Archive for October, 2005

A Few News Items…

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Small Government Blog presents this disturbing report on the financial status of the Libertarian Party. Currently the party does not seem to be raising enough to cover operating expenses.

Alice Green, the Green Party candidate for mayor of Albany, is picking up some favorable press coverage. This may be a race worth watching when [...]

Brown Loses Brunswick Lawsuit

Monday, October 31st, 2005

From Ballot Access News:

On October 31, a lower state court in Georgia ruled that Elaine Brown (Green Party candidate for Mayor of Brunswick, Georgia) should not be on the ballot next week. Elaine Brown v Glynn Co. Board of Elections, 05-1597-63.

For more on the Brown situation, click here.

Green Wins Major Endorsement in NJ

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Green Party candidate for Monmouth Freeholder, Brian Unger, has won himself a major endorsement from the Asbury Park Press…

Before setting forth our reasons for endorsing just one candidate — the Green Party’s Brian Unger — for the two available seats on the all-Republican Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, some background is in order:
The board’s longtime [...]

Montana CP Gains Strength

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

The is a really good article from the Big Fork Eagle that details some of the Montana Constitution Party’s plans for the future as theyre coming out of their annual convention. The Rick Jore situation is mentioned numerous times…

Rick Jore of Ronan wants to put all the hoopla about the last election behind [...]

Random News Items…

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

The Minnesota Independence Party is looking to gain a second seat in the State Senate, and they appear to have a good quality candidate for the job. There will be a special election on November 22nd featuring IP candidate Del Haag, a five-term City Council Member.

Tim West at Liberty for Sale considers the possibility [...]

Playing to Win?

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

And interesting take in this column from Rich Miller, published in the River Cities’ Reader:

A friend of mine asked me the other day why I stopped being a Cubs fan five years ago and converted to the White Sox.

There were many reasons, but the most important one is that I had grown tired of rooting [...]

Brunswick Race Heads to Court

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Elaine Brown, the Green Party’s candidate for mayor of Brunswick, Georgia, is still fighting to appear on the ballot… less than 2 weeks before the election. At issue is if she meets the residency requirement of one year.

From The Brunswick News:

With only 12 days left before Brunswick voters elect a mayor and two city [...]

New London Greens Earn Endorsements

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Nice little endorsement for two Green Party candidates in New London…

The Press Release:

The city’s public works union has endorsed a three-party slate of candidates for the fall City Council election.

Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is supporting Republicans Jason Catala and Allyn de Vars; Democrats Margaret “Peg” Curtin, Gerard [...]

Gloria Mattera Qualifies for Matching Funds

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Excellent news for the Greens in what’s shaping up to be one of their most important races this year.

The Press Release…

Representatives of Gloria Mattera’s Green Party Campaign for Brooklyn Borough President announced today that contributions to the campaign have exceeded the threshold for 4 to 1 matching funds from New York City’s Campaign Finance program.

“I [...]

Coalition Fights Tough Access Laws in PA

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Always nice to see some cooperation, and particularly for a good cause like this one.

From the Pocono Record:

A coalition of political third parties and independents has launched a campaign to make access to Pennsylvania’s ballot easier for their candidates.

The coalition, including members of the Reform Party, Green Party and Libertarian Party, is calling on state [...]

A Bit of News from Texas…

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

One of the Republican gubernatorial candidates in Texas, Larry Kilgore, is also a former Constitution Party county chairman (Dallas) and CP candidate for office in Colorado. WorldNetDaily.com publisher Joseph Farah interviewed “celebrity caller” Kilgore about the recent controversy over Judge Janice Law’s book ‘Sex Appealed’, which reportedly exposes the events that led to [...]

We Hit 20,000 Visitors!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

It’s really exciting to note that this site has now passed the 20,000 unique visits mark, as recorded by the counter on the right side of the page. This counts only visitors to the homepage and not the encyclopedia or message boards, and it counts users not just page views.

Very nice to know there’s [...]

NYC Libertarians Move Up the Ballot

Monday, October 24th, 2005

Ballot Access News is reporting that the New York City Libertarian Party has improved their ballot position:

On October 21, a lower New York state court ruled that the Libertarian nominees, not the Socialist Workers Party nominees, should have the sixth line on the New York city ballot next month. The law provides that the qualified [...]

Potts Campaign Not Catching Fire

Monday, October 24th, 2005

It appears that Russ Potts, a Republican State Senator and independent candidate for Governor, is having trouble winning over Virginia voters. Potts had polled as high as 9% during the summer months, but refusal to allow him into the debates and an extremely close race between the major party candidates have stuck him in [...]

Sheehan, Libertarian for Senate?

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Seems like an unlikely scenario, but you never really know…

From Politics1.com:

Prominent anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan said last week she could not bring herself to vote for the re-election next year of US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) unless HRC first publicly admits her vote for the Iraq war was a mistake. That subsequently prompted NY Libertarian [...]

Pittsburgh Candidates Kept Out of Debates

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

While a Libertarian and Independent candidate for NJ Governor having been having quite a bit of luck getting into at least some of the televised debates, the same cannot be said for minor party candidates in Pittsburgh’s mayoral race.

From the Pittsburgh Observer-Reporter:

Two third-party candidates for Pittsburgh mayor say they’ve been unfairly excluded from two televised [...]

Talking Down to Castillo and Pawlowski

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

This article makes it sound as if Jeff Pawlowski and Hector Castillo won a contest at a county fair and were allowed to participate in the debates. Among other things, they fail to mention that Pawlowski actually has a bit of elected experience.

“Was being on TV fun?”

“Oh yes, big-time celebrity Jon Corzine signed [...]

NM Libertarians Finish Petition Drive

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

From the always excellent Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party of New Mexico has collected 6,800 signatures on its petition to get back on the ballot. Since 3,872 are required, this is probably enough. This is the first petition drive the Libertarian Party has completed anywhere in the U.S. in a year. By contrast, the Green [...]

Green Candidate Started Tradition

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

From the Portland Phoenix:

For the past 24 years, Portland has woken up on Valentine’s Day to windows plastered with red hearts. Call it a gesture of city love on the part of long-term secret admirers. This past Monday, one of the two original bandits came clean to a gathering of artists and activists at the [...]

List of Libertarian Candidates

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Liberty For Sale has launched a list of currently active Libertarian candidates, the offices they’re seeking, and the dates of the elections.

This seems like something that belongs on a political party’s website (see: the Greens), but this is certainly a good start.

Click here to check it out and submit new candidates.

Badnarik for or against Minutemen?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I don’t completely understand this…

Badnarik claims his opponent wants to restrict the rights of the Minutemen to patrol against illegal immigrants. Does that mean Badnarik supports cracking down on illegal immigration? Or at least, supports the Minutement project?

The LP’s official platform includes statements like: “The Libertarian Party has long recognized the importance of [...]

IAP of Nevada to Meet…

Friday, October 21st, 2005

The Independent American Party of Nevada will hold its State meeting at Tonopah Convention Center Tonopah, Nevada Saturday October 22,2005 Please contact Janine Hansen at (775) 738-7947 for information. A cost of $20 will include lunch. Please RSVP as soon as possible. info@nevadafamilies.org

The IAP of Nevada is the 2nd largest THIRD Party in America [...]

Congressional Fundraising Numbers

Friday, October 21st, 2005

According to the latest FEC filing available on their website, the Badnarik for Congress campaign (as of 9/30/05) has raised $27,346 and spent $19,802 of that. This leaves them with $7,544 in cash on hand.

Badnarik’s Report

Jim Gilchrist had raised $175,802 and spent $125,208, leaving his campaign with $50,594 in cash on hand as of [...]

Am Unrelated Side Project…

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Nothing to do with third party politics, but I just wanted to share this with all of you…

As a bit of a side project, I’ve been working to help set up a website that encourages Congressman Ander Crenshaw to run for US Senate in Florida. Currently the only Republican in the race in [...]

Gilchrist on Lou Dobbs?

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I was consumed with some personal business, but from what I heard Jim Gilchrist was set to appear on Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN. Anyone happen to catch the broadcast?