Archive for October, 2005

The New Green Star?

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

If you’d asked me two weeks ago which race looked most promising for the Green Party this year, I’d have said Elaine Brown in Georgia. However, now that she’s been kicked off the ballot, I think it’s safe to say that Gloria Mattera’s run for Brooklyn Borough President is worthy of this distinction.

Mattera [...]

Excellent Advertising Deal!

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Ok, I’m offering two spots in the regular sponsorship section at a very low price. That’s the advertising box that currently has the WeatherBug ad in it, scroll down and look on the right side of the page.

These are going for the insanely low price of $10 for THREE MONTHS. This offer [...]

Live Debate Coverage

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Right now (7:00pm Eastern) Libertarian Jeff Pawlowski and Independent Hector Castillo are debating the major party candidates for New Jersey governor.

You can watch LIVE online…

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/#

Some Recent News Items…

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The Green Party candidate for mayor of New York City gets a nice profile in this piece from The Villager.

Today’s Wall Street Journal had a sizable article on Jim Gilchrist’s run for Congress in California.

The Green Party candidate for mayor of Stamford, CT now thinks he can have a real impact on his race.

Independent candidate [...]

Nall for Governor

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

The President of the U.S. Marijuana Party is running for governor of Alabama as a Libertarian. Might be interesting…

From WTVY News:

Loretta Nall, a 31-year-old mother of two, is running for governor of Alabama when she’s not busy with her other duties.

Those duties include writing for Cannabis Culture magazine and serving as president of the [...]

Will Work for Cheap

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Amazingly, I’ve got some free time over the next few months… not a lot mind you, but some. So I’m looking to do a little bit of freelance work.

If you’re a candidate, party, or even a business looking for a bargain price on website design, hosting, and such… drop me a line.

I don’t want [...]

Elaine Brown Bumped from Ballot!

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Terrible news for Greens hoping to see an upset in Georgia this November. Promising Brunswick mayoral candidate Elaine Brown was removed from the ballot by the Glynn County Elections Board. This move comes because of concerns over her residency status. In order to seek the office, Brown must have resided in Brunswick [...]

Trade Links With Us!

Monday, October 17th, 2005

If you’ve got a blog or website, we’d love to trade links with you.

Just drop an email to afcassidy@yahoo.com!

Gilchrist Holds $1,000 Cruise Fundraiser

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Sounds like fun if you can afford it…

Minuteman Jim Gilchrist cordially invites you on a private sunset cruise aboard the 1812 American Privateer Lynx this Thursday, October 20.

The cruise will depart from the Newport Maritime Museum at 6:00 p.m., and return at 9:00 p.m. Boarding will commence at 5:00 p.m.

Details:

Champagne and Hors d’oeuvres will [...]

Quirk Raises Bar for Penn. Ballot Access

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

Looks like getting on the ballot for a statewide race in Pennsylvania next year will be nearly impossible.

From The Times-Leader:

Ken Krawchuk knows a thing or two about collecting petition signatures. As the Libertarian Party candidate for governor in 2002, he gathered about 32,000 signatures – 11,000 more than the law required – to ensure his [...]

Potts Not Dropping Out… Probably.

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

My only thought on this is that the rumor had to come from somewhere, and even if there’s no truth to it at all… Potts has had near zero luck gaining a following in recent polls. That’s got to be weighing on his mind somewhat. The TV ads, the debate lawsuits, the interviews… [...]

Hillary Gets a Green Challenger — Kinda.

Friday, October 14th, 2005

From The Mid-Hudson News:

New Paltz Green Party Leader Steve Greenfield not only changed parties Wednesday morning, he announced his decision to run against Senator Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary for Unites States Senate next year.

He visited the Ulster County Board of Elections in the City of Kingston this morning to officially change his political [...]

LP’s Liberty Store Closed?

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Interesting… I wonder what kind of screwball outfit were they using that wasn’t filling orders.

http://www.lp.org/store/store.shtml

We have suspended all material sales pending outsourcing to a responsible vendor. We apologize for the inconvenience. Once a company has been identified that will produce LP materials—brochures, fliers, stickers, t-shirts, etc., we will promptly link to the appropriate website.

Note that [...]

GA Libertarian Wins Tax Relief for Seniors

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

Now this is really exciting. It’s great to see third party candidates get elected and actually make a real difference in people’s lives…

When Libertarian Ben Brandon was elected as county executive in Dade County, Ga., he promised to exempt seniors from paying school taxes. Unlike a typical politician, Brandon delivered on his promise.

His [...]

Gilchrist Numbers…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

The following numbers are taken from this press release by the Gilchrist campaign. It’s useful to show exactly how much better Gilcrhist did on election day than in the early and absentee voting. If he can build on these numbers and run a better organized run-off campaign… this could be quite interesting.

Early/Absentee vote:
Campbell [...]

Good for a laugh…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Nothing to do with third parties, or even politics… but if you haven’t seen this yet, it’s worth watching.

http://www.ps260.com/molly/SHINING%20FINAL.mov

“…send us every penny you can afford…”

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I know some people are going to hammer me on this, but I don’t care. I think Michael Badnarik is probably a good guy, I think his campaign manager is probably a good guy… but I take issue with a number of the claims made in this recent fundraising email that I received. [...]

Greens Don’t Exist to Elect Democrats

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

It really annoys me when Democrats talk about Greens like they owe the Democrats something, or are just an extension of the Democratic Party. Looks like Mayor Jason West is standing up to the local political machine.

My favorite bit of the story:

He said he was particularly upset with the Green Party’s decision to run [...]

Anyone Awake Out There?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Supposedly hard core conservatives are fuming mad at the President for nominating a semi-moderate like Miers to the Supreme Court. Numerous action groups and PACs have come out and voiced their displeasure, but I’ve yet to see anything from the Constitution Party or the American First Party.

What gives? It’s a good issue to [...]

New LP Reform PAC Launched

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

From Liberty For Sale:

The Libertarian Reform Caucus has gotten everything in a row ( after much work by those other than myself ), and the result is a new Libertarian PAC called the Libertarian Reform PAC. This will be for the purpose of funding reform candidates both internally within the party and externally in [...]

Pawlowski in Three Major Debates?

Monday, October 10th, 2005

Looks like, based on the comments on their website, the Pawlowski campaign will participate in two televisied debates against the major party candidates and a third which will include only Pawlowski and independent Castillo.

Not a bad situation to be in. I’m sure Russ Potts would love that kind of exposure in Virginia.

Any thoughts on [...]

Gag on Lindstedt Mental Evaulation

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

This guy is just…... too much.

From the Neosho Daily News:

A gag order on results of a state mental examination for Martin Lindstedt has been issued.

On Thursday, Newton County Division III Associate Circuit Court Judge Kevin Selby ordered both prosecutors and potential defense attorneys to keep mum on the results, as well as all witnesses in [...]

A Few News Items…

Friday, October 7th, 2005

It looks like Minneapolis city councilman Natalie Johnson Lee, a Green Party member, appears to be in a tough and very nasty fight for re-election.

NY Newsday provided this fairly superficial overview of the eight independents and third party candidates running for governor of New Jersey this year.

Green blogger Ken Sain reports that the Elizabeth Dickinson [...]

Potts Files Suit

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Looks like Russ Potts has decided to fight the 15% requirement to participate in the debates. This could get ugly… I wish them the very best though. The idea that Jeff Pawlowski will get to debate the major party candidates and Potts won’t is kind of outrageous. I mean no disrespect to [...]

Green Candidate for Syracuse Mayor

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

This is an interesting little profile on the Green Party’s candidate for Syracuse mayor. I’m very curious to know how well the idea of letting 16 and 17 year olds vote in city elections will go over with the public.

From News 10:

He is the third candidate on the list of those seeking the job [...]