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8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: William "Bill" Bryk (Democratic) - added; Sid Hill (Non Affiliated) - added.

California: House CD 21: Amanda Renteria (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 1: George Demos (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 10: Richard Jason Lynch (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 15: Richard Scott Wharton (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 12: Mark Greene (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican. Railroad Commissioner 3: Ryan Sitton (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 21: John Hernandez (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: Ken Dious (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Sharon Hansen (Libertarian) - added. Secretary of State: Chris Michaels (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Matt Skopek (Libertarian) - added.

Kansas: Secretary of State: former state Senator Jean Kurtis Schodorf (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 2: Terry Whitney (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Danny Page (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: state Senator Wendy R. Davis (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - added as candidate.

12 changes to the candidate list. 24 Sep AL CD 1 Special Primary Recap.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: U.S. House CD 1 Special 24 September Primary recap: Burton R. LeFlore (Democratic) - nominated; Since no candidate received at least 50% of the vote in the Republican primary, a 5 November 2013 party runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters-- former state Senator Bradley Roberts Byrne (35%) and Larry Dean "Dean" Young, Jr. (23%). The Special General Election is Tuesday 17 December 2013.

Lula Albert-Kaigler (Democratic) - lost Primary; J. Daniel Dyas, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Chad Fincher (Republican) - lost Primary; Preston Wells "Wells" Griffith, III (Republican) - lost Primary; Richard Quin Edmonson "Quin" Hillyer (Republican) - lost Primary; Jessica James (Republican) - lost Primary; Sharon L. Powe (Republican) - lost Primary; David G. "Thunder" Thornton (Republican) - lost Primary.

Illinois: Comptroller: Julie Fox (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Robert Carr "Robby" Wells, Jr. (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

3 changes to the candidate list; Special 24 Sept Primary in AL CD 1
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 1: On Tuesday 24 September 2013 there will be s Special Primary to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Congressman JO BONNER (Republican) this past 2 August. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time.

If no candidate receives at least 50% of their party's vote in the Tuesday 24 September 2013 Democratic and Republican primaries, a party runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters on Tuesday 5 November 2013. The General Election will be held on Tuesday 17 December 2013.
Otherwise, the General Election will held on Tuesday 5 November 2013.
Primary results from AP.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Warren Edward "Ed" Marksberry (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: former Congressman Frank Guinta (Republican) - added; Dan Innis (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Treasurer: former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

California: House CD 16: Joanna Lynn Garcia Botelho (Republican) - added. House CD 37: Mervin L. Evans (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Secretary of State.

Colorado: House CD 7: Donald G. W. "Don" Ytterberg (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Ollisteen "Steen" Miles (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Attorney General: state Delegate Aisha N. Braveboy (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 4: Tavish Cordero Kelly (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Congressman Mark R. Meadows (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: Railroad Commissioner 3: Wayne Christian (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Dwayne Jenkins (Unaffiliated) - added; Angelo Yoshannah Scrigna (Democratic) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: Chris Dudley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 1: Travis Pierce Miller (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Bill Daley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: House CD 1: Jason Welch (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: Governor: Blaine R. Young (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Bill Frick (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Jessica McCall (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Sid Dinsdale (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 2: former state Senator Jim Rubens (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Secretary of State: state Senator Shantel Krebs (Republican) - added; Ken Santema (Libertarian) - added.

Utah: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Gregory S. "Greg" Bell (Republican) - On 16 September 2013, Lieutenant Governor Bell announced his resignation- "... I have decided it's time to step down and return to the employment market.". Governor Gary R. Herbert plans name a replacement, who will be confirmed by the state Senate, by October. Lieutenant Governor Bell will remain on the job until the confirmation.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: House CD 4: former state Senator Dan Debicella (Republican) - added; state Representative John Shaban (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: state Representative Walt Rogers (Republican) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 2: Shenna Bellows (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Attorney General Martha Coakley (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Martha Coakley (Democratic) - Open Office.

Michigan: Senate Class 2: Robert James "Jim" Fulner (Libertarian) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Barbara Hamill Stocker (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 10: Aaron Waiter Fraser (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: Kurt Evans (Libertarian) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jason M. Gant (Republican) - Open Office.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Natalie Ethel Tennant (Democratic) - Open Office.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: House At-Large: Forrest Dunbar (Democratic) - added.

Arizona: House CD 1: Gary Kiehne (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 49: Dave Peiser (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 17: William Emery "Will" Bronson (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Victor Privett (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: Anil Kumar (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: John Hugya (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 32: Katrina Pierson (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: James Robert Byers (Independent) - added; Michael Wayne Diggs (Republican) - added; Patrick Anthony Drake (Republican) - added; Vincent Charles Jones, II (Not readily classifiable) - added; Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican) - added; Brian Patrick Ketterer Russell (Republican) - added.

Commentary: OLIVE BRANCH?... or FIG LEAF? The President's televised appeal versus the course of Diplomacy
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
OLIVE BRANCH?... or FIG LEAF?
The President's televised appeal
versus the course of Diplomacy

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So, the other night, the President made his televised appeal to the People to support (through a favorable vote [at, presumably, some point] of their own representatives in both houses of Congress) his use of military force, however "limited" in scope, against Syria in response to the chemical attacks by ....

Commentary: ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA Selling Military Action against Syria to the American People
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
ON THE HORNS OF A DILEMMA
Selling Military Action against
Syria to the American People

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This evening [Tuesday 10 September 2013] at 9 o'clock Washington Time [0100 GMT, 11 Sep], Barack Hussein Obama- 44th President of the United States of America- will address his Nation (and, by extension, the World-- as well as, more particularly, the Congress of the United States) in an attempt to convince all who might be watching on television- or at least listening (via radio, Internet audio streaming, etc.)- that the United States, with or without allies, must "send a message" to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, in the form of a ...."

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Secretary of State: state Senator Michele Reagan (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 5: Nancy Lynn Wade (Green) - added. House CD 8: Manju Goel (Republican) - added. House CD 13: David Green (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Randall Olsen (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Treasurer: John Wertheim (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: J.T. Ritch (Libertarian) - added.

Ohio: Auditor: state Representative John Patrick Carney (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Secretary of State: Guillaume De Ramel (Democratic) - added; Ed Pacheco (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Superintendent of Education: state Representative Michael A. "Mike" Anthony (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Jon Roland (Libertarian) - added. Governor: Gene Chapman (Libertarian) - added. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Mike Collier (Democratic) - added; state Representative Harvey Hilderbran (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: J. Allen Carnes (Republican) - added; former state Representative Tommy Merritt (Republican) - added; Rocky Palmquist (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: former El Paso Mayor John F. Cook (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: state senator Luz Robles (Democratic) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: Christine Jones (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Martin C. Sepulveda (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Chris Campas (Democratic) - added; Wilford R. "Wil" Cardon (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Jeff DeWit (Republican) - added; former Chandler City Councilman Martin Sepulveda (Republican) - added. Mine Inspector: Manuel Orozco "Manny" Cruz (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Sharon Thomas (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: James "Jim" Hagedorn (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: David Christopher Holcomb (Independent) - added. Governor: Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley (Republican) - added. Auditor of Public Accounts: Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Foley (Republican) - Open Office.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Governor: former Juneau Mayor Byron Mallot (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 7: Igor Birman (Republican) - added; former Congressman Doug Ose (Republican) - added. House CD 52: former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio (Republican) - Pending.

Georgia: Governor: Education Superintendent John D. Barge (Republican) - added; former state Senator Connie Stokes (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Education Superintendent John D. Barge (Republican) - Open Office.

Massachusetts: Governor: Charles D. "Charlie" Baker (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: David Trott (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: former state Senator Corey C. Stapleton (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: former state Senator Gary Lambert (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: former Eddy County Commissioner Roxanne "Rocky" Lara (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Governor Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee (Democratic) - Open Chair.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Kevin Kookogey (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 30: Alvin Ball (Democratic) - added; former state Reprepresentataive Barbara Len Mallory Caraway (Democratic) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 52: former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Richard Paul Dembinsky (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Kathryn Xian (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Treasurer: DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan (Republican) - added. Comptroller: Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 10: Russell L. "Russ" Gottesman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

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

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Jonathan Maciel (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Peter Thomas Greenwald (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Janet Hinz (Republican) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

Presidential Candidates: Kins Jeroboan (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 4: Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: state Senator Toni Boucher (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: former Maine state Senator Kevin L. Raye (Republican) - added; former state Senator Richard Rosen (Republican) - added; former state Representative Joshua A. "Josh" Tardy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Alexander Reginald "Alex" Willette (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virgin Islands: Governor: Soraya Diase Coffelt (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Ezekiel George Crotzer (Republican) - added; Robert Fane Lehigh (Not readily classifiable) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: House CD 1: David S. Schwarz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Chip Flanegan (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: David Patterson (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: Lieutenant Governor: Wes Nakagiri (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Beau McCoy (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: former state Representative Kenneth Spaulding (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Suzanne Patrick (Democratic) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Andy Mayberry (Republican) - added; Conrad Earl "Colonel" Reynolds (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 24: Christopher "Chris" Mitchum (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Steve LaBianca (Libertarian) - added. House CD 15: Alan Michael Cohn (Democratic) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: former state Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 Special: Mike Coombes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former Lexington School Committee member Martin Long (Democratic) - added; Paul Maisano (Democratic) - added; Thomas P. "Tom" Tierney (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Stephen "Steve" Dunwoody (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Monti Moreno (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Sue Lowden (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Treasurer Kate Marshall (Democratic) - added.

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

North Carolina: House CD 3: Marshall Richard Adame (Democratic) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Louisiana: House CD 6: state Senator Richard J. "Rick" Ward, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maine: Governor: former Maliseet Representative David Allen Slagger (Unenrolled) - previously listed as Green Independent; Yarmouth Town Councilman Stephen M. "Steve" Woods (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: Governor: state Senator Daniel A. "Dan" Wolf (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: Robert Farnsworth (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Governor: David Lory VanDerBeek (Independent American) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: former state House Speaker William L. "Bill" O'Brien (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Kenneth R. "Kenneth" Reed (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list. Filing for LA US House CD 5 Special Election closes
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: [Filing is now closed. All candidates from all parties appear on the Saturday 19 October 2013 primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), a runoff is held on Saturday 16 November 2013 between the top two vote getters.] Eliot S. Barron (Green) - added; Tom Gibbs (Other) - added; Public Service Commissioner Clyde C. Holloway (Republican) - added; Vance M. McAllister (Republican) - added; Weldon Russell (Democratic) - added; Peter Williams (Other) - added; Samir B. A. Zaitoon (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Dennis Nguyen (Republican) - added; state Representative Steve Simon (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Allie L. Braswell, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian) - added; Charles Kincade (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Monroe Mayor James E. "Jamie" Mayo (Democratic) - added; Phillip "Blake" Weatherly (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Juliette Kayyem (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Commissioner of School and Public Lands: School and Public Lands Commissioner Jarrod Johnson, who was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 resigned on 15 August 2013 to spend more time with his family. Governor Dennis M. Daugaard (Republican) appointed Vernon L. "Vern" Larson (Republican) to fill the remainder of the term. Commissioner Larson previously served as State Auditor (1979 2003) and as State Treasurer (2003 2011). He is not a candidate for election in 2014. Announced candidates: State Representative Jim Bolin (Republican) - added; Deputy Commissioner for School and Public Lands Ryan Brunner (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: state Representative Joe S. Carr (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: David S. "David" Harless (Democratic) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 4: Thomas "Tommy" Moll (Republican) - added.

California: Lieutenant Governor: John Estrada (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Michael "Mike" Powelson (Green) - added. House CD 45: Patrick "Pat" MacIariello (Republican) - added.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Allie L. Braswell, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Larry Mrozinski (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Auditor: Auditor Tim Berry, who was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, resigned on 13 August 2013 to work full time as Chair of the State Republican Party. Upon the resignation, Deputy Auditor Kirke Willing became the acting interim Auditor. Governor Mike Pence named Brownsburg Town Council President Dwayne Sawyer as Auditor on 15 August 2013. He will be sworn on 19 August 2013 to serve the remainder of the term. The next regular election for this office is 4 November 2014.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: state Senator Rick Gallot (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: Governor: Attorney General Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler (Democratic) - added; Charles L. Lollar (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Paula Mirare Overby (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Matt Rosendale (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: Mike Myers (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Gerald Russell Geddes (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Governor: state Senator Hollis French (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Danbury Mayor Mark D. Boughton (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 26: Lorenzo "Larry" Palomares-Starbuck (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: state Senator Rick Gallot (Democratic) - added; state Representative Robert A. Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 6: Jim Bussler (Republican) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 2: Dirk Adams (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Frank Cipriani (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Mark Callahan (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: former Congressman Mark S. Critz (Democratic) - added.

20 changes to the candidate list. Tue 13 Aug Special US Senate Primary in NJ recap
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) - Open Chair; state Representative Charlie Collins (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) - added; state Representative Bruce Westerman (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Andrew Scott (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: Elsa Gonzalez (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Geoffrey Young (Green) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Aaron Miller (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: 13 August Primary nominees-- Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker (Democratic) and former Bogota Mayor Steven M. "Steve" Lonegan (Republican) proceed to the Wednesday 16 October 2013 Special General Election. Robert DePasquale (Independent) - added; Alieta Eck (Republican) - lost Primary; Congressman Rush D. Holt (Democratic) - lost Primary; Eugene Martin LaVergne (Independent) - added; Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (Democratic) - lost Primary; Pablo Olivera (Independent) - added; Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; Joseph R. Rullo (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Edward C. "Ed" Stackhouse, Jr. (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: RJ Harris (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: state Representative Stace Nelson (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Ron Walters, Jr. (Republican) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list. Tue 13 Aug Special US Senate Primary in NJ
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Charles Kincade (Democratic) - added; state Representative John C. "Jay" Morris, III (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Special US Senate Class 2 Primary: A Tuesday 13 August 2013 Primary will nominate the Democratic and Republican candidates, respectively, who will run in the Special Senate Election scheduled for Wednesday 16 October 2013. The polls will be open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time. Results from AP.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Laura Fjeld (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 36: Michael K. Cole (Democratic) - previously listed as Libertarian. Railroad Commissioner 3: Ray Keller (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: James Luther "Jim" Burns (Libertarian) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: Dick Coffee (Libertarian) - added.

California: House CD 16: Johnny Tacherra (Republican) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Rose Izzo (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 23: Juan Eliel Garcia (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Governor: state Representative Paul Davis (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Annette Dubas (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 2: Karen Testerman (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Hank Schroeder (Independent) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Heather Anderson Grant (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 5: Brandon Rex Reese (Republican) - added. House CD 36: Michael K. Cole (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: state Senator Ken Paxton (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: state Representative Brandon Creighton (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Paul Edward Tape, Jr. (Tea) - added.

5 changes to the candidate list. LA House CD 5 Special on Sat 19 Oct / Sat 16 Nov 2013
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: state Representative K. Mark "Mark" Takai (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: state Representative Marcus L. Hunter (Democratic) - added.

There are no party primaries in Louisiana. All candidates from all parties appear on the Saturday 19 October 2013 primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), a runoff is held on Saturday 16 November 2013 between the top two vote getters.

Maine: House CD 1: Isaac Misiuk (Republican) - added; Richard Murphy (Independent) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list. LA Congressman Alexander (R CD5) announces resignation.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Treasurer: state Representative Duncan Baird (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Lupe Diaz (Libertarian) - added.

Kansas: Governor: Tresa McAlhaney (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: Lieutenant Governor: Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (Republican) announced that he will appoint Congressman Rodney M. Alexander (Republican) as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs. Congressman Alexander will resign from Congress effective 26 September and he will take over as Secretary on 30 September 30. House CD 5 Special: state Senator Neil Riser (Republican) - added. House CD 6: state Senator Rick Ward, III (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: Adam Mark Eldridge (Unenrolled) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list. AL US House CD 1 Special Election candidate list
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special candidate list (to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. [Republican]). Changes: Lula Albert-Kaigler (Democratic) - added; Wells Griffith (Republican) - added; Sharon Powe (Republican) - added; Curtis Monroe Railey (Independent) - added; David "Thunder" Thornton (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 53: Joel Marchese (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 22: Andrea Leigh McGee (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5: Congressman Rodney M. Alexander (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

Michigan: House CD 1: former Kalkaska County Sheriff Jerry Cannon (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Joe Gilbert (Republican) - added; Elise Stefanik (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Edwin Ray Vanover (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Superintendent of Public Instruction: David R. Garcia (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 4: former Trinidad School District Director Victor S. "Vic" Meyers (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Robert Leonard Pribble, II (Republican) - added; Lesther Trujillo (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 8: Karl J. Balone (Tea) - added. House CD 21: Henry Colon (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: former state Representative Bill Bailey (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: Richard Tisei (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Governor Maggie Hassan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 9: Issac Quinones, II (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Karl P. King (Unaffiliated) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list. AL Rep Bonner (R) and AL SoS Beth Chapman (R) resign
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. (Republican) - Vacant Office. Representative Bonner officially resigned at 11:59 PM 2 August 2013 to take a position at the University of Alabama.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 233 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 2 vacant seats (Alabama House CD 1, Massachusetts House CD 5).

Alabama: Secretary of State: On 31 July 2013, Secretary of State Beth Chapman (Republican) resigned to take a position with the Alabama Farmers Federation. She was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) has appointed former Secretary of State Jim Bennett (Republican) to the position. Jim Bennett was previously appointed as Secretary of State in 1993; first elected to the office in 1994, and re-elected in 1998. He has also served in the state House (1979 to 1983), state Senate (1983 to 1993), and as state Labor Commissioner. Secretary of State Jim Bennett is not candidate for election in 2014.

Alaska: Governor: former Mayor of Valdez Bill Walker (Independent [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: state Senator Julianne E. Ortman (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: John Lewis (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Jo Rae Perkins (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: state Senator Lee Bright (Republican) - added; Nancy Mace (Republican) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the NY 2012 popular vote.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Senate Class 2: Roderick A. "Rod" Bryan (Democratic) - added; Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4; former state Representative Bobby Tullis (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton (Republican) - Open Seat.

North Carolina: House CD 12: state Representative Beverly M. Earle (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: state Senator Evan H. Jenkins (Republican) - added.

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3 changes to the 2012 popular vote:

New York (Kings County / Certification amended 29 July 2013): President, Senate Class 1, House CD 7.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: former Lieutenant Governor William A. "Bill" Halter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Little Rock School District President Dianne Curry (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: William "Bill" Lee (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: state Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell (Democratic) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: former state Representative Josh Tardy (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Attorney General: state Senator Brian E. Frosh (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Michael P. "Mike" Stopa (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Lieutenant Governor: Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis (Democratic) - Open Office.

6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 4: Janis Kent Percefull (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Michael Craig Burris (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Bartholomew L. "Bart" McLeay (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: state Representative George Lambert (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Stuart D. Meissner (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 12: Mark Greene (Republican) - added.

Alabama CD 1 Special Election set. 11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Alabama: House CD 1 Special Election: The Special Election to fill the soon to be vacant seat of Congressman Josiah Robins "Jo" Bonner, Jr. (Republican), who plans to resign on 2 August 2013 to take a position at the University of Alabama, will be held on Tuesday 5 November 2013. However, if no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote on Tuesday 5 November 2013, a Tuesday 17 December 2013 runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: Governor Janice K. "Jan" Brewer (Republican) - Open Chair.

Florida: Governor: Marielle Elisabeth King (Write-in) - apparently not a candidate.

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

Indiana: House CD 2: Travis Burns (Libertarian) - added.

Iowa: Secretary of State: Jake Porter (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: Attorney General: Martin K. "Marty" Maley, Sr. (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Frank Cipriani (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Aaron O'Neal (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Brenda Shivon Lenard (Republican) - added.

Texas: Attorney General: state Representative Dan Branch (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Joe Pool, Jr. (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 4: Phillip Dwight "Phil" Norris (Republican) - added.

Arizona: Governor: Treasurer Doug Ducey (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Doug Ducey (Republican) - Open Office.

Florida: House CD 18: Ilya Katz (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 23.

Maryland: House CD 4: Dawit H. Gebreyesus (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 4: Peter D. Konetchy (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Attorney General: state Delegate Jon S. Cardin (Democratic) - removed.

Montana: House At-Large: Rick Weiland (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Ben Sasse (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Antonio N. Sabas (Independent) - added.

Oregon: Governor: state Representative Dennis Richardson (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Tami L. Stainfield (Unaffiliated) - added.

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

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

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Washington's Farewell Address (the more significant portions of which were examined in section two of Part Six in this series) was dated 17 September 1796 and was first published- but a couple days later- in the Philadelphia Daily Advertiser, a major competitor to the Aurora (the same paper that had leaked the contents of Jay's Treaty after its ratification in the United States Senate but before the Senate [back then still always meeting in "executive" (that is, closed) session] had had a chance to officially publish same in its own Journal) in what was then still the Temporary National Capital. Given the so obvious pro-Jeffersonian/'Republican' leanings of the Aurora, the Daily Advertiser was deemed (by Alexander Hamilton, here acting as the President's agent) to be a ...."

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Governor: Herman Lee Giger (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 1: Earl B. Dean (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Michelle Nunn (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Matt Bevin (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Attorney General: state Delegate Jon S. Cardin (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Pete Ricketts (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: Schuylkill County Coroner David J. "Dave" Moylan (Republican) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list. 2 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 45: Orange County Supervisor John M. W. Moorlach (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 2 Special: Steve Piekarczyk (Write-in) - added. House CD 13: George Gollin (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Michael Coblenz (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: former state Representative Phil Krinkie (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Richard Owen Bolger (Democratic) - added.

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2 changes to the popular vote:

Illinois: House CD 2 Special.

Missouri: House CD 8 Special.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: Daniel Dyas (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: Luis J. Rodriguez (Green) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 1: Matthew McKinnon Corey (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Kyle Kinser (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Todd Robinson (Democratic) - added; Eugene Yu (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Darwin Carter (Republican) - added. House CD 4: DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas E. "Tom" Brown (Democratic) - added.

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

Kansas: House CD 2: Margie Wakefield (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Joe Palumbo (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 Special: Mike Coombes (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 7: former state Representative Pam Byrnes (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 1: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Walz (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 2: Thomas Edward "Tom" Craft (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 5: Congressman Keith Maurice Ellison (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: House At-Large: Jim C. McDermott (Libertarian) - added.

Arkansas: Attorney General: state Representative Nate Steel (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Regina Stewart Hampton (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Comptroller: Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Governor: state Delegate Heather R. Mizeur (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: Marisa DeFranco (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 7: former Congressman John A. Boccieri (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Commissioner of Agriculture: Eric Opiela (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 2: Liz Cheney (Republican) - added.

MA CD 5 Special Election. 3 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

3 changes to the candidate list:

Massachusetts: A special election has been called for House CD 5 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Edward John "Ed" Markey who was elected to the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat on Tuesday 25 June 2013. The Special Primary will be on Tuesday 15 October 2013 and the Special Election on Tuesday 10 December 2013.

Nevada: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Brian K. Krolicki (Republican) - Open Chair - at term limit.

Ohio: Governor: former state Representative Charles R. "Charlie" Earl (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Dan Patrick (Republican) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Massachusetts: Tuesday 25 June 2013 Senate Class 2 Special election certified.

Georgia 2014 election dates set by Court order. 24 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On 11 July 2013, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ordered Georgia to move their 2014 primary from 15 July to Tuesday 3 June 2014 and the General Election run off from 2 December 2014 to Tuesday 6 January 2015. The Primary Runoff remains on Tuesday 5 August 2014 and the General Election remains on Tuesday 4 November 2014. Reference Civil Action No 1:12-cv-2230-SCJ.

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24 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Secretary of State: former Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 42: Timothy J. "Tim" Sheridan (Democratic) - added. House CD 52: Fred J. Simon, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 5: Irving Leslie Halter, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Reta Lewis (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Ikaika Anderson (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Diane M. Harris (Republican) - added. House CD 13: state Representative Mike Bost (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Brian Fecteau (Republican) - added; Wayne Edward Harmon (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: David A. "Dave" O'Brien (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Treasurer and Receiver-General Steven "Steve" Grossman (Democratic) - added. Treasurer and Receiver-General: Treasurer and Receiver-General Steven "Steve" Grossman (Democratic) - Open Office.

Nebraska: House CD 3: Mark Sullivan (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Danielle Adams (Democratic) - added.

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

Texas: Governor: Attorney General Greg Abbott (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Lou Gigliotti (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Elaine Hays (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Louie Minor, Jr. (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Greg Abbott (Republican) - Open Office. Commissioner of General Land Office: David Watts (Republican) - added.

Vermont: House At-Large: Mark Donka (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Shak Hill (Republican) - added.

Commentary:
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
WHY 'LIBERTARIANISM' IS NOT 'CONSERVATISM'
(section 2 of 'Part Six')

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

As the various and sundry times for the States to choose their respective Electors re: the 1796 Presidential Election approached as Summer turned to Fall, President George Washington- clearly already deciding against serving yet another four-year term in his High Office- had a problem: for, as noted in Part Five of this particular series of my Commentaries, there was no precedent yet as to how a sitting American Chief Executive should voluntarily leave office by not seeking re-election.

Indeed, his was an altogether unique situation, as George Washington was the first man ever to (at least in Western History) have been elected Head of State of an independent Nation-State, recognized as such within the Law of Nations (what we today would refer to as 'International Law'), where his so serving in his High Office was for a specific term of ....

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Governor: state Senator Greg Brophy (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 20: Jean L. Enright (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Congressman Larry D. Bucshon (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Governor: former state Representative Bob Krause (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 9: Donald Cecil "Don" Volaric (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Tom Carlson (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 6: former state Representative Jennifer Garrison (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: Annette Bosworth (Republican) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Secretary of State: University of Colorado Regent Joseph "Joe" Neguse (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: Treasurer: state Senator Colin R. J. Bonini (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: former state Representative Carl J. Domino (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: former Chief Judge of Madison County Ann Callis (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Republican.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: state Senator Joni Ernst (Republican) - added; Scott Schaben (Republican) - added. House CD 1: former state Senator Swati A. Dandekar (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: state Senator Daniel A. "Dan" Wolf (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 4: Pat Timmons (Green) - added.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: state Representative Debra Hilstrom (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Rachel Larson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Bart McLeay (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 10: Russ Gottesman (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Daniel Manuel Patton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Ben Carson (Republican) - added; Joan Frances M. Malone (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Wells Griffith (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: state Senator Owen Hill (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Governor: Dalton Mayor David Pennington (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Governor: state Senator David Ige (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: state Representative Tyler Olson (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Mark Hutchison (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: state Senator Larry Rhoden (Republican) - added.

Texas: Railroad Commissioner 3: Becky Berger (Republican) - added; Malachi Boyuls (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: state Delegate Meshea L. Poore (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: OF INSULTS AND EPITHETS. When resistance to 'Political Correctness' goes awry
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
OF INSULTS AND EPITHETS
When resistance to 'Political
Correctness' goes awry

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

OK... first, a warning: at the start, at least, I'm going to be writing about Sports (but only by way of analogy to what will- eventually- be the main point of this piece).

For the last several years, there has been controversy over the nickname of the NFL franchise representing Our Nation's Capital-- this being the Washington Redskins. Every year said controversy seems to reach a crescendo not too many weeks after the National Football League Draft of college players in late April and whirrs on, much like the sound of Annual Cicadas, through the summer at least up till the NFL season itself kicks off in early September (at which time the playing of games that count in the Standings of the Clubs seems to ...

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Governor: Gerald L. "Tap" Heikes (Republican) - added.

Arizona: House CD 1: state Representative Adam Kwasman (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: state Senator Randy L. Baumgardner (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: former Congressman Robert Todd "Bobby" Schilling (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Governor: Governor Terry E. Branstad (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: state Representative Anesa Kajtazovic (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: Seth Moulton (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Governor: Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry (Republican) - Open Chair - not running for re-election. Railroad Commissioner 3: state Representative Stefani Carter (Republican) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: state Representative Chad Fincher (Republican) - added. House CD 1 Special: Burton Leflore (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Burton Leflore (Democratic) - added.

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

California: House CD 18: Robin Leo Chew (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Douglas Lee Truax (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Michael J. Bost (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Staci Appel (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Thomas Edward "Tom" Craft (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 2: Andy Martin (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Mike Assad (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 12: Alma Shealey Adams (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: OPENING A NEW CAN OF WORMS: NSA data-mining and its impact in (and upon) Europe
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
OPENING A NEW CAN OF WORMS:
NSA data-mining and its impact
in (and upon) Europe

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It may seem passing strange that an American such as myself (and on the anniversary of the very day we Americans celebrate as that on which was first declared the formal Independence of the United States of America, to boot!) might now find himself writing a commentary dealing with issues involving fundamental Rights and Liberties in Europe.

Certainly, it feels altogether odd to me!...

but the ever-expanding scope of the sensitive material provided to various and sundry journalists by ....

5 changes to the candidate list. Happy 4th of July!
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

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

Colorado: Attorney General: state Representative Mark Waller (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 4: Jim Mowrer (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 2: Aaron Estabrook (Moderate) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Loretta "Leah Lax" Lax Miller (Democratic) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Lee C. Rogers (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Brent Roske (Independent) - correction - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 45: state Senator Mimi Walters (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 17: Erin Kent Magee (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 25. Attorney General: Attorney General Pam Bondi (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Comptroller: Will County Auditor Duffy Blackburn (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (Democratic) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: state Senator Troy D. Jackson (Democratic) - added; state Representative Alexander Reginald "Alex" Willette (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Erin Bilbray (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Kenneth "Ken" Block (Moderate) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: Ralph Allen Beach (Libertarian) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Charlotte R. Lane (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Attorney General: Leslie Rutledge (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 52: Kirk Jorgensen (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 9: Peter Vivaldi (Republican) - added.

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

Minnesota: House CD 8: Stewart Mills (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Don Webb (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Curtis C. Osborne (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Daniel P. Sebring (Republican) - added.