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Second Quarter (Apr - Jun) 2012

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8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: President: Erin Kent Magee (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Nevada: President: former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (Independent American) - added.

Rhode Island (filing closed for 11 September primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II (Democratic) - Renominated; Gregory Raposa (Other) - added; Christopher D. Reynolds (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Ann Marie Delaney (Democratic) - added; Christopher F. "Chris" Young (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Kara D. Russo (Republican) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: Senate Class 1: former Senator George S. LeMieux (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: House CD 1: James Foster (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: James L. Buchal (Republican, Libertarian) - previously listed as Republican. Treasurer: Thomas "Tom" Cox (Libertarian, Republican) - previously listed as Republican.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: Todd Giroux (Independent) - added; Dany Laporte (Independent [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; David J. Slavin (Independent) - added. House CD 1: C. Michael Blake (Independent) - added; Kenneth A. Capalbo (Independent) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Martin Pleasant (Green) - added. House CD 1: Bob Smith (Green) - added; Kermit Steck (Constitution) - added. House CD 2: Norris Dryer (Green) - added; H. James "Jim" Headings (Constitution) - added. House CD 5: John Peter Miglietta (Green) - added. House CD 6: Patrick John Riley (Green) - added.

Recap CO, NY, OK, SC, UT Primaries / 86 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Utah Republican Primary: Romney (93% of the popular vote): 40 delegates.

86 changes to the candidate list.

American Samoa: Governor: Salu Hunkin-Finau (Nonpartisan) - added; Tim Jones (Nonpartisan) - added; Afoa Moega Lutu (Nonpartisan) - added; Save Liuato Tuitele (Nonpartisan) - added.

California (5 June 2012 primary update): House CD 2: Norman Solomon (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Colorado (26 June 2012 primary): House CD 1: Richard W. Murphy (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Eric A. Weissmann (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn (Republican) - Renominated; Robert B. Blaha (Republican) - lost Primary.

Florida: President: Stephen G. Durham (Write-in) - added; Jill Ann Reed (Write-in) - added.

Illinois: House CD 2: Marcus Lewis (Independent) - added. House CD 7: John Monaghan (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Hilaire Fuji Shioura (Independent) - added. House CD 12: Randall C. "Randy" Stufflebeam (Constitution) - added. House CD 15: Tim Pearcy (Constitution) - added.

New York (26 June 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman Robert L. "Bob" Turner (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: George G. Demos (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Frank Scaturro (Republican) - lost Primary; Opportunity to Ballot (Conservative) - removed. House CD 5: Allan W. Jennings, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic, Republican; Joseph R. Marthone (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael "Mike" Scala (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Gregory Weldon Meeks (Democratic) - Renominated; New York City Council Member Elizabeth S. "Liz" Crowley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic, Working Families; Robert Mittman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: New York City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan (Democratic) - lost Primary; George Martinez (Democratic) - lost Primary; Daniel J. "Dan" O'Connor (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: New York City Councilman Charles Barron (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Sylvia Gail Kinard (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Nydia M. Velazquez (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: state Senator Adriano Espaillat (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joyce S. Johnson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Craig Schley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clyde Edward Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman Charles B. "Charlie" Rangel (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 16: Aniello M. A. "Neil" Grimaldi (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Congressman Eliot L. Engel (Democratic) - Renominated; James "Jim" Russell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Wappingers Falls Mayor Matthew Clifford "Matt" Alexander (Democratic) - lost Primary; Cortlandt Councilman Richard H. "Rich" Becker (Democratic) - lost Primary; Duane Jackson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Tuxedo Park Mayor Thomas "Tom" Wilson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Dutchess County Legislator Joel Carlton Tyner (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 21: Kellie A. Greene (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 22: Michael J. Kicinski, Sr (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 23: Leslie Danks Burke (Democratic) - lost Primary; Melissa K. Dobson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 24: Congressman Richard L. Hanna (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 27: David Gregory Bellavia (Republican) - lost Primary.

Oklahoma (26 June 2012 primary): House CD 1: Congressman John Sullivan (Republican) - Lost Primary. House CD 2: Earl Earl Everett (Democratic) - lost Primary; former state Representative Wayne Pettigrew (Republican) - lost Primary; Dustin Price Rowe (Republican) - lost Primary; Donald Dwayne "Dwayne" Thompson (Republican) - lost Primary; Dakota Lee Wood (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Frank D. Lucas (Republican) - Renominated; Frankie Lee Robbins (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Craig Stump (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole (Republican) - Renominated; Gary D. Caissie (Republican) - lost Primary; Bert Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary. Corporation Commissioner 2: Brooks Mitchell (Republican) - lost Primary.

Congressman John Sullivan (Republican CD 1) lost his primary to Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine.
If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters. In CD 2 there will be a 28 August 2012 Democratic runoff between Carroll Wayne "Wayne" Herriman and former District Attorney Rob Wallace; and a Republican runoff between state Representative George E. Faught and Markwayne Mullin.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Michael J. Donahue (Republican) - added; David S. Vogel (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Donald F. Robbio (Republican) - added.

South Carolina (26 June 2012 primary): House CD 7: former Lieutenant Governor Rudolph Andreas "André" Bauer (Republican) - lost Primary; Andrew Preston "Preston" Brittain (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Utah (26 June 2012 primary): President: former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson (Justice Party) - added; former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (Constitution) - added; Nelson Keyton (Unaffiliated) - added. Senate Class 1: Senator Orrin G. Hatch (Republican) - Renominated; former state Senator Dan Liljenquist (Republican) - lost Primary. Governor: Brandon W. Nay (Constitution) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Ryan Christopher Combe (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Sean D. Reyes (Republican) - lost Primary. Auditor: Auditor Auston G. Johnson, III (Republican) - Lost Primary.

Auditor Auston G. Johnson, III (Republican, Auditor) lost his primary to state Representative John Dougall.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Vincent E. "Vince" Danet (Republican) - added; Holland Redfield (Republican) - added.

Tuesday 26 June 2012: LAST Presidential Primary of 2012 in UT [GOP]; State PRIMARIES in CO, NY, OK & UT; RUNOFFS in SC
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

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

Results from AP.


NEW YORK PRIMARIES
most polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM local time [1000 to 0100 GMT]
[However, please note that- in counties other than the 5 Boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie Counties- the polls re: a PRIMARY Election may legally open as late as Noon local time (1600 GMT)].

Results from AP.


OKLAHOMA PRIMARIES
polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT]
[Where all candidates in a given Primary fail to gain at least a majority of the total votes cast in that Primary, a Runoff is then scheduled for Tuesday 28 August 2012 between the two top vote-getters in said Primary.]

Results from AP.


SOUTH CAROLINA RUNOFFS
polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 2300 GMT]
[The Green Papers is only dealing with the Runoffs for U.S. House of Representatives in the new 7th Congressional District but there may be Runoffs re: Party nominations for other elective offices "down ballot": please check locally!]

Results from AP.


UTAH PRIMARIES
polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT]

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
[NOTE:This is the last Presidential Primary of the 2012 Presidential Election cycle; the Democrats have already chosen and pledged their own National Convention delegates from UTAH via a Caucus/Convention procedure]

STATE PRIMARIES

Results from AP.

24 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 2: Randy Lualin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Josh Gilliland (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: President: David C. Byrne (Write-in) - added; Andrew Charles Coniglio (Write-in) - added; Terry D. Jones (Write-in) - added.

Illinois: President: Stewart Alexis Alexander (Socialist Party USA) - added; former Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson (Independent) - added; former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (Constitution) - added; Michael W. "MW" Hawkins (Independent) - added; former New Mexico Governor Gary Earl Johnson (Libertarian) - added; Jill Stein (Green) - added. House CD 12: former National Guard Commander William L. "Bill" Enyart, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Jeremy P. Lincicum (Independent) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Imad "Dean" Ahmad (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: Daniel "Dan" Fishman (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: Jason Gatties (U.S. Taxpayers) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Abel Collins (Independent) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 7: Howard Michael Switzer (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 3: Xavian Leigh Draper (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) - added.

Presidential Candidates: David C. Byrne (Write-in) - added; Allison Nicole Casey (Independent) - added; Andrew Charles Coniglio (Write-in) - added; Michael W. "MW" Hawkins (Not readily classifiable) - added.

3 changes to the candidate list / VA CD 7 Democratic runoff
by Tony Roza

Florida: President: Richard Duncan (Write-in) - added; Charles Frederick Tolbert (Write-in) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Horry County Circuit Court Judge Larry Hyman decided that votes cast for Ted Vick in the Tuesday 12 June 2012 primary must be counted and ordered a 26 June run off between Democrats Andrew Preston "Preston" Brittain and Gloria Bromell Tinubu.

13 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: House CD 4: Christopher D. "Chris" Meek (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Deon Long (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ronald A. "Ron" McNeil (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: Dany Laporte (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Timothy "Texas Slim" Day (Independent [Republican]) - added.

Vermont (filing closed for 28 August primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Independent) - Renominated. Governor: Governor Peter Shumlin (Democratic) - Renominated. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott (Republican) - Renominated. House At-Large: Congressman Peter F. Welch (Democratic) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State James C. "Jim" Condos (Democratic) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce (Democratic) - Renominated. Auditor of Accounts: Auditor of Accounts Thomas M. "Tom" Salmon (Republican) - Open Office; Auditor of Accounts Thomas M. "Tom" Salmon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

27 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Michigan: House CD 7: Michael Allen "Mike" Stahly (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Michael "Mike" Magdich (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Horace "Godzilla" Ashley (Not readily classifiable) - added; Gerard T. Brown (Independent) - added; Kevin Scott Gerig (Independent) - added; Sharon Wanda Harrell (Independent) - added; Clifton Roy John Limer, Jr. (Independent) - added; Glenn Lopez (American Independent) - added; Carol Ann Marusiak (Independent) - added; James Allen Miller (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic; Mark Paul Miller (Not readily classifiable) - added; Rita Nunez Neumann (Libertarian) - added; Paul Robert O'Neill (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kenneth E. Patterson (Unaffiliated) - added; Mark Clayton Pendleton (Independent) - added; Wilsa Piverger (Unaffiliated) - added; Jeffrey D. Proud (Democratic) - added; Lane Jameson Rapp, Jr. (Republican) - added; Stephen Emmanuel Rollins (Independent) - added; Robert William Sandera (Independent) - added; Marshall Samuel Sanders (Republican) - added; Elm Wil Stand (Democratic) - added; Karin Lynn Swanson (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican; Randall A. Terry (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic; Constant Connor Vlakancic (Independent) - added; Jeremy R. Warren (Independent) - added; Winton Danley Worswick (Republican) - added.

19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 8: Jacquese L. "Jackie" Conaway (Democratic) - lost Primary; Philip Laurence "Phil" Liberatore (Republican) - lost Primary.

Colorado: House CD 3: Jaime McMillan (Independent) - added.

Massachusetts (filing closed for the 6 September 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Scott P. Brown (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Jeffery Paul "J.P." Donnelly (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Rich Eustis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William Feegbeh (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Martin Benjamin "Marty" Farren (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Julius "Jules" Levine (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas (Democratic) - Renominated; Tom Tierney (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman John F. Tierney (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Capuano (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (Democratic) - Renominated.

New Hampshire: Governor: John Babiarz (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: House CD 25: Wesley Allen "Wes" Riddle (Republican [Constitution]) - previously listed as Republican.

Virginia: House CD 5: John Douglass (Democratic) - added; Kenneth J. Hildebrandt (Independent Greens) - added.

52 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 13: former Pinellas School Board member Nina Lynn Hayden (Democratic) - Active.

New Hampshire: Governor: Bill Pearce Kennedy (Democratic) - added; Robert M. Tarr (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Vern Clough (Republican) - added; Josef Vernon Hodgkins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Merrimack Town Councilor Mike Malzone (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Rick Parent (Republican) - added; Diane Soracco (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Gerard Beloin (Republican) - added; Will Dean (Republican) - added; Miroslaw Dziedzic (Republican) - added; Danny Keating (Independent) - added; Hardy Macia (Libertarian) - added; Katrina Swett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Daryl Mikell Brooks (Independent) - added; Gwen Diakos (Independent) - added; J. David Dranikoff (Independent) - added; Kenneth R. Kaplan (Libertarian) - added; Eugene Martin Lavergne (Independent) - added; Inder "Andy" Soni (America First) - added; Robert "Turk" Turkavage (Independent) - added; Ken Del Vecchio (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Len Flynn (Libertarian) - added; Mac Dara Lyden (Independent) - added; Herbert L. Tarbous (Reform) - added; Karen Zalatel (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Dennis A. Breen (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Stephen DeLuca (Independent) - added; Pablo Olivera (Independent) - added; Herbert H. Shaw (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Jeanette Woolsey (Constitution) - added. House CD 10: Mick Erickson (Libertarian) - added; Joanne Miller (Independent) - added. House CD 10 Special: Joanne Miller (Independent) - added. House CD 11: Barry Berlin (Independent) - added. House CD 12: Kenneth J. Cody (Independent) - added; Jack Freudenheim (Independent) - added.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: Laurel LaFramboise (Independent) - added; Peter Moss (Independent) - added; H. Brooke Paige (Republican) - added. Governor: Emily Peyton (Independent) - added; Governor Peter Shumlin (Democratic) - added as candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Cassandra Gekas (Democratic) - added; Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott (Republican) - added as candidate. House At-Large: James "Sam" Desrochers (Independent) - added; Andre LaFramboise (Independent) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jim Condos (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General William H. "Bill" Sorrell (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Elizabeth "Beth" Pearce (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor of Accounts: Vince Illuzi (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Edward "Ed" Chlapowski (Reform) - added; Darcy G. Richardson (Reform) - previously listed as Democratic.

35 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 2: Jesse Kelly (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 52: Scott Peters (Democratic) - won 12 June primary, former Assemblyman Lori Saldaña (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Kansas: House CD 2: Dennis Hawver (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Thomas Jefferson (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Emily Salvette (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Mary Buzuma (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Bill Gelineau (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: John Gelineau (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Greg Creswell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Christie Gelineau (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Ken Proctor (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Daniel Goebel (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Bhagwan "Bob" Dashairya (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: John J. Tatar (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Rick Secula (Libertarian) - added. House CD 13: Chris Sharer (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Leonard Schwartz (Libertarian) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Margaret Chapman (Reform) - added; John William Reitter (Green) - added. House CD 2: David W. Bowen, Sr (Independent) - added; Frank Faralli, Jr. (Independent) - added; Charles Lukens (Independent) - added; John Ordille (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Christopher G. Dennick, Jr. (Independent) - added; Robert Edward "Ed" Forchion (Marijuana) - added; Frederick John Lavergne (Independent) - added; Robert "Bob" Shapiro (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Leonard P. Marshall (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Patricia Alessandrini (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Karen U. Kwiatkowski (Libertarian [Republican]) - Pending, previously listed as Republican [Libertarian].

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: Nimrod Allen, III (Independent) - added; Joseph Kexel (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Keith Deschler (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Robert Raymond (Independent) - added.

12 June ME CD1 Primary Update / 39 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona (filing closed for the 28 August primary): Senate Class 1: John Jeffrey Lyon (Write-in [Republican]) - Active, previously listed as Republican. House CD 2: Charlie Manolakis (Green) - added. House CD 4: Richard Grayson (Write-in [Americans Elect]) - previously listed as Americans Elect, Write-in [Green]. House CD 8: Helmuth Hack (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Connecticut (filing closed for the 14 August primary): Senate Class 1: Brian Keith Hill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Pjerin "Peter" Lumaj (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former Vernon Mayor Jason L. McCoy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Matthew John "EdWood" Oakes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kie Westby (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; L. Lee Whitnum (Progressive [Democratic]) - previously listed as Progressive, Democratic. House CD 4: Christopher D. "Chris" Meek (Republican) - Active.

Hawaii (filing closed for the 11 August primary): Senate Class 1: state Senator Donna Mercado Kim (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John P. Roco (Republican) - added. House CD 1: John Raghu Giuffre (Republican) - added; Roy II "Sky" Wyttenbach (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Mark D. Terry (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine (12 June Primary update): House CD 1: Patrick D. Calder has conceded to and endorsed Jon Courtney in the Republican Primary. Courtney leads by 265 votes out of 28,829. Calder announced that he will not seek a recount.

Minnesota (filing closed for the 14 August primary): Senate Class 1: Michael Cavlan (Progressive) - added; Tim Davis (Other) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Robert D. Butler (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Wayne Huffman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Scott Jameson (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; S. Gopal Raju (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Jon Roland (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Victoria Ann Zabaras (Green) - apparently not a candidate. Railroad Commissioner 2: Thomas Nance, III (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Vermont: Senate Class 1: Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Democratic, Independent) - previously listed as Independent.

Wisconsin (filing closed for the 14 August primary): Senate Class 1: George Lucia (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Gregory Paules (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John T. Schiess (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kip Alan Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Vittorio Spadaro (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Paul D. Ryan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Dennis Hall (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Ron Kind (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Gwendolynne "Gwen" Moore (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman F. James "Jim" Sensenbrenner, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Sean P. Duffy (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Reid J. Ribble (Republican) - Renominated.

12 June primary recap: AR runoff, AZ H08 special, ME, ND, NV, SC, VA / 78 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

The Arizona Special Election in U.S. House CD 8 was won by Ron Barber (Democratic). He will fill the vacant seat of Congressman Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords (Democratic). 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) [Arizona Revised Statutes 16-221, 16-222(B), 16-223]. 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.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 191 Democrats, 242 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (NJ CD 10, WA CD 1).

South Carolina Runoff: If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the Tuesday 12 June 2012 primary, a Tuesday 26 June 2012 runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters. The South Carolina Republican contest in U.S. House CD 7 will advance to a Tuesday 26 June 2012 runoff: Rudolph Andreas "André" Bauer (36%) v Tom Rice (27%).

Contest too close to call: Maine U.S. House CD 1 Republican: Jonathan T. E. "Jon" Courtney (50%) v Patrick D. Calder (50%).

2012 Senatorial Primaries at a Glance
2012 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance

78 changes to the candidate list.

Arizona: House CD 8: Congressman Ron Barber (Democratic) - Incumbent added. House CD 8 Special: Ron Barber (Democratic) - elected; Charlie Manolakis (Green) - lost Primary.

Arkansas: House CD 1: state Representative Clark Madison Hall (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Q. Byrum Hurst, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Maine: Senate Class 1: former state Senator Richard A. "Rick" Bennett (Republican) - lost Primary; Laurence Scott "Scott" D'Amboise (Republican) - lost Primary; former Maine Secretary of State Matthew Gordon "Matt" Dunlap (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Jon Hinck (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Debra D. "Deb" Plowman (Republican) - lost Primary; state Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin (Republican) - lost Primary; Justin Benjamin "Ben" Pollard (Democratic) - lost Primary; Attorney General William Joseph "Bill" Schneider (Republican) - lost Primary.

Missouri: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Cynthia L. Davis (Constitution [Right to Life]) - previously listed as Constitution.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Senator Dean Heller (Republican) - Renominated; Sherry Brooks (Republican) - lost Primary; Steve Brown (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard Charles (Republican) - lost Primary; Barry A. Ellsworth (Democratic) - lost Primary; Edward "Ed" "Eddie" "Mr. Clean" Hamilton (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael J. Leslie (Democratic) - lost Primary; Louis Macias (Democratic) - lost Primary; Carlo "Nakusa" Poliak (Republican) - lost Primary; Nancy Price (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Charmaine Guss (Republican) - lost Primary; Brian Jerome Landsberger (Republican) - lost Primary; Herbert Glenn "Herb" Peters (Republican) - lost Primary; Miguel "Mike" Rodrigues (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Sam Dehne (Democratic) - lost Primary; Erik Holland (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Rex Ricks (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Xiomara "Xio" Rodriguez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Joseph John "Joe" Heck (Republican) - Renominated; Chris Dyer (Republican) - lost Primary; Stephen H. Frye (Democratic) - lost Primary; James Franklin Haning, II (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jesse W. "Jake" Holder (Democratic) - lost Primary; Barry Michaels (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gerald "Jerry" Sakura (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Diana Anderson (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Barbara K. Cegavske (Republican) - lost Primary; Mike Dela Rosa (Republican) - lost Primary; Kiran Hill (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel Mark "Dan" Schwartz (Republican) - lost Primary; Kenneth A. Wegner (Republican) - lost Primary; Sid Zeller (Republican) - lost Primary.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: Duane Sand (Republican) - lost Primary. House At-Large: Public Service Commissioner Brian P. Kalk (Republican) - lost Primary. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kirsten Baesler (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Max Laird (Nonpartisan [Democratic-Nonpartisan League]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Nonpartisan [Democratic-Nonpartisan League].

South Carolina: House CD 2: Congressman Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson (Republican) - Renominated; Phil Black (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Cason Gaither (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: James Gordon "Jimmy" Tobias, Sr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Andrew Preston "Preston" Brittain (Democratic) - lost Primary; Reneé Elliott Culler (Republican) - lost Primary; William Parnell "Parnell" Diggs (Democratic) - lost Primary; Katherine Jenerette (Republican) - lost Primary; Wallace Herbert "Jay" Jordan, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; James Lawrence "Jim" Mader (Republican) - lost Primary; Harry Pavilack (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Horry County Councilman Chandler Cyle "Chad" Prosser (Republican) - lost Primary; Myrtle Beach City Councilman Randal G. Wallace (Republican) - lost Primary; Dick Withington (Republican) - lost Primary.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Earl W. "E.W." Jackson, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary; state Delegate Robert G. "Bob" Marshall (Republican) - lost Primary; Jamie L. Radtke (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman J. Randy Forbes (Republican) - Renominated; Joe T. Elliott, Jr (Democratic) - lost Primary; Roberta Mae "Bonnie" Girard (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Robert W. "Bob" Goodlatte (Republican) - Renominated; Karen U. Kwiatkowski (Republican [Libertarian]) - lost Primary, previously listed as Republican [Libertarian]. House CD 7: Congressman Eric I. Cantor (Republican) - Renominated; Floyd Bayne (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; Bruce Bowen Shuttleworth (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Kenneth Lee "Ken" Vaughn (Republican) - lost Primary.

Tue 12 June: PRIMARIES in ME, NV, ND, SC, VA-- RUNOFFS in AR (D:CD 1, D:CD 4)-- SPECIAL ELECTION in AZ CD 8
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

SPECIAL ELECTION: ARIZONA's 8th Congressional District

the polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT]
(NOTE: ARIZONA does not observe Daylight Savings Time and, therefore, is on MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME)

This election is being held to fill the seat vacated by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords [Democrat] upon her resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives in January 2012: the winner of this election will complete her unfinished term ending at Noon, 3 January 2013

Results from AP.



ARKANSAS RUNOFFS
the polls are open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1230 to 0030 GMT]
(NOTE: The Green Papers is only covering the Runoffs for U.S. House of Representatives- re: Democrats in CD 1 and Democrats in CD 4: however, there may be other Runoffs "down ballot" re: lower tier offices- as well as re: other Parties- within and without these two Congressional Districts!)

Results from AP.



MAINE PRIMARIES
the polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1000 to 0000 GMT]
(NOTE: some polls may open as late at 10 AM local time [1400 GMT] by local option)

Results from AP.


NEVADA PRIMARIES
the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1400 to 0200 GMT]

Results from AP.


NORTH DAKOTA PRIMARIES
the polls are open from 7 AM to 9 PM local time [1200 to 0200 GMT re: the CENTRAL TIME Zone; 1300 to 0300 GMT re: the MOUNTAIN TIME Zone]
(NOTE: NORTH DAKOTA is split between the CENTRAL and MOUNTAIN Time Zones)

Results from AP.


SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES
the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1100 to 2300 GMT]
(NOTE: where a candidate fails to gain more than 50% of the total votes cast in a Primary, a RUNOFF between the two toip vote-getters in the Primary is scheduled for Tuesday 26 June 2012)

Results from AP.


VIRGINIA PRIMARIES
the polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [1000 to 2300 GMT]

Results from AP.


16 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Illinois: House CD 4: Hector Concepcion (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Rita Zak (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Paula Bradshaw (Green) - added. House CD 16: Wanda Rohl (Democratic) - added.

Kansas (filing closed for the 7 August 2012 primary): House CD 1: Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Lynn Jenkins (Republican) - Renominated; Robert V. Eye (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Kevin W. Yoder (Republican) - Renominated; George N. York (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican) - Renominated; Esau A. Freeman (Democratic) - added; John Wallace Willoughby (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 11: former state Senator Loren Bennett (Write-in [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: John Mangelli (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Dan Riina (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: James Murray (Conservative) - added.

72 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida (filing closed for 14 August 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Akinyemi Agbede (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; George Edward Bollinger (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Eugene M. Hinkle, Jr. (Write-in) - apparently not a candidate; Alexander Ilnyckyj (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Darryl Leon Jackson (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Monroe (Write-in) - added; Mirand Reeb Sharma (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dan Stojadinovic (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paiboon Sunthonchart, Jr. (Write-in) - apparently not a candidate; Lesther Trujillo (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; David Kenneth Weeks (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (Republican) - Renominated; John E. Herndon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jason Michael Samek (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman William Steve "Steve" Southerland, II (Republican) - Renominated; Andrew Jay "Jay" Liles (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Floyd Patrick Miller (Write-in) - added; Mark Schlakman (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - Renominated; Gerald Paul Nyren (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; William "Bill" Smalley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Michael F. "Mike" Yost (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Brian Michael Lieberman (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Richard B. "Rich" Nugent (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Robert S. "Rob" Klotzbach (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William Steve Sykes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Congressman Daniel "Dan" Webster (Republican) - Renominated; David Alan Gunter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kurt Kelly (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Congressman Gus Michael Bilirakis (Republican) - Renominated; Frank Amador (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Terry Howard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Michael S. "Prince" Hull (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Congressman Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (Democratic) - Renominated; Leonard M. Church (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Josh Kiernan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Congressman Dennis Alan Ross (Republican) - Renominated; Paul Sidney Elliott (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kevin Hall (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Congressman Vernon "Vern" Buchanan (Republican) - Renominated; former Pinellas School Board member Nina Lynn Hayden (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Vitali (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: C. Dan Benton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy John Rossano (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Christopher Key Sandy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John W. Sawyer, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lee James Titchworth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: Congressman William "Bill" Posey (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Walter Sutton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 19: Congressman Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch (Democratic) - Renominated; Thomas E. Scherer (Write-in) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic) - Renominated; Joseph M. "Joe" Goldner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Carl Mathiesen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Marion Thorpe, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Les Winston (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 21: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - Renominated; Shannon Richard Harvilla (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (Democratic) - Renominated; Margaret Pulles (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Congressman David Rivera (Republican) - Renominated; Stanley Blumenthal (No Party Affiliation) - added; Eddie Gonzalez (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 26: Erik Tyler Borgstrom (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Gustavo Marin (Democratic) - added; Douglas G. "Doug" Walker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Patrick Post (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 11: former state Senator Nancy Cassis (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Gerald J. "Jerry" McConnell (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Attorney General: James L. Buchal (Republican) - previously listed as Write-in [Republican]. Treasurer: Thomas "Tom" Cox (Republican) - previously listed as Write-in [Republican].

Commentary: Mitt Romney's delegate commitments put him over the -magic number'-- but now what?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
THE CAT IS- FINALLY!- OFFICIALLY
OUT OF THE SEE-THROUGH BAG
Mitt Romney's formal delegate commitments
put him over the "magic number"--
but now what?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So, it appears that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has finally 'clinch'ed the 2012 Republican presidential nomination-- even the "hard count" on The Green Papers itself now says so [;-)]. But the question is- as has been the case for some weeks now- not so much will Mitt Romney be formally nominated for President via the Roll Call of the States at the Convention in Tampa come late August as it is by how big a margin!

Put another way: now the fun really begins (at least for political "junkies" such as myself, if not the average ordinary American "out there")-- and I don't mean the fun of handicapping the so-called "Veepstakes" (the speculation over whom Governor Romney might now choose to be his running mate on the 2012 Republican Party national ticket): I'm talking, rather, about all the speculation surrounding (still!) the ability- or not- of "stealth delegates" (National Convention delegates now formally pledged to Governor Romney who are- because of the manner in which said delegates were actually chosen at post-Presidential Primary State and local Conventions- actually supportive of, for the most part, Texas Congressman Ron Paul) to have at least some significant impact upon the proceedings of the ....

29 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 31: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Florida: House CD 9: Frank Amador (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Angel Fernandez (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Scott Avery "Scotty" Boman (Libertarian) - Pending, previously listed as Republican.

Minnesota (filing for 14 August 2012 primary closed): Senate Class 1: St. Bonifacius City Councilman Joe Edward Arwood, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David "Dave" Carlson (Republican) - added; Bob Carney, Jr. (Republican) - added; Pete Hegseth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Glen R. Anderson Menez (Independence) - added; former state Representative Daniel Mark "Dan" "Doc" Severson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Harold Shudlick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Darryl Stanton (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Stephen Williams (Independence) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Walz (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Northfield City Council Member Patrick Ganey (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate; Dakota County commissioner Kathleen A. Gaylord (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate; David Gerson (Republican) - added; Daniel Keith "Dan" Powers (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Daniel M. "Dan" Flood (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ron Seiford (Republican) - added; Brian Stalboerger (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. House CD 5: Gary Boisclair (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Gregg A. Iverson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Lynne Torgerson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Stephen Thompson (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Collin Clark Peterson (Democratic) - Renominated; state Senator Gretchen M. Hoffman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Adam Steele (Independence) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Raymond J. "Chip" Cravaack (Republican) - Renominated.

'Top Two' winners in CALIFORNIA Congressional Primaries of 5 June 2012
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

What is posted below is a listing- by 2010 Census-derived [that is :NEW] Congressional District- of all the 'Top Two' candidates who will face each other in General Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives from CALIFORNIA this coming November. Incumbent Congressmen who have won one of the 'Top Two' positions in that State's 5 June 2012 Primary are indicated by having their current (2000 Census-derived) CD noted herein.

  • CD 1
    • Doug La Malfa [Republican]
    • Jim Reed [Democrat]
  • CD 2
    • Jared Huffman [Democrat]
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 3
    • John Garamendi [Democrat] CD 10
    • Kim Vann [Republican]
  • CD 4
    • Tom McClintock [Republican]CD 4
    • Jack Uppal [Democrat]
  • CD 5
    • Randy Loftin [Republican]
    • Mike Thompson [Democrat] CD 1
  • CD 6
    • Doris Matsui [Democrat] CD 5
    • Joseph McCray, Sr. [Republican]
  • CD 7
    • Ami Bera [Democrat]
    • Dan Lungren [Republican] CD 3
  • CD 8
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 9
    • Ricky Gill [Republican]
    • Jerry McNerney [Democrat] CD 11
  • CD 10
    • Jeff Denham [Republican] CD 19
    • Jose Hernandez [Democrat]
  • CD 11
    • Virginia Fuller [Republican]
    • George Miller [Democrat] CD 7
  • CD 12
    • John Dennis [Republican]
    • Nancy Pelosi [Democrat] CD 8
  • CD 13
    • Barbara Lee [Democrat] CD 9
    • Nancy Singleton [NO PARTY PREFERENCE]
  • CD 14
    • Debbie Bacigalupi [Republican]
    • Jackie Speier [Democrat] CD 12
  • CD 15
    • Pete Stark [Democrat] CD 13
    • Eric Swalwell [Democrat]
  • CD 16
    • Jim Costa [Democrat] CD 20
    • Brian Whelan [Republican]
  • CD 17
    • Mike Honda [Democrat] CD 15
    • Evelyn Li [Republican]
  • CD 18
    • Dave Chapman [Republican]
    • Anna Eshoo [Democrat] CD 14
  • CD 19
    • Zoe Lofgren [Democrat] CD 16
    • Robert Murray [Republican]
  • CD 20
    • Sam Farr [Democrat] CD 17
    • Jeff Taylor [Republican]
  • CD 21
    • David Valadao [Republican]
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 22
    • Otto Lee [Democrat]
    • Devin Nunes [Republican] CD 21
  • CD 23
    • Kevin McCarthy [Republican] CD 22
    • Terry Phillips [NO PARTY PREFERENCE]
  • CD 24
    • Lois Capps [Democrat] CD 23
    • Abel Maldonado [Republican]
  • CD 25
    • Buck McKeon [Republican] CD 25
    • Lee Rogers [Democrat]
  • CD 26
    • Julia Brownley [Democrat]
    • Tony Strickland [Republican]
  • CD 27
    • Judy Chu [Democrat] CD 32
    • Jack Orswell [Republican]
  • CD 28
    • Phil Jennerjahn [Republican]
    • Adam Schiff [Democrat] CD 29
  • CD 29
    • Tony Cardenas [Democrat]
    • David Hernandez [NO PARTY PREFERENCE]
  • CD 30
    • Howard Berman [Democrat] CD 28
    • Brad Sherman [Democrat] CD 27
  • CD 31
    • Gary Miller [Republican] CD 42
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 32
    • David Miller [Republican]
    • Grace Napolitano [Democrat] CD 38
  • CD 33
    • Bill Bloomfield [NO PARTY PREFERENCE]
    • Henry Waxman [Democrat] CD 30
  • CD 34
    • Xavier Becerra [Democrat] CD 31
    • Stephen Smith [Republican]
  • CD 35
    • Joe Baca [Democrat] CD 43
    • Gloria McLeod [Democrat]
  • CD 36
    • Mary Bono Mack [Republican] CD 45
    • Raul Ruiz [Democrat]
  • CD 37
    • Karen Bass [Republican] CD 33
    • Sean McGary [write-in]
  • CD 38
    • Linda Sanchez [Democrat] CD 39
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 39
    • Jay Chen [Democrat]
    • Ed Royce [Republican] CD 40
  • CD 40
    • Lucille Roybal-Allard [Democrat] CD 34
    • David Sanchez [Democrat]
  • CD 41
    • Mark Takano [Democrat]
    • John Tavaglione [Republican]
  • CD 42
    • Ken Calvert [Republican] CD 44
    • Michael Williamson [Republican]
  • CD 43
    • Bob Flores [Democrat]
    • Maxine Waters [Democrat] CD 35
  • CD 44
    • Janice Hahn [Democrat] CD 36
    • Laura Richardson [Democrat] CD 37
  • CD 45
    • John Campbell [Republican] CD 48
    • Sukhee Kang [Democrat]
  • CD 46
    • Jerry Hayden [Republican]
    • Loretta Sanchez [Democrat] CD 47
  • CD 47
    • Gary DeLong [Republican]
    • Alan Lowenthal [Democrat]
  • CD 48
    • Dana Rohrabacher [Republican] CD 46
    • Ron Varasteh [Democrat]
  • CD 49
    • Darrell Issa [Republican]
    • Jerry Tetalman [Democrat]
  • CD 50
    • Duncan Hunter [Republican] CD 52
    • Dave Secor [Democrat]
  • CD 51
    • Michael Crimmins [Republican]
    • Juan Vargas [Democrat]
  • CD 52
    • Brian Bilbray [Republican] CD 50
    • TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • CD 53
    • Susan Davis [Democrat] CD 53
    • Nick Popaditch [Republican]

56 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Richard Grayson (Americans Elect, Write-in [Green]) - previously listed as Green.

California: House CD 2: Stacey Lawson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Richard Stephen "Rick" Tubbs, II (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Stewart John Cilley (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Erik J. Smitt (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: state Assemblyman Paul Cook (Republican) - Active. House CD 10: Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 13: Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 16: Loraine Goodwin (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Congressman Sam Farr (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 22: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 23: Eric Parker (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 26: Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 27: Robert "Bob" Duran (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 29: Richard A. Valdez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 31: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) - On Ballot; Justin Sung-Sup Kim (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rita Ramirez-Dean (Democratic) - lost Primary; Renea Wickman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 33: Christopher David (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 34: Howard George Johnson (Peace And Freedom) - lost Primary. House CD 35: Anthony W. Vieyra (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 41: Anna Nevenic (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 42: Congressman Gary G. Miller (Republican) - On Ballot; Clifford J. "Cliff" Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 43: Congressman Joe Baca (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 45: John Webb (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 46: John J. Cullum (Republican) - lost Primary; Pat Garcia (Republican) - lost Primary; Jorge Rocha (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 47: Congressman Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) - On Ballot; former Congressman Steven T. "Steve" Kuykendall (Republican) - lost Primary; E. Peter Mathews (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 48: Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 51: former state Senator Denise Moreno Ducheny (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Glenn A. Burkett (Democratic) - added; Naomi Craine (Write-in) - added; Lionel Long (Write-in) - added; William Charles "Chuck" Lynch (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lawrence Sidney Scott (Write-in) - added. House CD 7: Fred Marra (Write-in) - added. House CD 13: Madeline Vance (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 17: Tom Baumann (Write-in) - added. House CD 18: Marilyn Davis Holloman (Write-in) - added. House CD 19: Brian J. Owens (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Anthony M. Dutrow (Write-in) - added; James Gleason (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Randall Terry (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Montana: Governor: former state Senator Ken Miller (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Senator Corey Stapleton (Republican) - lost Primary. House At-Large: Missoula Council Member David Jon "Dave" Strohmaier (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Franke Wilmer (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: former state Senator Jesse Laslovich (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Jim G. Shockley (Republican) - lost Primary.

New Jersey: House CD 8: Anthony Zanowic (Independent) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: state Senator Eric G. Griego (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Recap 5 Jun CA, IA, MT, NJ, NM, SD primaries and WI Gov/LtGov recall election.
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

California Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 547 delegates.
California Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 169 delegates.

Montana Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 24 delegates.
Montana non-binding Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 70%, Paul 14%.

New Jersey Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 153 delegates.
New Jersey Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 50 delegates.

New Mexico Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 39 delegates.
New Mexico Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 20 delegates.

South Dakota Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 22 delegates (uncontested, primary cancelled).
South Dakota Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 25 delegates.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 1,455, Santorum 265, Gingrich 146, Paul 138, Uncommitted 35, Bachmann 1. Hard delegate count: Romney 1,329, Uncommitted 283, Santorum 251, Gingrich 143, Paul 98, Huntsman 2, Bachmann 1. Needed to nominate 1,144.

215 changes to the candidate list.

In New Jersey's U.S. House CD 9, Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (Democratic, incumbent CD 8) defeated Congressman Steven R. "Steve" Rothman (Democratic, incumbent CD 9).

In Wisconsin:, efforts to recall Governor Governor Scott Walker (Republican) and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican) failed. Both incumbents retained their positions.

California: Senate Class 1: Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democratic) - On Ballot; Kabiruddin Karim Ali (Peace And Freedom) - lost Primary; John Edward Boruff (Republican) - lost Primary; Oscar Alejandro Braun (Republican) - lost Primary; Greg Conlon (Republican) - lost Primary; Marsha Feinland (Peace And Freedom) - lost Primary; Colleen Shea Fernald (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rogelio T. Gloria (Republican) - lost Primary; Don J. Grundmann (American Independent) - lost Primary; Daniel J. "Dan" Hughes (Republican) - lost Primary; Dennis Jackson (Republican) - lost Primary; Dirk Allen Konopik (Republican) - lost Primary; Donald Krampe (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Edmund Lauten (Republican) - lost Primary; David Alex Levitt (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gail K. Lightfoot (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Al Ramirez (Republican) - lost Primary; Nak Shah (Democratic) - lost Primary; Nachum Shifren (Republican) - lost Primary; Diane Stewart (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael S. "Mike" Strimling (Democratic) - lost Primary; Orly Taitz (Republican) - lost Primary; Rick Williams (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson (Democratic) - On Ballot; former state Senator Sam Aanestad (Republican) - lost Primary; Nathan Arrowsmith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gregory Cheadle (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Dacquisto (Republican) - lost Primary; Gary Allen Oxley (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Peter Vincent "Pete" Stiglich (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Marin County Supervisor Susan L. Adams (Democratic) - lost Primary; Andrew Augustine "Andy" Caffrey, IV (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brooke J. Clarke (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; William L. Courtney (Democratic) - lost Primary; Larry Fritzlan (Democratic) - lost Primary; Mike Halliwell (Republican) - lost Primary; John Lewallen (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Petaluma Vice Mayor Tiffany "Tiff" Renée (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Daniel E. "Dan" Lungren (Republican) - On Ballot; Sutter County Deputy District Attorney Joseph Anthony "Tony" Carlos (Republican) - lost Primary; Eugene Ray (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Doris K. Matsui (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 7: Congressman George Miller (Democratic) - On Ballot; Curt Taras (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Douglas Arthur "D.A." "Art" Tuma (Libertarian) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) - On Ballot; former Republican state Assemblyman Anthony T. Adams (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Dennis L. Albertsen (Republican) - lost Primary; state Assemblyman Paul Cook (Republican) - lost Primary; George T. Craig (Republican) - lost Primary; former Hesperia City Councilman William O'Neil "Bill" Jensen, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Victorville Mayor Ryan McEachron (Republican) - lost Primary; San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph D. Napolitano (Republican) - lost Primary; John Pinkerton (Democratic) - lost Primary; Victorville Councilmember Angela Valles (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman Barbara Lee (Democratic) - On Ballot; John Othniel McDonald (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Michael James "Mike" Barkley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Chad Matthew Condit (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Troy Wayne McComak (Independent) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney (Democratic) - On Ballot; John Fitzgerald (Democratic) - lost Primary; Cheryl Sudduth (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Jackie Speier (Democratic) - On Ballot; Américo Arturo Díaz (Democratic) - lost Primary; Barry Hermanson (Green) - lost Primary; David Peterson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Summer Justice Shields (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Justin Jelincic (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Congressman Anna G. Eshoo (Democratic) - On Ballot; Michael J. Maloney (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman Michael M. "Mike" Honda (Democratic) - On Ballot; Christopher James "Chris" Pareja (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 16: Congressman Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) - On Ballot; Mark Garcia (Republican) - lost Primary; Johnny M. Tacherra (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Charles Richardson (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Carol Brouillet (Green) - lost Primary; William Randle Parks (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Congressman Jeff Denham (Republican) - On Ballot; Jay Blas Jacob Cabrera (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Phat Nguyen (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 20: Congressman Jim Costa (Democratic) - On Ballot; Dan Caudle (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Art Dunn (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ronald Paul "Ron" Kabat (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Mike LeBarre (Republican) - lost Primary; Eric Petersen (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 23: Congressman Lois G. Capps (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 24: Matthew Elliott "Matt" Boutté (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Christopher "Chris" Mitchum (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 25: Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (Republican) - On Ballot; Darlene "Dante" Acosta (Republican) - lost Primary; Catherine "Cathie" Wright (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 26: Albert Maxwell "Al" Goldberg (Democratic) - lost Primary; Oxnard Harbor District President Jess John Herrera (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Cruz Thayne (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 27: Congressman Brad Sherman (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 28: Congressman Howard L. Berman (Democratic) - On Ballot; Sal Genovese (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld (Democratic) - lost Primary; Garen Mailyan (Republican) - lost Primary; Massie Munroe (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jenny Worman (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 29: Congressman Adam B. Schiff (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 30: Congressman Henry A. Waxman (Democratic) - On Ballot; Vince Gilmore (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael W. "Mike" Powelson (Green) - lost Primary; Mark Reed (Republican) - lost Primary; Susan Shelley (Republican) - lost Primary; Navraj Singh (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 32: Congressman Judy Chu (Democratic) - On Ballot; G. Bill Gonzalez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 33: Stephen "Steve" Collett (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Bruce Margolin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Zein Elabdine Obagi, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Tim Pape (Democratic) - lost Primary; David William Steinman (Green) - lost Primary. House CD 38: Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 39: Congressman Linda T. Sánchez (Democratic) - On Ballot; D'Marie Mulattieri (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 40: Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 41: George Pearne (Republican) - lost Primary; Vincent Peter "Vince" Sawyer (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 42: Eva Christine Johnson (Republican) - lost Primary; Curt Novak (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Clayton Thibodeau (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 44: Congressman Kenneth S. "Ken" Calvert (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 46: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) - On Ballot. House CD 47: Steve Foley (Republican) - lost Primary; Sanford W. Kahn (Republican) - lost Primary; Jayendra Arvindlal "Jay" Shah (Democratic) - lost Primary; Usah Shah (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 48: Alan Schlar (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 49: Congressman Darrell Edward Issa (Republican) - On Ballot; Richard John "Dick" Eiden (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Albin Novinec (No Party Preference) - lost Primary. House CD 50: Congressman Brian Phillip Bilbray (Republican) - On Ballot; Michael Benoit (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Connie Frankowiak (Democratic) - lost Primary; Terri Ruth Linnell (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 51: John L. Brooks, II (Democratic) - lost Primary; Xanthi Gionis (Republican) - lost Primary; Bernard Portley (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel C. "Danny" Ramirez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 52: Congressman Duncan Duane Hunter (Republican) - On Ballot; Gene Hamilton Carswell (Republican) - lost Primary; Shirley DeCourt-Park (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jack Doyle (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; Wayne Iverson (Republican) - lost Primary; Ehab T. Shehata (No Party Preference) - lost Primary; John Kenneth Stahl (Republican) - lost Primary; John L. Subka (Republican) - lost Primary.

Iowa: House CD 1: Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman David Wayne Loebsack (Democratic) - Renominated; Daniel P. "Dan" Dolan (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Joe M. Seng (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Peter D. Konetchy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Dennis R. Teske (Republican) - lost Primary. Governor: Robert T. "Bob" Fanning, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Neil C. Livingstone (Republican) - lost Primary; Jim Lynch (Republican) - lost Primary; Heather Margolis (Democratic) - lost Primary; Chouteau County Commissioner Jim O'Hara (Republican) - lost Primary. House At-Large: Eric Brosten (Republican) - lost Primary; Vincent Melkus (Republican) - lost Primary; Sam Rankin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Diane Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robert "Rob" Stutz (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jason Ward (Democratic) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Scott Aspenlieder (Republican) - lost Primary; Patty Lovaas (Republican) - lost Primary; Drew Turiano (Republican) - lost Primary.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: David Douglas Brown (Republican) - lost Primary; Bader George Qarmout (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph R. "Joe" "Rudy" Rullo (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Robert E. "Rob" Andrews (Democratic) - Renominated; Francis X. Tenaglio (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (Republican) - Renominated; Absecon School Board Member Michael "Mike" Assad (Republican) - lost Primary; Viola Hughes (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gary Stein (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Christopher H. "Chris" Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Terrence McGowan (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Ernest Scott "Scott" Garrett (Republican) - Renominated; Jason-Paul Nezmer "J. Paul" Castle (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael J. Cino (Republican) - lost Primary; Diane Sare (Democratic) - lost Primary; Bonnie Somer (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Ernesto Cullari (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Leonard Lance (Republican) - Renominated; David Kenny Larsen (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; Michael Joseph Shurin (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Congressman Steven R. "Steve" Rothman (Democratic) - Lost Primary; Blase Billack (Republican) - lost Primary; Hector L. Castillo (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Dennis R. Flynn (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Nia H. Gill (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10 Special: state Senator Nia H. Gill (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Newark Councilman Ronald C. "Ron" Rice (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10 Special: Newark Councilman Ronald C. "Ron" Rice (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary; Cathy Wright (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman Albio Sires (Democratic) - Renominated.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Auditor Hector H. Balderas (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gregory Eddie "Greg" Sowards (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: former Albuquerque Mayor Martin J. "Marty" Chávez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Frederick L. "Rick" Newton (Republican) - lost Primary.

Oregon: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Susan Castillo (Nonpartisan) - Open Office.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeffrey Edward "Jeff" Barth (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Tue 5 Jun 2012: PRIMARIES in CA, IA, MT, NJ, NM & SD (no PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES in IA); WI RECALL ELECTION (Gov/LtGov)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The First Tuesday after the First Monday in JUNE was the original "Super Tuesday" back in the 1960s and 1970s and, although it does not have the same cachet it once did in earlier times, there are still a lot of election "events" scheduled for this day in Presidential Election years. Because of this, as well as for the benefit of our site's users around the world who are interested in the goings-on within the American political system, the election "events" scheduled for Tuesday 5 June 2012 are presented below in order of respective poll-closing times relative to Greenwich Mean Time.

Polls close at 0000 GMT [8 PM Eastern Time US]

NEW JERSEY

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time

Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 50 National Convention delegates bound/pledged

Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 153 National Convention delegates pledged

Results from AP, Google, Politico, CNN, MSNBC.



Polls close at 0100 GMT [8 PM Central Time US/7 PM Mountain Time US]

NEW MEXICO

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time

Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 20 National Convention delegates bound/pledged

Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 39 National Convention delegates pledged

Results from AP, Google, Politico, CNN, MSNBC.


SOUTH DAKOTA

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time
[NOTE: SOUTH DAKOTA is split between the Central Time Zone and Mountain Time Zone; the poll closing time of 0100 GMT is the time at which all polls throughout the State are closed]

Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 25 National Convention delegates bound/pledged

Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 22 National Convention delegates pledged

Results from AP, Google, Politico, CNN, MSNBC


WISCONSIN

RECALL ELECTIONS: polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time

Results from AP



Polls close at 0200 GMT [9 PM Central Time US/8 PM Mountain Time US]

IOWA

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 7 AM to 9 PM local time

NOTE: There are no PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES in IOWA

Results from AP


MONTANA

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time

Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: an 'Advisory' Primary having no direct effect upon the binding or pledging of National Convention delegates

Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 24 National Convention delegates pledged

Results from AP, Google, Politico, CNN, MSNBC.



Polls close at 0300 GMT [8 PM Pacific Time US]

CALIFORNIA

STATE Primaries: polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time
[NOTE: CALIFORNIA is using its new "Top Two" Primary system in which all candidates for office- Major Party, Third Party or Independent- run "all up" in a single Primary without regard to Party designation (or lack thereof): only the top two vote-getters (hence the name for this type of Primary) advance to the General Election in November]

Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 169 National Convention delegates bound/pledged

Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: 547 National Convention delegates pledged

Results from AP, Google, Politico, CNN, MSNBC.

27 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Delaware: Senate Class 1: Andrew Groff (Green) - added. House At-Large: Bernard August (Green) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: Michael Ricks (Write-in) - added. House CD 14: Congressman Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (Democratic) - added as candidate; Bill Kee (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 23: Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Julia Carlson (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Seamus Maguire (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Aaron Marston (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; former Auburn City Councilor Verne E. Paradie, Jr. (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Marisa Ann DeFranco (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Eno Mondésir (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Harley Mikkelson (Green) - added. House CD 1: Ellis Boal (Green) - added. House CD 2: William J. Opalicky (Green) - added. House CD 4: Pat Timmons (Green) - added. House CD 7: Richard E. Wunsch (Green) - added. House CD 9: Julia Williams (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12. House CD 11: former state Senator Loren Bennett (Write-in [Republican]) - added; Steven Paul Duke (Green) - added. House CD 14: Douglas Campbell (Green) - added.

Wyoming (filing closed for 21 August 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Thomas Bleming (Republican) - added; William Bryk (Democratic) - added; Tim Chesnut (Democratic) - added; Emmett Mavy (Republican) - added; Phil Roberts (Independent) - added. House At-Large: Congressman Cynthia Marie Lummis (Republican) - Renominated.

MO-R and WA-R State Conventions / 6 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Missouri Republican State Convention: The State Convention elected 19 Romney and 6 Santorum National Convention Delegates. Accordingly, we have changed our Missouri count from Romney 12, Santorum 7, Paul 4, Uncommittted 3, Gingrich 1 to Romney 31, Santorum 13, Paul 4, Uncommittted 3, Gingrich 1.

Washington Republican State Convention: The State Convention elected 40 National Convention delegates. Accordingly, we have changed our estimated Washington count from Romney 16, Paul 10, Santorum 10, Gingrich 4 to Romney 34, Paul 5, Uncommitted 3, Santorum 1. Media reports indicate those 3 uncommitted RNC delegates support Romney.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 1,188, Santorum 265, Gingrich 146, Paul 138, Uncommitted 35, Bachmann 1. Hard delegate count: Romney 1,065, Uncommitted 277, Santorum 251, Gingrich 143, Paul 93, Huntsman 2, Bachmann 1. Needed to nominate 1,144.

6 changes to the candidate list.

Alaska: House At-Large: Terre L. Gales (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Alec Pueschel (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4. House CD 23: Ilya Katz (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Danny F. Dalton (Nonpartisan) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: Congressman Thaddeus G. "Thad" McCotter (Republican) - Open Seat; Congressman Thaddeus G. "Thad" McCotter (Write-in [Republican]) - apparently not a candidate, previously listed as Write-in [Republican].

Commentary: Notes on the meteoric Rise and ignominious Fall of former Senator John Edwards
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
Notes on the meteoric Rise and ignominious
Fall of former Senator John Edwards

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Is it just me?... or did the public statement this past Thursday [31 May 2012] by former Senator John Edwards [Dem., NORTH CAROLINA] outside the Federal courthouse in Greensboro soon after his acquittal on one of six counts against him- with a mistrial declared as to the other five- make anyone else so uncomfortable?

By sheer dumb (or was it simply "bad"?) luck, I was able to catch his full remarks 'live' at not all that long after 5 o'clock Eastern Daylight Time US [2100 GMT] and 1. kind of wished I hadn't and 2. felt the need to immediately take a shower! And seeing "highlights" (a word that can only be used in quotes herein) of his comments- as excerpted on cable, local and national news- throughout the rest of that evening here in the USofA did nothing at all to either make them seem any the better or alter my intial "creeped-out" reaction to ....

Roemer suspends Presidential campaign / 52 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Former Louisiana Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Charles E. "Buddy" Roemer, III suspended his campaign on 31 May 2012: "Today, I am no longer a candidate for President of the United States."

Alaska: House At-Large: Debra Chesnut (Democratic) - added; Clinton DesJarlais (Write-in [No Affiliation]) - previously listed as No Affiliation.

Arizona (filing is closed for 28 August 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Sydney Dudikoff (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Jeffrey Lyon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Gaither Martin (Republican) - added; Miguel Olivas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Charles Roland Black (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Steve Farley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Nomiki Konst (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mark Koskiniemi (Republican) - added; John David Lervold (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Monty Nafoosi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dave Sitton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Blanca Guerra (Libertarian) - added; Russell Walker "R.W". Jenna, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Rick Murphy (Republican) - added; Joe Pamelia (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Jack Anderson (Libertarian) - added; former state Senator Russell Pearce (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Joe Cobb (Libertarian) - added; Christopher John "Chris" Flowers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: state Senator Frank Ronald Antenori (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect) - added; Tony Passalacqua (Republican) - added; Gene Scharer (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Jeff Thompson (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Christopher D. "Chris" Meek (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 1: William "Cleave" Drummond, II (Write-in [Reform]) - previously listed as Reform. House CD 9: Julius Anthony Melendez (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27. House CD 11: Congressman Richard B. "Rich" Nugent (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 5; Lawrence "Larry" Penpek (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 18: James "Jim" Horn (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16. House CD 19: Byron Donalds (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14; state Representative Paige Vanier Kreegel (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14.

New York (preparation for 26 June 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Steve J. Israel (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Joseph "Joe" Crowley (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Grimm (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 14: Congressman Carolyn B. Maloney (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman José E. Serrano (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 19: Congressman Nan Hayworth (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 20: Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 21: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 23: Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic) - Renominated.

Vermont: Attorney General: Jack McMullen (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Beverly Simmons-Miller (Write-in) - added.

24 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 10: Naipaul Seegolam (Republican) - added.

New York (preparation for 26 June primary): Senate Class 1: Lumies Joseph Huff (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Paul Mourino (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Robert Previdi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Opportunity to Ballot (Conservative) - added. House CD 6: Juan Sheng (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Joseph E. Tiraco (Independence) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Ernest Johnson (Conservative) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Queens Council Member Eric Ulrich (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: David Paul Garland (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Cynthia Belton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Aleassandro "Alex" Borgognone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Walter Iwachiw (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: Mark Escottery-Bey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: William Britt, Jr. (Conservative) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Don DeBar (Green) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 22: Congressman Richard L. Hanna (Republican, Independence, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican, Independence; M. Julie Miller (Conservative) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Congressman Ann Marie Buerkle (Republican) - Renominated; Andrew Michael Decker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Congressman Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 27: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 28: Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 29: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican) - Renominated.

Romney apparent nominee / Texas Primary Recap / 139 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Texas Republican Presidential Primary: Estimated delegate count-- Romney 105, Paul 18, Santorum 12, Gingrich 7, Uncommitted 6, Bachmann 1. (updated Wednesday 30 May AM)

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 1,148, Santorum 268, Gingrich 150, Paul 143, Uncommitted 35, Bachmann 1. Hard delegate count: Romney 1,012, Uncommitted 317, Santorum 244, Gingrich 143, Paul 93, Huntsman 2, Bachmann 1. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Mitt Romney's email statement:

What Tonight Means
Friend,
Tonight, we surpassed 1,144 delegates and secured the nomination. I am grateful and humbled by your support through this process. We did it!
This has been an extraordinary journey. And yet it's only the beginning.
Now all Republicans can move forward toward our convention in Tampa. There, we will stand united as a party with a winning ticket for America. Ours will be a campaign to unite every American who knows in his or her heart that we can do better.
There's much to be done by November 6th - but with your help, we will get it done!
(donation request redacted)
Thank you for standing with me.
Mitt Romney

139 changes to the candidate list.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Piotr Blass (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 3: Philip "Phil" Dodds (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 12: Jonathan Michael Snow (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9. House CD 27: Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18.

Illinois: House CD 12: former St. Clair County Regional School Superintendent Brad J. Harriman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. "Today, it is with a heavy heart that I must announce that I am ending my campaign after consultation with my doctor." The County Democratic Party will select a replacement candidate.

Michigan: House CD 11: Congressman Thaddeus G. "Thad" McCotter (Write-in [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 13: Godfrey J. Dillard (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma (prepared for 26 June primary): House CD 5: Congressman James Paul Lankford (Republican) - Renominated.

South Carolina: House CD 7: state Representative Ted Martin Vick (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Congressman Silvestre Reyes (Democratic, CD 16) lost his primary to Robert "Beto" O'Rourke.

Texas: When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the 29 May 2012 primary, a 31 July 2012 runoff is held between the two top vote-getters. Contests proceeding to a runoff:

  • U.S. Senate Democratic: Paul Lindsey Sadler v Grady Yarbrough
  • U.S. Senate Republican: Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz v David H. Dewhurst
  • U.S. House CD 5 Democratic: Tom Berry v Linda S. Mrosko
  • U.S. House CD 7 Democratic: James P. Cargas v Lissa Squiers
  • U.S. House CD 14 Republican: Felicia Harris v Randy Weber
  • U.S. House CD 15 Republican: Dale Allen Brueggemann v Eddie Zamora
  • U.S. House CD 23 Democratic: Pete P. Gallego v former Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez
  • U.S. House CD 25 Republican: Wesley Allen "Wes" Riddle v former Secretary of State Roger Williams
  • U.S. House CD 27 Democratic: Rose Meza Harrison v Jerry J. Trevino
  • U.S. House CD 33 Democratic: Domingo Garcia v Marc Allison Veasey
  • U.S. House CD 34 Democratic: Filemon Vela v (second place runoff is too close to call) either Ramiro Garza, Jr. or Denise R. Saenz Blanchard
  • U.S. House CD 34 Republican: Jessica Bradshaw Bradshaw v Adela Garza
  • U.S. House CD 36 Republican: former Congressman Steve Stockmanv v Stephen Vincent Takach
  • Railroad Commissioner (full term ending in 2012) Republican: Warren Chisum v Christi Craddick
  • Railroad Commissioner (partial term ending in 2014) Republican: Gregory "Greg" Parker v Railroad Commissioner Barry Smitherman

Texas (29 May 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Marshall Glenn Addison (Republican) - lost Primary; "Doc Joe" Agris (Republican) - lost Primary; Addie Dainell Allen (Democratic) - lost Primary; Curtis C. "Curt" Cleaver (Republican) - lost Primary; Ben Gambini (Republican) - lost Primary; Sean Peter Hubbard (Democratic) - lost Primary; Craig James (Republican) - lost Primary; former Dallas Mayor Thomas C. "Tom" Leppert (Republican) - lost Primary; Lela Mae Pittenger (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated; Joshua C. "Josh" Caesar (Republican) - lost Primary; Harry Pierce (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Ralph Moody Hall (Republican) - Renominated; Steve Clark (Republican) - lost Primary; Louis Paul "Lou" Gigliotti (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Pat Wallace (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - Renominated; former Addison Mayor Joe Chow (Republican) - lost Primary; Itamar Gelbman (Republican) - lost Primary; Brianna Hinojosa-Flores (Democratic) - lost Primary; Donald Max "Don" Jaquess (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frank Charles Kuchar (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman John Culberson (Republican) - Renominated; Phillip Andrews (Democratic) - lost Primary; William F. "Bill" Tofte (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady (Republican) - Renominated; Larry Youngblood (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Michael T. McCaul (Republican) - Renominated; William E. Miller, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Eddie Kaye Traylor (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway (Republican) - Renominated; Marven Wade "Wade" Brown (Republican) - lost Primary; Chris W. Younts (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Kay N. Granger (Republican) - Renominated; former Mayor of Highland Village William Clarence "Bill" Lawrence (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman Mac Thornberry (Republican) - Renominated; Pamela Lee "Pam" Barlow (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Linda Dailey (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Gay (Republican) - lost Primary; Roberto F. "Robert" Gonzalez (Republican) - lost Primary; George Harper (Republican) - lost Primary; Mark Anderson Mansius (Republican) - lost Primary; James Rowland "Jay" Old, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; William Kedzie "Bill" Sargent (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Joseph Truncale (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa (Democratic) - Renominated; David Cantu (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rebecca Cervera (Republican) - lost Primary; Jane "Juantia Cruz" Cross (Democratic) - lost Primary; James Andrew "Jim" Kuiken (Republican) - lost Primary; Johnny "JP" Partain (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ruben Ramon Ramirez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 16: Congressman Silvestre Reyes (Democratic) - Lost Primary; Paul Johnson, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ben E. "Buddy" Mendoza (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jerome Tilghman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Congressman William "Bill" Flores (Republican) - Renominated; George W. Hindman (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Congressman Randy Neugebauer (Republican) - Renominated; Chris Winn (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 21: Congressman Lamar Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Daniel Curtis "Dan" Boone (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard Mack (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Morgan (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 22: Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson (Republican) - Renominated; Barbara J. Carlson (Republican) - lost Primary; Kelayil P. "KP" George (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 23: John Marcus Bustamante (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 24: Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant (Republican) - Renominated; Grant Patrick Stinchfield, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 25: Congressman Lloyd A. Doggett (Democratic) - Renominated; Ernie Alan Beltz, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; William Paul "Bill" Burch (Republican) - lost Primary; former Mayor of Highland Village Dianne Salvagno Costa (Republican) - lost Primary; James "Jim" Dillon (Republican) - lost Primary; David Henry "Dave" Garrison (Republican) - lost Primary; Cleburne Mayor Jack Justin Hewlett (Republican) - lost Primary; retired State Appeals Court Judge Charles "Charlie" Holcomb (Republican) - lost Primary; Brian Matthews (Republican) - lost Primary; Chad Wilbanks (Republican) - lost Primary; former Railroad Commissioner Michael Lawrence Williams (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 27: Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold (Republican) - Renominated; John Grunwald (Republican) - lost Primary; Murphy Alade Junaid (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ronnie C. McDonald (Democratic) - lost Primary; Donald Alfred "Don Al" Middlebrook (Republican) - lost Primary; Marvin Kirby "Trey" Roberts (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) - Renominated; state Representative Barbara Len Mallory Caraway (Democratic) - lost Primary; Taj Clayton (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 31: Congressman John Rice Carter (Republican) - Renominated; Eric Klingemann (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 32: Walter Hofheinz (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 33: David Alameel (Democratic) - lost Primary; Chrysta Castañeda (Democratic) - lost Primary; Fort Worth Councilwoman Erin Kathleen "Kathleen" Hicks (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles King (Republican) - lost Primary; J.R. Molina (Democratic) - lost Primary; Carlos Quintanilla (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jason E. Roberts (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Dallas Councilman Steve Salazar (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kyev P. Tatum, Sr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Manuel T. Valdez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 34: Elmo M. Aycock, III (Democratic) - lost Primary; Juan Angel Guerra (Democratic) - lost Primary; Paul B. Haring (Republican) - lost Primary; Salomon Torres (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Brownsville City Commissioner Anthony P. Troiani (Democratic) - lost Primary; Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 35: Maria Luisa Alvarado (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rob Roark (Republican) - lost Primary; County Tax Assessor-Collector Sylvia S. Romo (Democratic) - lost Primary; Credit Union Commission Member Arthur John Yoggerst, II (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 36: Keith Casey (Republican) - lost Primary; Jerry L. Doyle (Republican) - lost Primary; Jim Engstrand (Republican) - lost Primary; Ky Douglas Griffin (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator James Michael "Mike" Jackson (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles B. "Chuck" Meyer (Republican) - lost Primary; Kim Morrell (Republican) - lost Primary; Lois Dickson Myers (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel Keith Whitton (Republican) - lost Primary; Tim Wintill (Republican) - lost Primary. Railroad Commissioner 2: Becky Berger (Republican) - lost Primary; Beryl Burgess (Republican) - lost Primary; Joe Cotten (Republican) - lost Primary; Roland Sledge (Republican) - lost Primary. Railroad Commissioner 3: Al Lee (Republican) - lost Primary; Guadalupe County Attorney Elizabeth Murray-Kolb (Republican) - lost Primary.

Tuesday 29 May 2012: PRIMARIES (including Presidential Primaries) in TEXAS
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

TEXAS PRIMARIES

State Primaries: TEXAS is using Primaries to nominate candidates for the Class 1 United States Senate from the Lone Star State as well as the State's 36 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning at Noon, 3 January 2013; there are also Primaries for a full 6-year term- as well as the remaining 2 years of an unexpired term- on the State Railroad Commission.

Republicans: 152 delegates from TEXAS to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders as a result of the voting in this Primary.

Democrats: the Presidential Primary in TEXAS on the Democratic side is 'Advisory', having no direct effect on the pledging of delegates to the Democratic National Convention to presidential contenders (which is done via a Caucus/Convention process culminating with the State Democratic Convention in June).

Texas Primary results from AP.

37 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado (updated for 26 June 2012 Primary): House CD 1: Congressman Diana L. DeGette (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Jared Polis (Democratic) - Renominated; Eric A. Weissmann (Republican) - Active. House CD 3: Congressman Scott Randall Tipton (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Cory Scott Gardner (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Edwin G. "Ed" Perlmutter (Democratic) - Renominated.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Justin Bernier (Republican) - Pending.

Delaware: Senate Class 1: Alex Pires (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Trey Radel (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14.

Georgia (filing closed for 31 July 2012 Primary): House CD 1: Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Chip Flanegan (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Catherine Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Courtney L. Dillard, Sr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: David Hancock (Republican) - added; Gary Neil Lightfoot (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Steven M. "Steve" Reilly (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Congressman James Austin "Austin" Scott (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman John Thomas "Tom" Graves, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Hunter Bicknell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jody Cooley (Democratic) - added; Clifton Steed McDuffie (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Allan Levene (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Patrick Thompson (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Congressman John J. Barrow (Democratic) - Renominated; Brian Albert Apostol Nafarrete (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeanne Seaver (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 13: Congressman David Albert Scott (Democratic) - Renominated; Shahid Malik (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Daniel "Danny" Grant (Democratic) - added.

Utah (updated for 26 June 2012 Primary): Governor: Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican) - Renominated.

Commentary: Romney sweeps the latest GOP Primaries while Obama hits a few speed bumps
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
A NEW BROOM SWEEPS CLEAN
Mitt Romney sweeps the latest GOP Primaries
while Barack Obama hits a few "speed bumps"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This past Tuesday (22 May), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney swept all delegates up for grabs in the Republican Presidential Primaries held in ARKANSAS and KENTUCKY that day.

But- before I go on to discuss the ramifications (where not also portents) of such Primaries, on both the Republican and Democratic side of things- let us all remember one of the major reasons why this can even be discussed:

This very weekend is Memorial Day weekend here in the United States of America and- while Mitt Romney supporters and Ron Paul supporters or, for that matter, those supportive of President Obama and those opposed to him continue to "mix it up" (in the form of political discussion, hopefully, and not physical confrontation!)- let us not forget that these are all Americans and are able to do just that because of the many sacrifices of the brave men and women- past as well as present- who have served- and, in some cases, still do so serve- in Our Nation's Armed Forces, some of whom have paid the ultimate sacrifice- that "last full measure of devotion", as President Abraham Lincoln himself so well ....

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California: House CD 37: Sean McGary (Write-in [Libertarian]) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 3: Steve Packard (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Richard E. Wieland (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Justin Bernier (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Randy Christopher Yale (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 5: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 6: Craig S. Miller (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7. House CD 16: Congressman Vernon "Vern" Buchanan (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 13. House CD 19: Chauncey Porter Goss, II (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14; Brian J. Owens (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14. House CD 21: Cesar Henao (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 23: Osvaldo "Ozzie" deFaria, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20. House CD 26: Justin Lamar "Lamar" Sternad (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25.

Hawaii: House CD 2: Rafael "Del" del Castillo (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Tobias Schlingensiepen (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Mark D. Quick (Reform) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: Senate Class 1: Al Hamburg (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas and Kentucky Primary Recap / 26 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Arkansas Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 58% of the vote and 28 delegates, Wolf 42% and 19 delegates. We do not have a breakdown of the vote by CD so the delegate counts are a rough estimate.

Arkansas Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 68% and 33 delegates, Paul 13%, Santorum 13%, Gingrich 5%.

Kentucky Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 58% and 37 delegates, Uncommitted 42% and 29 delegates. We do not have a breakdown of the vote by CD so the delegate counts are a rough estimate.

Kentucky Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 67% and 42 delegates, Paul 13%, Santorum 9%, Gingrich 6%, Uncommitted 6%.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 1,043, Santorum 256, Gingrich 143, Paul 125, Uncommitted 29. Hard delegate count: Romney 907, Uncommitted 308, Santorum 232, Gingrich 136, Paul 75, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

26 changes to the candidate list.

Arkansas (22 May 2012 Primary): House CD 1: Gary Andrew Latanich (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: John David Cowart (Republican) - lost Primary; D.C. Morrison (Democratic) - lost Primary; Beth Anne Rankin (Republican) - lost Primary.

Since no candidate received at least 50% of the vote in the 22 May primary, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held on 12 June-- House CD 1 Democratic: Scott A. Ellington (49%) vs. Clark Madison Hall (39%). House CD 4 Democratic: Q. Byrum Hurst, Jr. (35%) vs. Gene Jeffress (40%)

Florida: House CD 19: state Representative Gary Aubuchon (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14; Anna Marie Trujillo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23. House CD 21: Walter Michael "Mike" Trout (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19.

Georgia: House CD 1: Lesli Messinger (Democratic) - added; Nathan Russo (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Jeff Kazanow (Democratic) - added; Robert "Bob" Montigel (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky (22 May 2012 Primary): House CD 1: James Buckmaster (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman John A. Yarmuth (Democratic) - Renominated; Burrel Charles Farnsley (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Marcus "Marc" Carey (Republican) - lost Primary; Greg Frank (Democratic) - lost Primary; Boone County Judge-Executive Gary W. Moore (Republican) - lost Primary; Brian Douglas Oerther (Republican) - lost Primary; Walter Christian "Walt" Schumm (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Alecia Dawn Webb-Edgington (Republican) - lost Primary; Tom Wurtz (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Michael Ackerman (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Patrick J. Kelly, II (Republican) - lost Primary; Curtis Kenimer (Republican) - lost Primary.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Owen Powell (Independent) - added.

Tuesday 22 May 2012: Presidential and State PRIMARIES in both ARKANSAS and KENTUCKY
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

ARKANSAS PRIMARIES

polls are open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM local time [1230 to 0030 GMT]

STATE Primaries: Along with those for other elective offices not covered by The Green Papers, nominations are being made via these Primaries for U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013. (NOTE: Where a candidate fails to receive a majority of the vote in a Primary, a Runoff between the two top vote-getters is scheduled for Tuesday 12 June 2012).

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 33 of ARKANSAS's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of this Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 47 of ARKANSAS's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of this Primary.

Results from AP.


KENTUCKY PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM local time [1000 to 2200 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1100 to 2300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone]

STATE Primaries: Along with those for other elective offices not covered by The Green Papers, nominations are being made via these Primaries for U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 42 of KENTUCKY's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of this Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 66 of KENTUCKY's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of this Primary.

Results from AP.

MN-R National Convention Delegate update / 10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Minnesota Republican State Convention update: Soft count changed from Paul 24, Santorum 8, Romney 2, Gingrich 2 to Paul 32, Santorum 2, unknown 3, Uncommitted 2, Gingrich 1. Hard count changed from Paul 20, available 15, Uncommitted 3, Santorum 2 to Paul 32, Uncommited 3, unknown 3, Santorum 2.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 968, Santorum 256, Gingrich 143, Paul 125, Uncommitted 29. Hard delegate count: Romney 829, Uncommitted 308, Santorum 223, Gingrich 136, Paul 75, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

10 changes to the candidate list.

Connecticut: House CD 1: John Henry Decker (Republican) - added; Michael W. "Mike" McDonald (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 21: Congressman Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19. House CD 23: Karen Harrington (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

Illinois: House CD 13: Jerry Clarke (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Erika Harold (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kathy Wassink (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 17: Francis E. Morganthaler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Vermont: Governor: Martha Abbott (Progressive) - added. Auditor of Accounts: Doug Hoffer (Democratic) - added.

78 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Connecticut: House CD 4: David Scott Orner (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: former Farmington town councillor Michael "Mike" Clark (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: former Congressman David Joseph "Dave" Weldon (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Dale R. Folwell (Republican) - lost 8 May 2012 Primary. Auditor: Greg Dority (Republican) - decided not to seek a 17 July 2012 run-off.

Washington (filing closed for 7 August 2012 Primary): Senate Class 1: Will Baker (Reform) - added; Chuck Jackson (Republican) - added; Michael Patrick "Mike" Shanks (Republican) - added; Glen R. "Stocky" Stockwell (Republican) - added; Nancy Travis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timmy "Doc" Wilson (Democratic) - added; Philip Yin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Rob Hill (Democratic) - added; Christian Joubert (No Party Preference) - added; Javier O. Lopez (Republican) - added; Mary Martin (Write-in [Socialist Workers Party]) - previously listed as Socialist Workers Party; Max Sampson (Republican) - added; James White (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Glenn Anderson (Republican) - added; James Robert Deal (No Party Preference) - added; Mark Greene (Independent) - added; Brad Owen (Democratic) - added; Dave T. Sumner, IV (Independent) - added. House CD 1 Special: Brian Berry (Democratic) - added; Darcy Burner (Democratic) - added; Bob Champion (Independent) - added; Washington State Department of Revenue Director Suzan Kay DelBene (Democratic) - added; Steven J. Gerdes (Republican) - added; J. Byron Holcomb (Democratic) - added; Snohomish County Councilman John Marvin Koster (Republican) - added; Ruth Morrison (Democratic) - added; Darshan Rauniyar (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Laura E. Ruderman (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Glen S. Johnson (No Party Preference) - added; Mike LaPointe (Independent) - added; Dan Matthews (Republican) - added; Eli Olson (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Norma Jean Stevens (No Party Preference) - added; Elizabeth Uelmen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Mary Baechler (Democratic) - added; Jerame V. "Jay" Clough (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Shane Fast (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Mohammad H. Said (Democratic) - added; Jamie Wheeler (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Ian Moody (No Party Preference) - added; Randall L. Yearout (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Eric G. Arentz, Jr. (Independent) - added; Bill Driscoll (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Charles Allen (Democratic) - added; Ron Bemis (Republican) - added; GoodSpaceGuy (Independent) - added; Andrew Hughes (Democratic) - added; Scott Sutherland (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Keith Arnold (Democratic) - added; Thomas Allen "Tom" Cramer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; James Windle (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 9: Tom Cramer (Democratic) - added; B. John Orlinski (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Jennifer Ferguson (Democratic) - added; Sue Gunn (Independent) - added; Steve Hannon (No Party Preference) - added. Secretary of State: David J. Anderston (No Party Preference) - added; Karen Murray (Constitution) - added; Sam Wright (Independent) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer James L. "Jim" McIntire (Democratic) - On Ballot; Treasurer James L. "Jim" McIntire (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor: Glenn Freeman (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Troy Kelley (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Public Lands: Clint Didier (Republican) - added; Public Lands Commissioner Peter James Goldmark (Democratic) - added as candidate; Stephen A. Sharon (No Party Preference) - added. Insurance Commissioner: John R. Adams (Republican) - added; Brian C. Berend (Independent) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: James Bauckman (Nonpartisan) - added; John Patterson Blair (Nonpartisan) - added; Public Instruction Superintendent Randy I. Dorn (Nonpartisan) - added as candidate; Don Hansler (Nonpartisan) - added; Ronald L. "Ron" Higgins (Nonpartisan) - added.

Commentary: Paul suspending his active campaigning gives Romney the nomination-- or does it?
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
THE REVOLUTION PROBABLY
WILL NOT BE TELEVISED
Ron Paul suspending his active campaigning now
gives Mitt Romney the nomination "free and clear"--
or does it?

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The statement issued this past Monday (14 May) was certainly to the point: Congressman Ron Paul of Texas was, more or less, suspending his active campaigning (if by "active campaigning"- as it is generally used 'out there'- we mean "actively shilling for votes from the rank-and-file in Presidential Primaries") but he was- most assuredly- not withdrawing!

Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process, the statement insisted. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future. Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections.

One headline I saw in the immediate wake of this was to the effect of 'Ron Paul finally states the obvious' (meaning his not being able to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012)....

24 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 19: James Lloyd Roach (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14.

Michigan (filing closed for 7 August primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) - Renominated; Scott Avery "Scotty" Boman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chuck Marino (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Fredrick Phillip "Rick" Wilson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Daniel J. "Dan" Benishek (Republican) - Renominated; Derek J. Bailey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman William P. "Bill" Huizenga (Republican) - Renominated; David Michael Takitaki (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Justin Amash (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman David Lee "Dave" Camp (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: David Crim (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Dan Davis (Republican) - added; Kurt Richard Haskell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Congressman Sander M. "Sandy" Levin (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12; Allen James "AJ" O'Neil (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Candice S. Miller (Republican) - Renominated; Henry Yanez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Congressman Sander M. "Sandy" Levin (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: Thamar Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Harry T. Sawicki (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Bob Costello (Democratic) - added; Southfield City Treasurer Irv M. Lowenberg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: John Fockler (Libertarian) - lost 6 March 2012 Primary.

Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon 15 May Primary Recap / 57 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Nebraska Democratic Presidential Primary: Advisory primary-- Nebraska's National Convention delegates are not bound by the results of the Presidential Preference Primary. Obama 100%.

Nebraska Republican Presidential Primary: Advisory primary-- Nebraska's National Convention delegates are not bound by the results of the Presidential Preference Primary. Romney 71%, Santorum 14%, Paul 10%, Gingrich 5%.

Oregon Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama 95%, write-ins 5%. Delegates-- Obama 70.

Oregon Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 72%, Paul 12%, Santorum 9%, Gingrich 6%, write-in 1%. Delegate computations based on partial returns-- Romney 18, Paul 3, Santorum: 2, Gingrich: 2.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 970, Santorum 261, Gingrich 145, Paul 117, Uncommitted 29. Hard delegate count: Romney 811, Uncommitted 305, Santorum 229, Gingrich 135, Paul 60, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

57 changes to the candidate list.

Arkansas: Governor: John Burkhalter (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (Democratic) - Open Office. Treasurer: Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner (Democratic) - Open Office.

Florida: House CD 23: Joe Kaufman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

Idaho (15 May 2012 primary): House CD 1: Congressman Raúl Rafae Labrador (Republican) - Renominated; Cynthia Clinkingbeard (Democratic) - lost Primary; Reed McCandless (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson (Republican) - Renominated; John K. Baird (Republican) - lost Primary; Jack Wayne Chappell (Democratic) - lost Primary; M.C. "Chick" Heileson (Republican) - lost Primary; Eldon Wallace (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Nebraska (15 May 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Attorney General Jon C. Bruning (Republican) - lost Primary; Sharyn Lynn Elander (Republican) - lost Primary; Patrick J. "Pat" Flynn (Republican) - lost Primary; University of Nebraska Regent Charles H. "Chuck" Hassebrook (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Steven Paul Lustgarten (Democratic) - lost Primary; Larry Marvin (Democratic) - lost Primary; Treasurer Don Stenberg (Republican) - lost Primary; Sherman Yates (Democratic) - lost Primary; Spencer Zimmerman (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican) - Renominated; Dennis L. Parker (Republican) - lost Primary; Jessica L. Turek (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Way (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Lee Terry (Republican) - Renominated; Paul Anderson (Republican) - lost Primary; Glenn M. Freeman (Republican) - lost Primary; Jack Heidel (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Gwendolyn Eloise "Gwen" Howard (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brett Lindstrom (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Adrian M. Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Bob Lingenfelter (Republican) - lost Primary.

Oregon (15 May 2012 primary): House CD 1: Lisa Michaels (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: John Sweeney (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Delia Lopez (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio (Democratic) - Renominated; Matthew L. Robinson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Karen Bowerman (Republican) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Kate Brown (Democratic) - Renominated; Paul Damian Wells (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Dwight Holton (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Rhode Island: Governor: former Auditor General Ernest Almonte (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina (readied for 12 June 2012 primary): House CD 1: Congressman Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Jeff D. Duncan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Harold W. "Trey" Gowdy, III (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman James E. "Jim" Clyburn (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Gary Montgomery Stephens (Republican) - removed.

Virginia (readied for 12 June 2012 primary): House CD 1: Adam Cook (Democratic) - removed. House CD 5: John Wade Douglass (Democratic) - removed; Peyton Randolph Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - removed. House CD 7: David E. Hunsicker (Democratic) - removed; Ernest Wayne "E. Wayne" Powell (Democratic) - removed. House CD 9: Anthony Flaccavento (Democratic) - removed; Jeremiah Heaton (Democratic) - removed. House CD 10: Kristin Cabral (Democratic) - removed.

Tuesday 15 May 2012: PRIMARIES in IDAHO, NEBRASKA and OREGON (plus Presidential Primaries in NE and OR only)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

IDAHO PRIMARIES

polls are open from 8 AM local time [1400 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone/ 1500 GMT re: the Pacific Time Zone] to 8 PM local time [0200 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone/ 0300 GMT re: the Pacific Time Zone]

IDAHO is holding Primaries for U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

The Presidential Primaries normally held concomitantly with the State Primaries in IDAHO have been cancelled.

Results from AP.


NEBRASKA PRIMARIES

polls are open from 8 AM to 8 PM in the Central Time Zone and from 7 AM to 7 PM in the Mountain Time Zone so that all polls across the State open and close at the same moment [opening at 1300 GMT and closing at 0100 GMT]

State Primaries: there are Primaries in NEBRASKA for the State's Class 1 United States Senate seat and U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: an Advisory "beauty contest" in which the results of the voting in this Primary has no direct effect on the binding/pledging of Republican National Convention delegates to presidential contenders (although, in theory, the Primary is designed to "advise" the later State Republican Convention actually choosing the National Convention delegates as to whom the voters in the Primary prefer as the Party's presidential nominee, hence the name).

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: an Advisory "beauty contest" in which the results of the voting in this Primary has no direct effect on the pledging of Democratic National Convention delegates to presidential contenders (although, in theory, the Primary is designed to "advise" the later State Democratic Convention actually choosing the National Convention delegates as to whom the voters in the Primary prefer as the Party's presidential nominee, hence the name).

Results from AP
Results from CBS News.


OREGON PRIMARIES

OREGON votes by mail: ballots must be received by an election worker or delivered to a ballot drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time [0200 GMT re: the Mountain Time Zone/ 0300 GMT re: the Pacific Time Zone] on Tuesday 15 May 2012.

State Primaries: there are Primaries in OREGON for U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013 and Statewide elective officers other than Governor; in addition, there is a non-partisan election for Commissioner of Labor and Industries.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 25 delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 70 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

Results from AP
Results from CBS News.

Ron Paul's 14 May Statement / WV-R delegate update / 18 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

On 14 May 2012, Republican Presidential candidate Congressman Ronald E. "Ron" Paul of Texas wrote "... Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future. Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have. I encourage all supporters of Liberty to make sure you get to the polls and make your voices heard, particularly in the local, state, and Congressional elections...."

National Convention Delegate Updates

West Virginia Republican Presidential Primary: One uncommitted delegate has announced support for Romney. This changes our soft count from Romney: 21, Santorum: 2, Uncommitted: 5 to Romney: 22, Santorum: 2, Uncommitted: 4.

18 changes to the candidate list.

Connecticut: House CD 2: state Representative Christopher D. "Chris" Coutu (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Paul Formica (Republican) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Brent Wangen (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 6: Heathe Beaven (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25.

Michigan: House CD 8: Vernon Molnar (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Gregory C. "Greg" Dildilian (Republican) - added; Don Volaric (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Chuck Stadler (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Cynthia Kallgren (Republican) - added. House CD 14: John Hauler (Republican) - added.

Nevada (12 June 2012 primary): House CD 2: Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - Renominated.

Oregon: House CD 3: Chuck Huntting (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Labor and Industries CORRECTION: state Senator Bruce W. Starr (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: Marjorie Power (Progressive) - added. House At-Large: Mark Donka (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Don Schramm (Progressive) - added; Wendy Wilton (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 1 Special: Snohomish County Councilman Brian Sullivan (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: SWITCHING OVER TO GENERAL ELECTION MODE
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
SWITCHING OVER TO GENERAL ELECTION MODE
Romney continues gathering delegates
while, as for President Obama, one
can only say "AWK-ward!"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

In my 7 May piece for this website, I set up something of a "baseline" through which the observer of the 2012 Republican presidential nomination process could fairly judge the efficacy of the Anybody But Romney (ABR) effort throughout the remainder of the Presidential Primary "season": I therein suggested that, as a first requirement (of four) in order for either the broader 'ABR' concept- or the narrower "stealth delegate" strategy (in which National Convention delegate slots already bound/pledged to Governor Mitt Romney are taken by, primarily, supporters of Congressman Ron Paul who will thereafter abstain on Roll Call of the States re: Presidential Nomination at the Convention itself in an attempt to deny Romney the nomination on the First Ballot)- to succeed, Romney would have to be kept to under half the National Convention delegates up for grabs week after week in Presidential Primaries via which such binding or pledging of delegates is, in some manner, directly related to the popular vote in said Primaries during all the time remaining for such Primaries to be held (for, even through gaining but 1 delegate less than half of said delegates each Tuesday beginning 8 May, Romney would- based on calculations I made a week ago now- then end up with ....

28 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Matt Moore (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: House CD 3: David Crowe (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Raymond Babeu (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8 Special: Richard Grayson (Write-in [Green]) - removed.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Ronald A. "Ron" McNeil (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Republican.

Maine (readied for 12 June primary): Senate Class 1: Michael Stoddard (Write-in [Republican]) - Active, previously listed as Republican. House CD 1: Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - Renominated.

New Jersey: (readied for 5 June primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez (Democratic) - Renominated; Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker (Democratic) - removed; Jeffrey" Jeff" Boss (Democratic) - removed; Borough of Highlands Mayor Anna C. Little (Republican) - removed. House CD 3: Congressman Jon Runyan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 7: Edward "Ed" Potosnak, III (Democratic) - removed. House CD 8: Anthony Zanowic (Republican) - removed. House CD 11: Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Rush D. Holt (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 13: Omar Lamont Dyer (Democratic) - removed.

North Dakota (readied for 12 June primary): Governor: Governor Jack Dalrymple (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt (Republican) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor Robert R. "Bob" Peterson (Republican) - Renominated. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm (Republican) - Renominated.

Texas: Railroad Commissioner 2: Chris Kennedy (Green) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Josh Wendel (Green) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Blake Ashby (Reform) - added; Khadajah M. Jacob-Fambro (Democratic) - added; Anisa Abd el Fattah (Independent) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Patrick Gatti (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Lisa Borowsky (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: John E. Herndon (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Kenneth Alvin "Ken" Willey (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 6: William Steve Sykes (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Joe Arnold (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16; William Bronson (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: Thomas E. Scherer (Write-in) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 23: Gineen Bresso (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20; Juan Eliel Garcia (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

Indiana: House CD 9: Jason Sharp (Libertarian) - Pending.

Montana (readied for 5 June 2012 Primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Jon Tester (Democratic) - Renominated; Gerald J. "Jerry" McConnell (Libertarian) - Active. Governor: Governor Brian Schweitzer (Democratic) - Open Chair. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Linda H. McCulloch (Democratic) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor Monica J. Lindeen (Democratic) - Renominated. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau (Democratic) - Renominated.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: Dennis Lamare (Republican) - added.

IN, NC, WI, WV Primary Recap / 153 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Indiana Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 27 delegates.

Indiana Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama (running unopposed) 96 delegates.

North Carolina Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 36, Paul 6, Santorum 6, Gingrich 4.

North Carolina Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama received 79% and No Preference 21%. We do not have a breakdown by Congressional District so we roughly estimate Obama 104, Uncommitted 25, TBD 10 delegates.

West Virginia Republican Presidential Primary: Romney 22, Santorum 2, Uncommitted: 4.

West Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary: Obama received 59% and Keith Russell Judd 41%. Mr. Judd is incarcerated in Beaumont, Texas. Reference: beaumontenterprise.com. We will wait to see how this plays out before allocating the state's 36 delegates.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 952, Santorum 259, Gingrich 143, Paul 114, Uncommitted 29. Hard delegate count: Romney 790, Uncommitted 300, Santorum 227, Gingrich 135, Paul 60, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Indiana state Primaries: Senator Richard G. Lugar (Republican), who was first elected in 1976, lost his Senate Class 1 primary to Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock.

North Carolina state Primaries: If no candidate receives 40% of the vote in the 8 May 2012 primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a 26 June 2012 run off. Runoff candidates:

  • Lieutenant Governor Republican: Dan Forest vs. either Dale R. Folwell or Tony C. Gurley ** TO CLOSE TO CALL **.
  • Congress CD 8 Republican: Richard Lane Hudson, Jr. vs. John Scott "Scott" Keadle.
  • Congress CD 9 Republican: James "Jim" Pendergraph vs. Robert M. Pittenger.
  • Congress CD 11 Republican: Mark R. Meadows vs. Vance Martin Patterson.
  • Secretary of State Republican: Kenneth Michael "Kenn" Gardner vs. Edward Charles "Ed" Goodwin.
  • Auditor Republican: Greg Dority vs. Debra Goldman.
  • Commissioner of Insurance Republican: John Michael "Mike" Causey vs. Richard Morgan.
  • Commissioner of Labor Democratic: John C. Brooks vs. Marlowe Foster.
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Republican: Richard Alexander vs. John Tedesco.

West Virginia state Primaries.

Wisconsin Special Recall Primaries. Special Primaries were held for nominations for Governor and Lieutenant Governor- along with other offices not covered by The Green Papers- in conjunction with a Recall Election scheduled for Tuesday 5 June 2012. The candidates for Governor are: Governor Scott Walker (Republican) vs. Tom Barrett (Democratic). The candidates for Lieutenant Governor are: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican) vs. Mahlon Mitchell (Democratic).

153 changes to the candidate list.

Florida: House CD 3: Philip "Phil" Dodds (Independent) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Senator Richard G. Lugar (Republican) - Lost Primary. House CD 1: Dave Wenger (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Gregory A. "Greg" Andrews (Republican) - lost Primary; Dan Morrison (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Stephen Gregory Hope (Democratic) - lost Primary; Justin Kuhnle (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Forrest Roberson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Tommy A. Schrader (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Sowards (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: former Newton County Assessor Lester Terry Moore (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Jason Patrick Anderson (Republican) - lost Primary; Tony Allen Long (Democratic) - lost Primary; John R. "Jack" Lugar, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Marion County Coroner John P. McGoff (Republican) - lost Primary; former Congressman David Martin McIntosh (Republican) - lost Primary; Matthew "Matt" Mount (Republican) - lost Primary; William "Bill" Salin (Republican) - lost Primary; Marion Mayor Wayne W. Seybold (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Don Bates, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Daniel Wade "Dan" Bolling (Democratic) - lost Primary; James Alan "Jim" Crone (Democratic) - lost Primary; former state Senator William Gould "Bill" Frazier (Republican) - lost Primary; Travis Hankins (Republican) - lost Primary; John Hatter (Republican) - lost Primary; Susan Hall Heitzman (Democratic) - lost Primary; George Thomas Holland (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joe Sizemore (Republican) - lost Primary; Bartholomew County Coroner Allen K. Smith, II (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph S. "Joe" Van Wye, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman André D. Carson (Democratic) - Renominated; Steven A. "Steve" Davis (Republican) - lost Primary; Anthony W. "Tony" Duncan (Republican) - lost Primary; Wayne E. Harmon (Republican) - lost Primary; Bob "Citizen" Kern (Democratic) - lost Primary; J. D. Miniear (Republican) - lost Primary; Catherine "Cat" Ping (Republican) - lost Primary; Pierre Quincy Pullins (Democratic) - lost Primary; Lawrence B. "Larry" Shouse (Republican) - lost Primary; Woodrow Wilcox (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Larry D. Bucshon (Republican) - Renominated; Thomas Barnett (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Bryk (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kristi Marie Risk (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Jonathan David George (Democratic) - lost Primary; John Griffin Miller (Democratic) - lost Primary; John W. Tilford (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robert Richard Winningham (Democratic) - lost Primary.

North Carolina: Governor: Bruce Blackmon (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gary M. Dunn (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Congressman Bobby R. "Bob" Etheridge (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Ollie William "Bill" Faison, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; James "Jim" Harney (Republican) - lost Primary; Gardenia M. Henley (Democratic) - lost Primary; Scott A. Jones (Republican) - lost Primary; James E. "Jim" Mahan (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles Kenneth Moss (Republican) - lost Primary; Paul Wright (Republican) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Eric L. Mansfield (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Paul Gray "Grey" Mills, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Arthur Jason Rich (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 1: Congressman G. K. Butterfield (Democratic) - Renominated; Daniel-Lynn "Dan" Whittacre (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Renee Jacisin Ellmers (Republican) - Renominated; James "Jim" Bibbs (Democratic) - lost Primary; Sonya Page Holmes (Republican) - lost Primary; Antoinette Morris "Toni" Morris (Democratic) - lost Primary; Clement F. "Clem" Munno (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard J. "Dick" Speer (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; former New Bern Police Chief Frank Palombo (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: James Robert "Jim" Allen (Republican) - lost Primary; George Frank Hutchins (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Bruce Gary Peller (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble (Republican) - Renominated; William "Bill" Flynn (Republican) - lost Primary; Guilford County Commissioner William A. "Billy" Yow (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Randolph Wilson "Randy" Crow (Republican) - lost Primary; Ilario Gregory Pantano (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Lawrence Webb "Larry" Kissell (Democratic) - Renominated; former Winston-Salem City Councilman Vernon Lucius Robinson, III (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Fred Franklin Steen, II (Republican) - lost Primary; John Matthew Whitley (Republican) - lost Primary; Marcus W. Williams (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 9: Weddington Mayor Daniel B. "Dan" Barry (Republican) - lost Primary; Charlotte City Councilman Andy Thomas Dulin (Republican) - lost Primary; Jon Edward Gauthier (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Ric Killian (Republican) - lost Primary; Kenneth "Ken" Leonczyk, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Lynch (Republican) - lost Primary; former Charlotte City Councilman Edwin B. Peacock, III (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Alan Shaffer (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael David "Mike" Steinberg (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 10: Congressman Patrick Timothy McHenry (Republican) - Renominated; Asheville Mayor Terry Michelle Bellamy (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kenneth Hale "Ken" Fortenberry (Republican) - lost Primary; Timothy Richard Murphy (Democratic) - lost Primary; Donald "Don" Peterson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles Spencer "Spence" Campbell, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Alice Susan "Susan" Harris (Republican) - lost Primary; Thomas Waddell "Tom" Hill (Democratic) - lost Primary; District Attorney Jeffrey Paul "Jeff" Hunt (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher "Chris" Petrella (Republican) - lost Primary; Kenneth Douglas "Kenny" West (Republican) - lost Primary; Ethan Wingfield (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic) - Renominated; Matthew Dennis "Matt" Newton (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Wake County Commissioner Paul Y. Coble (Republican) - lost Primary; Bernard Ansely Holliday (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Alfred "Bill" Randall, II (Republican) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Michael "Mike" Beitler (Republican) - lost Primary; Abraham J. "A.J." Daoud (Republican) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Treasurer Janet Cowell (Democratic) - Renominated; Roger Ronal "Ron" Elmer (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frank Roche (Republican) - lost Primary. Auditor: Joseph Hank DeBragga (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Senator Fern Shubert (Republican) - lost Primary; Hickory Mayor Rudy Wright (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Steven W. "Steve" Troxler (Republican) - Renominated; Scott Bryant (Democratic) - lost Primary; William Joseph "Bill" McManus (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Insurance: James McCall (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Labor: Tyrone "Ty" Richardson (Democratic) - lost Primary. Superintendent of Public Instruction: former state Representative Mark Crawford (Republican) - lost Primary; Ray Ernest Martin (Republican) - lost Primary; Union County Board of Education Member David Scholl (Republican) - lost Primary.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: Senator Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) - Renominated; Sheirl Lee Fletcher (Democratic) - lost Primary. Governor: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (Democratic) - Renominated; Ralph William "Bill" Clark (Republican) - lost Primary; Arnold "Arne" Moltis (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Congressman Shelley Moore Capito (Republican) - Renominated; Dugald Andrew Brown (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael Gary Davis (Republican) - lost Primary; William Daniel McCann, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Delegate Jonathan Ryan Miller (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Lee Allen Bias (Republican) - lost Primary; William Mathews "Bill" Lester, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Stephen Robert "Steve" Connolly (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: Joseph Allen "Joe" Messineo (Democratic) - lost Primary; Assistant Agriculture Commissioner Stephen Blair "Steve" Miller (Democratic) - lost Primary; Sarah Thorndike "Sally" Shepherd (Democratic) - lost Primary; Deputy State Agriculture Commissioner Robert Carter "Bob" Tabb (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Wisconsin: Governor Special: former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk (Democratic) - lost Primary; Gladys R. Huber (Democratic) - lost Primary; Arthur Kohl-Riggs (Republican) - lost Primary; Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette (Democratic) - lost Primary; Kathleen Vinehout (Democratic) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor Special: Ira Robins (Democratic) - lost Primary; Isaac Weix (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Dane County Treasurer David John "Dave" Worzala (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tuesday 8 May 2012: PRIMARIES (State/Federal and Presidential) in IN, NC & WV; WI SPECIAL RECALL PRIMARY (Gov & Lt Gov)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

INDIANA PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6 AM [1000 GMT re: the Eastern Time Zone; 1100 GMT re: the Central Time Zone] to 6 PM [2200 re: the Eastern Time Zone; 2300 GMT re: the Central Time Zone]

STATE Primaries: Indiana is holding Primaries for Statewide elective offices (including the State's Class 1 United States Senate seat) as well as U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 27 of Indiana's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 96 of Indiana's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

Results from AP.


NORTH CAROLINA PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM [1030 to 2330 GMT]

STATE Primaries: North Carolina is holding Primaries for Statewide elective offices as well as U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 52 of North Carolina's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 139 of North Carolina's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

Results from AP.


WEST VIRGINIA PRIMARIES

polls are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM [1030 to 2330 GMT]

STATE Primaries: West Virginia is holding Primaries for Statewide elective offices (including the State's Class 1 United States Senate seat) as well as U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning 3 January 2013.

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 28 of West Virginia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are directly elected by the voters in a Delegate Selection Primary.

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 36 of West Virginia's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders via this Primary.

Results from AP.


WISCONSIN SPECIAL RECALL PRIMARIES

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

Special Primaries are being held for nominations for Governor and Lieutenant Governor- along with other offices not covered by The Green Papers- in conjunction with a Recall Election for same scheduled for Tuesday 5 June 2012.

Results from AP.

37 changes to the candidate list / ME-R Delegate Update / Santorum Endorses Romney
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

"Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Governor Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime." -- Email received from ricksantorum.com at 8:15p PDT.

Maine Republican. Based on the results of the Saturday 5 May - Sunday 6 May 2012 District Caucuses and State Convention, our soft count is changed from [Romney 10, Paul 8, Santorum 4, Gingrich 1, TBD 1] to Paul 21, Romney 2, Uncommitted 1. Maine's delegates will attend the Republican National Convention officially unbound.

37 changes to the candidate list.

Arkansas: House CD 2: Barbara Ward (Green) - added. House CD 3: Rebekah Kennedy (Green) - added. House CD 4: Joshua "Josh" Drake (Green) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Paiboon Sunthonchart, Jr. (Write-in) - added. House CD 2: former state Senator Nancy Argenziano (Independent [Democratic]) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: John Quinones (Republican) - added. House CD 16: former state Representative Keith Fitzgerald (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 13. House CD 26: Jose F. Peixoto (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18. House CD 27: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18.

Guam: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Frank Flores Blas, Jr. (Republican) - added; Jonathan Blas Diaz (Independent) - added; Karlo Dizon (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 1: Heath H. Beasley (Independent) - added; Charles A. Collins (Republican) - added; Michael Dane Gillespie (Democratic) - added; Antonio Gimbernat (Republican) - added; Edward "Eddie" Pirkowski (Republican) - added; Arturo P. "Art" Reyes (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Charles J. K. J. Amsterdam (Republican) - added; Travis I. Lauano (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Patric R. "Pat" Brock (Libertarian) - added; David P. Crowley (Republican) - added; Matthew J. "Matt" DiGeronimo (Republican) - added; Miles F. Shiratori (Democratic) - added; Mark D. Terry (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Rodney Davis (Republican) - added; Kathy Wassink (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 7: Ruben Marquez (Democratic) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Gerald J. "Jerry" McConnell (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 17: Rye Town Supervisor Joseph "Joe" Carvin (Republican) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative; Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic, Working Families, Independence. House CD 22: Dan Lamb (Democratic) - previously listed as Working Families, Democratic. House CD 23: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Conservative, Republican) - previously listed as Independence, Conservative, Republican. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Working Families, Independence, Democratic.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem (Republican) - Renominated.

West Virginia: Commissioner of Agriculture: Kent Leonhardt (Republican) - added; Carl Andrew Waggoner (Write-in) - added.

Commentary: More on why the GOP Convention will end up only frustrating stealth delegates
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
THAT's IT... BLAME THE MESSENGER!
More thoughts on why the GOP National Convention
will end up only frustrating "stealth delegates"

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Well, well, well...

seems my 29 April Commentary about "stealth delegates" among those ostensibly bound/pledged to Mitt Romney in Presidential Primaries already held rubbed more than a few people very much the wrong way, for I received a fair amount of criticism of that piece via e-mail this past week: some of it diplomatic and tactful, to be sure; but much of it was angry where not just plain nasty (with all the tact and diplomacy of the middle school bully who feels at liberty to knock other kids into lockers and kick their books down the hall in order to separate them from their own lunch money ["take no prisoners", indeed!])...

and all I did- at base- was to merely note the veritable "no-brainer" that the organizers of the Republican National Convention in Tampa this coming Summer were going to, if necessary, use whatever tactics at hand they might have to in order to ensure that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney would not be kept from that Party's presidential nomination this time round-- not that I expect such heavy-handed ones to even be at all necessary!

Nevada Republican Delegation Update
by Tony Roza

The Nevada State Republican Convention has apparently elected 22 Paul and 6 Romney supporters for the state's 28 National Convention delegates. These delegates are bound for the 1st ballot at the National Convention as Romney 20, Paul 8. The updated bindings, are based on the 4 February caucus vote of those candidates who remain in the race. Hence Romney (28 delegates × 16,486 votes ÷ 22,661 Romney+Paul votes = 20.37 round to 20) and Paul (28 × 6,175 ÷ 22,661 = 7.628 round to 8). Our hard count remains based on the vote at the time of the Precinct Caucuses-- Romney 14, Gingrich 6, Paul 5, and Santorum 3.

Media coverage of this weekend's Republican Delegate Selection in Iowa, Maine, and Nevada.
by Tony Roza
Libertarian Party nominates Gary Johnson for President and Jim Gray for Vice President
by Tony Roza

The National Libertarian Convention was held at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. 595 delegates were in attendance.

For President:

  • former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson: 419 (nominated)
  • Lee Wrights: 152
  • James Burns: 12
  • Carl Person: 3
  • None of the Above: 3
  • Max Abramson: 2
  • Sam Sloan: 2
  • Ron Paul: 1
  • Wayne Root: 1

For Vice President:

  • retired California Superior Court Judge James P. "Jim" Gray: 357 (nominated)
  • Lee Wrights: 229
  • None of the Above: 7 votes
  • Jim Burns: 6

Source: Ballot Access News

OH-R Delegates / 10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Ohio Republican. Santorum did not file a full slate of National Convention delegate candidates in Ohio. The Romney campaign has decided not to challenge Santorum on 4 delegates positions that Santorum "won" but did not nominate anyone to fill. This changes the Ohio tally from Romney 38, Santorum 21, available 4 to Romney 38, Santorum 25.

10 changes to the candidate list.

Alabama: Auditor: Auditor S. Samantha "Sam" Shaw (Republican) - Open Office; Adam Thompson (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Sebastian Council Member Richard H. Gillmor (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15. House CD 11: Lawrence "Larry" Penpek (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Indiana: House CD 2: Kenneth R. Lunce, Jr. (Write-in) - added. House CD 4: Joe Bowman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Jason Sharp (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Justin Oakley (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Avery L. Ayers (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: Governor: Ken Larsen (Libertarian) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list / Gingrich Suspends Presidential Campaign
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: Clinton Desjarlais (No Affiliation) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Eugene M. Hinkle, Jr. (Write-in) - added. House CD 5: Evna LeAnne Kolb (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. House CD 9: Mark Anthony Oxner (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 27.

Michigan: House CD 4: Debra Wirth (Democratic) - added.

Washington: Governor: Dale Sorgen (Independent) - added. Auditor: James Watkins (Republican) - added.

Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (Republican, Georgia) announces "Today I'm suspending the campaign."

65 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 1: Douglas Craig "Doug" McKee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: state Representative William M. Tong (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 23: Margaret Pulles (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: William Llop (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Jon Ross Barrie (Independent American) - previously listed as Independent.

New York: House CD 11: Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Grimm (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican, Independence, Conservative.

Texas (Tuesday 29 May 2012 primary): Senate Class 1: Craig Couvillion (Independent) - added; Lorenzo Morales (Independent) - added; Michael R. Powell (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe (Republican) - Renominated; Eldon Monk (Independent) - added; James B. Veasaw (Libertarian) - removed. House CD 3: Christopher J. Claytor (Libertarian) - removed; Ramon Francis Phillips (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Timothy Williams (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Jeb Hensarling (Republican) - Renominated; Michael Timothy Jeffery (Independent) - added; Pat Wallace (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Chris Dobson (Independent) - added; Ryan O'Neal Lee (Independent) - added. House CD 7: John Flatten (Independent) - added; King Grossman (Independent) - added; Lissa Squiers (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Timothy A. Kimbley (Independent) - added; Harold Thomas (Republican) - removed. House CD 9: Congressman Alexander "Al" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 12: Michael F. Fanelli (Independent) - added; Bobby Brian Ingram (Independent) - added. House CD 14: Timothy Terrel "Tim" Day (Republican) - removed; Paul Hawes (Republican) - removed; Amy Jacobellis (Libertarian) - removed; Ethan Lee Singletary (Independent) - added. House CD 16: Robert H. Cameron (Independent) - added; Rodney Darcy (Independent) - added. House CD 17: Michael Stanford (Independent) - added. House CD 18: Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 19: Mark Lawson (Independent) - added. House CD 21: Carlos J. Pena (Independent) - added; James Arthur Strohm (Libertarian) - removed. House CD 23: Congressman Francisco Raul "Quico" Canseco (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 24: Jon Robert Bullock (Independent) - added; Robert C. "Bobby" Davis (Independent) - added. House CD 25: Nathanael Lee Berman (Independent) - added; John Fleckenstein, II (Independent) - added; retired State Appeals Court Judge Charles "Charlie" Holcomb (Republican) - Active. House CD 26: Congressman Michael C. Burgess (Republican) - Renominated; Tracy Raymond Daniels (Libertarian) - removed. House CD 27: William Bret Baldwin (Independent) - added. House CD 28: Congressman Henry R. Cuellar (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 29: Congressman Raymond E. "Gene" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 30: Stephen Benavides (Independent) - added; Paul Izyk (Independent) - added; Paul Wehrmann (Independent) - added. House CD 32: Congressman Pete Sessions (Republican) - Renominated; Emma Elizabeth Berry (Independent) - added; Michael Jeremy Piles (Independent) - added. House CD 33: Tommy Alicea (Libertarian) - removed; Robert J. Devine (Independent) - added; Lance "Occupy" Donohue (Independent) - added. House CD 34: Elmo M. Aycock, III (Democratic) - Active; Donald Ramon DeLeon (Independent) - added. House CD 35: William Paul Frederick Wright (Independent) - added. House CD 36: Chester Nabours (Independent) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 5: Dave Heaster (Democratic) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Arkansas: House CD 1: Jacob Holloway (Green) - added.

Florida: House CD 25: Annette Taddeo (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Joe Garcia (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: Lincoln Nunnally (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Erika Harold (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Attorney General: James Buchal (Write-in [Republican]) - added. Treasurer: Thomas Cox (Write-in [Republican]) - added.

Texas: House CD 32: Eric S. Smith (Independent) - added.

Washington: Insurance Commissioner: Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler (Democratic) - added as candidate; Martin "Scott" Reilly (Republican) - added.

Commentary: The prospect of stealth delegates derailing Romney's nomination
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
STEALTHY IS AS STEALTHY DOES...
OR, RATHER, DOESN'T!
The prospect of "stealth delegates" derailing
Mitt Romney's nomination at the Convention

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The scuttlebutt- "water cooler talk", if you will- is that there will be- where there are not already- those who can only be termed "stealth delegates" (the term is not original with me, by the way) out there who will be on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa late this coming Summer: although bound by Party rules to vote for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on the First Ballot of Roll Call of the States re: Presidential Nomination, these will- instead- abstain on that ballot... if enough abstentions are registered (that is: if there happen to be more abstentions than the number of delegates above the "magic" number 'necessary to nominate' at the Convention [currently 1144- a majority of the current total of 2286 delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention]) on Roll Call, Governor Romney would, thereby, be denied the GOP nomination for President on the First Ballot and, if so... well... anything can then happen on a Second (or, if necessary, a further) Ballot, can't it?

Commentary: WORK TO DO Mitt Romney has a big Primary night, yet GOP Unity is yet to be had
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WORK TO DO
Mitt Romney has a big Primary night,
yet GOP Unity is yet to be had

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Yes, Tuesday 24 April was, indeed, a big night for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney:

he swept all five Presidential Primaries held that day- in Connecticut, Delaware, New York State, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and he did, in fact, "pile up" the lion's share of National Convention delegates up for grabs in said Primaries: 146 of the 150 available in all States outside of Pennsylvania and- so far, at least (difficulties with determining the pledges of 59 Pennsylvania delegates separately elected, delegates who could not indicate their actual preference for President on the ballot per se, being what they are)- he is assured of at least half of the ....

11 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Colorado Republican. Soft count changes: Two delegates from CD 3 changed from uncommitted to Paul. Was Uncommitted 16, Romney 14, Santorum 6. Now Uncommitted 14, Romney 14, Santorum 6, Paul 2.
Pennsylvania Republican. Combined information posted on several sources to estimate the preferences and update the vote tallies for the delegates elected in the 24 April primary. Soft count changes: Romney+16, Gingrich-1. Was Romney 11, Paul 5, Gingrich 4, Santorum 3. Now Romney 27, Paul 5, Gingrich 3, Santorum 3.
Virgin Islands Republican. Soft count changes: One delegate switched from uncommitted to Romney. Was Romney 7, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1. Now Romney 8, Paul 1.

Rhode Island Democratic. Was Obama 30, TBD 2. Now Obama 32.

11 changes to the candidate list.

Florida: House CD 12: Congressman Gus Michael Bilirakis (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9. House CD 25: Eddie Gonzalez (Independent) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21.

New York: House CD 6: Robert Mittman (Independent [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic.

Virginia: House CD 1: Adam Cook (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 5: John Wade Douglass (Democratic) - Pending; Peyton Randolph Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 7: David E. Hunsicker (Democratic) - Pending; Ernest Wayne "E. Wayne" Powell (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 9: Anthony Flaccavento (Democratic) - Pending; Jeremiah Heaton (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Kristin Cabral (Democratic) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 1: Citizen Kane (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Richard W. Murphy (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Eric A. Weissmann (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Douglas Kevin "Doug" Bergeron (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Eugene "Bob" Evans, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Matthew Christian "Matt" Ball (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 6: Stephen Green (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 18: Congressman Tim Murphy (Republican) - Renominated.

Virginia: Governor: Tareq Salahi (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor Special: Hari Trivedi (Independent) - removed.

CT, DE, NY, PA, RI Pres Primary Recap. PA statewide Primary Recap. 30 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate 24 April Primary Recap

Connecticut Republican. Romney 25.
Delaware Republican. Romney 17.
New York Republican. Romney 92.
Pennsylvania Republican. 59 delegates were directly elected. These delegates are not officially committed to any candidate. Rough estimate: Uncommitted 16, Romney 11, Paul 5, Gingrich 4, Santorum 3. 23 not known.
Rhode Island Republican. Romney 12, Paul 4.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 852, Santorum 254, Gingrich 147, Paul 90, Uncommitted 45. Hard delegate count: Romney 724, Uncommitted 307, Santorum 217, Gingrich 131, Paul 54, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

Connecticut Democratic. Since there was 1 candidate no primary was held. Obama 73.
Pennsylvania Democratic. Obama 228.
Rhode Island Democratic. Obama 30. TBD 2.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 2,134, Uncommitted 18, R. Terry 7, J. Rogers 3. Hard delegate count: Obama 1,940, Uncommitted 744, R. Terry 7, J. Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,777.

Republican Hard and Soft Count Delegate Summary.
2012 Presidential Primaries at a Glance.
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates. States representing 66.32% of the National Convention Republican Delegates and 57.13% of the Democratic Delegates have now begun their process.

30 changes to the candidate list.

Connecticut: House CD 3: Steve Packard (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Congressman William "Bill" Posey (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: S. Rob Sobhani (Independent) - added.

Michigan: House CD 8: Mike Magdich (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Jim Fulner (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania (24 April Primary recap):

In CD 12, Congressman Mark S. Critz (Democratic) defeated fellow Congressman Jason Altmire (Democratic).
In CD 17, Congressman Timothy T. "Tim" Holden (Democratic) lost his primary.

Senate Class 1: Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; David A. "Dave" Christian (Republican) - lost Primary; Samuel E. "Sam" Rohrer (Republican) - lost Primary; Marc Anthony Scaringi (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph John "Joe" Vodvarka (Democratic) - lost Primary; Steven D. "Steve" Welch (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Jason Altmire (Democratic) - Lost Primary; Kevin Downs (Republican) - lost Primary; Ken Lee (Democratic) - lost Primary; Eric Robert Martin (Republican) - lost Primary; York County Commissioner Christopher B. "Chris" Reilly (Republican) - lost Primary; Sean E. Summers (Republican) - lost Primary; Mark Swomley (Republican) - lost Primary; Theadore "Ted" Waga, III (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Bill Vinsko (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 12: Congressman Mark S. Critz (Democratic) - Renominated; Congressman Jason Altmire (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Janis C. Brooks (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Joseph Jackson Eaton (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 17: Congressman Timothy T. "Tim" Holden (Democratic) - Lost Primary. House CD 18: Evan Feinberg (Republican) - lost Primary. Attorney General: former Congressman Patrick J. Murphy (Democratic) - lost Primary. Auditor General: Frank Pinto (Republican) - lost Primary.

Washington: House CD 6: David "IKE" Eichner (Republican) - added.

CORRECTION: RHODE ISLAND's polls closed at *8 PM* Eastern Time US (*not* 9 PM as we previously reported)-- we apologize
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

We should have been aware of this recent change in the Ocean State's poll closing time and we are sorry for this error.

Tuesday 24 April 2012: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES in CT, DE, NY, PA and RI; in addition, PA is holding its STATE PRIMARY
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

CONNECTICUT Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

the polls are open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time [1000 to 0000 GMT]

25 of Connecticut's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Presidential Primary.

CONNECTICUT's Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY is uncontested, as only one candidate [President Barack Obama] qualified for the ballot.

Results from AP.


DELAWARE Republican PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY

the polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

17 of Delaware's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Presidential Primary.

Per State Law, DELAWARE's Democratic PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY has been cancelled, as only one candidate [President Barack Obama] had filed for this Primary.

Results from AP.


NEW YORK PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

the polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM local time [1000 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: 92 of New York State's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Primary.

Democrats: 337 of New York State's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Primary.

Results from AP.


PENNSYLVANIA [Presidential and Federal/State] PRIMARIES

the polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

REPUBLICAN Presidential Primary: 59 of Pennsylvania's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders via a direct Delegate Selection ballot separate from the Advisory Presidential Preference vote (the so-called "beauty contest"). [NOTE: This is a so-called "Loophole"-type Primary in which the delegates "as pledged" to presidential contenders might not necessarily reflect the results of the voting in the Presidential Primary (that is: the Preference balloting) itself.]

DEMOCRATIC Presidential Primary: 228 of Pennsylvania's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Primary.

Primaries for FEDERAL and STATE elective offices: PENNSYLVANIA is also holding Primaries for the Class 1 United States Senate seat from the Commonwealth as well as for the Keystone State's 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013. In addition, nominations via Primaries are being made for the following Statewide offices: Attorney General, Treasurer and Auditor General.

Results from AP.


RHODE ISLAND PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

the polls are open from 7 AM to 9 PM local time [1100 to 0100 GMT] (NOTE: Some polls, "by location", may not open until Noon local time [1600 GMT])

Republicans: 16 of Rhode Island's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Primary.

Democrats: 32 of Rhode Island's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in this Primary.

Results from AP.

Republican unpledged delegate updates. 6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Unpledged delegate preferences as of 23 April 2012:
Arkansas: Romney 1.
Illinois: Was Romney 2, now Romney 3.
Oregon: Romney 1.
Tennessee: Romney 2.
Unbound delegate totals: Gingrich 2, Paul 1, Romney 43, Santorum 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

6 changes to the candidate list.

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: Vincent White (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: former Sandwich Selectman Adam G. Chaprales (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Brian Joseph McGoldrick (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate; Anne C. Nolan (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Daniel Michael Fanning (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 22: Congressman Richard L. Hanna (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican, Independence, Conservative.

UPDATE re: our site's "soft count" of the MINNESOTA Republican National Convention delegates
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Green Papers has revised its "soft count" of the 40 Republican National Convention delegates from MINNESOTA as follows:

The 24 Congressional District delegates formally bound/pledged to presidential contenders up through Sunday 22 April 2012 (and already "hard count"ed on this website) are now "soft count"ed as follows:

  • Ron Paul: 20
  • Rick Santorum: 2
  • Uncommitted: 2

The 13 at-large delegates not yet formally bound/pledged to presidential contenders (these will be formally bound/pledged as a result of the Minnesota Republican STATE CONVENTION on Saturday 19 May 2012) are now "soft-count"ed per the results of the 7 February Precinct Caucuses (proportionally among each presidential contender receiving at least 5% of the caucus vote) as follows:

  • Rick Santorum: 6 [45.1% of 13= 5.86]
  • Ron Paul: 4 [27.2% of 13= 3.53]
  • Mitt Romney: 2 [16.9% of 13= 2.20]
  • Newt Gingrich: 1 [10.8% of 13= 1.40]

In addition, 1 of the 3 Party leaders has indicated support for Newt Gingrich.

The total "soft count" of GOP delegates from Minnesota is, therefore, now:

  • Ron Paul: 24 [20 + 4]
  • Rick Santorum: 8 [2 + 6]
  • Mitt Romney: 2
  • Newt Gingrich: 2 [1 + 1]
  • Uncommitted: 2
  • (available): 2

Commentary: OK... SO WHAT NOW? Yes, Mitt Romney is the Republicans' nominee-presumptive, but---
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
OK... SO WHAT NOW?
Yes, Mitt Romney is the Republicans'
nominee-presumptive, but---

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Utah Conventions: 36 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Utah: Senate Class 1: Timothy Noel "Tim" Aalders (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dale Timothy Ash (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Peter Lynn "Pete" Ashdown (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Loy Arlan Brunson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Y. Chiu (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kevin Dee Fisk (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeremy Lewis Friedbaum (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Christopher Niles "Chris" Herrod (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William J. "Dub" Lawrence (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William Donald "Bill" Peterson, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: David Kirkham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative Morgan Philpot (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lane Ronnow (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William E. Skokos (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Kenneth W. "Ken" Sumsion (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Leonard Joe Fabiano (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jacqueline Barlow Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Jason Ogden Buck (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative David "Dave" Clark (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dean Collinwood (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Cherilyn B. Eagar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Bob Fuehr (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Milton Ray "Milt" Hanks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Edward "Ed" Mayerhofer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeramey McElhaney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael W. "Mike" Small (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Howard Wallack (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John Charles "Chuck" Williams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John W. Willoughby (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Richard Clark (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Brian Jenkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lynn W. Wardle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: James Jay Francis "Jay" Cobb (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kenneth Gray (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Stephen Eric Sandstrom (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative Carl Wimmer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Constitution Party Pres Nomination. MN-R MO-R District Conventions. 10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On Saturday 21 April 2012, former Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. of Virginia received the Constitution Party's Presidential nomination on the first ballot. The vote was Goode 203 votes, Darrell Castle of Tennessee 120, Robert Carr "Robby" Wells, Jr. of North Carolina 58, Susan Ducey of Kansas 15, and Laurie Joanne Roth of Washington 6. Jim Clymer of Pennsylvania, is the Vice-Presidential nominee. The Congressman was elected as a Democrat to the 105th and 106th Congress then changed from a Democrat to an Independent on 27 January 2000 and subsequently elected as an Independent to the 107th Congress. He changed party affiliation to Republican on 1 August 2002 and was elected as a Republican to the 108th, 109th, 110th Congress (1997-2009). He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2008.

National Convention Delegate Updates

Saturday 31 March - Saturday 21 April Minnesota Republican Congressional District Conventions. CD 1: Paul 2, Unknown 1; CD 2: Paul 3; CD 4: Paul 3; CD 8: Paul 2, Unknown 1. The total CD tally is Paul 20, Santorum 2, Unknown 2. The next step is on Saturday 19 May 2012 when the State Convention meets to elect 13 at-large delegates.

21 April Missouri Republican Congressional District Conventions. The CD tally is Romney 12, Santorum 7, Paul 4, Gingrich 1. The next step is on Saturday 2 June 2012 when the State Convention meets to elect 25 at-large delegates.

10 changes to the candidate list.

Arkansas: House CD 1: Congressman Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Stephen A. "Steve" Womack (Republican) - Renominated.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Congressman Wayne Edward "Ed" Whitfield (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Harold Dallas "Hal" Rogers (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman A.B. "Ben" Chandler, III (Democratic) - Renominated.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Pat Martin (Independent [Whig]) - previously listed as Independent.

Presidential Candidates: Donald L. Engel (Republican) - added; Laurie Joanne Roth (Constitution) - previously listed as Independent.

21 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 13: Darren L. Ayres (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10.

New Jersey: House CD 9: E. David Smith (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 5: Joseph Marthone (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Daniel J. "Dan" O'Connor (Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic [Libertarian]. House CD 11: Sean Mack (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: William Britt, Jr. (Conservative) - added; Aniello "Neil" Grimaldi (Democratic) - added; Joseph McLaughlin (Conservative, Republican) - added. House CD 17: Rye Town Supervisor Joseph "Joe" Carvin (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; James Russell (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Congressman Nan Hayworth (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19; Mark L. Rosen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 19: Anne Jacobs Moultrie (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Bob Dieterich (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 22: Tom Engel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; George K. Phillips (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Kelly S. Eustis (American Conservative, Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tim Stampfler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 26: Dorollo Nixon, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Darrell Castle (Constitution) - added; Don Grundmann (Constitution) - added.

TN-R Primary, 8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Tennessee Republican. The Tennessee Secretary of State has certified the results of the 6 March primary. One delegate changed from Gingrich to Romney. The final tally is Santorum 29, Romney 17, Gingrich 9.

8 changes to the candidate list.

Arkansas: House CD 1: Jessica Paxton (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Chris Hayes (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: David Pangrac (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Robert "Bobby" Tullis (Libertarian) - added.

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: Dennis Spivack (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 6: Jeffrey "Jeff" Gottlieb (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Stephen Green (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: David Gregory Bellavia (Republican) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative.

AL-R Primary and Republican unpledged delegate updates. 19 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Alabama Republican. The Alabama Secretary of State has certified the results of the 13 March primary. One delegate position in CD 7 changed from Romney to Gingrich. The final tally is Santorum 22, Gingrich 12, Romney 13.

Unpledged delegate preferences as of 18 April 2012:
Colorado Romney 1.
Connecticut Romney 1.
New York was Gingrich 1 now Gingrich 1, Romney 2.
Rhode Island was Romney 2 now Romney 3.
Unbound delegate totals: Gingrich 2, Paul 1, Romney 38, Santorum 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

Republican delegate count update. Soft count: Romney 682, Santorum 253, Gingrich 146, Paul 63, Uncommitted 27. Hard delegate count: Romney 551, Uncommitted 280, Santorum 202, Gingrich 131, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

19 changes to the candidate list.

Arizona: House CD 2: Martha E. McSally (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: state Senator Nan H. Rich (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 1: Congressman Timothy H. "Tim" Bishop (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Jason Sterling (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Paul Mourino (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Evergreen C. Chou (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 5; Robert Mittman (Democratic) - added; Juan Sheng (Democratic) - added; Joseph E. Tiraco (Independence) - added. House CD 10: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 13: Cynthia Belton (Republican) - added; Congressman Charles B. "Charlie" Rangel (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Craig Schley (Democratic, Independence) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 14: Congressman Joseph "Joe" Crowley (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; William F. Gibbons, Jr. (Republican, Conservative) - added; Anthony "Tony" Gronowicz (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7. House CD 15: Frank L. Dellavalle (Republican, Conservative) - added; Mark Escottery-Bey (Democratic) - added; Congressman José E. Serrano (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic.

60 changes to the candidate list, AZ H08 special Republican Primary
by Tony Roza

Arizona: House CD 8 Special Tuesday 17 April 2012 Republican Primary: Jesse Kelly (Republican) - winner; state Senator Frank Ronald Antenori (Republican) - lost Primary; Martha E. McSally (Republican) - lost Primary; Dave Sitton (Republican) - lost Primary.

Florida: House CD 20: Marion Thorpe, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 3: Sharon Roberson Sund (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 7: Ernest Johnson (Conservative) - added; George Martinez (Democratic) - added; Daniel J. "Dan" O'Connor (Democratic [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Democratic [Libertarian]; Congressman Nydia M. Velazquez (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 8: New York City Councilman Charles Barron (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10; Colin M. Beavan (Green) - added; Allan S. Bellone (Republican, Conservative) - added; state Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 10. House CD 9: David J. Cavanagh (Republican, Conservative) - added; Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic, Working Families) - added as candidate; Vivia M. Morgan (Green) - added. House CD 10: Michael W. Chan (Republican, Conservative) - added; Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8. House CD 11: Henry J. "Hank" Bardel (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 13; Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Grimm (Republican, Independence, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican, Independence; Mark Murphy (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 12: David Paul Garland (Republican) - added; Congressman Carolyn B. Maloney (Democratic, Working Families) - added as candidate; Christopher R. Wight (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. Governor: Roland Riemers (Libertarian) - added; state Senator Ryan M. Taylor (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. House At-Large: former state Representative Pam Gulleson (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic; Eric Olson (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Ross Mushik (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. Auditor: state Representative Scot Kelsh (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic; Auditor Robert R. "Bob" Peterson (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm (Republican) - added as candidate; Tom Potter (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - previously listed as Democratic. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Kirsten Baesler (Nonpartisan) - added; Mandan School Board President Kirsten Schafer Baesler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Max Laird (Nonpartisan [Democratic-Nonpartisan League]) - previously listed as Democratic; state Representative David Monson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Tracy Potter (Nonpartisan) - added. Public Service Commissioner 2: Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark (Republican) - Open Office; Brad Crabtree (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - added; Blair Thoreson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joshua Voytek (Libertarian) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 1: Craig Allen (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Earl E. Everett (Democratic) - added; Michael G. Fulks (Independent) - added. House CD 3: William M. Sanders (Independent) - added; Frankie Robbins (Democratic) - added; William Craig Stump (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Gary D. Caissie (Republican) - added; Richardjason Satawk "R.J." Harris (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian. House CD 5: Pat Martin (Independent) - added; Robert T. Murphy (Republican) - added. Corporation Commissioner 2: Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony (Republican) - added as candidate; Brooks Mitchell (Republican) - added. Corporation Commissioner 3: Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas (Republican) - Renominated; Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 1: Gail Parker (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 8: Bruce Bowen Shuttleworth (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 11: Peter Marchetti (Independent Greens) - added.

Tuesday 17 April 2012: SPECIAL PRIMARY in ARIZONA's 8th Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This SPECIAL PRIMARY is being held to nominate candidates for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated upon the resignation of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords [Democrat] on 25 January 2012. The SPECIAL ELECTION to actually fill this seat is scheduled for Tuesday 12 June 2012.

The polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time [Mountain Standard Time (ARIZONA does not observe Daylight Saving Time)] (1300 to 0200 GMT)

Returns from an official source.
Results from AP.

35 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 8: David Alan Gunter (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation [Democratic].

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Joanne Dowdell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Andrew John Hosmer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Gary D. Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 2: Vivianne C. Falcone (Working Families, Democratic) - added; Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Conservative, Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 3: Congressman Steve J. Israel (Democratic, Independence, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Stephen A. "Steve" Labate (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Robert Previdi (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Allan W. Jennings, Jr. (Republican, Democratic) - added; Michael "Mike" Scala (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 16: Congressman Eliot L. Engel (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 17: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic, Working Families, Independence) - previously listed as Democratic; Francis E. Morganthaler (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Larry Weissmann (Working Families) - added. House CD 19: Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - previously listed as Republican, Independence. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Working Families, Independence, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 21: Matthew A. "Matt" Doheny (Conservative, Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican, Independence; Kellie A. Greene (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23; Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 22: Congressman Richard L. Hanna (Republican, Independence, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Michael J. Kicinski, Sr (Republican) - added; Dan Lamb (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic; M. Julie Miller (Conservative) - added. House CD 23: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Independence, Conservative, Republican) - previously listed as Republican; Tompkins County Legislature Nathan I. "Nate" Shinagawa (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 24: Congressman Ann Marie Buerkle (Independence, Conservative, Republican) - previously listed as Republican; former Congressman Daniel Benjamin "Dan" Maffei (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Working Families, Independence, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic; Michael H. Madigan (Independence, Conservative, Republican) - added. House CD 27: David Gregory Bellavia (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Congressman Kathleen Courtney "Kathy" Hochul (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic; Megan M. Lavin (Independence) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Anthony Gemma (Democratic) - added.

2 changes to the candidate list - NY Congressman Towns (D) not running for re-election
by Tony Roza

Georgia: House CD 4: Gregory Pallen (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 10: Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (Democratic) - Open Seat - not running for re-election.

CO-R, MN-R, WY-R National Convention Delegate Updates
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegate Updates

Colorado 14 April 2012 Republican State Convention: Romney 8, Uncommitted 4. State total: Romney 13, Santorum 6, Uncommitted 17.

Minnesota Republican District Conventions continue through 22 April. On 14 April 2012-- CD 3: Paul 3. CD 5: Paul 3. CD 6: Paul 3.

Wyoming 14 April 2012 Republican State Convention: Romney 14. State total (hard count) Romney 22, Santorum 2, Paul 1, Uncommitted 4. Soft count: Romney 23, Santorum 2, Paul 1, Uncommitted 1, available 2.

CO-R District Convention Results. 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegates

Colorado Republican District Conventions: The Thursday 12 April - Friday 13 April 2012 District Conventions results are in -- Unpledged 10, Santorum 6, and Romney 5 delegates. On Saturday 14 April 2012, the State Republican Convention will choose an additional 12 delegates. Our Tuesday 7 February 2012 Precinct Caucus estimate was Santorum 13, Romney 12, Gingrich, 4, and Paul 4.

8 changes to the candidate list

Florida: House CD 8: David Alan Gunter (No Party Affiliation [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic; Timothy Patrick Thomas (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Idaho: House CD 2: Congressman Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 2: Joe Ruiz (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Anthony John "Tony" Hernandez (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 1.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: University of Nebraska Regent Charles H. "Chuck" Hassebrook (Democratic) - Pending.

Oregon: House CD 1: Steven Cody Reynolds (Libertarian, Progressive, Pacific Green) - previously listed as Progressive, Pacific Green.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: George Lucia (Republican) - added.

22 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Alaska: House At-Large: state Representative Sharon Cissna (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Marcus Rivchin Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Jeffery Paul "J.P." Donnelly (Republican) - added; William Leslie "Bill" Gunn, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Paul Heroux (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Steinhof (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: Mike O'Brien (Democratic) - added; John William Waltz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 24: Ursula Rozum (Green) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 4: Richardjason Satawk "R.J." Harris (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: state Representative Roger Goodman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: Governor Special: Gladys R. Huber (Democratic) - added; Arthur Kohl-Riggs (Republican) - added; Hari Trivedi (Independent) - added; Kathleen Vinehout (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor Special: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (Republican) - added; Mahlon Mitchell (Democratic) - added; Ira Robins (Democratic) - added; Isaac Weix (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Charles Gordon Brannan (No Party Affiliation) - added; Richard Dean Carroll (Independent) - added; Wiley S. Drake (Unaffiliated) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 12: Kevin Hall (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Vincent Scott "Vince" Morgan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

West Virginia (synchronized with the Secretary of State for the Tuesday 8 May 2012 primary): House CD 1: Congressman David Bennett McKinley (Republican) - Renominated; Raymond V. Davis, III (Independent) - removed. House CD 3: Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, II (Democratic) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Darrell Vivian McGraw, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Johnny Duane "John" Perdue (Democratic) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III (Democratic) - Renominated. Commissioner of Agriculture: Kent Leonhardt (Republican) - removed.

Former PA Senator Rick Santorum drops out of GOP Presidential Nomination race
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

From an email received from the Santorum Campaign on 10 April 2012 at 12:21p PDT reprinted in its entirety.

Subject: Thank You.

Friend

Thank you. For your support, for your encouragement, and for your prayers for our family, especially Bella. You may have heard that we were able to bring her home from the hospital last night.

She has pneumonia, but like her Dad, she's a fighter. It's in the blood.

Today I announced that I am suspending my campaign for the President of the United States. This has been one of the hardest decisions Karen and I have ever had to face together. And it has been hard in large measure because of you. I know that my candidacy has offered you a way to fight for your convictions, and I do not want to let you down.

Since I first ran for Congress in a Democrat-majority district in Pittsburgh, I have fought for struggling families. I have fought for the unborn. I have fought for those losing hope in the American Dream.

And during this Presidential race we have fought hard. Together. You have been with me every step of the way. Every volunteer, donor, friend and family has given sacrificially of their time and their treasure. We are humbled and thankful.

We literally started this campaign in our kitchen with family and a few friends. The way that you make decisions. We believe America is the land of opportunity, and decided to do what we can to protect the hope that our forefathers sacrificed to give us a future for our children. A future of freedom secured through our sacrifices today.

Over 160,000 of you contributed to the campaign. Like you have for your children, we have sacrificed almost everything we have to ensure that this hope and dream is not lost with another four years under Barack Obama. Our average donation has been only $73.10. Few races in history have so many people give so modestly to preserve liberty.

We have been outspent in most states 5-1 or even 10-1. And we still won, or we've come incredibly close. Iowa and the three-state sweep. An over 20-point win in Louisiana. Only a few votes short of victory in Michigan and Ohio. We have made history. There has been no other Presidential comeback race like ours.

Our good friends in Texas have been working non-stop to make sure that they have a say in the choice of our nominee, but without the state changing its delegate allocation to winner-take-all, I do not see a path forward that does not risk our shared objective of defeating Barack Obama in November. I want to thank them for their valiant efforts.

I am planning to do everything in my power to bring a change about in the White House. But our campaign has debt, and I cannot be free to focus on helping defeat him with this burden. I am asking you to consider one more contribution of $25, $50 or even $73.10. [link to campaign fundraiser redacted -Ed]

From the start of this race I have offered a unique voice in the debate. One that the party and the country needs to hear. I have been your voice. I have been positive. I have been willing to stand for issues that some believe are controversial and would prefer to sweep under the rug.

We have carried the torch. High. Together we have fought for the principles that this country was founded on; that made this country great. Without fighting for them, this country cannot continue to be great.

And we have fought fair. I am proud of the race we have run. We talked issues. We avoided character attacks. We have run almost entirely positive ads.

I want to continue to be your voice. Please CLICK HERE to contribute $25, $50 or even $73.10. [link to campaign fundraiser redacted -Ed] We have had miraculous days of almost $1 million from supporters like you that allowed us to be competitive and win key states. We need you to step up again.

When I ran for the Senate in 1994 and defeated a sitting incumbent Senator, I asked the people of Pennsylvania to Join the Fight. They did.

I know you will. God bless you, and please keep us in your prayers. And know that we keep you in ours.

Working hard for America,

Rick Santorum

24 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

National Convention Delegates

Unpledged delegate preferences as of 9 April 2012:
Massachusetts was Romney 2 now Romney 3.
Unbound delegate totals: Gingrich 2, Paul 1, Romney 33, Santorum 2.
Source: Democratic Convention Watch 2012 GOP Superdelegate Endorsement List

24 changes to the candidate list

Arizona: House CD 2: Nomiki Konst (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Florida: House CD 26: Congressman David Rivera (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25; Gloria Romero Roses (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Jerry Clarke (Republican) - added.

Indiana (synchronized with Election Commission for the Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary): Governor: Donnie Harold Harris (Write-in) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Todd Christopher Young (Republican) - Renominated.

New York: House CD 6: Jeffrey "Jeff" Gottlieb (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: former prosecutor Julian D. Schreibman (Working Families, Democratic) - previously listed as Democratic; Dutchess County Legislator Joel Carlton Tyner (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 20.

North Carolina (synchronized with State Board of Elections for the Tuesday 8 May 2012 Primary): House CD 4: Congressman David E. Price (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Virginia Foxx (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Mike McIntyre (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 12: Lon Vernon Cecil (Libertarian) - removed. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democratic) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor Beth A. Wood (Democratic) - Renominated. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner George W. "Wayne" Goodwin (Democratic) - Renominated. Commissioner of Labor: Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry (Republican) - Renominated. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent June St. Clair Atkinson (Democratic) - Renominated; state Representataive Richard "Rick" Glazier (Democratic) - removed.

Presidential Candidates: Tiffany Renee Briscoe (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

17 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 8: Lawrence Penpek (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Brandon Matthew Smith (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 26: Douglas G. Walker (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: Catherine Davis (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Rich Eustis (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Governor: William Campbell (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Gwendolyn Charidy "Gwen" Diakos (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Omar Lamont Dyer (Democratic, Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Ian S. Linker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Bonnie Somer (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Nizam "Niz" Kamal (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Washington Flores (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Bruce Wrede (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 2: Jim Dougherty (Democratic) - added.

Vermont: Attorney General: T.J. Donovan (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 2: John C. W. Shoop (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: David Moran (Libertarian) - added.

Commentary: STICK A FORK IN 'IM? or JUST TURN HIM OVER 'CAUSE HE'S ONLY DONE ON ONE SIDE? ...
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
STICK A FORK IN 'IM? or JUST TURN HIM OVER 'CAUSE HE'S ONLY DONE ON ONE SIDE?
Senator Santorum finds himself fighting
just to live and fight another day

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

I told you April might prove to be rather the rough month for the presidential campaign of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and it certainly seems to have started out that way:

This past Tuesday- 3 April- former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won all three Presidential Primaries held that day: more importantly, he outscored Santorum in Republican National Convention delegates bound/pledged to presidential contenders in those contests, 83 to 9.

By this website's "soft" count (admittedly, a "best estimate" as to how each presidential candidate is doing- as measured in "delegate equivalence" [through which we try our best to- using the number of National Convention delegates assigned to each State or equivalent jurisdiction- ascertain the effects of the results of the voting in the Presidential Primaries and/or Caucuses held so far on the overall race for the presidential nomination]), Governor Romney is now nearly 400 delegates ahead of Senator Santorum- his nearest rival for the ...

55 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Colorado: House CD 1: Citizen Kane (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Doug Aden (American Constitution) - added.

Minnesota (corrections): House CD 2: Northfield City Council Member Patrick Ganey (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic; Dakota County commissioner Kathleen Gaylord (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; former state Representative Mike Obermueller (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic.

Tennessee (filing closed): Senate Class 1: Fred Anderson (Republican) - added; Mark Clayton (Democratic) - added; Mark Twain Clemens (Republican) - added; Shaun E. Crowell (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian; Gary Davis (Democratic) - added; James Patrick Durkan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Gatchell (Independent) - added; Dave Hancock (Democratic) - added; James Higdon (Independent) - added; Ashley King (Democratic) - added; Michel Long (Independent) - added; Grover Cleveland Mullins, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Park Overall (Democratic) - added; T.K. Owens (Democratic) - added; Benjamin Roberts (Democratic) - added; Troy Stephen Scoggin (Independent) - added; Mary Taylor-Shelby Wright (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Karen Sherry Bracket (Independent) - added; Michael D. Salyer (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Nicholas Ciparro (Republican) - added; Paul Joseph Coker (Independent) - added; Troy C. Goodale (Democratic) - added; Joseph Leinweber, Jr. (Republican) - added; Greg Samples (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Libertarian. House CD 3: Matthew Deniston (Independent) - added; Jean "Lady 'J'" Howard-Hill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Carl "Twofeathers" Whitaker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Shannon Kelley (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Justin Jones (Republican) - added; Bob Ries (Republican) - added; John "Big John" Smith (Republican) - added; Brad Staats (Republican) - added; Tracy Tarum (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Robert "Scott" Beasley (Independent) - added. House CD 7: William Akin (Independent) - added; Leonard "Lenny" Ladner (Independent) - added; Chris Martin (Democratic) - added; Mary Taylor-Shelby Wright (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: John "Wes" Bradley (Democratic) - added; Timothy D. Dixon (Democratic) - added; Annette Justice (Republican) - added; Mark Rawles (Independent) - added; Christa Stoscheck (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Herbert A. Bass (Independent) - added; Tomeka Hart (Democratic) - added; Memphis City School Board Commissioner Tomeka Rochelle Hart (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Gregory M. Joiner (Independent) - added; Memphis City Court Clerk Thomas Long (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ernest Lunati (Republican) - added; Brian L. Saulsberry (Independent) - added.

39 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Illinois: House CD 13: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated by Primary on 20 March 2012. Announced retirement 4 April 2012. The Republican party will select a replacement candidate. House CD 15: Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican) - Open Seat.

Minnesota: House CD 4: Diana Longrie (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: David Douglas Brown (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Gregory W. Horton (Republican) - added; Francis X. Tenaglio (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Viola Hughes (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Terrence McGowan (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Maria Karczewski (Republican) - added; Anthony Zanowic (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Hector L. Castillo (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Dennis R. Flynn (Democratic) - added; Brian C. Keleman (Republican) - added; Cathy Wright (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Sean Mack (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 6: Lou Ann Zelenik (Republican) - added.

Virginia (filing closed): Senate Class 1: David M. McCormick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Prince William County Supervisor Corey A. Stewart (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman (Republican) - Renominated; Adam Cook (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Edward Scott "Scott" Rigell (Republican) - Renominated; Keith Mathis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Democratic) - Renominated; Chuck Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Joe T. Elliott, Jr (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Robert Hurt (Republican) - Renominated; John Wade Douglass (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Peyton Randolph Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: David E. Hunsicker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; James Dixon "Jim" Phillips (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ernest Wayne "E. Wayne" Powell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; Arthur Willard "Will" Radle, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Bruce Bowen Shuttleworth (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith (Republican) - Renominated; Anthony Flaccavento (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Frank R. Wolf (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly (Democratic) - Renominated; Steven Eng-Min Yeh (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: state Senator Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) - added.

3 April WI-R Presidential primary update / 8 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

Republican National Convention Delegates

Wisconsin Republican (3 April primary). The 3 party leader delegates are NOT bound by the results of the primary as we thought they were. That changes the delegate count from Romney 33, Santorum 9 to Romney 30, Santorum 9, unbound 3.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 659, Santorum 266, Gingrich 153, Paul 72, Uncommitted 10. Hard delegate count: Romney 536, Uncommitted 274, Santorum 202, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

8 changes to the candidate list

Florida: House CD 6: St. Johns County School Board Chairman Bev Slough (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: David Michael Gill Greene (Democratic) won the 20 March 2012 Primary with 50.23% of the vote. County State's Attorney Matthew J. "Matt" Goetten (Democratic) lost the Primary. Media reports indicate Congressman Timothy V. "Tim" Johnson (Republican), who won his primary on 20 March, will soon announce his retirement.

Maryland: House CD 1: Kimberly "Kim" Letke (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Eric Delano Knowles has won the 3 April Republican Primary. Armand F. Girard (Republican) - lost Primary; Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (Republican) - lost Primary; Draper S. Phelps (Republican) - lost Primary.

Minnesota: House CD 2: former state Representative Mike Obermueller (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 14: Walter Iwachiw (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

3 April primary recap-- National Convention DC, MD, WI / Statewide DC, MD / 60 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

2012 Democratic Delegate Allocation Update

District of Columbia Democratic (3 April primary): Soft and hard count: Obama 22.

Maryland Democratic (3 April primary): Soft and hard count: Obama 92, Uncommitted 5.

Wisconsin Democratic (3 April primary estimated): Soft count: Soft and hard count: Obama 100.

Democratic Soft delegate count: Obama 1,755, Uncommitted 18, R. Terry 7, J. Rogers 3. Hard delegate count: Obama 1,565, Uncommitted 744, R. Terry 7, J. Rogers 3. Needed to nominate 2,777.

Republican National Convention Delegates

District of Columbia Republican (3 April primary): Soft count: Romney 16 (as elected) + 1 RNC delegate. Hard Count: Romney 16.

Maryland Republican (3 April primary): Soft and hard count: Romney 37.

North Dakota Republican (30 March to 1 April State Convention estimated): Soft count: Romney 20, Santorum 6, Paul 2. Hard count: Uncommitted 28. The figures Romney 20, Santorum 6, Paul 2 were circulated on the floor of the State Convention and appear to be more accurate than our 6 March Precinct Caucus estimate of Santorum 11, Paul 8, Romney 7, and Gingrich 2. Hence, we are adopting these new numbers.

Wisconsin Republican (3 April primary estimated): Soft count: Romney 33, Santorum 9.

Republican Soft delegate count: Romney 662, Santorum 266, Gingrich 153, Paul 72, Uncommitted 10. Hard delegate count: Romney 539, Uncommitted 271, Santorum 202, Gingrich 132, Paul 26, Huntsman 2. Needed to nominate 1,144.

60 changes to the candidate list

Florida: House CD 9: Osceola County Commission Chairman John "Q" Quiñones (Republican) - added. House CD 25: state Representative Luis R. Garcia, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland (3 April primary): Senate Class 1: Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (Democratic) - Renominated; Joseph Alexander (Republican) - lost Primary; Raymond Levi Blagmon (Democratic) - lost Primary; Robert "Bro" Broadus (Republican) - lost Primary; William Thomas Capps, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; J.P. Cusick (Democratic) - lost Primary; Richard James Douglas (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher John "Chris" Garner (Democratic) - lost Primary; Rick Hoover (Republican) - lost Primary; Ralph Jaffe (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Jones (Republican) - lost Primary; John B. Kimble (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator C. Anthony Muse (Democratic) - lost Primary; Blaine Taylor (Democratic) - lost Primary; Ed Tinus (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brian Vaeth (Republican) - lost Primary; Corrogan R. Vaughn (Republican) - lost Primary; Lih Young (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 2: Ray Bly (Republican) - lost Primary; Vladmir "Vlad" Degen (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Kevin "Rick" Impallaria (Republican) - lost Primary; Howard H. Orton (Republican) - lost Primary; Larry M. Smith (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes (Democratic) - Renominated; David Hamilton "Dave" Lockwood (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Donna Fern Edwards (Democratic) - Renominated; Ian Garner (Democratic) - lost Primary; Randy Gearhart (Republican) - lost Primary; Gregory "Greg" Holmes (Republican) - lost Primary; George E. McDermott (Democratic) - lost Primary; Charles Shepherd (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 5: Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer (Democratic) - Renominated; David Hill (Republican) - lost Primary; Cathy Johnson Pendleton (Democratic) - lost Primary; Glenn Troy Morton (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Roscoe G. Bartlett, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; state Delegate Kathryn L. "Kathy" Afzali (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles Boileau Bailey (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator David Ross Brinkley (Republican) - lost Primary; Robert Coblentz (Republican) - lost Primary; Robin K. A. Ficker (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Robert J. "Rob" Garagiola (Democratic) - lost Primary; Peter James (Republican) - lost Primary; Joseph T. "Joe" Krysztoforski (Republican) - lost Primary; Ronald Shervington "Ron" Little (Democratic) - lost Primary; Milad Pooran (Democratic) - lost Primary; Brandon Orman Rippeon (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Congressman Elijah E. Cummings (Democratic) - Renominated; Ty Glen Busch (Democratic) - lost Primary; M. Justin Kinsey (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles U. Smith (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Christopher "Chris" Van Hollen, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated; Gus Alzona (Republican) - lost Primary; George English (Democratic) - lost Primary; Shelton "Shelly" Skolnick (Republican) - lost Primary; David Drain "Dave" Wallace, II (Republican) - lost Primary.

Contests too close to call:
Maryland CD 1 Democratic: Wendy W. Rosen (43.3%) v. John James LaFerla (42.8%).
Maryland CD 3 Republican: Eric Delano Knowles (33.5%) v. Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (28.8%).

New York: House CD 6: state Assemblymember Grace Meng (Democratic, Independence) - previously listed as Democratic.

Washington: House CD 1 Special: (Democratic) - Incumbent added.

Tuesday 3 April 2012: PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES in DC, MD & WI; in addition, DC and MD hold local Primaries
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PRIMARIES: Presidential and District

polling hours: 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

Republicans: 16 of the District of Columbia's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to a presidential contender in the District of Columbia Republican Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 22 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the District of Columbia Democratic Presidential Primary.

District Primary: The District of Columbia has also scheduled a Primary for the office of Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013.

Returns from the District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics.
Results from AP.


MARYLAND PRIMARIES: Presidential and State

polling hours: 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1100 to 0000 GMT]

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

Democrats: 97 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Maryland Democratic Presidential Primary.

State Primary: Maryland is also holding Primaries for the Class 1 United States Senate seat from the State as well as for the State's 8 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the term beginning at Noon on 3 January 2013.

Returns from the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Results from AP President, U.S. Senate, U.S. House.


WISCONSIN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES

NOTE: Wisconsin does not register voters by Party: voters may choose from a primary ballot for one Party only.

polling hours: 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1200 to 0100 GMT]

Republicans: All 42 of Wisconsin's delegates to the Republican National Convention are bound/pledged to presidential contenders in the Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary.

Democrats: 100 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in the Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary.

Results from AP and AP President by CD.
Results from USA Today (includes results by CD).

31 changes to the candidate list
by Tony Roza

California (pre-primary updates): House CD 4: Congressman Thomas "Tom" McClintock (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 21: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 33: Congressman Karen Bass (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 34: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 35: Congressman Maxine Waters (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 36: Congressman Janice Hahn (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 37: Congressman Laura Richardson (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 45: Congressman Mary Bono Mack (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 53: Congressman Susan A. Davis (Democratic) - Renominated.

Colorado: House CD 3: Gregory Gilman (Libertarian) - added; Gaylon Kent (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 5: Kenneth Harvell (American Constitution) - added. House CD 7: Doug Campbell (American Constitution) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: former Democratic Congressman Cynthia Ann McKinney (Green) - added. House CD 9: Roger Fitzpatrick (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Cassandra Shober (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Douglas Anthony "Doug" DeMeo (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Passaic County Freeholder Terry Duffy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: former Roseland Mayor John Arvanites (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 6: Assemblyman Rory I. Lancman (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 13: Vincent Scott "Vince" Morgan (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15; Clyde Edward Williams, Jr. (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 15.

North Dakota (Republican Convention updates): Governor: Paul Sorum (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House At-Large: former state Commerce Commissioner Shane Christopher Goettle (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Bette B. Grande (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; DuWayne Hendrickson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Kim A. Koppelman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 4: Bert Smith (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 16: Paul Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 9: Anthony Flaccavento (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Keith Swank (Republican) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list. ND-R Republican State Convention
by Tony Roza

Republican National Convention Delegates

North Dakota Republican (30 March to 1 April State Convention): Convention attendees were provided with a pre-selected slate of National Convention delegates, mostly Romney supporters. The Santorum and Paul supporters then attempted to nominate delegates from the floor. Reports indicate that many of the delegates were selected based on their volunteer work and/or their financial support for the party. Prior to the convention, we estimated the delegates as Santorum 11, Paul 8, Romney 7, and Gingrich 2. An unconfirmed report indicates the new numbers are Romney 20, Santorum 6, and Paul 2. Note: All of North Dakota delegates are unbound. "The delegates remain free to vote their conscience on all balloting." [PRESIDENTIAL CAUCUS RULES - Rule No. 21]

18 changes to the candidate list

New York: House CD 18: Duane Jackson (Democratic) - added; Tuxedo Park Mayor Thomas "Tom" Wilson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19. House CD 19: Anne Jacobs Moultrie (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Phil Black (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Brian "Ryan B" Doyle (Democratic) - added; Cason Gaither (Democratic) - added; J.A. St. John, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Deb Morrow (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Joyce Knott (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Deborah B. "Debbie" Harwell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Katherine Jenerette (Republican) - added; Edward Karabees (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Shaun Crowell (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: House CD 32: Brian Zoch (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 6: Stephan Andrew Brodhead (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Stephan Andrew Brodhead (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: Governor Special: former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk (Democratic) - added; Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette (Democratic) - added.