The Chautauqua County Women’s Action Group will sponsor a congressional meet-the-candidates discussion and coffee from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave. The event will feature five candidates competing in the June 26 Democratic primary for the right to challenge Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, in November. They include Linda Andrei, Max Della Pia, Ian Golden, Tracy Mitrano and Eddie Sundquist. Each candidate will sit with five groups of voters and answer questions. The event is free but limited to 80 attendees. … [Read more...] about Fredonia group to host congressional candidates at forum
Marcus J. Molinaro knows all too well that his GOP has failed to elect a statewide candidate since back in 2002, that Democrats far outnumber Republicans in New York, and that “the path ahead is not simple or easy.” But just two days into his brand-new candidacy for governor against a powerful incumbent, the Dutchess County executive made it clear Wednesday in Buffalo that he intends to mount a personal campaign against Democrat Andrew M. Cuomo. Launching his local effort before a small group of supporters at Republican headquarters on Main Street, Molinaro at various times labeled the incumbent “corrupt,” “corrosive,” “loud,” “argumentative,” and committed to “putting the personal politics of ambition and greed above the people.” And he promised he is just getting started. “Today, our governor believes he is the government,” Molinaro said. “I’m sorry, he’s wrong. You, the people … [Read more...] about New GOP candidate Molinaro gets personal against Cuomo
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Akanksha Jain April 4, 2018 8:09 pm Change Font Size The Election Commission of India on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that it stuck to its stand taken way back in 2004 that candidates who contest and win the election from two seats resulting in a bye-election should deposit in the government account an appropriate amount of money being the expenditure for holding bye-election. The ECI said there is no change in its stand taken 14 years ago that persons emerging victorious on two seats should deposit an amount with the exchequer for expenses to hold bye-elections but added that the amount proposed in 2004 (Rs 5 lakh for State Assembly and Council elections and Rs 10 lakh for House of People) may be enhanced “appropriately and proportionately”. The ECI said so in an affidavit filed in response to the writ petition moved by advocate-activist Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay urging that the Centre and the … [Read more...] about ECI Sticks To Its Stand On Candidates Winning From 2 Seats To Deposit Money For Expenses Of Bye-Polls
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network April 4, 2018 12:41 pm Change Font Size A 3 judge bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra today sought the response of the Centre on a PIL which prayed for a direction to Election commission not to allow a candidate to contest from two seats. “We had sought the assistance of Ld Attorney General K K Venugopal in the matter.He has agreed to assist, but seeks time to file a counter to the petition. Time is granted.Let the matter be taken up in the first week of July”, the bench also comprising of justices AM Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said. On December 17 the Election Commission told the apex court that a candidate should not be allowed to contest from two constituencies. The court had then sought Attorney General K.K. Venugopal’s assistance in the matter. Ashwini Upadhyaya, a Supreme Court lawyer and BJP leader has challenged Section 33(7) of the Representation of the … [Read more...] about Can A Candidate Be Allowed To Contest From 2 Seats? SC Seeks Centre’s Response
Home In-Depth Reporting Message to potential candidates: Run, woman,… MIDYEAR MEETING REPORT By Lee Rawles April 2018 Ellen Rosenblum by The Canadian Press Images/Michael Desjardins Ellen Rosenblum, the first woman to serve as attorney general for Oregon, has a message for all women considering a run for office: Don’t overthink it. “When the thought hits you, go for it,” Rosenblum said. “Please run. We need you.” Rosenblum spoke Feb. 2 during “Challenges and Rewards for Women in Politics: Both Personal and Professional,” a luncheon hosted by the Canadian Bar Association of British Columbia’s Women Lawyers Forum during the ABA Midyear Meeting. She was joined by Suzanne Anton, the former attorney general and minister of justice for British Columbia. “There’s sort of a cliche that there’s too many lawyers in politics,” Anton told the sold-out crowd. “I don’t know where that cliche came from … [Read more...] about Message to potential candidates: Run, woman, run!