Conservative Party USA
New York State Conservative Party
The Conservative Party of New York State is one of the well-known political parties in the Empire State. As of 2010, there are 136,000 New York voters that are registered under the Conservative Party label.
The Conservative Party of New York State has played a dominant role in New York State politics since its inception in 1962. The Conservative Party was formed as an alternative to the Republican Party of New York State which fielded candidates that were in the party's liberal/progressive wing.
Conservatives have been instrumental towards achieving some historic victories in New York's political history. New York Conservatives have influenced victories on three major referendums on the New York City ballot. One win was stopping a $2.4 billion referendum school bond referendum aimed towards New York City public schools in 1997. Also, New York Conservatives have won two referendums that defeated changes on the term limits law which is imposed on New York City elected officials.
Throughout its history, having the Conservative Party's backing is critical for Republican candidates to win in statewide elections.
2010 legislative elections
For the 2010 election cycle, the Conservative Party of New York State is fielding 15 candidates for State Assembly that are running on only the Conservative label. For State Senate, 5 candidates are running on only the Conservative label. Numerous Republican candidates for State Assembly and State Senate are running with both the Republican and Conservative label.
2010 gubernatorial election
- See also: New York gubernatorial election, 2010
The New York State Conservative Party has fully endorsed Republican Carl Paladino for the 2010 gubernatorial election. The endorsement came after Rick Lazio dropped out of the gubernatorial race and won the Conservative Party gubernatorial primary on September 14, 2010.
2010 NYC Term Limits Referendum
The Conservative Party of New York is opposed a 2010 referendum that is designed at reinstating the New York City term limits law. If approved by the voters, the law would go in effect by 2013. Also, the referendum would grandfather many elected officials in New York City. Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long called the wording of the referendum from the New York City Charter Commission "disgraceful".
- Conservative Party USA official party site.
- Conservative Party USA (United States) at Wikipedia
- Conservative Party of New York State
- Conservative Party USA "State Chapters"
- Buffalo News, "Conservative Party endorses Paladino," September 30, 2010
- Conservative Party of New York State, "A Short History of the Conservative Party"
- [Confirmed with NY State Board of Elections via email on September 16, 2009]
- New York Daily News, "Mike Long Slams Term-Limits Referendum," August 31, 2010