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Second Quarter (Apr - Jun) 2015

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12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Senate Class 3: Bruce Nathan (Independent) - added.

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

Nebraska: House CD 2: Cory Scott Van Blarcom (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Anthony Ciotti, III (Independent) - added; Quancidine Hinson Gribble (Democratic) - added; state Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (Republican) - added; Michel Anissa I. Powell (Democratic) - added; Andrew Scott Rosenbaum (Independent) - added; Gregory Evans Sims (Republican) - added; Isaac Adam Vega (Write-in) - added; Andrew J. Webster (Independent) - added.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

16 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 13: former Tampa City Councillor Mary Mulhern (Democratic) - added. House CD 26: David Andrew Adams (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Ravi B. Patel (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Mike Parrish (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: former Bucks County Commissioner Andy Warren (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Attorney General: Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Paul Asher (Independent) - added; Ralph Robbie Hoffman (Democratic) - added; Gerald John Jennings, II (Independent) - added; James J. Kenny (Independent) - added; Jennifer Marie Lang (Republican) - added; Derrick Michael Reid (Libertarian) - added; Lorren Rogers (Republican) - added; Jack Sparrow (Independent) - added; George Joseph Van Bernum, Jr. (Independent) - added; Terry Wayne Wheelock (Independent) - added.

2016 Oklahoma Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Oklahoma Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 25 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 13 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. A 15% threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be pledged National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level. All National Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 9 April 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Oklahoma has 4 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Major Dates Chronologically
Detailed Dates Chronologically,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

10 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 3: Ed Emery (Democratic) - added.

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

New York: Senate Class 3: Frank Spotorno (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Danny Google Aguilar (Write-in) - added; James Casey Collins (Democratic) - added; Neil Grimaldi (Democratic) - added; Zoltan Istvan Gyurko (Not readily classifiable) - added; Hilary Helen Myers (Independent) - added; Jesse Lee Stevens (No Party Affiliation) - added; Melissa Marie White (Personal Choice) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 46: Heberto M. Sanchez (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 27: Dan McQueen (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Governor: H. Brooke Paige (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Auditor: Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Philip Cornell (Write-in) - added; Elmer Farmer, Jr. (Republican) - added; Tyrone Johnson (Republican) - added; Steven Michael McGinnis (Unaffiliated) - added; Gloria Jean Nagle (Independent) - added; Michael W. Scruggs (Independent) - added; Susan Young (Democratic) - added.

2016 Kansas Republican Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Kansas Republican Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The process begins with the Saturday 5 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses.

A total of 12 National Convention district delegates, 3 in each of the state's 4 Congressional Districts, are to be proportionally bound to those presidential contenders receiving 10% or more of the districtwide vote. 25 delegates are to be proportionally bound to those presidential contenders receiving 10% or more of the vote statewide. The 3 party leaders delegates the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, and the Chair of the Kansas Republican Party are bound to the candidate who receives the most votes statewide. National Convention Delegates are bound unless released by the candidate.

The district delegates are elected in Congressional District Conventions held from Saturday 26 March to Saturday 23 April 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the State Committee Meeting held Sunday 24 April to Saturday 21 May 2016.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 28: Casey Logsdon Gray (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 4: Lisa Renee Ransom (Democratic) - added; Terrance M. Strait, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Joseph "Joe" DeMare (Green) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: Steven C. Fowler (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Attorney General: Attorney General Patrick James Morrisey (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Castillejos (Not readily classifiable) - added; James Jyhyenn Chen (Democratic) - added; Alexander Cordover (Libertarian) - added; Jim Green (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added; Dennis Roger Torii, Jr. (Libertarian) - added; Robert Andrew Vince, Jr. (No Party Affiliation) - added.

19 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

19 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 18: Paul Douglas Spain (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 12: Edward Vowell (Democratic) - added.

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

Maryland: House CD 6: Christopher James Mason (Republican) - added.

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

Presidential Candidates: Brooks Andrews Cullison (Republican) - added; Larry Ellis Ealy (Democratic) - added; Robert Higginson (Libertarian) - added; David Robert Larm (Unaffiliated) - added; Elijah D. Manley (No Party Affiliation) - added; Patrick Stephen McKart (Not readily classifiable) - previously listed as Democratic; Timothy Hamilton Myers (Independent) - added; K. Ross Newland (Republican) - added; Erik Paquette (Unaffiliated) - added; Gary Wayne Perkins, Jr. (Independent) - added; Kenny Rodeo (Republican) - added; Paul Russell Rosenberger (Not readily classifiable) - added; Shawna Sterling (Republican) - added; Michael Joseph Wilhelm (Independent) - added.

Ohio changes 2016 Primary date from Tuesday 8 March 2016 to Tuesday 15 March 2016.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

HB 153, introduced by Representative Mike Dovilla (Republican) on 13 April 2015 and signed by Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) on 10 June 2015, moves the Presidential and Partisan Primaries from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March [8 March 2016] to the 2nd Tuesday after the 1st Monday in March [15 March 2016].

The Ohio Democratic Primary, Ohio Republican Primary, and Ohio Partisan Primaries for Statewide offices and Congress will be held on Tuesday 15 March 2016.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: state Representative Victoria Steele (Democratic) - added; state Representative Bruce Wheeler (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 3: Edna San Miguel (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 8: former Montgomery County Councilor Valerie Ervin (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Chip Maxwell (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 14: former state Representative Matt Lynch (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 15: Archie Follweiler (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: Ruben O. Villarreal (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Dyjuan D. Barnes (Not readily classifiable) - added; Chad Eugene Boisselle (Independent) - added; Matthew David Flores (Write-in) - added; Michael McGregor Holt (Unaffiliated) - added; Cornelius Jannik Katt (Not readily classifiable) - added; Jeremiah Pent (Independent) - added; Jeremiah Pent (Independent) - added; Warren Gregory Stewart (Not readily classifiable) - added; Paul Edward Truitt (Independent) - added; DyJuan D. Barnes Yahweh (Independent) - added.

10 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 10: Michael Ray Eggman (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Richard Steven "Rick" Kozell, III (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Thomas Cruz-Wiggins (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Tom Manion (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Governor: Governor Peter Shumlin (Democratic) - Open Chair. Not running for re-election.

Presidential Candidates: Mark Brooks (Independent) - added; Raymond L. Dupuis (Libertarian) - added; Edward Carlton Jewell, Sr. (Independent) - previously listed as Unaffiliated; Morris Kent Thompson (Unaffiliated) - added.

2016 Alabama Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Alabama Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 34 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 18 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. National Convention Congressional District Delegate candidates appear on the ballot under each Presidential candidate's name and under Uncommitted. Voters cast ballots for a Presidential candidate and delegates committed to that candidate. The statewide delegates are elected by the State Democratic Executive Committee Meeting at the Saturday 2 April 2016.

In addition, Alabama has 6 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Representative.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

20 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 36: Indio Mayor Lupe Ramos Watson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: former Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Brian Mast (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 8: Kathleen Matthews (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 3: MD "Rabbi" Alam (Unaffiliated) - added.

New York: House CD 11: Congressman Daniel M. "Dan" Donovan, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: William Hobert "Will" Blakley (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Brandon Christina Armstrong (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 34: Matthew Dale Walbeck (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: Curtis Robinson, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Howell Alexander Astor (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent; Anitra Brown (Independent) - added; John Scott Forsyth (Democratic) - added; Steve Gladstone (Independent) - added; David Tawei Lin (Independent) - added; former Texas Governor James Richard "Rick" Perry (Republican) - added; Harold William Van Allen (Not readily classifiable) - added; Brad Winslow (Democratic) - added; Kaye Wyman (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list. MS CD 1 Special Election results
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

11 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 20: Pacific Grove City Councilwoman Casey J. Lucius (Republican) - added.

Delaware: Lieutenant Governor: Kent County Levy Court District Commissioner Bradley S. "Brad" Eaby (Democratic) - added; former Sussex County Register of Wills Greg Fuller (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Richard Paul Dembinsky (Democratic) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation.

Georgia: House CD 10: Shelby Township Treasurer Michael Flynn (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 3: Matthew David Molyett (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1: The 2 June 2015 non-partisan runoff was won by John Trent "Trent" Kelly (Republican) with 70.07% of the vote.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 246 Republicans, 188 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Illinois House CD 18).
1 change to the popular vote: Mississippi: House CD 1 Special.

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

North Carolina: Attorney General: state Senator E. S. "Buck" Newton (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Brandon Christina Armstrong (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent; Mohammed Keita (Democratic) - added.

Tuesday 2 June 2015: SPECIAL ELECTION for the U.S. House of Representatives in MISSISSIPPI's 1st Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This SPECIAL ELECTION in MISSISSIPPI's 1st Congressional District is to fill the vacancy in the United States House of Representatives caused by the death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee (Republican) on 6 February 2015. The polls will be open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time [1200 to 0000 GMT].

Results from AP.

2016 Illinois Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Illinois Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 15 March 2016 primary.

A total of 104 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 56 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. The statewide delegates are elected by a quorum of the district-level delegates on Monday 9 May 2016 according to the results of the primary.

In addition, Illinois has 30 unpledged delegates consisting of 19 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 9 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (President Barack Hussein Obama).

8 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 44: Christopher Castillo (Republican) - added.

Delaware: Governor: former state Attorney General Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III (Democratic) - passed away 30 May 2015.

Missouri: Treasurer: Pat Contreras (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 32: Paul Michael Brown (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Renee Keya "Keya" Jerry (No Party Affiliation) - added; former Maryland Governor Martin Joseph O'Malley (Democratic) - added; John Turnbull (Not readily classifiable) - added; Michelle "Hope" Walker (Independent) - added.

Beau Biden, ex- Delaware Attorney-General and son of the Vice President, dies of brain cancer, age 46
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Green Papers extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, who passed away at the age of 46. The younger Biden served as Delaware's Attorney General from 2007 to 2015 and was, at the time of his death, widely considered to be the leading candidate to succeed term-limited incumbent Delaware Governor Jack Markell (also a Democrat) come the 2016 Election.

4 changes to the candidate list. 19 May KY Rep Gov's Primary called. AR 2016 Primaries.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

4 changes to the candidate list:

Kentucky: 19 May 2015 Republican for Governor called: Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin (Republican) 32.91% - won primary, Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer (Republican) 32.87% - lost Primary.

The totals were recanvassed on 28 May-- Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin kept his 83 vote lead. On 29 May, Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer conceded and endorsed Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin.

Pennsylvania: House CD 5: Kerith Strano Taylor (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Roland Aranjo (Constitution) - added; Harry William Braul, III (Democratic) - added.

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On 29 May 2015, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (Republican) signed SB 8. The bill moves the 2016 Presidential and partisan primary from 3 weeks prior to the 2nd Tuesday in June to 3 weeks prior to the 4th Tuesday in March. [Arkansas Code 7-7-203(a)]. The provisions of this act are temporary and expire on 31 December 2016.

  • The Arkansas "Preferential Primary Election" is what most states call a "Presidential" and "partisan" primary.
  • General Primary Election is what most states call a runoff.

This moves the 2016 Arkansas Democratic and Republican Presidential and partisan primaries to Tuesday 1 March 2016 and the runoff election to 22 March 2016.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 4: Congressman Robert Brown Aderholt (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Roger Stone (Libertarian) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Public Instruction Superintendent Glenda Ritz (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Glenda Ritz (Democratic) - Open Office.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: state Representative Scott A. Petri (Republican) - added.

Rhode Island: House CD 2: Congressman James R. "Jim" Langevin (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Tennessee: House CD 3: Congressman Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 6: David Edwin Cozad (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Robert Edward Szekely (Independent) - added.

2016 Washington state Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Washington state Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Saturday 26 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses.

A total of 56 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Precinct Caucus results in each congressional district. A total of 30 statewide delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the preferences of the National Convention District delegates.

The Precinct Caucuses elect delegates to the Sunday 17 April 2016 legislative district caucuses and Sunday 1 May 2016 county conventions which, in turn, elect delegates to the Congressional District caucuses and State Convention. The National Convention district delegates are elected at the Saturday 21 May 2016 Congressional District caucuses. The statewide delegates are elected by the State Party Committee on Sunday 19 June 2016 at the State Convention.

In addition, Washington has 17 16 unpledged delegates consisting of 7 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 6 US Representatives, 1 Governor, and 1 0 Distinguished Party Leaders (former Speaker of the House Tom Foley) (passed away 18 October 2013).

10 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

10 changes to the candidate list:

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

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Congressman Ann Kirkpatrick (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Ann Kirkpatrick (Democratic) - Open Seat - running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Lee Benedict (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: Andrew U. D. Straw (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 4.

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

Montana: Secretary of State: Secretary of State Linda H. McCulloch (Democratic) - Open Office; Auditor Monica J. Lindeen (Democratic) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - added as candidate.

13 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 2: Congressman Jared Huffman (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 45: Robert Edmund Lauten (Independent) - added. House CD 46: Irvine City Councilwoman Lynn Schott (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Augustus Invictus (Libertarian) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 12: Congressman Bonnie Watson Coleman (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 1: Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (Democratic) - previously listed as Independence.

Washington: House CD 1: Elizabeth Scott (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Donald Lewis Barnhart, Jr. (Independent) - added; Jeremy Gove (Unaffiliated) - added; Nathan Norman (Libertarian) - added; former New York Governor George E. Pataki (Republican) - added; William Knox Richardson (Not readily classifiable) - added.

2016 Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 1 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses.

A total of 51 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Precinct Caucus results in each congressional district. A total of 27 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the Precinct Caucus results statewide.

These precinct meetings make up what is generally known as a "firehouse primary": during Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party precinct meetings- in which local party officers are elected and delegates are chosen for the party's county and higher tier conventions (organizational bodies having nothing directly to do with the pledging of National Convention delegates to presidential contenders [although these later meetings will choose the actual delegates themselves]).
The Tuesday 1 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses elect delegates to the Saturday 12 March - Sunday 17 April 2016 Organizing Unit Conventions which, in turn, elect delegates to the Saturday 30 April - Sunday 29 May 2016 Congressional District Conventions and the Saturday 4 June 2016 State Convention.

The National Convention district delegates are elected at the Congressional District Conventions and the statewide delegates are elected at the State Convention.

In addition, Minnesota has 17 unpledged delegates consisting of 7 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 5 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Major Dates Chronologically
Detailed Dates Chronologically,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

SRLC '15 Straw Poll - Carson 25.4%, Walker 20.5%, Cruz 16.6%, Christie 5.3%, Perry 5.0%
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Southern Republican Leadership Conference 2015 Straw Poll
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Thursday 21 - Saturday 23 May 2015
958 votes cast.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson: 25.4%
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker: 20.5%
Texas Senator Ted Cruz 16.6%
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: 5.3%
Texas Governor Rick Perry: 5.0%
...all others below 5%.
15 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 14: Congressman Jackie Speier (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 44: Marcus Musante (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: former Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Congressman John L. Mica (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 7: Congressman William Robert "Rob" Woodall, III (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 5: Congressman Katherine M. Clark (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 1: Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst (Independence) - added. House CD 2: DuWayne Gregory (Democratic) - added.

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

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

Texas: House CD 27: John Wesley Harrington, IV (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Neven Gibbs (Independent) - added; Darrell "Mack" McKown (Democratic) - added; Jeffrey Lynn Smith (Republican) - added; Hugh Walker (Not readily classifiable) - added.

New Page: Sectional and Regional Political Predominance, 2000 thru 2014
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

What is found in the tables below this explanatory introduction is the relative Political Party Predominance (that is: the average Political Strength of each of the two Major Parties) in each Section, Region (and, in some cases, sub-Region) of the United States of America (as well as throughout the United States of America as a whole) as the same has been determined by the voting behavior of the electorate in State and Federal elections held in the several States of the American Union from 2000 through 2014.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/Sectional_and_Regional_Political_Party_Predominance.phtml

Kentucky 19 May Primary Re-cap. 21 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

21 changes to the candidate list:

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

Florida: House CD 18: Melissa McKinlay (Democratic) - added. House CD 27: Frank Perez (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Governor Mike Pence (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kentucky: Governor: The Republican nomination (Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin - 32.91% v. Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer - 32.87%) is too close to call. The Comer campaign will request recount.

Kentucky: Governor: former Louisville Metro Councilman Hal Heiner (Republican) - lost Primary; former state Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott (Republican) - lost Primary; Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young (Democratic) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (Democratic) - Renominated; Charles Lovett (Democratic) - lost Primary. Attorney General: Michael T. "Mike" Hogan (Republican) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Neville Blakemore (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Jim Glenn (Democratic) - lost Primary; Daniel B. Grossberg (Democratic) - lost Primary; former state Representative Richard Henderson (Democratic) - lost Primary; state Representative Kenneth Churchill "Kenny" Imes (Republican) - lost Primary; Jon Larson (Republican) - lost Primary. Commissioner of Agriculture: state Representative Richard Heath (Republican) - lost Primary.

Presidential Candidates: James Jerome Bell (Democratic) - added; Louisiana Governor Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (Republican) - added; Mark Sleggs (Republican) - added; Michael Gary Szczepanski (Republican) - added.

Tuesday 19 May 2015: KENTUCKY State PRIMARIES-- the polls will be open 6 AM to 6PM local time
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

These KENTUCKY State Primaries are for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following Statewide elective offices: Governor [with candidates for Lieutenant Governor running on tickets with their respective gubernatorial candidates in the Primary]; Agriculture Commissioner; Attorney General; Auditor of Public Accounts; Secretary of State; and Treasurer.

Results from AP.

2016 New Mexico Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The New Mexico Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 7 June primary.

A total of 19 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 10 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district and Pledged PLEO delegates are elected at the District Conventions on Saturday 18 June 2016. The At-large delegates are elected at the Wednesday 22 June 2016 State Party Committee Meeting.

In addition, New Mexico has 9 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 2 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Fred R. Harris).

2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Major Dates Chronologically
Detailed Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

2016 Tennessee Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Tennessee Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 44 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 24 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

The district delegates are elected by a 2 tier convention system according to the results of the primary: the Saturday 12 March 2016 County Conventions elect delegates to the Saturday 26 March 2016 Congressional District Conventions which, in turn, elect the National Convention delegates. The statewide delegates are elected on Saturday 2 April 2016 by the State Executive Committee according to the results of the primary.

In addition, Tennessee has 9 unpledged delegates consisting of 6 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Dformer Vice President Albert "Al" Gore, Jr.).

2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Major Dates Chronologically
Detailed Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 46: former state Senator Lou Correa (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (Democratic) - added; St. Lucie County Commissioner Tod Mowery (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Chicago School Board Member Andrea Zopp (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: former Congressman Baron P. Hill (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 7: Congressman Billy Long (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 4: Susie Lee (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Congressman Chris Stewart (Republican) - added as candidate.

Washington: Governor: Port of Seattle Commissioner Bill Bryant (Republican) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: former Senator Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Jonathan Lee Elliott (Not readily classifiable) - added; Perry Merriel (Constitution) - added; David Allen Mills (Democratic) - added; Willie Wilson (Democratic) - added.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

12 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: House CD 4: Andrew U. D. Straw (Republican) - added.

Indiana: Governor: Robert "Bob" Thomas (Republican) - added.

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

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

New Jersey: House CD 2: Tino Rozzo (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Arlon Scott Copeland (Constitution) - added; Frank DeCota (Independent) - added; Paul Delong (Republican) - added; Billy Tom Moore (Independent) - added; Jeremy Scroggie (Independent) - added; Joseph Arthur Stetson (Republican) - added; William Leonard Wallace (Independent) - added.

2016 Florida Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Florida Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 15 March 2016 primary.

A total of 135 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 72 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at a post primary caucus on Saturday 23 April 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 14 May 2016 State Convention by a quorum of National Convention District delegates.

In addition, Florida has 31 unpledged delegates consisting of 19 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 10 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Kenneth Curtis).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

12 May MS US House CD 1 Special Election Recap. 22 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

22 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Congressman Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) - House CD 46 - to run for the US Senate. House CD 46: Congressman Loretta Sanchez (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Josh Larose (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Thuy Lowe (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 3: Oren Jacobson (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Governor: state Senator Karen Tallian (Democratic) - ** Party is corrected **. House CD 3: state Senator Liz Brown (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 1 Special : Since no candidate received 50% or more of the vote in the non-partisan Tuesday 12 May 2015 Special Election, the top 2 vote getters, Walter Howard Zinn, Jr. (Democratic) 17% and District Attorney John Trent "Trent" Kelly (Republican) 16% proceed to a Tuesday 2 June 2015 non-partisan runoff. Party labels do not appear on the ballot.

Boyce Adams (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Sam Adcock (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; state Senator Nancy Adams Collins (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Edward Troy "Ed" "Doc" Holliday (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Roger Starner "Starner" Jones (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Itawamba County Prosecutor Michael P. "Chip" Mills, Jr. (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Gregory D. "Greg" Pirkle (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; former Eupora Mayor Herman Henry "Henry" Ross, II (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Daniel Sparks (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary; former Jackson City Councilor Robert Quentin "Quentin" Whitwell, Jr. (Independent [Republican]) - lost Primary.

New York: Senate Class 3: James Emanuele (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Joseph Altimari (Independent) - added; Jeremy Joseph Gable (No Party Affiliation) - added; Gary Tucker (Write-in) - added.

2016 Connecticut Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Connecticut Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 26 April 2016 primary.

A total of 33 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 18 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at the Monday 30 May 2016 Congressional District Caucuses. The statewide delegates are elected by the State Party Committee on Tuesday 7 June or Thursday 9 June 2016.

In addition, Connecticut has 14 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 5 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Senator and former Democratic National Committee Chairman from 1995 to 1997, Christopher J. Dodd).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

Tuesday 12 May 2015: SPECIAL ELECTION for U.S. HOUSE in MISSISSIPPI's 1st Congressional District
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

A SPECIAL ELECTION in Mississippi's 1st Congressional District is being held on Tuesday 12 May 2015 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Congressman Patrick Alan "Alan" Nunnelee (Republican) on 6 February 2015. This Special Election is a non-partisan affair in which Party labels do not appear on the ballot. If no candidate should receive a majority of the votes cast, the top 2 vote-getters would then proceed to a runoff scheduled for Tuesday 2 June 2015. Polling hours reportedly 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC).

Results from AP.

2016 Maine Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com staff

The Maine Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 6 March 2016 Municipal Caucuses.

The Municipal Caucuses elect delegates to the state Convention by presidential preference. The date of the state Convention has not been set but is likely to be in June.

17 congressional district and 8 statewide delegates to the Democratic National Convention are allocated to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the delegates in attendance at the State Convention. National Convention delegates are elected at the state Convention.

In addition, Maine has 5 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Representative.

8 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 changes to the candidate list:

Indiana: Senate Class 3: state Senator Jim Merritt (Republican) - added. Governor: state Senator Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) - removed - Correction: Mr. Parson is running for Missouri Governor; state Senator Karen Tallian (Republican) - added. House CD 3: state Senator Jim Banks (Republican) - added; Pamela Gail "Pam" Galloway (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: former Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Missouri: Lieutenant Governor: Brad Bradshaw (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: Jim Justice (Democratic) - added.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 46: Lynn Schott (Republican) - added.

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

Illinois: House CD 3: Ken McGraw (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Will Schroeder (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3. Governor: state Senator Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) - added - ** correction: Mr. Parson is running for Missouri Governor **. House CD 3: Congressman Marlin A. Stutzman (Republican) - Open Seat.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Jerry Dean Carter (Independent) - added.

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

West Virginia: Governor: state Senator William P. "Bill" Cole, III (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Arturo Del Hierro (Independent) - added; Timothy R. Farkas (Independent) - added; Donald Gail O'Mara (Independent) - added; Will Schroeder (Democratic) - added.

New Page: Sectional and Regional Political Party Strength coming out of the 2014 Elections
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

What is found in the tables below is the average Political Party Strength (that is: the average political strength of each of the two Major Parties) in each Section, Region (and, in some cases, sub-Region) of the United States of America (as well as the United States of America as a whole) as determined by the voting behavior of the electorate in State and Federal elections held in the several States of the American Union through the 2014 General Elections.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G15/Sectional_and_Regional_Political_Party_Strength.phtml

2016 Kansas Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Kansas Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Saturday 5 March 2016 Local Unit Conventions.

A total of 22 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Local Unit Convention results in each congressional district. A total of 11 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the Local Unit Convention results statewide. The district delegates are elected at the Saturday 2 April 2016 District Conventions. The statewide delegates are elected by the State Party Committee at the Saturday 30 April 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Kansas has 4 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

22 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

22 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Newhall County Water District Director Maria Gutzeit (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 3: August L. Wolf (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: former Congressman Sandra "Sandy" Adams (Republican) - added; former New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 2: Bill Otto (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Ray Mills Antley, Jr. (Republican) - added; Howell Alexander Astor (Independent) - added; John Carl Bizga (Republican) - added; Spencer Brandkamp (Write-in) - added; Arthur Herbert Brooks, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Douglas Hewitt Duke (Republican) - added; Linda J. Hart (Unaffiliated) - added; Edward Carlton Jewell, Sr. (Unaffiliated) - added; Gayle Loletha Jones-Taylor (Democratic) - added; Lloyd Thomas Kelso (Democratic) - added; Geoffrey Kuang Hua Liu (Write-in) - added; Limberbutt McCubbins (Democratic) - added; Michael McMenemy (Democratic) - added; David John Morascini (No Party Affiliation) - added; Roger Eugene Nichols (United Party) - added; Marty Piatt (Unaffiliated) - added; Tony Smitherman (Not readily classifiable) - added.

New Page: Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

This is simply a chart of the predominance of either of the two Major Parties (Democrat or Republican) in each State as such predominance was discerned coming out of each of the General Elections held in early November of every even-numbered year since those 2000 Elections first covered by The Green Papers.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/Comparative_Political_Party_Predominance.phtml

2016 Utah Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Utah Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 22 March 2016 Neighborhood caucuses.

A total of 16 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Neighborhood caucus results in each congressional district. A total of 8 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the Neighborhood caucus vote statewide.

The first tier Neighborhood caucuses elect delegates to the Tuesday 22 March - Saturday 16 April 2016 County Conventions. The second tier County Conventions elect delegates to the Friday 22 April - Saturday 23 April 2016 State Convention. The third tier State Convention elects the National Convention delegates according to the results of the Neighborhood caucuses.

In addition, Utah has 4 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

NY Special Election CD 11 won by Donovan (R). Former AR Gov Huckabee (R) to run for President.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

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

Maryland: House CD 8: state Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 11 Special: Richmond County District Attorney Daniel M. "Dan" Donovan, Jr. (Republican, Conservative, Independence) - elected.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 245 Republicans, 188 Democrats, and 2 vacant seats (Illinois House CD 18, Mississippi House CD 1).

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

West Virginia: Governor: Caroll Garnes, Jr. (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: former Governor Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee (Republican) - added; Gary Stephen Kittredge (Unaffiliated) - added; Derick Moody (Not readily classifiable) - added; Spencer Eric Snyder (Independent) - added.

2016 Delaware Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Delaware Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 26 April 2016 primary.

Delaware, having only 1 Congressional District, has chosen to allocate their "District" delegates by City and County: 11 "subdivision level delegates" are allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in four "subdivisions": Kent County, Sussex County, New Castle County (portions of the county within the state's largest city Wilmington), and New Castle County (portions of the county outside of Wilmington). A total of 6 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The National Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 14 May 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Delaware has 10 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senator, 1 US Representative, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

New Page: Statewide Political Party Strength coming out of the 2014 Midterm Elections
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Statewide Political Party Strength: A mathematical model of the Relative Strength of the two Major Parties in each of the 50 States coming out of the 2014 Midterm Elections

A mathematical model of the Relative Strength of the two Major Parties in each of the 50 States of the American Union coming out of the 2014 General Election, based on how each State has voted for President of the United States, its own Governor, its Congressional delegation (that is: its two United States Senators plus its member[s] of the U.S. House of Representatives) and its own legislature.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G15/Statewide_Political_Party_Strength_Coming_Out_Of_2014.phtml.

Tuesday 5 May 2015: SPECIAL ELECTION-- NEW YORK's 11th Congressional District: polls will be open 6 AM to 9 PM
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

This SPECIAL ELECTION in NY's CD 11 is being held to fill the vacancy in the U.S. House of Representatives caused by the resignation of Congressman Mike Grimm (Republican) effective 5 January 2015 (less than two weeks after he had pleaded Guilty to one count of Federal Tax Evasion).

The polls will be open from 6 AM to 9 PM local time [1000 to 0100 GMT]

There were no Special Primaries held for nominations to this seat: instead, nominees were selected by the Parties themselves in each affected County (Richmond [coterminous with NYC's Borough of Staten Island] and portions of Kings [coterminous with NYC's Borough of Brooklyn]).

Results from AP.
Returns from the New York State Board of Elections.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Agua Dulce Town Councilman Lou Vince (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Governor: former state Representative John R. Gregg (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen (Democratic) - Open Chair. Auditor of Public Accounts: Auditor of Public Accounts Adam H. Edelen (Democratic) - Renominated.

New York: House CD 1: David L. Calone (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Souraya Faas (Independent) - added; Carly Fiorina (Republican) - added; Gerald Lamar Hankins (Democratic) - added; Matthew Steven Linder (Democratic) - added.

2016 Georgia Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Georgia Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 64 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 34 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at the Congressional District Caucuses on Saturday 16 April 2016. The Pledged PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of District Delegates on Saturday 14 May 2016. And, the At-Large delegates are elected at the Saturday 11 June 2016 State Committee Meeting.

In addition, Georgia has 15 unpledged delegates consisting of 10 Democratic National Committee members, 4 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former President James "Jimmy" Carter).

2016 Colorado Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Colorado Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 1 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses.

The Precinct Caucuses elect delegates, by Presidential Preference, to either the county conventions or directly to the congressional convention and state conventions. The county conventions elect delegates, by Presidential Preference, to the congressional convention and state conventions. The county conventions are held Wednesday 2 March - Saturday 26 March 2016.

A total of 42 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Friday 1 April - Friday 15 April 2016: Congressional District Conventions. The National Convention District delegates are elected at the district conventions.

A total of 22 statewide delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Saturday 16 April 2016 State Convention. The National Convention statewide delegates are elected at the State Convention.

In addition, Colorado has 13 unpledged delegates consisting of 7 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 3 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Roy Romer).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

New Page: 2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

On this page, the reader will find tables delineating the breakdown of seats held by each of the two Major Political Parties here in the United States of America in each house of the Congress of the United States "as elected" to said seats (more on the concept of "as elected" for purposes of these tabulations below), themselves arranged by SECTION, Region (and even, in a few cases, sub-Region) throughout the country.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/Hx/2014_Congressional_Party_Breakdown_by_Region.phtml

Sen B Sanders (I-VT) announces his candidacy for President as a Democrat. 15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 53: Matthew James Mendoza (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 4: John E. Webb (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 1: former state Delegate Mike Manypenny (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Kenneth Ray "Ken" Reed (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Warren Roderick Ashe (Democratic) - added; Danielle Husser Berhane (Republican) - added; John Douglas Blyth (Democratic) - added; Meridi Richardson Bosley (Democratic) - added; Gary David Caissie (Republican) - added; Larry Ellis Ealy (Democratic) - added; Jason Gambert (Not readily classifiable) - added; Randall Roy Lutz (Independent) - added; Robert Junior Mejias (Independence) - added; Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Democratic) - added; Richard Lyons Weil (Democratic) - added.

2016 Texas Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Texas Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. Texas allocates National Convention District delegates via a proportional primary and allocates National Convention statewide delegates using a caucus/convention system. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 136 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each Senatorial District. Unlike the Democratic Parties in most other states, Texas' Democrats will not be allocating the state's district delegates to the Democratic National Convention by congressional district but, instead, will utilize the state's "Senatorial Districts".

On Saturday 19 March 2016, Precinct, County, and Senatorial District Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention by Presidential Preference.

At the Thursday 16 June - Saturday 18 June 2016, Senatorial District Caucuses meet to elect National Convention District delegates according to the results of the primary. 72 National Convention statewide delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the presidential preferences of the delegates at the State Convention as a whole.

In addition, Texas has 31 unpledged delegates consisting of 18 Democratic National Committee members, 11 US Representatives, and 2 Distinguished Party Leaders (former House Speaker James C. Wright, Jr. and former DNC chairman Robert Schwarz "Bob" Strauss).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

12 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

12 changes to the candidate list:

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

Maryland: House CD 1: former state Delegate Michael D. "Mike" Smigiel, Sr. (Republican) - added. House CD 8: William "Will" Jawando (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: Governor: Lane County Commissioner Sidney W. "Sid" Leiken (Republican) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 21: Brian Matthew McCall (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Baldwin (Republican) - added; Nicholas Dale Erwin (Democratic) - added; Brian Keith Lichtenfels (Unaffiliated) - added; Raymond Mace (Independent) - added; Jerome Francis Singleton, Jr. (Democratic) - added; John R. Walsh, III (Democratic) - added.

2016 New Jersey Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The New Jersey Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 7 June 2016 primary.

A total of 72 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each "delegate district". A total of 38 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

Unlike the Democratic Parties in most other states, New Jersey's Democrats will not be allocating the state's district delegates to the Democratic National Convention by congressional district but, instead, will utilize 20 special "delegate districts", each of which will consist of two Legislative Districts paired together.

District-level delegates are elected by a two-part primary in which delegate positions are allocated based on a Presidential preference primary and filled through the election of delegates directly on the ballot. The statewide delegates are elected at the Wednesday 15 June 2016 State Convention.

In addition, New Jersey has 16 unpledged delegates consisting of 8 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, and 6 US Representatives.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

2016 Wisconsin Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Wisconsin Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 5 April 2016 primary.

A total of 52 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 27 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

The Sunday 17 April 2016 First tier County Caucuses elect delegates to the Sunday 8 May 2016 Second tier Congressional District Caucuses. In turn, the Congressional District Caucuses elect the National Convention District delegates according to the results of the primary. The National Convention Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates are elected by the Administrative Committee at the Friday 3 June - Saturday 4 June 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Wisconsin has 10 unpledged delegates consisting of 6 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, and 3 US Representatives.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

14 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

14 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: Thomas Edward "Tom" Palzer (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 22: Joseph "JB" Bensmihen (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: former Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Congressman Yvette D. Clarke (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Erin McClelland (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 3: John Calvin Slavens (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 6: Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: John Chapman Chester (Independent) - added; Craig Steven Dell (Independent) - added; William Michael Digges (Libertarian) - added; Nicholas Evans (Republican) - added; Corey James Molinelli (Constitutional) - added; Susan Gelber Ott (Democratic) - added; Christopher Earl Strunk (Not readily classifiable) - added.

2016 Vermont Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Vermont Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 10 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the statewide primary results as Vermont has only one Congressional District. A total of 5 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

The Post-Primary Town Caucuses meet on Saturday 26 March 2016 to elect delegates to State Convention. The district delegates are elected at the Saturday 21 May 2016 State Convention. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 11 June 2016 National Convention Delegate Meeting.

In addition, Vermont has 8 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 1 US Representative, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Howard Dean).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

20 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

20 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 3: N. Eugene Cleek (Republican) - added. House CD 29: Benito Benny Bernal (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 14: Mickey Tuck (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Kevin Jay Grant (Republican) - now running for the U.S. Senate.

Mississippi: House CD 1 Special: Sam Adcock (Independent [Republican]) - re-added.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Congressman Brad Ashford (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 4: former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 5: Nathan Martin Lawrence (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Mary Ellen Balchunis (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: Senate Class 3: Senator Timothy E. "Tim" Scott (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Virginia: House CD 7: Congressman David Alan "Dave" Brat (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Carry Weldon Duncan (No Party Affiliation) - added; Henry Herford (Libertarian) - added; Thomas Keister (Marijuana) - added; Aurora Lopez (Republican) - added; Lester Ralph Maul, Jr. (Independent) - added; Margie Nell Penn (Democratic) - added; Robert David Steele (Libertarian) - added; Raymond John Uhric (Democratic) - added.

2016 Massachusetts Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Massachusetts Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 62 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 33 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at the Saturday 23 April 2016 Congressional District Caucuses. The statewide delegates are elected by the State Party Committee on Saturday 7 May 2016.

In addition, Massachusetts has 26 unpledged delegates consisting of 12 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 9 US Representatives, and 3 Distinguished Party Leaders (former DNC Chairman Steve Grossman, former DNC Chairman Debra DeLee, and former DNC Chairman Paul G. Kirk, Jr.).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

2016 Arkansas Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Arkansas Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 24 May 2016 primary.

A total of 21 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 11 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The National Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 11 June 2016 Congressional District and State Conventions according to the results of the the Primary.

In addition, Arkansas has 5 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: House CD 18 Special: Mike Flynn (Republican) - added; Springfield School Board Member Adam Lopez (Democratic) - added; Rob Mellon (Democratic) - added; Donald Rients (Republican) - added; Mark H. Zalcman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: Kevin Grant (Republican) - added. House CD 9: James R. McClure, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Frank Roche (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Andre Wells (Write-in) - added.

2016 Arizona Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Arizona Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 22 March 2016 primary.

A total of 41 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 22 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at District Caucuses on Saturday 16 April 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 14 May 2016 State Committee meeting.

In addition, Arizona has 12 unpledged delegates consisting of 8 Democratic National Committee members and 4 US Representatives.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

24 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

24 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 36: Lupe Ramos Watson (Republican) - added.

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

Illinois: House CD 7: Congressman Danny K. Davis (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 12: Charles John "CJ" Baricevic (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: Roger W. Marshall (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (Democratic) - added as candidate; Austin Jonathan Rucker (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Jamieson Hale Gradert (Republican) - added.

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

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 3: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 7: James P. Cargas (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Congressman Kenny Ewell Marchant (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

West Virginia: Governor: Edwin Vanover (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Kent Blair (Independent) - added; Melody Anne Crombie (Republican) - added; Timothy Croston (No Party Affiliation) - added; Keith Daniel Josephs (Independent) - added; Chad Christopher Kline (Write-in) - added; Timothy Jay Moore (Republican) - added; Charles Chaz Leland Perry, III (Independent) - added; William Brian Salyer (No Party Affiliation) - added; Owen Shuler (Constitution) - added; Mark Allen Vandewege (Independent) - added.

2016 South Carolina Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The South Carolina Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Saturday 27 February 2016 primary.

A total of 33 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 18 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The National Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 7 May 2016 State Convention.

The Saturday 12 March 2016 Precinct Reorganization Meetings elect delegates to the Saturday 19 March to Monday 28 March 2016 County Democratic Conventions. The County Conventions elect delegates to the State Convention.

In addition, South Carolina has 6 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Representative.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

15 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 6: Congressman David Schweikert (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 1: Congressman Jefferson B. "Jeff" Miller (Republican) - added as candidate.

Guam: Delegate to the House of Representatives: Territorial Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: S. Ron Wallace (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18 Special. House CD 9: Congressman Janice D. "Jan" Schakowsky (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 1: Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 4: Congressman Betty McCollum (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Missouri: House CD 2: Congressman Ann L. Wagner (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 6: Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Leonard Lance (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Ohio: House CD 1: Congressman Steven J. "Steve" Chabot (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 10: Congressman Michael T. McCaul (Republican) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Warren Patrick Owens (Unaffiliated) - added; D. R. Skeens (Not readily classifiable) - added.

2016 North Carolina Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The North Carolina Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 1 March 2016 primary.

A total of 70 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 37 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

County Convention delegates are elected at the Tuesday 8 March 2016 Precinct Meetings. Congressional District and State Convention delegates are elected at the Saturday 16 April 2016 County Conventions. At these meetings, delegates are not required to declare their Presidential preferences.

The district delegates are elected at the Saturday 21 May 2016 Congressional District Conventions. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 11 June 2016: State Convention

In addition, North Carolina has 13 unpledged delegates consisting of 10 Democratic National Committee members and 3 US Representatives.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

17 changes to the candidate list. Missouri state Auditor appointment.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Phillip D. Wyman (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Assemblyman Katchik Achadjian (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Jack Orswell (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 1: Tio Hardiman (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Daniel William "Dan" Lipinski (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Maryland: House CD 4: state Delegate Dereck E. Davis (Democratic) - added.

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

Missouri: Auditor: On 14 April 2015, Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon (Democratic) appointed Boone County Treasurer and CPA Nicole Galloway (Democratic) to fill the seat of Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican) who committed suicide on 26 February 2015.

New York: House CD 16: Congressman Eliot Lance Engel (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 30: Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Kevin Deame (Pirate) - added; David Blaine Livingston (No Party Affiliation) - added; William Thomas Lynch (Not readily classifiable) - added; Jennifer Ann McEachern (Independent) - added; Andrew Charles Mickert (Not readily classifiable) - added; Craig Alan Neff (No Party Affiliation) - added; John Louis Raffone (Democratic) - added.

2016 Maryland Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Maryland Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 26 April 2016 primary (assuming HB0396/SB0204 becomes law changing the primary date to the 4th Tuesday in April).

A total of 51 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 27 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are slated by Presidential Preference during the Saturday 20 February 2016 Pre-primary Congressional District Caucuses. The statewide delegates are elected on Saturday 21 May 2016 at the State Central Committee Meeting.

In addition, Maryland has 27 unpledged delegates consisting of 17 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 7 US Representatives, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Joseph J. "Joe" Andrew).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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Weekly Delegate Distribution.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 44: Hermosa Beach City Councilwoman Nanette Barragan (Democratic) - added. House CD 53: James Veltmeyer (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 18: Martin County School Board Member Rebecca Negron (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Chrysovalantis P. "Chrys" Kefalas (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 3: Congressman Gregg Harper (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Steven McCarty Palazzo (Republican) - added as candidate.

Nevada: House CD 4: Congressman Cresent Hardy (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

North Carolina: House CD 8: Congressman Richard Lane Hudson, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Janet Cowell (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

Presidential Candidates: Maryanne Bridget Berman (Independent American) - added; Will Froeber (Independent) - added; Myles McManus (Unaffiliated) - added; Shawn Stephen Moynihan (Independent) - added; Eric Nagel (Independent) - added; Michael Oatman (Independent) - added; Mark G. Shirley (No Party Affiliation) - added.

2016 Montana Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Montana Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 7 June 2016 primary.

A total of 10 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in the each "district". For the purposes of electing delegates, Montana's single congressional district is divided into an Eastern and a Western District (based on the 1980 boundaries when Montana had 2 Congressional districts). A total of 5 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide.

On Thursday 9 June 2016, the County Caucuses meet to elect delegates to the State Convention according to the results of the primary.

National Conventions delegates are elected, according to the results of the primary, at the Saturday 11 June 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Montana has 7 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, and 1 Governor.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

Florida Sen Rubio (R) announces run for President. 11 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

11 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: state Representative Bruce Wheeler (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Senator Marco Rubio (Republican) - Open Seat - running for President - will not run for re-election; Congressman Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (Republican) - House CD 6 - now running for the U.S. Senate. House CD 6: Congressman Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (Republican) - Open Seat. House CD 10: Angel L. Vega (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: state Senator Thomas "Tom" Cullerton (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 5: Michael Craig Burris (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Donnie Swartz (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Daniel Jared Hogan (Unaffiliated) - added; Lawrence Obern (Constitution) - added; Florida Senator Marco Rubio (Republican) - added.

2016 Hawaii Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Hawaii Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Saturday 26 March 2016 Precinct Caucus.

A total of 14 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Precinct Caucus results in each congressional district. A total of 8 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the preferences at the Saturday 28 May - Sunday 29 May 2016 State Convention. The National Convention delegates are elected at the State Convention.

In addition, Hawaii has 9 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 2 US Representatives, and 1 Governor.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) announces run for President. 16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 35: Shon Pieters (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 23: Stephanie Anderson (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Indiana: House CD 7: Wayne Edward "Gunny" Harmon (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 3: Congressman W. Blaine Luetkemeyer (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Lindy Li (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Ericke Cage (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Michael Bickelmeyer (Republican) - added; Anthony A. "Tony" Bonificia, Jr. (Republican) - added; Darryl Cherney (Green) - added; former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic) - added; Gregory A. Foster (Independent) - added; Justin Robert Murphy (Green) - added; Ryan Joseph Quinton Perera (Not readily classifiable) - added; Robert Wayne Sigsby (Independent) - added; Judah Thomas (Independent) - added.

2016 Idaho Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Idaho Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 22 March 2016 County Caucuses.

A total of 13 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the preferences of the Tuesday 22 March 2016 County Caucuses in each congressional district. The County Caucuses also choose delegates to the State Convention based on presidential preference.

A total of 7 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the statewide preferences at the Saturday 18 June 2016 State Convention.

National Convention pledged delegates are elected at the Saturday 18 June 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Idaho has 4 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

18 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: state Senator Kelli Ward (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 24: Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal (Democratic) - added; Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider (Democratic) - added. House CD 36: Indio City Councilwoman Lupe Ramos Watson (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Michael Kinlaw (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Charles Frederick Tolbert (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Illinois: House CD 11: DuPage County Board Member Tonia Khouri (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Treasurer: Treasurer John Neely Kennedy (Republican) - added as candidate.

Missouri: Governor: state Senator Michael L. "Mike" Parson (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: former Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Davenport Chafee (Democratic) - added; William Burn "Bill" Howard (Independent) - added; Darin Donald Janda (Independent) - added; Robert Allen MacLeod, Jr. (Not readily classifiable) - added; Timothy Patrick O'Grady (Independent) - added; Douglas Walter Sabbag (Republican) - added; former Senator Richard John "Rick" Santorum (Republican) - added; Daniel Steven White (Green) - added; Daniel Paul Zutler Zutler (Independent) - added.

2016 Oregon Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Oregon Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 17 May 2016 primary.

A total of 34 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district (due to its size, CD 2 is split into 2). A total of 18 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at the Congressional District Conventions on Saturday 4 June 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 18 June 2016 State Convention.

In addition, Oregon has 12 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members, 2 US Senators, 4 US Representatives, and 1 Governor.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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CA House CD 24 Rep Capps (D) to retire. 8 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 24: Congressman Lois G. Capps (Democratic) - Open Seat. House CD 52: Jacquie Atkinson (Republican) - added.

Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)

Illinois: House CD 13: David Gill (Independent) - added.

Indiana: House CD 4: Congressman Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: Congressman Robert A. "Bob" Brady (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Kenneth Donaldson (Republican) - added; Glenn Kaminsky (Democratic) - added; Jeremy Lee Milligan (Not readily classifiable) - added.

2016 North Dakota Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The North Dakota Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Tuesday 7 June 2016 Legislative District Caucuses.

A total of 9 National Convention district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Legislative District Caucus results in North Dakota's lone congressional district.

The Saturday 18 June 2016 State Delegate Selection Meeting begins with the election of the district delegates. Then, a total of 5 statewide delegates are proportionally pledged based on the Presidential Preferences of the elected District Delegates. Finally, the statewide delegates are elected.

In addition, North Dakota has 5 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Senator.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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KY Sen Rand Paul (R) announces run for President. IL H18 Special election. 17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Alexander "Alex" Meluskey (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 21: Fowler City Councilman Daniel Thomas Parra (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: Eric Lynn (Democratic) - added. House CD 18: John "Juan" Xuna (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 18 Special Election: The U.S. Department of Justice and Illinois have agreed to a Tuesday 7 July 2015 Special Primary and a Thursday 10 September 2015 Special Election to fill the vacant seat of former Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican).

Montana: Auditor: Auditor Monica J. Lindeen (Democratic) - Open Office; former state Representative Richard Champion "Champ" Edmunds, Jr. (Republican) - added; former state Senator Jesse Laslovich (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: James "Jim" Duncan (Republican) - added.

Puerto Rico: Governor: Reinaldo Rios (Independent) - added.

Texas: House CD 29: Congressman Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Virgil Bierschwale (Republican) - added; John Michael Castillo (Independent) - added; Roland Jackson (Unaffiliated) - added; Senator Rand Paul (Republican) - added; Eric M. Poders (Independent) - added; C. C. Reed (No Party Affiliation) - added; Dan Taus (Independent) - added.

2016 Nebraska Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Nebraska Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step are the Saturday 5 March 2016 Precinct Caucuses.

The process: The Saturday 5 March 2016 First Tier Precinct Caucuses choose delegates to the County Conventions by Presidential preference. The Thursday 19 May - Sunday 29 May 2016 Second Tier County Conventions choose delegates to the State Convention by Presidential preference.

At the Saturday 18 June 2016 Third tier State Convention, a total of 17 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the preference in each congressional district. A total of 9 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the preferences statewide.

And finally, the State Convention elects the National Convention Delegates.

In addition, Nebraska has 5 unpledged delegates consisting of 4 Democratic National Committee members and 1 U.S. Representative.

There is a Tuesday 10 May 2016 Advisory state run Presidential Primary. This primary has no affect on the delegate selection process.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

2016 Louisiana Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Louisiana Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Saturday 5 March 2016 primary.

A total of 35 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 19 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at a post primary vote by mail caucus on Saturday 30 April 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 28 May 2016 Democratic State Central Committee.

In addition, Louisiana has 7 unpledged delegates consisting of 6 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Representative.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

17 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

17 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 26: Annette Taddeo-Goldstein (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 18 Special: Ron Wallace (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 1: Gary Kroeger (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Governor: Gatewood Galbraith (Independent) - added (On 31 March 2015, Terrill Wayne Newman, changed his name to Gatewood Galbraith. The original Gatewood Galbraith died in January 2012).

Missouri: Governor: John G. Brunner (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 3: Jerald Steve McFall (Republican) - added.

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

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

Presidential Candidates: Edie Atkinson-Bukewihge (Democratic) - added; Peter Howard Breyfogle (No Party Affiliation) - added; Kevin A. Donges (Independent) - added; Fulton County Pennsylvania Tax Assessor James "Jim" Hedges (Prohibition Party) - added; Jeffrey M. Oleyar (Write-in) - added; Louis S. Pica (No Party Affiliation) - added; Greg Seltzer (Prohibition Party) - apparently not a candidate; Anthony Ahmed Shahmoradi (Independent) - added; Matthew Torrez (No Party Affiliation) - added.

2016 Pennsylvania Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 26 April 2016 primary.

A total of 104 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 56 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. District Level delegates appear on the primary ballot and selections are made from the highest vote getters. The statewide delegates are elected on Saturday 11 June 2016 by the State Committee.

In addition, Pennsylvania has 21 unpledged delegates consisting of 13 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 5 US Representatives, 1 Governor, and 1 Distinguished Party Leader (former DNC Chairman Edward Gene "Ed" Rendell).


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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9 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: former state Controller Steve Westly (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: William Ostrander (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 10: former Congressman Brad Schneider (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 5: Charles Faddis (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 4: Grant Everett Starrett (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 23: former Congressman Pete P. Gallego (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Robert Cranford Maddux (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Raymond Miller (Republican) - added; Richard Lynn Shrum (Independent) - added.

2016 New Hampshire Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The New Hampshire Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 9 February 2016 primary.

A total of 16 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 8 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are slated at a pre-primary caucus on Saturday 30 January 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 16 April 2016 quorum of district delegates.

In addition, New Hampshire has 8 unpledged delegates consisting of 5 Democratic National Committee members, 1 US Senator, 1 Governor, and 1 US Representative.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
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Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

7 changes to the candidate list. IL House 18 Special election dates set.
by Tony Roza

7 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: House CD 8: state Senator Michael "Mike" Noland (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 18 Special Election: On 1 April 2015, per state law, Governor Bruce Rauner (Republican) called a Special Primary for Monday 8 June 2015 and a Special Election for Friday 24 July 2015 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Aaron Jon Schock (Republican) who resigned on 31 March. The election dates do not allow enough time for overseas ballots to be counted so these dates are likely to change.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Tom Fiegen (Democratic) - added.

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

Vermont: Senate Class 3: Cris Ericson (Marijuana) - added. Governor: Cris Ericson (Marijuana) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Francis Raymond Castleberry (Republican) - added; Steven Elliott Kerbel (Libertarian) - added.

2016 Iowa Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Iowa Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is the Monday 1 February 2016 Precinct Caucuses. Provisions are made to accommodate Military and other voters who can not attend the precinct caucuses in person.

Each Precinct Caucus chooses the precinct's delegates to the Saturday 12 March 2016 County Conventions based on presidential preference. Each County Convention chooses the county's delegates to both Congressional District Conventions and the State Convention based on presidential preference.

A total of 30 National Convention District delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the Presidential Preferences expressed at each of the Saturday 30 April 2016 District Conventions. A total of 16 National Convention Pledge PLEO and At-Large delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the Presidential Preferences expressed at the Saturday 18 June 2016 State Convention. The district delegates are elected at the District Conventions. The statewide delegates are elected at the State Convention.

In addition, Iowa has 8 unpledged delegates consisting of 7 Democratic National Committee members and 1 US Representative.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.

16 changes to the candidate list.
by Tony Roza

16 changes to the candidate list:

California: Senate Class 3: George "Duf" Sundheim (Republican) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Sean Patrick Guthrie (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 25: Alina Valdes (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 1: Congressman Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 8: Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic) - added. House CD 18 Special: Mark H. Zalcman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 18.

Iowa: House CD 3: Desmund D. Adams (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 1: Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 8: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 10: former state Senator Alan Sanborn (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: state Senator Ruben J. Kihuen (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: Andrew Utterback (Republican) - added.

Presidential Candidates: Robert Igor Boris (Unaffiliated) - added; Charles Raymond Fanning (Not readily classifiable) - added; Mark B. Graham (Write-in) - added; Deshon Porter (Independent) - added.

2016 Michigan Democratic Delegate Selection Process.
by Tony Roza

The Michigan Democratic Party has posted their draft 2016 National Convention Delegate Selection process. The first determining step is a Tuesday 8 March 2016 primary.

A total of 87 district delegates are to be proportionally pledged to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each congressional district. A total of 46 delegates are to be proportionally pledged based on the primary vote statewide. The district delegates are elected at the District Conventions on Saturday 21 May 2016. The statewide delegates are elected at the Saturday 11 June 2016 State Central Committee Meeting.

In addition, Michigan has 19 unpledged delegates consisting of 12 Democratic National Committee members, 2 U.S. Senators, and 5 U.S. Representatives.


2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Dates Chronologically,
Chronological Cumulative Allocation of Delegates,
Weekly Delegate Distribution.