The Green Papers: What's New?

First Quarter (Jan - Mar) 2017

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

9 changes to the candidate list:

California: Lieutenant Governor: former state Senator Mark Leno (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Asif Mahmood (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Dennis Duncan (Democratic) - added. House CD 30: Joseph Schrage (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: William Kelly (Republican) - added. House CD 9: Max Rice (Republican) - added.

Maine: Senate Class 1: state Senator Eric Brakey (Republican) - added.

New Hampshire: Governor: Jilletta Jarvis (Libertarian) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 5: Ed Porter (Democratic) - added.

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

10 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Governor: Alabama Public Service Commissioner Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (Republican) - added. House CD 5: former Morgan County Commissioner Stacy Lee George (Republican) - added.

Maine: House CD 2: Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 7: Congressman Collin Clark Peterson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 10: Michael Joseph Milisits (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert G. "Bob" Flanders, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Texas: Senate Class 1: Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 16. House CD 16: Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Virginia: House CD 10: Kimberly Adams (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

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

21 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 7: Omba Joel Kipuke (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 6. House CD 41: Aja Smith (Republican) - added. House CD 50: Ammar Campa-Najjar (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Treasurer: state Represenative Steve Lebsock (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 10: Fernando Gamarra (Green) - added.

Illinois: House CD 16: Christopher Ryan Minelli (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 4: Kimberly Weaver (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Walz (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1. House CD 1: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Walz (Democratic) - Open Seat.

Nebraska: House CD 2: Congressman Donald John "Don" Bacon (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Governor: Monica Brinson (Democratic) - added; Bob Hoatson (Democratic) - added; Lisa McCormick (Democratic) - added; Titus Pierce (Democratic) - added; Hirsch Singh (Republican) - added; Dana Wefer (Republican) - added.

New York: House CD 13: Congressman Adriano Espaillat (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 2: Richard Crosby (Democratic) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 1; Harold James "Mickey" Edwards, III (Democratic) - added; Ken McNeely (Democratic) - added.

Texas: House CD 26: Linsey Fagan (Democratic) - added.

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

6 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 2: William Abbott "Will" Foster (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 8: Danny Ellyson (Republican) - correction - previously listed as Democratic.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Terry Henderson (Republican) - added.

Missouri: Senate Class 1: Raffaele Antonio "Tony" Monetti (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Jason T. Smith (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

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

20 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 8: Judith Keenan McHale (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Donald R. Adams (No Party Preference) - added; Caren Dianna Lancona (Republican) - added. House CD 28: Juan Markos (Republican) - added. House CD 50: Pierre Beauregard (Democratic) - added.

Florida: House CD 1: Congressman Matt Gaetz (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: House CD 4: Sheryl Shipley (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: state Representative Todd Prichard (Democratic) - added.

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

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Debbie "Rica" Wilson (Democratic) - added. Governor: former State University Regent Jim Shea (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Lamont Taylor (Republican) - added.

Michigan: House CD 1: Matthew Wade "Matt" Morgan (Democratic) - added. House CD 7: Congressman Timothy L. "Tim" Walberg (Republican) - added as candidate.

Missouri: Governor: James L. "Jim" Shea (Democratic) - added.

Nebraska: Treasurer: Treasurer Don Stenberg (Republican) - Open Office.

New Mexico: Governor: state Senator Joe Cervantes (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 16: Darrell Lynn Hartman (Republican) - previously listed as a candidate for House CD 13.

Texas: House CD 2: Pat Bryan (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Vanessa Michelle Adia (Democratic) - added.

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

18 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Commissioner of State Lands: Shawn Hubanks (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 34 Special: Michelle "Hope" Walker (Write-in [Democratic]) - added. House CD 41: Doug Shepherd (Republican) - added.

Florida: Governor: Henry Davis (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Governor: state Senator Daniel Biss (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 4: Dirk J. Deam (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Joshua Ford (Independent) - added.

Nebraska: Secretary of State: Secretary of State John A. Gale (Republican) - Open Office.

Nevada: House CD 2: former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle (Republican) - added.

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

Ohio: Governor: Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Laura Ann Weaver (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Congressman James B. "Jim" Renacci (Republican) - Open Seat.

Texas: House CD 3: Robert C. Mason (Independent) - added. House CD 32: Ronald William "Ron" Marshall (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: Bob Harlow (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Carter Dary (Democratic) - added.

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

10 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Jess Phoenix (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Simon Mark Alvarez (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 4: Monica DePaul (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 11: Elizabeth Natalie Webster (Democratic) - added.

Ohio: House CD 2: Janet Everhard (Democratic) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 7: Joshua A. Butler (Democratic) - added; former Harris County School Board Trustee Debra Kerner (Democratic) - added. House CD 23: Congressman William "Will" Hurd (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: Governor: Denver Riggleman (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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

14 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: Kevin Cavanaugh (Republican) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: David Hildebrand (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Richard Dembinsky (No Party Affiliation) - previously listed as Democratic.

Illinois: Governor: J.B. Pritzker (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Marie Newman Newman (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Douglas R. Bennett (Republican) - added. House CD 16: Neill Mohammad (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 1: Susan Bolhafner (Democratic) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Bill Brennan (Democratic) - added; Peter Rohrman (Libertarian) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Dale Ronald Kerns, Jr. (Libertarian) - added.

South Dakota: House At-Large: Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (Republican) - added. Secretary of State: Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (Republican) - Open Office.

Wisconsin: House CD 1: Congressman Paul D. Ryan (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: former Assemblyman David Hadley (Republican) - added. Insurance Commissioner: Paul Song (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Attorney General: state Representative Joseph "Joe" Salazar (Democratic) - added.

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

Ohio: Governor: former state Representative Connie Pillich (Democratic) - added. Treasurer: state Representative Robert Cole Sprague (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5 Special filing closed: William D. "Bill" Bledsoe (Constitution, Libertarian [Republican]) - previously listed as Republican; Nathaniel Cooper (Libertarian) - added; Ray Craig (Republican) - added; Alexis Frank (Democratic) - added; Victor Kocher (Libertarian) - added; David Kulma (Green) - added; Les Murphy (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: Penry Gustafson (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Chris Taylor (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

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

28 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 4: Congressman Paul Anthony Gosar (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 5: Douglas Scott Van Raam (Not readily classifiable) - added. House CD 22: Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 45: Congressman Mimi Walters (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 13: Congressman Charlie Joseph Crist (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 16: Nathan Arroyave (Democratic) - added.

Missouri: House CD 6: Jenna Squires (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large Special: Mark Wicks (Libertarian) - nominated by convention; Rick Breckenridge (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Chris Colvin (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Josiah Loven Loven (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Brad Molnar (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; Rufus Peace (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate; James White (Libertarian) - apparently not a candidate.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Lori Madeline "Mad" Hildebrandt (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 5: Denise Darcel Adams (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 1: Kevin Hern (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 2: James "Jim" Crary (Democratic) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 3: Collin County Judge Keith Self (Republican) - added. House CD 7: James P. Cargas (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Rixi Melton (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 3: Kathryn Allen (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Adam Orson Homer (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 10: Congressman Barbara Jean Comstock (Republican) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 8: Poga Ahn (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Governor: former state Senator Timothy "Tim" Cullen (Democratic) - added; Ralph "Robbie" Hoffman (No Affiliation) - apparently not a candidate.

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

23 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 29: Congressman Tony Cárdenas (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 37: Congressman Karen R. Bass (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Jacey Wyatt (Democratic) - added.

Idaho: House CD 1: Michael W. Smith (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 4: Congressman Thomas H. Massie (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Paul Vincent Gordy (Unaffiliated) - added.

Michigan: House CD 4: Congressman John Moolenaar (Republican) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kimberly M. "Kim" Guadagno (Republican) - Open Chair. Governor: Karese J. Laguerre (Independent) - added; Jonathan "Jon" Lancelot (Independent) - added; Vincent Ross (Independent) - added.

New York: House CD 2: Congressman Peter T. "Pete" King (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Governor: former Congresssman Betty Sutton (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Congressman Warren Davidson (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 13: Darrell Lynn Hartman (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Penry Gustafson (Republican) - added; Josh Thornton (American) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: Congressman Joe Linus Barton (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 36: Congressman Brian Babin (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Washington: House CD 7: Congressman Pramila Jayapal (Democratic) - added as candidate.

West Virginia: House CD 2: Congressman Alexander Xavier "Alex" Mooney (Republican) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: Superintendent of Public Instruction: Rick Melcher (Write-in) - added.

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 9: Irina Baroness von Behr (Republican) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter, III (Republican) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Dwain Reynolds (Green, Socialist Party USA) - added; Kentiel D. White (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large Special: Greg Gianforte (Republican) - Nominated by Convention. House At-Large: state Senator Francis Edward "Ed" Buttrey (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Carl Glimm (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Eugene Graf, IV (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ken Miller (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Dean Rehbein (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Edward Alan Walker (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; state Representative Daniel Zolnikov (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 13: Congressman Theodore Paul "Ted" Budd (Republican) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Archie Parnell (Democratic) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: Randy Boyd (Republican) - added.

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

45 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 3: Edna San Miguel (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Brianna Westbrook (Democratic) - added.

California: House CD 6: Rebecca Quigg (Democratic) - removed - running in Georgia CD 6. House CD 18: Congressman Anna G. Eshoo (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 25: Katie Hill (Democratic) - added. House CD 38: Congressman Linda T. Sánchez (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 49: Congressman Darrell Edward Issa (Republican) - added as candidate; Mike Levin (Democratic) - added. House CD 50: Gloria Chadwick (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Senate Class 1: Ann Marie Adams (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Chris King (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Cameron Magnuson (Democratic) - added; James Gregory "Greg" Pilkington (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: House CD 3: Anna Ryon (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Vernon James Fields (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: Senate Class 1: Shiva Ayyadurai (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Seth W. Moulton (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: Governor: Todd Schleiger (Independent) - added. House CD 2: Congressman William P. "Bill" Huizenga (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 8: Darlene Maria Domanik (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large Special: Thomas Breck (Green) - added - nominated by Convention; Robert E. "Rob" Quist (Democratic) - nominated by Convention. House At-Large: former state Representative Amanda Curtis (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Kelly McCarthy (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; John Meyer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Lee "Link" Neimark (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Tom Weida (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: House CD 1: Congressman Jeffrey Lane "Jeff" Fortenberry (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

North Carolina: House CD 4: Congressman David Eugene Price (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 15: Congressman Steve E. Stivers (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oklahoma: House CD 2: Congressman Markwayne Mullin (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Frank D. Lucas (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Thomas Jeffery "Tom" Cole (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Steven Dane "Steve" Russell (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 3: Congressman George J. "Mike" Kelly, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Patrick L. "Pat" Meehan, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 12: Thomas Lee "Tom" Prigg (Democratic) - added.

Rhode Island: Senate Class 1: Robert Anthony "Bobby" Nardolillo, III (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 7: Congressman Marsha Blackburn (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: Mike Collier (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Jan McDowell (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Awbrey Tyler Hughlett (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Stevan Michael Porter (Libertarian) - previously listed as Independent.

Washington: Senate Class 1: Jennifer "GiGi" Ferguson (Democratic) - added.

23 changes to the candidate list. Special Election called for Montana House At-Large.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

23 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 42: Julia Claire Peacock (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Harley E. Rouda, Jr. (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Senate Class 2: Dustin John Leitzel (Democratic) - added.

Florida: Governor: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Congressman Darren Soto (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 11: William Llop (Republican) - added.

Idaho: Governor: Tommy Ahlquist (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 12: Nathan Colombo (Democratic) - added. House CD 13: David Michael Gill (Democratic) - added. House CD 15: Carl Spoerer (Democratic) - added.

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

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

Montana: House At-Large: Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican) - Vacant Office; John Meyer (Democratic) - added; Tom Weida (Democratic) - added. Congressman Ryan K. Zinke (Republican), who was first elected in 2014, was nominated for Secretary of the Interior by President-elect Donald Trump on 14 November 2016 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 68-31, on 1 March 2017. That same day, Governor Steve Bullock (Democratic) called a Special Election for 25 May 2017. There is no primary. Party leaders will select their nominees by nominating convention.

Ohio: Governor: state Senator Joe Schiavoni (Democratic) - added.

Oklahoma: Attorney General: Attorney General Mike Hunter (Republican) - Incumbent to run for re-election.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Andrew Shecktor (Republican) - added.

South Dakota: Governor: Attorney General Marty J. Jackley (Republican) - added. House At-Large: Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem (Republican) - Open Seat. Attorney General: Attorney General Marty J. Jackley (Republican) - Open Office.

Tennessee: Governor: former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean (Democratic) - added. House CD 1: Congressman David Philip "Phil" Roe (Republican) - added as candidate.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 237 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and 5 vacant seats (California House CD 34, Georgia House CD 6, Kansas House CD 4, Montana House At-Large, South Carolina House CD 5).

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

15 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 6: Rebecca Quigg (Democratic) - added. House CD 21: Congressman David G. Valadao (Republican) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 6: Congressman Michael "Mike" Coffman (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Florida: House CD 25: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 6: Richard Earl Keatley (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 2: John Reiss (Democratic) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 6: Congressman Garland "Andy" Barr (Republican) - added as candidate.

Maryland: Senate Class 1: Charles Sam "Sam" Faddis (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: House CD 4: James "Jim" Keady (Democratic) - added.

New Mexico: House CD 2: Ron Fitzherbert (Democratic) - added.

New York: House CD 19: Antonio Delgado (Democratic) - added; Brian Flynn (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 7: Helen Alli (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 5: Shawn Eric Rundblade (Democratic) - previously listed as Independent.

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

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 25: Congressman Steve Knight (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 39: Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce (Republican) - added as candidate.

Delaware: Senate Class 1: Henry Charles "Chuck" Boyce, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 16: Calen Cristiani (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 8: Glen Scott Miller (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 2: Kelly Don Standley (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Andrew J. Duck (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Patricia Torres (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New York: House CD 8: Congressman Hakeem S. Jeffries (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 20: Congressman Paul David Tonko (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Ohio: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: Governor: Gary Richardson (Republican) - added.

Utah: Senate Class 1: Danny Drew (Democratic) - added.

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

Georgia: House CD 6: former state Representative Sally Harrell (Democratic) - added. House CD 8: Danny Ellyson (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: House CD 1: Demond Drummer (Democratic) - added. House CD 6: Geoffrey Aisin Petzel (Democratic) - added.

Iowa: Governor: former Des Moines School Board President Jon Neiderbach (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: Governor: former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer (Democratic) - added.

Maryland: House CD 6: Congressman John K. Delaney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: House CD 1: Congressman Richard E. Neal (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: House CD 1: Congressman John W. "Jack" Bergman (Republican) - added as candidate.

Montana: House At-Large: state Senator Scott Sales (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Virginia: Lieutenant Governor: Susan S. Platt (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Superintendent of Public Instruction: John Humphries (Nonpartisan [Republican]) - lost 21 February 2017 Primary.

Tuesday 21 February 2017: PRIMARIES in Wisconsin (first Primaries of the Year)
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Wisconsin Primary

Polls are open from 7 AM to 8 PM CST time [1300 to 0200 GMT]

We are following the Primary Election for nomination to the State's non-partisan Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Information from the
Wisconsin Elections Commission.
Results from
AP.

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

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 23: Wendy Reed (Democratic) - added. House CD 32: Mary Ann Lutz (Democratic) - added; Andre Quintero (Democratic) - added. House CD 46: Congressman Jose Luis "Lou" Correa (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 2: Congressman Jared Polis (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 8: Willie F. "Fred" Swann (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 3: Congressman Kevin W. Yoder (Republican) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: Treasurer: state Senator Neil Riser (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Edward Alan Walker (Republican) - added.

New Mexico: Senate Class 1: Mick Rich (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Ted Fienning (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 6: John Wesley Duncan (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: House CD 9: Congressman H. Morgan "Morgan" Griffith (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

10 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: Governor: Noah "Noé" Dyer (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: state Senator Tony Hwang (Republican) - added; Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti (Republican) - added; Peter Lumaj (Republican) - added; state Representative Prasad Srinivasan (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 7: Patrick Donovan Weingart (Unaffiliated) - added.

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

Kansas: Governor: Wink Hartman (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Congressman John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Director of the Office of Management and Budget on 16 February 2017. A special partisan primary to fill his vacant seat will be held 2 May 2017. If no one receives a majority, there will be a partisan primary runoff 16 May 2017. The general election will be 20 June 2017.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 238 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and 4 vacant seats (California House CD 34, Georgia House CD 6, Kansas House CD 4, South Carolina House CD 5).

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

27 changes to the candidate list:

Arizona: House CD 1: Congressman Tom O'Halleran (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 9: Kyrsten Sinema (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Douglas Howard Pierce (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: former state Representative Victor Mitchell (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 15: Ray Peña (Democratic) - added. House CD 20: Jay Alan Bonner (Republican) - added. House CD 27: David Adams (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 6 Special: David Abroms (Republican) - added; Donald Patrick Bolena, Jr. (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Ragin Edwards (Democratic) - added; former state Representative Sally Harrell (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Amy Kremer (Republican) - added; William Llop (Republican) - added; Andre Pollard (Independent) - added; Rebecca Quigg (Democratic) - added; Kelly Stewart (Republican) - apparently not a candidate.

Idaho: Treasurer: Treasurer Ron G. Crane (Republican) - Open Office - not running for re-election.

Indiana: House CD 2: Congressman Jackie Swihart Walorski (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Missouri: House CD 6: Congressman Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 22: Congressman Claudia Tenney (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 1: Richard Crosby (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Andrew R. MacKey (Democratic) - added. House CD 9: Congressman Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 7: David Balat (Republican) - added. House CD 21: Thomas "Tom" Wakely (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 3: Senator Ronald Harold "Ron" Johnson (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 34: Jason Ahn (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Keith Lucas Kirkwood (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Karl Siganporia (Republican) - apparently not a candidate; Michelle "Hope" Walker (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Lateresa A. Jones (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 6: Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Treasurer: Derrick Edwards (Democratic) - added; Mike Lawrence (Republican) - added; state Representative Julie Stokes (Republican) - added.

Maine: Governor: Deril Stubenrod (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: state Senator Raymond J. "Ray" Lesniak (Democratic) - added; Mark Zinna (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Chad Connelly (Republican) - added.

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

24 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Attorney General: Attorney General Steven Troy "Steve" Marshall (Republican) - On 10 February 2017, Governor Robert J. Bentley appointed Marshall County District Attorney Steve Marshall as Alabama's new Attorney General.

California: Governor: Zoltan Istvan (Libertarian) - added. House CD 28: Damien Michael Nichols (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Melissa "Sharkie" Garza (Democratic) - added; Tracy Van Houten (Democratic) - added; Alex Poulton (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; Armando Sotomayor (Democratic) - added; Richard Sullivan (Democratic) - added. House CD 48: Boyd Lachlan Roberts (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: former state Senator Ellen Corbett (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate; former state Representative Dario Joseph Frommer (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Colorado: Governor: Adam Garrity (Democratic) - added; Moses Humes (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 6: On 10 February 2017, Congressman Thomas Edmunds "Tom" Price (Republican), who was first elected in 2004 as a U.S. Representative, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 52-47, as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration. Georgia Governor John Nathan "Nathan" Deal (Republican) called a Special Primary for 18 April 2017. If one candidate receives more than 50% of the vote that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff on 20 June 2017; Keith Joseph Grawert (Republican) - added; Karen Christine Handel (Republican) - added; Bruce E. Levell (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Jimmy McInnis (Democratic) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Madison County Regional Superintendent of Schools Robert A. "Bob" Daiber (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4 Special: state Treasurer Ron Estes (Republican) - Nominated by Convention 9 February 2017; Chris Rockhold (Libertarian) - Nominated by Convention 11 February 2017; James A. Thompson (Democratic) - Nominated by Convention 11 February 2017.

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

Oklahoma: House CD 1: Danny Stockstill (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 2: Congressman Scott W. Taylor (Republican) - added as candidate.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 239 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and 3 vacant seats (California House CD 34, Georgia House CD 6, Kansas House CD 4).

21 changes to the candidate list. Alabama Class 2 Senator Luther Strange (Republican) named.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

21 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 2 Special: (Republican) - On 9 February 2017, Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) called a special election, concurrent with the regular 6 November 2018 election, to fill the remaining 2 years of the term. Senate Class 2: Senator Luther Strange (Republican) - On 9 February 2017, Governor Robert J. Bentley (Republican) named state Attorney General Luther Strange to the Senate Class 2 seat. Attorney General: Attorney General Luther Strange (Republican) - Vacant Office.

Arizona: House CD 9: Talia Fuentes (Democratic) - added.

California: Senate Class 1: Timothy Charles Kalemkarian (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Omba Joel Kipuke (Republican) - added. Attorney General: Attorney General Xavier Becerra (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 24: Congressman Frederica S. Wilson (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Kansas: House CD 4 Special: (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: Governor: former Detroit Health Director Abdul El-Sayed (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Chris Colvin (Libertarian) - added; Josiah Loven Loven (Libertarian) - added; Brad Molnar (Libertarian) - added; Rufus Peace (Libertarian) - added; James White (Libertarian) - added; Mark Wicks (Libertarian) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Seth Kaper-Dale (Green) - added. House CD 4: Congressman Christopher Henry "Chris" Smith (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Maria Collins Warren (Democratic) - added.

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

Utah: House CD 3: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (Republican) - added as candidate.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 52 Republicans, 46 Democrats, and 2 Independents.

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

33 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: Senate Class 2: Senator Jefferson Beauregard "Jeff" Sessions, III (Republican) - Vacant Office - Confirmed as Attorney General in the Trump administration on 8 February 2017 by the U.S. Senate, 52-47.

California: Senate Class 1: Michael Eisen (Democratic) - added. Governor: John Cox (Republican) - added. House CD 25: Kelan John Farrell-Smith (Democratic) - added. House CD 34: Mark Edward Padilla (No Party Affiliation) - added; Michelle "Hope" Walker (Democratic) - added. House CD 44: Congressman Nanette Diaz Barragán (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 1: Congressman Diana L. DeGette (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 6: Kelly Stewart (Republican) - added.

Illinois: Governor: Chris Kennedy (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Congressman Adam Kinzinger (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kansas: House CD 4: former Wichita School Board Member Kevass Harding (Democratic) - added; John Kostner (Libertarian) - added; Chris Rockhold (Libertarian) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 3: Joshua S. Guillory (Republican) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 4: Congressman Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy, III (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Katherine M. Clark (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 8: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Michigan: Senate Class 1: Craig Allen Smith (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: state Representative Carl Glimm (Republican) - added; Lee “Link” Neimark (Democratic) - added.

Nevada: House CD 4: Congressman Ruben Jesus Kihuen (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 10: Congressman Jerrold Lewis "Jerry" Nadler (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 25: Congressman Louise McIntosh Slaughter (Democratic) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 3: Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 9: Mike Cordaro (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Tommy Pope (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 11: Congressman K. Michael "Mike" Conaway (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 29: Congressman Raymond Eugene "Gene" Green (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 32: Stephen Leroy "Steve" Love (Democratic) - added.

Utah: House CD 3: Kidd Damian (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 8: Congressman Donald Sternoff "Don" Beyer, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Wyoming: Governor: Governor Matt Mead (Republican) - Open Chair.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. Senate is now 51 Republicans, 46 Democrats, 2 Independents, and 1 vacant seat (Alabama Senate Class 2).

23 changes to the 2017 candidate list. 7 changes to the 2016 popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

23 changes to the 2017 candidate list:

California: Senate Class 1: John "Stuttering John" Melendez (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Barry Hermanson (Green) - added. House CD 34: Jason Ahn (Democratic) - added; Adrienne Nicole Edwards (Democratic) - added; Angela McArdle (Libertarian) - added.

Colorado: House CD 3: Congressman Scott Randall Tipton (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 14: Christine Yvonne Quinn (Republican) - added. House CD 18: Congressman Brian Mast (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 27: Congressman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 6: Dan Moody (Republican) - added.

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

Minnesota: House CD 5: Scott Dibble (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

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

North Carolina: House CD 2: Congressman George Edward Bell Holding (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Congressman Bradley Mark "Mark" Walker (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 11: Congressman Mark Randal Meadows (Republican) - added as candidate.

Oklahoma: Governor: Connie Johnson (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: Senate Class 1: Paul Frederick DeLong (Republican) - added; Rick Saccone (Republican) - added.

South Carolina: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kevin L. Bryant (Republican) - On Wednesday 25 January 2017, State Senator Kevin L. Bryant (Republican) was "elevated" to the Lieutenant Governor's chair by his fellow State Senators. (On 24 January 2017, Lieutenant Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) ascended to the Governor's chair when Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) was confirmed as United Nations Ambassador by the U.S. Senate.) House CD 5: Tom Mullikin (Republican) - added; Chris Taylor (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Peter John Harrison (Democratic) - added.

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7 changes to the 2016 popular vote:

New York: President, Senate Class 3, House CD 2, House CD 3, House CD 4, House CD 5, House CD 19.

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

54 changes to the candidate list:

Alabama: House CD 1: Congressman Bradley Roberts Byrne (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman Morris J. "Mo" Brooks, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Arkansas: House CD 2: Congressman James French "French" Hill (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Bruce Westerman (Republican) - added as candidate.

California: House CD 12: Congressman Nancy Pelosi (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 34: Ricardo De la Fuente (Democratic) - added. House CD 37: Ron Bassilian (Republican) - added. House CD 40: Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: House CD 5: Congressman Douglas L. "Doug" Lamborn (Republican) - added as candidate.

Florida: Senate Class 1: Tamika Lyles (Democratic) - added. Governor: Tim Devine (Republican) - added; Brooke Locke Marx (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Mary Thomas (Republican) - added. House CD 8: Dena Grayson (Democratic) - added. House CD 12: Robert Matthew Tager (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: John Crowley (Democratic) - added. Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services: state Senator Denise Grimsley (Republican) - added; Paul Paulson (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 2: Congressman Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Henry C. "Hank" Johnson, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 5: Congressman Mike Quigley (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Austin Songer (Democratic) - added. House CD 14: Congressman Randall M. "Randy" Hultgren (Republican) - added as candidate.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Mark Hurt (Republican) - added. House CD 1: Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 1: Congressman Rodney Leland "Rod" Blum (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Congressman Steven A. "Steve" King (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kentucky: House CD 1: Congressman James R. Comer (Republican) - added as candidate.

Louisiana: House CD 4: Congressman James Michael "Mike" Johnson (Republican) - added as candidate.

Massachusetts: Governor: former Secretary of Finance Jay Gonzalez (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Nicola S. "Niki" Tsongas (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: House CD 2: Congressman Jason Mark Lewis (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 8: Congressman Richard Michael "Rick" Nolan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Missouri: House CD 4: Congressman Vicky Jo Hartzler (Republican) - added as candidate.

Montana: House At-Large: Rick Breckenridge (Libertarian) - added.

New York: House CD 7: Congressman Nydia Margarita Velázquez (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 24: Congressman John M. Katko (Republican) - added as candidate.

North Carolina: House CD 10: Congressman Patrick Timothy McHenry (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 13: Congressman Timothy J. "Tim" Ryan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Oregon: House CD 1: Congressman Suzanne M. Bonamici (Democratic) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 3: Congressman Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 7: Congressman Hugh T. "Tom" Rice, Jr. (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 2: Congressman Lloyd "Ted" Poe (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Jana Lynne Sanchez (Democratic) - added. House CD 16: Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 28: Congressman Henry R. Cuellar (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

Virginia: House CD 1: Vangie Williams (Democratic) - added. House CD 10: Julien Modica (Democratic) - added.

Washington: House CD 1: Congressman Suzan Kay DelBene (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 3: Congressman Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 9: Congressman David Adam "Adam" Smith (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 10: Congressman Dennis "Denny" Heck (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

18 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 3: Congressman John Raymond Garamendi (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 6: Johns Creek City Councilman Bob Gray (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 10: Congressman Bradley Scott "Brad" Schneider (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Iowa: House CD 2: Congressman David Wayne "Dave" Loebsack (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Kansas: House CD 4: Eric Jeffrey Kidwell (Republican) - added.

Kentucky: House CD 2: Congressman Steven Brett "Brett" Guthrie (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 4: Sayre Christian O'Cull (Democratic) - added.

North Carolina: House CD 9: Congressman Robert Matthew Pittenger (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 4: Congressman Scott Perry (Republican) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Kris Wampler (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 25: Congressman Roger Williams (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 2: Laquan Austian (Republican) - added. House CD 6: Congressman Robert William "Bob" Goodlatte (Republican) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 8: Congressman Dave Reichert (Republican) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: Senate Class 1: John T. Schiess (Republican) - added. Superintendent of Public Instruction: Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers (Nonpartisan) - added as candidate; Lowell E. Holtz (Nonpartisan) - added; John Humphries (Nonpartisan) - added.

17 changes to the candidate list. CA House 34 Special Election
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

California Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) has called a Special Election to fill the vacant seat in U.S. House District 34. The vacancy is caused by Congressman Xavier Becerra's (Democratic) appointment to the office of California Attorney General. The primary is Tuesday 4 April 2017 and the General Election is tentatively Tuesday 6 June 2017. All candidates, both party members and independents, participate in a non-partisan Special Primary. If one candidate receives a majority (50% + 1) of the primary vote, that candidate is elected. Otherwise, the top two vote getters, regardless of party, advance to the Special General Election.

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17 changes to the candidate list:

Florida: House CD 16: Andrew Edward Smyth (Republican) - added.

Georgia: House CD 6: Jon Ossoff (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 1: former Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp (Republican) - added; Congressman Roger W. Marshall (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 2: Congressman Lynn Jenkins (Republican) - Open Seat. House CD 4: Joseph Ashby (Republican) - added; Gordon Bakken (Libertarian) - added; former state Treasurer Dennis McKinney (Democratic) - added; former Congressman Todd Tiahrt (Republican) - added; Robert Tillman (Democratic) - added.

Massachusetts: House CD 2: Congressman James P. "Jim" McGovern (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Montana: House At-Large: Greg Gianforte (Republican) - added; Dean Rehbein (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 17: Congressman William "Bill" Flores (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 18: Ava "Reynero" Pate (Republican) - added.

Virginia: House CD 11: Stevan Michael Porter (Independent) - added.

Washington: Senate Class 1: Clay Johnson (Independent) - added.

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

13 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 34: Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) - Vacant; Robert Lee Ahn (Democratic) - added; Alex Poulton (Democratic) - added. On 24 January 2017, Congressman Xavier Becerra (Democratic) who was first elected in 1992, resigned to become California Attorney General. Within 2 weeks, Governor Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (Democratic) will call a special election to fill this vacant seat. The election is held in 18 to 20 weeks.

Kansas: House CD 4: Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican) - Vacant; Alan Cobb (Republican) - added; Ron Estes (Republican) - added; James Thompson (Democratic) - added. On 23 January 2017, Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican), who was first elected in 2010, is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-32, as CIA Director. Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) has called a Special Election on Tuesday 11 April 2017 to fill the vacant seat. There is no primary, instead the Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican parties hold nominating conventions. Independent candidates are required to collect 3,000 petition signatures.

Montana: House At-Large: state Representative Casey Schreiner (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Nebraska: House CD 3: Congressman Adrian M. Smith (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

South Carolina: Governor: Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) - ascended to the Governor's Chair. Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) - vacant. On 24 January 2017, Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was confirmed as United Nations Ambassador by the U.S. Senate, 96-4. He resigned as Governor shortly after and Lieutenant Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) ascended to the Governor's chair. State Senator Kevin L. Bryant (Republican) is expected to be "elevated" to the Lieutenant Governor's chair by his fellow state Senators on Wednesday 25 January 2017.

Vermont: House At-Large: Cris Ericson (Marijuana) - added.

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The Partisan Composition of the U.S. House is now 240 Republicans, 193 Democrats, and 2 vacant seats (California House CD 34, Kansas House CD 4).

2020 Democratic and Republican National Convention Delegate Allocation.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Now that 2016 is over, its time to begin work on the 2020 Presidential Nominating Process.

We assume that the 2016 rules for the Presidential delegate allocation will be used in 2020. Note that Democratic unpledged delegate counts are determined by the number of DNC Members, Democratic Governors, Democratic U.S. House members, and Democratic U.S. Senators serving at the time of the convention. Republican delegate counts are based on the number of Republicans elected to state Legislatures, Governors chairs, U.S. House seats, and U.S. Senators seats through 31 December 2019. Timing bonus delegates and penalties will be added in 2019. These figures are preliminary.

Short version: Democratic Delegate Allocation and Republican Delegate Allocation.

Long version (with the detailed math): Democratic and Republican.

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

14 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 34: Keith Lucas Kirkwood (Democratic) - added. Attorney General: Acting Attorney General Kathleen "Kate" Alice Kenealy (Democratic) - Incumbent added.

Georgia: House CD 10: Kellie Collins (Democratic) - added.

Hawaii: House CD 1: Brian Evans (Republican) - added.

Illinois: House CD 8: Congressman S. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Kansas: House CD 4: Vernon Charles S. "Charlie" Walker (Democratic) - added.

Minnesota: House CD 5: Jamal Abdulahi (Democratic) - added.

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

New Jersey: House CD 11: Congressman Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Ohio: House CD 12: Brandon Grisez (Republican) - added.

Oklahoma: House CD 1: Scott Pendleton (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 18: Lori Anita Bartley (Republican) - added.

Vermont: House At-Large: Congressman Peter F. Welch (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Wisconsin: House CD 5: Kris Ann Riley (Independent) - added.

Friday 20 January 2017, Noon EST [1700 GMT]: DONALD TRUMP and Mike Pence become U.S. PRESIDENT and Vice President
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff
Commentary: TRANSFER OF POWER, TRANSFORMATION OF POLICY - Donald Trump takes the helm of the 'Ship of State'
by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Commentary:
TRANSFER OF POWER, TRANSFORMATION OF POLICY
Donald Trump takes the helm of the 'Ship of State'

by RICHARD E. BERG-ANDERSSON
TheGreenPapers.com Staff

As the time reaches precisely 12 o'clock ad meridiem (Standard Time, though, not Local Mean Time) in the National Capital of Washington, D.C. [1700 GMT] tomorrow [Friday 20 January 2017], Donald J. Trump will immediately become President of the United States of America in place of outgoing President Barack H. Obama...

and it will matter not where, exactly, the Inauguration Ceremony itself might then find itself within its own script, even if the Oath of Office itself might not yet have been taken by Mr. Trump: for the United States Constitution itself is in control here-- and, even though Article II, Section 1, clause 8 of that most fundamental document requires that ....

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 32: Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Colorado: Governor: former state Senator Mike Johnston (Democratic) - added.

Connecticut: Governor: Trumbull Selectman Timothy M. "Tim" Herbst (Republican) - added.

Florida: House CD 22: Congressman Theodore Eliot "Ted" Deutch (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 6: Joshua Ivan "Josh" McLaurin (Democratic) - apparently not a candidate.

Iowa: House CD 4: Ryan Meyers (Democratic) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: Laura Lombard (Democratic) - added.

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

Minnesota: House CD 5: Peggy Flanagan (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added.

New York: House CD 21: Patrick Nelson (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 1: Thomas Stauffer "Tom" Perez (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 6: Congressman Derek Kilmer (Democratic) - added as candidate.

19 changes to the 2017 candidate list. 44 changes to the 2016 popular vote.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

19 changes to the 2016 candidate list:

New Hampshire: House CD 1: Ashooh (Write-in) - added; John Potucek (Write-in) - added.

North Carolina: President: Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (Write-in [Democratic]) - removed; former Florida Governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Darrell Lane Castle (Write-in [Constitution]) - removed; Texas Senator Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Governor John Richard Kasich (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; David Evan "Evan" McMullin (Write-in [Independent]) - removed; Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; former Massachusetts Governor Willard "Mitt" Romney (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Florida Senator Marco A. Rubio (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Wisconsin Congressman Paul D. Ryan (Write-in [Republican]) - removed; Senator Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (Write-in [Democratic]) - removed. Senate Class 3: Marcia Karen Abrams (Write-in [Republican]) - removed. Commissioner of Labor: Dale Bender (Write-in) - removed; Summer Hamrick (Write-in) - removed; Rich Nixon (Write-in) - removed; Donna White (Write-in) - removed.

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44 changes to the 2016 popular vote:

Colorado: President, Senate Class 3, House CD 4, House CD 5.

Delaware: President, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, House At-Large, Commissioner of Insurance.

Georgia: President, Senate Class 3, House CD 1, House CD 10, House CD 14.

New Hampshire: House CD 1, House CD 2.

North Carolina: President, Senate Class 3, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, House CD 1, House CD 2, House CD 3, House CD 4, House CD 5, House CD 6, House CD 7, House CD 8, House CD 9, House CD 10, House CD 11, House CD 13, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of Insurance, Commissioner of Labor, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Puerto Rico: Governor, Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives.

Washington: President, Governor.

51 changes to the 2017 candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

51 changes to the 2017 candidate list:

California: House CD 6: Congressman Doris K. Matsui (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 10: Michael James "Mike" Barkley (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 20: Congressman James Varni "Jimmy" Panetta (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 23: Congressman Kevin McCarthy (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 33: Congressman Ted W. Lieu (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 34: Sandra Mendoza (Democratic) - added. House CD 51: Congressman Juan C. Vargas (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Connecticut: Governor: Middletown Mayor Dan Drew (Democratic) - added. House CD 2: Congressman Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Florida: House CD 5: Congressman Alfred "Al" Lawson, Jr. (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 9: Wayne Liebnitzky (Republican) - added. House CD 20: Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Georgia: House CD 3: Congressman Anderson Drew "Drew" Ferguson, IV (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 5: Congressman John R. Lewis (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Donald Patrick Bolena, Jr. (Republican) - added; Richard Earl Keatley (Democratic) - added; Kurt Wilson (Republican) - added. House CD 12: Congressman Richard Wallen "Rick" Allen (Republican) - added as candidate.

Idaho: House CD 1: Congressman Raúl Rafael Labrador (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: House CD 5: Benjamin Thomas Wolf (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: House CD 5: Congressman Susan W. Brooks (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Congressman Allen Lucas "Luke" Messer (Republican) - added as candidate.

Kansas: Governor: former state Representative Ed O'Malley (Republican) - added. House CD 4: Wichita City Councilor Pete Meitzner (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: House CD 1: Congressman Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise (Republican) - added as candidate. Treasurer: Joseph D. Little (Libertarian) - added.

Michigan: Governor: Bill Cobbs (Democratic) - added. House CD 3: Congressman Justin Amash (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Congressman Frederick Stephen "Fred" Upton (Republican) - added as candidate.

Minnesota: Governor: Saint Paul Mayor Christopher B. "Chris" Coleman (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - previously listed as Democratic. House CD 4: Gregory Thomas Ryan (Republican) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Ken Miller (Republican) - added.

New Jersey: Governor: Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno (Republican) - added.

New York: Senate Class 1: Rafael Arden Jones (Republican) - added. House CD 15: Congressman José Enrique Serrano (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 19: Congressman John J. Faso (Republican) - added as candidate.

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

Oklahoma: House CD 1: Andy Coleman (Republican) - added.

Oregon: House CD 3: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 12: Congressman Keith James Rothfus (Republican) - added as candidate.

South Carolina: House CD 2: Congressman Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 3: Hosea N. Cleveland (Democratic) - added. House CD 5: William D. "Bill" Bledsoe (Republican) - added; Sheri Lou Few (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: House CD 8: Congressman David Kustoff (Republican) - added as candidate.

Texas: House CD 31: Congressman John Rice Carter (Republican) - added as candidate.

Virginia: House CD 1: Edwin Santana, Jr. (Democratic) - added. House CD 11: Jeffery Anthony "Jeff" Dove, Jr. (Republican) - added.

Washington: House CD 3: Dorothy Gasque (Democratic) - added.

Wisconsin: House CD 2: Congressman Mark Pocan (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

12 changes to the candidate list:

California: Governor: Rosey Grier (Republican) - added.

Kansas: House CD 4: George Bruce (Republican) - added.

Louisiana: Treasurer: John Schroder (Republican) - added.

Minnesota: Governor: Auditor Rebecca Otto (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - added. Auditor: Auditor Rebecca Otto (Democratic-Farmer Labor) - Open Office.

New York: House CD 3: Jon Kaiman (Democratic) - added.

Pennsylvania: House CD 7: John Andrew McGinty (Democratic) - added.

Texas: Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (Republican) - added as candidate. House CD 6: Justin Wayne Snider (Democratic) - added. House CD 24: Michael Moates (Republican) - added.

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

Wisconsin: House CD 5: Shawn Eric Rundblade (Independent) - added.

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

8 changes to the candidate list:

California: House CD 34: former Los Angeles Planning Commissioner Maria Cabildo (Democratic) - added; Tenaya Wallace (Democratic) - added.

Georgia: House CD 6: T. Jonathan "Jon" Ossoff (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Senate Class 1: Andrew Ulysses Dwight Straw (Unaffiliated) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: Rob Quist (Democratic) - added.

South Carolina: House CD 5: Ralph Norman (Republican) - added.

Tennessee: Governor: state Senator Mark Green (Republican) - added.

Texas: House CD 3: Congressman Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson (Republican) - Open Seat - retiring.

ELECTORAL VOTE COUNTED & TABULATED BY CONGRESS TODAY: Trump & Pence [GOP] officially declared elected Pres & VP
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Vice President Joe Biden gaveled the Tabulation Joint Session of the U.S. Congress to order at 1:07 PM EST (1807 GMT)

538 total Electoral Votes (1 per each U.S. Senator and Representative in Congress to which each State is entitled, plus 3 for D.C.)- thus, there were 538 duly appointed Presidential Electors re: 2016.

Objections were raised by a handful of Representatives in Congress to the counting and tabulating of the Electoral Vote from the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming; but, as no United States Senator had joined in any of these objections in writing, the Chair ruled each and every such objection out of order and the counting and tabulation of the Electoral Vote by State in alphabetical order proceeded in each such case.

The Certificates of the Electoral Vote from all 51 jurisdictions, therefore, seemed "to be regular in form and authentic" and the total Electoral Vote as "ascertained and delivered to the President of the Senate" by the four Tellers- two from each house of Congress, one from each side of the aisle:

from the UNITED STATES SENATE:

  • Senator Roy BLUNT (R-Missouri)
  • Senator Amy KLOBUCHAR (D-Minnesota)

from the U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

  • Congressman Robert BRADY (D-Pennsylvania)
  • Congressman Gregg HARPER (R-Mississippi)

was determined to be as follows:

270 Electoral Votes (a Majority of same) necessary to elect

ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States:

  • for DONALD J. TRUMP of New York: 304 votes
  • for HILLARY R. CLINTON of New York: 227 votes
  • for COLIN POWELL of Virginia: 3 votes
  • for JOHN KASICH of Ohio: 1 vote
  • for RON PAUL of Texas: 1 vote
  • for BERNIE SANDERS of Vermont: 1 vote
  • for FAITH SPOTTED EAGLE of South Dakota: 1 vote

ELECTORAL VOTE for Vice President of the United States:

  • for MICHAEL R. PENCE of Indiana: 305 votes
  • for TIMOTHY M. KAINE of Virginia: 227 votes
  • for ELIZABETH WARREN of Massachusetts: 2 votes
  • for MARIA CANTWELL of Washington: 1 vote
  • for SUSAN COLLINS of Maine: 1 vote
  • for CARLY FIORINA of Virginia: 1 vote
  • for WINONA LaDUKE of Minnesota: 1 vote

Therefore, it was officially declared that

  • DONALD J. TRUMP was elected President of the United States
  • MICHAEL R. PENCE was elected Vice President of the United States
for four-year terms beginning at Noon EST (1700 UTC), 20 January 2017.

After his announcement of the final, certified Electoral Vote for President and Vice President (as already noted above) was briefly interrupted by a few protesters in the gallery (each of whom was removed therefrom by Capitol Police, acting for the Sergeant at Arms of the House on order from the Chair), Vice President Biden dissolved the Tabulation Joint Session at 1:41 P.M. EST (1841 GMT).

Counting and Tabulation of the Electoral Vote by Congress.

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

17 changes to the candidate list:

Arkansas: Lieutenant Governor: Drew Pritt (Democratic) - removed. Commissioner of State Lands: Tommy Land (Republican) - added.

California: House CD 34: Vanessa Aramayo (Democratic) - added.

Colorado: Governor: Noel Ginsburg (Democratic) - added. House CD 4: Congressman Kenneth R. "Ken" Buck (Republican) - added as candidate.

Illinois: Governor: Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar (Democratic) - added.

Indiana: Auditor: Auditor Tera Klutz (Republican) - appointed.

Iowa: Governor: former Director of Iowa's Department of Natural Resources Rich Leopold (Democratic) - added.

Michigan: Governor: forner state Senator Gretchen Whitmer (Democratic) - added.

Montana: House At-Large: former state Representative Amanda Curtis (Democratic) - added; Kelly McCarthy (Democratic) - added; state Representative Casey Schreiner (Democratic) - added; state Representative Daniel Zolnikov (Republican) - added.

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

Texas: House CD 32: Danielle Jessica "Dani" Pellett (Democratic) - added.

Virginia: Governor: former Congressman Tom Perriello (Democratic) - added; Denver Riggleman (Republican) - added.

115th CONGRESS convenes: Paul Ryan (GOP) re-elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

Following a preceding pro forma session held in order to formally adjourn the outgoing 114th Congress sine die, the United States House of Representatives of the 115th Congress of the United States was first gaveled into session at 12:00 PM EST [1700 GMT], Tuesday 3 January 2017, by Clerk of the House Karen Haas. Congressman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin [Republican] (who had first become Speaker of the House after the resignation of Speaker John Boehner during the preceding Congress) was elected to his first full 2-year term as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 239 to 189 votes for former Speaker (and still current Minority Leader) Nancy Pelosi of California [Democrat].

No other Member of Congress other than Mr. Ryan and Mrs. Pelosi had their names formally placed in nomination for Speaker of the House; nonetheless, 5 other votes for Speaker were scattered among 4 others: 2 votes were cast for Congressman Timothy J. Ryan [Democrat] of Ohio, and there were also votes cast for Congressmen James H.S. Cooper [Democrat] of Tennessee, John R. Lewis [Democrat] of Georgia, and Daniel A. Webster [Republican] of Florida, each of whom received 1 vote.

433 votes thus having actually been cast for Speaker and Paul Ryan's 239 being a majority of said 433, Paul Ryan was thereby re-elected to that post.


Following a short pro forma session for the sole purpose of adjourning the final Senate session of the 114th Congress (technically, the U.S. Senate is, unlike the House, a continuing body; thus, it is the House that formally adjourns a given Congress sine die), the United States Senate was called to order by Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, in his capacity as constitutional President of the Senate, at 12:02 PM EST [1702 GMT], Tuesday 3 January 2017. 34 newly elected (or re-elected) United States Senators- all chosen in the most recent election for Class 3 Senators (also last November)- were sworn in at the dais in groups of four presenting themselves before the Vice President, and all answered in the affirmative to the requisite Oath of Office posed as the following question:

  • Do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter?

Newly re-elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took the same Oath, and in the same manner, as the above before administering the same Oath (again, in the same manner) to the assembled newly elected (or re-elected) members of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 115th Congress en masse as well.

13 changes to the 2017 candidate list.
by TheGreenPapers.com Staff

13 changes to the 2017 candidate list:

California: House CD 16: Congressman Jim Costa (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 26: Congressman Julia Brownley (Democratic) - added as candidate. House CD 36: Congressman Raul Ruiz (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Connecticut: House CD 4: Congressman Jim Himes (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New Jersey: House CD 1: Congressman Donald W. Norcross (Democratic) - added as candidate.

New York: House CD 3: Congressman Thomas R. "Tom" Suozzi (Democratic) - added as candidate.

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

Ohio: House CD 2: Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup (Republican) - added as candidate.

Pennsylvania: House CD 17: Congressman Matthew Alton "Matt" Cartwright (Democratic) - added as candidate.

Puerto Rico: Resident Commissioner to the House of Representatives: Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - incumbent removed; Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón (Partido Nuevo Progresista) - Incumbent added.

Texas: House CD 19: Congressman Jodey Cook Arrington (Republican) - added as candidate.

Washington: House CD 2: Congressman Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen (Democratic) - added as candidate.