Convention Delegates. 57 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Illinois Primary Recap

Illinois Tuesday 20 March 2012 Primary: Of the 8 Democratic U.S. House seats, 7 incumbents were renominated. One seat is open (Democratic Congressman Jerry F. Costello in CD 12 is retiring). Of the 11 Republican U.S. House seats, 10 incumbents were renominated and 1 lost his primary (In CD 16, Republican Congressman Donald A. Manzullo lost the Republican primary to Congressman Adam Kinzinger). The Democratic Primary in CD 13 remains too close to call.

National Convention Delegates

Illinois Democratic (President Obama ran unopposed in the 20 March 2012 primary): Obama 189.
Illinois Republican (20 March 2012 primary): Romney 44 (42 tied to the primary), Santorum 12 (all tied to the primary).

Unpledged delegate preferences as of 20 March 2012:
Puerto Rico: was Gingrich 1, Romney 2. Now Romney 3.
Unbound delegate totals: Gingrich 2, Paul 1, Romney 32, Santorum 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,409, Uncommitted 13, Terry 7, Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,778.
Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 558, Santorum 251, Gingrich 156, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 449 Uncommitted 265, Santorum 182, Gingrich 133, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.

2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance.

Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates. States representing 49.91% of the National Convention Republican Delegates have now begun their process.

57 changes to the candidate list

Arizona: House CD 5: state Representative Kirk David Adams (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 9: Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: Senate Class 1: John Edward Boruff (Republican) - Pending. House CD 3: Timothy James "Tim" Core (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: state Senator Ellen M. Corbett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Rohit "Ro" Khanna (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Fresno City Councilman Clinton J. "Clint" Olivier (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois (20 March 2012 state Primary): House CD 1: Congressman Bobby Lee Rush (Democratic) - Renominated; Harold L. Bailey (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frederick Collins (Republican) - lost Primary; Raymond M. "Ray" Lodato (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clifford M. Russell, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jordan R. Sims (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frederick "Fred" Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner Jimmy Lee Tillman, II (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Jesse Louis Jackson, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; former Congressman Deborah L. "Debbie" Halvorson (Democratic) - lost Primary; James Henry Taylor, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski (Democratic) - Renominated; Farah S. Baqai (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jim Falvey (Republican) - lost Primary; Arthur Joseph "Art" Jones (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Geoffrey J. Petzel (Democratic) - lost Primary; Maureen Elizabeth Ann Yates (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Danny K. Davis (Democratic) - Renominated; Jacques A. Conway (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: S. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (Democratic) - Renominated; Simon Ribeiro (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Vivek Bavda (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ilya Sheyman (Democratic) - lost Primary; John N. Tree (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Adam Kinzinger (Republican) - Renominated; James P. "Jim" Hickey (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Aurora Township Clerk Juan Thomas (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: former Belleville Mayor Rodger Cook (Republican) - lost Primary; Theresa Kormos (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher Martin "Chris" Miller (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kenneth Charles "Bud" Wiezer (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman Judy Biggert (Republican) - Renominated; former Madison County School Board Member Michael "Mike" Firsching (Republican) - lost Primary; Frank L. Metzger (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Jonathan Farnick (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Donald A. Manzullo (Republican) - Lost Primary. House CD 17: Gregorio Miguel "Greg" Aguilar (Democratic) - lost Primary; Freeport Mayor George Walter Gaulrapp (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Matthew Aaron "Matt" Woodmancy (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Tom Weaver (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: William "Bill" Haas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Anatol Zorikova (Constitution) - Pending.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (Democratic, Independence, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic, Independence; Wendy Long (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican.

Washington: Secretary of State: state Representative Zack Hudgins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Chris Henrichsen (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 20 March 2010: ILLINOIS Presidential Primaries and State Primary
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

ILLINOIS PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

NOTE: This is an 'Open' Primary: Illinois does not require prior declarations of party affiliation as a pre-requisite to participating in its Primary Elections.

Results from CNN President, AP Congress, AP President, Politico House, Politico President.

Republicans: 54 delegates from Illinois to the Republican National Convention will be directly elected in the Illinois Republican Presidential Primary. NOTE: The REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary in ILLINOIS is a so-called "Loophole" primary (a Delegate Selection Primary combined with an Advisory [aka "beauty contest"] presidential preference vote). The popular vote in the preference portion of the Illinois Republican Presidential Primary ballot will have nothing whatsoever to do with the support for presidential contenders among the Republican National Convention delegates separately elected in this Primary.

Democrats: 189 of Illinois' delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Illinois Democratic Presidential Primary.

State Primary: Concomitant with its Presidential Primaries, ILLINOIS is also holding Primaries for nominations to its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the terms beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013. (There are other Primaries "down-ballot" throughout the State but nominations for the above Federal elective offices are the only ones covered by 'The Green Papers')

44 changes to the candidate list. National Convention Delegate Updates GA-R, WY-R
by Tony Roza

Convention Delegate Update

Georgia Republican (6 March 2012 primary certified) soft count: Gingrich 52, Romney 21, Santorum 3.
Wyoming Republican On 19 March 2012, the Park County Republican Party Executive Committee unanimously determined that Romney, NOT Santorum, won the 10 March Park county caucus-- Romney + 1, Santorum -1. The state's hard count is now Romney 8, Santorum 2, Paul 1.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 515, Santorum 239, Gingrich 157, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 407, Uncommitted 265, Santorum 170, Gingrich 133, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

49 changes to the candidate list

Arizona: House CD 4: Johnnie Robinson (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: John Edward Boruff (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Don J. Grundmann (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Keith Mallory Holbrook (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy Charles "Tim" Kalemkarian (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Alex Levitt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Gail Lightfoot (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Vincent E. May (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Jonathan Durand Owens (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Nachum Shifren (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Alan Stollaire (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 46: Jorge Rocha (Independent) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (Republican) - Open Chair.

Iowa (updated for 5 June 2012 Primary): House CD 1: Congressman Bruce L. Braley (Democratic) - Renominated; Jason Welch (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Scott Batcher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Kent Gates (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Charles "Bob" Huppenbauer, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Leonard L. Boswell (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" Latham (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - Renominated.

Michigan: House CD 2: David Takitaki (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 10: state Senator Nia H. Gill (Democratic) - added. House CD 10 Special: state Senator Nia H. Gill (Democratic) - added; Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Newark Councilman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 6: New York City Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley (Democratic) - added; state Assemblymember Grace Meng (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 25: Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: Brandon Parmer (Green) - added. House CD 13: Keith Houston (Green) - added. House CD 14: Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21. House CD 20: Antonio Diaz (Green) - added. House CD 21: Fidel Castillo (Green) - added; Bill Stout (Green) - added. House CD 23: Ed Scharf (Green) - added. House CD 25: Roger Quannah Settler (Green) - added. House CD 28: Michael D. Cary (Green) - added. House CD 33: Ed Lindsay (Green) - added. House CD 35: Meghan Owen (Green) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: Doug Cloud (Republican) - added; Robert Dale "Bob" Sauerwein (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Star Locke (Green) - added.

31 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Senate Class 1: Colleen Fernald (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Steve Brown (Democratic) - added; Richard Charles (Republican) - added; Michael Leslie (Democratic) - added; Louis Macias (Democratic) - added; David Lory VanderBeek (Independent American) - added. House CD 1: Charmaine Guss (Republican) - added; Herb Peters (Republican) - added; Bill Pojunis (Libertarian) - added; Stan Vaughan (Independent American) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - added as candidate; state Senator Greg Brower (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sam Dehne (Democratic) - added; Michael Haines (Independent) - added; Erik Holland (Democratic) - added; Sam Koepnick (Democratic) - added; Treasurer Kate Marshall (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Rex Ricks (Democratic) - added; Xiomara Rodriguez (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Chris Dyer (Republican) - added; Jake Holder (Democratic) - added; Tom Jones (Independent American) - added; Jim Murphy (Independent) - added; Jerry Sakura (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Mike Delarosa (Republican) - added; Floyd Fitzgibbons (Independent American) - added; Kiran Hill (Republican) - added; Robert Leeds (Republican) - added; Joe Silvestri (Libertarian) - added; Sid Zeller (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Nathan I. "Nate" Kleinman (Write-in [Democratic]), previously listed as Democratic.

National Convention Delegate Update: Romney wins 20 Puerto Rico Delegates
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Update

Puerto Rico Republican (18 March primary): Romney 22 (includes 2 unbound delegates not tied to the primary), Gingrich 1 (1 unbound delegate not tied to the primary).

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 513, Santorum 239, Gingrich 159, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 404, Uncommitted 265, Santorum 171, Gingrich 135, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.

2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance.

Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates. States representing 46.89% of the National Convention Republican Delegates have now begun their process.

Sunday 18 March 2012: PUERTO RICO Republican Presidential Primary
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

PUERTO RICO Republican Presidential Primary

the polling takes place from 8 AM to 4 PM local time [Atlantic Standard Time: PUERTO RICO does not utilize Daylight Saving Time]= 1200 to 2000 GMT

20 of Puerto Rico's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders in the Puerto Rico Republican Presidential Primary.

18 March 2012 results from CNN.

Commentary: TREADING WATER Santorum wins big, yet Romney stays ahead of him (for now) while pressure grows on Gingrich to get out
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
TREADING WATER
Santorum wins big, yet Romney stays ahead of him
(for now) while pressure grows on Gingrich to get out

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

All in all, there were two big winners this past Tuesday and one big loser:

The biggest winner, of course, was former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum: for he won two more States which held Primaries, not Caucuses-- and, more importantly, these were States that actually bound Republican National Convention delegates. Combined with Oklahoma and Tennessee the week before, Alabama and Mississippi have finally put to bed the notion that Santorum can't outright win anything but Caucuses or non-binding Primaries (a legacy of his performance- whether good [Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri], bad [Arizona] or ugly [Michigan ;-)]- throughout this past February).

Senator Santorum truly now has momentum going into Puerto Rico's Primary this coming Sunday (18 March) and on into what promises to be an interesting showdown (given the results already known from nearby Ohio and Michigan) in Illinois come ...

27 changes to the candidate list. Republican National Convention Delegate Update
by Tony Roza

Convention Delegate Update

Alabama Republican soft count: Santorum 23 (includes 1 unbound delegate), Gingrich 14, Romney 11.
Hawaii Republican (92% of 13 March caucus ballots counted): Romney 9, Santorum 5, Paul 3.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 493, Santorum 239, Gingrich 159, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 384, Uncommitted 262, Santorum 171, Gingrich 135, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

27 changes to the candidate list

California: Senate Class 1: Marsha Feinland (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 52: Jack Doyle (Independent) - added; Mark Edward Powell (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 6: former Winter Springs City Councilman Don Browning (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 11: Kane County Clerk John Andrew "Jack" Cunningham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 10 Special: (Democratic) - Newark Councilman Ronald C. "Ron" Rice (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 6: Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 21: Donald Hassig (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23. House CD 22: Dan Lamb (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23.

Pennsylvania (updated for 24 April primary): House CD 1: Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Chaka Fattah (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Jim Gerlach (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman William Franklin "Bill" Shuster (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz (Democratic) - Renominated; Nathan I. "Nate" Kleinman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Congressman Mike Doyle (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Linda L. Kelly (Republican) - Open Office. Treasurer: Treasurer Robert "Rob" McCord (Democratic) - Renominated. Auditor General: Auditor General Jack Wagner (Democratic) - Open Office.

73 changes to the candidate list. Republican National Convention Unbound Delegate Update
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Update

Unpledged delegate preference change as of 15 March 2012:
Indiana: Romney 2.

Unbound delegate totals:
Gingrich 3, Paul 1, Romney 31, Santorum 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 494, Santorum 235, Gingrich 157, Paul 77, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.

73 changes to the candidate list

Maine (filing closed): Senate Class 1: Margaret Byrnes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Karen Carringer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Glen Craig (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Seeley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Stoddard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James Michael Tierney (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Steve Woods (Independent) - removed; Yarmouth Town Council Man Steve Woods (Independent) - added. House CD 1: state Senator Phil Bartlett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Costa (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Barry Hobbins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Lamoine (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Wellington Lyons (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Westbrook City Councilor Brendan P. Rielly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Diane Russell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Vedral (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Bruce Bryant (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Emily Ann Cain (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jason John Levesque (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Chad Michael Dewey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 5: Congressman Gary L. Ackerman (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats

Texas: Senate Class 1: David Bruce Collins (Green) - added; Victoria Ann Zabaras (Green) - added. House CD 2: Mark A. Roberts (Green) - added. House CD 7: Lance Findley (Green) - added. House CD 9: Vanessa Edwards Foster (Green) - added. House CD 22: Don Cook (Green) - added. House CD 29: Maria Selva (Green) - added.

Utah (filing closed): Senate Class 1: William Currie "Bill" Barron (Unaffiliated) - previously listed as Independent; David Y. Chiu (Republican) - added; Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum (Republican) - added; Daniel Geery (Justice Party) - added; Scott Howell (Democratic) - added; William J. "Dub" Lawrence (Republican) - added; Shaun Lynn McCausland (Constitution) - added; William Donald "Bill" Peterson, II (Democratic) - added; Christopher Paul "Chris" Stout (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) - added as candidate; Brandon W. Nay (Constitution) - added; Kirk D. Pearson (Constitution) - added; Lane Ronnow (Republican) - added; William E. Skokos (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Leonard Joe Fabiano (Republican) - added; Donna M. McAleer (Democratic) - added; Sherry Phipps (Constitution) - added. House CD 2: Joseph "Joe" Andrade (Unaffiliated) - added; Dean Collinwood (Democratic) - added; Bob Fuehr (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4; Jonathan D. Garrard (Constitution) - added; Milton Ray "Milt" Hanks (Republican) - added; Charles E. Kimball (Unaffiliated) - added; Edward "Ed" Mayerhofer (Republican) - added; Jay Seegmiller (Democratic) - added; Michael W. "Mike" Small (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Kurt Bradburn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Brian Jenkins (Republican) - added; Salt Lake City Council Member Søren Simonsen (Democratic) - added; Lynn W. Wardle (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Kenneth Gray (Republican) - added; Torin Nelson (Justice Party) - added; Jim L. Vein (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Mark L. Shurtleff (Republican) - Open Office; W. Andrew McCullough (Libertarian) - added; Sean D. Reyes (Republican) - added; Dee W. Smith (Democratic) - added; John Swallow (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican) - added as candidate; Vincent C. Marcus, III (Libertarian) - added; Christopher Stout (Democratic) - added. Auditor: state Representative John Dougall (Republican) - added; Auditor Auston G. Johnson, III (Republican) - added as candidate; Richard Proctor (Constitution) - added; Mark Sage (Democratic) - added.

33 changes to the candidate list. National Convention Delegate Update: HI-R
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Update

Hawaii Republican (13 March caucus projected): Romney 10, Santorum 5, Paul 2.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 493, Santorum 235, Gingrich 157, Paul 77, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.

33 changes to the candidate list

California: Senate Class 1: Mike Strimling (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Joseph McCray, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Mark Garcia (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 10: Congressman Daniel "Dan" Webster (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Georgia: House CD 7: Nelson "Bear" Perras (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Clifton McDuffie (Republican) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: former Governor John Baldacci (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Margaret Byrnes (Republican) - added; Karen Carringer (Republican) - added; Glen Craig (Republican) - added; Andrew Ian Dodge (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent; state Representative Jon Hinck (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1; Seamus Maguire (Independent) - added; Robert Seeley (Republican) - added; Michael Stoddard (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Eno Mondésir (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Sean Patrick Maloney (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 21: Matthew A. "Matt" Doheny (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 23: Leslie Danks Burke (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22; Dan Lamb (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22; Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 29; Tompkins County Legislature Nathan I. "Nate" Shinagawa (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 24: Congressman Ann Marie Buerkle (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25. House CD 25: Andrew Michael Decker (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 28; Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 28. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27. House CD 27: David Gregory Bellavia (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 26; Congressman Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 26.

Oregon: House CD 1: Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive, Pacific Green) - previously listed as Progressive; H. Joe Tabor (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Woody Broadnax (Pacific Green) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Harry Pavilack (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Floyd Bane (Republican) - added.

National Convention Delegate Updates: AS-R, HI-R
by Tony Roza

American Samoa Republican (13 March caucus): Reports state that Romney has won the support of the 6 unpledged delegates and the 3 RNC delegates.
Hawaii Republican (13 March project caucus results as of 14 March 6:38a PDT): Romney 9, Santorum 5, Paul 3. Results from a party source.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 491, Santorum 233, Gingrich 157, Paul 78, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 383, Uncommitted 262, Santorum 165, Gingrich 133, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.

National Convention Delegate Updates: AL-D, AL-R, MS-D, MS-R. Awaiting results: AS-R, HI-R, UT-D
by Tony Roza

Alabama Democratic: Soft count: Obama 50, Uncommitted 13. Rough estimate.
Alabama Republican: Santorum 16, Gingrich 12, Romney 10, to be determined 9.
American Samoa Republican: Awaiting results.
Hawaii Republican: Awaiting results.
Mississippi Democratic: Soft count: Obama 40. President Obama is the only candidate on the ballot.
Mississippi Republican: Santorum 13, Gingrich 12, Romney 12.
Utah Democratic: Awaiting results.

Other updates:
Georgia Republican. Adrian Beaumont has provided us with updated computations for the Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary: Gingrich 54, Romney 19, Santorum 3.

We are now "hard" counting the unbound Republican delegates in Colorado (36), Iowa (28), Maine (24), Minnesota (40), and Washington (43) as "Uncommitted".

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 473, Santorum 228, Gingrich 157, Paul 75, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 374, Uncommitted 250, Santorum 160, Gingrich 133, Paul 23, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,220, Uncommitted 13, Terry 7, Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,778.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.

2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance.

Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates. States representing 43.61% of the National Convention Republican Delegates have now begun their process.

13 March 2012 AL and MS primary recap. 69 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Alabama 13 March 2012 Primary: All 7 Congressman, 6 Republicans and 1 Democrat, were renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Peter Hunter Gounares (Republican) - lost Primary; Peter "Pete" J. A. Riehm (Republican) - lost Primary; Larry Dean "Dean" Young, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Rick Neighbors (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; former Congressman Rolf Parker "Parker" Griffith, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Spencer T. Bachus (Republican) - Renominated; William G. Barnes (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Scott Beason (Republican) - lost Primary; Al Mickle (Republican) - lost Primary; Stan Pate (Republican) - lost Primary; Blount County Probate Judge Jack David "David" Standridge (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Phillip Dwight "Phil" Norris (Republican) - lost Primary.

Arizona: House CD 8 Special: Richard Grayson (Write-in [Green]) - added.

California: House CD 23: Eric Parker (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Darlene Acosta (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Sal Genovese (Democratic) - added; Phil Jennerjahn (Republican) - added; Garen Mailyan (Republican) - added; Massie Munroe (Democratic) - added. House CD 29: Richard Valdez (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: David Benning (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Nicholas Joseph "Nick" Garzilli (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Powelson (Green) - added. House CD 32: G. Bill Gonzalez (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Bill Bloomfield (Independent) - added; Steve Collett (Libertarian) - added; Bruce Margolin (Democratic) - added; Tim Pape (Democratic) - added; Chuck Wilkerson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 34: Howard Johnson (Peace And Freedom) - added; Stephen Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 43: Bob Flores (Democratic) - added; Marco Antonio "Tony" Leal (Republican) - added. House CD 44: John Lauro (Republican) - added. House CD 47: Sanford Kahn (Republican) - added; Usah Shah (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: Shirley DeCourt-Park (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 25: Heathe Beaven (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi 13 March 2012 Primary: The Republican Senator and all 4 Congressman, 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat, were renominated. Senate Class 1: Senator Roger F. Wicker (Republican) - Renominated; E. Allen Hathcock (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Maloney (Republican) - lost Primary; Will Oatis (Democratic) - lost Primary; Roger Weiner (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee (Republican) - Renominated; Robert Benjamine Estes, III (Republican) - lost Primary; former Eupora mayor Herman Henry "Henry" Ross, II (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (Democratic) - Renominated; Greenville Mayor Heather Dale McTeer Hudson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Gregg Harper (Republican) - Renominated; Robert J. Allen (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo (Republican) - Renominated; Cindy Burleson (Republican) - lost Primary; Ronald J. "Ron" Vincent (Republican) - lost Primary; Jason Vitosky (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Dan Cox (Libertarian) - added. Secretary of State: Roger Roots (Libertarian) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (Democratic, Independence) - previously listed as Democratic; Congressman Robert L. "Bob" Turner (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9. House CD 5: Congressman Gregory Weldon Meeks (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 9: Congressman Robert L. "Bob" Turner (Republican) - Open Seat; Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: state Senator Adriano Espaillat (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Travis Schooley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Bobbie Rose (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 7: Credo Amouzouvik (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 19: Chris Winn (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: former Massachusetts state Representative John MacGovern (Republican) - added.

Tuesday 13 March 2012: PRIMARIES in Alabama and Mississippi and CAUCUSES in Hawai'i (R), Utah (D) and American Samoa (R)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

ALABAMA PRIMARIES

ALABAMA Presidential and State PRIMARY returns from an official source

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]

NOTE: This is an Open primary. Voters may request a Democratic or Republican ballot, but not both.

Republicans: 47 of Alabama's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders in the Alabama Republican Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 63 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Alabama Democratic Presidential Primary.

State Primaries: Concomitant with its Presidential Primaries, ALABAMA is also holding Primaries for nominations to its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the terms beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013.

NOTE: If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 24 April 2012.


AMERICAN SAMOA REPUBLICAN CAUCUS/CONVENTION

A Territorial Caucus meets as a Convention to choose 6 delegates to the Republican National Convention. These delegates are unbound unless instructed otherwise by the Territorial Caucus/Convention itself.


HAWAII REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES

17 of Hawaii's delegates to the Republican National Convention are pledged proportionally to presidential contenders in Precinct Caucuses. Voting occurs between 6 PM and 8 PM local time [0400 to 0600 GMT].

Hawaii results from a party source
Hawaii results from Google


MISSISSIPPI PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]

NOTE: This is an Open primary.

Republicans: 37 of Mississippi's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders in the Mississippi Republican Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 40 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Mississippi Democratic Presidential Primary.

State Primaries: Concomitant with its Presidential Primaries, MISSISSIPPI is also holding Primaries for nominations to its Class 1 United States Senate seat, as well as its seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, for the terms beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013.

NOTE: If no candidate receives a majority of the vote in a partisan State primary, the two top vote-getters proceed to a runoff (scheduled for Tuesday 3 April 2012). The candidate who receives the most votes in such a runoff (aka "second primary") shall be nominated as a Party's candidate for the office.

Mississippi results from Google.


UTAH DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES

29 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on presidential preferences expressed at First Level Precinct Caucuses

NOTE: Participation in Utah's delegate selection process is open to all citizens who will be at least 18 years old by 6 November 2012 and publicly declare themselves to be participating as Democrats.

National Convention Delegate Updates: HI-D, Republican unpledged delegates
by Tony Roza

Hawai'i Democratic (7 March Precinct Caucus Results): Obama 29.

TheGreenPapers is now using the excellent Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List as our source for the Republican superdelegate count. The numbers below have been added to our "soft unpledged" count.

Unpledged delegate preferences as of 13 March 2012:
Alabama: Santorum 1.
District of Columbia: Romney 1.
Guam: Romney 3.
Iowa: Paul 1, Santorum 1.
Illinois: Romney 2.
Indiana: Romney 1.
Massachusetts: Romney 2.
Maine: Romney 2.
Minnesota: Gingrich 1.
Northern Marianas: Romney 3.
Mississippi: Romney 1.
Montana: Romney 1.
New York: Gingrich 1.
Pennsylvania: Romney 1.
Puerto Rico: Gingrich 1, Romney 2.
Rhode Island: Romney 2.
Virgin Islands: Romney 3.
West Virginia: Romney 2.
Wyoming: Romney 1.

Unbound delegate totals:
Gingrich 3, Paul 1, Romney 27, Santorum 2.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 453, Santorum 199, Gingrich 131, Paul 75, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 354, Santorum 131, Gingrich 107, Uncommitted 73, Paul 23, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,130, Terry 7, Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,778.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

21 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 51: Xanthi Gionis (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia (updated for the 3 April primary): Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democratic) - Renominated; Michael Augustus "Matthew" Lee (Democratic) - removed; Missy Reilly Smith (Republican) - removed; Rick Tingling-Clemmons (Green) - removed.

Maryland (updated for the 3 April primary): Senate Class 1: Brandy Baker (Write-in [Unaffiliated]) - added; Dennis David (Unaffiliated) - added; Jim Israel (Republican) - removed. House CD 1: Congressman Andrew P. "Andy" Harris (Republican) - Renominated; Marc Cohen (Unaffiliated) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Jeremy Stinson (Unaffiliated) - added.

Montana: Governor: Bill Coate (Independent) - added; Ronald J. Lassle (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Heather Margolis (Democratic) - added; Roy Morton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Keith Winkler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House At-Large: John Allen Abarr (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Michael David Boyles (Write-in) - added; Nelson Keyton (Write-in) - added; Draper S. Phelps (Write-in) - added.

Commentary: CHOOSY BEGGARS Is it high time for the Rep rank-and-file to fish or cut bait?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
CHOOSY BEGGARS
Is it just about high time for the Republican
rank-and-file (or even at least one
candidate) to "fish or cut bait"?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This past Saturday (10 March), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum decisively- with an outright majority of the vote, no less!- won the vote cast by participants in the local Caucuses in the State of Kansas. With this victory, Santorum finally leap-frogged over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich into 2nd place behind front-running former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in terms of Republican National Convention delegates already bound/pledged to GOP presidential contenders-- that which we at 'The Green Papers' are tracking as our so-called "hard count" (Santorum has long been in 2nd place, ahead of Gingrich, in this website's "soft count" but this same "soft count" has, always, simply our site's attempt to translate- into "delegate equivalence" form- the cumulative results of all the voting: whether in Presidential Primaries or Caucuses; whether these contests be binding or non-binding [or some combination of the two])..

15 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Idaho: House CD 1: Cynthia Clinkingbeard (Democratic) - added; Reed McCandless (Republican) - added; former Caldwell City Councilman Rob Oates (Libertarian) - added; Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson (Independent) - added. House CD 2: John Baird (Republican) - added; Jack Wayne Chappell (Democratic) - added; M.C. "Chick" Heileson (Republican) - added; state Senator Nicole LeFavour (Democratic) - added; Eldon Wallace (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 7: Kurt Haskell (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Stacey Gray (Independent) - added; Mel Marin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; George Schroeck (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: former Democratic Congressman Donald Allen "Don" Bailey (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Kennedy (Constitution) - added.

49 changes to the candidate list. Congressman Inslee (Dem, WA CD 1) announces resignation.
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 2: Banafsheh Akhlaghi (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Brooke Clarke (Democratic) - added; Mike Halliwell (Republican) - added; John Lewallen (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Thomas C. "Tom" Watson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Harrison Leonard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Al Goldberg (Democratic) - added; Akiva Werbalowsky (Libertarian [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Bob Duran (Republican) - added; Jack Orswell (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Robert Mardis (Independent) - added. House CD 32: El Monte City Council Member Norma Macias (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 35: state Assemblymember Norma J. Torres (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 39: D'Marie Mulattieri (Independent) - added; Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 40: David John Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Michael Andrew "Mike" Munzing (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: House CD 1: former Secretary of State Markham "Mark" Gartley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Jerry McConnell (Libertarian) - added. House At-Large: David Kaiser (Libertarian) - added; Vincent Melkus (Republican) - added; Sam Rankin (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: former Secretary of State Brad Johnson (Republican) - added; Patty Lovaas (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Linda H. McCulloch (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Tim Fox (Republican) - added. Auditor: Auditor Monica J. Lindeen (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 3: Barry Michaels (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Ken Wolski (Green) - added.

North Dakota: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Wayne G. Sanstead (Nonpartisan) - Open Office - retiring; Max Laird (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 4: VaLinda Hathcox (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Linda Mrosko (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Tawana Cadien (Democratic) - added; William Miller, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 20: Ezra Allen Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 21: Candace Duval (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 25: Elaine Henderson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21. House CD 27: Murphy Alade Junaid (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 34; Ronnie McDonald (Democratic) - added; Jerry Trevino (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Chrysta Castaneda (Democratic) - added; Jason Roberts (Democratic) - added; Kyev Tatum (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Denise R. Saenz Blanchard (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27; former Brownsville City Commissioner Anthony P. Troiani (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27; Filemon Vela (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 35: Patrick Shearer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: Congressman Jay R. Inslee (Democratic) - Announced his resignation from the U.S. House: "Effective March 20, I'm stepping down from my seat in Congress to devote myself full-time to my race for governor..."

National Convention Delegate Updates (VI-R, WY-R)
by Tony Roza

Virgin Islands Republican (10 March): Soft count: Romney 7, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1. Hard count: Romney 4, Paul 1, Uncommitted 4 (the 3 RNC delegates support Romney but are officially unbound).
Wyoming Republican (10 March): Romney 7, Santorum 3, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1. Note: The Park County results, which awarded 1 delegate to Santorum, are contested. On Saturday 14 April, the State Convention will elected an additional 14 delegates. The 3 party leader delegates will attend the National Convention as unpledged delegates.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 435, Santorum 197, Gingrich 128, Paul 74, Uncommitted 5. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 354, Santorum 131, Gingrich 107, Uncommitted 73, Paul 23, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,104, Terry 7, Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,778.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

National Convention Delegate Updates (AS-D, KS-R, WY-R)
by Tony Roza

American Samoa Democratic (6 March): Obama 6.
Kansas Republican (10 March): Santorum 33, Romney 7.

3 National Committee Members (to statewide winner). 3 to Santorum.
3 First District Delegates (district winner take all). 3 to Santorum.
3 Second District Delegates (district winner take all). 3 to Santorum.
3 Third District Delegates (district winner take all). 3 to Santorum.
3 Fourth District Delegates (district winner take all). 3 to Santorum.
25 Statewide Delegates (proportional with 20% threshold). 18 to Santorum, 7 to Romney.
Wyoming Republican (10 March): Romney 5, Santorum 2, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1, to be determined 3. An additional 17 delegates are to be elected at the 12 April to Saturday 14 April State Convention.

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Republican Caucus - Romney 9 delegates.
by Tony Roza

Results-- Northern Marianas Republican: Romney has won receiving 87.26% of the vote. Delegate Soft count: Romney 9. Hard count: Uncommitted 9 (the delegates are technically unpledged).

Saturday 10 March 2012: REPUBLICAN Caucuses in KANSAS and on GUAM, in the NORTHERN MARIANAS and the US VIRGIN ISLANDS
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

KANSAS REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES

All 40 of Kansas' delegates to the Republican National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the results of Precinct Caucuses which begin at 10 AM Central Standard Time [1500 GMT].

KANSAS Republican Caucus LOCATIONS from an official source.

Results from CNN.


GUAM REPUBLICAN CAUCUS/CONVENTION

Due to the time difference [GUAM is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Time US (10 hours ahead of GMT)], this event will already be in process by the time this note is posted.

A Territorial Caucus is meeting as a Convention to choose 9 delegates (6 unbound delegates plus 3 RNC unbound delegates) to the Republican National Convention.

Results-- Guam Republican: Soft count: Romney 9. Hard count: Uncommitted 9 (the delegates are technically unpledged).


NORTHERN MARIANAS REPUBLICAN CAUCUS/PARTY-RUN PRIMARY

Due to the time difference [the COMMONWEALTH of the NORTHERN MARIANAS is 15 hours ahead of Eastern Time US (10 hours ahead of GMT)], this event will already be in process by the time this note is posted.

6 of the Northern Marianas' 9 delegates to the Republican National Convention are chosen in today's Commonwealth Republican Caucus. Voting in this Party-run primary is open to all registered Republicans: the polling will end at 7 PM local time [4 AM Eastern Time US (0900 GMT)]. The voters will have chosen the 6 National Convention delegates.


VIRGIN ISLANDS REPUBLICAN CAUCUS

Territorial Caucuses meet from Noon to 6 PM Atlantic Standard Time [1600 to 2200 GMT] on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John as a Convention to choose 6 delegates to the Republican National Convention.

71 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: Moorpark City Councilman David Pollock (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Esequiel Frank "Zeke" Ruelas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 51: Michael Crimmins (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 53.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Joshua "Josue" Larose (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Jacques Rene "J. R." Gaillot (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Miguel A. Nieves (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 11: Thomas Clark "Tommy" Castellano (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Roberto Sanchez (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: state Representative Kurt Bills (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Governor: Jim Higgins (Libertarian) - added; Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Anatol Zorikova (Constitution) - added. House CD 4: Herschel L. Young (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Ron Paul Shawd (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Jim Evans (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Rabbi Alam (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Chris Koster (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Clint Zweifel (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Montana: Governor: state Senator Larry Jent (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Roy Morton (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Sylvia G. Kinard (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 11.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor James Ken "Ken" Ard (Republican) resigned on 9 March 2012 after pleading guilty to 4 counts of unlawful reimbursement of campaign contributions, 2 counts of filing false campaign reports, and 1 count of personal use of campaign funds. He was first elected in 2010. Per the state constitution, state Senate President Pro Tempore Glenn F. McConnell (Republican) ascends to the office Lieutenant Governor.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Daniel Curtis "Dan" Boone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Butler (Libertarian) - added; retired State Appeals Court Judge Charles Holcomb (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John A. Lee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Jay Myers (Libertarian) - added; S. Gopal Raju (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Kenneth Duncan (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Steve Clark (Republican) - added; John Ray "Johnny" Cooper (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Itamar Gelbman (Republican) - Pending; Brianna Hinojosa-Flores (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: William F. "Bill" Tofte (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 34. House CD 8: Harold Thomas (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Marven Wade "Wade" Brown (Republican) - Pending. House CD 14: Linda Dailey (Democratic) - added; Paul Hawes (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Rebecca Cervera (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Barbara Carrasco (Republican) - Pending. House CD 17: George Hindman (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Daniel Curtis "Dan" Boone (Democratic) - added; Candace Duval (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Morgan (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Douglas James "Doug" Blatt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Jeffrey Blunt (Libertarian) - added; J.B. Oswalt (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; former Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 35. House CD 24: Patrick Fabian McGehearty (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Tim Rusk (Democratic) - added; David Sparks (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; John Stathas (Libertarian) - added. House CD 25: Jim Dillon (Republican) - added. House CD 27: John Grunwald (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 34; Filemon Vela (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: David Alameel (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6; Charles King (Republican) - added; Al Lee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Monte Mark Mitchell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; J.R. Molina (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: former Edinburg City Manager Ramiro Garza, Jr. (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27; Juan Angel Guerra (Democratic) - added; Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27; Marc Steven Young (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 36: Keith Casey (Republican) - added; Chuck Meyer (Republican) - added; Steve Stockman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14; Tim Wintill (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 2: Thomas Nance, III (Libertarian) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Al Lee (Republican) - added; Guadalupe County Attorney Elizabeth Murray-Kolb (Republican) - added.

Commentary: ROUGH ROAD AHEAD? Romney faces some tough challenges in Act II of this GOP drama
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
ROUGH ROAD AHEAD?
Mitt Romney potentially faces some tough
challenges in Act II of this GOP nomination 'drama'

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

In my Commentary of this past 9 February, I likened the 2012 Republican presidential nomination race up to that point to but the first Act of a drama on which the curtain had closed (after the delegate selection events of the previous Tuesday [7 February]- all of which former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum had won); there was now to be an intermission before Act II.

In this regard, the Arizona and Michigan GOP Presidential Primaries on 28 February were like the orchestra playing selected themes from the overture as incidental music after the house lights have come back on and while the theatregoers have all returned to their seats-- then the curtain rose and Act II was thereafter being staged, beginning with the exciting adventure of 'Super Tuesday' 6 March...

National Convention Delegate Updates (GA-R, OH-R, TN-R, OK-D, WY-R)
by Tony Roza

Georgia Republican: Gingrich 52, Romney: 21, Santorum 3.
Ohio Republican: Romney 38, Santorum 21.
Oklahoma Democatic: Obama 35, Randall A. Terry 7, Jim Rogers 3. In January 2012, the Democratic National Committee stated that Mr. Terry was not a "bona fide" Democrat. Hence, he may not qualify for delegates.
Tennessee Republican: Santorum 29, Romney 16, Gingrich 10.
Wyoming Republican: Romney 4, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 403, Santorum 164, Gingrich 128, Paul 73, Uncommitted 4. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Hard delegate count: Romney 340, Gingrich 107, Santorum 95, Uncommitted 51, Paul 22, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Presidential Primaries at a Glance.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

12 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 7: Nicholas Ruiz, III (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 24. House CD 9: Terry Howard (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Erik Borgstrom (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Dakota: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Mandan School Board President Kirsten Baesler (Republican) - added; state Representative David Monson (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 25: former Secretary of State Roger Williams (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 33. House CD 33: former state Representative Domingo Garcia (Democratic) - added; Carlos Quintanilla (Democratic) - added; former Dallas Councilman Steve Salazar (Democratic) - added.

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

Vox Populi A Letter to the Editor: Ron Paul, the Federal Reserve and the United Nations
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Vox Populi A Letter to the Editor :
Ron Paul, the Federal Reserve and the United Nations
by Aaron Ruhl

66 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Juan Manuel Arreguin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Senate Class 1: state Senator Cynthia A. Dill (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1; Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - not a candidate for Senate; Steve Woods (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - Incumbent to run for re-election.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Sherry Brooks (Republican) - added; Carlo Poliak (Republican) - added; Nancy Price (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Russell Best (Independent American) - added. House CD 3: Rob Sheridan (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Diana Anderson (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Patrick McKnight (Libertarian) - added.

New York: House CD 7: New York City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: Russell P. "Rusty" Bliss, Jr. (Write-in [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate; Joseph Rosario "Joe" DeMare (Write-in [Green]) - apparently not a candidate; Anita Ríos (Write-in [Green]) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Malcolm Kantzler (Democratic) - lost Primary; Sandra Queen Noble (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 2: David H. Krikorian (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Chris Kalla (Libertarian) - previously listed as Write-in [Libertarian]. House CD 14: Erick Donald Robinson (Write-in) - added.

Oregon (filing closed): House CD 1: Congressman Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic) - Renominated; Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kaliko Castille (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Robert "Rob" Cornilles (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Delinda "D. R." Delgado-Morgan (Republican) - added; Pavel Goberman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jim Greenfield (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert E. Lettin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lisa Michaels (Republican) - added; Dan Strite (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Bradley K. "Brad" Witt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Gregory Paul "Greg" Walden (Republican) - Renominated; Keith Edmond Mathis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Sweeney (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) - Renominated; Ronald Green (Republican) - added; Delia Lopez (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Matthew L. Robinson (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Kurt Schrader (Democratic) - Renominated; Fred Thompson (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Kate Brown (Democratic) - added as candidate; Randy Pollock (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Ted Wheeler (Democratic) - Renominated; Treasurer Ted Wheeler (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Labor and Industries: Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - Incumbent to run for re-election; Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - added as candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Grady Yarbrough (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Clark Patterson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Thomas Griffing (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Kenneth D. Sanders (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 33. House CD 9: Freddie John Wieder, Jr. (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2. House CD 10: Daniel Scott "Dan" Grant (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Scott J. Ballard (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25. House CD 13: John Robert Deek (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Steve Stockman (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Ronald Finch (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Christopher Barber (Libertarian) - added; Mike Taylor (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Betsy Dewey (Libertarian) - added. House CD 27: Marvin Kirby "Trey" Roberts (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 34. House CD 28: Patrick W. Hisel (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12. House CD 32: Katherine Savers McGovern (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Salomon Torres (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27. Railroad Commissioner 2: Joe Cotton (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Janet Murphy (Independent Greens) - added.

Wednesday 7 March 2012-- HAWAII DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

HAWAI'I DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT CAUCUSES

26 delegates from Hawai'i to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of a 'Presidential Preference Poll' held during today's Hawaii Presidential Precinct Caucuses.

Super Tuesday- 6 March 2012- Delegate Recap
by Tony Roza

Preliminary Delegate Estimates for 6 March 2012:

Alaska Republican: Romney 8, Santorum 7, Paul 6, Gingrich 3.
Georgia Republican: Gingrich 46, Romney: 13, Santorum 2, to be determined 15.
Idaho Republican: Romney: 32.
Massachusetts Republican: Romney: 38.
North Dakota Republican: Santorum 11, Paul 8, Romney: 7, Gingrich 2.
Ohio Republican: Romney 35, Santorum 21, to be determined 7.
Oklahoma Democatic: Rough estimate-- Obama 39, Randall A. Terry 6. Mr. Terry received 18% of the statewide vote and in doing so has qualified for delegates. We do not have a breakdown by CD.
Oklahoma Republican: Santorum 14, Romney 13, Gingrich 13.
Tennessee Republican: Santorum 25, Romney 10, Gingrich 8, to be determined 12.
Virginia Republican: Romney 43, Paul 3, Uncommitted 3.
Vermont Republican: Romney 9, Paul 4, Santorum 4.
Wyoming Republican: Romney 3, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1.

Totals as of 6 March 2012:

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 386, Santorum 159, Gingrich 120, Paul 73. Needed to nominate 1,144.
Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,096, Terry 6. Needed to nominate 2,778.

69 changes to the candidate list / OH Primary Recap / 2 Congressman loose primaries
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 9: Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 21: Cruz M. Bustamente (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Zein Obagi (Democratic) - added. House CD 42: Cliff Smith (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Jacksonville City Councilman Richard Clark (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Lee County Commissioner Tammara A. "Tammy" Hall (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: House CD 2: state Senator Joe Seng (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: former Governor Angus King (Independent) - added; Deb Plowman (Republican) - removed. House CD 1: state Representative Diane Russell (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: former state Representative Steve Pestka (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2: former state Assemblywoman Sharron E. Angle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kirk S. Lippold (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 4: Patricia Bennett (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: James "Jim" McQueeny (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Donald M. Payne (Democratic) - Vacant Office; Congressman Donald M. Payne (Democratic) - removed.

New York: House CD 6: Congressman Gary L. Ackerman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 5. House CD 18: Wappingers Falls Mayor Matthew Clifford "Matt" Alexander (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19. House CD 19: former prosecutor Julian Schriebman (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Bob Dieterich (Republican) - added.

Ohio Primary: Senate Class 1: David W. Dodt, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Donna Karen Glisman (Republican) - lost Primary; Eric LaMont Gregory (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Lindsey Pryce (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Jeannette H. "Jean" Schmidt (Republican) - Lost Primary; Tony Brush (Republican) - lost Primary; Frederick L. "Fred" Kundrata, III (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner (Republican) - Renominated; John Adams (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Ted Celeste (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Congressman Mary Jo Kilroy (Democratic) - lost Primary; Columbus Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Robert Edward "Bob" Latta (Republican) - Renominated; Robert "Bob" Wallis (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Bill Johnson (Republican) - Renominated; Cas Adulewicz (Democratic) - lost Primary; Victor Smith (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Hombre Michael Liggett (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman John A. Boehner (Republican) - Renominated; David Lewis (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman Marcy C. Kaptur (Democratic) - Renominated; Steven Wayne "Steve" Kraus (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (Democratic) - lost Primary; Graham Ford Veysey (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (Democratic) - Lost Primary; John David Anderson (Republican) - lost Primary; Edward Focke Breen (Republican) - lost Primary; David Esrati (Democratic) - lost Primary; Olivia Freeman (Democratic) - lost Primary; Thomas F. "Tom" McMasters (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ryan Steele (Democratic) - lost Primary; L. Mack VanAllen (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) - Renominated; Gerald Carver Henley, Sr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Isaac Powell (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (Republican) - Renominated; Doug Litt (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Mayo "Bill" Yarbrough (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Charles Chope (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Scott "Scott" Wharton (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Congressman Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs (Republican) - Renominated.

In House CD 2 Congressman Jeannette H. "Jean" Schmidt (Republican) lost her primary as did Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (Democratic) in House CD 9. The Democartic contests in House CDs 1 and 2 are too close to call.

Oregon: Attorney General: Dwight Holton (Democratic) - added; former state Appellate Judge Ellen Rosenblum (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Karen Ramsburg (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 35: Congressman Lloyd A. Doggett (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25.

Virginia: House CD 8: Jason Howell (Independent) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: state Senator Derek Kilmer (Democratic) - added.

Congressman Donald M. Payne (Democrat New Jersey CD 10), 77, has passed away
by Tony Roza

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Congressman Donald M. Payne, New Jersey CD 10 (Democrat) who has passed away this morning from colon cancer. He served 12 terms in the U.S. House.

Super Tuesday updates for WY-R and ME-R
by Tony Roza

On 6 March the Wyoming Republican County Conventions begin proceedings to elect 12 national convention delegates. On 6 March five National Convention delegates and two alternates are elected: Big Horn (1 delegate), Laramie (1 delegate, 1 alternate), Natrona (1 delegate), Teton, (1 alternate), Washakie (1 delegate), and Weston (1 delegate). Each delegate or alternate candidate must inform the convention of which presidential candidate, if any, they would cast their vote for at the national convention.

The results of the Sunday 29 January to Saturday 3 March 2012 Maine Republican Non-binding Straw Poll are in. No national convention delegates are allocated but our rough estimate is now Romney 8, Paul 8, Santorum 4, and Gingrich 1. A change of Paul +1 and Gingrich -1.

Tuesday 6 March 2012-- 'SUPER TUESDAY': 10 GOP & 7 Dem delegate selection "events" plus a State Primary in OHIO
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On so-called 'SUPER TUESDAY', 391 Republican National Convention delegates are bound to contenders for that Party's 2012 Presidential Nomination- while 539 Democratic National Convention delegate are also pledged to a presidential candidate in that Party- in most of the delegate selection events taking place on 6 March 2012. The following listing of these events is in alphabetical order by jurisdiction:


ALASKA REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE POLL & DISTRICT CONVENTIONS

A presidential preference poll will be held beginning at 4 PM local time [0100 GMT in the Alaska Time Zone; 0200 GMT in the Aleutian Time Zone] (participation is for registered Republicans only: a voter may register or re-register as a Republican on the day of the District Convention); after voting in the preference poll, Republicans are encouraged to participate in their District Conventions which will commence at 7:30 PM local time [0430 GMT in the Alaska Time Zone; 0530 GMT in the Aleutian Time Zone].

24 of Alaska's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's District Conventions.


COLORADO DEMOCRATIC PRECINCT CAUCUSES

Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Conventions in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate receives at said caucuses (participation in Colorado's delegate selection process is open to registered Democrats).

NOTE: It is the Congressional District and the State Conventions [with delegates to both chosen by the aforementioned County Conventions] that will, respectively, actually pledge Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders.


GEORGIA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

GEORGIA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: All 76 of Georgia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 110 delegates from Georgia to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.


IDAHO REPUBLICAN COUNTY CAUCUSES

All 32 of Idaho's Republican National Convention delegates are bound to Presidential contenders based on the vote in today's County Caucuses (only voters registered as Republicans are eligible to participate in the County Caucuses: voters may register at the caucus).


MASSACHUSETTS PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1200 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: 38 of Massachusetts' delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 110 delegates from Massachusetts to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.


NORTH DAKOTA REPUBLICAN CAUCUSES

The North Dakota Republican Party conducts caucuses in Legislative Districts: each voter casts a secret ballot for the presidential contender of their choice (Presidential Caucus voters must be physically present to cast their presidential caucus vote, eligible to vote in the 6 November 2012 General Election, eligible to vote in that Legislative District, affiliated with the Republican Party in the last general election or intending to affiliate with the Republican Party in the next general election); the results must be sent to the North Dakota State Republican Party headquarters by 9 PM Central Standard Time [0300 GMT].

The 28 Republican National Convention delegates from North Dakota are to be elected at the later State Convention in such a way so as to best reflect the presidential preference of the caucus participants; however, today's caucuses do not elect delegates to the State Convention. The National Convention delegates chosen by the State Convention are "to discuss voluntarily apportioning delegate representation on the first ballot to reflect the results of the Presidential Caucus. However, any such apportionment on the first ballot shall be strictly voluntary. The delegates remain free to vote their conscience on all balloting." As a result, 'The Green Papers' considers these National Convention delegates to be unbound.


OHIO PRIMARIES: PRESIDENTIAL and STATE (for FEDERAL offices)

Returns from OHIO [Presidential and State/local] PRIMARIES from an official source.

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1130 to 0030 GMT]

Republican Presidential Primary: 63 of Ohio's delegates to the Republican National Convention are theoretically pledged to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary; however, "[t]hese delegates are morally but not legally bound to any candidate".

Democratic Presidential Primary: 174 delegates from Ohio to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.

State Primary: There are Primary Elections for Party nominations to the United States Senate (Class 1 seat) as well as to the State's 16 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the terms beginning Noon, 3 January 2013.


OKLAHOMA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

OKLAHOMA PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1300 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: 40 of Oklahoma's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 45 delegates from Oklahoma to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.


TENNESSEE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

TENNESSEE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

polls open at 8 AM local time [1300 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1400 GMT re: the Central Time Zone]; they close at 8 PM Eastern Time = 7 PM Central Time [0100 GMT]

Republicans: 55 of Tennessee's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 82 delegates from Tennessee to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.


VERMONT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

VERMONT PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

polls may open as early as 5 AM [1000 GMT] (but no later than 10 AM [1500 GMT] as set by the Board of Civil Authority; they close at 7 PM local time [0000 GMT].

Republicans: All 17 of Vermont's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 18 delegates from Vermont to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Presidential Primary.


VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY Returns from an official source.

polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

46 of Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound to presidential contenders in today's Presidential Primary.

NOTE: The Democratic Presidential Primary in Virginia was cancelled due to only one candidate [President Obama] qualifying for the ballot.

3 March WA-R straw poll recap: Romney 38%, Paul 25%, Santorum 24%, Gingrich 10%
by Tony Roza

Saturday 3 March 2012 Washington Republican Straw Poll Recap: No National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by this event. However, since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count the state's 40 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote.

With 95% of the precincts reporting, we have "soft" counted Romney- 38% (16 delegates), Paul- 25% (10 delegates), Santorum- 24% (10 delegates), and Gingrich- 10% (4 delegates). This is a very rough estimate which will change. Our "hard" count remains unchanged since Washington's National Convention delegates are first elected at the end of May.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 178, Santorum 75, Paul 51, Gingrich 49.
Hard delegate count: Romney 118, Gingrich 29, Santorum 18, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

Primaries at a Glance.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

Sat 3 Mar 2012 - WA-R Presidential Precinct Caucuses and Non-binding Straw Poll
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Saturday 3 March 2012: Washington Republican Presidential Precinct Caucuses and Non-binding Straw Poll.

Republican Party Caucuses meet in each precinct at 10 a.m. PST. Participants are required to sign a form stating they are Republicans (voters do not have to declare political party membership to vote in the state's regular primaries or general elections).

Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the County Convention or Legislative District Caucuses. The County Conventions will, in turn, choose delegates to the State Convention. National Convention delegates are first elected at the Wednesday 30 May to Saturday 2 June State Convention.

There is no formal system applied in the Precinct Caucuses to relate the presidential preference of the Caucus participants to the choice of the precinct's delegates. The participants at each Precinct Caucus alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.

The Precinct Caucuses will conduct a non-binding Presidential straw poll. Since no National Convention delegates are bound to Presidential contenders, these caucuses do not violate the RNC's Tuesday 6 March 2012 timing rule.

Results from a party source.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 10: Chad Matthew Condit (Independent) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: former state Senator Richard A. Bennett (Republican) - added; Julia Carlson (Independent) - added; former Auburn City Councilor Verne E. Paradie, Jr. (Independent) - added; state Senator Debra D. Plowman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2; state Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin (Republican) - added; Attorney General William J. "Bill" Schneider (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Westbrook City Councilor Brendan P. Rielly (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: former Maine Secretary of State Matthew Gordon "Matt" Dunlap (Democratic) - running for the U.S. Senate Class 1.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Jason-Paul Nezmer "J. Paul" Castle (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9; James "Jim" McQueeny (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: Congressman Norman D. "Norm" Dicks (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)
Commentary: TIT FOR TAT ... Things are now set up for a very interesting 'Super Tuesday'
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
TIT FOR TAT
Things are now set up for a
very interesting 'Super Tuesday'

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So, Mitt Romney won both the Arizona and Michigan Republican Presidential Primaries, after all (well-- Michigan... uh... sort of)!

Allow me to herewith present my take on what that which can be gleaned from the results of the voting this past Tuesday (28 February) really means:

1. Yes, Mitt Romney is still the "front runner"-- although, yes, battered and bruised: if not at least a bit bloodied (as the result of Michigan's voting)-- yet he remains well ahead of the rest of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Romney gained (so it seems, as of this typing) 45 of the possible 59 delegates "up for grabs" this past Tuesday, thereby putting more distance between himself and his GOP rivals. This website's "soft count" (which includes estimates from the just completed Wyoming caucuses as well) now has ...

28 Feb MI-R Primary delegate allocation update
by Tony Roza

An update to the Tuesday 28 February 2012 Michigan Republican Presidential Primary delegate allocations. The soft and hard delegate tallies are Romney- 41% (16 delegates), Santorum- 38% (14 delegates).

Explanation: The 2 At-Large (statewide) delegates are allocated proportionally to those candidates receiving 15% or more of the statewide vote. However, the delegate slots are first awarded to the candidate receiving the most votes.

Of those candidates meeting the 15% threshold, Romney received 51.868% and Santorum 48.132% of the statewide vote. Before the 50% sanction for violating RNC rules, there were 14 statewide delegates. And these delegates would have been allocated as Romney-7 (slots 1 to 7) and Santorum-7 (slots 8 to 14). The 50% sanction, as applied, reduced the at-large delegates to 2. Since the first 2 delegate slots go to Romney, Romney receives both statewide delegates.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 162, Santorum 65, Gingrich 45, Paul 41.
Hard delegate count: Romney 118, Gingrich 29, Santorum 17, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

25 changes to the candidate list / TX Primary dates set
by Tony Roza

On 1 March 2012, a court (re: redistricting) ordered the Texas primary for state offices and Congress, the Democratic, and the Republican Presidential Primaries to be held on Tuesday 29 May 2012. The runoff, held between the two top vote-getters when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, is set for Tuesday 31 July.

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Arizona: House CD 6: Matt Jette (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 1: Scott Ellington (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: former state Representative Jay Martin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative Herb Rule (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Marcus Edward Richmond (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: William E. "Bill" Fisher, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: former Pinellas School Board member Nina Hayden (Democratic) - added; John Vitali (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10.

Iowa: House CD 2: Scott Batcher (Republican) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Aaron Marston (Independent) - added; Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - will run for re-election in the U.S. House; Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - Open Seat; Phil Bartlett (Democratic) - added; state Senator Barry Hobbins (Democratic) - added; Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - running the U.S. Senate; John Vedral (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - Incumbent to run for re-election; Matthew Dunlap (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: Sharyn Elander (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Korey Reiman (Democratic) - added; Robert Way (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Bob Lingenfelter (Republican) - added; Mark Sullivan (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Ryan Combe (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Kent Leonhardt (Republican) - added.

9 to 29 Feb WY-R Non-binding straw poll Recap / 28 Feb MI-R Primary update
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 28 February 2012 Michigan Republican Presidential Primary updates: The soft and hard delegate tallies are now Romney- 41% (15 delegates), Santorum- 38% (15 delegates).

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Thursday 9 February - Wednesday 29 February 2012 Wyoming Republican Straw Poll Recap:

No National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by these events. However, since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count the state's 26 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote.

We have "soft" counted Romney- 39% (10 delegates), Santorum- 32% (8 delegates), Paul- 21% (6 delegates), and Gingrich- 8% (2 delegates). This is a very rough estimate which will change. Our "hard" count remains unchanged since Wyoming's National Convention delegates are first elected in March.

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TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 161, Santorum 66, Gingrich 45, Paul 41.
Hard delegate count: Romney 117, Gingrich 29, Santorum 18, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

Primaries at a Glance.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

51 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 25: Catherine Wright (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Congressman David Dreier (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring; Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Republican.

Georgia: House CD 9: Roger Fitzpatrick (Independent) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: former Governor John Baldacci (Democratic) - added; Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: David Costa (Democratic) - added; state Senator Jonathan T. E. "Jon" Courtney (Republican) - Pending; state Senator Cynthia A. Dill (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1; former Secretary of State Markham "Mark" Gartley (Republican) - added; state Representative Jon Hinck (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1; David Lamoine (Democratic) - added; Wellington Lyons (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - Open Seat - candidate for the U.S. Senate; Bruce Bryant (Democratic) - added; state Representative Emily Ann Cain (Democratic) - added; state Senator Debra D. Plowman (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin (Republican) - added.

North Carolina (filing closed): Governor: Bruce Blackmon (Democratic) - added; Scott A. Jones (Republican) - added; Doug Schell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Paul Gray "Grey" Mills, Jr. (Republican) - added; Arthur Jason Rich (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Pete DiLauro (Republican) - added; Darryl Holloman (Libertarian) - added; Daniel-Lynn "Dan" Whittacre (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: James "Jim" Bibbs (Democratic) - added; Brian Irving (Libertarian) - added; Stephen Patrick "Steve" Wilkins (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 4: Timothy "Tim" D'Annunzio (Republican) - added; Everett Douglas "Doug" Yopp, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Treva Rena Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bruce Peller (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: William "Bill" Flynn (Republican) - added; former state Senator Anthony "Tony" Foriest (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Timothy Alan "Tim" Wilkes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Richard Lynch (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Heath Douglas Wynn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: former Madison County School Board Member Ed Krause (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Michael R. "Mike" Owens (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Robert Taylor Johnson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charles Malone (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Roger Ronal "Ron" Elmer (Democratic) - added; Frank Roche (Republican) - added. Auditor: former state Senator Fern Shubert (Republican) - added; Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: William Joseph "Bill" McManus (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: James McCall (Republican) - added; Richard Morgan (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: retired Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Jimmie See Moore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: Governor: Peter S. Cooke (Democratic) - added.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)

28 Feb 2012 AZ-R and MI-R Primary Recap
by Tony Roza

From our recent commentary FROM THE LAKES TO THE DESERT - What to look for as Michigan and Arizona hold Presidential Primaries , "Scenario 1" has come about.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Arizona Republican Presidential Primary: Romney- 29 soft and hard counted.

Michigan Republican Presidential Primary: Romney- 15, Santorum- 13 soft and hard counted. To be determined- 2.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 151, Santorum 56, Gingrich 43, Paul 35.
Hard delegate count: Romney 117, Gingrich 29, Santorum 16, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

25 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 4: Byrum Hurst (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 23: Terry Phillips (Independent) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Florida: House CD 6: Vipin Verma (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Senator Olympia J. Snowe (Republican) - Open Seat - announced retirement.

Missouri: Governor: Leonard Steinman, II (Democratic) - added; John Weiler (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Fred Kratky (Democratic) - added; Charles Kullmann (Republican) - added; Dennis Weisenburger (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Russ Carnahan (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3; Robyn Hamlin (Republican) - added. House CD 2: James Baker (Republican) - added; Bill Haas (Democratic) - added; John Morris (Republican) - added; Bill Slantz (Libertarian) - added; George D. "Boots" Weber (Democratic) - added; Marshall Works (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Herschel Young (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Tom Stilson (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Cisse Spragins (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Adam Warren (Republican) - added. Treasurer: state Representative Cole McNary (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Attorney General: former Congressman Donald Allen "Don" Bailey (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 2: Greg Samples (Libertarian) - added; Brandon Stewart (Independent) - added.

A note about this evening's Michigan Republican Primary Results
by Tony Roza

The Michigan State Board of Elections has a page readied for this evening's Presidential primary returns. Find it here.

As far as we know, the Republicans will bind delegates using the fourteen 2012 Congressional Districts (that is, the districts according to the 2010 census). However, the Board of Elections will report the results using the fifteen Congressional Districts from the 2000 census. We telephoned the Michigan State Board of Elections and were told that the state's system has not yet been updated with the new districts.

Tuesday 28 February 2012: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES in ARIZONA and MICHIGAN
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

ARIZONA REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary

Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT]

All of 29 of Arizona's delegates to the REPUBLICAN National Convention are pledged to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in this Presidential Primary.

Arizona returns from an official source.

NOTE:There is no DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary in Arizona as the Democratic Party of Arizona did not request such a Primary.


MICHIGAN Presidential Primaries

Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1200 to 0100 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1300 to 0200 re: the Central Time Zone]

All 30 of Michigan's delegates to the REPUBLICAN National Convention are bound to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 28 district delegates are to be bound to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 14 Congressional Districts (the Party will use the boundaries as derived from the 2010 Census); each Congressional District is assigned 2 National Convention delegates. In addition, 2 at-large delegates are to be proportionally bound to presidential contenders based on the statewide vote (a presidential contender must receive at least 15% of the statewide vote to be eligible to receive at least a share of these at-large delegates).

The DEMOCRATS are also holding a non-binding Presidential Primary in MICHIGAN: this Primary has no direct effect on the pledging of Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders.

Michigan returns from an official source.

ME-D Municipal Caucus update / 21 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Based on the Maine Municipal Caucuses report below, we have soft counted Maine's 31 pledged delegates for President Obama.

27 February 2012 Maine Democratic Party Press Release: "The Maine Democratic Party had great turnout as they caucused in more than 400 municipalities ... kicking off the 2012 election season, despite the fact that the Democratic Presidential nominee has already been chosen ... Today's attendees selected delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elected Municipal Officers and County Committee members.... Democratic candidates, elected officials and representatives from Democratic campaigns all attended today's caucuses where more than 4,500 Mainers turned out for the municipal caucuses ...

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Changes to the Candidate List

Arizona: House CD 2: state Representative Steve Farley (Democratic) - added. House CD 8 Special: state Senator Paula Ann Aboud (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mark Stephen Koskiniemi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John David Lervold (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charlie Manolakis (Green) - added.

California: House CD 12: Barry Hermanson (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14. House CD 23: Terry Phillips (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: Theodore Scott "Ted" Yoho (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 13: Jessica Ehrlich (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 16: James "Jim" Horn (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: former Senator Joseph Robert "Bob" Kerrey (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Sylvia Kinard (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: Jim Mahan (Republican) - added. House CD 4: James Robert "Jim" Allen (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 6: Lawrence "Larry" Sharp (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Ken Leonczyk (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Don Peterson (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Matt Newton (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: Thomas Allen "Tom" Potter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 9: George Flinn (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: John Wade Douglass (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10.

Commentary: FROM THE LAKES TO THE DESERT- What to look for as MI and AZ hold Pres Primaries
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
FROM THE LAKES
TO THE DESERT
What to look for as Michigan and
Arizona hold Presidential Primaries

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This piece will be (mercifully- or so, I am sure, to at least most of this site's readers!) short and- well, mostly- to the point.

I am- to start with- concentrating on how various potential outcomes come Tuesday night might affect former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as he- or so I myself opined back on 9 February last- is still the "front runner" (for even [Rick] Santorum is still "coming from behind") and there has been nothing [in the results from the three GOP delegate selection events held on Tuesday 7 February] to really derail the (rightly or wrongly) perceived eventuality of Romney's being ....

8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 9: former Chandler City Councilman Martin Sepulveda (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 8: former Republican state Assemblyman Anthony Adams (Independent) - added. House CD 14: Barry Hermanson (Green) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: DuWayne Hendrickson (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt (Republican) - added as candidate. Public Service Commissioner 2: Randy Christmann (Republican) - added; Blair Thoreson (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 9: Dave Christie (Democratic) - added.

23 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Senate Class 1: Patrick Ortiz (Republican) - added. House CD 17: state Senator S. Joseph "Joe" Simitian (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 18: James "Jim" Horn (Democratic) - previously listed as Not readily classifiable.

Minnesota: House CD 7: state Senator Gretchen M. Hoffman (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Eric Sundwall (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: Governor: Barbara Howe (Libertarian) - added; Charles Kenneth Moss (Republican) - added; Paul Wright (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Eric L. Mansfield (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Richard Speer (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Erik Anderson (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Jon Gauthier (Republican) - added; state Representative Ric Killian (Republican) - added; former Charlotte City Councilman Edwin B. Peacock, III (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Bernard Holliday (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Steven L. "Steve" Royal (Republican) - added. Auditor: Joseph Hank DeBragga (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Scott Bryant (Democratic) - added; Walter Smith (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Labor: Tyrone "Ty" Richardson (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: former state Representative Mark Crawford (Republican) - added; state Representataive Richard "Rick" Glazier (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Lee L. Mercer, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (Part Five)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS
NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(Part Five)

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

As the rancorous debate over the implementation of Jay's Treaty (particularly that surrounding the U.S. House of Representatives eventually providing the necessary funding for such implementation)- although not that debate's political ramifications- abated as Spring turned into Summer in 1796, Americans had already come to learn that ....

28 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 22: former Sunnydale Mayor Otto Lee (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: Commissioner of Insurance Karen Weldin Stewart (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 16: James "Jim" Horn (Not readily classifiable) - added. House CD 25: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21.

Illinois (readied for Tuesday 20 March 2012 primary): House CD 4: Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Mike Quigley (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Peter J. Roskam (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Joe Walsh (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Robert James "Bob" Dold, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 11: Kane County Clerk John Andrew "Jack" Cunningham (Republican) - on the ballot. House CD 12: Christopher Martin "Chris" Miller (Democratic) - on the ballot. House CD 14: Congressman Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Robert Todd "Bobby" Schilling (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 19: Congressman John M. Shimkus (Republican) - Renominated.

Michigan: House CD 11: Bill Roberts (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Wendy Long (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: Jim Harney (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Steve Wilkins (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Larry Sharp (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Curtis Campbell (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: LaVilla School Board Member Benjamin "Benny" Perez (Independent) - added. House CD 25: Ernie Alan Beltz, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 27: Filemon Vela (Democratic) - added. House CD 31: Eric Klingemann (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Susan Ducey (Constitution) - added; Harry S. Stafford, Jr. (Write-in) - added; Robert David Steele (Reform) - apparently not a candidate.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: Adam Hansen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Rebecca DeWitt (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4.

California: House CD 21: Cruz M. Bustamente (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: William Billy Kogut (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7.

Georgia: House CD 7: Nelson "Bear" Perras (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: Robert Tillman (Democratic) - added; John Willoughby (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Andrew Ian Dodge (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

North Carolina: House CD 9: former state Senator Robert Pittenger (Republican) - added.

Washington: Lieutenant Governor: Bill Finkbeiner (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Chad Lee (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 21: Fresno City Councilman Blong Xiong (Democratic) - added. House CD 39: Robert Edmund Lauten (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 7: Jason M. Kendall (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Todd Long (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Sara Lampe (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Dan Eichenbaum (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 7: Dawn Howard (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 21: Richard Mack (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Tom Hoefling (America's Party) - added.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (Part Four)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS
NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(Part Four)

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On 3 February 1794, the United States Supreme Court- assembled in the temporary capital of Philadelphia- began holding what was its ninth Term of Court since its first having assembled as the Nation's High Court- its court of Last Resort- back in New York City almost exactly four years earlier. Now, as then, John Jay was the Court's- and the Nation's- Chief Justice.

The job of a United States Supreme Court Justice- whether that of the Chief himself or one of his five Associates- was something of a thankless one back in those days. After all, as a primarily appellate court, there still wasn't a whole lot for the High Court, as such, to actually do (the Nation still being young, with its Constitution still in its earliest period of usage, and laws passed by Congress still well filling out the....

32 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama (readied for Tuesday 13 March 2012 Primary): House CD 2: Congressman Martha Roby (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Michael "Mike" Rogers (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Justin Barkley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Terrycina Andrea "Terri" Sewell (Democratic) - Renominated.

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Juan Manuel Arreguin (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Peter B. Wilson (Green) - added. House CD 4: Rebecca DeWitt (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Jose "Joe" Penalosa (Independent) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4. House CD 8 Special: Mark Stephen Koskiniemi (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 26: state Assemblywoman Julia Brownley (Democratic) - added; Akiva Werbalowsky (Libertarian [Republican]) - added.

Michigan: House CD 13: John Goci (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Eric Brosten (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Stephen H. Frye (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Bader George Qarmout (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Elisabeth Motsinger (Democratic) - removed.

Ohio (readied for Tuesday 6 March 2012 Primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Sherrod Brown (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman James D. "Jim" Jordan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman Betty Sue Sutton (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 14: Congressman Steven C. "Steve" LaTourette (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman Steve E. Stivers (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (Democratic) - Renominated.

Virginia: House CD 8: Arthur Willard "Will" Radle, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Ernest Huber (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: David Christopher Holcomb (Republican) - added; Christina López (Not readily classifiable Freedom Socialist [updated 21 February 2012 -Ed]) - added; Fernando Castellanos Navarro (Independent) - added; Michealene Cristini Risley (Independent) - added; Kevin Duane West (Independent) - added.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (Part Three)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS
NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(Part Three)

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On Monday 28 September 1789, the real business of early American constitution-making had, finally, been completed: on that date, the enrolled version of the 12 proposed Amendments to the United States Constitution (that document which Americans know as their 'Bill of Rights') reported out of the First Congress but two days before was signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives- Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania- and then by Vice President John Adams (in his capacity as constitutional President of the Senate)-- President George Washington's signature was not at all required, as the President of the United States has no direct role to play in the amending of the Federal Constitution per ....

Maine GOP updates their Sat 11 Feb 2012 Presidential Straw Poll Results
by Tony Roza

The Maine Republican Party has updated their Saturday 11 February 2012 Municipal Caucuses non-binding straw poll results.

The 11 February 2012 election night results had Romney 39.21%, Paul 35.74%, Santorum 17.71%, Gingrich 6.25%, Others 1.09%. Total votes: 5,585.

The 17 February 2012 results have Romney 39.03%, Paul 34.92%, Santorum 18.09%, Gingrich 6.73%, Undecided 1.01%, Others 0.22%. Total votes: 5,814. Precincts Reporting: 99.78%.

No national convention delegates are allocated during the Municipal Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected at the Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012 District Caucuses and State Convention.

36 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 3: Juan Manuel Arreguin (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: former Congressman Matthew James "Matt" Salmon (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6.

California: House CD 15: Christopher James Pareja (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 46: Jerry Hayden (Republican) - added. House CD 50: David "Dave" Secor (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 6: Perry Haney (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Matt Ball (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: David Lee Lutrin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Rudolph "Rudy" Moise (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17; Congressman Frederica S. Wilson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17.

Illinois: House CD 12: Christopher Martin "Chris" Miller (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Marcus "Marc" Carey (Republican) - added; Walter Christian Schumm (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: Pete Hegseth (Republican) - added. House CD 3: John Howard, III (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Rob Witterschein (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: Gary M. Dunn (Democratic) - added; Gardenia M. Henley (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Sonya Holmes (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Everett Douglas "Doug" Yopp, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Elisabeth Motsinger (Democratic) - added; Guilford County Commissioner William A. "Billy" Yow (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Randolph Wilson "Randy" Crow (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Marcus W. Williams (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Thomas Waddell "Tom" Hill (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: former Wake County Commissioner Kenneth Michael "Kenn" Gardner (Republican) - added. Auditor: Greg Dority (Republican) - added; Auditor Beth A. Wood (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Steven W. "Steve" Troxler (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner George W. "Wayne" Goodwin (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Labor: Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry (Republican) - added as candidate; former Labor Commissioner John C. Brooks (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent June St. Clair Atkinson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 36: Daniel Whitton (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Dale Lehner (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (Constitution) - added.

TX Primary update; 25 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Texas Primaries

According to the Republican Party of Texas, the San Antonio three-judge panel has indicated that the April primary election will be postponed and the new primary date is likely to be 29 May 2012. The new district maps need to be in place sometime between early and mid-March in order for this to happen.

The Texas Republican State Convention is set for Thursday 7 June to Saturday 9 June 2012 in Fort Worth and the party plans to allocate the National Convention delegates proportionally according to the statewide primary vote. This leaves about a week and a half between the primary and delegate election-- it is unlikely that the vote could be certified in time. The party may need to de-couple the selection of National Convention delegates from the primary election.

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Candidate list

Colorado: House CD 6: Kathy Polhemus (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Craig S. Miller (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 15: Congressman Dennis Alan Ross (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12. House CD 17: Rudolph Moise (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Rachel Brown (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Joe Selvaggi (Republican) - added. House CD 9: former state Senator Robert A. "Rob" O'Leary (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 15: Craig Schley (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Dan Lamb (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Charlotte City Councilman Andy Dulin (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Brian Kelly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Daniel Kensinger, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Allen Mansfield (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Robert Allen Mansfield (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Tanya Elizabeth Bond (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Eric Maloney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Matt Matsunaga (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Travis Schooley (Republican) - added. House CD 10: John Moran (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Luzerne County Councilman Stephen A. Urban (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Robert "Rob" McCord (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor General: Devon Cade (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Tim Aalders (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Christopher V. "Chris" Hill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Deonia P. "Dee" Neveu (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (Part Two)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS
NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(Part Two)

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The traditional (or, as I sometimes put it [with tongue in cheek- though only partially so!], "public school") American History is that National Politics in the United States of America began with the Presidential (and, more or less, associated Congressional) Elections of 1796 into 1797.

(By the way, I am not at all trying to suggest that public schools necessarily distort History any more than might private schools [although sometimes they do: for example, New York State public schools are required to teach that the confederacy known as the 'Five (later Six) Nations' of the Iroquois directly influenced the adoption of a Federal system of governance under the United States Constitution of 1787, even though there is not a shred of credible historical evidence to back up such a claim....

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Miguel Olivas (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Jose "Joe" Penalosa (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 29: David Raymond Hernandez (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 28.

Florida: House CD 3: Clay County Clerk of Court James B. Jett (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6; state Senator Stephen M. "Steve" Oelrich (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 18: Martin County Sheriff Robert L. "Bob" Crowder (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Sean Maloney (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Mel Marin (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Charles Dumas (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: George Badey (Democratic) - added; Jim Schneller (Constitution) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: Ventura County Supervisor Steve Bennett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Controller: Controller John Chiang (Democratic) - Open Office; Betty Yee (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Jon Golnik (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: Trevor Thomas (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 3: Steven Wilson (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Weddington Mayor Daniel B. "Dan" Barry (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8; Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jennifer Roberts (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 2: Keith Edmond Mathis (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Rollin Wilson "Wilson" Stooksberry (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: John A. Lee (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Peyton Randolph Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Bruce Bowen Shuttleworth (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 7: Donovan "Don" Rivers (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: Kip Alan Smith (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jerome "Jerry" White (Socialist Equality) - added.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (Part One)
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS
NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(Part One)

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

As I noted in my Commentary of 9 February last, we have entered a brief period of relative quiescence in the race for the 2012 presidential nominations of America's two Major Parties (in particular, the [if only for the moment] more interesting one in the Republican Party [for- at this typing- there seems little, if any, doubt that President Barack Obama will be renominated for a second term by his own Party, the Democrats)] and this "lull"- as it were- in the often frenetic pace of a Presidential Election year gives me the opportunity to now address something I have brought up in a few of my Commentaries for this website going back to the Iowa caucuses ....

21 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: state Senator Paula Aboud (Democratic) - added. House CD 8 Special: state Senator Paula Aboud (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 47: E. Peter Mathews (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 37.

Florida: House CD 18: Jerry Lee Buechler (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16.

Georgia: House CD 7: Gary Neil Lightfoot (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Bill Shein (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Sean Biclat (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 6: Theodore Harold "Ted" Rights (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Sean Mack (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Walter Iwachiw (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 12: Michael R. "Mike" Owens (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Eric Martin (Republican) - added. House CD 10: John Moran (Democratic) - added; Phil Scollo (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Avery L. Ayers (Independent) - added.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Hardy County Commissioner James Michael "Mike" Teets (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Tracey Elaine Blair (Independent) - added; John Tazewell "Taz" Delaney (Independent) - added; Michael Dwayne Jenkins (Unaffiliated) - added; John A. Lee (Republican) - added; Michael Ross Tunick Strauss (Unaffiliated) - added.

2 changes to the candidate list and 11 Feb 2012 ME-R Municipal Caucus Recap
by Tony Roza

Changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8 Special: Martha McSally (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: Kenneth Wegner (Republican) - added.

11 Feb 2012 Maine Republican Municipal Caucus Recap

Since Sunday 29 January 2012, Maine Republican Municipal Caucuses have been authorized to be held in Minor Civil Divisions within the State. A non-binding Presidential straw poll was taken at these caucuses with the results made public on Saturday 11 February 2012.

Please note that there will be a few such Municipal Caucuses held after 11 February. These later caucuses include: 18 February: Hancock County-- Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Waltham, Sorrento, Sullivan, Winter Harbor, Fletcher's Landing, Aurora/Amherst, Eastbrook, Franklin, Mariaville, Osborn; 3 March: Hancock County-- Castine; 16 February: Kennebec County-- Rome.

No National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by these events. However, since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count the state's 21 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote. Romney 39% (8 delegates), Paul 36% (8 delegates), Santorum 18% (4 delegates), and Gingrich 6% (1 delegate). This is a very rough estimate which will change. National Convention delegates are first elected in May.

"... there are no national delegates 'won' or 'bound' to any Presidential candidate in our caucus process. At the caucuses, we elect state delegates, election clerks, and in some cases town officers. What we also do is ask those participating in the caucus, to take a poll on which Presidential candidate they prefer. This is an unofficial, non-binding poll, that just simply shows a 'snapshot', or takes the current 'pulse', of which Presidential candidate has the most support at the participating caucuses throughout the state ... Some caucuses decided to not participate in the Presidential poll, and will caucus after this announcement. Their results WILL NOT be factored into this announcement after the fact." - Maine Republican Party

Results from Maine Republican Party.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 107, Gingrich 42, Santorum 43, Paul 36.
Hard delegate count: Romney 73, Gingrich 29, Santorum 3, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

CPAC Strawpoll: Romney 38%, Santorum 31%, Gingrich 15%, Paul 12%
by Tony Roza

10 to 11 February 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC - The American Conservative Union) Strawpoll results. 3,408 attendees. First place - Mitt Romney: 38%, second place - Rick Santorum: 31%, third place - Newt Gingrich: 15%, forth place: Ron Paul: 12%.

Sat 11 Feb 2012: the results of straw polls taken at MAINE GOP Municipal Caucuses to be released
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Since Sunday 29 January 2012, Republican Municipal Caucuses have been authorized to be held in Minor Civil Divisions within the State of MAINE (although the State Republican Party has been encouraging each such Civil Division to hold its caucuses between 4 and 11 February); a non-binding Presidential straw poll is being taken at these caucuses. The result of these straw polls is to be made public on Saturday 11 February 2012 beginning at around 5:30 to 6:45 PM Eastern Time (2230 to 2345 GMT).

Please note that there will be a few such Municipal Caucuses held after 11 February and, therefore, these will not be included in the straw poll result being announced. These later caucuses include the following:

  • Hancock County-- Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Waltham, Sorrento, Sullivan, Winter Harbor, Fletcher's Landing, Aurora/Amherst, Eastbrook, Franklin, Mariaville, Osborn: 18 February
  • Hancock County-- Castine: 3 March
  • Kennebec County-- Rome: 16 February

48 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: Senate Class 1: Nachum Shifren (Republican) - added. House CD 37: E. Peter Mathews (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: Congressman Clifford Bundy "Cliff" Stearns (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 6: state Represenative Fredrick W. "Fred" Costello (Republican) - added; Craig S. Miller (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7. House CD 10: John Vitali (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Thomas E. Scherer (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 22: Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 3: former Lamar County Commissioner Kent Kingsley (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Thomas Lenfert (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Hamilton County Commissioner Jim Wallace (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Mark J. Leyva (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joel Jeffrey Phelps (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic; Dave Wenger (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Mitch Feikes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dan Morrison (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Kevin R. Boyd (Democratic) - added; Stephen G. Hope (Democratic) - added; Justin Kuhnle (Democratic) - added; John Forrest Roberson (Democratic) - added; Tommy A. Schrader (Democratic) - added; David Sowards (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Jason Anderson (Republican) - added; Matthew Mount (Republican) - added; William "Bill" Salin (Republican) - added; Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Susan Hall Heitzman (Democratic) - added; George T. Holland (Democratic) - added; County Council President Nathan S. "Nate" LaMar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Andrew Phipps (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joe Sizemore (Republican) - added; Joseph S. "Joe" Van Wye, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Bob "Citizen" Kern (Democratic) - added; Carlos A. May (Republican) - added; Catherine "Cat" Ping (Republican) - added; Pierre Quincy Pullins (Democratic) - added; Lawrence B. "Larry" Shouse (Republican) - added; Woodrow Wilcox (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Thomas Barnett (Democratic) - added; William Bryk (Democratic) - added; former Vincennes City Councilman Garry Lee Hall (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: John Griffin Miller (Democratic) - added; John W. Tilford (Democratic) - added; Shelli Yoder (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: University of Nebraska Regent Chuck Hassebrook (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Auditor: Wake County School Board Member Debra Goldman (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Patricia Inez Sandifer (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: Ron Barber (Democratic) - added; state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for the House CD 8 Special Election. House CD 8 Special: Ron Barber (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 47: Alamitos City Councilman Troy D. Edgar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 2: former state Senator Al Lawson (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Bill Cimbrelo (Independent) - added.

Michigan: House CD 12: Dan Marcin (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Ken Del Vecchio (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: Sean Mack (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: Senate Class 1: Nancy Travis (Republican) - added. Attorney General: former Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Commentary: END OF ACT I ... but where are we while the unseen scenery is being changed?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
END OF ACT I
The curtain has come down, but where are we
now while the unseen scenery is being changed?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

With the three delegate selection events, on the Republican side of things, held this past Tuesday (7 February) now behind us, the first Act of the quadrennial drama that is an American Presidential Election cycle is now over.

We have now already entered a three-week period of relative quiescence: not really a hiatus, mind you (for there are still, albethey [admittedly] relatively minor, delegate selection events going on in the meantime: Wyoming begins holding a County-by-County sequence of caucuses and Maine continues to hold a sequence of its Municipal Caucuses [the results from the earlier of these being released this coming weekend]) but there are no big events- no 'Tuesday Night Fights'!- to grip the mind of the observer of the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process until Tuesday 28 February, when Arizona and Michigan hold Presidential Primaries and we are, by then, but a mere week away from the first 'Super Tuesday' come 6 March.

39 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Fletcher G. Fuller, Jr. (Write-in [No Affiliation]) - previously listed as No Affiliation.

Arizona: House CD 7: Christopher Legrande "Chris" Scileppi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 1: former state Senator Sam Aanestad (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic; state Senator Doug LaMalfa (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2. House CD 22: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21. House CD 24: Matt Boutté (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Don Browning (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Sandra "Sandy" Adams (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 24. House CD 16: Jerry Lee Buechler (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Patrick Erin Murphy (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 21: Eddie Gonzalez (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Allan Levene (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Darren Brinksneader (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Burrel Charles Farnsley (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: William R. "Bill" Adkins (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Michael Ackerman (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 1: Chris Edwards (Republican) - added; state Senator Ruben J. Kihuen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 9: Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: New York City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Leslie Danks Burke (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Congressman Suellen "Sue" Myrick (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring; Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Pendergraph (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Hayden Rogers (Democratic) - added.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats at the time of the 2012 General Election

Ohio: Senate Class 1: John Fockler (Write-in [Libertarian]) - added; Anita Ríos (Write-in [Green]) - added. House CD 3: Jeff Brown (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Darius Mitchell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Dawnetta N. "Dawn" Howard (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Michael Gardner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Marie Jefferson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: Ralph Applegate (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Charlotte Bergmann (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Jacqueline Smith (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Keith Mathis (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Bonnie Girard (Republican) - added.

Washington: Attorney General: Stephen Pidgeon (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Hari Trivedi (Independent) - added; state Senator Kathleen Vinehout (Democratic) - added.

7 February 2012 CO-R, MN-D, MN-R, MO-D, MO-R primary and caucus recap
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

GOP Soft delegate count: Romney 99, Gingrich 41, Santorum 39, Paul 28.
Hard delegate count: Romney 73, Gingrich 29, Santorum 3, Paul 8, Huntsman 2.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 460.
Hard delegate count: Obama 333.

COLORADO Republican Precinct Caucuses: No National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by this event. However, since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count the state's 33 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote. Santorum 40% (13 delegates), Romney 35% (12 delegates), Gingrich 13% (4 delegates), Paul 12% (4 delegates). This is a very rough estimate and will change. Results from Colorado Republican Party, CNN, Google.

MINNESOTA Democratic 'First Level' Caucuses: No National Convention delegates are, technically, being pledged to presidential candidates at this time but- per the delegate selection plan being used herein- the "binding ballot taken at the precinct caucuses" is "affirmed" by those later Organizing Unit Conventions. President Obama received 98.50% of the vote. Since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count all of the state's 91 pledged delegates to Obama. Returns from an official source.

MINNESOTA Republican Precinct Caucuses: Non-bind straw poll. No National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by this event. However, since this is the start of the state's process, we will soft count the state's 37 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the popular vote. This is a very rough estimate and will change. Santorum 45% (17 delegates), Paul 27% (10 delegates), Romney 17% (6 delegates), Gingrich 11% (4 delegates). Returns from an official source. Results from Google, FoxNews.

MISSOURI Democratic Presidential Primary: 89 of 102 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Missouri Presidential Primary. President Obama received 87% of the vote and uncommitted 7%. All 89 delegates are both hard and soft counted for Obama. Returns from an official source.

MISSOURI Republican Presidential Primary: This is a non-binding Primary that has no direct effect on the distribution of bound Republican National Convention delegates among the presidential contenders. Santorum 55%, Romney: 25%, Paul: 12%, uncommitted: 4%. The state's delegate selection process begins on Saturday 17 March 2012 with County Caucuses. Returns from an official source.

2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance
Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

Tue 7 Feb 2012... Caucuses in Colorado (GOP only) and Minnesota... Presidential Primaries in Missouri
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

COLORADO Republican Precinct Caucuses: Caucuses meet in each precinct to choose delegates to the County Assemblies and District Conventions: no National Convention delegates are bound to presidential contenders by this event.

Colorado results from CNN, Google.

MINNESOTA Democratic 'First Level' Caucuses: Precinct caucuses elect delegates to the Organizing Unit Conventions and a presidential preference ballot is taken. No National Convention delegates are, technically, being pledged to presidential candidates at this time but- per the delegate selection plan being used herein- the "binding ballot taken at the precinct caucuses" is "affirmed" by those later Organizing Unit Conventions.

MINNESOTA Republican Precinct Caucuses: Precinct caucuses meet to choose the precinct's delegates to the BPOU [="Basic Political Organization Unit" (the next higher tier: County, State Senate District or State House District)] Convention. There will also be a non-binding straw poll re: presidential preference held in coordination with these Precinct Caucuses but it is the later Congressional District and State Conventions that will actually elect Republican National Convention delegates.

Minnesota Republican results from Google, FoxNews.

MISSOURI Democratic Presidential Primary: Participation in this Primary is open to all voters who are current members of the Missouri Democratic Party.

MISSOURI Republican Presidential Primary: This is a non-binding Primary that has no direct effect on the distribution of bound Republican National Convention delegates among the presidential contenders.

polling hours in MISSOURI are 6 AM to 7 PM local time

Missouri returns from an official source.

10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Fletcher G. Fuller, Jr. (No Affiliation) - added.

Arizona: House CD 6: Congressman Ben Quayle (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 8: Ron Barber (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 45: Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 48. House CD 48: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 46.

Florida: House CD 20: Gineen Bresso (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: former state Senator Jackie Cilley (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 21: Duval Candace (Democratic) - added. House CD 35: Arthur John Yoggerst, II (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Terrence Wayne "Terry" Modglin (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Nevada Republicans certify Saturday 4 February 2012 Precinct Caucus Vote
by Tony Roza

The Nevada GOP has issued a Press Release: NVGOP Caucus Results Certified. Proportionally allocating the 28 bound delegates by the statewide vote (and rounding to the nearest whole number) results in s Romney 14, Gingrich 6, Paul 5, and Santorum 3 delegates. Our Nevada Republican Precinct caucus page is here.

The press release by the Nevada Republican Party does not mention the number of delegates won by each candidate nor does it mention the "NO VOTE" line item present in the https://twitter.com/nvgop feed. We will contact the NV GOP for clarification to insure that we are rounding correctly. [7:49p PST update: our rounding is correct.]

Update: NV-R Caucuses now showing 89% of the precincts reporting
by Tony Roza

The delegate allocation estimate for the Saturday 4 February 2012 Nevada Republican Precinct caucuses is Romney 13, Gingrich 5, Paul 4, and Santorum 2 delegates. 4 delegates have yet to be determined.

Here are some articles detailing the reasons for the reporting delays...
Nevada GOP dealing with trouble box of questionable ballots - Las Vegas Sun.
Nevada caucuses: State GOP rolls snake eyes - Politico.com.
Move Over, Iowa, Nevada Has A Caucus Problem Too - NPR.

26 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Douglas Craig "Doug" McKee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Douglas Craig "Doug" McKee (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Adam Hansen (Republican) - removed; state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz (Democratic) - added; Nomiki Konst (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Rogelio T. Gloria (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Larry Fritzlan (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: David Lawrence Miller (Republican) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 39: Hacienda La Puente School Board Member Jay Chen (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: Eric A. Weissmann (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Secretary of State: On 4 February 2012, Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White (Republican), who was first elected in 2010, was convicted of registering and voting at an address which was not his residence. Governor Mitchell E. "Mitch" Daniels, Jr. (Republican) has named Jerry Bonnet (Republican) as interim Secretary of State.

Maine: House CD 2: Blaine Richardson (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Nathan Shinagawa (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: George Schroeck (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Kevin Downs (Republican) - added; Mark Swomley (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Nathan I. "Nate" Kleinman (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Janis C. Brooks (Democratic) - added; Hans F. Lessmann (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Mary Taylor-Shelby Wright (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Mary Taylor-Shelby Wright (Independent) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9.

Utah: House CD 2: Jeramey McElhaney (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: James Dixon "Jim" Phillips (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Harry Mitchell Markopolos (Unaffiliated) - added; James Allen Miller (Democratic) - added.

Saturday 4 February 2012-- NEVADA Republican Precinct CAUCUSES
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Republican Party Precinct Caucuses in Nevada meet and each such Precinct Caucus casts votes for presidential candidates while, at the same time, choosing the precinct's delegates to the County Convention.

Most caucuses run from Noon to 3 PM local time (2000 to 2300 GMT) but at least one caucus in Clark County (home to possibly half of all Republicans expected to participate) will not begin until 7 PM local time (0300 GMT, Sunday). Only already registered Republicans in Nevada are eligible to participate in these caucuses.

The Nevada Republican Party plans to announce the first set of results at around 5 PM PST (0100 GMT, Sunday). The second set is expected around 10?? PM PST (0600 GMT, Sunday). Unlike what is more usually the case with a State utilizing the so-called 'Caucus/Convention system', the cumulative result of the voting for presidential candidates at these lowest-tier caucuses actually determines just how many National Convention delegates are bound to each such contender for the nomination.

Results from the Nevada GOP caucus webpage
Results from http://www.nvgopcaucus.com/results
Results from https://twitter.com/nvgop
Results from CNN
Results from Google
Results from Politico
Results from CBS News

29 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Sheila Bilyeu (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Adam Hansen (Republican) - added. House CD 8 Special: John David Lervold (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Wendy Rogers (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Gaylon Kent (Independent) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Dan Stojadinovic (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Walter Sutton (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Shannon Richard Harvilla (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: former Winter Park City Commissioner Karen Diebel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 6: Tim Ritter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Aloys Rutagwibira (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Kane County Clerk John Andrew "Jack" Cunningham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Diane M. Harris (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Teri Davis Newman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Darrel Miller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: House CD 4: Tara E. Nelson (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Ray Bly (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7.

Nevada: House CD 1: Mike Rodrigues (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Mark D. Quick (Reform) - added. House CD 9: Blase Billack (Republican) - added; Shmuley Boteach (Republican) - added; Bruce Wrede (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 3: Jeff Byrd (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Linda Coleman (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 3: Tim Murray (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Scottie Mayfield (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 10: Eddie Traylor (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Matthew Lydick (Republican) - added.

Commentary: AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE's GONE ... The Sunshine State takes away Newt Gingrich's momentum... but---
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
AIN'T NO SUNSHINE WHEN SHE's GONE
The Sunshine State takes away
Newt Gingrich's momentum... but---

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is once again- as he had been three weeks before coming out of New Hampshire- the "front-runner" for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The "bump in the road" (although it was more like a deep "pothole") Romney encountered in South Carolina now seems no more than that-- at least for now ...

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 14: Carol Brouillet (Green) - added. House CD 35: Anthony Vieyra (Green) - added. House CD 36: Marcy Winograd (Green) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Colia Clark (Green) - added. House CD 5: Evergreen Chou (Green) - added. House CD 7: Anthony Gronowicz (Green) - added. House CD 13: Hank Bardel (Green) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: former Congressman Bobby R. "Bob" Etheridge (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Congressman Joseph Heath "Heath" Shuler (Democratic) - Open Seat - not running for re-election.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats at the time of the 2012 General Election

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Timothy Raymond "Tim" Burns (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Jason Aaron Gibson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 32: David Lawrence Miller (Independent) - added. House CD 38: state Senator Ronald S. "Ron" Calderon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Senate Class 1: John James Michael Tierney (Democratic) - added [corrected 1 March 2012].

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Matias Temperley (Republican) - correction - running in CD 8.

Mississippi: Senate Class 1: Shawn O'Hara (Reform) - added. House CD 1: Jim R. Bourland (Constitution) - added; Chris Potts (Reform) - added. House CD 2: Lajena Williams (Reform) - added. House CD 3: John "Luke" Pannell (Reform) - added. House CD 4: Robert W. "Bob" Claunch (Reform) - added; Joshua Larose (Democratic) - removed.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Greg Pason (Socialist Party USA) - added.

North Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Dale R. Folwell (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1 Special: former state Senator Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic, Independent Party of Oregon) - elected. House CD 1: Steven Cody Reynolds (Progressive) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: former Congressman Christopher Paul "Chris" Carney (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: Governor: state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

2012 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update
by Tony Roza

The Democratic Convention has now a total of 5,555 delegates votes with 2,778 needed to nominate.

  • Arizona changed: -1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 79 delegate votes. Change due to the 25 January 2012 resignation of Congressman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords in U.S. House District 8.
  • Oregon changed: +1 unpledged PLEO delegate. Total: 84 delegate votes. Change due to the 31 January 2012 election of Suzanne Bonamici in U.S. House District 1.
Recap Tue 31 Jan 2012 FL-R Presidential Primary
by Tony Roza

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Florida Republican Primary: Romney: 46%, 50 bound delegates; Gingrich: 32%; Santorum: 13%.
2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance
Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary

27 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 4: Mikel Weisser (Democratic) - added. House CD 8 Special: state Senator Frank Ronald Antenori (Republican) - added; state Representative Matt Heinz (Democratic) - added; Jesse Kelly (Republican) - added; Dave Sitton (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 27: Congressman Judy Chu (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 32. House CD 29: Angeles City Councilman Tony Cárdenas (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Congressman Henry A. Waxman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 30. House CD 40: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 34.

Florida: Senate Class 1: former state Representative Adam Hasner (Republican) - switching to U.S. House CD 22. House CD 17: Congressman Thomas Joseph "Tom" Rooney (American) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 18: Congressman Allen Bernard West (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 22: former state Representative Adam Hasner (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Congressman Danny L. "Dan" Burton (Republican) - retiring - Open Seat.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats at the time of the 2012 General Election

Kentucky: House CD 1: Charles Kendall Hatchett (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Alecia Webb-Edgington (Republican) - removed; Tom Wurtz (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Patrick J. Kelly, II (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 8: Matt Temperley (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Julian Schriebman (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Donald Hassig (Green) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1: Congressman Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic) - Elected in a Special Election with 55% of the vote. House CD 1 Special: Write-in (Write-in) - added.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 192 Democrats, 242 Republicans, and 1 vacant seat (AZ CD 8).

South Carolina: House CD 7: Gary Montgomery Stephens (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Mary Margaret Hendrick (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Mary Taylor Shelby Wright (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

Utah: House CD 3: Richard Clark (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 31 January 2012-- FLORIDA Presidential Primaries: polls open 7 AM and close 7 PM local time
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

FLORIDA is divided between the Eastern and Central Time Zones: thus the polls in the Central Time zone portions of the State (the western part of the so-called 'Panhandle') open and close one hour in real time (that is: relative to Greenwich Mean Time/Universal Coordinated Time [GMT/UTC]) later than those in the Eastern Time Zone (that is: in most of the State).

The Republican Presidential Primary is 'Winner-Take-All': the winner of the statewide popular vote in this Primary will receive the pledges of all National Convention delegates from the State (50 all told-- as FLORIDA has lost half of its originally allocated delegates, by Party rule, because its Presidential Primary has been scheduled in violation of the schedule preferred by the Party itself).

The Democratic Presidential Primary is Advisory: the results of the popular vote in this Primary are non-binding-- that is: they have no direct impact upon the pledges of National Convention delegates. (FLORIDA Democratic National Convention delegates will be chosen/pledged through a Caucus/Convention procedure beginning with County Caucuses on Saturday 5 May 2012).

Returns from an official source.

Results (REPUBLICAN only) from a media source.
Results from AP.
Results from CNN.
Results from Google.
Results from Politico.

Tuesday 31 January 2012: SPECIAL ELECTION for U.S. House of Representatives-- 1st Congressional District [2000 Census]
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This Special Election in OREGON is being held to fill the vacancy in the United States House of Representatives created by the resignation of Congressman David Wu [Democrat] on 3 August 2011; it encompasses the State's 1st Congressional District as delineated as a result of the Apportionment following the 2000 Census (not the same numbered Congressional District as it might now result from the Apportionment following the 2010 Census).

OREGON votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time of the day scheduled for the election.

Returns from an official source. Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic; Independent Party of Oregon) won receiving 55% of the vote.

29 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: David Crowe (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Anthony Gene Prowell (Green) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 3: David Crowe (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Andrei Cherny (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: David Alex Levitt (Democratic) - added. House CD 37: David Cochrane Crowley, II (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Bill Gaylor (No Party Affiliation) - added; Craig S. Miller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Craig S. Miller (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Darren L. Ayres (Republican) - added; Jessica Ehrlich (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: Nelson Betancourt (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Alecia Webb-Edgington (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 7: Karla Romero (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 9: Peter A. White (Unaffiliated) - added.

Missouri: Secretary of State: Ryan Dillon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Montana: Governor: state Senator Jeff Essmann (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Shelley Adler (Democratic) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Lumies Joseph Huff (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: David W. Dodt, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Warren Bruce Taylor (Independent) - added.

Oregon: House CD 1 Special: Pavel Goberman (No Party Affiliation [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: Luzerne County Councilman Stephen A. Urban (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: Greg Anders (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former Issaquah School Board President Larry Ishmael (Independent) - previously listed as Republican; James H. L. Watkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Rick Ray "Rick" Snuffer (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Sarah Thorndike "Sally" Shepherd (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: state Senator Frank G. Lasee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

25 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 47: Jayendra Arvindlal "Jay" Shah (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 46.

Kentucky: House CD 1: James Buckmaster (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Greg Frank (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Diane Sare (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: state Representative Bill Faison (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Clem Munno (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Aryanna Strader (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Mary Taylor Shelby Wright (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia (Tuesday 8 May 2012 primary filing has closed): Senate Class 1: former Gilmer County Schools Superintendent John D. Bennett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; K. Scott "Cody" Regan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Arnold "Arnie" Moltis (Democratic) - added; Joseph Oliverio (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Scott "Cody" Regan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: former Congressman Alan Bowlby Mollohan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Daniel Scott Swisher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Michael Gary Davis (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Darrell Vivian McGraw, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate; Patrick James Morrisey (Republican) - added. Treasurer: state Senator William M. "Mike" Hall (Republican) - added; Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue (Democratic) - added as candidate; Curtis Robinson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Wayne Casto (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John "OB" Oblinger (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 2: state Senator Doug LaMalfa (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1.

Indiana: House CD 2: Andrew Ulysses Dwight. Straw (Green) - previously listed as Democratic.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Jim Allen (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: A.J. Daoud (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: John Featherman (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Laureen A. Cummings (Republican) - added. Attorney General: David "Dave" Freed (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Washington County Commissioner Diana Irey Vaughn (Republican) - added. Auditor General: Ann Duke (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative John A. Maher (Republican) - added; Frank Pinto (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jacob Baker (Unaffiliated) - added; James J. Carroll (Democratic) - added; Joseph Felix Leonaitis (Independent) - added; Kenneth Keith Litzinger (Democratic) - added; Sarah Rebecca Rockefeller (Democratic) - added; Paul Scalletta (Republican) - added.

South Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary/Precinct Reorganization
by Tony Roza

The South Carolina Democratic Party's delegate selection process begins at 10:00 am on 28 January 2012 with a Presidential Primary/Precinct Reorganization meeting. Alternately, the event may be held at 10:00 am on 3 March per the preferences of each county's Chairman. Only President Barack Obama filed as a candidate so there is no need for a primary. Accordingly, we have designated the state's 56 (37 district, 12 at-large, and 7 Pledged PLEOs) for President Barack Hussein Obama.

AZ Gov calls Special 17 Apr Primary, 12 June General to fill former Rep Giffords (D) vacant seat
by Tony Roza

On 27 January 2012, Arizona Governor Janice K. "Jan" Brewer called a Special U.S. House CD 8 Primary for Tuesday 17 April 2012 and a Special Election for Tuesday 12 June 2012 to fill the Seat vacated by the 25 January 2012 resignation of Congressman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (Democratic). Congressman Giffords was first elected in 2006. The Congressman is recovering from a gunshot wound received at an 8 January 2011 constituent meeting at a grocery store in Tuscon.

NY Statewide Primary rescheduled
by Tony Roza

On 27 January 2012, U.S. District Court Judge Gary L. Sharpe ruled that the New York 2012 primaries for U.S. House and U.S Senate races will be held on the 4th Tuesday in June, beginning on 26 June 2012. The primary was previously scheduled for 11 September. The MOVE act requires 45 days between the Primary and the General Election for overseas ballots to be sent and returned. [Case 1:10-cv-01214-GLS-RFT]

19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 12: John Dennis (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 27: Mark Anthony Oxner (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Kenneth S. Stepp (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Curtis Kenimer (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Attorney General: Edward R. "Ed" Martin, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2.

North Carolina: Governor: Governor Beverly Eaves "Bev" Perdue (Democratic) - Open Chair - not running for re-election; Lieutenant Governor Walter H. Dalton (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Walter H. Dalton (Democratic) - Open Chair. House CD 4: Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (Democratic) - no longer a candidat - retiring. House CD 13: Congressman Ralph Bradley "Brad" Miller (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring. Attorney General: Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Janet Cowell (Democratic) - added as candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Wake County School Board Member John Tedesco (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Dugald Brown (Democratic) - added; William McCann (Democratic) - added; Howard Swint (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: state Delegate Brian Savilla (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Steve Connolly (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Roseanne Barr (Green) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: former state Senator Jonathan Paton (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (Democratic) - Resigned.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: former state Senator Robert A. O'Leary (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Congressman Michele M. Bachmann (Republican) - On 25 January she announced her intentions to seek a 4th term in the U.S. House. She suspended her Presidential campaign on 4 January 2012, the day after the Iowa Caucuses.

Nevada: House CD 1: Brian Landsberger (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Attorney General: former prosecutor Dan McCaffery (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 7: former Horry County Councilman Chad Prosser (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Elizabeth Uelmen (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Rich Cowan (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Stephan Andrew Brodhead (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: Sheirl Fletcher (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: state Senator Walt Dolph Helmick (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 8 Special: (Democratic) - Incumbent added.

California: Senate Class 1: Al Ramirez (Republican) - added. House CD 1: former state Senator Sam Aanestad (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: John Hernandez (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: Robert Gregory Canfield (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Richard "Rich" Evans (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Jim Israel (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Harry Mitchell Markopolos (Unaffiliated) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: former state Representative Mary Waters (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Secretary of State: Chowan County Commissioner Edward C. "Eddy" Goodwin (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 1: John Olson (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Harry Perkinson (Democratic) - added; York County Commissioner Christopher B. "Chris" Reilly (Republican) - added; Sean Summers (Republican) - added. House CD 12: state Representative Mike Turzai (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Charles R. Heisinger, Jr. (Constitution) - added; Scott Allen Meek Stephens (Independent) - added.

Commentary: UH WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Republican presidential nomination now officially a mess
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
UH... WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
The Republican presidential nomination
race is now officially a "mess"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

A week ago, as of this typing, it all looked so simple.

Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman had already dropped out of the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination (which was not altogether unexpected: I myself thought that, having put all his proverbial "eggs in one basket" entitled New Hampshire Presidential Primary, he had to win the Granite State canvass merely to stay in-- he did not and I was rather surprised that he was going to fight on. That he was out less than a week later was only a postponing of the inevitable, really);

32 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Warren H. Stewart, Sr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Anthony Gene Prowell (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Arkansas: House CD 2: former state Representative Jay Martin (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 18: William Randle Parks (Democratic) - added. House CD 38: Benjamin Campos (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 5: Douglas Kevin Bergeron (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: William "Bill" Smalley (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Bob Black (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Bruce Ray Riggs (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 8: Leonard M. Church (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 16: Joe Arnold (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Carl Mathiesen (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Julius Anthony Melendez (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 9: Susanne Atanus (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Boston City Councilor Michael P. "Mike" Ross (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: William John "Bill" Hudak, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Dennis Teske (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Jason Ward (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 3: former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry Montoya (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Ken Lee (Democratic) - added; Matt Matsunaga (Democratic) - added; state Representative Scott Perry (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Washington County Commissioner Lawrence O. "Larry" Maggi (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 4: Cheaspeake City Councilwoman Ella P. Ward (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Avery Ayers (Independent) - added; Thomas D. "Tom" Kimber (Republican) - added; Laurence J. Kotlikoff (Unenrolled) - added; Kyla Jolean McCoy (Independent) - added; Gregory Nabel (Independent) - added; Jennifer Lee Ann Ney (Democratic) - added; Damian Stone (Democratic) - added; Dean Lawrence Tucker (Libertarian) - added.

U.S. Senator Kirk [R-Illinois] recovering from an apparent stroke
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

We at The Green Papers wish to extend our best wishes and sincerest hope for a speedy and healthful recovery for United States Senator Mark Kirk [Republican-ILLINOIS] who suffered an apparent stroke over this past weekend and has, today (Monday 23 January 2012), undergone surgical treatment at Northwestern Regional Medical Center.

Senator Kirk was elected to the Senate in both a Special Election (to fill out the final two months of the term in the Class 3 seat vacated by Barack Obama when Mr. Obama was elected President of the United States in 2008) and the General Election (held at the same time [November 2010] for the full six-year term in that same seat); Kirk had previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives.

23 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: Adam Hansen (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8; Monty Nafoosi (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8. House CD 8: Congressman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (Democratic) - Open Seat:

On 22 January 2012, Congressman Giffords announced that she will resign from Congress. "I will return, and we will work together for Arizona and this great country." Once she officially resigns, the Governor of Arizona will call a special primary (80 to 90 days after the occurrence of the vacancy-- circa April) and a special general election (50 to 60 days after the primary-- circa June) [Arizona Revised Statutes 16-222].

California: House CD 15: Rohit "Ro" Khanna (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12. House CD 28: Jonathan Kalbfeld (Democratic) - added. House CD 42: Eva Johnson (Republican) - added. House CD 52: Robert Anthony "Bobby" "Bob" Nascenzi (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: House CD 5: Robert Blaha (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Richard Wieland (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Clay County Clerk of Court James B. Jett (Republican) - added; state Senator Steve Oelrich (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Byron Donalds (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: John House (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Tim Frye (Independent) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 2: David Lynn Williams (Democratic) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Ben Pollard (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 13: Thamar Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: John D. Vernon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: state Representative Mike Turzai (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Melissa Haluszczak (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Matt Cartwright (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 11: John Ulstrom (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Keith Russell Judd (Democratic) - added.

UPDATE: South Carolina Republican Primary returns not being reported by Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

We have it on good authority that- this evening- the vote from the SOUTH CAROLINA Republican Primary is not being displayed by Congressional District by the South Carolina Election Commission because the District boundaries are still not set due to court challenges over Reapportionment after the 2010 Census (a reminder: the presidential candidate with the most votes in each Congressional District in South Carolina is to be pledged 2 National Convention delegates [while the Statewide winner in South Carolina gets the pledges of 11 National Convention delegates in addition to any Congressional District delegates he might also win])

This is being noted in order to remind interested persons that any report of delegates per candidate per Congressional District in South Carolina you might see in various sources right now may well be subject to future change; and this may also prove to also be an issue in States holding primaries and/or caucuses later on!

We estimate that Gingrich won 44 of South Carolina's 46 counties with Charleston and Richland going to Romney. CD 1 is dominated by Charleston so Romney will have won CD 1 and Gingrich CDs 2 through 7. That gives Romney 1 × 2 = 2 delegates and Gingrich 6 × 2 = 12. Gingrich received the most votes statewide (40%) giving him the 11 statewide delegates. All in all, a split of Gingrich 23, Romney 2. More when the smoke clears.
Sat 21 Jan 2012 NV-D Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucus Results
by Tony Roza

The Nevada Democratic Party held their Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses today. There were about 12,000 attendees at 118 caucus locations covering 1,553 precincts.

98.3% of delegates elected to the 14 April County Conventions and 9-10 June State Convention supported President Obama.

"I am excited that over 12,000 enthusiastic volunteers said 'I'm in' for President Obama today..." --Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange.

Accordingly, we have assigned all 36 of Nevada's pledged delegates to President Obama in the soft count (our estimate). All delegates remain available in the hard count since no National Convention delegates were actually pledged.

Reference Nevada Democratic Party: More Than 12,000 Nevada Volunteers Say I'm In for President Obama During 2012 Democratic Caucuses.

Sat 21 Jan 2012-- SC Rep Presidential Primary and NV Dem Non-binding Caucuses
by Tony Roza

As regards the South Carolina Republican Winner-Take-Most Presidential Primary:

  • Polling hours are 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 7:00p EST (0000 UTC).
  • 14 district delegates are allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of the state's 7 congressional districts: each congressional district is assigned 2 National Convention delegates and the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in that district receives that district's National Convention delegates.
  • 11 at-large delegates are allocated to the presidential contender receiving the greatest number of votes in the primary statewide.

South Carolina has been sanctioned- losing approximately half of its original delegate allocation- for holding its Primary too early re: Party rules.

Returns from the South Carolina State Election Commission.
Results from Google Elections.
Results from AP.
Results from CNN.
Results from Politico.

As regards the Nevada Democratic Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses:

  • Voting begins at 12:00 noon PST.
  • Each Precinct Caucus chooses delegates to the Saturday 14 April 2012 County Conventions.
  • A non-binding Presidential Preference Poll is conducted during the caucuses.
2012 Presidential Popular vote updates for NH-D, NH-R, IA-R
by Tony Roza

We have updated our popular vote totals for the New Hampshire Democrats and New Hampshire Republicans according to the unofficial results from the Tuesday 10 January 2012 Presidential as published by the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

The Iowa Republican Party has released their certified Tuesday 3 January 2012 Precinct Caucus vote. 1,766 out of 1,774 Precincts supplied certified vote totals. The tally shows that Richard J. "Rick" Santorum received 34 more votes than Willard "Mitt" Romney.

Texas Gov Perry suspends Presidential Campaign / endorses Newt Gingrich
by Tony Roza

19 January 2012: Texas Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry stated "... today I am suspending my campaign and endorsing Newt Gingrich for president."

Governor Perry declared his candidacy in Charleston, South Carolina on 13 August 2011.

Accordingly, we have moved the 3 "soft pledged" delegates we assigned to Governor Perry in Iowa back to "(available)". Since no National Convention delegates have actually been elected in Iowa, the "hard count" remains unchanged at all 28 "(available)".

35 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 13: Congressman Barbara Lee (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9. House CD 26: state Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 28: Congressman Adam B. Schiff (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 29.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Matthew John"EdWood" Oakes (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: Brian Owens (Republican) - added.

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

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Christopher Sheldon (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: state Senator Michael W. "Mike" Kowall (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: House CD 4: County Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Hensley (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Michael Ham (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Mark Murphy (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Michael Shaffer (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 5: Karen Bowerman (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Missa Eaton (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Wayne Huffman (Libertarian) - added; Scott Jameson (Libertarian) - added; Jon Roland (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Bob Smither (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: Richard "Chip" Peterson (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18. House CD 33: Al Lee (Republican) - Pending. Railroad Commissioner 2: Vivekananda Wall (Libertarian) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Dale Ash (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 3: Dean Longo (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates (3 January 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Write-ins): Patrick Joseph "Pat" Buchanan (Republican) - added; former N.Y. City Mayor Rudolph William Giuliani (Republican) - added; former Governor Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (Republican) - added; Ben Lange (Republican) - added; Senator John Sidney McCain, III (Republican) - added; Ralph Nader (Independent) - added; former Governor Sarah H. Palin (Republican) - added; former Governor Robert Dolph Ray (Republican) - added; Condoleezza Rice (Republican) - added; Congressman Paul D. Ryan (Republican) - added; Donald John Trump, Sr. (Republican) - added; Governor Scott Walker (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: state Senator Tony Strickland (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 5: Nancy Wade (Green) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Michael Bryant "Mike" Koffenberger (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19; Eric Maloney (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19; Theadore "Ted" Waga, III (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19.

Wisconsin: Governor: state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen (Democratic) - added; former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Scott T. Keller (Libertarian) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation.

27 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 5: Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 24: Christopher "Chris" Mitchum (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23; Thomas C. "Tom" Watson (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23.

Colorado: House CD 1: Gary Swing (Green) - added.

Illinois: House CD 4: Hector L. Concepcion (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jorge Zavala (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Mississippi: Senate Class 1: Tom Cramer (Independent) - added; Albert N. Gore, Jr. (Democratic) - added; E. Allen Hathcock (Republican) - added; Robert Maloney (Republican) - added; Will Oatis (Democratic) - added; Roger Weiner (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Danny Bedwell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Bill Marcy (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Robert Allen (Republican) - added; Crystal Biggs (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Cindy Burleson (Republican) - added; Michael Herrington (Democratic) - added; Joshua LaRose (Democratic) - added; Ron Vincent (Republican) - added; Jason Vitosky (Democratic) - added; Ron Williams (Libertarian) - added.

Montana: Secretary of State: Drew Turiano (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 19: Tuxedo Park Mayor Thomas "Tom" Wilson (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 19: Congressman Todd R. Platts (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Loy A. "Arlan" Brunson (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: Andrew Ifits Hughes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Idaho and Louisiana Republican National Convention Delegate Selection Process Updates
by Tony Roza

The Idaho Republican Party approved a change to their delegate selection process during the weekend of 7-8 January 2012. Instead of a 60% threshold to achieve a winner take all (for the county's share of National Delegates) at the Tuesday 6 March 2012 County Caucuses, the threshold is now "greater than 50%".

On 16 January 2012, the Louisiana Republican Party announced that their District Caucuses would be held on Saturday 28 April 2012. These caucuses choose delegates to the Saturday 2 June State Convention. The caucus participants will alone determine if presidential preference is to be a factor in such choice and, if so, how it is to be applied.

53 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 2: Therese Ford (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Lee County Commissioner John Andrew Harris (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: state Representative Daniel H. Boman (Democratic) - added; Rick Neighbors (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Jason Edward Anderson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Scott Beason (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Spencer T. Bachus (Republican) - added as candidate; Penny Huggins Bailey (Democratic) - added; Justin Barkley (Republican) - added; William Barnes (Democratic) - added; Al Mickle (Republican) - added; Stan Pate (Republican) - added; Blount County Probate Judge David Standridge (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Don Chamberlain (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 4: D.C. Morrison (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 31: Russ Warner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Brad Morris (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Laureen A. Cummings (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Melissa Haluszczak (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: James B. Veasaw (Libertarian) - added; John Wieder (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Christopher J. Claytor (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Ken Ashby (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Arlin Hugh "Hugh" Chauvin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Drew Parks (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Roy Hall (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Richard Priest (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Patrick W. Hisel (Libertarian) - added; Matthew Solodow (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Zach Grady (Libertarian) - added. House CD 16: Junart Sodoy (Libertarian) - added. House CD 17: Ben Easton (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Richard "Chip" Peterson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 20: A.E. "Tracy" Potts (Libertarian) - added. House CD 21: John-Henry Liberty (Libertarian) - added; Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Green) - added; James Arthur Strohm (Libertarian) - added. House CD 22: Steve Susman (Libertarian) - added. House CD 23: J.B. Oswalt (Libertarian) - added. House CD 24: David Sparks (Libertarian) - added. House CD 25: Scott J. Ballard (Libertarian) - added. House CD 26: Mark Boler (Libertarian) - added. House CD 27: Corrie Byrd (Libertarian) - added; Salomon Torres (Democratic) - added. House CD 29: James Stanczak (Libertarian) - added. House CD 30: Ed Rankin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 31: Ethan Garofolo (Libertarian) - added. House CD 32: Seth Hollist (Libertarian) - added; Brian Zoch (Libertarian) - added. House CD 33: Tommy Alicea (Libertarian) - added. House CD 34: Steven "Ziggy" Shanklin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 35: Ross Lynn Leone (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Sam "Haji Mojahammed Ismail" Sloan (Libertarian) - added.

Huntsman suspends Presidential campaign - endorses Romney
by Tony Roza

"Today I am suspending my campaign and supporting the candidate who is best-equipped to defeat the president and return conservative leadership to the White House: Governor Mitt Romney." - former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

2 delegates were bound to Huntsman in the Tuesday 10 January 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary. Our "hard count" will continue to reflect the original binding (Romney 7, Paul 3, Huntsman 2). However, our "soft count" now shows those 2 delegates as supporting Romney (Romney 9, Paul 3).

Governor Huntsman announced that he was seeking the Republican Presidential nomination on 21 June 2011.

20 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 1: Curtis Monroe Railey (Unaffiliated) - added.

Arizona: House CD 1: Douglas "Doug" Wade (Republican) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Robert Edmund Lauten (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Justin Sung-Sup Kim (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: David W. Steinman (Green) - added. House CD 51: John L. Brooks, II (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 1: Danny E. Stroud (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Brian Douglas Oerther (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Paul Heroux (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: Jerry Garth Beck (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: David Kenny Larsen (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 10: Richard Scott Wharton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate in this CD. Filed with the FEC for CD 15.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Randal Wallace (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Ralph Coffman (Independent) - added; Larry Lee Dudley (Unaffiliated) - added; Jenny Edwards (Unaffiliated) - added; Katee Edwards (Unaffiliated) - added; Tyrone Julius (Republican) - added; Robert Carr "Robby" Wells, Jr. (Constitution) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation; Glenn B. Woodley (Independent) - added.

Media reports state that former Utah Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will drop out of the Republican Presidential Contest and endorse former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney.
11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 5: former Congressman Parker Griffith (Republican) - added.

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Tony Enrique Flores (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 8: state Assemblyman Paul Cook (Republican) - added; San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: former Newton County Assessor Lester Terry Moore (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: George N. York (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Robert Estes (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Bob Parker (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Rob Sheridan (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 4: Donna Bebo (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 4: Bob Fuehr (Republican) - added.

21 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 6: state Senator Scott Beason (Republican) - added.

Alaska: House At-Large: Sidney I. Hill (No Affiliation) - added.

Arizona: Senate Class 1: David Ruben (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 31: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (Democratic) - added; state Senator Bob Dutton (Republican) - added; Congressman Gary G. Miller (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 39. House CD 41: Congressman Jerry Lewis (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

Connecticut: House CD 1: Mike McDonald (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 12: Lee Benedict (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Maria Sheffield (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Jason Greene (Republican) - added; Jacob Turk (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 23: Kellie Greene (Republican) - added; Tim Stampfler (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Kathy Boockvar (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 1: Adam Cook (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: John Reeves Raese (Republican) - added. Auditor: former state Delegate Larry Faircloth (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Ronald E. Gascon (Write-in) - added; Merlin Miller (American Third Position) - added; Montgomery Blair Sibley (Write-in) - added.

Commentary: SO WHOSE PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATIONS ARE TRULY 'GOING SOUTH'?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
SO WHOSE PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATIONS
ARE TRULY "GOING SOUTH"?
The Palmetto State will either set the
stage or keep things rather messy

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is certainly sitting pretty right now: after all, he won (albeit just barely) the Iowa caucuses and then won big in New Hampshire (and, further, saw the man he had virtually tied with in Iowa just a week before- former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum- end up in 5th place in [and gaining no National Convention delegates at all from] the Granite State

25 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 9: Travis W. Grantham (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6.

Illinois: House CD 16: Bronco Bojovic (Independent) - added.

Indiana: House CD 6: Bartholomew County Coroner Allen K. Smith (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas H. Massie (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Kimberly "Kim" Letke (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Steven Duvall Bowen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rick Impallaria (Republican) - added; state Delegate Patrick L. "Pat" McDonough (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Armand F. Girard (Republican) - added; John Rea (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Randy Gearhart (Republican) - added; Greg Holmes (Republican) - added; Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Frederick Ivey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Faith M. Loudon (Republican) - added; Charles Shepherd (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Peter James (Republican) - added; Ron Little (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: M. Justin Kinsey (Republican) - added; Frank Mirabile, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Gus Alzona (Republican) - added; Ken Timmerman (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: former state Representative Jack Hoogendyk (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: Sherman Yates (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: former state Representative John J. Loughlin, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Stephen Durham (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Recap Tue 10 Jan 2012 NH Presidential Primaries
by Tony Roza

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Primary: Romney: 39%, 7 bound delegates. Paul: 23%, 3 bound delegates. Huntsman: 17%, 2 bound delegates.
Democratic Primary: Obama: 82%: 28 pledged delegates.
2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance

14 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 1: state Senator Doug LaMalfa (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Walter William "Wally" Herger, Jr. (Republican) - Open Seat; Congressman Walter William "Wally" Herger, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 31: Rita Ramirez-Dean (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: state Delegate Kathryn L. "Kathy" Afzali (Republican) - added; former state Senator Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Matias Temperley (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10.

Missouri: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Judy Baker (Democratic) - added; state Senator Luann Ridgeway (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: Steven P. Lustgarten (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Teaneck Deputy Mayor Adam Gussen (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Eric Beck (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Grover Cleveland Mullins, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 35: Maria Luisa Alvarado (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 10 January 2012-- NEW HAMPSHIRE Presidential Primaries
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson of TheGreenPapers.com Staff

By Law: polls must open no later than 11 AM local time (1600 GMT); they may thereafter close at any time after all registered voters in the election area (often an entire Town[ship]- or equivalent- of relatively small population) have voted but, whether or not all registered voters in a given jurisdiction have so voted, the polls must close at 7 PM local time (0000 GMT), although Cities (as opposed to Town[ship]s or equivalent) may- by local option- keep their polls open until 8 PM local time (0100 GMT).

As regards the Republican Presidential Primary: a 10% threshold re: the statewide popular vote is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates (12 delegates to the Republican National Convention are being pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the New Hampshire Primary [New Hampshire has been sanctioned- via losing approximately half of its original delegate allocation- for holding its Primary too early re: Party rules]).

As regards the Democratic Presidential Primary: A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for National Convention delegates (18 of which are pledged via the popular vote in a Congressional District [that is: 9 delegates in each of the State's 2 CDs]; 10 delegates are to be pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.)

2012 ME-D Presidential Delegate Selection Plan Update: Municipal Caucuses moved to Sun 26 Feb 2012
by Tony Roza

The Maine Democratic Party has updated their 2012 Delegate Selection plan.

Maine has moved its 1st determining step, the Municipal Caucuses, from Sunday 11 March to Sunday 26 February 2012. To avoid a penalty, the party has requested a timing waiver from the DNC.

"Delegate selection primaries, caucuses, and conventions will begin on the first Tuesday in March..." [2012 Delegate Selection Rules for the Democratic National Convention: Rule 11.A.]
54 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 5: Charlie Holley (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: House CD 4: Congressman Paul Anthony Gosar (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1.

California: House CD 24: Congressman Elton Gallegly (Republican) - Open Seat. House CD 26: Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 1: state Senator Jonathan T. E. "Jon" Courtney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Joseph Alexander (Republican) - added; Robert "Bro" Broadus (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4; John B. Kimble (Republican) - added; Blaine Taylor (Democratic) - added; Ed Tinus (Democratic) - added; Brian Vaeth (Republican) - added; Corrogan R. Vaughn (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Vladmir Degen (Republican) - added; Howard H. Orton (Republican) - added; Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 3: Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (Republican) - added; Eric Delano Knowles (Republican) - added; Draper S. Phelps (Republican) - added; John Rea (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: David Hill (Republican) - added; Glenn Troy Morton (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Charles Bailey (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Ray Bly (Republican) - added; Robert Henry Brookman (Unaffiliated) - added; Charles U. Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: George English (Democratic) - added; George Gluck (Green) - added; Shelly Skolnick (Republican) - added; David Drain "Dave" Wallace, II (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Glenn Freeman (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Barry Ellsworth (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 11: Gene Stilp (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Michael Champion (Independent) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 1: state Representative Christopher N. "Chris" Herrod (Republican) - added. Governor: David Kirkham (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: state Delegate Robert G. "Bob" Marshall (Republican) - added; David Stroupe (Independent) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: former Issaquah School Board President Larry Ishmael (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Wayne Charles Arnett (Republican) - added; Donald Benjamin (Republican) - added; Simon Bollander (Republican) - added; Kip Dean (Republican) - added; Davis Gerard (Green) - added; Sarah Gonzales (Republican) - added; Richard Grayson (Green) - added; Frank Lynch (Republican) - added; Michael Oatman (Green) - added; Raymond Scott Perkins (Republican) - added; Al "Dick' Perry (Republican) - added; Charles Skelley (Republican) - added; Gary Swing (Green) - added; Jim Terr (Republican) - added; Matt Welch (Republican) - added; Ronald Zack (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: Oxnard Harbor District President Jess Herrera (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: Trey Radel (Republican) - added.

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

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Middlesex District Attorney Joseph Patrick Kennedy, III (Democratic) - added; Jules Levine (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Gerry Dembrowski (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7; Jeffrey "Jeff" Semon (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7. House CD 7: Karla Romero (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Steven P. Lustgarten (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: state Representative Larkin Taylor Thaddeus "Thad T." Viers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 16: Corey Dean Roen (Republican) - Pending.

Presidential Candidates: Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Green) - added.

Commentary: HAWKEYE STATE MESSAGE; GRANITE STATE DELIVERY
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
HAWKEYE STATE MESSAGE;
GRANITE STATE DELIVERY

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Well... we're finally underway... the 2012 Presidential Election cycle has officially started with the holding of the Iowa caucuses this past Tuesday (3 January). This is the fourth Presidential Election cycle of the life of The Green Papers and, in three of these four (all except the first one [2000...

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 26: Zeke Ruelas (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 15: Richard H. Gillmor (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: former Montgomery County Councilmember At-Large Duchy Trachtenberg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: House CD 4: Danny Tarkanian (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Forsyth County School Board Member Elizabeth Motsinger (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 10: John David Anderson (Republican) - Pending; David Harlow (Libertarian) - added; Tom McMasters (Democratic) - added; Sharen Neuhardt (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 1: former state Senator Dan Liljenquist (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jim Duensing (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Recap Tue 3 Jan 2012 IA Presidential Caucuses
by Tony Roza

TheGreenPapers maintains 2 delegate tallies: The soft count and the hard count. The "soft count" reflects the support for each presidential contender by either Pledged or Unpledged delegates- whether formally allocated yet or not- as best can be estimated by "The Green Papers".The "hard count" consists of a count of the National Convention delegates as they are formally allocated to presidential contenders (or to the ranks of the "Uncommitted") under the rules governing the selection of such delegates in each state or other jurisdiction.

Republican Party Caucuses met in each precinct, took a Presidential Poll by secret ballot, and selected the precinct's delegates to the County Convention.

Note that 0 national convention delegates are allocated during the Precinct Caucuses - national convention delegates are first elected on Saturday 16 June 2012. The vote-- Romney (24.55%) and Santorum (24.54%) are tied for 1st place-- it's too close to call. Paul came in 3rd with 21.45%. We allocated the state's 25 non-party leader delegates proportionally according to the statewide popular vote for those candidates receiving 5% or more. This is a very rough estimate and will change by the time the state convention meets. We have "soft counted" the delegates as Romney 6, Santorum 6, Paul 6, Gingrich 4, and Perry 3. Since Iowa does not bind their delegates, all delegates will be "hard counted" as "Uncommitted" on Saturday 16 June 2012.

Democratic Party Caucuses gathered in each precinct to choose the precinct's delegates to County Conventions based on presidential preference of the participants.

A statement from IDP Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky on tonight's Iowa Democratic Caucuses: "Tonight's caucus successfully brought our supporters together, and we’re overwhelmed that more than 25,000 Iowans turned out to talk about the President's record .... We not only saw how excited Iowans are to support President Obama, but to also work for his reelection." Based on that statement, we are "soft counting" all 54 pledged delegates to President Obama. Note that zero national convention delegates are allocated during the Precinct Conventions - national convention delegates are first pledged ("hard counted") and elected during the Saturday 28 April 2012 District Conventions and again at the Saturday 16 June 2012 State Convention.
26 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 9: state Senator Kyrsten Sinema (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: Governor: Jeff Cragg (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Sher Valenzuela (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Ben Mobley (Republican) - added; Jim Van Houghton (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Bob Thomas (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Ben Dusing (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Paul Anderson (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Ethan Wingfield (Republican) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

Ohio: House CD 3: John Adams (Republican) - added; Jeff Brown (Democratic) - added; Bob Fitrakis (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12; Chris Long (Republican) - added; Darius Mitchell (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Aaron Patterson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Edward Breen (Republican) - added; William R. "Bill" Conner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Esrati (Democratic) - added; Michael Gardner (Democratic) - added; John Mitchel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ryan Steele (Democratic) - added; L. Mack VanAllen (Democratic) - added; Richard Scott Wharton (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Auditor General: Devon Cade (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 2.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Ron Bhalla (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 16: Ben E. "Buddy" Mendoza (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 3 January 2012: IOWA [Presidential] Caucuses
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson of TheGreenPapers.com Staff

on the challenging- the Republican Party- side:


NOTE: Only registered Republicans in the state of Iowa can participate in the Republican caucus. Individuals may register to vote as a Republican at the caucus.

on the incumbent- the Democratic Party- side:

  • Democratic Party Caucuses gather in each precinct at 6:30 PM CST [0030 GMT]. Each Precinct Caucus itself begins at 7 PM [0100 GMT] and each such meeting chooses the precinct's delegates to County Conventions based on presidential preference of the participants.

NOTE: These are Closed caucuses: that is, participation is limited to Party members.

NOTE: Estimates will, of course, be made by media outlets- as well as by the campaigns of the presidential contenders themselves- as to how many of IOWA's National Convention delegates each presidential contender is likely to be ultimately be receiving as a result of the these caucuses but, of course, since no National Convention delegates are actually being chosen by these caucuses, all such estimates of National Convention delegate 'strength' per candidate (in 2012 of course, this is much more an issue on the Republican side, with the Democrats having an incumbent President seeking re-nomination) will almost certainly, come the later Congressional District and State Conventions, be rather different!

44 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Sydney Dudikoff (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 38: Jorge Robles (Republican) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: state Senator Cynthia A. Dill (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Ethan Wingfield (Unaffiliated) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: Sandra Queen Noble (Libertarian) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 4: Chris Kalla (Libertarian) - added; Jim Slone (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Eric Eberly (Libertarian) - added; Aaron Patterson (Democratic) - added; Robert Wallis (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Cas Adulewicz (Democratic) - added; Victor Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18; Joyce Healy-Abrams (Democratic) - added; Dawnetta N. "Dawn" Howard (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16; Hombre Liggett (Republican) - added; John Mitchel (Republican) - removed. House CD 9: Sean Stipe (Libertarian) - added; Graham Veysey (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: John David Anderson (Republican) - added; William R. "Bill" Conner (Democratic) - Pending; Olivia Freeman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7; Robert S. "Rob" Frost (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas A. "Tom" Guarente (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kenneth Mark "Mark" Kevesdy (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 11: Gerald Henley (Democratic) - added; Marie Jefferson (Democratic) - added; Isaac Powell (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Bob Fitrakis (Green) - added; Doug Litt (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Lisa Regula Meyer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17. House CD 14: John H. Greene, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Steven C. "Steve" LaTourette (Republican) - added as candidate; David Macko (Libertarian) - added; Elaine Mastromatteo (Green) - added. House CD 15: Ralph Applegate (Republican) - added; Charles Chope (Republican) - added; Scott Wharton (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Jeff Blevins (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Zachary T. "Zack" Space (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: House CD 2: Jason Ogden Buck (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1.

Presidential Candidates: William Laughlin Artz (Independent) - added.