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Second Quarter (Apr - Jun) 2013

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6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 45: Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

Illinois: House CD 2: Congressman Robin L. Kelly (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Mark Jacobs (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: William Araujo (Peace And Freedom) - previously listed as Unaffiliated [Democratic, Peace And Freedom]. House CD 1: Congressman Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

Special MA U.S. Senate election results. 6 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: Governor: state Senator Bill Brady (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Jay T. Williams (Independent [Democratic]) - added. House CD 2: state Representative Mark Lofgren (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2 Special: Congressman Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic) - elected with 55% of the vote. Senator Markey will serve the remainder of the term (which expires in January 2015) of former Democratic Senator John Forbes Kerry who resigned last January to become Secretary of State. House CD 5: Congressman Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic) - Vacant Office.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 234 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Massachusetts House CD 5).
Presidential Candidates: Victor Bryan Walker (Independent) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2 Special.

Tue 25 June 2013 Special U.S. Senate election in MA. 15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 25 June 2013-- SPECIAL U.S. SENATE ELECTION in MASSACHUSETTS (to fill the seat vacated by Senator John Kerry upon his taking office as U.S. Secretary of State on 1 Feb 2013)

The polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time (by local option, polls may open as early as 5:45 AM).

Results from media sources: AP, Boston Globe.

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15 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Treasurer: Broomfield Mayor Patrick "Pat" Quinn (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: state Senator Dave Thompson (Republican) - added; former state Representative Kurt Zellers (Republican) - added.

Texas: Attorney General: Railroad Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Railroad Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman (Republican) - Open Office.

Presidential Candidates: Christin Noel Griskie (Republican) - added; Terry Jones (No Party Affiliation) - added; Marc Alexander Paul Keller (Republican) - added; Kip Lee (Libertarian) - added; Shawna Joy Martinez (Independent) - added; Mike Benjamin Martisko (Republican) - added; Rome Murphy, II (Democratic) - added; Sherlene D. Stevens (Republican) - added; Dwayne Alan Tomlinson (Republican) - added; Chuck Zeiger (No Party Affiliation) - added.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy George (Republican) - added.

Alaska: Lieutenant Governor: Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Treasurer: former Congressman Betsy Markey (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Berthram B. Samuel (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: Eric Steven Reyes (Republican) - added. Treasurer: state Senator Michael W. "Mike" Frerichs (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: Governor: Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Scott Vanbinsbergen (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Leslie Endean-Singh (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 4: Tae Hee Si (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 33: Congressman Marc Allison Veasey (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Howard Rhodes "Howie" Lind (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Brian Ari Cole (Republican) - added; Michael Dename, Jr. (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kins Jeroboan (Independent) - added; Michael Wayne Kinlaw (Republican) - added; Josue Larose (Republican) - added; Lee J. Mercer, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Tiffani El Dawn Mims (Republican) - added; Doug Shreffler (Democratic) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: James Hall (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. Secretary of State: Crenshaw County Probate Judge James V. "Jim" Perdue (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Auditor: state Representative Andrea Lea (Republican) - added.

California: Secretary of State: Derek Cressman (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Secretary of State: Pjerin "Peter" Lumaj (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 26: Jose Felix Peixoto (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Elisabeth Jensen (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: state Representative Jim Abeler (Republican) - added. House CD 1: state Representative Mike Benson (Republican) - added. House CD 6: state Senator John C. Pederson (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Brenda M. Alton (Democratic) - added; former Allegheny County Councilman Mike Crossey (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

South Carolina: House CD 1 Special.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Bradley Roberts Byrne (Republican) - added; Richard Quin Edmonson Hillyer (Republican) - added.

Alaska: Governor: Jacob Seth Kern (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Stephen "Steve" Obsitnik (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 5: Gloreatha "Glo" Scurry-Smith (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Jose Manuel Ruiz (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Bob Schillerstrom (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Auditor: Auditor Mary Mosiman (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maine: House CD 2: state Senator Emily Cain (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: former state Senator Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Switched from running for Congress in Maryland CD 6 to West Virginia CD 2.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Joseph R. Rullo (Independent) - added. Governor: William Araujo (Unaffiliated [Democratic, Peace And Freedom]) - previously listed as Unaffiliated; Jeff Boss (Not readily classifiable) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 12: state Senator Malcolm Graham (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: James Lawrence "Jim" Prues (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Dwayne Stovall (Republican) - added. Governor: Miriam Martinez (Republican) - added. House CD 19: James Neal Marchbanks (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 5: Congressman Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers (Republican) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: House CD 2: former Maryland state Senator Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - added.

A court upholds NJ's Oct. 16 Special Senate Election date; losing parties may yet appeal
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Judge Jane Grall of the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court, on Thursday 13 June 2013, ruled that the holding of the Special Election for the United States Senate on Wednesday 16 October of this year per an order by Governor Chris Christie [R-New Jersey] does not violate the Constitution or laws of the State.

A coalition of litigants, led by Somerset County Democratic Party chair Peg Schaffer, had argued in court that a particular comma in the relevant statute was purposely placed there in order to only allow the Governor to choose a date for such a Special Election other than the annual General Election Day in early November under special circumstances which had not been met in this particular circumstance: Judge Grall disagreed.

The losing parties in this case will now have to decide whether or not to appeal this ruling to the New Jersey Supreme Court, the State's court of Last Resort.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

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

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: State Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

Colorado: Attorney General: Cynthia Coffman (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Marcelle Martelly (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger (Republican) - Open Office; Ken Selzer (Republican) - added; state Representatives Clark Shultz (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - Open Seat; Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: Comptroller: William Henry "Bill" Campbell (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Lathrup Village Council Member MyKale "Kelly" Garrett-Johnson (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican.

Commentary: I'VE GOT A SECRET! Gov Secrecy and its often associated Peremptory Arrogance
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
I'VE GOT A SECRET!:
Government Secrecy and its often associated Peremptory Arrogance

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

If there is one overriding lesson that I learned as a result of coming of age during that American national scandal known as 'Watergate' (during which I turned 18 years old and, thanks to the then-still rather recently adopted 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was able to vote in my first election [the Primaries in my home State of New Jersey in early June] before I had even graduated from high school! [President Richard Nixon would resign that summer: thus, by the time I matriculated at Boston University]), it is that Government gets itself in more trouble from keeping too many secrets than ....

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: Kathleen M. Tonn (Republican) - added. Governor: Phil G. Stoddard (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Lathrup Village Council Member Mykale "Kelly" Garrett-Johnson (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Rhonda Sivarajah (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Joseph Rudy Rullo (Independent) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Governor: Tareq Salahi (Write-in) - added.

Wisconsin: Secretary of State: former Waupun Councilman Rohn W. Bishop (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 2: Thomas Bleming (Republican) - added.

Tue 11 Jun VA Primary recap. 10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Lieutenant Governor: Bob Williams (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: state Representative Jeff Chapman (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Bill Daley (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Sam Clovis (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: George McDermott (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Judy Adams (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Matt Silverstein (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Treasurer Robert M. "Rob" McCord (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Ralph S. Northam (Democratic) - nominated. Aneesh Chopra (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Mark R. Herring (Democratic) - nominated; Justin E. Fairfax (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Commentary: HERE WE GO AGAIN! Communications Data Collection for Intelligence Purposes and the 4th Amendment
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Communications Data Collection for Intelligence
Purposes and the 4th Amendment

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Over seven years ago now, during the second term of then-President George W. Bush, I wrote a Commentary with the title- in the form of a question- What Part of the Word 'No' Does the White House Not Understand?

The 'No' in question at that time was that appearing at the start of the second portion of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States- where it says that no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized because, at the time, I was writing about so-called 'Warrantless Wiretaps' in which telephone calls (calls in which at least one party to the conversation was a suspected terrorist [or someone believed to be aiding and abetting such terrorists]) were being tapped before a Warrant- to be issued by the same secret court authorized under the Federal Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that is ....

Tue 11 Jun '13 Virginia Primary. 13 changes to the candidate list. 58 updates to the 2012 popular vote.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 11 June 2013... STATE PRIMARY in VIRGINIA-- the polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time.

11 June 2013 Primary returns from an official source, results from AP, results from NBC12.

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13 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Auditor: Ray Bryan (Republican) - added.

Alaska: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Lesil L. McGuire (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 9: Jorge Bonilla (Republican) - added.

Idaho: House CD 2: Bryan Smith (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Lieutenant Governor: State Senator Rick Gallot (Democratic) - added.

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

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Alieta Eck (Republican) - added; Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Daniel Patton (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Glenn F. McConnell (Republican) - added as candidate; state Representative Bakari T. Sellers (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Yomi "Fapas" Faparusi, Sr. (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Sheirl Fletcher (Democratic) - added.

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58 updates to the 2012 popular vote:

Colorado: President, House CD 4, House CD 6.

Minnesota: President.

New Jersey: President, Senate Class 1, House CD 2, House CD 3, House CD 4, House CD 5, House CD 7, House CD 8, House CD 9, House CD 11, House CD 12.

New York: President, Senate Class 1, House CD 1, House CD 2, House CD 3, House CD 5, House CD 6, House CD 7, House CD 8, House CD 9, House CD 10, House CD 11, House CD 12, House CD 13, House CD 14, House CD 15, House CD 16, House CD 19, House CD 20, House CD 21, House CD 22, House CD 23.

North Dakota: President, Senate Class 1, Governor, House At-Large, Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of Insurance, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Public Service Commissioner 2.

Ohio: President, Senate Class 1, House CD 2, House CD 3, House CD 8, House CD 9, House CD 11, House CD 12, House CD 14, House CD 15, House CD 16.

Pennsylvania: President.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: state Representative Chad Fincher (Republican) - added; James Halland (Republican) - added.

Arizona: House CD 3: Jaime Alfredo Vasquez (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 11: Craig Robbins (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Michael Scott Carter (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: former state Representative Jeremy Kalin (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. Auditor: former Long Lake Mayor Randy Gilbert (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Senator Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Chiesa (Republican) - Open Seat - not himself a candidate for the seat.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Mark Harris (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 6: Amos Scott Powers (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Republican.

Texas: House CD 6: Frank Charles Kuchar (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 3: Congressman Ronald James "Ron" Kind (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Commentary: WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM' (section 1 of 'Part Six')
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(section 1 of 'Part Six')

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It has been, most certainly, one of the more enduring images within American Conservatism throughout just about all of its History (perhaps second only- if that!- to the famous image[s] of Washington and his men being rowed across a Delaware River fairly filled with late December ice floes as they prepare to attack a garrison of Hessian mercenaries at Trenton, NJ around Christmastime 1776): an iconic scene that has, historically and on its own merit alone, called many- if not most- conservatives here in the United States of America back to the very ....

NJ Sen Jeff Chiesa (R) appointed. 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: Controller: Treasurer Bill Lockyer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate - retiring.

Indiana: Auditor: Auditor Tim Berry (Republican) - Open Office.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - Open Office; Rachel Bohman (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Senator Jeff Chiesa (Republican) - appointed. Senate Class 2 Special: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker (Democratic) - added; former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan (Republican) - added. House CD 5: former Congressman Gene Andrew "Andy" Maguire (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 52 Democrats, 46 Republicans, and 2 Independents.
NJ Att'y Gen'l JEFF CHIESA (R) appointed to the U.S. Senate by NJ Gov Chris Christie: will serve till Special Election
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On 6 June 2013, Governor Chris Christie [R- New Jersey] appointed New Jersey State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa (Republican) to the United States Senate to temporarily fill the vacancy created by the recent death of Senator Frank Lautenberg [D- New Jersey]. Mr. Chiesa (the first Republican to serve as a Senator from New Jersey since 1982) will formally take office next Monday (10 June 2013) and will only serve until a successor is chosen in (that is: certified as having been elected as a result of) the Special Senate Election now scheduled for Wednesday 16 October 2013: Mr. Chiesa is not himself a candidate for the seat.

MO CD 8 Special Election and NJ Primary Results / 20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

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

Indiana: Treasurer: Treasurer Richard E. Mourdock (Republican) - Open Office; Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Monica Vernon (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Congressman Jason Smith (Republican) - elected. House CD 8 Special: Theo "Ted" Brown, Sr. (Write-in) - added; Thomas Brown (Write-in) - added; Wayne L. Byington (Write-in) - added; Robert W. George (Write-in) - added.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats.
1 change to the popular vote:
Missouri: House CD 8 Special.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Congressman Rush D. Holt (Democratic) - added; Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - added. Governor (4 June primary): Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie (Republican) - Renominated; William Araujo (Unaffiliated) - added; Seth Grossman (Republican) - lost Primary; Diane W. Sare (Unaffiliated) - previously listed as Independent; Troy Webster (Democratic) - lost Primary.

New York: House CD 12: Congressman Carolyn Bosher Maloney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 12: former Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Chairman George Battle, III (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Ben Frasier (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Jeff D. Duncan (Republican) - added as candidate.

NJ to hold Special US Senate election on 16 Oct (with a Special Senate Primary on 13 Aug)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Governor Chris Christie [R- New Jersey] has called a Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the recent passing of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg [D-New Jersey] for Wednesday 16 October 2013 (a Special Primary in which Democratic and Republican candidates will be nominated to run in said Special Election will be held on Tuesday 13 August 2013). The Governor will soon name a temporary replacement for Senator Lautenberg who will serve until the person elected in the Special Election is certified by state election authorities.

Tue 4 June - MO Special Election US House CD 8; NJ Primary; 9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Special Election Missouri US House CD 8 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Jo Ann Emerson (Republican) who resigned on 22 January 2013 to become President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Polling hours are from 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).

Results from AP.

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New Jersey Primary. Polling hours are from 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).

Results from a media source.

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9 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: former state Senator Bradley Byrne (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Daniel John Bongino (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 2: former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: former state Treasurer Shane Osborne (Republican) - added. Governor: Charles H. "Chuck" Hassebrook (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Democratic) - passed away 3 June. Governor: Maynor Moreno (Write-in [Socialist Party USA]) - added.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 52 Democrats, 45 Republicans, 2 Independents, and 1 vacant seat (New Jersey Senate Class 2).

Texas: House CD 23: William "Will" Hurd (Republican) - added.

Virgin Islands: Governor: Territorial Delegate Donna M. Christensen (Democratic) - added. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Donna M. Christensen (Democratic) - Open Office - running for Governor.

U.S. Senator FRANK LAUTENBERG [D- New Jersey] passes away at the age of 89
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

We at The Green Papers wish to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, Democrat of New Jersey, upon his passing on 3 June 2013. Senator Lautenberg was first elected in 1982 and served three six-year terms (through 3 January 2001); he returned to the Senate via having been elected again in 2002 and was in his second six-year term since his return (his fifth six-year term overall) at the time of his death.

The Governor of New Jersey is empowered (by Title 19, Chapter 3, section 26 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes [cite as R.S. 19:3-26]) to call a Special Election for a vacancy in the United States Senate at the time of the next General Election (in this case, Tuesday 5 November 2013) unless the vacancy shall have taken place within 70 days of said General Elecion (not the case here); however, the Governor is also empowered- by this statute- to call said Special Senate Election at another time if he "shall deem it advisable". In addition, the Governor of New Jersey is also empowered, by this same statute, to make a temporary appointment to fill the vacancy in the United States Senate pending the outcome of such a Special Senate Election.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: David E. Dinwiddie (Libertarian) - added.

California: House CD 53: Congressman Susan A. Davis (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 26: Miami-Dade School Board Member Carlos L. Curbelo (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Jose Manuel "Joe" Ruiz (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Danny K. Davis (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 3: Gabriel De La Cerda (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: former state Representative Tom Emmer (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 2: John Arthur Sheil (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Arthur L. "Art" Halvorson (Republican) - added.

Texas: Commissioner of Agriculture: Billy Wayne Engle, Jr. (Independent) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: Jessica James (Republican) - added; Dean Young (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 52: former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Earl B. Dean (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Robin Sanders (Independent) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Daniel T. "Dan" Kildee (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Mark Totten (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: James Joseph "Jim" Graves (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: Governor: Hank Schroeder (Unaffiliated) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: state Representative Thom Tillis (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 10: Congressman Michael T. McCaul (Republican) - added as candidate. Comptroller of Public Accounts: state Senator Glenn Hegar (Republican) - added; Debra Medina (Republican) - added; former state Representative Raul Torres (Republican) - added.

Commentary: Why James Comey should not be FBI Director--- even though he, in due course, will be
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
Why James Comey should not be FBI Director---
even though he, in due course, will be

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

President Obama's nomination of James Comey to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is being portrayed as an astute move by a Chief Executive who has had a bad run, politically speaking, of late. After all, Comey served the George W. Bush Administration as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and, later, as Deputy Attorney General under the contentious and often controversial John Ashcroft: thus, Comey's appointment seems one that would be most difficult for Republicans in the United States Senate that will have to ....

14 changes to the candidate list. Rep Michele Bachmann (R, MN H06) retires. New AR Treasurer appointed.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: state Representative Randy Davis (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Jessica James (Republican) - added; Dean Young (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Arkansas: Governor: Shawn Hipskind (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Charles Robinson (Democratic) - appointed. Former Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner (Democrat), who was was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, resigned on 21 May 2013 following her 18 May 2013 arrest on charges of corruption. On 29 May 2013, Governor Mike Beebe (Democrat) appointed retired Legislative Auditor Charles Robinson to fill the remainder of the term. Auditor Robinson is not eligible to run for the office..

Maryland: Governor: Harford County Exec David R. Craig (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: former Congressman Mark Hamilton Schauer (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Congressman Michele M. Bachmann (Republican) - Open Seat - "After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided, next year, I will not seek a fifth ... term ... This decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former Presidential campaign ... ".

Nebraska: House CD 1: Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 12: state Representative Rodney W. Moore (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: former Congressman Marjorie Margolies (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee (Democratic) - First elected: 2010 as an Independent. Switching party affiliation to Democratic on 30 May 2013.

Texas: Comptroller of Public Accounts: Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs (Republican) - Open Office - "I announce today I will not be seeking elective office in 2014.".

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: Quin Hillyer (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Treasurer: Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Attorney General.

Colorado: Governor: Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler (Republican); former Cranston Rhode Island Mayor Steve Laffey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Scott E. Gessler (Republican) - Open Office.

Georgia: House CD 1: Robert Eugene Johnson (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Derrick Earl Grayson (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David Young (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Senator Rand Paul (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 25: Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Oklahoma: Commissioner of Labor: Mike Workman (Democratic) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list. AL Congressman Bonner (R, CD1) announces his resignation.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. (Republican) - Open Seat. Congressman Bonner announced his resignation effective 15 August. He will take a position at the University of Alabama.

Arkansas: House CD 2: Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin (Republican) - added as candidate.

Colorado: Governor: former Congressman Thomas G. "Tom" Tancredo (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Derrick E. Grayson (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian (Democratic) - added; state Senator Karen E. Spilka (Democratic) - added.

4 changes to the candidate list. MA Lt Gov Murray (D) resigns.
by Tony Roza

4 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 33: Brett Roske (Democratic) - added. House CD 43: Congressman Maxine Waters (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. "Tim" Murray (Democratic) - Vacant Office. On 22 May, Lieutenant Governor Murray announced that he will resign to take a position with the Worcester Chamber of Commerce: the resignation will be effective as of 2 June and the office will thereafter remain vacant until the November 2014 election.

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

14 changes to the candidate list. AR Treasurer Martha Shoffner (D) resigns.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Attorney General: Dennis Milligan (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner (Democratic) - Vacant Office. Ms. Shoffner was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. She resigned on 21 May 2013 after having been arrested by the FBI on 18 May 2013 on charges of corruption. Governor Mike Beebe (Democratic) will appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term. The next regular election is on Tuesday 4 November 2014.

California: House CD 41: Riverside City Councilman Steve Adams (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: former Cranston Rhode Island Mayor Steve Laffey (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 27: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 3: Justin James Kuhnle (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 1: Utilities Board Member Swati Dandekar (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Paul Dietzel, II (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Treasurer: state Representative Connie Pillich (Democratic) - added.

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

Pennsylvania: Governor: Tom Lineaweaver (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Craig Bowden (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: President Emperor Caesar (Democratic) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: House CD 5: Sal Lilienthal (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: former Georgia Secretary of State Karen C. Handel (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: Lee W. Schultheis (Unenrolled) - added.

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

New York: House CD 23: Congressman Thomas W. "Tom" Reed, II (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Earl W. "E.W." Jackson, Sr. - nominated by convention on 18 May; former State Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; L. Scott Lingamfelter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Senator Stephen H. Martin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Pete Snyder (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Prince William County Supervisor Corey A. Stewart (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Susan Stimpson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: state Senator Mark D. Obenshain - nominated by convention on 18 May; state Delegate Robert B. "Rob" Bell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Temperance Alesha Lance-Council (Not readily classifiable) - added.

'CAUSE I'M THE TAXMAN: Political Scandal involving the IRS might well harm the GOP as much as the Democrats
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
'CAUSE I'M THE TAXMAN:
Political Scandal involving the IRS might
well harm the GOP as much as the Democrats

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Let me tell you how it will be...
I am old enough to have come of age during that series of national political scandals lumped under the overarching rubric of Watergate.

What was originally most publicly decried, by the press spokesman for the Administration of Republican President Richard Nixon (at the time seeking re-election to a second term in the White House), as but a "third-rate burglary" into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate apartment/office complex along the Potomac in Washington, DC took place in mid-June 1972, the weekend immediately after my sophomore year in high school had come to an end. Two summers later, between my graduation from high school and my arrival on the campus of Boston University that Fall of 1974, President Nixon resigned and newly installed President Gerald Ford thereafter famously declared ....

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 26: Congressman Jose Antonio "Joe" Garcia (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Branko "Dr. Rad" Radulovacki (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Mike Collins (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Mike McFadden (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Treasurer: Treasurer James B. Lewis (Democratic) - Open Office. Auditor: Auditor Hector H. Balderas (Democratic) - Open Office; former Auditor Domingo Martinez (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 27: Congressman Christopher Carl "Chris" Collins (Republican) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: David B. Wamsley (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: John Anson Lee (Republican) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 9: Carol Platt (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Erin Kent Magee (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: David Perdue (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Auditor: Auditor Mary Mosiman (Republican) - appointed. On 13 May 2013, Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) appointed Deputy Secretary of State Mary Mosiman (Republican) to the vacant seat of Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt. (On 4 April 2013, Auditor Vaudt, who was first elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 and 2010, resigned to become Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.)

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Rob Maness (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: state Representative Rudy Hobbs (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 12: state Representative Marcus Brandon (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: former Congressman Joseph A. "Joe" Sestak, Jr. (Democratic) - added. Governor: Kathleen McGinty (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Rick Lemasters (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Timothy Terrell "Tim" "Texas Slim" Day (Republican) - added; Timothy Charles Kalemkarian (Republican) - added; Mark Clayton Pendleton (Independent) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: state Representative Debra M. Hobbs (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Tisha Trinette Casida (Unaffiliated) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Governor: Elizabeth Cuevas Neunder (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: David Schwarz (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Tricia Pridemore (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Evan Falchuk (United Independent) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: former Congressman Gene Andrew "Andy" Maguire (Democratic) - added.

New York: Comptroller: Kristin M. Davis (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Yinka Abosede Adeshina (Democratic) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Little Rock School District President Dianne Curry (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Arkansas County Election Commissioner Susan Inman (Democratic) - added.

California: Governor: Richard Aguirre (Democratic) - added; Blas Jacob "Jay" Cabrera (Independent) - added; Rakesh Kumar Christian (Write-in) - added; Rick Williams (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Andrew Augustine "Andy" Caffrey, IV (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Michael James "Mike" Barkley (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: John Dennis (Republican) - added; David Peterson (Democratic) - added. House CD 31: Eloise Gomez Reyes (Democratic) - added; Danny Tillman (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: state Senator Alex Padilla (Democratic) - added. Controller: Treasurer Bill Lockyer (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Abel Gebre Laeke (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: Congressman Katherine Anne "Kathy" Castor (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Governor: state Senator Jack Hatch (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Jim Moss (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 19: Ray Netherwood (Libertarian) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: Gary Gerrard (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 10: former Representative Robert James "Bob" Dold, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: Matt Dietz (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: Rick Weiland (Democratic) - added.

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

Washington: House CD 2: Congressman Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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1 change to the popular vote:

South Carolina: House CD 1 Special.

Tue 7 May SC US House District 1 Special Election results; 6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell (Republican) - Open Chair.

Arkansas: Attorney General: Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (Democratic) - Open Office; state Senator Robert Thompson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Auditor Charlie Daniels (Democratic) - Open Office.

South Carolina: House CD 1 Special: former Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Republican) - elected with 54% of the vote.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 233 Republicans, 201 Democratics, and 1 vacant seat (Missouri House CD 8).
Tue 7 May SC US House District 1 Special Election; 5 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 7 May 2013... SPECIAL U.S. HOUSE ELECTION in SOUTH CAROLINA's 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT The polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [Eastern Daylight Time US].

Returns from an official source.
Results from AP.

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5 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 18: Juno Beach Vice Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Andel (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Paul Lunde (Republican) - added; Matthew G. "Matt" Whittaker (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 10: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Commentary: Constitutional Ramifications flowing from the Boston Marathon Bombing
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
Constitutional Ramifications flowing from the Boston Marathon Bombing
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism, but the theory of necessity on which it is based is false; for the government, within the Constitution, has all the powers granted to it which are necessary to preserve its existence.-- United States Supreme Court Associate Justice DAVID DAVIS, in the Opinion of the Court in the case of Ex parte Milligan [4 Wallace (71 U.S.) 2 (1867)]

I have already written extensively about the case of Ex parte Milligan for this website and, thereby, do not at all feel the need to now so "beat a dead horse" by going into such detail about same again herein.

Suffice it to here say, then, that the essential constitutional ...

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Governor: Governor Sean R. Parnell (Republican) - added as candidate.

Arizona: Governor: John L. Mealer (Americans Elect) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: former Connecticut state Representative Alan R. Schlesinger (Republican) - added. House CD 23: Ilya Katz (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: former Judge Ann Callis (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 4: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election; no longer running for the Senate Class 2.

New Jersey: Governor: Kenneth R. "Ken" Kaplan (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Shaughnessy Naughton (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: General Treasurer: former Auditor General Ernest Almonte (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor; former General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Congressman Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler (Republican) - added as candidate.

2014 Primary Dates; 9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

New section: 2014 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices and Congress.

Primary dates marked "tentative date" are based on official, unofficial, and estimated data and are, thereby, subject to change.

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9 changes to the candidate list:

Kansas: House CD 1: Bryan Whitney (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2 Special: Richard Heos (Twelve Visions) - added; Jack E. Robinson (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 8: Congressman Albio Sires (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 2: Gavi Begtrup (Democratic) - added; Ronny Richards (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: state Senator Nina Turner (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: former Hamilton County Commissioner David Pepper (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Congressman Sean P. Duffy (Republican) - added as candidate.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8: Congressman Trent Franks (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 42: Boyd Roberts (Democratic) - added; Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Governor: Governor Neil Abercrombie (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 3: Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Governor: Brian Charles Vaeth (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: Congressman Steven Alexzander Horsford (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 4: Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman James Paul Lankford (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

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

Tennessee: House CD 8: Congressman Stephen Lee "Steve" Fincher (Republican) - added as candidate.

Utah: House CD 4: Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tue 30 Apr Special MA US Senate Primary results; 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 9: Correction: Steve Anthony Colangelo (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 1: Congressman John Heddens "Jack" Kingston (Republican) - Open Seat.

Maryland: Governor: state Delegate Ronald A. "Ron" George (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: 30 April 2013 Primary results: Senate Class 2 Special: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (Democratic) - lost Primary; former U.S. Attorney Michael J. "Mike" Sullivan (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Daniel B. "Dan" Winslow (Republican) - lost Primary.

Congressman Edward John "Ed" Markey(57%) received the Democratic nomination and Gabriel E. Gomez (51%) received the Republican nomination. The special election is on Tuesday 25 June 2013.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Congressman David E. Price (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tue 30 Apr Special MA US Senate Primary; 6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 30 April 2013... SPECIAL SENATE PRIMARY in MASSACHUSETTS... polls are open from no later than 7 AM (by local option, some polls may open as early as 5:45 AM) to 8 PM EDT.

This Special Primary is for the purpose of nominating Democratic and Republican candidates for the Special Senate Election scheduled for Tuesday 25 June 2013 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Kerry (Democrat) upon his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of State.

Results from media sources: WBZ, AP.

Ed Markey (57%) received the Democratic nomination and Gabriel Gomez (51%) received the Republican nomination.

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6 changes to the candidate list:

Maryland: House CD 8: Lih Young (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 2: Congressman Gary Peters (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14. House CD 14: Congressman Gary Peters (Democratic) - Open Seat.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Scott "Cody" Regan (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Robert Lawrence Fluharty (Republican) - added; Steven Alex Gower (Democratic) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 29: Venice Jaymes Gamble, II (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Jaime McMillan (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: B. Stefan Jarvis (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: David S. Stockdale (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 1: Dennis L. Parker (Republican) - added.

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

New York: House CD 18: former Congressman Nan Hayworth (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 8: Craig Bradley McMichael (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: George Nicholas Casey, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: Ted Gianoutsos (Independent) - added. Governor: Bill Walker (Republican) - added.

Arizona: Governor: former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew P. "Andy" Thomas (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 42: Kerri Condley (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: state Senator Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: Congressman Donna Fern Edwards (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Sona Mehring (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Larry Stiles (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Martin Staunton (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jerry Leon Carroll (No Party Affiliation) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: state Senator Al Melvin (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: Auditor: Ken Yang (Republican) - added.

California: Secretary of State: Pete Peterson (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Congressman John L. Mica (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 9: Michael Patrick McKenna (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 1: Congressman Colleen Wakako Hanabusa (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Maryland: House CD 6: David E. "Dave" Vogt, III (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Scott Honour (Republican) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 2: Senator Max Baucus (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: Senator Tim Johnson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Senator John Cornyn (Republican) - added as candidate. Governor: Mike Fjetland (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Willie Felix Carter (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Wisconsin: Tuesday 2 April 2013 Spring Election Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Commentary: Further Thoughts engendered by the Boston Marathon Bombings and their Aftermath
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
Further Thoughts engendered by the Boston Marathon Bombings and their Aftermath
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Listen very carefully, America!

Do you hear that? It is the "come on" for the United States of America to, somehow, get involved in a civil war in a far away land: in this case, the now-over 20 year old War for Chechenian Independence-- a "come on" that seems at least somewhat louder now with the apparent connection of two Chechen brothers living here in America to the Boston Marathon Bombings of 15 April 2013.

This is certainly not a region of the world in which the United States should get too heavily involved in more directly: it was one thing to get so directly involved in Afghanistan following the 9/11 Attacks-- Afghanistan under the 'Taliban' for some five years or so at that point had become a safe haven for al-Qa'eda and its training camps in which tens of thousands of Jihadist terrorists (besides those who carried out the 9/11 Attacks) were trained and ....

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 3: state Representative Dan Logue (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Congressman John Phillip "Phil" Gingrey (Republican) - added as candidate; state Senator Barry Loudermilk (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Theodis "Ted" Brown, Sr. (Write-in) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Carl Bergmanson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Howard Scott Pearlman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Troy Webster (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Roy Cho (Democratic) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: John M. Jaramillo (Republican) - added. House At-Large: John R. Cox (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Leonard Rolle (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 25: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - added as candidate. Chief Financial Officer: Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam H. Putnam (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Senator C. Saxby Chambliss (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Paul Collins Broun, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 4: Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 5: Congressman Susan W. Brooks (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Congressman William Richard "Bill" Keating (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 2: Congressman William P. "Bill" Huizenga (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Mexico: Governor: state Senator Linda M. Lopez (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Hector Balderas (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Patrick Padilla (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: The Boston Marathon Bombings shatter memories almost (though not nearly) as much as they shattered lives
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
The Boston Marathon Bombings shatter memories almost
(though not nearly) as much as they shattered lives

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

During much of my childhood and on into my adolescence, BOSTON was- to me- the ever-elusive 'Promised Land'... though my 'oasis' was ever my maternal grandparents' modest Cape Codder in Hamden, Connecticut just outside of the City of New Haven in which I had been born.

"Grandpa and Grandma's" was the place where, while I was growing up, I could refresh and regroup-- where I could simply always be myself: in fact, Grandpa and Grandma's truly felt like home precisely because it once was 'Home' (where both my Mom and I lived while she was 'between husbands' and, thus, I was also 'between Dads' from a little over a year old through age 6) and a visit back there from ...

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Curtis Monroe Railey (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 6: Joseph McCray, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Steve Colangelo (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Congressman David G. Valadao (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 13: Jessica Ehrlich (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: David "Dave" Banach (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Senator Al Franken (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic.

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

New Jersey: House CD 9: Congressman William J. "Bill" Pascrell, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Senator Kay R. Hagan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 6: Staunton City Councilman Bruce Elder (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Senator John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller, IV (Democratic) - added as candidate.

23 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

23 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: former Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 9: Congressman Gerald Mark "Jerry" McNerney (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 22: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 26: Congressman Julia Brownley (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 48: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Senator Thomas Richard "Tom" Harkin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

Maine: Governor: former Maliseet Representative David Allen Slagger (Green Independent) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 2: Congressman Michael H. Michaud (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 1: John J. LaFerla (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Dawit H. Gebreyesus (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Congressman Richard E. Neal (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 11: Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 12: Congressman John D. Dingell (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Senator Michael O. "Mike" Johanns (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Congressman Carol Shea-Porter (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 8: Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 26: Congressman Brian M. Higgins (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 10: Congressman Michael R. "Mike" Turner (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oregon: Governor: Jon L. Justesen (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Congressman Scott Eugene DesJarlais (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 24: Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 35: Congressman Lloyd Alton Doggett, II (Democratic) - added as candidate.

30 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

30 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 6: Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, III (Republican) - added as candidate.

Alaska: Senate Class 2: Joseph W. "Joe" Miller (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 15: Congressman Eric Michael Swalwell (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 24: Congressman Lois G. Capps (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 31: former Congressman Joe Baca (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 35.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Congressman Elizabeth H. Esty (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 24: Congressman Frederica S. Wilson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 10: Jody B. Hice (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Congressman David Albert Scott (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 9: Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Ian Bayne (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Congressman André D. Carson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 2: Congressman Cedric L. Richmond (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Quentin Anthony Anderson (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 9: Greg Dildilian (Republican) - added. House CD 10: former Vassar Township Boardmember Charles Allen "Chuck" Stadler (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Congressman Gary Peters (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Montana: House At-Large: Congressman Steven "Steve" Daines (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 3: Congressman Joseph John "Joe" Heck (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 19: Congressman Christopher Patrick "Chris" Gibson (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Congressman Robert M. Pittenger (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 12: Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Oregon: House CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: state Rep. Mark B. Cohen (Democratic) - added; former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan A. Saidel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Richard James Cash (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Congressman Robert Hurt (Republican) - added as candidate.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Congressman Cynthia Marie Lummis (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: David Jon Sponheim (Not readily classifiable) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: House CD 1: Congressman John B. Larson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 10: David Allen Seeley (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: Stephen K. "Steve Simpson (Republican) - added. House CD 11: state Representative Edward "Ed" Lindsey (Republican) - added; Patrick Thompson (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Governor: Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson (Independent) - added.

Illinois: House CD 11: Chris Balkema (Republican) - added; state Representative Darlene Senger (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Don Berwick (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Sona Mehring (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic.

Texas: House CD 15: Eddie Zamora (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 2: Dale Mensing (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 31: Congressman Gary G. Miller (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Kansas: House CD 3: Congressman Kevin W. Yoder (Republican) - added as candidate. Secretary of State: Randy Rolston (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: David J. Powell (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 2: Ron Leach (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Bill Tilghman (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 9: George Brikho (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: James Joseph "Jim" Graves (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New York: House CD 5: former Congressman Gary Leonard Ackerman (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Tompkins County Chair of the Legislature Martha Robertson (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Congressman Robert William "Rob" Bishop (Republican) - added as candidate.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Laura Wells (Green) - added. House CD 36: state Assemblyman Brian Nestande (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Gabriel Rothblatt (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Steven "Steve"" Welzer (Green) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 14: Congressman Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Keith Warrick Blandford (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: state Senator Vincent A. Sheheen (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 6: Amos Scott Powers (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Sam Kubba (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Lowell Jackson "Jack" Fellure (Republican) - added.

IL H02 9 April 2013 Special Election recap; 5 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: House CD 10: state Representative Donna Sheldon (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 2: Congressman Robin L. Kelly (Democratic) - Incumbent added. House CD 2 Special: Cook County Chief Administrative Officer Robin L. Kelly (Democratic) - elected with 71% of the vote.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 201 Democrats, 232 Republicans, and 2 vacant seats (MO CD 8, SC CD 1).

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

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: former state Delegate Pat McGeehan (Republican) - added.

9 Apr 2013 IL CD 2 Special Election. 1 change to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 9 April 2013: SPECIAL CONGRESSIONAL ELECTION in ILLINOIS' 2d Congressional District (to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives caused by the resignation of Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. prior to the convening of the 113th Congress [to which he had been re-elected in the November 2012 General Election])... the polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time.

Results from The Chicago Tribune and Politico. Robin Kelly (Democratic) wins with 71% of the vote.

1 change to the candidate list:

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

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: Marc J. Victor (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: Auditor: Auditor David A. "Dave" Vaudt (Republican) - Vacant Office.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Mississippi: House CD 3: Congressman Gregg Harper (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Governor: Carl Bergmanson (Democratic) - added; Seth Grossman (Republican) - added; Howard Scott Pearlman (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Brendan F. Boyle (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Timothy Terell "Tim" "Texas Slim" Day (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 4: Bob Fuehr (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: former state Senator Steve Harrison (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Janet Hinz (Unaffiliated) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Douglas G. Clement (No Party Affiliation) - added; Silvia Stagg (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: Andrew Walter (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 8: Corry Westbrook (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Susan Davis (Republican) - added.

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

North Carolina: House CD 1: Congressman G. K. Butterfield (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Bradley Walker (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Kevin Strouse (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Peter Clemens (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Ron Meyer (Republican) - added.

SC H01 Rep Runoff and WI Supt recap; 15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

2 April 2013 primary recap:

South Carolina: House CD 1 Special Republican Runoff: former Governor Marshall C. "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Republican) won the runoff with 57% of the vote. He will face Elizabeth Colbert-Busch (Democratic and Working Families) and Eugene Platt (Green) in a Special Election on Tuesday 7 May 2013.

Wisconsin: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers (Nonpartisan) was re-elected to a second 4 year term with 61% of the vote.

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15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 17: Rohit "Ro" Khanna (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: former state Senator Anthony A. "Tony" Strickland (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Redlands Mayor Pete Aguilar (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: David Curtis (Green) - added.

Florida: House CD 2: Gwen Graham (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: former state Senator John F. Douglas (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Congressman William "Bill" Cassidy (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman William "Bill" Cassidy (Republican) - Open Seat.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Sona Mehring (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Michael E. "Mike" Obermueller (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: Congressman Bill Johnson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Tom Wolf (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: state Senator Daylin Leach (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1 Special: former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Eilliott Bostic (Republican) - lost Primary.

Wisconsin: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers (Nonpartisan) - elected.

WISCONSIN's Superintendent of Public Instruction is up for election today, Tue 2 Apr 2013
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Tuesday 2 April 2013: the WISCONSIN SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION is being elected today-- officially, this is a NON-PARTISAN election (that is: no Party or other like labels actually appear on the ballot)... the polls close at 8 PM local time

2 April 2013 results from a media and another media source. Tony Evers won with 61% of the vote.

2 April GOP Runoff SC CD 1. 1 change to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 2 April 2013: SPECIAL RUNOFF on the REPUBLICAN side re: the 1st Congressional District in SOUTH CAROLINA between former Charleston County Councilman CURTIS BOSTIC and former South Carolina Governor MARK SANFORD... the winner of this Runoff will face Democrat ELIZABETH COLBERT-BUSCH (also endorsed by the Working Families Party) and the Green Party's EUGENE PLATT in the Special Election to fill this seat on Tuesday 7 May 2013... the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time.

Republican Primary Runoff returns from an official source. Mark Sanford won the runoff.

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1 change to the candidate list:

Iowa: House CD 3: Michael Thomas "Mike" Sherzan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 3: Gabriela Saucedo "Gabby" Mercer (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 10: Michael Ray Eggman (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Congressman Barbara Lee (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 47: Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 1: Congressman Diana L. DeGette (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 11: Matthew "Matt" Schnackenberg (Libertarian) - added.

Illinois: House CD 9: David Earl Williams, III (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Congressman Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 3: Congressman John Peter Spyros Sarbanes (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: former state House Speaker Bill O'Brien (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 11: Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 17: Congressman Nita M. Lowey (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 4: George Hutchins (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: former Philadelphia City Controller Jonathan A. Saidel (Democratic) - added.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Donna M. Christensen (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Governor: Robert C. Sarvis (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Darryl W. Perry (Libertarian) - added.