Posted by: reddiva | June 23, 2010

Adding to the List


No More Incumbents

I have not updated this list for you in quite some time.  I thought today might be a good time to do that.  There is only one more runoff from a previous primary before the end of June; South Dakota will finalize the candidate selection process for State offices.

That leaves our next nationally-affected primary for July 13, 2010.  Alabama will vote in the runoff for Governor between Republicans Robert Bentley and Bradley Byrne on July 13th.  Following that will be the July 20, 2010, Primary Election in Georgia.

You may remember that during the June 8 Primary Election in Alabama, there was a third Republican contender, Tim James who, like Bentley, received 25% of the people’s votes.  Since I do not keep up with the day to day political activities in other states, I will assume there was much dissension from the James camp over this.

The last update I was able to find indicates that on June 11, the Alabama Attorney General Troy King, who lost in his own bid for Attorney General in the June 8 primary, issued an option stating that Mr. James cannot request a recount until after the runoff based on Smith v. Burkhalter (2009) where the Alabama Supreme Court decided that an election could not be contested until someone is declared elected (or in this case, nominated).

Also on the runoff ballot will be two Congressional Districts which will close out the nomination for candidates.  District 2 will have a Republican runoff between Rick Joe Barber and Martha Roby.  District 7 will decide the candidates from both parties; Democrats Terri Sewell against Sheila Smoot as well as Republicans Don Chamberlain against Chris Salter.

The dates for the remaining state Primary Elections:

July 20 – Georgia

July 27 – Oklahoma

Aug. 3 – Kansas, Michigan, Missouri

Aug. 5 – Tennessee

Aug. 10 – Colorado, Connecticut

Aug. 17 – Washington, Wyoming

Aug. 24 – Alaska, Arizona, Florida

Aug. 28 – Louisiana (1st party Congressional)

Sept. 14 – Delaware, DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin

Sept. 18 – Hawaii

Oct. 2 – Louisiana (State Primary & 2nd party Congressional runoff)

According to this list of Primary dates, we still have several more incumbents we can “pink slip” between now and the November 2, 2010, General Election.  I look forward to adding more names to the list of term-limited incumbents, resignations and/or retirements from the rank and file of Governors, Senators and Congressmen.

The additions to this list since its creation in March will be shown in RED.

ALABAMA – BOB RILEY(R), PARKER GRIFFITH (R) and ARTUR DAVIS (D)

ARIZONA – JOHN SHADEGG (R)

ARKANSAS – MARION BERRY (D) and VIC SNYDER (D)

CALIFORNIA – ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER (R), GEORGE RADANOVICH (R), and

DIANE WATSON (D)

COLORADO – BILL RITTER (D)

CONNECTICUT – M. JODI RELL (D) and CHRIS DODD (D)

DELAWARE AT LARGE – TED KAUFMAN (D)

FLORIDA – CHARLIE CRIST (R) now seeking U.S. Senate election as an Independent, GEORGE LEMIEUX (R), MEL MARTINEZ (R), ADAM PUTNAM (R), KENDRICK

MEEK (D), and ROBERT WEXLER (D)

GEORGIA – SONNY PERDUE (R) and NATHAN DEAL (R)

HAWAII – LINDA LINGLE (R) and NEIL ABERCROMBIE (D)

ILLINOIS – ROLAND BURRIS (D) and MARK KIRK (R) now seeking U.S. Senate election

INDIANA – MITCH DANIELS (R), EVAN BAYH (D), STEVE BUYER (R), and BRAD ELLSWORTH (D)

KANSAS – MARK PARKINSON (D), SAM BROWNBACK (R), JERRY MORAN (R), DENNIS MOORE (D), and TODD TIAHRT (R)

KENTUCKY – JIM BUNNING (R)

MAINE – JOHN BALDACCI (D)

MASSACHUSETTS – DEVAL PATRICK (D) Changed his mind and is running

MICHIGAN – JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D), PETE HOEKSTRA (R), BART STUPAK (D)

MINNESOTA – TIM PAWLENTY (R)

MISSISSIPPI – HALEY BARBOUR (R)

MISSOURI – KIT BOND (R) and ROY BLUNT (R)

NEVADA – JUDD GREGG (R) and GOVERNOR JIM GIBBONS (R)

NEW HAMPSHIRE – PAUL HODES (D)

NEW MEXICO – BILL RICHARDSON (D)

NEW YORK – DAVID PATERSON (D) and ERIC MASSA (D)

NORTH DAKOTA AT LARGE – BYRON DORGAN (D)

OHIO – GEORGE VOINOVICH (R)

OKLAHOMA – BRAD HENRY (D) and MARY FALLIN (R)

OREGON – TED KULONGOSKI – DEM and RON WYDEN – DEM

PENNSYLVANIA – ED RENDELL (D), ARLEN SPECTER (D) and JOHN MURTHA (D) deceased

RHODE ISLAND – DONALD CARCIERI (R) and PATRICK KENNEDY (D)

SOUTH CAROLINA – MARK SANFORD (R), HENRY BROWN, JR (R),

J.GRESHAM BARRETT (R), and BOB INGLIS (R)

SOUTH DAKOTA AT LARGE – MIKE ROUNDS (R)

TENNESSEE – PHIL BREDERSON (D), ZACH WAMP (R), BART GORDON (D), and JOHN TANNER (D)

UTAH – BOB BENNETT (R)

VERMONT AT LARGE – JIM DOUGLAS (R)

WASHINGTON – BRIAN BAIRD (D)

WEST VIRGINIA – JOE MANCHIN (D)

WISCONSIN – JIM DOYLE (D)

WYOMING – DAVID FREUDENTHAL (D)

It is true that many of the names on this list are seeking different public office, but I added them because they are not going to be seeking the same office they currently hold.  We still have a chance to get them totally out of the way by not nominating them in their individual state Primary Elections.  That has been the case several times already.

You know, that makes me think.  If a current so-called Representative, Senator or Governor thinks he will not be re-elected to the office he currently holds, why would he (or she) even consider the possibility that we would want them in another office?  Oh well, such is life, I suppose.

I am just as human as you are; therefore, it is more than merely possible that I may have erred in my list.  If you find a name that should be either added or removed from this list, please leave me a comment with the information.  I want to post either accurate information or no information at all, and your help is appreciated.

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  1. Again……thank you my friend.

    • Hey, what are friends for if not to do little things for each other?

      Red


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