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Kari Chisholm Column on How Republicans Might Have Been Disenfranchised in 2010 Gubernatorial Race if Top-Two Had Existed Then

Kari Chisholm, founder of BlueOregon, a leading politics blog in Oregon, has this column on how, if Oregon had had a top-two system in 2010, the general election might easily have had no one on the ballot for Governor except for two Democrats.

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Two Billionaires Contribute Yet Another $1,280,000 to “Yes” Campaign for Top-Two in Oregon

On October 28, John Arnold contributed yet another $1,000,000 to the campaign to pass the top-two initiative in Oregon, and former New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed another $280,000. This means the two of them, together, have contributed $4,680,000. Arnold lives in Texas and of course, Bloomberg lives in New York.

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U.S. District Court Enjoins Kentucky Rule that Forbids Judicial Candidates from “Campaigning as a Member” of a Party

Kentucky has non-partisan judicial elections. On October 29, U.S. District Court Judge Amol Thapar enjoined a Kentucky rule that forbids judicial candidates from “campaigning as a member of a political organization.” Winter v Wolnitzek, eastern district, 2:14cv-119. Kentucky already lost an earlier case against a rule that didn’t permit judicial candidates to mention their party

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Delaware Holds Three-Party Debate for U.S. Senate

On the morning of October 29, the three candidates for U.S. Senate from Delaware debated each other at Widener University, School of Law. The debate will probably be broadcast soon on WDEL, a radio station. The three candidates are the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Green Parties. This year, there are only fifteen states

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Three-Party Alaska Debate for U.S. House-at-Large Seat

On October 28, the three candidates for Alaska’s U.S. House seat debated. See this story. The three candidates are the nominees of the Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian Parties.

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Eliot Cutler, Independent for Governor of Maine, Calls Press Conference to Say he is Not Dropping Out

On October 29, Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for Governor of Maine, called a press conference. Speculation was that he would drop out. However, he said at his conference that he is not dropping out, although he acknowledged that he is unlikely to win, and he seemed to suggest that he would understand if his supporters

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