Heard about an interesting situation for the upcoming election. An individual wants to run against the executive in the primary. (The jurisdiction could be county, city, town or a village ) The current executive (we will call George) is a member of Party A as his opponent. The opponent (we will call Henry) has stated that if he looses the primary he may ask to run on the Party B line. ( For right now, I will not mention which is the "D" or the "R") Here are the facts. Party A is in full control of the jurisdiction. Party B has absolutely no one (especially with name recognition) that would run. Under State/Commonwealth law,Henry would have to have the permission of Party B to run on their line. It would be too late for him to change political party affiliation (must be done before election - but is not effective until after the election) Henry does have some major differences with George on a number of issues. Henry has stated if he runs on Party B, he may get some others to run with him for the legislative seats (there would be 6 seats open) So here are the questions : 1) Would Henry be wrong for asking Party B to be their candidate 2) If you were Party B Chairman, would you consider allowing Henry (and his slate) to be your candidate? Other thoughts? Would it make a difference if you knew which party was the "D" and "R"?