The Green Papers: What's New?

Fourth Quarter (Oct - Dec) 2015

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

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 6: Delma Jrmar Jefferson (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 9: David Earl Williams, III (Independent) - previously listed as Republican.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Daniel Michael "Dan" Schroeder (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 2: Mark Shell (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Bill Day (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 7: Congressman Michael E. "Mike" Capuano (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 8.

Montana: Governor: Greg Gianforte (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic (correction).

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Las Vegas City Councilman Robert T. "Bob" Beers (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 1: Richard G. Priem (Republican) - added.

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

17 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 23: Douglas Hughes (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Frederica S. Wilson (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 17. Attorney General: Attorney General Pam Bondi (Republican) - Open Office. Chief Financial Officer: Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater (Republican) - Open Office. Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Adam H. Putnam (Republican) - Open Office.

Georgia: House CD 10: Shelby Township Treasurer Michael Flynn (Republican) - removed - incorrect entry - was a candidate in Michigan CD 10.

Idaho: Senate Class 3: Marvin Thomas "Pro-Life" Richardson (Independent) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Daniel J. Bronson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Jesse White (Democratic) - Open Office.

Indiana: House CD 3: Tommy Schrader (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Curtis Hill (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Joe Grandanette (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Jeff Kender (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Geoffrey M. "Geoff" Young (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 9: Thomas Joseph "Tom" O'Malley (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 18: former Middletown Town Councilman Scott Smith (Independent) - added.

Presidential Candidates: John David McAfee (Libertarian) - previously listed as Unaffiliated.

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

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 33: Samuel L. Jackson (Not readily classifiable) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 44: William R. "Bill" Orton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Joseph "Joe" Garcia (Democratic) - Open Chair. House CD 6: former state Representative Edward "Ed" Casso (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Treasurer: Treasurer Walker Stapleton (Republican) - Open Office.

Delaware: Commissioner of Insurance: Commissioner of Insurance Karen Weldin Stewart (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Franklin "Ed" Shoemaker (America's Party) - apparently not a candidate. Senate Class 3: Howard Knepper (Republican) - previously listed as No Party Affiliation. House CD 3: Marihelen Wheeler (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: former Duval County Sheriff John Rutherford (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Angel Luis Vega (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Indiana: House CD 5: Polly Jesus Purdy (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 3: Lafayette School Board Member Erick Knezek (Republican) - added.

Montana: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean (Democratic) - Open Chair.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Thomas Franklin Jones (Independent) - added.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Carlos Ignacio Pesquera (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Texas: House CD 14: Rhett Rosenquest Smith (Libertarian) - added.

Virginia: House CD 5: Congressman Robert Hurt (Republican) - Open Seat - Retiring; state Senator Thomas A. "Tom" Garrett, Jr. (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Secretary of State: Mac Warner (Republican) - added. Treasurer: Ann Urling (Republican) - added.

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

49 changes to the candidate list:

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Chris Aguayo (Veterans Party of America) - added.

New York: House CD 9: Jaime Sanders (Republican) - added.

North Carolina (filing has closed for the Tuesday 15 March 2016 Primary): Senate Class 3: Gregory J. "Greg" Brannon (Republican) - added; Ernest Tyrone Reeves (Democratic) - added; former Congressman Heath Shuler (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Governor: former state Representative Clyde Robert Brawley, Jr. (Republican) - added; Lon Vernon Cecil (Libertarian) - added; Charles Kenneth Moss (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Daniel J. "Dan" Forest (Republican) - added; Joseph John "J. J." Summerell (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Claude Lawrence "C. L." Cooke (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Adam Ward Coker (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Joshua Ethan "Josh" Brannon (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Kenn Kopf (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; James Henry "Jim" Roberts (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: John Wesley "J. Wesley" Casteen, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Mark D. Otto (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Thomas Martin Mills (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: John Gunther Burk, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Albert Lee Wiley, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Thomas Waddell "Tom" Hill (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Ryan Patrick Duffie (Republican) - added; former state Senator Malcolm Graham (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Gardenia Mae Henley (Democratic) - added; Juan Antonio Marin, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Archie L. "Leon" Threatt (Republican) - added. House CD 13: John Patrick McNeil (Democratic) - added; Anunava "Ron" Sanyal (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Michael Salvatore LaPaglia (Republican) - added; Secretary of State Elaine Folk Marshall (Democratic) - added as candidate. Attorney General: Timothy "Tim" Dunn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Joshua H. "Josh" Stein (Democratic) - added; Marcus Whittman Williams (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: Dale R. Folwell (Republican) - added. Auditor: State Board of Elections Investigator Charles W. "Chuck" Stuber, Jr. (Republican) - added; Auditor Beth A. Wood (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Agriculture: Walter Graham Smith, Jr. (Democratic) - added; Andrew John "Andy" Stevens (Republican) - added; Agriculture Commissioner Steven W. "Steve" Troxler (Republican) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Insurance: John Michael "Mike" Causey (Republican) - added; Insurance Commissioner George Wayne "Wayne" Goodwin (Democratic) - added as candidate; former Onslow County Commissioner Joseph Robert "Joe" McLaughlin (Republican) - added. Commissioner of Labor: Labor Commissioner Cherie Killian Berry (Republican) - added as candidate; Mazie Butleer Ferguson (Democratic) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent June St. Clair Atkinson (Democratic) - added as candidate; Joel Wesley Sills (Republican) - added; Jane Whitehurst (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8: Butler County Auditor Roger Reynolds (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Presidential Candidates: Senator Lindsey Olin Graham (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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

22 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 2: Robert E. John, Jr. (Independent) - apparently not a candidate. Attorney General: Attorney General Luther Strange (Republican) - Open Office. Treasurer: Treasurer Young Boozer (Republican) - Open Office. Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries: Agriculture and Industries Commissioner John McMillan (Republican) - Open Office.

Alaska: Senate Class 3: Ted Gianoutsos (Non Affiliated) - added; Paul Kendall (Write-in) - added; Thomas Lamb (Republican) - added; Bruce Walden (Veterans Party of America) - added. House At-Large: Congressman Donald E. "Don" Young (Republican) - added as candidate.

Arizona: House CD 2: Rowan Bean (Independent) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 46: Anaheim City Council Member Jordan Brandman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Connecticut: House CD 5: Matt Maxwell (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Laura Rice (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 1: Joe Werner (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Merrie Lee Soules (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Congressman Richard L. Hanna (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring. House CD 25: Brandon Reid Kirshner (Independent) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Teiji Norman Kimball (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Jeffrey Lee Roseman (Independent) - added. House CD 9: Scott Kazura (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: island Senator Angel Rosa (Partido Popular Democrático) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Henrico County Sheriff Michael Leo "Mike" Wade (Republican) - added.

SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER 2015: Democratic Party Presidential Debate televised on ABC from Manchester, New Hampshire
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 PM Eastern Time [0100 GMT, 20 Dec]-- The following Democratic presidential contenders debate among themselves:

  • former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham CLINTON of New York
  • former Governor Martin J. O'MALLEY of Maryland
  • United States Senator Bernard [Bernie] SANDERS of Vermont

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via ABC

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

44 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 5: Malcolm Anthony (Republican) - running in CD 6.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: John David Hale (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: John C. Fleming, Jr. (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Secretary of State: On 15 December 2015, Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) appointed Albuquerque City Councilor Brad Winter (Republican) to the office of Secretary of State. He will serve until a 2016 Special Election is held.

New York: House CD 18: Kenneth Del Vecchio (Republican) - added.

Ohio (filing closed 16 December 2015 for the Tuesday 15 March 2016 Primary): House CD 1: Jim Berns (Democratic) - added; Fred Kundrata (Democratic) - added; Samuel Ronan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Michele Young (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Russ Hurley (Democratic) - added; West Clermont School Board Member Jim Lewis (Republican) - added; William R. Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: former Portsmouth City Councilman John Adams (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Daniel Johnson (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: James Neu (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Michael Davenport (Democratic) - added; Belpre Mayor Michael L. Lorentz (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Bebley Thomas Spence, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 8 Special: Jim Condit, Jr. (Constitution) - added. House CD 8: Jim Condit, Jr. (Green) - added; Robert Coogan (Libertarian) - added; Warren Davidson (Republican) - added; Donald Feerer (Republican) - added; Corey Foister (Democratic) - added; Eric Robert Gurr (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Terri King (Republican) - added; Joseph Matvey (Republican) - added; Edward Meer (Republican) - added; John Robbins (Republican) - added; Dennis Michael Smith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Michael Smith (Republican) - added; James "Jim" Spurlino (Republican) - added; George Wooley (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Joel Lieske (Republican) - added. House CD 10: Robert Klepinger (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Congressman Marcia L. Fudge (Democratic) - added as candidate; Beverly Goldstein (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Ed Albertson (Democratic) - added; Ray Allen Stone (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: John Stephen Luchansky (Democratic) - added; Richard Morckel (Republican) - added. House CD 14: former Cuyahoga County Port Authority Chair Michael Wager (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Scott Wharton (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Keith Mundy (Democratic) - added.

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

11 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 5: Malcolm Anthony (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 5: Douglas Anthony "Doug" Bell (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 2: Lynn Coleman (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Mike Sherzan (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Dave Wallace (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Tim D'Annunzio (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 14: retired Ashtabula County Judge Alfred Mackey (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: Vanessa Tijerina (Green) - added. House CD 32: Jeff Tokar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Railroad Commissioner 1: Mark Miller (Libertarian) - added; Martina Salinas (Green) - added.

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

41 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 5: former state Senator Al Lawson (Democratic) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: former Congressman Anh "Joseph" "Joe" Cao (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Duchy Trachtenberg (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 3: David Allan Hurst (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Marc Duome (Republican) - added.

Puerto Rico: Governor: Governor Alejandro J. García Padilla (Partido Popular Democrático) - Open Office.

Texas: House CD 1: Anthony Culler (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Pat Bryan (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Collin James Baker (Republican) - re-added. House CD 7: James Lloyd (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Craig McMichael (Republican) - re-added. House CD 9: Jeff Martin (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Tim Westley (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Ralph Patterson (Republican) - added; Kaleb Sims (Republican) - re-added. House CD 19: Jason Eric Corley (Republican) - re-added; John C. Key (Republican) - added; Don Parrish (Republican) - re-added; DeRenda Warren (Republican) - re-added. House CD 21: Todd Phelps (Republican) - added. House CD 23: William "Hart" Peterson (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Micah Beebe (Republican) - added; Joel Krause (Republican) - added. House CD 27: Gregory Patrick "Gregg" Deeb (Republican) - re-added. House CD 29: former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia (Democratic) - added; Robert Schafranek (Republican) - added. House CD 30: Charles Lingerfelt (Republican) - added; Mike Mathews (Republican) - added; David Perkins (Republican) - added; Brandon Vance (Democratic) - added. House CD 31: Mike Sweeney (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Paul Michael Brown (Republican) - re-added; Russell James "Russ" Ramsland, Jr. (Republican) - re-added; Cheri Myint Roughneen (Republican) - added; Jeff Tokar (Republican) - re-added. House CD 34: Rey Gonzalez, Jr. (Republican) - added; Willie Vaden (Republican) - added. Railroad Commissioner 1: Lance Christian (Republican) - added; former state Representative Wayne Christian (Republican) - added; Doug Jeffrey (Republican) - added; Weston Martinez (Republican) - added.

TUESDAY 15 DECEMBER 2015: Republican Presidential Debates televised on CNN from Las Vegas, Nevada
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8:30 PM Eastern Time [0130 GMT, 16 Dec]: The following Republican presidential contenders- the top 9 in an aggregate of the leading national polls- debate among themselves:

  • former Governor John Ellis [Jeb] BUSH of Florida
  • Dr. Benjamin S. [Ben] CARSON, Sr.
  • Governor Christopher J. [Chris] CHRISTIE of New Jersey
  • Senator Rafael Edward [Ted] CRUZ of Texas
  • Carly FIORINA of California
  • Governor John R. KASICH of Ohio
  • Senator Rand PAUL of Kentucky
  • Senator Marco RUBIO of Florida
  • Donald J. TRUMP, Sr. of New York

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via CNN


6 PM Eastern Time [2300 GMT]: A so-called "undercard" debate (also televised 'live' on CNN) will be held among the following remaining major Republican contenders:

  • Senator Lindsey O. GRAHAM of South Carolina
  • former Governor Michael D. [Mike] HUCKABEE of Arkansas
  • former Governor George E. PATAKI of New York
  • former Senator Richard J. [Rick] SANTORUM of Pennsylvania
59 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

59 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 32: Assemblymember Roger Hernández (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Phil Oliva (Republican) - added.

Texas (filing has closed for the Tuesday 1 March 2016 Primary): House CD 3: Adam Bell (Democratic) - added; Keith Thurgood (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Ray Hall (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Collin James Baker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Collin Cannon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; David Edwin Cozad (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jeffrey Roseman (Democratic) - added; Ruby Fay Woolridge (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Maria Espinoza (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Craig McMichael (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Scot Gallaher (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Keith Casey (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Ruben Ramirez Hinojosa (Democratic) - added; Johnny "JP" Partain (Democratic) - added; Rance G "Randy" Sweeten (Democratic) - added; Paul Ivory Williams (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 16: Ben Mendoza (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Kaleb Sims (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 18: Sharon Joy Fisher (Republican) - added; Ava Pate (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Ezekiel Barron (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jason Eric Corley (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Mitch Hickman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Samuel David "Sam" Mehaffey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Don Parrish (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Kelly Plasker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; DeRenda Warren (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 20: Scott Edward Persinger (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 21: Daniel Curtis "Dan" Boone (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Tejas Vakil (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Douglas James Blatt (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Mark Gibson (Democratic) - added; Robb O. Rourke (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 23: Phillip Vargas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Roy E. Lozano (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 27: Paul "Roy" Barrera (Democratic) - added; Gregory Patrick "Gregg" Deeb (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ray Madrigal (Democratic) - added; Dan McQueen (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 28: Zeffen Hardin (Republican) - added; William Hayward (Democratic) - added. House CD 29: Julio Garza (Republican) - added. House CD 31: Bob Cornelius (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 32: Paul Michael Brown (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Russell James "Russ" Ramsland, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Jeff Tokar (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 33: Carlos Quintanilla (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Matthew Dale Walbeck (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 35: Jarell Wilson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 36: Dwayne Stovall (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. Railroad Commissioner 1: Railroad Commissioner David J. Porter (Republican) - Open Office; Lon Burnam (Democratic) - added; Cody Garrett (Democratic) - added; Gary Gates (Republican) - added; John Greytok (Republican) - added; Ron Hale (Republican) - added; Grady Yarbrough (Democratic) - added.

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

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Scott Leslie McBean (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 9: Alexander E. Appleby (Libertarian) - added.

Florida: House CD 10: Congressman Corrine Brown (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Thomas Norman Tribandis (Libertarian) - added. House CD 8: Michael E. Capuano (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Mark Alliegro (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 5: Terry Whitney (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: David Goossen (Independent) - added; Sami Khal (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Commissioner of Insurance: Heather Grant (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 3: David Williams Cornette, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Joel Quintanilla (Democratic) - added.

Utah: Treasurer: Treasurer Richard K. Ellis (Republican), who was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, resigned on 1 November 2015 to work as Senior Director of Compliance and Communications at the Utah Educational Savings Plan. On 11 December 2015, Governor Gary R. Herbert (Republican) appointed David Damschen to fill the remainder of the term. Treasurer David Damschen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Governor: Congressman Robert J. "Rob" Wittman (Republican) - added.

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 21: Emilio Huerta (Democratic) - added. House CD 25: Bryan Caforio (Democratic) - added. House CD 36: Dwight Kealy (Republican) - added. House CD 52: John H. Horst (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Jefferson County Commissioner Donald Rosier (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: Gary L. Koniz (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Daniel J. Bronson (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 3: Jack Truman (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Raja Kittappa (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: former Allegheny County Councilor David Fawcett (Democratic) - added; Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 26: Eric Mauck (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 12.

Virginia: House CD 9: Danny Clay Pugh (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: LuAnn Bennett (Democratic) - added.

15 changes to the candidate list.
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15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: James Maloney (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 11: Southwest Florida Water Management District Board Member Kelly S. Rice (Republican) - added. House CD 26: Valencia St Louis Larose (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Robert L. "Rob" Maness (Republican) - added.

Mississippi: House CD 4: Biloxi City Councilman Robert L. Deming, III (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 8: Dean H. Malik (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Jeff Bartos (Republican) - added; Chet Beiler (Republican) - added; Craig Davis (Republican) - added; Eastern Lancaster County School Board Member Thomas E. "Tom" Wentzel (Republican) - added; Brad Witmer (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 3: Michael A. Filak (Democratic) - added. House CD 33: Monte Mark Mitchell (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: Auditor: Auditor Glen Bertrum Gainer, III (Democratic) - Open Office - not running for re-election; John B. "J.B." McCuskey (Republican) - added.

13 changes to the candidate list.
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13 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 9: LeRoi Kramer Price (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 17: April June Freeman (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 19.

Indiana: House CD 5: Allen Ray Davidson (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: David Orenticher (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 8: Jonathan Lee Shell (Libertarian) - added.

New York: House CD 5: state Senator James Sanders, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Treasurer: Dan Blue, III (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 5: Seth Allan (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 12: William Micah "Bill" Bradshaw (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Dolly Elizondo (Democratic) - added; Edinburg School Board Member Xavier Salinas (Republican) - added. House CD 35: Jarell Wilson (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 7: state Representative Brady Piñero Walkinshaw (Democratic) - added.

37 changes to the candidate list.
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37 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 8: Rita Ramirez (Democratic) - added. House CD 22: Teresita Aya "Tess" Andres (Unaffiliated) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: Mark William Bircher (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Valencia St Louis Larose (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Congressman Lois J. Frankel (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22. House CD 22: Congressman Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 21.

Illinois (filing has closed for the Tuesday 15 March 2016 Primary): Senate Class 3: Robert Marshall (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Elizabeth Diane "Liz" Pahlke (Republican) - added; S. Ron Wallace (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 1: Harold L. Bailey (Democratic) - added; Tio Mario Hardiman (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Jimmy Lee Tillman, II (Republican) - added. House CD 2: John F. Morrow (Republican) - added; Dorian C.L. Myrickes (Democratic) - added; Charles Rayburn (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Arthur J. Jones (Republican) - added; Ken McGraw (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 4: Hector L. Concepcion (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 5: Richard B. "Riverview" Mayers (Green) - added. House CD 6: Gerald "Jerry" Drabik (Republican) - added; Robert Marshall (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Amara Enyia (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 8: Richard "Rich" Evans (Republican) - added; Joseph J. Hantsch (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Denis Detzel (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 10: Will Schroeder (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 12: Paula Bradshaw (Green) - added; Sadona M. Folkner (Green) - added. House CD 13: Ethan Vandersand (Republican) - added. House CD 14: Jesse Lee Maggitt (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Colin M. McGroarthy (Republican) - added. House CD 17: Jack Boccarossa (Republican) - added. Comptroller Special: state Senator Daniel Biss (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 22: former Oneida County Legislator David Gordon (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Jarrin Dale Jackson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: Attorney General: Delegate Robert B. "Rob" Bell (Republican) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list.
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17 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8: Derek James Armstrong-Stoner (Democratic) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Sean Barney (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 1: Patrick Brutus (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Marcus Lewis (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Susanne Atanus (Republican) - added. House CD 14: John J. Hosta (Democratic) - added; Jim Walz (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 3: state Senator Jim Merritt (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: Secretary of State: acting Secretary of State Mary Quintana (Republican) - Incumbent added.

South Carolina: House CD 4: Paton Blough (Independent) - added.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Scott Taylor (Republican) - added.

Washington: Lieutenant Governor: University Place City Councilor Javier Figueroa (Republican) - added; state Representative Jim Moeller (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Jason Ritchie (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Auditor: Mark Miloscia (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Randy I. Dorn (Nonpartisan) - Open Office.

West Virginia: Secretary of State: Barry Holstein (Republican) - added.

11 changes to the candidate list.
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11 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 6: George Steve Pappas (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 5: Robert Sherman (Green) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Sujeet Narendra "Bobby" Mahendra (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 4: former Cleveland City Councilman Norbert Dennerll (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Thomas E. "Tom" Guild (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Labor: Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston (Republican) - appointed 10 November 2015 - Open Office - will not seek election to this office.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Dan Laschober (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: Auditor General: Northampton County Executive John A. Brown (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 31: Mike Clark (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 4: Weldon Carnahan (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Charlie Tyrrel (Republican) - added.

18 changes to the candidate list.
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18 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Senate Class 3: Howard Knepper (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Republican.

Maine: House CD 2: Mike Turcotte (Independent) - added.

Montana: Governor: Mark Perea (Republican) - added; Ron Vandevender (Libertarian) - added.

New Hampshire: House CD 1: state Representative Pamela "Pam" Tucker (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Larry Holmquist (Republican) - added; former Superior Court Judge Paul Wright (Republican) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Ronald "Ron" Newton (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Kenn Kopf (Republican) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 11: Bryson City Alderman Frederick E. "Rick" Bryson (Democratic) - added. Secretary of State: Lottery Commissioner Abraham "AJ" Daoud (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Forsyth County District Attorney James R. "Jim" O'Neill (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Forsyth County School Board Member Mark Johnson (Republican) - added; Henry J. Pankey (Democratic) - added; Rosemary Stein (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Governor: Sarah Vogel (Democratic) - added. Auditor: Josh Gallion (Republican) - added; Brian Kroshus (Republican) - added.

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

23 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 6: Malcolm Anthony (Republican) - added. House CD 7: Mark Busch (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 24: Idson Pierre-Charles (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Ted Metz (Libertarian) - added.

Kansas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer (Republican) - Open Chair.

Louisiana: Senate Class 3: Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 3; Congressman John Calvin Fleming, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (Republican) - Open Seat. House CD 4: Congressman John Calvin Fleming, Jr. (Republican) - Open Seat.

Maryland: House CD 1: Jonathan Goff, Jr. (Republican) - added. House CD 3: John Rea (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Rob Buck (Republican) - added; Lisa Renee Ransom (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 6: George Gluck (Green) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Kevin "Bird" Winge (Independent) - added.

Missouri: Governor: state Senator Bob Dixon (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 9: former state Representative Steve Kraus (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: Vicente Gonzalez (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: Ezekiel Barron (Democratic) - added; Mitch Hickman (Republican) - added; Kelly Plasker (Republican) - added. House CD 23: Lee Thomas Keenen, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Evan Charles "Ivan" Thomas (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 37: Shariff Hazan (Republican) - added. House CD 46: Heberto M. Sanchez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tom Torlakson (Nonpartisan [Democratic]) - Open Office.

Delaware: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Bethany Hall-Long (Democratic) - added; Rehoboth Beach City Commissioner Kathy McGuiness (Democratic) - added; New Castle County Register of Wills Ciro Poppiti, III (Democratic) - added; City of Wilmington Council Member Sherry Dorsey Walker (Democratic) - added. House At-Large: Mike Miller (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Paul Gallagher (Democratic) - added; New Castle County Sheriff Trinidad Navarro (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Secretary of State: Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen A. Yarbrough (Democratic) - added.

LA 21 Nov election recap. Senator Vitter (LA R) to retire. 17 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 29: Joseph Ivaro Shammas (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (Democratic) - added; San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. "Mike" Ramos (Republican) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (Democratic) - Open Office - candidate for Attorney General.

Illinois: House CD 1: Congressman Bobby Lee Rush (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Indiana: Attorney General: Steve Carter (Republican) - added.

Louisiana (21 Nov election recap): Senate Class 3: Senator David B. Vitter (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring after loosing election for Governor. Governor: state Representative John Bel Edwards (Democratic) - elected. Lieutenant Governor: former Plaquemines Parish President "Billy" Nungesser (Republican) - elected. Attorney General: former Congressman "Jeff" Landry (Republican) - elected.

Missouri: House CD 4: Gordon Christensen (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 7: Yungman F. Lee (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: Treasurer: Treasurer Kelly L. Schmidt (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 8: Craig McMichael (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Juan "Sonny" Palacios, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 2: Charlene McArthur Albarran (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: David Malcolm McDevitt (Democratic) - added.

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3 changes to the popular vote:

Louisiana: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General.

Saturday 21 November 2015: RUNOFFS in LOUISIANA (for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The polls are open in LOUISIANA from 7 AM to 8 PM local time [1300 to 0200 GMT].

Results from a media source
Returns from an official source.

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

9 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Senate Class 3: Herman Lee Giger (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 14: Eddie Adams, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Iowa: Senate Class 3: Ray Zirkelbach (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: Kenn Kopf (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: Don Elijah Eckhart (Republican) - previously listed as Independent; Scott Rupert (Independent) - added.

Oregon: Senate Class 3: Faye Stewart (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 13: Jeffrey Ansel (Independent) - added. House CD 29: Dominique Michelle Garcia (Democratic) - added.

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 20: Monterey County Deputy District Attorney Jimmy Panetta (Democratic) - added. House CD 44: Omar Navarro (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 51: Juan M. Hidalgo, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Charles Thies (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 18: Randy Perkins (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 4: Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 10: Joseph William Kopsick (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: David James Benson-Staebler (Republican) - added.

Montana: Secretary of State: former state Senator Corey Stapleton (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 22: Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Governor: state Senator Tom Campbell (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Joshua B. Harris-Till (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Alvis "Al" McAffrey (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 8: Steve Toth (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Governor: state Representative Shap Smith (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

22 changes. Congressmen Farr (D - CA CD 20), Hinojosa (D - TX CD 15), Lummis (R - WY At-Large) retiring.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

22 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: David Summer Pizer (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 7: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott R. Jones (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Congressman Sam Farr (Democratic) - Open Seat - retiring. House CD 23: Wendy Reed (Democratic) - added. House CD 43: Omar Navarro (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: former Aurora City Councilor Ryan Frazier (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 14: Evelio Gonzalez (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Carlos Fernandez (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 1: Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Edward F. Vowell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 7: Peter Jacob (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 4: Sue Googe (Republican) - added.

Ohio: Senate Class 3: former state Senator Robert F. "Bob" Hagan (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kelli Prather (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: Bill Golderer (Democratic) - added; Dave Naples (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 15: Congressman Rubén E. Hinojosa (Democratic) - Open Seat - reiiring. House CD 19: Don Parrish (Republican) - added.

Utah: House CD 3: Chia-Chi Teng (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: David Zuckerman (Democratic, Progressive) - added.

Wyoming: House At-Large: Congressman Cynthia Marie Lummis (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring; state Representative Tim Stubson (Republican) - added.

SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015: Democratic Party Presidential Debate televised on CBS from Des Moines, Iowa
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 PM Eastern Time [0200 GMT, 15 Nov]-- The following Democratic presidential contenders debate among themselves for two hours:

  • former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham CLINTON of New York
  • former Governor Martin J. O'MALLEY of Maryland
  • U.S. Senator Bernard [Bernie] SANDERS of Vermont

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via CBS

2016 Democratic and Republican Delegate Allocation Update
by Tony Roza

The Democratic Convention has now a total of 4,764 delegates votes with 2,383 needed to nominate.

The Democrats award bonus delegates to states that start later in the cycle and to neighboring states that start on the same date. Bonus are awarded as a percentage increase in a state's delegation.

States beginning their process during Stage II, which runs from 1 through 30 April 2016, receive a 10% bonus. States beginning their process during Stage III, which runs from 1 May through 14 June 2016, receive a 20% bonus. States that begin on or after the 4th Tuesday in March, Tuesday 22 March 2016, receive a 15% bonus when clusters of 3 or more neighboring states begin on the same date. Find the details here.

  • Alaska changed: +1 district delegate, +1 at-large delegate. 15% Cluster AK, HI, WA bonus delegates. Total: 20 delegate votes.
  • Arizona changed: +7 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates. 15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT bonus delegates. Total: 85 delegate votes.
  • California changed: +53 district delegates, +17 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 546 delegate votes.
  • Connecticut changed: +3 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 10% Stage II bonus delegates. Total: 70 delegate votes.
  • Delaware changed: +3 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA bonus delegates. Total: 31 delegate votes.
  • District of Columbia changed: +2 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III) bonus delegates. Total: 46 delegate votes.
  • Guam changed: +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 12 delegate votes.
  • Hawaii changed: +2 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 15% Cluster AK, HI, WA bonus delegates. Total: 34 delegate votes.
  • Idaho changed: +2 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT bonus delegates. Total: 27 delegate votes.
  • Indiana changed: +9 district delegates, +3 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 92 delegate votes.
  • Kentucky changed: +6 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 61 delegate votes.
  • Maryland changed: +13 district delegates, +4 at-large delegates. 10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA bonus delegates. Total: 118 delegate votes.
  • Montana changed: +4 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD bonus delegates. Total: 27 delegate votes.
  • New Jersey changed: +12 district delegates, +4 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 142 delegate votes.
  • New Mexico changed: +4 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 43 delegate votes.
  • New York changed: +11 district delegates, +3 at-large delegates. 10% Stage II bonus delegates. Total: 291 delegate votes.
  • North Dakota changed: +3 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD bonus delegates. Total: 23 delegate votes.
  • Oregon changed: +7 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 73 delegate votes.
  • Pennsylvania changed: +23 district delegates, +7 at-large delegates. 10% Stage II + 15% Cluster DE, MD, PA bonus delegates. Total: 210 delegate votes.
  • Puerto Rico changed: +7 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 67 delegate votes.
  • Rhode Island changed: +1 district delegate, +1 at-large delegate. 10% Stage II bonus delegates. Total: 33 delegate votes.
  • South Dakota changed: +4 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III + 15% Cluster MT, ND, SD bonus delegates. Total: 25 delegate votes.
  • Utah changed: +6 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates, +1 pledged PLEO delegate. 15% Cluster AZ, ID, UT bonus delegates. 37 delegate votes.
  • Virgin Islands changed: +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 12 delegate votes.
  • Washington changed: +9 district delegates, +3 at-large delegates. 15% Cluster AK, HI, WA bonus delegates. Total: 118 delegate votes.
  • West Virginia changed: +3 district delegates, +1 at-large delegate. 20% Stage III bonus delegates. Total: 37 delegate votes.
  • Wisconsin changed: +5 district delegates, +2 at-large delegates. 10% Stage II bonus delegates. Total: 96 delegate votes.
  • Wyoming changed: +1 at-large delegate. 10% Stage II bonus delegates. Total: 18 delegate votes.

The Republican Convention has now a total of 2,472 delegates with 1,237 needed to nominate.

Republicans award bonus delegates base on the number of Republicans elected. Find the details here.

  • Kentucky changed: +1 Gubernatorial (Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin - elected 2015) bonus delegate. Total: 46 delegates.
  • Mississippi changed: +1 Gubernatorial (Phil Bryant - re-elected 2015) bonus delegate. Total: 40 delegates.
14 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

14 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 2: former state Representative Nathan Mathis (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 17: Ronald H. Cohen (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 6: Dwayne L. Taylor (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Reginald "Reggie" Marselus (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: James R. Gould (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 6: former Guilford County Commissioner Bruce Davis (Democratic) - added; Christopher Wesley "Chris" Hardin (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Secretary of State: Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian (Democratic) - previously listed as Nonpartisan; state Senator Richard Devlin (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Dennis Richardson (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: Edward F. "Ed" Haggerty (No Party Affiliation) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Jenny A. Home (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Michael Robert "Mike" Dickinson (Democratic) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 3: Alex Tsimerman (Not readily classifiable) - added.

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

5 changes to the candidate list:

Idaho: House CD 2: Steve Roderick (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 2: Chip Evans (Democratic) - added.

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

Oregon: Treasurer: former state Senator Chris Telfer (Independent Party of Oregon) - added.

Texas: House CD 1: Simon Wood Winston (Republican) - added.

TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2015: Republican Presidential Debates televised on FOXBusiness from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

9 PM Eastern Time [0200 GMT, 11 Nov]: The following Republican presidential contenders- the top 8 in an aggregate of the leading national polls- debate among themselves for nearly two hours:

  • former Governor John Ellis [Jeb] BUSH of Florida
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin S. [Ben] CARSON, Sr.
  • Senator Rafael Edward [Ted] CRUZ of Texas
  • Businesswoman Carly FIORINA
  • Governor John R. KASICH of Ohio
  • Senator Rand PAUL of Kentucky
  • Senator Marco RUBIO of Florida
  • Business magnate Donald J. TRUMP, Sr.

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via FOXBusiness


7 PM Eastern Time [0000 GMT, 11 Nov]: A nearly one hour debate (also televised 'live' on FOXBusiness) among some of the remaining major Republican contenders, as follows:

  • Governor Christopher J. [Chris] CHRISTIE of New Jersey
  • former Governor Michael D. [Mike] HUCKABEE of Arkansas
  • Governor Piyush [Bobby] JINDAL of Louisiana
  • former Senator Richard J. [Rick] SANTORUM of Pennsylvania


The following major Republican presidential contenders did not qualify for even the so-called 'undercard' debate this evening: former Governor James S. GILMORE of Virginia, Senator Lindsey O. GRAHAM of South Carolina and former Governor George E. PATAKI of New York.

 

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

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas (filing for the Tuesday 1 March 2016 Primary has closed): Senate Class 3: Curtis Coleman (Republican) - added; Jason Tate (Write-in) - added. House CD 2: Charles Neely (Write-in) - added; Brock Olree (Republican) - added; Mathew Wescott (Write-in) - added. House CD 3: Steve Issacson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Robbie Wilson (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 21: Michael Rubio (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Senate Class 3: Peg Littleton (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Senate Class 3: Tom Recktenwald (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: state Senator Tom Casperson (Republican) - added.

North Dakota: Senate Class 3: Robert Marquette (Libertarian) - added. Lieutenant Governor: Joshua Voytek (Libertarian) - added. House At-Large: Jack Seaman (Libertarian) - added. Auditor: Roland Riemers (Libertarian) - added. Commissioner of Insurance: Nick Bata (Libertarian) - added. Public Service Commissioner 1: Tom Skadeland (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 16: state Senator Lloyd K. Smucker (Republican) - added.

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

24 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 3: Marcus Bowman (Republican) - added; John Martin (Republican) - added; Jonathan McConnell (Republican) - added; Shadrack McGill (Republican) - added; Charles Nana (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Dean Young (Republican) - added. House CD 2: Bob Rogers (Republican) - added. House CD 7: David Van Williams (Republican) - added.

Arizona: House CD 1: state Senator Barbara McGuire (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

California: House CD 52: Denise Gitsham (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 9: Jason D. Borders (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: former Tampa City Councillor Mary Mulhern (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kimberly H. Walker (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: Napoleon Harris (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Roger Kittelson (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Mark Connolly (Democratic) - added.

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

Ohio: House CD 1: Samuel Ronan (Democratic) - added.

Oregon: House CD 5: Colm Willis (Republican) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 1: Nick Gibson (Independent) - added. House CD 16: Congressman Joseph R. "Joe" Pitts (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: state Representative Kesha K. Ram (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Michael David Webb (Republican) - added.

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

7 changes to the candidate list:

Colorado: House CD 2: Nicholas Grant "Nic" Morse (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 9: Joan McCarthy Lasonde (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Public Instruction Superintendent Denise Juneau (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 22: Ahmad R. Hassan (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Phillip Vargas (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Phillip Norman "Phil" Anderson (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Daniel Peter "Peter" Theron (Republican) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list. 7 changes to the popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

17 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 21: Connie Perez (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Kentucky: Governor: Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin (Republican) - elected. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (Democratic) - elected. Attorney General: Andy Beshear (Democratic) - elected. Treasurer: Allison Ball (Republican) - elected. Auditor of Public Accounts: state Representative Mike Harmon (Republican) - elected. Commissioner of Agriculture: state Representative Ryan F. Quarles (Republican) - elected.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Andrew Richard Willmert (Not readily classifiable) - added.

Mississippi: Governor: Governor Phil Bryant (Republican) - elected. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves (Republican) - elected. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann (Republican) - elected. Attorney General: Attorney General Jim Hood (Democratic) - elected. Treasurer: Treasurer Lynn Fitch (Republican) - elected. Auditor of Public Accounts: Auditor of Public Accounts Stacey E. Pickering (Republican) - elected. Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce: Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith (Republican) - elected. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner Michael Jackson "Mike" Chaney (Republican) - elected.

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

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7 changes to the popular vote:

Louisiana: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, Commissioner of Insurance.

Results in the KENTUCKY and MISSISSIPPI State Elections of 3 Nov 2015
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Winners in KENTUCKY:

  • for Governor/Lieutenant Governor: Matt Bevin/Jenean Hampton [Republican]
  • for Attorney General: Andy Beshear [Democrat]
  • for Secretary of State: Alison Lundergan Grimes [Democrat] re-elected
  • for Treasurer: Allison Ball [Republican]
  • for Auditor: Mike Harmon [Republican]
  • for Agriculture Commissioner: Ryan Quarles [Republican]


Winners in MISSISSIPPI:

  • for Governor: Phil Bryant [Republican] re-elected
  • for Lieutenant Governor: Tate Reeves [Republican] re-elected
  • for Attorney General: Jim Hood [Democrat] re-elected
  • for Secretary of State: Delbert Hosemann [Republican] re-elected
  • for Treasurer: Lynn Fitch [Republican] re-elected
  • for Auditor: Stacy Pickering [Republican] re-elected
  • for Agriculture and Commerce Commissioner: Cindy Hyde-Smith [Republican] re-elected
  • for Insurance Commissioner: Mike Chaney [Republican] re-elected

GENERAL ELECTION DAY- Tuesday 3 November 2015: STATE elections in KENTUCKY and MISSISSIPPI
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

In KENTUCKY, the polls are open from 6 AM to 6 PM local time (Kentucky being split between the Eastern and Central Time Zones, polls close at 2300 GMT in the Eastern Time Zone portion of the Commonwealth and at 0000 GMT in the remainder of the State).

KENTUCKY results from AP
Returns from the Kentucky Board of Elections

In MISSISSIPPI, the polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM local time (poll closing time is, therefore, 0100 GMT, 4 Nov).

MISSISSIPPI results from AP

The Green Papers only deals with elections for Statewide elective offices in both KENTUCKY and MISSISSIPPI. In Mississippi, members of both houses of the State Legislature [Senate and House of Representatives] are also being chosen; in addition, there are more elections of offices "down ballot" in both States-- please check locally!

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

7 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 11: Congressman Richard B. "Rich" Nugent (Republican) - Open Seat; Justin Grabelle (Republican) - added; Congressman Richard B. "Rich" Nugent (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Ohio: House CD 8 Special: On 31 October 2015, Ohio Congressman John Andrew Boehner, CD 8, resigned from the U.S. House. On 1 November 2015, Ohio Governor John Richard Kasich (Republican) set 15 March 2016 for a special primary and 7 June 2016 for the special election to fill the vacant seat.

Pennsylvania: House CD 2: state Representative Dwight Evans (Democratic) - added.

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

Presidential Candidates: Lawrence Lessig (Democratic) - withdrew.

Campaigns of most GOP presidential candidates outline their preferred plans for future televised debates
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Representatives of all but one Republican presidential campaign met on Sunday (1 November) to try and exercise more control over the series of televised debates yet to be held over the course of the pre-Convention period. The Republican presidential contenders whose campaign representatives participated in this meeting apparently agreed on at least the following:

  • a 2-hour limit to any debate (presumably any 'undercard' debate amongst those not among the leading contenders will be shorter in length);
  • 30-second opening and closing statements for each candidate;
  • making sure all candidates in a given debate, as might be practicable, get equal time.

Campaigns will hold a conference call before each Republican debate in future in order to work out other issues not resolved during Sunday's meeting (such as whether to even hold an 'undercard' debate or, perhaps, having more than 10 candidates on stage from time to time) on a debate-by-debate basis.

The only GOP campaign that did not send a representative to Sunday's meeting was Carly Fiorina's (due to what were termed "logistical issues"). Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee has named its Chief Operating Officer, Sean Cairncross, as its liaison with the campaigns in relation to any such debate format changes.

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

31 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Senate Class 3: former Tull Mayor Frank Gilbert (Libertarian) - added. House CD 1: Mark West (Libertarian) - added. House CD 2: Chris Hayes (Libertarian) - added. House CD 4: Kerry Hicks (Libertarian) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Mikelis Valainis Beitiks (Independent) - added; Mary Elisabeth Godwin (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Santa Barbara Council Member Dale Francisco (Republican) - apparently not a candidate. House CD 52: Mike Canada (Republican) - added.

Delaware: House At-Large: Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Sam Brian Gibbons (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Fatima Rita Fahmy (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 6: Amanda Howland (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Yuripzy Morgan (Republican) - added.

Nevada: House CD 1: Patrick Boylan (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Michele Fiore (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 5: Michael J. Cina (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Francis Cesidio "Frank" Spampinato (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Kevin Day Griffin (Democratic) - added; Mohammad Abous Sabur Nasiri (Independent) - added. Treasurer: Treasurer Janet Cowell (Democratic) - Open Office; Treasurer Janet Cowell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Ron Elmer (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: Congressman John Andrew Boehner (Republican) - Resigned.

The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 246 Republicans, 188 Democrats, and 1 vacant seat (Ohio House CD 8).

Texas: House CD 12: Eric Mauck (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: Kaleb Sims (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Daniel Curtis "Dan" Boone (Democratic) - added. House CD 25: Kathleen Thomas (Democratic) - added. House CD 31: Bob Cornelius (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Tokar Jeff (Republican) - added. House CD 35: Susan Narvaiz (Republican) - added.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Marc Savitt (Republican) - added.

NBC suspended from 26 Feb 2016 GOP Debate; GOP presidential campaigns to discuss future debate format Sunday
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Republican National Committee on 30 October 2015 announced that it was suspending its relationship with NBC and its television networks in relation to a planned debate among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination scheduled for 26 February 2016. That debate was originally supposed to be televised and moderated by NBC and its sister network Telemundo.

This decision by the RNC seems related to controversies over how the Republican presidential debates (especially the "Main Event" involving the top ten GOP contenders in the polls) this past Wednesday (28 October) had been conducted by moderators from CNBC- another NBC network- which had also televised this past week's debates nationally. The RNC left open the question as to whether some other network(s) might televise that February debate.

This announcement comes on the heels of numerous media reports of a meeting among representatives of several Republican presidential contenders and their respective campaigns- to be held this coming Sunday (1 November)- to specifically deal with their potentially exercising more control over the manner in which such debates among GOP presidential contenders will be held in future. The RNC itself has, as of latest reports, been excluded from directly participating in this meeting and this has led to much speculation that the RNC's announcement of its having so suspended NBC participation in the series of presidential debates was something of an "olive branch" to GOP presidential contenders in this regard.

PAUL RYAN of Wisconsin officially becomes SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE with an absolute majority
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The United States House of Representatives today officially confirmed Congressman Paul D. Ryan [Republican-Wisconsin] as its new Speaker, succeeding Congressman John Boehner [Republican-Ohio] who will be resigning from the House, effective the end of the month.

The vote on the floor (as announced from the Chair) was as follows:

  • Paul D. Ryan [R-WI] 236
  • Nancy D. Pelosi [D-CA] 184
  • Daniel Webster [R-FL] 9
  • Others 3

432 Members of Congress thereby present and voting, 217 votes were necessary to a choice: Ryan not only gained a majority of the total votes cast, he also received an absolute majority (at least 218) of the total membership of the lower chamber of the Congress of the United States.

3 Representatives in Congress did not formally register their presence in the chamber or vote for Speaker (including Congressman Ryan himself).

Congressman PAUL RYAN (R-Wisconsin) to be new SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

The Republican Conference within the U.S. House of Representatives today voted, 200-43, to put forth Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who was the 2012 Republican vice-presidential candidate on the ticket with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, as the Majority's candidate for Speaker of the House, succeeding John Boehner who will be resigning as same as soon as Ryan is formally elected by the full House.

The formal vote on the floor of the House will take place tomorrow [Thursday 29 October 2015] during which Ryan's election as Speaker is expected to pretty much be a mere formality (given that the Republicans control that chamber), although it is rather likely that at least a few House Republicans may choose to- instead- vote for someone other than Ryan.

In order to be elected Speaker, a candidate for that position must gain a majority of those in the chamber "present and voting". If every current member of the House so casts a vote, a majority would be at least 218 out of the total 435 'Members of Congress' (as those in the lower chamber of the United States Congress style themselves in correspondence, in contradistinction with U.S. Senators): if fewer members vote- merely declaring oneself "present" does not count as a vote- the necessary majority will be correspondingly lower (for instance: back in January, Speaker Boehner received only 216 votes- just short of an outright House majority, but well over a mere majority of the 408 votes actually cast at the time- and was still declared elected).

WEDNESDAY 28 OCTOBER 2015: Republican Presidential Debates televised on CNBC from Boulder, Colorado
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

8 PM Eastern Time [0000 GMT]: The following Republican presidential contenders- the top 10 in an aggregate of the leading national polls- debate among themselves for 2 1/2 hours:

  • former Governor John Ellis [Jeb] BUSH of Florida
  • Neurosurgeon Benjamin S. [Ben] CARSON, Sr.
  • Governor Christopher J. [Chris] CHRISTIE of New Jersey
  • Senator Rafael Edward [Ted] CRUZ of Texas
  • Businesswoman Carly FIORINA
  • former Governor Michael D. [Mike] HUCKABEE of Arkansas
  • Governor John R. KASICH of Ohio
  • Senator Rand PAUL of Kentucky
  • Senator Marco RUBIO of Florida
  • Business magnate Donald J. TRUMP, Sr.

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via CNBC


6 PM Eastern Time [2200 GMT]: A one hour debate (also televised 'live' on CNBC) among the remaining major Republican contenders, as follows:

  • Senator Lindsey O. GRAHAM of South Carolina
  • Governor Piyush [Bobby] JINDAL of Louisiana
  • former Governor George E. PATAKI of New York
  • former Senator Richard J. [Rick] SANTORUM of Pennsylvania

24 Oct LA Primary recap. NM SoS Duran (R) resigns. 31 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

There are no party primaries in Louisiana. All candidates from all parties appear on the open primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1) in the Saturday 24 October 2015 primary, a runoff is held between the top two vote getters on Saturday 21 November 2015. Statewide contests proceeding to runoff:

Governor. State Representative John Bel Edwards (Democratic 40%) v Senator David Vitter (Republican 23%).

Lieutenant Governor: Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Melvin L. "Kip" Holden (Democratic 33%) v former Plaquemines Parish President "Billy" Nungesser (Republican 30%).

Attorney General: Attorney General James D. "Buddy" Caldwell (Repbulican 35%) v former Congressman "Jeff" Landry (Republican 33%).

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31 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Senate Class 3: Patrick Thomas "Pat" Quinn (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Ernesto J. Rivera (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Senate Class 3: James Thomas Marter (Republican) - added. House CD 11: Lisle Township Trustee Michael A. "Mike" Tams (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Herman White (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 9: Trey Hollingsworth (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Governor: Public Service Commissioner Scott A. Angelle (Republican) - lost Primary; Beryl Billiot (No Party [American Independent]) - lost Primary, previously listed as No Party [American Independent]; Lieutenant Governor "Jay" Dardenne (Republican) - lost Primary; Cary Deaton (Democratic) - lost Primary; Jeremy W. "JW" Odom (No Party) - lost Primary; Eric Paul Orgeron (Other) - lost Primary; S.L. Simpson (Democratic) - lost Primary. Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Elbert Lee Guillory (Republican) - lost Primary; Jefferson Parish President John F. Young, Jr. (Republican) - lost Primary. Secretary of State: Secretary of State J. Thomas "Tom" Schedler (Republican) - elected. Attorney General: Geraldine "Geri" Broussard Baloney (Democratic) - lost Primary; Isaac "Ike" Jackson (Democratic) - lost Primary; Martin K. "Marty" Maley, Sr. (Republican) - lost Primary. Treasurer: Treasurer John Neely Kennedy (Republican) - elected. Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry: Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Michael G. "Mike" Strain (Republican) - elected. Commissioner of Insurance: Insurance Commissioner James J. "Jim" Donelon (Republican) - elected.

Michigan: House CD 10: Shelby Township Treasurer Michael Flynn (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

New Hampshire: House CD 2: state Representative Jack Flanagan (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 3: Michael Glenn Lucero (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran (Republican) - Resigned on 22 October re: pled guilty charges of corruption related to campaign funds.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Fernando Christian "Christian" Cano, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

North Dakota: Auditor: Auditor Robert R. "Bob" Peterson (Republican) - Open Office.

Texas: House CD 19: DeRenda Warren (Republican) - added. House CD 27: John Wesley Harrington, IV (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

West Virginia: Treasurer: Larry W. Faircloth (Republican) - added.

Saturday 24 October 2015: LOUISIANA OPEN PRIMARY/General Election-- the polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM local time
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

LOUISIANA utilizes what the Pelican State refers to as an "open primary", in which candidates for elective office run "all up"-- that is: they appear on a single ballot, regardless of Party affiliation or lack thereof. If a candidate receives a majority [50%+1 vote] of the total votes cast for a given office, that candidate is deemed to have been elected to that office; if no candidate receives a majority of the total votes cast, there will be a runoff between the two top vote-getters- said runoff scheduled for Saturday 21 November 2015.

Please note that The Green Papers only deals directly with the following Statewide elective offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and Commissioners of Agriculture and Insurance. However, members of both houses of the State Legislature [Senate and House of Representatives] are also being chosen today, as well as special elections for some District judgeships along with elections for many "down-ballot" elective offices at the Parish level and lower... please check locally!

Results from AP.
Returns from the Louisiana Secretary of State.

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

8 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 5: LaShonda J. "LJ" Holloway (Democratic) - added. House CD 17: John W. Sawyer, III (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 6: Gordon "Jay" Kinzler (Republican) - added.

Maryland: House CD 8: Shelly Skolnick (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 19: Robert Michael Shaver (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 2: Ronny Harrison Richards (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Joyce B. Beatty (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: John Schiess (Republican) - added.

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

11 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: Senate Class 3: Mary Elisabeth Godwin (Republican) - added; Paul Vincent Showen (Republican) - added. House CD 7: William Calvin "Bill" Phillips, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Maine: House CD 1: Mark Holbrook (Republican) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: former state Assemblywoman Sharron E. Angle (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 12: David Eisenbach (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Clyde Williams (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Commissioner of Insurance: Ron Pierce (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 9: Donald Philip Larson (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Julien Modica (Democratic) - added.

Presidential Candidates: former Virginia Senator James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (Independent) - previously listed as Democratic.

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

13 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 3: Bob Larivee (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 13: former Governor Charlie Crist (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 3: Larry J. West (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Jon Lavoie (Independent) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Robert W. Patterson (Republican) - added. House CD 7: York Cook (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 9: Noel Jaime Nazario (Independent) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 6: Joe Denham (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Texas: House CD 4: Louis Paul "Lou" Gigliotti (Republican) - added. House CD 17: William Bruce Matta (Democratic) - added. House CD 19: Samuel David "Sam" Mehaffey (Republican) - added. House CD 32: Russell James "Russ" Ramsland, Jr. (Republican) - added.

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

22 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 3: Larry DiChiara (Republican) - added; Jesse Smith (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 8: Sandra Queen Noble (Not readily classifiable) - added. House CD 24: Santa Barbara Council Member Dale Francisco (Republican) - added. House CD 41: Doug Shepherd (Republican) - added. House CD 49: David Klutts (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Senate Class 3: Howard Knepper (Republican) - added. House CD 21: W. Michael Trout (No Party Affiliation) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Shawn Allen Denney (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 8: Aryeh Shudofsky (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 13: Bart N. Velarde (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Brenda Lulenar Lawrence (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 18: Dan Castricone (Republican) - added. House CD 19: Bob Bishop (Republican) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: former state Representative Deborah Ross (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Powell Watkins "Pete" Glidewell, III (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: Nicholas Tolerton (Independent) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: state Representative Timothy "Tim" Derickson (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 19: Jason Corley (Republican) - added; Greg Garrett (Republican) - added; Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Thomas "Tom" Wakely (Democratic) - added.

Commentary: MEANWHILE, THERE ARE *OTHERS* ALSO RUNNING! The first Democratic Party debate re: 2016 is here
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
MEANWHILE, THERE ARE *OTHERS* ALSO RUNNING!
The first Democratic Party debate re: 2016 is here

by Richard E. Berg-Andersson TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Alas! (as well as finally)-- it is now time to discuss the various and sundry contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. Yes, dear reader, in case you might well have forgotten by now (and- given how so much of the media has, so far, covered all this- you can't be at all blamed if you might have!), there are actually two Major Parties here in the United States of America and both of them will nominate candidates for President of the ....

TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER 2015: Democratic Party Presidential Debate televised on CNN from Las Vegas
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff
8:30 PM Eastern Time [0030 GMT]: The following Democratic presidential contenders debate among themselves for two and a half hours:
  • former Governor Lincoln D. [Linc] CHAFEE of Rhode Island
  • former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham CLINTON of New York
  • former Governor Martin J. O'MALLEY of Maryland
  • U.S. Senator Bernard [Bernie] SANDERS
  • former U.S. Senator James H. [Jim] WEBB of Virginia

This Prime Time debate will be broadcast 'live' via CNN

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

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 21: Connie Perez (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: Senate Class 3: Allen Buckley (Libertarian) - added.

Illinois: House CD 17: Patrick Harlan (Republican) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Richard Moss (Republican) - added.

Maryland: Senate Class 3: Michael Tyrone Pearson (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Jason Mark Lewis (Republican) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Maria Chappelle-Nadal (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 19: state Assemblyman Peter D. "Pete" Lopez (Republican) - added.

Ohio: House CD 7: Roy Rich (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Eric Jonathan Haemmerle (Republican) - added.

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: Rowan Bean (Independent) - added.

California: House CD 4: Robert Wayne Derlet (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 15: state Senator Kyle McCarter (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: Governor: Blackii Effing Whyte (Write-in) - added.

Maryland: House CD 2: Kevin Allan Scheminant (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 2: former state Representative Pam Myhra (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Margaret Wood Hassan (Democratic) - added. Governor: Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: Senate Class 3: Sean Haugh (Libertarian) - added.

Ohio: House CD 8: Kevin Francis White (Republican) - added.

Washington: Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Karen Fraser (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Governor: James Brennan (Independent) - added.

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

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu (Republican) - added; state Representative David Gowan (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 39: Brett Murdock (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: Governor: Gatewood Galbraith (Independent) - removed.

Louisiana: Governor: Beryl Billiot (No Party [American Independent]) - previously listed as American Independent.

Maryland: House CD 8: Joel Martin Rubin (Democratic) - added.

Mississippi: Commissioner of Insurance: Johnny McLeod (Reform) - removed.

New Hampshire: Senate Class 3: Governor Maggie Hassan (Democratic) - added. Governor: Governor Maggie Hassan (Democratic) - Open Chair.

Ohio: House CD 8: Scott Patrick George (Republican) - added; Eric Robert Gurr (Republican) - added.

Oregon: Secretary of State: Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian (Nonpartisan) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum (Democratic) - added as candidate. Commissioner of Labor and Industries: Labor and Industries Commissioner Bradley P. "Brad" Avakian (Nonpartisan) - Open Office.

Pennsylvania: House CD 2: state Representative Brian Sims (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 30: Barbara Len Mallory Caraway (Democratic) - added.

West Virginia: Attorney General: former state Delegate David K. Higgins (Democratic) - added; former state Delegate Mark Hunt (Democratic) - added.

NC 2016 Primaries. 6 changes to the candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

On 30 September 2015, North Carolina Governor Patrick "Pat" McCrory (Republican) today signed HB 373 that moves the state's Democratic and Republican Presidential primaries and the General primary to 15 March 2016. The Partisan run-off will be 24 May 2016 (if the run-off is required for a Federal office) otherwise the run-off would be 3 May 2016.

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6 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 4: Raymond John "Ray" Strauss (Republican) - added.

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

Kansas: House CD 4: Daniel Bernard Giroux (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 2: Kay Daly (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 19: Jodey Cook Arrington (Republican) - added. House CD 24: Jan McDowell (Democratic) - added.

Released by the RNC on 2 October 2015: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Released by the RNC on 2 October 2015: The Official Guide to the 2016 Republican Nominating Process.

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

14 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 2: Rebecca Marie "Becky" Gerritson (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 10: Jeffrey G. Rabinowitz (Independent) - added. House CD 13: Jean-Paul Piccion (No Party Affiliation) - added. House CD 18: Marc Benjamin Freeman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 22.

Illinois: House CD 1: August O'Neill Deuser (Republican) - added.

Iowa: House CD 2: state Senator Mark Chelgren (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Jason Batts (Republican) - added; Agriculture Commissioner James R. Comer (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 6: Robert Randolph "Bob" Helland (Unaffiliated) - added.

Nevada: Senate Class 3: Edward "Eddie" "InLiberty" Hamilton (Republican) - added; Robert X. Leeds (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 24: Colleen Deacon (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 20: Scott Edward Persinger (Republican) - added.

Vermont: Lieutenant Governor: Randy Brock (Republican) - added.