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Fourth Quarter (Oct - Dec) 2013

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5 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 22: Jeremy M. Rodgers (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: Eric Steven Reyes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Will Stewart (Independent) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Eddie McCain (Republican) - added.

from NPR: GOP Crafts New Rules To Shorten 2016 Primary Season
by Tony Roza

NPR provides an overview of the proposals for the Republican National Committee's January 2014 rules committee meeting. Find it here.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Frank Lara (Socialism and Liberation) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Nathalie Hrizi (Socialism and Liberation, Peace And Freedom) - added.

Georgia: House CD 13: Michael Claude Owens (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Shawn Allen Denney (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Jeffrey S. Miller (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Robert "Bob" Bell (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Michael F. "Mike" Ring (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Bob Guzzardi (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: Douglas A. Carlile (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Maurice Edward Duhon, Jr. (Independent) - added. House CD 30: Jerry Lee "Ham" Brashear-Modica (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: Kevin Bass (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Bill Byrnes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 5: Congressman Vance Michael McAllister (Republican) - added as candidate.

Mississippi: House CD 4: Trish Causey (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: former state Senator Randy Brogdon (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Ajay Bruno (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Thomas Joseph Coyne (Libertarian) - added; Matthew S. Dodrill (Republican) - added.

3 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

3 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13: Frederick Preston Thomson (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Charles U. Smith (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Attorney General: On 23 December 2013, Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) appointed Sean D. Reyes (Republican) as Attorney General (re: 3 December 2013 resignation of Attorney General John Swallow (Republican)).

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: Secretary of State: Dan Schnur (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 4: Thomas Dee Wight (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 2: David P. "Dave" "Kawika" "The Smoking Guy" Crowley (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: John Dale (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Allen Ray Davidson (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Paul B. Hollis (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Vincent Anthony Cogliano, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: Maurice G. Morton (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Rodward Lorenzo Hewlin, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Theresa L. Corcoran (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Marilyn Rainwater (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Edmund Louis Gauthier, II (Independent) - added; Kevin Kookogey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Delaware: Auditor: Brenda Mayrack (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Secretary of State: former state Senator Evan Frasure (Republican) - added; Ada County Chief Deputy Clerk Phil McGrane (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 5: Frederick K. "Fred" White (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 7: Bryant Alexander (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Lieutenant Governor: Chris Arndt (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Congressman Charles B. "Charlie" Rangel (Democratic) - added as candidate.

8 changes to the candidate list. M. Herring (D) wins VA AG recount
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Idaho: Senate Class 2: Michael L. Chadwick (Republican) - no longer a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 2: Blaine Taylor (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Michael "Mike" Kicinski (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: former state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo (Democratic) - added. General Treasurer: General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo (Democratic) - Open Office.

Virginia: House CD 10: state Senator Richard H. "Dick" Black (Republican) - added; Tareq Salahi (Independent) - added. Attorney General: Mark R. Herring (Democratic) - winner of the Tue 5 November General Election. Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) concedes: "I called Mark Herring earlier today to offer my congratulations to him on his victory."

AL CD 1 Special Election Results. 3 US House (IA, UT, VA) retirements. 10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special Tuesday 17 December 2014 Election: former state Senator Bradley Roberts Byrne (Republican) - elected with 71% of the vote.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 233 Republicans, 201 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Florida House CD 13).

Florida: House CD 7: Wesley Ryan Neuman (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: state Representative Tyler Olson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Thomas P. "Tom" Latham (Republican) - Open Seat - Retiring.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Berkeley Township Council President James J. Byrnes (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: state Representative Joe Dorman (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 36: former Seabrook Mayor Robin Riley (Republican) - added; Ben Streusand (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 4: Congressman James David "Jim" Matheson (Democratic) - Open Seat - Retiring.

Virginia: House CD 10: Congressman Frank Rudolph Wolf (Republican) - Open Seat - Retiring.

Tue 17 Dec Alabama CD 1 Special Election. 10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On Tuesday 17 December 2013-- a SPECIAL ELECTION for the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES in ALABAMA's 1st Congressional District to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of JO BONNER [Republican] this past August. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time. Results from AP.

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10 changes to the candidate list:

Ohio: Secretary of State: Aaron Harris (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Steven R. Linnabary (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Marc Allan Feldman (Libertarian) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson (Democratic) - added; Rick Wade (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Rebecca Paddock (Libertarian) - added. House CD 36 (filing for the Tuesday 4 March 2014 Republican primary has closed): Brian Babin (Republican) - added; Jim Engstrand (Republican) - added; Pat Kasprzak (Republican) - added; John Manlove (Republican) - added.

24 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

24 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: Dick Coffee (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Curtis Monroe Railey (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 9: Antonio Candia Amador (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Carlos Roberto Allen (Democratic) - added. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Octavia Wells (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Marc Anthony Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: David Donald Vogel (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Diane Elizabeth Swanson Vann (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Karen M. Johnson (Independent) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Shawn Quinn (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Arvin Vohra (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Scott Soffen (Libertarian) - added.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: Rachel Larson Bohman (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Todd Watson (Independent) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Alieta Eck (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: Edward Kryn (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Francis Xavier "Frank" Roche (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Secretary of State: Roland Riemers (Libertarian) - added.

Ohio: House CD 12: David Arthur Tibbs (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Paul Glover (Green) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 7: Daniel Nelson "Dan" Cramer (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 28: Michael Cary (Green) - added. House CD 33: Monte Mark Mitchell (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Robert W. Milnes (Not readily classifiable) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 7: Alan Azcona (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Bill Wohlsifer (Libertarian) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Miguel Camacho (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Elbert Lee Guillory (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Clifton R. Johnson (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Alieta Eck (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: John VonCannon (Republican) - added.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Stacey Plaskett (Democratic) - added.

MA CD 5 Special Election results. TX CD 36 filing period extended. 38 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

38 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Governor: Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 13: Michael S. Levinson (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Write-in.

Georgia: Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance: Liz Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 and House CD 5 Special: state Senator Katherine M. Clark (Democratic) - elected.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 232 Republicans, 201 Democrats, and 2 vacant seats (Alabama House CD 1, Florida House CD 13).

North Carolina: House CD 12: Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic) - Open Seat. On 10 December 2013 Congressman Watt was confirmed as the next head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Once the Congressman resigns from Congress, a special election will be called to fill the vacant seat.

Texas (Tuesday 4 March 2014 primary filing updates): Senate Class 2: Emily Marie Sanchez (Green) - added. Governor: Brandon Parmer (Green) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Chandrakantha Courtney (Green) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Jeb Hensarling (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman John Culberson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Alexander "Al" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Michael T. McCaul (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Kay N. Granger (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 14: Congressman Randy Weber (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman William "Bill" Flores (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 20: Congressman Joaquin Castro (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 22: Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 23: Congressman Pete P. Gallego (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 24: Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 25: Congressman Roger Williams (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 27: Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 28: Congressman Henry R. Cuellar (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 29: Congressman Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 30: Jerry Lee "Ham" Brashear-Modica (Democratic) - correction - re-added. House CD 31: Congressman John Rice Carter (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 34: Congressman Filemon Vela (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 35: Congressman Lloyd Alton Doggett, II (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Jamar Osborne (Green) - added. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Deb Shafto (Green) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson (Republican) - Open Office; Ulises Cabrera (Green) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Martina Salinas (Green) - added.

Due to the filing of Congressman Steve Stockman (Republican, CD 36) for the U.S. Senate Class 2 seat, the Republican Party of Texas, pursuant to Texas Election Code 172.054, has extended the filing period for Congressional District 36 until Monday 16 December 2013. Reference: Republican Party of Texas.

Virginia: House CD 10: Fairfax County Supervisor John W. Foust (Democratic) - added.

60 changes to the candidate list. Tue 10 Dec MA CD 5 Special Election
by Tony Roza

Tuesday 10 December 2013-- a SPECIAL ELECTION for the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES in MASSACHUSETTS' 5th Congressional District. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time.

Results from AP.

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60 changes to the candidate list:

District of Columbia: Mayor: Carlos Allen (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 10: David Allen Seeley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland: House CD 7: Corrogan R. Vaughn (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny (Republican) - added. House CD 12: former Charlotte City Councilmember James "Smuggie" Mitchell (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Governor: Governor John A. Kitzhaber (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas (filing for the Tuesday 4 March 2014 primary closed on 9 December): Senate Class 2: Roland Casares (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy Terell "Tim" "Texas Slim" Day (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Jay Myers (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Steve Stockman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 36. Governor: Robert Lynn Garrett (Libertarian) - added; Star Locke (Libertarian) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Maria Luisa Alvarado (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Craig Cleveland (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Cami Dean (Republican) - added; John Lingenfelder, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Joshua A. Loveless (Republican) - previously listed as Independent; Harry Pierce (Republican) - added. House CD 4: John Ratcliffe (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Brandon Rex "BR" Reese (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Kory Watkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Russ Jones (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Tawana Walter-Cadien (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Wade Brown (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Matt Solodow (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: Timothy Terell "Tim" "Texas Slim" Day (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Jaime O. Perez (Libertarian) - added; Corey Dean Roen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Shawn Michael Hamilton (Libertarian) - added. House CD 19: Richard "Chip" Peterson (Libertarian) - added; Chris Winn (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Michal J. Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 22: Rob Lapham (Libertarian) - added. House CD 23: Ruben Corvalan (Libertarian) - added; Aaron Sheppard, II (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Dennis Burnham (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Marco Montoya (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Matthew Wiegmann (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Wesley Reed (Democratic) - added; Roxanne Simonson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 30: Alvin Ball (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jerry Lee Brashear-Modica (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 32: Frank Perez (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Tom Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Ryan Rowley (Libertarian) - added. House CD 35: former Mayor of San Marcos Susan Narvaiz (Republican) - added. House CD 36: Congressman Steve Stockman (Republican) - Open Seat; Doug Centilli (Republican) - added; Phil Fitzgerald (Republican) - added; Chuck Meyer (Republican) - added; Kim I. Morrell (Republican) - added; Dave Norman (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Jamie Belagia (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Hugh Asa Fitzsimons, III (Democratic) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Ray Keller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joe Pool, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: Ashland City Councilor Kelly Westlund (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Dane County District Attorney Ismael R. Ozanne (Democratic) - added; Jim Palmer (Independent) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Glenn Champ (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Floyd Trujillo (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Carlton Milo Higble, IV (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Randy Asman (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Andrew Tobias McNeil (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Tanuja Paruchuri (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Gerald Fowler (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: Johnny Johnson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 21: Philip Kuper Tottenham (Independent) - added. House CD 29: James Stanczak (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: Gavin David Seim (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Joseph A. Pakootas (Democratic) - added.

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

7 changes to the candidate list:

Kansas: House CD 1: Alan LaPolice (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: Niko Letos (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: David Cozad (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: James Cargas (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Frank Briscoe (Democratic) - added. House CD 25: Stuart Gourd (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: Max W. Koch, III (Libertarian) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

New Jersey (5 November 2013 General Election certified): Governor.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Governor: Jefferson L. Horwath (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: House CD 13: state Senator Adriano Espaillat (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Ken Cope (Republican) - added; Kesha Rodgers (Democratic) - added. Governor: Tom Pauken (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 22: Mark Gibson (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Divenchy Watrous (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Dale Henry (Democratic) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

Kansas: House CD 2: Chris Clemmons (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: state Senator Dan Claitor (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: state Senator Bertram Courtney "Bert" Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: Danny Bedwell (Libertarian) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Drew Turiano (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: House At-Large: Jack Seaman (Libertarian) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Erick Paul Wyatt (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Louis B. "Louie" Gohmert (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 14: Buck Willis (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Nick Haynes (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Congressman Peter Graham "Pete" Olson (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 36: John Amdur (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Joe Cotton (Republican) - added; Kenneth Kendrick (Green) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Wayne Hubbell (Independent) - added; Donald C. Sauter (No Party Affiliation) - added; John Graham Schwartz (No Party Affiliation) - added.

26 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

26 changes to the candidate list:

American Samoa: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Amata Coleman (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Councilmember David Catania (Independent) - added.

Massachusetts: Lieutenant Governor: former Lancaster Selectman Steve Kerrigan (Democratic) - added; Mike Lake (Democratic) - added. Treasurer and Receiver-General: state Representative Thomas P. "Tom" Conroy (Democratic) - added; state Senator Barry R. Finegold (Democratic) - added; former Brookline Selectman Deb Goldberg (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 7: state Senator Torrey N. Westrom (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Treasurer: Treasurer Don Stenberg (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 22: Michael Vasquez (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Texas: House CD 1: Clark Patterson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Ken Ashby (Libertarian) - added. House CD 11: Ryan Lange (Libertarian) - added. House CD 13: Mike Minter (Democratic) - added; Emily Pivoda (Libertarian) - added. House CD 14: John Wieder (Libertarian) - added. House CD 15: Ross Lynn Leone (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 35. House CD 17: Bill Oliver (Libertarian) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 31. House CD 21: David Cunningham (Libertarian) - added; Ryan Shields (Libertarian) - added. House CD 23: Aaron Sheppard, II (Libertarian) - added. House CD 25: John Betz (Libertarian) - added. House CD 28: Will Aikens (Libertarian) - added. House CD 34: Doug Purl (Libertarian) - added. House CD 36: Robb Rourke (Libertarian) - added; Rodney Veach (Libertarian) - added.

29 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

29 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: state Senator Steve Knight (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Governor: Boise School District Board of Trustees President A.J. Balukoff (Democratic) - added.

Illinois (unopposed incumbents): Senate Class 2: Senator Richard J. "Dick" Durbin (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Bobby Lee Rush (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Mike Quigley (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Peter J. Roskam (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman L. Tammy Duckworth (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 11: Congressman G. William "Bill" Foster (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman William L. "Bill" Enyart, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 14: Congressman Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman John M. Shimkus (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Cheri Bustos (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jesse White (Democratic) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Democratic) - Renominated. Comptroller: Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (Republican) - Renominated.

Iowa: Governor: Tom Hoefling (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Geoffrey "Geoff" Young (Democratic) - previously listed as Green.

Massachusetts: Governor: Mark Fisher (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Karyn E. Polito (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Mark Anthony McFarlin (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Donald Cecil "Don" Volaric (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9. House CD 11: William B. Rosevelt (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Jocelyn F. Benson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: Auditor of Public Accounts: Pete Pirsch (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Michael Vasquez (Democratic correction: Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: David Alameel (Democratic) - added.

56 changes to the candidate list. Illinois Tuesday 18 March 2014 primary filing closes.
by Tony Roza

56 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 5: James Alan Samuelson (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 25: former state Senator Anthony A. "Tony" Strickland (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 26.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Mayor Vincent C. "Vince" Gray (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 13: Michael S. Levinson (Write-in) - added.

Idaho: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Ben Ysursa (Republican) - Open Office. Controller: Todd Hatfield (Republican) - added.

Illinois (Tuesday 18 March 2014 primary filing closes): Senate Class 2: Armen Alvarez (Republican) - added; Kent Edward Fitzsimmons (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kane County Regional Board of School Trustee Chad Koppie (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jose Manuel "Joe" Ruiz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Peter Edward Jones (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Bobby Lee Rush (Democratic) - added as candidate; Jimmy Lee Tillman, II (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Marcus Lewis (Democratic) - added; Charles Rayburn (Democratic) - added; Eric M. Wallace (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Sharon M. Brannigan (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Hector Concepcion (Republican) - added; Jorge Gerardo Zavala (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Michael Mason (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Robert L. Bumpers (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Susanne Atanus (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Arlene Hickory (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Michael "Mike" Firsching (Republican) - added; Jose Manuel Ruiz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Dennis Anderson (Democratic) - added; John J. Hosta (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: Rob Mellon (Democratic) - added; Darrel Miller (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Will Lindsay (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Secretary of State Jesse White (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Michael Scott Carter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Bob Schillerstrom (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Comptroller: Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maine: Senate Class 2: Erick Bennett (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Michael Walrond (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Rhue Reis (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 7: Gloria Bromell Tinubu (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Lori Stacey (Constitution) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: HyeTae "Harry" Kim (Democratic) - added; Reid Reasor (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Philip A. Bralich (Democratic) - added; Doris Cintron (Not readily classifiable) - added; Steve Allen Dillon (Unaffiliated) - added; David Quinn Hendrix (Independent) - added; Eugene Rosell Hunt, Jr. (Republican) - added; Barry Johnson (Independent) - added; David Librace (Independent) - added; June La'Gay Lloyd (Independent) - added; Mickey Meade (Republican) - added; Merlin Lloyd Miller Miller (American Freedom Party) - added; Don Reaux (Independent) - added; Michael Alan Steinberg (Democratic) - added; Scott Allen Meek Stephens (Independent) - added; Thomas Francis Winterbottom (Democratic) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 34: Jonathan Turner Smith (Independent) - added. House CD 47: Andrew "Andy" Whallon (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Steve House (Republican) - added; Jim Rundberg (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: former state Senator Ken Gordon (Democratic) - added; El Paso County Clerk Wayne W. Williams (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Ben Foshager (Independent) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Lateresa Jones (Independent) - added.

Idaho: Secretary of State: former Representative Lawerence Denney (Republican) - added; former state Senator Mitch Toryanski (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Cassie Felder (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: former state Senator Richard Rosen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 14: Southfield Mayor Brenda Luienar Lawrence (Democratic) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 2: former Senator Robert C. "Bob" Smith (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 7: Jose Luis Fernandez (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Samuel Lyndell Powell (Independent) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 2: Erick Wright (Independent) - added. House CD 3: Jesse Smith (Democratic) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: James M. Caviness (Republican) - added; Michael Green (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Independent; Eugene Puryear (D.C. Statehood Green) - added; Octavia Wells (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Independent. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Nelson F. Rimensnyder (Republican) - added; Natale "Lino" Stracuzzi (D.C. Statehood Green) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: John McCallum (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 11: Michael Bickelmeyer (Republican) - added.

21 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 26: Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Councilmember Muriel E. Bowse (Democratic) - added; Christian A. Carter (Democratic) - added; Michael Green (Independent) - added; Councilmember Vincent Orange (Democratic) - added; Frank Sewell (Democratic) - added; Anas "Andy" Shallal (Democratic) - added; Octavia Wells (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Daniel Durso (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 19: Brian Wayne Gibens (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Hayden Collins (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Secretary of State: Cass School District Board of Education President Michael E. "Mike" Webster (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Attorney General.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Chuck Aldrich (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Joe Grandanette (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Shawn White Wolf (Independent) - added.

Nevada: Controller: Cort Arlint (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Assemblyman David W. Wolfe (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Jason Ray Thigpen (Democratic) - previously listed as Republican.

Pennsylvania: House CD 14: Janis C. Brooks (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: former U.S. Senator Larry Lee Pressler (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

Virginia: Attorney General: The 25 November certified vote is Mark R. Herring (Democratic) 1,103,777 to Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) 1,103,612. Herring wins by 165 votes out of 2,212,281. On 26 November, Mr. Obenshain announced that he will request a recount.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Edward L. "Ed" Rabel, Jr. (Nonpartisan [Mountain]) - previously listed as Mountain.

9 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative James Fields (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Will Brooke (Republican) - added.

California: Treasurer: Ellen Brown (Green) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Annette Dubas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: House CD 3: Frank Kassela (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: state Representative Marilinda "Mari" Garcia (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Dennis S. Spisak (Green) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: Curtis Strong (Constitution) - added.

Virginia: Attorney General: state Senator Mark R. Herring (Democratic) - elected. The certified vote from the Tuesday 5 November 2013 General Election is Mark R. Herring (Democratic) 1,103,777 to Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) 1,103,612. Herring wins by 165 votes out of 2,212,281. An apparent losing candidate can ask for a recount once the vote is certified when the difference between the apparent winning candidate and that apparent losing candidates is not more than 1% of the total votes cast for those two candidates. State law allows the losing candidate 10 days to petition for a recount.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia (Tuesday 5 November 2013 General Election is certified): Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

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

17 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Senate Class 2: Mark Swaney (Green) - added. Governor: Josh Drake (Green) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Mark Handley Aspiri (Republican) - added.

District of Columbia: Mayor: Bruce Majors (Libertarian) - added. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Michael Agustus "Matthew" Lee (Democratic) - added; Sara Jane Panfil Panfil (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: Governor: James Edward Fraleigh (Independent) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2: Brian Dempsey (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Charlie Sutherland (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jane Whitehurst (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Larry Stiles (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Leticia Van de Putte (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Johnny Partain (Libertarian) - added. House CD 30: Jerry Lee Brashear-Modica (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Jason Reeves (Libertarian) - added. House CD 35: Ross Lynn Leone (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: Ed Tidwell (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

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2 changes to the popular vote:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special.

Commentary: ON THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
ON THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT
a SPECIAL [repeat] Presentation of The Green Papers

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Just as is the case this year, November 22nd a half century ago was on a Friday; but November 22nd of the Year 1963 was, in fact, a very different Friday (or, at least [considering we are now, of course, typing this before we can possibly know what 22 November 2013 will actually be like], one sincerely hopes so!)

Exactly five years ago- upon the 45th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy (in 2008)- a Commentary by Richard E. Berg-Andersson was posted to this website in which he provided a narrative of his own memories regarding the immediate impact of what his second grade teacher (before she herself haltingly, yet carefully and simply, explained so recent events to the 7 and 8 year olds [one of whom was 7 2/3 year-old Richard] in her classroom) had called "a very terrible thing" on himself, his classmates and ....

5 changes to the candidate list. UT Attorney General resigns.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 8: Paul Hannosh (Republican) - added. Controller: Laura Wells (Green) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. Insurance Commissioner: state Senator Ted Gaines (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Yinka Abosede Adeshina (Republican) - added.

Utah: Attorney General: Attorney General John Swallow (Republican) - Vacant Office. On 21 November 2013, Attorney General John Swallow announced his resignation effective 3 December 2013 (re: allegations of bribery and election law violations). Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) will appoint a replacement from a list of 3 names provided by the state Republican Party. A special election will be called to fill the remainder of the term. The next regular election is Tuesday 8 November 2016.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 9: Karen Mathews Davis (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: John-Michael Fleig (Republican) - added; state Representative Kathleen M. Peters (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Joe Venuti (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 2: County District Attorney Chadwick J. "Chad" Taylor (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 3: James Laurence Buchal (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Beverly A. "Bev" Plosa-Bowser (Republican) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 11: David C. Koller (Democratic) - added. House CD 13 Special (filing has closed): Mark Bircher (Republican) - added; John-Michael Fleig (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Donald Warren Hackett, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Michael Stephen Levinson (Write-in) - added; state Representative Kathleen M. Peters (Republican) - added; Nicholas "Nick" Zoller (Republican) - removed.

Indiana: Treasurer: Don Bates, Jr. (Republican) - added; Kelly Mitchell (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Jeffrey S. McCormick (Independent) - added.

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: David E. "Dave" Dinwiddie (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 4: Chris Dace (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Kyle Kinser (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: David Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Shayan H. Modarres (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Donald Warren Hackett, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: David Kenny Larsen (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Rockingham County District Attorney Philip E. "Phil" Berger, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Clay Pell (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 24: Dennis Burnham (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: John Thomas Golebiwski (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator John Lehman (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special.

LA CD 5 Special Election results. 7 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: Superintendent of Education: Fritz Johnson (Republican) - added; Bartow County School Board Member Matt Shultz (Republican) - added; Richard Woods (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Vance M. McAllister (Republican) - elected with 60% of the vote.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 232 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 3 vacant seats (Alabama House CD 1, Florida House CD 13, Massachusetts House CD 5).

Michigan: Senate Class 2: Matthew M. Wiedenhoeft (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 4: John Stacy (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Jim Hogan (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special.

LA CD 5 Special Election. 9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Saturday 16 November 2013-- Special Election in Louisiana's 5th Congressional District: the polls are open from 6:00a CST (1200 UTC) to 8:00p CST (0200 UTC). . The seat was vacated by former Congressman Rodney M. Alexander who was appointed as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.

Election returns from the Louisiana Secretary of State and results from AP.

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9 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: Superintendent of Education: former DeKalb Board of Education Member Nancy Jester (Republican) - added; state Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (Democratic) - added; Kira Willis (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Tio Hardiman (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Bill Byrnes (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Brannon McMorris (Libertarian) - added.

Northern Marianas: Governor: Governor Eloy Songao Inos (Covenant) - previously listed as Republican; Governor Eloy Songao Inos (Covenant) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Ken Krawchuk (Libertarian) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: James Hall (Write-in [Independent]) - previously listed as Independent.

Florida: House CD 16: Michael Wayne Rodgers (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Lupe Diaz (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Chad Grimm (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Paula Bradshaw (Green) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 Special: James V. Aulenti (Independent) - added; James O. Hall (Not readily classifiable) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special: James Hall (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Matt Jenkins (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 3: Troy Gittings (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 24: Santa Barbara City Councilman Dale Francisco (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Ralph Jaffe (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Dave Wallace (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: former state Representative Marty Seifert (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: Lieutenant Governor: Cumberland Mayor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Pat McKinney (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Michael "Mike" "Fjet" Fjetland (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor. Governor: Robert J. Bell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Sean Seibert (Republican) - added; Jennifer Whelan (Libertarian) - added. House CD 22: Patrick McGehearty (Democratic) - changed from CD 22 to CD 24. House CD 31: Scott J. Ballard (Libertarian) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor.

Virginia: Attorney General. The counting of provisional ballots is complete as of afternoon 13 November. The unofficial tally is Mark R. Herring (Democratic) 49.89% to Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) 49.88%. Herring leads by 164 votes out of 2,212,316. A recount can be requested after the returns are certified circa 25 November.

25 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: Governor: Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Don Reaux (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: William "Bill" Flynn (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: former U.S. Senator Larry Lee Pressler (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Christopher Mapp (Republican) - added; John Jay Myers (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: James B. Veasaw (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Cecil Anthony Ince (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: J.P. Raley (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Hugh Chauvin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 10: Bill Kelsey (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12: Ed Colliver (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 20: Michael "Mike" Idrogo (Libertarian) - added. House CD 21: Mark Loewe (Libertarian) - added. House CD 24: Mike Kolls (Libertarian) - added. House CD 26: Mark Boler (Libertarian) - added. House CD 27: Congressman Randolph Blake "Blake" Farenthold (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 31: Bill Oliver (Libertarian) - added. House CD 32: Edward "Ed" Rankin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 35: Cory W. Bruner (Libertarian) - added. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Ben Sanders (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Rick Donaldson (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: Steven L. Childs (Libertarian) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Jason Marshall Kute (Libertarian) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

9 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 5: Leslie Annette Summey (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Andrew Michael Horning (Libertarian) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: Lawrence D. Rael (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Tim Eichenberg (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 10: Michael W. Chan (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 16: Corey Dean Roen (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Matthew Wiegmann (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: James Orlando Ogle, III (Democratic) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

26 changes to the candidate list. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

26 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 6: Gary Palmer (Republican) - added.

Arkansas: House CD 3: Thomas Brewer (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 24: Justin Fareed (Republican) - added. Controller: state Assemblyman John A. Pérez (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Connie Stokes (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Joseph E. "Joe" Palumbo (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada: Governor: Chris Hyepock (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Mike Frese (Republican) - added; Richard Priem (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Superintendent for Bennington Public Schools Donna Anderson (Democratic) - added; Superintendent of Peggs Public Schools John Cox (Democratic) - added; ASTEC Public Charter Schools Superintendent Freda Deskin (Democratic) - added; former Assistant State Superintendent Jack Herron (Democratic) - added; former state Board of Education member Joy Hofmeister (Republican) - added; Ivan Holmes (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: William Mellard "Bill" Connor, V (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Shirley J. McKellar (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Kory Watkins (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Pam Barlow (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Don Brown (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Patrick McGehearty (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Larry Smith (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Stephen Brown (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: David R. Wroblewski (Democratic) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

Commentary: A TALE OF TWO ELECTIONS: 'NJ 2013' already casts a long shadow over the 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
A TALE OF TWO ELECTIONS:
'NJ 2013' already casts a long shadow over
the 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Exactly three years from the date this piece is first posted to The Green Papers, Americans will- once again- be going to the polls in a quadrennial Presidential Election; already, so well in advance of even the nominations of the next candidates for President of the United States in National Conventions (and even still well before the first Caucuses and Presidential Primaries now more than two years hence), at least some within the so-called 'Tea Party' movement have their political "steely knives" out for recently re-elected New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, himself currently- as well as most seriously- discussed as a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender.

6 changes to the candidate list. Rep Coble (Rep, NC H6) retires. 3 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13 Special: John-Michael Fleig (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Governor: state Senator Jason Carter (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: state Senate president Donna Mercado Kim (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: former state Senator Warren E. Tolman (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Congressman John Howard "Howard" Coble (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

West Virginia: House CD 1: Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III (Democratic) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

5 Nov VA AG too close to call. 8 changes to the candidate list. 4 changes to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Senate Class 2: Nathan LaFrance (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 13 Special: Jessica D. Ehrlich (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: state Senator Jim Oberweis (Republican) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 2: former Montana Lieutenant Governor John C. Bohlinger (Democratic) - added; David Leaser (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Congressman Jon Runyan (Republican) - Open Seat; Congressman Jon Runyan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: Attorney General: Too close to call as of Wednesday 6 November 2013 11 PM EST. State Senator Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) 49.90% v. state Senator Mark R. Herring (Democratic) 49.87%. A difference of 681 votes out of 2,205,892 (2013 Close Contests Summary - Decision by 2% or less). The state Board of Elections is scheduled to certify the returns on 25 November. An apparent losing candidate can ask for a recount once the vote is certified when the difference between the apparent winning candidate and that apparent losing candidates is not more than 1% of the total votes cast for those two candidates. For additional details reference: Virginia Election Recounts and Contests.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Dennis Melton (Democratic) - added.

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4 changes to the popular vote:

New Jersey: Governor.

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

5 Nov election recap. VA AG too close to call. 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special Republican runoff: former state Senator Bradley Roberts Byrne received his party's nomination by winning the 5 November 2013 runoff with 53% of the vote. Larry Dean "Dean" Young, Jr. (Republican) - lost runoff. The General Election is Tuesday 17 December 2013.

California: House CD 14: Robin Leo Chew (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18.

Montana: Senate Class 2: Congressman Steven "Steve" Daines (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House At-Large. House At-Large: Congressman Steven "Steve" Daines (Republican) - Open Seat.

New Jersey: Governor: Governor Christopher J. "Chris" Christie (Republican) - reelected with 60% of the vote.

Oregon: House CD 4: Arthur Brouhard "Art" Robinson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Governor: Terry McAuliffe (Democratic) - elected with 48% of the vote. Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Ralph S. Northam (Democratic) - elected with 55% of the vote. Attorney General: Too close to call. State Senator Mark D. Obenshain (Republican) - 50.07% v. state Senator Mark R. Herring (Democratic) 49.72%.

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4 changes to the popular vote:

New Jersey: Governor.

Virginia: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

5 Nov General Election. 5 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers staff

On TUESDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2013--

  • Alabama: U.S. House CD 1 Special 5 November Republican Runoff: Since no candidate received at least 50% of the vote in the 24 September 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%). Results from AP. The Special General Election is Tuesday 17 December 2013.
  • GENERAL ELECTION in NEW JERSEY: the only STATEWIDE office being elected is that of the GOVERNOR (the candidates for Lieutenant Governor run on a ticket with each of the gubernatorial candidates). The polls will be open from 6 AM to 8 PM local time. Results from AP.
  • GENERAL ELECTION in VIRGINIA: the only COMMONWEALTHWIDE offices being elected are those of the GOVERNOR, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (chosen separately from the Governor) and ATTORNEY GENERAL. The polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time. Returns from an official source. Results from AP.

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5 changes to the candidate list:

Indiana: Secretary of State: Marion County Clerk Beth White (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Dan Frei (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Governor Tom Corbett (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: Commissioner of Agriculture: Billy Wayne Engle, Jr. (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Shelley M. Kais (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 18: Wilson Farrar (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 13 Special: David Jolly (Republican) - added; Lucas T. Overby (Libertarian) - added; Nicholas "Nick" Zoller (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Joseph "Joe" Bock (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Mark A. Gatton (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 4: Frank Scaturro (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Steven Patrick "Steve" Lane (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Maxey Scherr (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Lisa Squiers (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Governor: John O. Parmele, Jr. (Write-in [Independent]) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 5: former Congressman R. Parker "Parker" Griffith (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 16: Mel Levey (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: former Governor Charlie Crist (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 11: Bert Miller (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Dan Dubrule (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 6: former Mayor of the Borough of Highlands Anna C. Little (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Lee Wrights (Libertarian) - added.

5 changes to the candidate list. FL CD 13 Special Election dates set.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

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

Reports state that Florida Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) has set the dates for the special election to fill the seat of former Congressman C.W. Bill Young (Republican) who passed away on 18 October 2013. The Special Primary is Tuesday 14 January 2014 and the Special Election is Tuesday 11 March 2014.

Missouri: Attorney General: state Senator Kurt U. Shaefer (Republican) - added. Auditor: state Representative Jay Swearingen (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 5: Benjamin "Ben" Pollock (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Curtis C. "Curt" Cleaver (Republican) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Conrad Earl "Colonel" Reynolds (Republican) - now running for Congress CD 2. House CD 2: state Representative Ann V. Clemmer (Republican) - added; French Hill (Republican) - added; Conrad Earl "Colonel" Reynolds (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Farid A. Khavari (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: state Representative Perry E. Thurston, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Monica Wehby (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 6: state Representative Paul DeMarco (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: Alan Webber (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Kenneth "Ken" Block (Republican) - previously listed as Moderate.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: Maria Luisa Alvarado (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Gail Parker (Independent Greens) - removed.

Washington: House CD 3: Michael Robert Delavar (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: John Thomas Golebiwski (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Jonathan Smith (Republican) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 5: Jerry Wayne Hill (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 26: Rafael Dagnesses (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 1: Martin H. Walsh (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 9: Laura Janay (Independent) - added. House CD 20: Jay Alan Bonner (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Arthur Augustine "Art" Gardner (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Hannah Stephanie Miyamoto (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: Lawrence Joseph Kaifesh (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Michael Macfarlane (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Mark C. Alliegro (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Frank Kassela (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 4: Angela Marie Gandolfo (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Houston Barnes (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: J.D. Winteregg (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 5: Thomas Edward Tarantella (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Todd Giroux (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Avery L. Ayers (Independent) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Evan "Ivan" Thomas (Democratic) - added. House CD 29: Arturo "Art" Alas (Republican) - added. House CD 42: Chris Marquez (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Mitch Mallett (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Oglethorpe Mayor Gerald Beckum (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: House CD 1: Shirley Ringo (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 7: Vincent Jennings (Independent) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: state Assemblyman Cresent Hardy (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Bill Hughes, Jr. (Democratic) - previously incorrectly listed as Republican.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Dan Collison (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Terry Adams (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Charlotte Bergmann (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 8: Jason Ritchie (Democratic) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Ed Martin (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Miguel Olivas (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 16: Mike Goossen (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 5: Thuy Lowe (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Kent Fitzsimmons (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: state Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: Bobby McKenzie (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Attorney General: Secretary of State Ross Miller (Democratic) - added. Controller: Barry Herr (Republican) - added; state Assemblyman Andrew Martin (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Bill Hughes, Jr. (Republican Democratic - corrected 25 October) - added. House CD 3: Burlington County Freeholder Aimee Belgard (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Attorney General: former Public Regulation Commissioner Jason A. Marks (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: Tom Poetter (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 33: Marianne Williamson (No Party Preference) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3: former state Representative Cam Cavasso (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 7: Dan Roche (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Will Lindsay (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: Jeremy Odom (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Ian Andrew Schlakman (Green) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: Maura Healey (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Jim Jenkins (Independent) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 2: David Clements (Republican) - added. House CD 1: former Albuquerque City Councilman Mike McEntee (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 2: Charles F. Vulliet (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Clackamas County Commissioner Tootie Smith (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: General Treasurer: Seth Magaziner (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Linda Vega (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Patrick McGehearty (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: Joel Krause (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: state Representative Stefani Carter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Rep Tim Griffin (R) AR CD 2 not running for re-election. 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: Dekalb Township Constable Frank Gilbert (Libertarian) - added; Glen Schwarz (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin (Republican) - Open Seat; former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry "Pat" Hays (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: former FEMA Director James Lee Witt (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Attorney General: former state Representative George H. Sheldon (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Governor: state Representative Russ Fulcher (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 16: David Hale (Republican) - added.

LA CD 5 Primary Recap. 18 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: Scott Ninesling (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 5: Fred White (Republican) - added. Treasurer: state Representative Tom Cross (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5: Congressman Rodney M. Alexander (Republican) - Vacant Office.

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special: Since no candidate received 50% of the vote in the Saturday 19 October 2013 election, a runoff will held on Saturday 16 November 2013 between the top two vote getters-- state Senator Hartwell Neil "Neil" Riser, Jr. (Republican, 32%) and Vance M. McAllister (Republican, 18%). Eliot S. Barron (Green) - lost Primary; Tom Gibbs (Other) - lost Primary; Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian) - lost Primary; Public Service Commissioner Clyde C. Holloway (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Marcus L. Hunter (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Robert Allen Johnson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Monroe Mayor James E. "Jamie" Mayo (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative John Clyde "Jay" Morris, III (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Representative Weldon Russell, III (Democratic) - lost Primary; Phillip "Blake" Weatherly (Republican) - lost Primary; Peter Williams (Other) - lost Primary; Samir B. A. Zaitoon (Libertarian) - lost Primary.

Ohio: House CD 12: Bob Hart (Green) - added.

Utah: House CD 1: Donna McAleer (Democratic) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special.

Rep Young (R-FL) and former Rep Foley (D-WA) pass away. LA CD 5 Special 19 Oct Election.
by Tony Roza

Florida: House CD 13: Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young (Republican), 82, passed away on 18 October 2013 at The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the company of his family.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 231 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 4 vacant seats (Alabama House CD 1, Florida House CD 13, Louisiana House CD 5, and Massachusetts House CD 5).

Louisiana: House CD 5 Special Election: On Saturday 19 October 2013, a Special Election is being held in the 5th Congressional District in Louisiana. The polls will be open from 6:00a CDT (1100 UTC) to 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). All candidates from all parties appear on the Saturday 19 October 2013 ballot. Should a candidate receive a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), that candidate is elected. Otherwise, a runoff will be held on Saturday 16 November 2013 between the top two vote getters.

This election is to fill the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated when then-Congressman Rodney M. Alexander (Republican) resigned on 26 September 2013 after being appointed as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
Election returns from the Louisiana Secretary of State and results from AP.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Michael J. "Mike" Stack (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Attorney General: Sam Houston (Democratic) - added.

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Former Speaker of the U.S. House, Thomas Stephen Foley (Democratic, Washington) passed away on 18 October 2013 at the age of 84. He was first elected in 1964. Congressional Biography.

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

11 changes to the candidate list:

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Cecil Weldon Pearson, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Jim Read (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: state Senator Howie C. Morales (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 2: Klamath County Commissioner Dennis Linthicum (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: former state Representative Lora Hubbel (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Corinna Robinson (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of School and Public Lands: state Representative Jim Bolin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Commissioner of Agriculture: state Representative Brandon Creighton (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sid Miller (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Attorney General: state Representative Jon Richards (Democratic) - added; Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel (Republican) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special.

Booker (D) wins NJ Senate Special Election. 7 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Hollis S. French (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

Minnesota: Governor: state Senator Howie C. Morales (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: Senate Class 2: state Senator Chris McDaniel (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 1: Dennis Crawford (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special: Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker (Democratic) - elected with 55% of the vote.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Roland Casares (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe (Republican) - added as candidate.

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1 change to the popular vote:

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 53 Democrats, 45 Republicans, and 2 Independents.

13 changes to the candidate list. MA CD5 Special 15 Oct Primary re-cap. NJ Senate 16 Oct Special Election.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: former Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan (Republican) - added. Governor: Byron I. Mallott (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Daniel H. "Dan" Ortiz (Non Affiliated) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: Nick Zoller (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 15 October Special Primary re-cap: State Senator Katherine M. Clark (Democratic) and Frank John Addivinola, Jr. (Republican) received their respective party's nomination. The General Election is Tuesday 10 December 2013. Others: State Senator William N. "Will" Brownsberger (Democratic) - lost Primary; Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian (Democratic) - lost Primary; former Lexington School Committee member Martin Long (Democratic) - lost Primary; Paul John Maisano (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Senator Karen E. Spilka (Democratic) - lost Primary; Michael P. "Mike" Stopa (Republican) - lost Primary; Thomas P. "Tom" Tierney (Republican) - lost Primary.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2 Special 16 October Election: To fill the seat formerly held by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (Democratic) who passed away on 3 June 2013. On 6 June 2013, Governor Chris Christie (Republican) appointed New Jersey State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa (Republican) to temporarily fill the vacancy until a successor is chosen on Wednesday 16 October 2013. Senator Chiesa is not himself a candidate for the seat. The next regular election for this office is Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Polling hours are 6:00a EDT (1000 UTC) to 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC).
Special Election results from AP and WPVI-TV 6abc.com.

Texas: House CD 19: Donald May (Republican) - added.

5 changes to the candidate list. MA US House CD 5 Special 15 Oct Primary Election
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13: former state Representative Larry Crow (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5 Special Primary: On TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER 2013, a SPECIAL PRIMARY is being held in the 5th Congressional District in MASSACHUSETTS: the polls will be open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time (although polls may open as early as 5:45 AM by local option).

This Primary is nominating candidates for the seat in the U.S. House of Representatives vacated when then-Congressman ED MARKEY was elected to the United States Senate this past 25 June-- the special ELECTION for this seat in Congress will be held on Tuesday 10 December 2013.
Primary results from AP.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Omaha City Councilman Pete Festersen (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Attorney General: Tom Glass (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Amar Kaleka (Democratic) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 3: Lisa Moore (Independent) - added. House CD 6: Ed Langan (Republican) - added; Chad Mathis (Republican) - added.

Alaska: House At-Large: Frank J. Vondersaar (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 17: Philip A. Bralich (Democratic) - added. House CD 25: Jorge Ricardo "J.R." Puentes, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: state Representative Amy Stephens (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: former Chief Financial Officer Adelaide Alexander "Alex" Sink (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Attorney General: Paul Schimpf (Republican) - added; Cass School District Board of Education President Michael E. "Mike" Webster (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Sam Carpenter (Republican) - added; state Representative Jason Conger (Republican) - added.

7 changes to the candidate list. Rep CW Bill Young (R Florida) retiring
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13: Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring - he was first elected in 1970. House CD 18: former Tequesta City Councilor Calvin Turnquest (Republican) - added. Chief Financial Officer: William Rankin (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: Senate Class 2: Milton Wolf (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 3: East Grand Rapids Board of Education Vice President Brian R. Ellis (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Lisa Fritsch (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Edward L. Rabel, Jr. (Mountain) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 10: Michael Patrick McKenna (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9.

Kansas: Governor: Keen A. Umbehr (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: House CD 14: state Senator Vincent Gregory (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 1: state Senator Lee M. Zeldin (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Governor: Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Roy Cooper (Democratic) - Open Office.

Wisconsin: Governor: Madison Board of Education Member Mary Burke (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen (Republican) - Open Office.

Once again, it's the FIRST MONDAY in OCTOBER... the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT begins a new TERM OF COURT today...
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Once again, it's the FIRST MONDAY in OCTOBER... the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT begins a new TERM OF COURT today (and, of course, 'The Green Papers' has added yet another row to our 'U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES by TERM OF COURT' table)

Justices of the United States Supreme Court (by Term of Court)

10 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: J. R. Myers (Constitution) - correction - running for Governor.

Arizona: House CD 1: state Representative Andy Tobin (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 3: Aquasia Johnson McDowell (Democratic) - added.

Montana: Senate Class 2: Lieutenant Governor John Walsh (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Taylor Griffin (Republican) - added.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: Brandon de Hoyos (Libertarian) - added; Ed Kless (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of General Land Office: Ed Tidwell (Libertarian) - added. Railroad Commissioner 3: Mark Miller (Libertarian) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: Stanley Kyle "Stan" Cooke (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Spencer T. Bachus, III (Republican) - Open Seat - announced he will not seek re-election.

Alaska: Senate Class 2: J. R. Myers (Constitution) - added. Governor: Christopher Jamison (Independent) - added.

Colorado: Governor: former state Senator Mike Kopp (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 15: Eric Thorsland (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Auditor: Mike Claytor (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: Warren Christopher (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: Eric Gurr (Republican) - added; Andrew J. Hounshell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Governor: Katherine Youngblood "Kathie" Glass (Libertarian) - added.

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

Wyoming: Secretary of State: Jennifer Young (Constitution) - added.