Idaho’s ballot for the presidential election has been finalized, and six contenders made the ticket.
The Spokesman-Review reports President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are joined by four lesser-known candidates.
Rocky Anderson, the former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City, is listed as an independent because Idaho doesn’t give ballot status to the Justice Party. Anderson was a longtime Democrat before resigning from the party in 2011.
Idaho also doesn’t give ballot status to the Green Party, so Jill Stein, a doctor and environmental health advocate, is running as an independent. Stein is the co-founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, and was the Green Party candidate for governor of Massachusetts in 2010 and in 2002, when she lost to Romney.
Virgil Goode, a former congressman from Virginia, is running as the Constitution Party candidate. He was first elected to Congress as a Democrat, and after two terms switched to independent and won a third term. He switched to the Republican Party before winning his fourth term.
Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, is running as the Libertarian candidate. During his time as governor from 1995 to 2003 he issued more vetoes – more than 750 – than all previous New Mexico governors combined. (AP)