The Green Papers: What's New?

First Quarter (Jan - Mar) 2014

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21 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: Secretary of State: state Senator Leland Yin Yee (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 11: Matthew "Matt" Schnackenberg (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina (filing closed on Sunday 30 March 2014 for the Tuesday 10 June 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Juan David "Dave" Feliciano (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Senate Class 3 Special: Harold H. Pavilack (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2. Governor: Ralph Allen Beach (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Thomas J. "Tom" Ervin (Republican) - added; Morgan Bruce Reeves (United Citizens) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Ajay Bruno (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Benjamin "Ben" Frasier, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Jeff D. Duncan (Republican) - Renominated; Hosea N. Cleveland (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Congressman Harold W. "Trey" Gowdy, III (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Hugh T. "Tom" Rice, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State John Mark "Mark" Hammond (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson (Republican) - Renominated. Comptroller General: Michael Luppe (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: David Edmond (United Citizens) - added. Superintendent of Education: Jerry N. Govan, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Thomas E. "Tom" Thompson (Democratic) - added.

19 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

19 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Treasurer: Joe Cottle (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Governor: Jason Ray Clark (Republican) - added; Sammy Helms (Democratic) - added; Governor John W. Hickenlooper (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 3: Patrick Koonce (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Dan Chapin (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Walker Stapleton (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Secretary of State: Stacy Moss (Constitution) - removed; Ted Stufflebeam (Constitution) - added. Treasurer: Mike Nicestro (Constitution) - removed; Tim Pearcy (Constitution) - added.

Michigan: House CD 11: Nancy Skinner (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Frank C. Broomell, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 1 Special: Frank C. Broomell, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Garry W. Cobb (Republican) - added. House CD 1 Special: state Senator Donald W. Norcross (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Anthony E. Wilkinson (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Congressman James Paul Lankford (Republican) - correction - the Congressman is running in the Special Election for the Senate Class 3 seat.

Oregon: House CD 5: Marvin Sannes (Independent) - added.

28 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

28 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: Governor: Governor Dannel P. "Dan" Malloy (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 8: Congressman Michael J. "Mike" Rogers (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Lee Lucas (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Ruben M. Scolavino (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: state Senator C. Bradley "Brad" Hutto (Democratic) - added. Senate Class 3 Special: Randall Young (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: former Attorney General Henry McMaster (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Harold Geddings, III (Other) - added. House CD 4: Curtis E. McLaughlin (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Kevin R. Umbaugh (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Brian Adams (Republican) - added. Comptroller General: Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom (Republican) - added as candidate; Robert D. Shelley (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture: Emile DeFelice (American) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: George S. Flinn (Republican) - added. Governor: Jondavid Balunek (Independent) - added; Shaun E. Crowell (Independent) - added; Jesse Gore (Democratic) - added; Mike Roberts (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Robert D. Franklin (Independent) - added; Dallas Templeton (Constitution, Independent) - previously listed as Constitution. House CD 5: Bill Bukauskas (Republican) - added; David Russell (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Mike Winton (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Ralph J. Mills, III (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Nicholas B. Mantanona (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: Jamie Wheeler (Republican) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 17: Vinesh Singh Rathore (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Governor: Attorney General Chris Koster (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Chris Koster (Democratic) - Open Office.

New Jersey: House CD 1 Special: Logan Township Mayor Frank W. Minor (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Pablo Olivera (Independent) - added. House CD 10: Yolanda Dentley (Republican) - added.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

Missouri: House CD 4: Jim White (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 10: Robert Louis Toussaint (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Lee Anne Brogowski (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: former state Auditor General Jack Wagner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Victor Kocher (Libertarian) - added. Senate Class 3 Special: Jill Bossi (American) - added; Sidney Moore (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Mike Campbell (Republican) - added; Ray Moore (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Phil Black (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Barbara Jo Mullis (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Congressman James Enos "Jim" Clyburn (Democratic) - added as candidate; Karen Smith (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State John Mark "Mark" Hammond (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson (Republican) - added as candidate. Comptroller General: Kyle Herbert (Democratic) - added. Adjutant General: James Breazeale (Republican) - added; Adjutant General Robert E. "Bob" Livingston, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Joseph S. "Joe" Farmer (Republican) - added; Agriculture Commissioner Hugh E. Weathers (Republican) - added as candidate. Superintendent of Education: Sheila C. Gallagher (Democratic) - added; Don Jordan (Republican) - added; Molly Mitchell Spearman (Republican) - added; Edward Roy "Ed" Murray (American) - added.

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

Commentary: SO, WHAT NOW? With Crimea annexed to Russia, the World pauses to collect its breath
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
SO, WHAT NOW?
With Crimea annexed to Russia,
the World pauses to collect its breath

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

So- seemingly in the proverbial "blink of the eye", in relation to the scale of History- Crimea, once again, becomes part of Russia (a little over six decades after it had been given over Ukraine- on 19 February 1954- by fiat of the post-Stalin Soviet Union of which both Russia and Ukraine were, back then, still a part).

That the plebiscite (for that is what it was: a decision made by majority vote the common people, only with the consent of an elite [the 'plebs'- otherwise unheard from, here at least in theory- given their own say]) was rigged is beyond all possible question: for I've pored over more than enough election statistics to be able to tell a bona fide 97% of the vote in favor from one that was more than a little- shall we say- "engineered". The actions, leading up to the ....

19 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

19 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: Treasurer: Treasurer Denise L. Nappier (Democratic) - added as candidate. Comptroller: Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: Governor: Roland McCoy (Democratic) - added.

Missouri (filing has closed for the 5 August 2014 Primary): House CD 1: Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Ann L. Wagner (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Joe Frost (Republican) - added; Steven Hedrick (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: John Webb (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Jacob Turk (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Jason T. Smith (Republican) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican) - Renominated; Sean O'Toole (Libertarian) - added; state Representative Jay Swearingen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 10: Curtis Alphonzo Vaughn (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota (filing has closed for the 3 June 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Annette Bosworth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kurt Evans (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Curtis Strong (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate; Susan Wismer (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Lori Stacey (Constitution) - apparently not a candidate.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 38: Congressman Linda T. Sánchez (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 39: Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce (Republican) - On Ballot; Robert Lauten (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 40: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 42: Robert Guy Rand (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Boyd Lachlan Roberts (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 43: Congressman Maxine Waters (Democratic) - On Ballot; Benjamin Scott Miller (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 44: Congressman Janice Hahn (Democratic) - On Ballot; Analilia Joya (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 45: Noboru Isagawa (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 47: Congressman Alan S. Lowenthal (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 48: Noboru Isagawa (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Soloway (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: House CD 3: Abel Gebre Laeke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Abel Tapia (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: former state Senator Ken Gordon (Democratic) - deceased.

Missouri: House CD 1: David Koehr (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Roy Welborn (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Gary Lynn Crose (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Kevin Craig (Libertarian) - added; Marshall Works (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 4: Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice (Democratic, Working Families) - previously listed as Democratic.

South Dakota: Governor: Governor Dennis M. Daugaard (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

62 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 32: Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 33: Tom Fox (No Party Preference) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation; Robert Donald "Patrick" Kilpatrick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Charles Edward Lincoln, III (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate; Brent C. Roske (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent; Karl Siganporia (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 34: Jonathan Turner Smith (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Governor: Bill Bartlett (Green) - added. House CD 6: Gary Swing (Green) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Chad Koppie (Constitution) - added. Governor: Michael Oberline (Constitution) - added. Secretary of State: Stacy Moss (Constitution) - added. Attorney General: Joe Bell (Constitution) - added. Treasurer: Mike Nicestro (Constitution) - added. Comptroller: Timothy Goodcase (Constitution) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Dana Alan Ferguson (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Secretary of State: former state Senator John Sterling Howe (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Sharon Anderson (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Martin D. Baker (Republican) - added; Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate; Robb E. Cunningham (Libertarian) - added; Daniel J. Elder (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Arthur Lieber (Democratic) - added; Bill Slantz (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Courtney Denton (Democratic) - added; John Morris (Republican) - added; Leonard Steinman (Republican) - added; Velma Steinman (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Nate Irvin (Democratic) - added; Randall "Randy" Langkraehr (Libertarian) - added; Jim White (Democratic) - added; Herschel L. Young (Libertarian) - added. House CD 5: Samuel Alao (Republican) - added; Bob Gough (Democratic) - added; Eric Holmes (Democratic) - added; Berton A. Knox (Republican) - added; Charles Lindsey (Democratic) - added; Mark S. Memoly (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Edward Dwayne Fields (Democratic) - added; Russ Monchil (Libertarian) - added; Kyle Reid (Republican) - added; Christopher Ryan (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Billy Long (Republican) - added as candidate; Billy Long (Republican) - added; Genevieve Williams (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Doug Enyart (Constitution) - added; Rick Vandeven (Libertarian) - added. Auditor: Rodney Farthing (Constitution) - added; Auditor Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 4: Caprice Rines (Conservative) - added. House CD 5: Bernadette Semple (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: former Syracuse City Councilor Frederick "Rick" Guy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Randy Wolken (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Rhode Island: House CD 1: Matthew J. "Matt" Fecteau (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Benjamin Dunn (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Fort Mill Councilman Tom Adams (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Kristi Freeland Dutton (Independent) - added; Jenny Edwards (Unaffiliated) - added; Katee Edwards (Unaffiliated) - added; Todd Richard Glore (Independent) - added; Angie McCall (No Party Affiliation) - added; Tony Mullikin (No Party Affiliation) - added.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Florida: House CD 13 Special.

78 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

78 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 3: Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - On Ballot; Ryan Harter (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Christopher Michael "Chris" Dace (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey D. Gerlach (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 5: Stewart Cilley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James Hinton (No Party Preference) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; Douglas Scott "Dutch" Van Raam (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 6: Congressman Doris K. Matsui (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 7: Phillip A. Tufi (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 8: Robert D. "Bob" Conaway (Democratic) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; John Raymond Pinkerton, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Almeda City Councilmember Tony Daysog (Democratic) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; Virginia Fuller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ki Ingersol (Democratic) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; Jason Ramey (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 12: Curtis R. Davies (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Anthony John "Desmond" Thorsson (No Party Preference [Whig]) - previously listed as Whig; James "Jim" Wells (No Party Preference) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 13: Lawrence N. Allen (Peace And Freedom) - Pending, previously listed as No Party Designation; Svend La Rose (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Congressman Jackie Speier (Democratic) - On Ballot; Michael J. "Mike" Moloney (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 15: former Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Loraine Goodwin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 17: Philip A. Bralich (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mark Gonzales (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Vinesh Singh Rathore (Republican) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 18: Gregorius Maximus Augustus (No Ballot Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Oscar Alejandro Braun (Republican) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; Chris Drew (No Ballot Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Richard B. Fox (Republican) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation. House CD 19: Congressman Zoe Lofgren (Democratic) - On Ballot; Johnny Lee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robert Murray (Democratic) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation. House CD 20: Congressman Sam Farr (Democratic) - On Ballot; Ronald Paul "Ron" Kabat (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 22: Alberto Zuniga Santiago (No Ballot Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - On Ballot; Jesus R. Sandoval (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 25: Michael Mussack (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 26: Timothy Charles Kalemkarian (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Douglas W. "Doug" Kmiec (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 27: Congressman Judy Chu (Democratic) - On Ballot. House CD 28: Marvin Elton Owen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 29: Walter Alexander Escobar (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 31: Ryan Downing (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Deborah K. Behounek (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Robert Baker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Derrick Ferree (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Shelly Tobias (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 35: Ontario City Councilmember Paul Vincent Avila (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Scott Matthew Heydenfeldt (Democratic) - Pending. House CD 37: David C. Crowley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 38: Gus Summers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 45: Al Salehi (No Party Preference) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 46: Adam Nick (Republican) - Pending, previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 49: Noboru Isagawa (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation; Johnny Moore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 51: Congressman Juan C. Vargas (Democratic) - On Ballot; Bernard L. Portley (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. Controller: Ronald Calderon (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Dean Florez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Dario Frommer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Tina Mizany (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Charles M. Calderon (Nonpartisan) - apparently not a candidate; Greg Conlon (Republican) - added; Bob Foster (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Fabian Nunez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Robert "Bob" Conaway (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ronald Gold (Republican) - added; David King (Republican) - added; Orly Taitz (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent. Insurance Commissioner: Nathalie Hrizi (Peace And Freedom [Socialism and Liberation]) - previously listed as Socialism and Liberation, Peace And Freedom; Michael N. Villines (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lydia A. Gutiérrez (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Torlakson (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; Marshall Tuck (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - previously listed as Democratic.

Hawaii: House CD 1: former Congressman Charles Djou (Republican) - added.

95 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

95 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 5: Mark Bray (Independent) - added.

California: Governor: Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation; Kwame Boateng (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John-Leslie Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Blas Jacob "Jay" Cabrera (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Rakesh Kumar Christian (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Write-in; Michael Crosby (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Geby E. Espinosa (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Charlie Hodge (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Keith Imai (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Dennis R. Jackson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James T. Law (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kenji Y. Lee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ronald Marullo (No Party Preference) - apparently not a candidate; Robert C. Newman, II (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Republican, Constitution; Robert Ornelas (American Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Elvis P. Pringle (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Zachariah Smith (No Party Preference) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Strimling (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Barbara Waymire (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Rick Williams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Roberts Bates (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Zachary Jason Collins (No Party Preference) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Crosby (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jeff Denham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; John A. Estrada (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Mervin Evans (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Isadore Hall (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Svend La Rose (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Howard J. Leonhardt (Independent) - apparently not a candidate; Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Larry K. Reed (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Dolores Lucero (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Jeffrey Gerlach (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Phillip A. Tufi (Independent) - added; D.A. "Art" Tuma (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Rodney Lee Conover (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Virginia Fuller (Republican) - added; Jason Ramey (Independent) - added. House CD 13: Lawrence N. Allen (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate; Justin Jelincic (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation; Dakin Sundeen (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 14: Oscar Alejandro Braun (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Shelly Tobias (Democratic) - added. House CD 38: Gus Summers (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Elaine Alquist (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Charles M. Calderon (Nonpartisan) - apparently not a candidate; Jose Castaneda (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Mike Davis (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Alan Jay Dechert (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mervin Evans (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Cathleen Galciani (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Dan Schnur (No Party Preference) - previously listed as Independent.

Connecticut: Governor: Lee Whitnum (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Farid A. Khavari (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Democratic.

Hawaii: House CD 2: Joseph William Kent (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: Governor: Scott Lively (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Shelly Saunders (Independent) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Berkeley Township Council President James J. Byrnes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Toms River Councilman Maurice B. "Mo" Hill, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Steven Welzer (Green) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Erick Salgado (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Secretary of State: Nellie Gorbea (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Richard H. Harris (Democratic) - added; Joe B. Wilmoth (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. Governor: Ed Borum (Democratic) - added; Charles V. Brown (Democratic) - added; Basil Marceaux, Sr. (Republican) - added; David Guy Sarti (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Nathaniel R. Reppond (Republican) - added; Robert Smith (Green) - added. House CD 2: Bob Scott (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Angelia Hale-Stinnett (Democratic) - added; Harry Douglas Lane (Republican) - added; Cassandra J. Mitchell (Independent) - added; William H. Taylor, II (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Robert R. Doggart (Independent) - added; Johnny L. McCullough (Republican) - added; Michael Sterling Warden (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Jesse D. McLevain (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Rickey R. Hobson (Democratic) - added; James Michael Keep (Democratic) - added; Nicholas D. Pegues (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Floyd Wayne Alberson (Independent) - added; Congressman Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen (Democratic) - added as candidate; Paul Cook (Independent) - added; Gregory Bernard Nelson (Democratic) - added; Lawrence Pivnick (Democratic) - added; Isaac Richmond (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Attorney General Special: Charles Alan Stormont (Democratic) - correction - previously listed as Republican.

Wisconsin: Secretary of State: state Representative Garey Bies (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Max Maxfield (Republican) - Open Office; Rock Springs City Councilman Clark D. Stith (Republican) - added; state Representative Dan Zwonitzer (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jillian Balow (Republican) - added.

NEW DATA posted!-- just for "kicks": CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS Political Party Breakdown by REGION
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

if only for purposes of comparison to those similar Regions across the border in the United States of America

Canadian HOUSE OF COMMONS Political Party Breakdown by Region

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

New Mexico: House CD 2: Leslie Endean-Singh (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah (filing has closed for the 24 June 2014 Primary): House CD 1: Craig Richard Bowden (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent; David Yu-Lin Chiu (Republican) - added; Dwayne A. Vance (Independent American) - added. House CD 2: Wayne L. Hill (Independent American) - added. House CD 3: Robert J. Stevens (Republican) - added; Zack Strong (Independent American) - added; Stephen P. "Steve" Tryon (Unaffiliated) - previously listed as Independent; Brian Wonnacott (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Tim Aalders (Independent American) - added; Jennifer A. Johnson (Republican) - added; Collin Robert Simonsen (Constitution) - added. Attorney General Special: Leslie D. Curtis (Independent American) - added; Gregory G. Hansen (Constitution) - added.

31 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

31 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: House CD 5: John Pistone (Independent) - added.

Delaware: Treasurer: Sean Barney (Democratic) - added; Treasurer Chipman "Chip" Flowers, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate; Ken Simpler (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Frank Taylor (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Dave Hancock (Democratic) - added; Joshua James (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Independent; David Harrison Kelly (Independent) - added; Leonard D. "Lenny" Ladner (Independent, Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent; Brenda Shivon Lenard (Independent, Republican) - previously listed as Independent; Martin Pleasant (Green) - added. Governor: John Jay Hooker (Republican) - added; Isa Infante (Green) - added; Daniel Lewis (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Michael Salyer (Independent [Libertarian]) - previously listed as Independent; Dallas Templeton (Constitution) - added. House CD 2: Canuto Deleon (Libertarian) - added; Norris Dryer (Green) - added. House CD 4: David R. Tate (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Christopher L. Carter (Republican) - added; Ronnie Holden (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Jacob Brimm (Republican) - added; Leonard D. "Lenny" Ladner (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 8: Lawrence A. Pivnick (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Bill Barron (Unaffiliated) - added; Larry Meyers (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Abraham (Independent American) - added; Mark Hedengren (Republican) - added; Ben J. Mates (Unaffiliated) - added. Attorney General Special: Attorney General Sean D. Reyes (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Lawrence Gaughan (Democratic) - added.

Illinois 18 March Primary re-cap. 49 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

49 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 18: Chris Drew (No Ballot Designation) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: state Senator Owen Hill (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Floyd Trujillo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Pueblo County Commissioner Liane Fay "Buffie" McFadyen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Douglas Lee "Doug" Truax (Republican) - lost Primary. Governor: Governor Patrick "Pat" Quinn (Democratic) - Renominated; state Senator Bill Brady (Republican) - lost Primary; state Senator Kirk W. Dillard (Republican) - lost Primary; Tio Hardiman (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Treasurer Dan Rutherford (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Diane M. Harris (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (Democratic) - Renominated; Alexandra Catherine Eidenberg (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jorge Gerardo Zavala (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Manju Goel (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 9: David Earl Williams, III (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Grundy County Board Member Chris Balkema (Republican) - lost Primary; Ian L. Bayne (Republican) - lost Primary; Albert "Bert" Miller (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman Rodney L. Davis (Republican) - Renominated; Michael "Mike" Firsching (Republican) - lost Primary; George Gollin (Democratic) - lost Primary; David Lee Green (Democratic) - lost Primary; Erika Natali Louise Harold (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: John J. Hosta (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 16: Congressman Adam Kinzinger (Republican) - Renominated; David Jerry Hale, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 18: Rob Mellon (Democratic) - lost Primary. Treasurer: DuPage County Auditor Bob Grogan (Republican) - lost Primary.

Maryland: Governor: Brian Charles Vaeth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Joe Baratelli (Libertarian) - added.

New Mexico: Governor: Phillip George Chavez (Write-in [Democratic]) - added; Mario J. Martinez (Write-in [Democratic]) - added.

Ohio: Secretary of State: Kevin Knedler (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Michael D. "Mike" Parrish (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: House CD 2: Vaughn Hatton (Republican) - added; Shaun Lynn McCausland (Constitution) - added. House CD 3: Stephen P. "Steve" Tryon (Independent) - added. House CD 4: William Donald "Bill" Peterson, II (Democratic) - added; Jim L. Vein (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General Special: W. Andrew "Andrew" McCullough (Libertarian) - added; Charles Alan Stormont (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: John W. Smith, Jr. (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 3: Bob Barnett (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 4: Albert Burckardt (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 6: Paul Bevington (Republican) - added; Elaine Hildebrandt (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 7: Joe Oddo (Independent Greens) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: state Senator Sharon R. Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tue 18 March 2014 Illinois Primary. 13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On TUESDAY 18 MARCH 2014, PRIMARIES will be held in ILLINOIS... the polls will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM local time.

Primaries are being held to nominate candidates for, among other offices, GOVERNOR and other State elective officers; the State's 'Class 2' seat in the UNITED STATES SENATE; and all of the members of the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES from Illinois.

18 March 2014 election night results from AP.

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13 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Penny Bacchiochi (Republican) - added; Groton Mayor Heather Somers (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Stephen Michael "Steve" Packard, Jr. (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Trumbull First Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst (Republican) - added; Jack Orchulli (Republican) - added.

Maine (filing has closed for the 10 June 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Senator Susan M. Collins (Republican) - Renominated; Erick Matthew Bennett, I (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. Governor: Governor Paul R. LePage (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Chellie M. Pingree (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: former Lewiston Mayor James "Jim" Howaniec (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 3: Sharon Sund (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New York: House CD 24: John Lemondes (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

North Dakota: House At-Large: state Senator George B. Sinner (Democratic) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 4: Arthur S. "Art" Moore (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 11: Cheryl Sudduth (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 15: Hugh Bussell (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 18: Bruce Gordon Anderson (Republican) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation. House CD 48: Robert John Banuelos (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation.

Colorado: House CD 2: Robert D. "Bob" Comer (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Donald Paul "Don" Oehlrich (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Jerry Dean Carter (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Massachusetts: Attorney General: John B. Miller (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Bill Lindsay (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Harvey Sparks (Republican) - added; Michael Jeffrey "Mike" Turner (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Frank Christian Agnew (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Zachary A. Hartman (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Zane Rene Lawhorn (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: John Albert Dummett, Jr. (Republican) - added; Elaine Whigham Williams (Democratic) - added.

53 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

53 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Omar Lopez (Green) - added. Governor: Scott Summers (Green) - added. Secretary of State: Sheldon Schafer (Green) - added. Attorney General: David Black (Green) - added. Treasurer: Julie Samuels (Green) - added. Comptroller: Tim Curtin (Green) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 2: Paul David "Paul" Lunde (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Jonathan Ray Narciss (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nevada (filing for the 10 June 2014 Primary closed on 14 March 2014): Governor: Charles Chang (Democratic) - added; Frederick L. Conquest (Democratic) - added; Stephen H. "Steve" Frye (Democratic) - added; Robert E. "Bob" Goodman (Democratic) - added; Eddie "In Liberty" Hamilton (Republican) - added; Fernardo Lopes (Democratic) - added; Gary Marinch (Republican) - added; Allen Rheinhart (Democratic) - added; John P. Rutledge (Democratic) - added; Governor Brian E. Sandoval (Republican) - added as candidate; Abdul H. Shabazz (Democratic) - added; William "Bill" Tarbell (Republican) - added; Thomas J. Tighe (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Chris Dyer (Republican) - added; Harley Zane Kulkin (Democratic) - added; Mike Little (Independent American) - added. House CD 1: Kamau Akil Bakari (Independent American) - added; Richard "Ricardo Carlos" Charles (Libertarian) - added; Herbert Glenn Peters (Democratic) - added; Annette Teijeiro (Republican) - added; Darren Jennings Welsh (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - Renominated; Vance Alm (Democratic) - added; Congressman Mark Eugene Amodei (Republican) - added as candidate; Janine Hansen (Independent American) - added; Ed Lee (Democratic) - added; Kristen Spees (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Joseph John "Joe" Heck (Republican) - Renominated; Zachary "Mr. Z." Campbell (Democratic) - added; David Scott Goossen (Independent) - added; Randy James Kimmick (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Russell Best (Independent American) - added; Steve Brown (Libertarian) - added; Mark J. Budetich, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Steven Horsford (Democratic) - added; Mike Monroe (Republican) - added; Carlo "Mazunga" Poliak (Republican) - added; Sid Zeller (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Jonathan Hansen (Independent American) - added. Treasurer: Kress Cave (Independent American) - added. Controller: Tom Jones (Independent American) - added; Ron Knecht (Republican) - added; Michael "Mike" Schaefer (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: Commissioner of Agriculture: former state Senator Ryan Taylor (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Governor: Steve French (Libertarian) - added.

81 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

81 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Richard William Aguirre (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic; John-Leslie Brown (Republican) - added; Alma Marie Winston (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Amos Johnson (Peace And Freedom) - added; George Yang (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Gregory Cheadle (Republican) - added; Dolores Lucero (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Kristine M. "Kris" Johnson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Oscar Alejandro Braun (Republican) - added; Mike Moloney (Independent) - added. House CD 18: Wilson Farrar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Ronald Kabat (Independent) - added. House CD 25: Michael Mussack (Independent) - added; Jorge Ricardo "J.R." Puentes, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Lily Gilani (Republican) - added. House CD 35: Christina Marie Gagnier (Democratic) - previously listed as No Ballot Designation; Scott Matthew Heydenfeldt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 44: Analilia Joya (Democratic) - added. House CD 45: Patrick "Pat" Maciariello (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ben McKenna (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 46: Adam Nick (No Party Designation) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 48: David Burns (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 53: Chris Soriano (No Ballot Designation) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Jose Castaneda (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: former state Senator Phil Wyman (Republican) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3 Special: Brian Evans (Democratic) - added; John P. Roco (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Russel H. Yamashita (Republican) - added.

Idaho (filing has closed for the 20 May 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Jeremy "T" Anderson (Republican) - added; William Bryk (Democratic) - added. Governor: Walt Bayes (Republican) - added; Harley D. Brown (Republican) - added; John T. Bujak (Libertarian) - added; Jill Humble (Independent) - added; Terry Kerr (Democratic) - added; former state Senator Bert Marley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter (Republican) - added as candidate; Steve Pankey (Constitution) - added. Lieutenant Governor: David Hartigan (Constitution) - added; Lieutenant Governor Brad Little (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: Ryan Andrew Barone (Democratic) - added; Sean Blackwell (Republican) - added; Michael Greenway (Republican) - added; Lisa Marie (Republican) - added; Reed C. McCandless (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Richard Stallings (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Bruce S. Bistline (Democratic) - added; C.T. "Chris" Troupis (Republican) - added; Attorney General Lawrence G. Wasden (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Ron G. Crane (Republican) - added as candidate; Deborah Silver (Democratic) - added; W. Lane Startin (Democratic) - added. Controller: Controller Brandon D. Woolf (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa (filing has closed for the 3 June 2014 Primary - preliminary candidate list): Governor: Paul Dahl (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jonathan Ray Narciss (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack (Democratic) - Renominated; Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack (Democratic) - added as candidate; Matthew C. Waldren (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Gabriel Jose De La Cerda (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Jake Porter (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Tom Miller (Democratic) - Renominated; Attorney General Tom Miller (Democratic) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (Democratic) - Renominated; Treasurer Michael L. "Mike" Fitzgerald (Democratic) - added as candidate. Auditor: Auditor Mary Mosiman (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey (Republican) - Renominated; Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bill Northey (Republican) - added as candidate.

Mississippi: Senate Class 2: Shawn O'Hara (Reform) - added. House CD 1: Lajena Walley (Reform) - added. House CD 2: Shelley Shoemake (Reform) - added. House CD 3: Barbara Dale Washer (Reform) - added. House CD 4: Eli "Sarge" Jackson (Reform) - added; Joey Robinson (Libertarian) - added.

Missouri: House CD 6: W. A. "Bill" Hedge (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: Governor: David Gibson (Green) - added. Secretary of State: Tim Reinhardt (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Dennis Bartow (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Richard Owen Bolger (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Thomas Joseph Coyne (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: Governor: Taylor Haynes (Republican) - added.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 7: José Luis "Joe" Peñalosa, Jr. (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 31: San Bernardino Councilman John Valdivia (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Sam Blakeslee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Martha Dean (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 8: Andrew Jaye Wildman (Unaffiliated) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 2: former Massachusetts Senator Scott P. Brown (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: former Public Utility Commissioner John Hanger (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: House CD 7: James A. Carr, Jr. (Libertarian) - added.

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 8: Bob Conaway (No Ballot Designation) - added. House CD 18: Bruce Anderson (No Ballot Designation) - added; Gregorius Maximus Augustus (No Ballot Designation) - added; Oscar Alejandro Braun (No Ballot Designation) - added; Richard B. Fox (No Ballot Designation) - added. House CD 19: Robert Murray (No Ballot Designation) - added. House CD 24: Steve Isakson (No Party Preference) - added; Sandra Marshall (Democratic) - added. House CD 35: Christina Marie Gagnier (No Ballot Designation) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: state Senator Toni Boucher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 8: Christopher L. Duncan, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Assembly Member Claudia Tenney (Republican, Conservative) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Henry Haller (Libertarian) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Mary Margaret Headrick (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: state Delegate Mark David Sickles (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Florida: House CD 13 Special.

NEW DATA posted!: CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Simply, just another way to look over the "political landscape" across the length and breadth of the United States of America in early 2014 as we're now into the Midterm Election nomination campaign "season"

CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION, Region and (in some cases) sub-Region

FL House CD 13 Special Election Results. 54 changes to the candidate list. 1 change to the popular vote.
by Tony Roza

54 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 5: James Hinton (No Ballot Designation) - added. House CD 11: Almeda City Councilmember Tony Daysog (No Ballot Designation) - added; Ki Ingersol (No Ballot Designation) - added; Cheryl Sudduth (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 45: Orange County Supervisor John M. W. Moorlach (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida 11 March 2014 House CD 13 Special Election: David W. Jolly (Republican) - elected. Jolly (R) 48.52%, Sink (D) 46.66%, Overby (L) 4.84%.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 233 Republicans, 199 Democrats, and 3 vacant seats (Florida House CD 19, New Jersey House CD 1, North Carolina House CD 12).

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Amanda Swafford (Libertarian) - added. Governor: Andrew Hunt (Libertarian) - added.

Oregon (filing has close for the 20 May 2014 Primary): Governor: Ifeanyichukwu C. Diru (Democratic) - added; Jon L. Justesen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Darren Karr (Republican) - added; Mae Rafferty (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Suzanne Bonamici (Democratic) - Renominated; Delinda Delgado Morgan (Republican) - added; Bob Niemeyer (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Barney Spera (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman Peter Anthony "Pete" DeFazio (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 5: Anita Brown (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Labor and Industries: Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - Renominated; Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian (Nonpartisan) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania (filing has closed for the 20 May 2014 Primary): Governor: Tom Lineaweaver (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Lebanon County Commissioner Jo Ellen Litz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Max Jay Myers (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor James F. "Jim" Cawley (Republican) - Renominated; Brenda M. Alton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady (Democratic) - Renominated; Megan Rath (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Chaka Fattah (Democratic) - Renominated; Armond James (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated; Mel M. Marin (Democratic) - added; Matthew Xavier "Matt" Ryan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Scott Perry (Republican) - Renominated; Tanya Elizabeth Bond (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Michah Sims (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Glenn W. "G.T." Thompson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 8: Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Alanna Hartzok (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Congressman Thomas Anthony "Tom" Marino (Republican) - Renominated; Adam Anthony Rodriguez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Congressman Louis J. "Lou" Barletta (Republican) - Renominated; Michah Sims (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Congressman Keith J. Rothfus (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 13: David Alan Dibelius (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former Bryn Athyn Borough Auditor Clay D. McQueen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Congressman Allyson Y. Schwartz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Everett Alexander Stern (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 14: Congressman Michael F. "Mike" Doyle (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 15: Congressman Charles W. "Charlie" Dent (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 17: Congressman Matthew A. "Matt" Cartwright (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 18: Congressman Timothy "Tim" Murphy (Republican) - Renominated.

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1 change to the popular vote:

Florida: House CD 13 Special.

11 March FL US House CD 13 Special Election. 14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On TUESDAY 11 MARCH 2014, there will be a SPECIAL ELECTION for the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES in FLORIDA's 13th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young [Republican] last October. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time.

Tuesday 11 March 2014 Special General returns from the Florida Division of Elections and results from AP.

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14 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 17: Vinesh Singh Rathore (Independent) - added; Joel Vanlandingham (Republican) - added. House CD 36: former state Senator Ray Haynes (Republican) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Scott Gesty (Libertarian) - added.

Montana (the filing deadline for the 3 June 2014 Primary was 10 March 2014): Senate Class 2: Susan Cundiff (Republican) - added; David Leaser (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Roger Roots (Libertarian) - added. House At-Large: John Driscoll (Democratic) - added; Mike Fellows (Libertarian) - added; Rick Weiland (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 21: Stephen Burke (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor James F. "Jim" Cawley (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Mary Ellen Balchunis (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: John Buckley (Libertarian) - added.

63 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

63 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 4: Arthur "Art" Moore (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 12: Michael G. Steger (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 16: Job Emanuel Melton (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: John P. Catano (Republican) - added; Alberto Zuniga Santiago (No Ballot Designation) - added. House CD 41: Yvonne Terrell Girard (Republican) - added. House CD 46: Carlos Alberto Vazquez (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation.

Florida: House CD 3: Howard "Term Limits" Lawson (No Party) - added.

Georgia (filing for the 20 May 2014 Primary closed on 7 March 2014): Senate Class 2: Randy Asman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Oglethorpe Mayor Gerald Burch Beckum (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John F. Coyne, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mario D. Driver (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Governor J. Nathan "Nathan" Deal (Republican) - added as candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor L.S. Casey Cagle (Republican) - Renominated; Lieutenant Governor L.S. Casey Cagle (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: B. Stefan Jarvis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 4: Thomas Dee Wight (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Congressman John R. Lewis (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III (Republican) - Renominated; Thomas Dee Wight (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Congressman James Austin "Austin" Scott (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Congressman Douglas Allen "Doug" Collins (Republican) - Renominated; Bernard A. "Bernie" Fontaine (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Hayden Thomas Collins, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Susan Maechell Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Patrick Thompson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Congressman John J. Barrow (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 14: Kenneth L. "Ken" Herron, Sr. (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp (Republican) - Renominated; Gerald B. Beckum (Democratic) - added; Doreen Carter (Democratic) - added; Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Samuel S. "Sam" Olens (Republican) - Renominated; Gregory K. "Greg" Hecht (Democratic) - added; Attorney General Samuel S. "Sam" Olens (Republican) - added as candidate. Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance: Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens (Republican) - Renominated; Comptroller General/Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens (Republican) - added as candidate; Larry Walker, III (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black (Republican) - Renominated; Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black (Republican) - added as candidate; Christopher James Irvin (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Mary Kay Bacallo (Republican) - added; Ashley D. Bell (Republican) - added; Sharyl H. Dawes (Republican) - added; Tarnisha L. Dent (Democratic) - added; Allen Bowles Fort (Republican) - added; Jurita Forehand Mays (Democratic) - added; Doeford Shirley (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Valarie D. Wilson (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Labor: Labor Commissioner J. Mark "Mark" Butler (Republican) - Renominated; Labor Commissioner J. Mark "Mark" Butler (Republican) - added as candidate; Robbin K. Shipp (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 7: Gregory Seal Livingston (Independent) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 2: Thomas Patrick Clements (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 3: Timothy James "Tim" Imholt (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 4: Michael Vista (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: Matthew Donald "Matt" Connolly (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 8: Wes Bradley (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: George Frederick Cicotte (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Donovan L. "Don" Rivers (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Doris V. Walker (Unaffiliated) - added.

33 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

33 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: James Wells (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 25: David Koster Bruce (Libertarian) - added; Navraj Singh (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Sal Genovese (Democratic) - added; Marvin Elton Owen (Republican) - added; Steve Stokes (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 29: Walter Alexander Escobar (Democratic) - added; William O'Callaghan Leader (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Deborah K. Behounek (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Robert Baker (Democratic) - added; Christopher David (Republican) - added; Derrick Ferree (Democratic) - added; Vince Flaherty (Democratic) - added; Tom Fox (No Party Affiliation) - added; Mark Matthew Herd (Libertarian) - added; Kristie Holmes (Democratic) - added; Charles Edward Lincoln, III (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kevin Mottus (Republican) - added; Zein E. Obagi, Jr (Democratic) - added; Michael Shapiro (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Adrienne Nicole Edwards (Democratic) - added; Howard Johnson (Peace And Freedom) - added. House CD 35: Anthony Vieyra (Democratic) - previously listed as Green. House CD 37: David C. Crowley (Republican) - added; R. Adam King (Republican) - added. House CD 38: Benjamin Campos (Republican) - added. House CD 40: David Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 43: John Wood, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 45: Al Salehi (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 51: Stephen Meade (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Congressman Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (Democratic) - Vacant Office - resigned 18 February 2014.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 232 Republicans, 199 Democrats, and 4 vacant seats (Florida House CD 13, Florida House CD 19, New Jersey House CD 1, North Carolina House CD 12).

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: Brandon P. Neuman (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Congressman Marshall Clement "Mark" Sanford, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

CPAC '14 Presidential Straw Poll - Rand Paul: 31% - Ted Cruz: 11%.
by Tony Roza

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2014 Presidential Straw Poll Results
2,459 Straw Poll Votes Cast.
All 50 states plus DC represented in the balloting.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul: 31%
Texas Senator Ted Cruz: 11%
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson: 9%
Other: 9%
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: 8%
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: 7%
former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum: 7%
Florida Senator Marco Rubio: 6%
Texas Governor Rick Perry: 3%
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan: 3%
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal: 2%
former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin: 2%
former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee: 2%
former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice: 2%
Undecided: 1%
TX Comptroller: Hilderbran (R) withdraws, Hegar (R) nominated. 74 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

74 changes to the candidate list:

California (filing has closed - the Secretary of State is expected to make the candidate list public on 27 March): Governor: Akinyemi Agbede (Democratic) - added; Bogdan I. Ambrozewicz (No Party Preference) - added; Kwame Boateng (Democratic) - added; Janet H. Buycks (No Party Preference) - added; Michael Crosby (Democratic) - added; Geby E. Espinosa (Democratic) - added; Charlie Hodge (Democratic) - added; Keith Imai (Democratic) - added; Dennis R. Jackson (Republican) - added; James T. Law (Democratic) - added; Kenji Y. Lee (Republican) - added; Ronald Marullo (No Party Preference) - added; Elvis P. Pringle (Democratic) - added; Zachariah Smith (No Party Preference) - added; Michael Strimling (No Party Designation) - added; Barbara Waymire (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Roberts Bates (Republican) - added; Michael Crosby (Democratic) - added; Jeff Denham (Republican) - added; Mervin Evans (Democratic) - added; David Fennell (Republican) - added; Jena Goodman (Green) - added; Isadore Hall (Democratic) - added; Svend La Rose (No Party Designation) - added; Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - added; Ron Nehring (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation; Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (Democratic) - added as candidate; Larry K. Reed (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Lawrence N. Allen (No Party Designation) - added; Justin Jelincic (No Party Designation) - added; Svend La Rose (No Party Designation) - added; Dakin Sundeen (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 15: Hugh Bussell (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 17: Makr Gonzales (No Party Designation) - added. Secretary of State: Roy V. Allmond (Republican) - added; Elaine Alquist (Democratic) - added; Charles M. Calderon (Nonpartisan) - added; Mike Davis (Democratic) - added; Alan Jay Dechert (Democratic) - added; Jeffrey Drobman (Democratic) - added; Mervin Evans (Democratic) - added; Cathleen Galciani (Democratic) - added. Controller: Tammy Blair (Democratic) - added; Ronald Calderon (Democratic) - added; David W. Evans (Republican) - added; Dean Florez (Democratic) - added; Dario Frommer (Democratic) - added; Tina Mizany (Republican) - added; Ashley Swearengin (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Sam Blakeslee (Republican) - added; Charles M. Calderon (Nonpartisan) - added; Bob Foster (Democratic) - added; Fabian Nunez (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Robert "Bob" Conaway (Democratic) - added; John K. Haggerty (Republican) - added; Kamala D. Harris (Democratic) - added; Jonathan Jaech (Libertarian) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Dave Jones (Democratic) - added; Michael N. Villines (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Tom Torlakson (Nonpartisan) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Mark Wichern (Independent) - added.

Michigan: House CD 12: state Senator Rebekah Warren (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Governor: former state Representative Charles R. "Charlie" Earl (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Dan Phillip (Independent) - added. Attorney General: Steven R. Linnabary (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: House CD 2: Aelea Cristofferson (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Michah Sims (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Michah Sims (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: David Dibelius (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3 Special: Rick Wade (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Education: state Representative Michael A. "Mike" Anthony (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: Comptroller of Public Accounts: state Representative Harvey Hilderbran (Republican) - lost Primary.

Virginia: House CD 11: Marc Harrold (Libertarian) - added.

Washington: House CD 10: Pierce County Councilmember Joyce McDonald (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: Lieutenant Governor: Eric Korevaar (Democratic) - added; Ron Nehring (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 45: Drew Eugene Leavens (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 46: John J. Cullum (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Designation. House CD 49: Drew Eugene Leavens (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 50: Michael Benoit (Libertarian) - added. House CD 51: Bernard L. Portley (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 53: Christina Bobb (No Party Preference) - added; John W. Campbell (No Party Preference) - added; John R. Edwards (Republican) - added; Chris Soriano (No Ballot Designation) - added.

District of Columbia: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (Democratic) - Renominated.

Georgia: House CD 6: Robert G. Montigel (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Hank Bardel (Green) - added. House CD 13: Daniel Rivera (Green) - added.

Commentary: THE VIEW FROM THE BRINK. The 'Ukraine Crisis' now casts a shadow over Election 2014
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
THE VIEW FROM THE BRINK
The 'Ukraine Crisis' now casts a shadow over Election 2014

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It began with street demonstrations in Independence Square- the Maidan- in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, during late November of last year to protest then-Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich's rejection of closer economic ties with the European Union just to Ukraine's west in favor of even closer such ties with the Russian Federation of its President, Vladimir Putin: soon, however, the demonstrations became about more than the narrower focus of ....

21 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

21 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Secretary of State: former Attorney General Terry Goddard (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: former Chandler City Councilman Martin Sepulveda (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: Governor: Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount (No Party Designation) - added; Joe Leicht (No Party Preference) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Zachary Jason Collins (No Party Preference) - added. House CD 30: Marc Litchman (Democratic) - added. House CD 39: Robert Lauten (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 45: Noboru Isagawa (No Party Designation) - added; Drew E. Leavens (No Party Designation) - added; Ben McKenna (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 46: John J. Cullum (No Party Designation) - added; Adam Nick (No Party Designation) - added; Carlos Vazquez (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 48: Robert John Banuelos (No Party Designation) - added; David Burns (No Party Designation) - added; Noboru Isagawa (No Party Designation) - added; Robert Soloway (No Party Designation) - added. House CD 49: Noboru Isagawa (No Party Designation) - added.

Kentucky: Governor: former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 2: William D. "Will" Stevenson (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Marc Savitt (Republican) - added.

TX 4 March primary contests proceeding to runoff. 95 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

Texas 4 March 2014 primary contests proceeding to runoff: When no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the 4 March 2014 primary, a 27 May 2014 runoff is held between the two top vote-getters. Contests proceeding to a runoff:

  • U.S. Senate Democratic: David M. Alameel v Lakesha D. "Kesha" Rogers.
  • Lieutenant Governor Republican: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst v state Senator Dan Patrick.
  • U.S. House CD 4 Republican: Congressman Ralph Moody Hall v John Lee Ratcliffe.
  • U.S. House CD 23 Republican: former Congressman Francisco Raul "Quico" Canseco v William "Will" Hurd.
  • U.S. House CD 36 Republican: former Woodville Mayor Brian Babin v Benjamin Earl "Ben" Streusand.
  • Attorney General Republican: state Representative Dan Branch v state Senator Ken Paxton.
  • Comptroller of Public Accounts Republican is too close to call: state Senator Glenn Hegar (50%) v state Representative Harvey Hilderbran (26%).
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Democratic: Richard S. "Kinky" Friedman v Jim Hogan.
  • Commissioner of Agriculture Republican: former state Representative Tommy Merritt v former state Representative Sid Miller.
  • Railroad Commissioner Republican: Wayne Christian v Ryan Sitton.

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95 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: Barry J. Hess, II (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Mark Brnovich (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 35: Ontario City Councilmember Paul Vincent Avila (Democratic) - added; Scott Matthew Heydenfeldt (Democratic) - added; Anthony Vieyra (Green) - added.

Colorado: House CD 4: Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer (Republican) - added; former Cranston Rhode Island Mayor Steve Laffey (Republican) - added; state Senator Scott W. Renfroe (Republican) - added.

Nebraska (filing has closed for the 13 May 2014 Primary): House CD 2: Steven Laird (Libertarian) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State John A. Gale (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Allan J. Eurek (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Don Stenberg (Republican) - Renominated; Christopher Costello (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Congressman Michael G. "Mike" Grimm (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 24: Janet Berl Burman (Conservative, Independence) - previously listed as Republican, Conservative, Independence; former Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Katko (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican; Jason Lesch (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Tom Prigg (Green) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: Senator John Cornyn (Republican) - Renominated; Curtis Christopher "Curt" Cleaver (Republican) - lost Primary; Kenneth Clifford "Ken" Cope, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; G. Michael "Mike" "Fjet" Fjetland (Democratic) - lost Primary; Hyetae "Harry" Kim (Democratic) - lost Primary; Christopher Kevin "Chris" Mapp (Republican) - lost Primary; Reid David Reasor (Republican) - lost Primary; Maxey Marie Scherr (Democratic) - lost Primary; Congressman Steve Stockman (Republican) - lost Primary; Dwayne Bradley Stovall (Republican) - lost Primary; Linda Vega (Republican) - lost Primary. Governor: Lisa Fritsch (Republican) - lost Primary; Larry "SECEDE" Kilgore (Republican) - lost Primary; Reynaldo "Ray" Madrigal (Democratic) - lost Primary; Miriam Martinez (Republican) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson (Republican) - lost Primary; Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 3: Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson (Republican) - Renominated; Joshua A. "Josh" Loveless (Republican) - lost Primary; Harry Lee Pierce (Republican) - lost Primary; Christina Camille "Cami" Strader-Dean (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 4: Tony Edward Arterburn, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary; Louis Paul "Lou" Gigliotti (Republican) - lost Primary; Brent Lawson (Republican) - lost Primary; former Fate City Councilman John William Stacy (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - Renominated; Frank Charles Kuchar (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 7: Lissa Squiers (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 8: Congressman Kevin Patrick Brady (Republican) - Renominated; Craig Bradley McMichael (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 11: Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway (Republican) - Renominated; Marven Wade "Wade" Brown (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 13: Congressman William McClellan "Mac" Thornberry (Republican) - Renominated; Pamela Lee "Pam" Barlow (Republican) - lost Primary; Elaine Hays (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 14: Gagan Panjhazari (Democratic) - lost Primary; Frank "Buck" Buchana Willis, Jr. (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 15: Douglas A. "Doug" Carlile (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 19: Congressman Randy Neugebauer (Republican) - Renominated; Donald Robert Lee May (Republican) - lost Primary; Christopher Dudley "Chris" Winn (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 21: Congressman Lamar Seeligson Smith (Republican) - Renominated; Brian Matthew "Matt" McCall (Republican) - lost Primary; Michael Johnston Smith (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 22: Mark Gibson (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 23: Robert Charles Lowry (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 25: Stuart Nelson Gourd (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 26: Congressman Michael C. Burgess (Republican) - Renominated; Joel August Krause (Republican) - lost Primary; Divenchy Watrous (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) - Renominated; former state Reprepresentataive Barbara Len Mallory Caraway (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 32: Congressman Pete Sessions (Republican) - Renominated; Katrina Lanette Pierson (Republican) - lost Primary. House CD 33: Congressman Marc Allison Veasey (Democratic) - Renominated; Thomas Carl "Tom" Sanchez (Democratic) - lost Primary. House CD 36: Nassau Bay Councilmember Jonathan "John" Amdur (Republican) - lost Primary; Doug Centilli (Republican) - lost Primary; Jim Engstrand (Republican) - lost Primary; John Philip "Phil" Fitzgerald (Republican) - lost Primary; Patricia "Pat" Kasprzak (Republican) - lost Primary; former Pasadena Mayor John Gregory Manlove (Republican) - lost Primary; Charles B. "Chuck" Meyer (Republican) - lost Primary; former Seabrook Councilmember Kim I. Morrell (Republican) - lost Primary; David "Dave" Norman (Republican) - lost Primary; former Seabrook Mayor Robin Riley (Republican) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Railroad Commissioner Barry T. Smitherman (Republican) - lost Primary. Comptroller of Public Accounts: Debra Medina (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Representative Raul Torres (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: Uvalde Mayor J. Allen Carnes (Republican) - lost Primary; Joe Cotten (Republican) - lost Primary; Hugh Asa Fitzsimons, III (Democratic) - lost Primary; Eric Opiela (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of General Land Office: David Watts (Republican) - lost Primary. Railroad Commissioner 3: Becky Berger (Republican) - lost Primary; Malachi Boyuls (Republican) - lost Primary; Dale Henry (Democratic) - lost Primary.

Texas 4 March Primary. 18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On TUESDAY 4 MARCH 2014 there will be PRIMARIES in TEXAS: polls will be open 7 AM to 7 PM local time.

These Primaries are being held to nominate candidates for- among other offices- the State's 'Class 2' seat in the UNITED STATES SENATE, its entire delegation (36 seats) in the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and the STATEWIDE offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Comptroller of the Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of the General Land Office and 1 of 3 Railroad Commissioners... Third Parties (such as the Green and Libertarian Parties in Texas) are permitted to nominate by Convention instead, but the two Major Parties (Democrats and Republicans) must use the Primary. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in his/her party's 4 March 2014 primary, a Tuesday 27 May 2014 runoff will be held between the two top vote-getters.

The above, by the way, are the only elective offices we happen to cover on 'The Green Papers': however, there are many other Primaries "down-ballot" (for State Legislature, County office, etc.)-- please check locally!

Election night returns from the Texas Secretary of State and results from AP

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18 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas (filing has closed for the 20 May 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor (Democratic) - Renominated; Roderick A. "Rod" Bryan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Mark Moore (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Little Rock School District President Dianne Curry (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Stephen A. "Steve" Womack (Republican) - Renominated; Thomas Hill Brewer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Troy Gittings (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Janis Kent Percefull (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Mark Martin (Republican) - Renominated. Commissioner of State Lands: State Lands Commissioner John M. Thurston (Republican) - Renominated.

Colorado: Governor: former Congressman Robert Louis "Bob" Beauprez (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Craig McCulloch (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: William F. "Bill" Wilt (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: David H. Latvaaho (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Secretary of State: Barbara Cegavske (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Nancy Najarian (Democratic) - added.

Wyoming: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Mike Ceballos (Democratic) - added.

6 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

6 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: Governor: Jim Rundberg (Unaffiliated) - previously listed as Republican.

Iowa: Secretary of State: former Secretary of State Paul Pate (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Darrel Robertson (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: former Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson (Democratic) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 2: Curt Gottshall (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Paul Benjamin-Dielman Cannaday (Independent) - added.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Governor: Lynette "Doc" Bryant (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance: former state Representative Keith Heard (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3 Special: Arturo Pacheco Reyes (Nonpartisan) - added. Governor: David Yutaka Ige (Democratic) - added; Lisa Mitchell (Nonpartisan) - added; Joseph R. Spatola (Nonpartisan) - added; Thomas E. White (Republican) - added.

Mississippi (filing has closed for the 3 June 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Thomas Carey (Republican) - added; William Bond Compton, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Jonathan Rawl (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee (Republican) - Renominated; Ron E. Dickey (Democratic) - added; Rex N. Weathers (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Damien Fairconetue (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Hardy Caraway (Republican) - added; Roger Gerrard (Independent) - added; Jim Liljeberg (Democratic) - added; Douglas MacArthur "Doug" Magee (Democratic) - added; Dennis C. Quinn (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Tom Carter (Republican) - added; Matt Moore (Democratic) - added; Ron Vincent (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Lieutenant Governor: Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (Democratic) - added.

New York: Governor: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Jane Rossi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

A quick look at the 'Big Picture' going into the 2014 Midterm Elections
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

A quick look at the "Big Picture" going into the 2014 Midterm Elections
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Next Tuesday (4 March), the State of Texas holds its Primary Elections that will nominate candidates for State and local office as well as the Federal Congress. With this, eight months of 2014 Midterm Election politicking truly begins (even though, of course, candidates on the ballot in these Primaries in Texas [as well as Illinois, holding its Primaries but two weeks thereafter] have certainly already been campaigning), itself only ending with the General Election come ....

48 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

48 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 19 Special: Gerald J. Gallagher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy John Rossano (Write-in [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican.

Idaho: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Melba School Superintendent Andy Grover (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: state Representative Walt Rogers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Kansas: Commissioner of Insurance: Dennis Anderson (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 12: Terry Bowman (Republican) - added; state Senator Rebekah Warren (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: Senate Class 2: former Congressman Travis W. Childers (Democratic) - added; Bill Marcy (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Troy Ray (Independent) - added. House CD 4: Cindy Burleson (Independent) - added; Ed Reich (Independent) - added; former Congressman Gary Eugene "Gene" Taylor (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Treasurer: Michael Knebel (Libertarian) - added; Michael J. O'Hara (Democratic) - added.

New York: Governor: Richard Cooper (Libertarian) - added; Chris Edes (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina (filing has closed for the 6 May 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Alex Lee Bradshaw (Republican) - added; Senator Theodore H. "Ted" "Teddy" Corriher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Timothy Bruce "Tim" D'Annunzio (Libertarian) - added; Terry Embler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Sean Newton Haugh (Libertarian) - added; Aaron Gray "A" O'Neal (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ernest Tyrone Reeves (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Rodward Lorenzo "Rod" Hewlin, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Michael P. Malagisi (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jason Ray Thigpen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Congressman David Eugene Price (Democratic) - Renominated; George Hutchins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Joshua Ethan "Josh" Brannon (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Danielle Adams (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Daniel Eugene "Dan" Collison (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Walter Anthony Martin, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Richard Lane Hudson, Jr. (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 9: Michael D. "Mike" Steinberg (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Asheville Mayor Terry M. Bellamy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Congressman Mark Randal Meadows (Republican) - Renominated; John Thomas "J.T." Ritch (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: state Representative Beverly Miller Earle (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12 Special: state Representative Beverly Miller Earle (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: state Representative Rodney Wayne Moore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12 Special: state Representative Rodney Wayne Moore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Rajiv Kumar Patel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Archie Leon "Leon" Threatt (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12 Special. House CD 13: Congressman George Edward Bell Holding (Republican) - Renominated; Theresa L. Corcoran (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 1: Pedro Celis (Republican) - added; Ed Moats (Republican) - added.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 7: Congressman Edward L. "Ed" Pastor (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring; state Senator Steve Gallardo (Democratic) - added; state Representative Ruben Gallego (Democratic) - added; Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox (Democratic) - added.

California: Governor: Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Tom Janich (Republican) - added; Jaime McMillan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 4: James Ryman Shoaf (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: William Bryk (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 9: Trent Feuerbach (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Garret Graves (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Attorney General: Brian Buescher (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 15: Annabel Palma (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Arthur Jason Rich (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Albin Dennis "Al" "Big Al" Novinec (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Michael Wayne Holleman (Democratic) - added; William Clinton "Will" Stinson (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: John Wesley "J. Wesley" Casteen, Jr. (Libertarian) - added. House CD 12 Special: state Representative Kenneth Marcus "Marcus" Brandon (Democratic) - added; state Representative Beverly Miller Earle (Democratic) - added; state Representative Rodney Wayne Moore (Democratic) - added; Rajiv Kumar Patel (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Virginia L. Conlon (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 10: John D. Anderson (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Texas: House CD 30: Eric Williams (Independent) - added.

29 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

29 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Treasurer: Karen Garcia (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of State Lands: Mark Robertson (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 25: Troy Castagna (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Congressman Cory Scott Gardner (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4; state Representative Amy Stephens (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Cory Scott Gardner (Republican) - Open Seat; Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2.

Illinois: House CD 11: Craig Robbins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 8: Kenneth "Ken" Darga (Democratic) - added; Susan Grettenberger (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Auditor of Public Accounts: Larry Anderson (Republican) - added.

New York: Governor: Nathans Lebron (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 1: John Brent "Brent" Shypulefski (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Gardenia Mae Henley (Democratic) - added. House CD 12 Special: former Charlotte City Councilmember James Edward "Smuggie" Mitchell, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Rajive Kumar Patel (Democratic) - added.

Ohio (updated for 6 May 2014 Primary): Governor: Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 1: Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 4: Congressman James D. "Jim" Jordan (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 5: Congressman Robert Edward "Bob" Latta (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman Bill Johnson (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 7: Congressman Robert Brian "Bob" Gibbs (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 12: Congressman Patrick J. "Pat" Tiberi (Republican) - Renominated. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jon A. Husted (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine (Republican) - Renominated. Treasurer: Treasurer Josh Mandel (Republican) - Renominated. Auditor: Auditor David A. "Dave" Yost (Republican) - Renominated.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Dave Feliciano (Republican) - added.

29 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

29 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Secretary of State: Jacob Holloway (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Aaron Cash (Libertarian) - added. Treasurer: Chris Hayes (Libertarian) - added. Auditor: Brian Leach (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of State Lands: Elvis D. Presley (Libertarian) - added.

California: House CD 33: Karl Siganporia (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Juno Beach Vice Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Andel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Maryland (filing has closed for the Tuesday 24 June 2014 Primary): Governor: Governor Martin O'Malley (Democratic) - Open Chair; Meyer F. Marks (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Kim Letke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; James Alexander Shaffer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Joseph Jean Sperber (Unaffiliated) - added. House CD 3: Charles A. Long (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Greg Holmes (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Congressman Steny Hamilton Hoyer (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 6: Congressman John K. Delaney (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 8: George English (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Leo Wayne Dymowski (Libertarian) - added; Bill Frick (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Comptroller: Comptroller Peter Franchot (Democratic) - Renominated.

Michigan: House CD 12: Debbie Dingell (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Secretary of State: Ben Backus (Libertarian) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: James Eugene "Jim" Snyder, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 12 Special: Vince Coakley (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Anita Rios (Write-in [Green]) - added. House CD 8: Robert Edward Crow (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Morton Meier (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Bob Bridges (Write-in [Libertarian]) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Nick Troiano (Independent) - added.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Auditor: Ray Bryan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: Governor: Robert C. Newman (Republican, Constitution) - previously listed as Republican. House CD 33: Ian Sachs (Green) - added. Attorney General: Orly Taitz (Independent) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Roni Bell Sylvester (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: Vivian Childs (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Attorney General: former Congressman Jeff Landry (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Brian Murphy (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Cindy A. Walsh (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Paul Rundquist (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Matthew Molyett (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Chris Chaffee (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Steven Haddox (Libertarian) - added. Attorney General: Jeffrey N. Pritzker (Republican) - added. Comptroller: Anjali Reed Phukan (Other) - added.

Michigan: House CD 12: Congressman John D. Dingell (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

New York: House CD 3: Stephen A. "Steve" Labate (Republican) - added; Grant Lally (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Janet Berl Burman (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - previously listed as Republican.

North Carolina: House CD 4: James Adams (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Thomas Waddell "Tom" Hill (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Vincent E. "Vince" Coakley (Republican) - added. House CD 12 Special: Vincent E. "Vince" Coakley (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 1: Anthony Riedel (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Benjamin L. "Ben" Hudson (Democratic) - added.

31 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

31 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 5: James Issac Woods (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: Governor: Shawn Hipskind (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Glen Schwarz (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Chris Olson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Brian Willhite (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Debbie Standiford (Libertarian) - added. House CD 3: Grant Brand (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Ken Hamilton (Libertarian) - added.

California: House CD 8: Odessia Lee (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: David Kanuth (Democratic) - added; Robert Donald "Patrick" Kilpatrick (Republican) - added. House CD 39: Peter O. Anderson (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Wendy Brooks Leece (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: David Lawrence Cox (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Robert T. Beers (Republican) - added. House CD 1: José Padilla (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Thomas MacArthur (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 15: Annabel Palma (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Chris Day (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Emin Eddie "Ed" Egriu (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 3: Congressman Joyce B. Beatty (Democratic) - Renominated; Selina R. Miller (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Timothy Crawley (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Robert Herbert "Rob" Joswiak (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Gordon Ball (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Charles Edward "Chuck" Moss (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 7: John T. Schiess (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Brittany Lauren Clark (Democratic) - added; Paul W. DeBow (Republican) - added; Tyrone Julius (Republican) - added; John Theodore Schiess (Republican) - added.

NEW: 'May TEXAS *really* split itself into up to five States on its own?'
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

NEW: 'May TEXAS *really* split itself into up to five States on its own?'

Ah, yes-- 'The Green Papers'-- *Your* home for the more arcane aspects of History and Governance! ;-)

Texas Statehood Issues

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: Lieutenant Governor: Alan S. Reynolds (Americans Elect [Reform]) - previously listed as Independent.

Georgia: House CD 12: Eugene Chin Yu (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2. Superintendent of Education: Mike Buck (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 1: Charles Bragdon (Independent) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Leslie Davis (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. Secretary of State: Richard "Dick" Franson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 12 Special: Archie Leon "Leon" Threatt (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

Oklahoma: Corporation Commissioner 3: state Senator Cliff Branan (Republican) - added; former state Representative Todd Hiett (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: William Bryk (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 6: Anthony Culler (Republican) - added; Leon Winn (Republican) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Barry Hermanson (Green) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Jonathan Goff, Jr. (Republican) - added; Kim Letke (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Michael Jackson (Republican) - added. House CD 4: John R. Graziani (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Mark Kenneth Arness (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Jack Fanous (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 21: Matthew A. "Matt" Doheny (Republican, Independence) - previously listed as Republican.

North Carolina: House CD 1: Daniel-Lynn "Dan" Whittacre (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Antoinette Keith "Toni" Morris (Democratic) - added. House CD 12 Special: Curtis Cornelius Osborne (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Archie Leon "Leon" Threatt (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Arunava "Ron" Sanyal (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: Richard Prawdzienski (Independent) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: Dan Newhouse (Republican) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: House CD 1: Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 31: Lesli Gooch (Republican) - added. House CD 35: state Senator Norma J. Torres (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 3: James Brown (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Robert Leonard Pribble, II (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Joe Newman (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Lesli Rae Messinger (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 13: Horace Sheffield, III (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Harold A. Shudlick (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (Democratic) - added; state Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 4: former Nassau County Legislator Bruce Blakeman (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Paul Michael Wright (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: former state Auditor General Jack Wagner (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Jay Paterno (Democratic) - added.

21 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Lydia Gutierrez (Republican) - added; Marshall Tuck (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 2: Mario D. Driver (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Bartow County School Board Member Matt Shultz (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 6: former Governor Edwin Washington Edwards (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Mark Gerard Shell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Walter Theodore Charlton (Unaffiliated) - added; George Gluck (Green) - added; David Edward "Dave" Vogt, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Ray Bly (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: Attorney General: Mike Hilgers (Republican) - added; Janet Stewart (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Matthew A. "Matt" Doheny (Republican) - added; Matthew Funiciello (Green) - added; Elise M. Stefanik (Republican, Conservative) - previously listed as Republican.

Ohio: House CD 9: Congressman Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur (Democratic) - Renominated; Susan Purviance (Socialist Party USA) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 11: Congressman Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 16: Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci (Republican) - Renominated.

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

Washington: House CD 4: Franklin County Commissioner Brad Peck (Republican) - added.

27 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

27 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 35: Congressman Gloria Negrete McLeod (Democratic) - Open Seat - no longer running for Congress.

Florida: House CD 11: Bruce Ray Riggs (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 19 Special: Ray Netherwood (Libertarian) - added.

Illinois (updated for 18 March primary): House CD 2: Congressman Robin L. Kelly (Democratic) - Renominated; Marcus Lewis (Democratic) - removed. House CD 7: Congressman Danny K. Davis (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 10: Congressman Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider (Democratic) - Renominated.

Maryland: House CD 1: Bridget E. Kelly (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2: Frank John Addivinola, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Mark Aupperle (Democratic) - added; Andy Shambaugh (Libertarian) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State John A. Gale (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: state Senator Pete Pirsch (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Auditor of Public Accounts. Auditor of Public Accounts: Charlie Janssen (Republican) - added; Amanda McGill (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Congressman Rush D. Holt (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Kenneth Albert "Kenn" Kopf (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Governor: Dennis S. Spisak (Green) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Aaron Keith Harris (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Marc Allan Feldman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Robert C. Coogan (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 8: Dana Matheny (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Derek S. Hyra (Democratic) - added; Mark Levine (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: state Senator Sharon R. Brown (Republican) - added; Clint B. Didier (Republican) - added.

23 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

23 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Anthony John "Desmond" Thorsson (Whig) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 22: Suzanna Marrero-Aguilera (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Brad Allen (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Stephen H. Shogan (Independent) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 2: Evan A. Evans (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Mike Giallombardo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Hawaii: Governor: Jeff Davis (Libertarian) - added.

Iowa: House CD 2: Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Republican) - added.

Kansas: Governor: Jennifer Winn (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 1: Gary King (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Randall Lord (Libertarian) - added. House CD 6: Rufus Craig (Libertarian) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 11: Richard Edward "Rick" Van Glahn (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 6: Ian Hamilton (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Jeffrey Marlin "Jeff" Phillips (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 3: Eric T. Vennon (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Dennis G. Lambert (Green) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Joan Elizabeth Farr (Independent) - added; James Paul Lankford (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Scott Floyd Brion (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Francis "Frank" T. Piliere (Independent) - added. House CD 11: Mark Timothy Gibson (Unaffiliated) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Johnnie C. Campbell (No Party Affiliation) - added.

5 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) - Vacant Office - Resigned 1 February 2014.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 2: Kevin Crow (Republican) - added. Senate Class 3 Special: former state Senator Randy Brogdan (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 10: Adam Rodriguez (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Howard Rhodes "Howie" Lind (Republican) - added.

23 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

23 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 7: Cesar Chavez (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 12: Desmond Thorsson (Independent) - added. House CD 33: Elan Carr (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 6: John P. Devine (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: J.P. Lowenthal (Green-Rainbow) - added.

Michigan: House CD 2: Dean Vanderstelt (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 6: Brian L. Tharp (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Robert "Turk" Turkavage (Republican) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 4: Angela Marie Gandolfo (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 12: Nick DiIorio (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: James Adams (Independent) - added. House CD 12 Special: former Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board Chairman George Edward Battle (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 9: Cory Hoffman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 11: Andy Ostrowski (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Attorney General: Parnell Diggs (Democratic) - added.

Virgin Islands: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Emmett Hansen (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 1: Gail "For Rail" Parker (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 5: Ken Hildebrandt (Independent Greens) - added. House CD 8: Gerard Blais (Independent Greens) - added; Jeffrey Carson (Libertarian) - added; former Texas state Representative Paul B. Haring (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Dianne Blais (Independent Greens) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 3: former Mauston City Councilmember Ken Van Doren (Republican) - added.

23 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

23 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Burton R. LeFlore (Democratic) - re-added. House CD 6: Avery Vise (Democratic) - added.

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Charlie Collins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 31: Paul Chabot (Republican) - added; San Bernardino Councilman John Valdivia (Republican) - added. House CD 33: Matt Miller (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Sue Savary (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Brian Lara (Republican) - added.

Georgia: Comptroller General/Commissioner of Insurance: Larry Walker, III (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Denise Freeman (Democratic) - added; Rita Robinzine (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Honolulu City Councilmember Joey Manahan (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 3: Thomas E. "Pinkston" Harris (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Senate Class 2: former Douglas City Councilman Paul Marineau (Independent) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Congressman Jason T. Smith (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Richard "Rich" Pezzullo (Republican) - added; Murray Sabrin (Republican) - added; Robert "Turk" Turkavage (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Matthew Joseph Harris (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Glenn F. McConnell (Republican) - Open Chair; Lieutenant Governor Glenn F. McConnell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Ginny Deerin (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 4: state Senator Janéa Holmquist Newbry (Democratic) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin (Republican) - added; state Representative Debra M. Hobbs (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor.

California: House CD 12: Michael Steger (Independent) - added.

Florida: House CD 19 Special: April J. Freeman (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Governor: former state Senator Bert Marley (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Bert Marley (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Sherri Ybarra (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Auditor: Patricia Saint Aubin (Republican) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: state Senator Brad Ashford (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Philip Gerard Doyle (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Antonio Blue (Democratic) - added. House CD 12 Special: state Representative Alma Shealey Adams (Democratic) - added; state Senator Malcolm R. Graham (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Staunton City Councilman Bruce A. Elder (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Washington: House CD 4: Congressman Doc Hastings (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

47 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

47 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 31: Congressman Gary G. Miller (Republican) - Open Seat - not running for re-election.

Colorado: House CD 3: Pueblo County Commissioner Liane "Buffie" McFadyen (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: Senate Class 3 Special: Joy J. Allison (Nonpartisan) - added; Harry Joseph Friel, Jr. (Republican) - added. Governor: Benjamin N. Cohn (Nonpartisan) - added; Khistina C. Dejean (Nonpartisan) - added; James P. Firmani (Nonpartisan) - added; Richard B. Morse, Jr. (Nonpartisan) - added; Van K. Tanabe (Democratic) - added; Sesa Pepe Toelupe (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Allan Levene (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 1: James L. Johnson, Jr. (Write-in) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2: Bruce Skarin (Independent) - added. Attorney General: state Representative Harold P. "Hank" Naughton, Jr. (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Michigan: House CD 14: Allan Levene (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Allan Levene (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Governor: former U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Lieutenant Governor: Marie Q. Julienne (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: James P. "Jim" Baiamonte (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New York: House CD 21: Aaron Woolf (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Manan M. Trivedi (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: state Delegate Robert G. "Bob" Marshal (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Eric John Bruce (Independent) - added; Steve R. Evans (Write-in [Republican]) - added; Dennis Fehr (Not readily classifiable) - added; Francis Joseph Klein (Pirate) - added; Scott S. Paterick (Republican) - added; Marcia Mercedes Perkins (Democratic) - added; Travis D. Swenby (Independent) - added; Hariprasad S. "Hari" Trivedi (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent; Mary Jo Walters (Independent) - added; Steven M. Zelinski (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Peter Theron (Republican) - added. House CD 4: David D. King (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Marc Julian "Julian" Bradley (Republican) - added; Jerry Broitzman (Constitution) - added; Bill Folk (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Douglas "Doug" La Follette (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for Governor; Jay Schroeder (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Susan V. Happ (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Kurt W. Schuller (Republican) - Open Office; Dan Bohrod (Democratic) - added; Scott Feldt (Republican) - added; David D. Leeper (Democratic) - added; David L. "Dave" Sartori (Democratic) - added; Brandon White (Democratic) - added; Andrew Zuelke (Constitution) - added.

43 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

43 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative James C. Fields, Jr. (Democratic) - Pending; Scott Ninesling (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Burton R. LeFlore (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

California: Lieutenant Governor: Alan Reynolds (Independent) - added.

Florida: Governor: Vincent Dominic Angiolillo (Republican) - added. House CD 17: John W. Sawyer, III (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 14.

Montana: Senate Class 2: Sam Rankin (Independent) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic) - Incumbent added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: Larry Marvin (Democratic) - added. Governor: Attorney General Jon C. Bruning (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Attorney General; Mark Elworth, Jr. (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Jessica Turek (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Jon C. Bruning (Republican) - Open Office; Doug Peterson (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 2: Senator Tom Udall (Democratic) - Renominated. Governor: Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) - Renominated; Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) - added as candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez (Republican) - Renominated; Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic) - added; Chuck Higgins (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Marie Q. Julienne (Democratic) - added; Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham (Democratic) - Renominated; former Albuquerque City Councilman Michael E. "Mike" McEntee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce (Republican) - Renominated. House CD 3: Robert Blanch (Democratic) - added; Jefferson L. "Jeff" Byrd (Republican) - added; Congressman Ben Ray Luján (Democratic) - added as candidate. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran (Republican) - Renominated. Attorney General: James P. "Jim" Baiamonte (Republican) - added; Matt Chandler (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Susan M. Riedel (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Rick J. Lopez (Republican) - added. Auditor: Robert J. Aragon (Republican) - added; Timothy M. "Tim" Keller (Democratic) - added; Jason Marks (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Commissioner of Public Lands: former Public Lands Commissioner Ray Bennett Powell (Democratic) - Renominated; Aubrey Dunn, Jr. (Republican) - added; former Public Lands Commissioner Ray Bennett Powell (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Dakota: Tax Commissioner: Jason Astrup (Democratic-Nonpartisan League) - added; Anthony Mangnall (Libertarian) - added; Ryan Rauschenberger (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 1: Xavian Draper (Libertarian) - added.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 1: Dan Levine (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Frank Lara (Peace And Freedom) - previously listed as Socialism and Liberation. House CD 24: Cynthia Alexis Stuart (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Douglas W. Kmiec (Independent) - added. House CD 33: James Andrew Graf (Democratic) - added; Barbara Mulvaney (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 2: Luther Lee (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 3: Jacob Anthony "Jake" Rush (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Luis E. Fernandez (No Party Affiliation) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Donald L. Hassig (Green) - added; Jamie Waller, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 24: former Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Katko (Republican) - added.

Northern Marianas: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho "Kilili" Sablan (Independent [Democratic]) - added as candidate.

Oregon: House CD 1: William Jason Yates (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Ricky E. Wilkins (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 2: Mark Anthony Roberts (Green) - added. House CD 21: Antonio Diaz (Green) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Ron Meyer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 3: Christopher J. "Chris" Anderson (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Todd Wade Willey (Not readily classifiable) - added.

22 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

22 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative James Fields (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Congressman Bradley Roberts Byrne (Republican) - Renominated; state Representative Randy Davis (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Chad Fincher (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Preston Wells "Wells" Griffith, III (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Quin Edmonson "Quin" Hillyer (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jessica James (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Larry Dean "Dean" Young, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Phillip Dwight "Phil" Norris (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Ed Langan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: James Matthew "Matt" Jenkins (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Stanley Allen Mack (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Hobbie L. Sealy (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Treasurer: Bob Eick (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 19 Special: Timothy J. Rossano (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: S. Mitchell Swan (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 4: David A. Silverstein (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Houston Barnes (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: Eric McCray (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 2: David Smith (Independent) - added. House CD 14: Gagan Panjhazari (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Monte Mark Mitchell (Republican) - removed.

New MT Senator appointed. Filing closes in AL and IN. 54 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

54 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: The filing deadline for the Tuesday 3 June 2014 Primary has passed. The Democratic and Republican parties are in the process of compiling their lists of qualified candidates. Hence, our list of candidates is incomplete. Senate Class 2: Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) - Renominated. Governor: Parker Griffith (Democratic) - added; Bob Starkey (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Martha Roby (Republican) - Renominated; Erick Wright (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent. House CD 3: Thomas Casson (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Thomas E. Drake, II (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Scott Beason (Republican) - added; Robert Shattuck (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Tamara Harris Johnson (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Lula Albert-Kaigler (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Luther Strange (Republican) - Renominated; Joe Hubbard (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Young Boozer (Republican) - Renominated; Joe Cottle Cottle (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Dale Peterson (Republican) - added; Jim Zeigler (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (Republican) - Renominated; Doug "New Blue" Smith (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Timothy John Rossano (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: The filing deadline for the Tuesday 6 May 2014 Primary has passed. House CD 1: Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (Democratic) - Renominated. House CD 2: Congressman Jackie Swihart Walorski (Republican) - Renominated; Bob Kern (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Mark William Baringer (Republican) - added; Tommy A. Schrader (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Jeffrey Oliver Blaydes (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: David M. "Mike" Campbell (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer (Republican) - Renominated; Corinne Nicole Westerfield (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Mmoja Ajabu (Democratic) - added; Brian Fecteau (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Pierre Quincy Pullins (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Teaparty Trent Feuerbach (Republican) - added; Kathy Lowe Heil (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Hannah Nicollet (Independence) - added.

Montana: Senator Max Sieben Baucus (Democratic) who was first elected in 1978 and re-elected in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2008 resigned after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to China. Subsequently, Montana Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) appointed Lieutenant Governor John Walsh (Democratic) to the vacant Class 2 Senate seat. Senate Class 2: Senator John E. Walsh (Democratic) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Vacant Office.

Ohio: House CD 5: Eric Eberly (Libertarian) - added. House CD 7: Robert Fisher (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Jim Condit, Jr. (Constitution) - added. House CD 9: Cory Hoffman (Democratic) - added; former New Carlisle Mayor Robert C. Horrocks, Jr. (Republican) - added; Richard May (Republican) - added; Susan Purviance (Socialist Party USA) - added. House CD 10: John D. Anderson (Democratic) - added; Bill Conner (Democratic) - added; David Harlow (Libertarian) - added; Robert Klepinger (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: former state Representative Pete Crossland (Democratic) - Pending; James Donenwirth (Democratic) - added; Isaac Quiñones, II (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Bartholomew Phillips (Independent) - added; C. Salekin (Independent) - added. House CD 8: James Hart (Independent) - added.

26 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

26 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Mark Moore (Independent) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Brian Reese (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Douglas M. Carpenter (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Susan Hall Heitzman (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 5: Tom Potter (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 1: Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot (Republican) - added as candidate; Fred Kundrata (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Gavi Begtrup (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; William Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: John Adams (Republican) - added; Selina Miller (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Christopher Armstrong (Libertarian) - added; Greg Howard (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Robert Edward Crow (Democratic) - added; Matthew Guyette (Democratic) - added; Morton Meier (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Congressman Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) - added as candidate; Mark Zetzer (Republican) - added. House CD 13: John Stephen Luchansky (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: David Macko (Libertarian) - added. House CD 15: Charles Chope (Republican) - added. House CD 16: former state Representative Pete Crossland (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Comptroller General: Michael Luppe (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Kevin Spencer Meynardie (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Lavern Chatman (Democratic) - added; state Delegate Alfonso H. Lopez (Democratic) - added.

24 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

24 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Attorney General: Patricia Nation (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 33: Sandra Fluke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 7: Zechariah Blanchard (Republican) - added. House CD 19 Special: Michael John Dreikorn (Republican) - added; Gerald J. Gallagher (Republican) - added. House CD 21: W. Michael Trout (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Georgia: House CD 12: state Representative Delvis Dutton (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Jeffrey "Jeff" Bell (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 24: John Lemondes (Republican) - added.

Ohio (the filing deadline for the Tuesday 6 May 2014 Primary has passed - we have data for the statewide offices at this time): Governor: Larry Ealy (Democratic) - added; Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) - added as candidate. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jon A. Husted (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Michael "Mike" DeWine (Republican) - added as candidate. Auditor: Robert C. Coogan (Libertarian) - added; Auditor David A. "Dave" Yost (Republican) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: Superintendent of Education: Education Superintendent Mitchell M. "Mick" Zais (Republican) - Open Office; Sally Atwater (Republican) - added; Montrio Belton, Sr. (Democratic) - added; Anderson County School Board Member Gary L. Burgess, Sr. (Republican) - added; Deputy Superintendent of Education Charmeka Childs (Republican) - added; Amy Cofield (Republican) - added; Sheri Few (Republican) - added; Charleston County School Board Trustee Elizabeth Moffly (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Rob Wasinger (Republican) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 33: Sandra Fluke (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: John L. Futrell (Democratic) - added; Kevin J. Grant (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Joseph Werner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Daniel Leavitt "Dan" Shores (Republican) - added. Secretary of the Commonwealth: Malden Councilor David "Dave" D'Arcangelo (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Governor Rick Snyder (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: Governor Mark Dayton (Democratic) - added as candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon (Democratic) - Open Chair.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Congressman Robert Ernest "Rob" Andrews (Democratic) - Open Seat - Announced resignation effective circa 18 February 2014; Logan Township Mayor Frank W. Minor (Democratic) - added; state Senator Donald Norcross (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: deTreville F. "Det" Bowers, Jr. (Republican) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: former Paradise Valley Mayor Vernon B. Parker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 3: Marihelen Wheeler (Democratic) - added. House CD 19 Special: state Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto (Republican) - added; Curtis J. "Curt" Clawson (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Roger D. Day (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Mark G. Jones (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: former Manhattan Mayor Jim Sherow (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: state Senator Charlie Janssen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: Governor: Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 11: Tue Phan-Quang (Republican) - added. House CD 46: Ehab Atalla (Democratic) - added. House CD 53: Wayne Stewart True (Republican) - added.

Colorado: House CD 4: Grant Doherty (Unaffiliated) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Robert Cramer (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Charles R. "Trey" Thomas, III (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Phillip Charles Parrish (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Terry Fuhrmann Hampton (Independent) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: state Representative George Lambert (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 7: Christopher Alen "Chris" Andrade (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Harry Edloe Greenleaf, II (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Lenda Sherrell (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Anthony "Tony" DeTora (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: David Moran (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Davy Jones (Libertarian) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Pogo Mochello Allen-Reese (Republican) - added.

24 changes to the candidate list. FL Gov calls special election for US House 19
by Tony Roza

Florida Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) has called a Special 22 April 2014 Primary and a Special 24 June Election to fill the U.S. House Seat of former District 19 Congressman Henry J. "Trey" Radel, III (Republican) who resigned on 27 January 2014.

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24 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 5: Douglas Scott "Dutch" Van Raam (Independent) - added. House CD 33: former Los Angeles Controller Wendy Greuel (Democratic) - added; state Senator Ted W. Lieu (Democratic) - added. House CD 42: Robert Rand (Independent) - added. House CD 53: former La Mesa City Treasurer Jim Stieringer (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Harry Hempy (Green) - added. House CD 2: Larry Sarner (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Henry Lawrence (Democratic) - added. House CD 19 Special: former state Representative Paige Vanier Kreegel (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Secretary of State: state Representative Holli High Woodings (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Catherine "Cat" Ping (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: former Lewiston Mayor James "Jim" Howaniec (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: state Senator Elsie M. Arntzen (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Andrew Hemingway (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Toms River Councilman Maurice B. "Mo" Hill, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 4: Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: Evelyn L. Rogers (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Governor: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Brookville School Board Member Kerith Strano Taylor (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: Donald Ray McFolin (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Michael Salyer (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Stephen Bartholomew Hollingshead (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 11; Tareq Salahi (Republican) - previously listed as Independent.

Washington: House CD 5: Dave Wilson (Independent) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 33: Congressman Henry A. Waxman (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Florida: House CD 19: Michael John Dreikorn (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Tom Spangler (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: James R. McClure, Jr. (Democratic) - added; William Joseph "Billy" Thomas (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 2: Dave Cole (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 4: Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: former Syracuse City Councilor Rick Guy (Republican) - added; Jason Lesch (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Tim Dean (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: William "Bill" Flynn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: House CD 8: state Senator Adam P. Ebbin (Democratic) - added.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Iowa: House CD 3: Monte Shaw (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2: Hopkinton Selectman Brian J. Herr (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Lieutenant Governor: Chuck Higgins (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran (Republican) - added as candidate. Auditor: Jason Marks (Democratic) - added; former Auditor Domingo Martinez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: Matthew Ashworth (Republican) - added. House CD 14: state Representative Matt Lynch (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Robert C. "Rob" Sarvis (Libertarian) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Governor: Monroe Lee (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Luna (Republican) - Open Office.

Kentucky (filing has closed for the Tuesday 20 May 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: Burrel Charles Farnsley (Democratic) - added; Gurley L. Martin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Joshua Pike Mather (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chris Payne (Republican) - added; Victor "Vic" Privett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Steve Schonberg (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Shawna Sterling (Republican) - added; Roger Thoney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Peter Newberry (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Michael Coblenz (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Utah: House CD 4: Doug Owens (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Joseph F. "Joe" Galdo (Green) - added.

Presidential Candidates: James Luther "Jim" Burns (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

16 changes to the candidate list. FL House 19 Congressman Radel (R) resigns.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

District of Columbia: Mayor: Christian A. Carter (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 9: Roger Lee Peck (Write-in) - added. House CD 18: Nick Robert Wukoson (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Timothy J. Rossano (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Congressman Henry J. "Trey" Radel, III (Republican) - Vacant Office - resigned.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 232 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 3 vacant seats (Florida House CD 13, Florida House CD 19, North Carolina House CD 12).

Indiana: House CD 7: Erin Kent Magee (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Wesley Seaton Bolin (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: E. Ray Pierce (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Treasurer and Receiver-General: Mike Heffernan (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Steven St. John (Independent) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 3: Robert Hubbard (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: state Representative Mark Rozzi (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: former state Representative Tom Houghton (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Howard Rhodes "Howie" Lind (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Alexandria Mayor William D. "Bill" Euille (Democratic) - added; state Delegate Mark D. Sickles (Democratic) - added.

28 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

28 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 3: Ryan Harter (Independent) - added. House CD 8: John Raymond Pinkerton, III (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Arturo E. "Art" Alas, III (Republican) - correction - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 29. House CD 41: Veronica Franco (Democratic) - added. House CD 49: Johnny Moore (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: House CD 2: George Leing (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: Nancy Jones Hoyt (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Alan David Arcand (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Joseph Emil Perske (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Janice Kovach (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 25: Mark W. Assini (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 11: Keith Gary Ruehl (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: state Senator Al McAffrey (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Everett Alexander Stern (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Raja Kittappa (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Governor: Thomas Davis (Independent) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Stephen Bartholomew Hollingshead (Republican) - added.

West Virginia (Saturday 25 January 2014 was the Filing Deadline for the Tuesday 13 May 2014 Primary): Senate Class 2: former state Delegate Sheirl Lee Fletcher (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; David S. Harless (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Richard Graham "Rick" Lemasters (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; former state Delegate Pat McGeehan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Scott "Cody" Regan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Edwin Ray Vanover (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Matthew Elliot "Matt" Dunn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former state Delegate Larry W. Faircloth (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Steven Alex Gower (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Jonathan Smith (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Nicholas Alexander Sopkovich (Democratic) - added.

Republican 2016 Presidential Nomination Rules. 15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

By a vote of 153-9, the RNC updated their 2016 Presidential nomination rules on Friday 24 January 2014. While we do not have a copy of changes made since the 2016 rules were approved by the 2012 Convention, we do have comments based on media reports.

1. The February 2016 positions of 4 carve out states-- Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada-- are now protected by additional penalties. States beginning their process too early will have their delegates reduced to their 3 RNC delegates plus 1/3 of their delegation or 9 delegates which ever is smaller (we are unsure of the exact math here). In 2012, 5 states Arizona, Florida, Michigan, New Hampshire, and South Carolina received a 50% penalty for violating party rules.

2. States beginning their process from 1 to 15 March 2016 must have an element of proportionally in their allocation. Note that in 2012 only 6 jurisdictions-- Arizona, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, New Jersey, and Utah-- allocated purely winner-take-all. Many states used a "winner-take-most" process.

3. At a later date, the RNC will vote on moving their 2016 convention to late June or July. The 2012 Convention was held Monday 27 August - Thursday 30 August 2012.

4. States must complete their delegate selection process no later than 45 days before the convention. There would be an exemption for states that are unable to change their primary dates. Hence, the 2016 nomination process would run from say January/February to mid-May. In 2012, the process began with Iowa on Tuesday 3 January 2012 and continued through Saturday 14 July 2012 with Nebraska.

Our 2016 guestimated calendar-- is here.

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15 changes to the candidate list:

Connecticut: House CD 2: Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Michael Wayne Rodgers (No Party Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: House CD 1: Mark Leyva (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Jim Redmond (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Howard Joseph Pollchik (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Curtis Godfrey (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Charles Kendall Hatchett (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Bridget E. Kelly (Democratic) - added; Joseph Werner (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Leonard D. Ladner (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Casey Gouge (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Leonard D. Ladner (Independent) - added. House CD 8: Mark J. Rawles (Constitution) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: former Lieutenant Governor Donald S. "Don" Beyer, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Senate Class 2: Larry Eugene Butcher (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: former California Congressman Frank D. Riggs (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 16: Michael Wayne "Mike" Goossen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 14: John Mark Coney (Republican) - added; John Mark Grey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Stephanie Anderson (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: James Bradley Copas (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Lieutenant Governor: Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Clay Aiken (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: state Delegate Charniele L. Herring (Democratic) - added; state Delegate Patrick A. Hope (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Frederick County Supervisor Richard C. Shickle (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 30: Mark Reed (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 10: former Eustis City Commissioner William "Bill" Ferree (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 11. House CD 19: Curt Clawson (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: William Bryk (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Kenneth S. Stepp (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Congressman Charles Albert Dutch "C.A. Dutch" Ruppersberger, III (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Guilford County Commissioner Bruce E. Davis (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: Jason Weger (Republican) - added. House CD 5: former state Representative Shane David Jett (Republican) - added; former state Senator Steve Russell (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: state Senator Richard H. "Dick" Black (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Neel Kashkari (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Lieutenant Governor: Idaho County Commissioner Jim Chmelik (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Eynon (Republican) - added; Randy Jensen (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Kelly Kultala (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Senator David Vitter (Republican) - Open Seat. Governor: Senator David Vitter (Republican) - added - running for Governor in 2015.

Massachusetts: Treasurer and Receiver-General: Ian Jackson (Green-Rainbow) - added.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Eugene M. LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) - added. House CD 3: Frederick John LaVergne (Democratic-Republican) - added. House CD 4: Scott Neuman (Democratic-Republican) - added. House CD 5: Len Marshall (Democratic-Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: state Representative T.W. Shannon (Republican) - added.

5 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

5 changes to the candidate list:

Hawaii: Governor: former Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Marissa Dipasupil Capelouto (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: Ralph Blaine "Blaine" Richardson (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Brian D. Goldberg (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Lee Wrights (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

25 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

25 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Robert Newman (Republican) - added; Robert Ornelas (American Independent) - added. House CD 8: Rodney Lee Conover (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Joe Bentivegna (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: John W. Sawyer, III (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Miguel Camacho (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Amy Lynn Tavio (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Education: Doeford Shirley (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: Kent Roth (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Senate Class 2: Harold A. Shudlick (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: William C. "Will" Stewart, Jr. (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

Ohio: House CD 5: Robert L. Fry (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: Congressman CD 5 James Paul Lankford (Republican) - added - running for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat Special Election in 2014. House CD 5: Congressman James Paul Lankford (Republican) - Open Seat; Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas (Republican) - added; state Senator Clark Jolley (Republican) - added. Corporation Commissioner 3: Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas (Republican) - Open Office.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Daniel LaVallee (Democratic) - added.

South Dakota: Senate Class 2: Jason Ravnsborg (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Floyd R. Conover (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Richard D. "Rick" Simmons (Independent) - re-added as a candidate.

Virginia: House CD 7: Michael R. Dickinson (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Julien Modica (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: J. Boydston (Independent) - added; Mark Joseph Dutter (Independent) - added.

27 changes to the candidate list. OK Senate Class 3 Special Election called.
by Tony Roza

27 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) - added as candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey (Republican) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Luther Strange (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Young Boozer (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Governor: Paul Murray (Write-in) - added. House CD 6: Henry Lawrence (Green) - apparently not a candidate - running for State Representative. House CD 14: John Mark Grey (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Congressman John A. Yarmuth (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Missouri: House CD 3: Harold Davis (Write-in) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 10: Tate MacQueen (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3 Special: On 17 January 2014, Governor Mary C. Fallin (Republican) called a special election to fill the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat of Senator Tom Coburn (Republican) who submitted his resignation on 16 January 2014 effective at the end of the 113th Congress. The Special Election will coincide with the 2014 regular election schedule: Tuesday 24 June 2014 - Primary, Tuesday 26 August 2014 - Runoff (if no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary), and a Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election.

Oklahoma: Governor: RJ Harris (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 13: Dee Adcock (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Robert U. Nulton (Constitution) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Fred R. Anderson (Republican) - added; Mark E. Clayton (Democratic) - added; Tom Emerson, Jr. (Tea) - added; Dewayne Jones (Independent) - added; John D. King (Republican) - added; Brenda Shivon Lenard (Independent) - previously listed as Republican. Governor: Mark E. Clayton (Democratic) - added; Kennedy Spellman Johnson (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: John Paul Rader (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Richard D. Simmons (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: House CD 8: Bruce Shuttleworth (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: state Senator Kathleen Vinehout (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

15 changes to the candidate list. OK Senator Coburn (R) to resign at the end of the 113th Congress.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: Jim Brown (Republican) - added.

California: Governor: former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Steve Crass (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Henry Lawrence (Green) - added. House CD 8: Leon Ray (Write-in) - added.

Indiana: House CD 3: James "Jim" E. Mahoney, III (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Gregory Brent "Greg" Leichty (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Senate Class 2: David A. "Dave" Domina (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Tom Brewer (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Attorney General: Adam Paul Laxalt (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Chris Isola (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Senate Class 3: Senator Tom Coburn (Republican) announced his resignation effective at the end of 2014 - "... I have decided that I will leave my Senate seat at the end of this Congress ....". House CD 5: Keith Davenport (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Attorney General: state Senator Dawson Tucker Hodgson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Micah Edmond (Republican) - added.

4 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

4 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (Republican) - Open Seat - media reports state he is retiring.

New York: Governor: Howie Hawkins (Green) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Chester County Commissioner Ryan Costello (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Congressman James P. "Jim" Moran, Jr. (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring: "... it's time to close this chapter of my life ...".

14 Jan Special Primary FL CD 13 results. 13 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

13 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Republican) - On 14 January 2014, Governor Richard L. "Rick" Scott (Republican) appointed former state Representative and Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera (Republican) as Lieutenant Governor. Mr. Lopez-Cantera will begin serving as Lieutenant Governor on 3 February 2014.

Florida: House CD 11: former Eustis City Commissioner William Ferree (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 13 Special 14 January primary: David W. Jolly (Republican) - nominated; Mark William Bircher (Republican) - lost Primary; state Representative Kathleen M. Peters (Republican) - lost Primary.

Indiana: House CD 6: Lane Seikman (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 3: Michael "Mike" McDermott (Libertarian) - added. House CD 21: Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic) - Open Seat; Congressman William L. "Bill" Owens (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Janet Burman (Republican) - added; Ian Hunter (Republican) - added; Randy Wolken (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: state Representative Mark Rozzi (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 16: Corey Dean Roen (Republican) - correction - re-added.

Tue 14 Jan Special Primary FL CD 13. 15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

On Tuesday 14 January 2014, there will be a Special Primary for the U.S. House Of Representatives in Florida's 13th Congressional District to fill the seat of former Congressman C.W. "Bill" Young who passed away on 18 October 2013. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time.

Florida primaries are closed -- only voters registered with a political party may vote in that party's primary. There is no Democratic Special Primary because only one Democratic Party candidate qualified. The Special Election will be on 11 March 2014.

Primary results from AP.

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15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Edward T. "Ed" Martin (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 11: state Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Democratic) - added; Congressman George Miller (Democratic) - Open Seat - "This is a great institution and I cannot thank my family and my constituents enough for having given me the honor and privilege of representing my district in Congress these past 40 years ... I look forward to one last year in Congress ... and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me."

Florida: House CD 10: William M. Ferree (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: Senate Class 2: Nels Mitchell (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Dan Morrison (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: state Senator Brad Zaun (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 6: Norman Clark (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Governor: Larry Hogan, Jr. (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: former Shelby Mayor Ted Alexander (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Governor: Tim Carr (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 2: Brandon Christina Armstrong (Independent) - removed. Senate Class 3 Special: Brandon Christina Armstrong (Independent) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Thomas Weston "Weston" Wamp (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 3: Richard Neece Ojeda, II (Democratic) - added.

22 changes to the candidate list. 10 Dec 2013 MA CD 5 special election returns certified.
by Tony Roza

22 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 6: Thomas Ray "Tom" Vigneulle, Sr. (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 4: Kristine M. "Kris" Johnson (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: Pablo Kleinman (Republican) - added. House CD 49: Drew Eugene Leavens (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Beverly Joy Hires (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 13: Joshua Allan "Josh" Dill (Independent) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: David William Ford (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: J. D. Miniear (Republican) - added; Gordon Smith (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Gail Eldred Boliver (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 2: Gurley L. Martin (Republican) - added; Tom Recktenwald (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 8: Jeremy Burgess (Independent) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Howard Kleinhendler (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Andre N. Barnett (Republican) - added. House CD 20: James M. "Jim" Fischer (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Jane Rossi (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 2: Marek Tyszkiewicz (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Robert Herbert "Rob" Joswiak (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Suzanne Scholte (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 2: Charles E. "Charlie" Hardy (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: James McCord Sewell, III (Independent) - added.

1 change to the popular vote:

Massachusetts (Tuesday 10 December 2013 special election certified): House CD 5 Special.

Commentary: THE VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. A potential traffic tie-up along NJ Gov Christie's road to the White House.
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
THE VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
A potential traffic tie-up along NJ
Gov Christie's road to the White House

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

It all began late last summer (that of 2013), as the General Election campaign for Governor of New Jersey between the incumbent, Republican Chris Christie, and his Democratic Party nominated challenger, then-State Senator Barbara Buono, was first getting underway. Buono was viewed largely as the duly designated "sacrificial lamb" in what was widely believed to be the re-election (by a landslide, where not also- albeit figuratively, of course- a virtual "coronation") of Governor Christie come that November and, as a result, more than a few Democratic local officeholders throughout the Garden State began to line up behind Christie rather than their own Party's choice for Governor ....

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) - Facing impeachment, announces his resignation effective 1 February.

Florida: House CD 9: Nicholas "Nick" Ruiz, III (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 7.

Oregon: Senate Class 2: Samuel Stephen "Sam" Carpenter (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Erin Magee (Republican) - added; Frank Mitchell (Republican) - added; Eric Schechter (Independent) - added. Governor: Steve Coburn (Independent) - added; Governor William "Bill" Haslam (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: John Anderson (Republican) - added; Richard D. Simmons (Independent) - added; Chase A. Williams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Jerry Lowery (Republican) - added.

30 changes to the candidate list. Alabama CD 1 2013 Special Election popular vote update
by Tony Roza

30 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: Mike Giallombardo (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Gary Stein (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Earl Martin (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Jana L. Jones (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 2: Armen Alvarez (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; William John "Bill" Lee (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: Peter Edward Jones (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Charles Rayburn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 7: Daniel Thomas "Dan" Roche (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Arlene Hickory (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: House CD 3: Secretary of State Matt Schultz (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Matt Schultz (Republican) - Open Office.

Kentucky: House CD 5: Billy Ray Wilson (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 2: Allen E. Weh (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Governor: Gordon F. Challstrom (Republican) - added.

Texas: Governor: Gene Chapman (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. Lieutenant Governor: Ed Kless (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Paul Blair (Green) - added. House CD 8: Ken Petty (Libertarian) - added. House CD 9: George Reiter (Green) - added. House CD 13: Don Cook (Green) - added. House CD 15: Lewis Alexander (Libertarian) - added. House CD 18: Remington Alessi (Green) - added. House CD 19: Mark Lawson (Green) - added. House CD 20: Jeffrey Blunt (Libertarian) - added. House CD 35: Kat Swift (Green) - added. House CD 36: Hal Ridley, Jr. (Green) - added.

Virginia: Senate Class 2: Ed Gillespie (Republican) - added.

1 change to the 2013 popular vote:

Alabama: House CD 1 Special - popular vote certified.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

Maryland: House CD 6: Harold Painter (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Alieta Eck (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3.

New York: House CD 4: Congressman Carolyn McCarthy (Democratic) - Open Seat - Citing health concerns (lung cancer), announced retirement.

North Carolina: House CD 7: Congressman Mike McIntyre (Democratic) - Open Seat - Announced retirement; New Hanover County Commissioner Chair Woody White (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Senate Class 2: Gary Gene Davis (Democratic) - added; Joshua James (Independent) - added; Joe Wilmoth (Republican) - added. Governor: Ron Noonam (Democratic) - added; Linda Perry (Independent) - added. House CD 1: Dan Hartley (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Randy Allen Sharp (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Paul Deakin (Independent) - added; Bob Ries (Republican) - added; John "Big John" Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Diane Lynn Black (Republican) - added as candidate.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

Alaska: Senate Class 2: Zachary A. Kile (Alaskan Independence) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Craig Fleener (Non Affiliated) - added.

Florida: House CD 19: former state Representative Paige Vanier Kreegel (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Lieutenant Governor: James Arena-DeRosa (Democratic) - added; Whately Selectman Jonathan Edwards (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Governor: Bryan Slone (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: Niger Innis (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: Alieta Eck (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2.

North Carolina: House CD 12: Congressman Melvin L. "Mel" Watt (Democratic) - Vacant Office - Resigned to become head if the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 233 Republicans, 200 Democrats, and 2 vacant seats (Florida House CD 13, North Carolina House CD 12).
On 6 January 2014, Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) called a Special Election to fill the vacant seat. The dates for the special election coincide with the regularly scheduled 2014 elections:
6 May 2014: Special Primary.
15 July 2014: If no candidate receives 40% of the vote in the party primary, the two leading candidates proceed to a Special Secondary Primary (runoff).
4 November 2014 - Special General Election.

Ohio: House CD 16: Isaac Quiñones, II (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 9.

Oregon: Governor: Bruce A. Cuff (Republican) - added. House CD 5: Nathan Page (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Governor: former Allegheny County Councilman Mike Crossey (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: Congressman Jim Gerlach (Republican) - Open Seat - not running for re-election. House CD 13: state Representative Mark B. Cohen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Tennessee: Governor: Mark "Coonrippy" Brown (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Dave Brat (Republican) - added. House CD 10: state Delegate Barbara J. Comstock (Republican) - added.

Wyoming: Senate Class 2: Elizabeth "Liz" Cheney (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Stephen V. "Stone" Anthony (Not readily classifiable) - added.

26 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

26 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 12: Curtis R. Davies (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Vanila M. Singh (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Jack Orswell (Republican) - added. House CD 43: Benjamin Scott Miller (Democratic) - added. House CD 53: Larry Albert Wilske (Republican) - added.

Connecticut: Lieutenant Governor: David Walker (Republican) - added.

Florida: Chief Financial Officer: Richard Paul Dembinsky (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Illinois: House CD 5: Frederick K. "Fred" White (Write-in [Republican]) - Pending, previously listed as Republican.

Indiana: Auditor: On 2 January 2014, former state Representative Suzanne Crouch was sworn in as state Auditor.

Iowa: Auditor: Jon Neiderbach (Democratic) - added. Secretary of Agriculture and Land Stewardship: Sherrie Taha (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 5: Henry Gerald Herford, Jr. (Libertarian) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 2: Senator Edward John "Ed" Markey (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 6: state Senator John Carroll Pederson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 2: Stuart David Meissner (Independent) - added; Antonio Nico Sabas (Independent) - added. House CD 7: Mark Peterson (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: John Michael "Mike" Causey (Republican) - added. House CD 13: Brenda Lewis Cleary (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Matthew Xavier "Matt" Ryan (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Tanya Elizabeth Bond (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Michael D. Parrish (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: former Bryn Athyn Borough Auditor Clay McQueen (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: Joe Lowe (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 9: Gregory M. Joiner (Unaffiliated) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Bob Dingethal (Democratic) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

District of Columbia (those who did not appear to have filed petitions by the filing deadline): Mayor: James M. Caviness (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Green (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Luis I. Poblete (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Frank Sewell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Octavia Wells (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Delegate to the House of Representatives: Michael Agustus "Matthew" Lee (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Octavia Wells (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: House CD 23: Mike Giallombardo (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Georgia: House CD 1: Lesli Rae Messinger (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 3: former Bogota Mayor Steven M. "Steve" Lonegan (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 2: David Waddell (Write-in [Constitution]) - added.

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

7 changes to the candidate list. New for '14 -- filing deadlines.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

District of Columbia (filing for the 1 April 2014 primary has closed): Mayor: Faith (D.C. Statehood Green) - added; Luis I. Poblete (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: Bob Krause (Democratic) - added. Governor: Paul Dahl (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Bob Krause (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: David Young (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for Senate Class 2.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: John Chapman (Republican) - added.

We have added candidate filing deadlines to our alphabetical and chronological listing of 2014 Primary and Runoff Elections for Statewide offices and Congress.

69 changes to the candidate list. Senate Classes 1 (2018) and 3 (2016) candidate lists updated.
by Tony Roza

69 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Senator Richard C. Shelby (Republican) - added as candidate.

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Senator Lisa Murkowski (Republican) - added as candidate.

Arizona: Senate Class 1: Senator Jeff Flake (Republican) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator John Sidney McCain (Republican) - added as candidate.

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: Senator John Nichols Boozman (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: Senate Class 1: Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Barbara Boxer (Democratic) - added as candidate; Jerry Leon Carroll (Not readily classifiable) - added; Timothy Charles Kalemkarian (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Senator Michael F. Bennet (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Senator Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Delaware: Senate Class 1: Senator Thomas R. "Tom" Carper (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Senator Bill Nelson (Democratic) - added as candidate; Franklin "Ed" Shoemaker (America's Party) - added. Senate Class 3: Senator Marco Rubio (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Senator John Hardy "Johnny" Isakson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Hawaii: Senate Class 1: Senator Mazie K. Hirono (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Senator Michael D. "Mike" Crapo (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Senator Mark Steven Kirk (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Senator Joseph Simon "Joe" Donnelly (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Daniel Ray "Dan" Coats (Republican) - added as candidate.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Grassley (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kansas: Senate Class 3: Senator Jerry Moran (Republican) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Senator David Vitter (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maine: Senate Class 1: Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr. (Independent) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Senator Benjamin L. "Ben" Cardin (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (Democratic) - added as candidate; Daniel Michael "Dan" Schroeder (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Senator Elizabeth A. Warren (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Senate Class 1: Senator Amy J. Klobuchar (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added as candidate.

Mississippi: Senate Class 1: Senator Roger F. Wicker (Republican) - added as candidate.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: former Congressman William Todd "Todd" Akin (Republican) - added; Senator Claire C. McCaskill (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Roy Blunt (Republican) - added as candidate.

Montana: Senate Class 1: Senator R. Jon "Jon" Tester (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nebraska: Senate Class 1: Senator Debra S. "Deb" Fischer (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: Senate Class 1: Senator Dean Heller (Republican) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Harry Mason Reid (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Senator Kelly A. Ayotte (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Senator Martin Trevor Heinrich (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: Senate Class 1: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Senator Richard M. Burr (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Dakota: Senate Class 1: Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator John Hoeven (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Senate Class 1: Senator Sherrod Brown (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Michael Bickelmeyer (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 11; former state Senator Robert F. "Bob" Hagan (Democratic) - added; Senator Robert Jones "Rob" Portman (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Senator Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Patrick Joseph "Pat" Toomey (Republican) - added as candidate.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Resident Commissioner Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - added as candidate.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Dakota: Senate Class 3: Senator John R. Thune (Republican) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: Senate Class 1: Senator Robert P. "Bob" Corker, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (Republican) - added as candidate.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Senator Orrin G. Hatch (Republican) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Mike Lee (Republican) - added as candidate.

Vermont: Senate Class 3: Senator Patrick J. Leahy (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Senate Class 1: Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Washington: Senate Class 1: Senator Maria E. Cantwell (Democratic) - added as candidate. Senate Class 3: Senator Patricia L. "Patty" Murray (Democratic) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: Senate Class 1: Senator Joe Manchin, III (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Steven D. Jacobson (Independent) - added; Jerry L. Leonard (Republican) - added.

United Nations Security Council 2014
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

The beginning of the calendar year 2014 also brings about a new, year-long rotation of those Member-States holding the PRESIDENCY of the UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL each month, as outlined on Monthly Rotation of PRESIDENCIES of the United Nations SECURITY COUNCIL.

As of 1 JANUARY 2014, 5 new non-Permanent Members of the UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL will be taking their respective seats for 2-year terms. Updated historical, as well as current (for the calendar year 2014), information on the UN Security Council can now be found on The United Nations Security Council.