Archive for September, 2005

NY Libertarian Wins Election Law Fight

Friday, September 30th, 2005

From The Empire Journal:

NYC Board of Elections tried to keep Gary Popkin off the ballot as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Brooklyn Borough President. He would not give in, and triumphed in court. The retired computer science professor needed 4000 signatures from Brooklyn voters to qualify. The NYC Libertarians presented a consolidated multi-candidate petition with [...]

Third Party National Conference?

Friday, September 30th, 2005

So, there’s some sort of national conference of third parties going on next month. I don’t completely understand what it is, or what will actually happen there… but the organization hosting it seems to mean well. It’s certainly a good idea to get people together, but the execution bothers me a little bit.

My [...]

Keyes to Endorse Gilchrist

Friday, September 30th, 2005

From Politics1.com…

Reliable sources tell Politics1 that former Ambassador and two-time GOP Presidential candidate Alan Keyes will become the latest Republican to cross party lines to endorse Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist (AIP-CA) in the CD-48 special election set for Tuesday. Keyes is expected to make the endorsement in California on Friday afternoon at an event [...]

The Iraq War

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Does anyone know of a third party out there that supports the war?

Just curious…

Roberts Becomes Chief Justice, CP Unhappy…

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

The Constitution Party is probably not thrilled with the confirmation of John Roberts today. On September 16th, the party issued a resolution urging Congress to block the nomination because Roberts is not pro-life enough…

http://constitutionparty.com/news.php?aid=220

Whereas, President Bush recently nominated Judge John Roberts to become Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and

Whereas, the [...]

Constitution Party Selling DVDs…

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Speeches and presentations from the Constitution Party’s national committee meeting in September are now for sale…

William K. Shearer on U.S. Trade Policies – 1 Hr 5 Min

Dr. Chuck Baldwin – 32 Min

Tom DeWeese on Property Rights and Eminent Domain – 40 Min

Michael Peroutka – 27 Min

Jim Wade on Fast Track for Immigration – 32 Min

Kim [...]

GOP Tries To Bribe Right-To-Life Candidate?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

This is from an article published in the NY Times:

A third-party candidate in the race for Westchester district attorney said on Monday that he had been approached by a person with ties to the Republican candidate, Janet DiFiore, and asked to bow out of the race in exchange for a job in Mrs. DiFiore’s office, [...]

Gilchrist Hits the Airwaves…

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Militia and a Constitution Party candidate for Congress, will be doing a few radio programs over the next three days…

The Guetzloe Report
Wed, Sep 28th
8:00am
http://www.guetzloe.com/

The George Putnam Show
Wed, Sep 28th
12:20pm
http://crni.net/?date=3/8/2005&nid=7&pid=1&eid=11

The Rick Roberts Show
Thu, Sep 29th
9:00am
http://www.760kfmb.com/personalities/rick_roberts/index.php

The Lars Larson Show
Fri, Sep 30th
4:00pm
http://www.larslarson.com/

Heck, Pictures Too…

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Ok, I didn’t get much audio or video (yet) for the potential multimedia section of this site. So, I’ll extend it to photos as well.

Any images… campaign materials, election day photos, publicity stunts… whatever ya got.

afcassidy@yahoo.com

…And Audio Too!

Monday, September 26th, 2005

In addition to the request for video, any audio you might have would be great…

– Radio commercials for campaigns. – Speeches by party officials or candidates… – Any recordings of third party gatherings… – Or even an audio recording of you telling a relevant story…

Send it all to afcassidy@yahoo.com.

Same rules and usage options apply [...]

We Want Your Video!!

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Ok, here’s the deal… I’m considering doing a video clips section on the website.

I really have decided exactly what it will be, how it will work, or if I’ll even bother getting into it at all… but I have a few ideas floating around in my head.

What I would like from you guys is some [...]

Gilchrist Fundraising Numbers

Monday, September 26th, 2005

As reported by Ballot Access News:

California is holding a special congressional election on Oct. 4. Campaign reports filed September 22 with the Federal Election Commission show that Constitution (American Independent) Party candidate Jim Gilchrist has raised more money than any Democrat running in the race. Gilchrist raised $111,731, whereas the leading Democrat, Steve Young, had [...]

FEC Dismisses Complaints Against Nader

Monday, September 26th, 2005

The FEC correctly dismissed charges that right-leaning groups aided the independent campaign of Ralph Nader during last year’s election. The commission said it found no evidence that any laws were broken.

The full story from the Associated Press:

The Federal Election Commission dismissed complaints that Republican and conservative groups improperly worked with Ralph Nader to [...]

The LP’s New Spokesmodel…

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Nice… anyone know who Lorena is?

And 15,000 Visitors Later…

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Here we are!

I started this website about three months ago, and now we’ve hit the 15,000 visitor mark… pretty cool. Thanks for visiting and making this possible.

(Note: this only counts visitors to the front page. If someone found an article in the encyclopedia or a post on the message boards [...]

Forrester Denied Chance to Debate Pawlowski

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Well, this is kind of insane. Now we have a major party candidate trying to debate Pawlowski, and someone is trying to block that! The debate over the New Jersey gubernatorial debates continues to rage…

From NY Newsday:

The Republican running for governor was looking to score points by announcing he would be in two [...]

Kind of a slow week… anything on TV?

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

So, it’s been something of a slower week in third party politics… and most of the media’s attention is on hurricanes and the Supreme Court. However, we do have a new Fall TV season getting into full swing.

Anyone seen anything good? Perhaps the new Martha Stewart version of “The Apprentice” or the much-hyped [...]

Gilchrist Facing Nasty Fight…

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Republican Congressional candidate John Campbell apparently thinks Jim Gilchrist is drawing off enough support to be a concern in the fast-approaching California special election…

The Gilchrist Press Release:

Attendees at the state convention of the California GOP were shocked and dismayed to learn that operatives of candidate John Campbell had attempted to move a resolution that threatened [...]

Quick Blog Round-Up…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Sean Haugh and the North Carolina Libertarian Party have filed suit against the state in order to reclaim their ballot status. Should be a case to watch!

Ken Sain reports on an interesting debate between Mike Feinstein and Peter Camejo over the future direction of the Green Party.

In another twist and turn in the battle [...]

Another TV Ad Worth Checking Out…

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Russ Potts hasn’t completely cornered the market on entertaining tv spots this year. Check out Michael Latigona’s television ad which is currently airing on a few cable stations in parts of New Jersey…

http://www.michaelforgovernor.com

(I don’t think I’ve ever seen a candidate shower and shave in his own TV commercial before.)

The Pawlowski Comments…

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

I’ve locked both of the recent threads about Jeff Pawlowski as there seem to be some people on this site who cannot control themselves. I absolutely do not want to make people register in order to leave comments, so please do not post under any name but your own.

When you post… I can see [...]

Largely meaningless answers…

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

...to largely meaningless questions.

The candidates for Governor of Virginia were asked some “colorful” questions about their personal lives and other stuff by Richmond.com, here are a few sample answers:

Democratic Lt. Governor Tim Kaine:

What was your best day?

Answer: June 30, 1998. My wife was sworn in as a judge and I became the mayor of [...]

We Want Potts…

Monday, September 19th, 2005

Check out the new, and very humerous, Russ Potts for Virginia Governor TV Commerical, click here.

Werner Announces for Texas Governor

Monday, September 19th, 2005

James Werner announced Sunday during the Libertarian Party of Texas “Weekend for Winners” campaign seminar that he will be running for governor next year.

Werner is a software analyst from Austin and he received 1.7% of the vote in a race against Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett last year. To date, he’s the only announced LP candidate [...]

Badnarik Reaches Out To Natural Law Party

Monday, September 19th, 2005

From the Badnarik for Congress website comes this pitch for Natural Law Party voters…

Michael Badnarik is a graduate of a program that was based in TM. He meditates daily and understands and uses scientific solutions

Michael respects the concepts advocated by Dr. John Hagelin and applauds any innovative approaches to create peace through voluntary means that [...]