Archive for May, 2006

Oregon CP Candidate Revealed…

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

From OregonLive.com…

Constitution Party – Ex-TV personality Mary Starrett, an abortion foe, looks for nomination

The party will meet Saturday to nominate its candidate for governor, and Starrett seems to be strongly positioned to win. Party Chairman Bob Ekstrom has been saying for weeks that his party had lined up a strong candidate but wouldn’t identify [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: David Schlosser

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

David Schlosser for U.S. Congress in Arizona’s first district. He is running as a candidate of the Libertarian Party and is experienced in the public relations field.

According to his campaign website…

He spent two and a half years campaigning to elect successful two-term governor Bill Graves. After serving Governor Graves [...]

Will we have “Unity” in 2008?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Ordinarily I wouldn’t give too much credit to this effort because it sounds like a lot of talk without much to back it up. However, the involvement of former Governor Angus King (Independent-Maine) makes me wonder a bit.

Specifically I wonder if this is a front for an Angus King presidential campaign, which might be [...]

Dutch Perverts Launch New Party…

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

If you thought the “White People’s Party” was bad, check this out.

From the Reuters wire service…

Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals.

The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Dick Clark

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dick Clark is running for Alabama State Representative in the 79th District. He is the Libertarian Party nominee and will face the State House minority leader in the Fall.

Clark is a recent graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. in English (concentration in Technical and Professional Communication) and a [...]

Convention Reporting?

Monday, May 29th, 2006

I’m looking for some people who might be attending either the July LP national convention in Oregon or the America First Party convention in Ohio this weekend… or any state party conventions of any kind in the next few months.

Basically I’d like to find a few good folks willing to submit a report of their [...]

Oregon CP Has Gubernatorial Candidate

Monday, May 29th, 2006

The Oregon Constitution Party claims to have recruited a strong candidate for governor, but they are not disclosing who it is until later in the week.

From OregonLive…

Members of the Oregon Constitution Party say they have recruited a gubernatorial candidate who could put Republican nominee Ron Saxton in a tough spot.

Party officials won’t reveal the name [...]

Monday’s Candidate: Tammy Lee

Monday, May 29th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Tammy Lee for U.S. Congress in Minnesota’s fifth district. Lee is running as a candidate of the Minnesota Independence Party and boasts quite an impressive resume.

She’s the former Press Secretary for Senator Byron Dorgan, former communications director for Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey’s gubernatorial bid in 1998, and a former [...]

Paparian on the Offensive in California

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Former Pasadena mayor Bill Paparian’s Green Party challenge to Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is shaping up to be one of the more interesting races to watch this year. In a recent debate, Paparian charged that Schiff doesn’t even live in his own district any more.

From Pasadena Weekly…

Green Party congressional candidate and former Pasadena [...]

Broadhurst Endorsed By UAW

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Owen Broadhurst, a Green Party candidate for Massachusetts State Representative, has won an endorsement from the United Auto Workers.

The press release follows…

Green-Rainbow Party candidate for State Representative in the Third Hampden District, Owen R. Broadhurst of Agawam, discloses his endorsement by the United Auto Workers, Massachusetts State Community Action Program Council. Mr. Broadhurst expects to [...]

Gordon named LP Communications Director

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

A big congratulations to Stephen Gordon from over at Hammer of Truth as he has been named as the new Communications Director for the Libertarian Party.

The full HoT announcement is viewable here.

This portion of the note from Shane Cory also sums up my feelings on the matter:

We have a very small staff in D.C. so [...]

A Few Items Worth Noting…

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

=> The NY Conservative Party officially nominated John Faso for Governor and John Spencer for U.S. Senate. Both candidates are engaged in fights for their respective Republican nominations as well.

=> Krissy Keefer, a Bay Area artist and activist, has officially launched her Congressional campaign as a Green Party candidate challenging Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi [...]

Badnarik’s Blog Returns

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

The Michael Badnarik for Congress campaign has apparently gotten their webmaster issues sorted out and their blog back online.

Campaign manager Allen Hacker reports that they’ve raised nearly $300,000 at this point in time and are hoping for $500,000 by the time of the national convention. Read his full campaign update here.

CP Candidate Lauderdale Leaves Race

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

Florida’s only minor party Congressional candidate has dropped out of his race, from the Orlando Sentinel…

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings has been re-elected to an eighth term because the Miramar Democrat’s only opponent has withdrawn.

Constitution Party of Florida candidate Carl J. Lauderdale IV of Tamarac had written a $6,484 check to cover his qualifying fee May [...]

New Project and Candidate of the Day…

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Things have been a little quiet this week as I’ve been busy with some summer classes and working on a new project. Basically it’s a general discussion community site for people from all around the world.

http://www.mondito.com

Feedback is always appreciated and if you’d like to signup and become one of the first new members [...]

The LP Website Redesign: Looks Promising!

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

From a very shakey start when I saw the first drafts of a redesign, things are now starting to look very promising…

http://www.lp.org/redesign32/

Any thoughts? Comments?

Trade Links with Third Party Watch!

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Do you have a blog or website that deals with third party-related issues? If so, we would love to trade links with you!

Just drop me a line at afcassidy@yahoo.com with your site name and where your link to TPW appears and I’ll add you to the “Useful Sites” list on the right side [...]

Meeks Pulls out of Illinois Gubernatorial Race

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

State Senator James Meeks has decided not to run for governor after all, reversing his pledge just a week ago to launch a new third party in the state.

Was this ever a real effort or just an attempt to score some political points? Hard to say, though Meeks swears that he was for real [...]

Hansen Ends Affiliation with Constitution Party

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

I just received this email as a forward.

It appears to be from the chairman of the Nevada affiliate of the Constitution Party, the IAP. In it he announces that he will abandon the national party. He also goes on to address the abortion-issue controversy that has surrounded him, resulting in at least [...]

Is The Box Half-Full… or Half-Empty?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

This post on the Kinky Friedman for Governor blog strikes me as both amusing and kind of stupid.

It turns out that when Strayhorn turned in her petitions, she brought them in 101 boxes when in reality they could have fit into 12.

The hostile Secretary of State’s office took this shot:

“As our staff is beginning to [...]

Phillies Campaign: New Video, New Site…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Phillies for President 2008 has put out another one of their “concept ad” videos, this one dealing with privacy issues…

http://www.phillies2008.com/site/node/24/play

In addition, their site itself has undergone a major facelift and now looks like the site of a credible candidate.

Stockman Turns In Signatures

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

From the Washington Post…

Former Rep. Steve Stockman has collected enough voter signatures to run as an independent candidate in the race to replace former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Stockman, a former Republican, has collected more than the 500 signatures needed, said campaign spokesman Jason Posey, though he didn’t immediately know [...]

Friedman, Strayhorn File Signatures

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Both of the major independent candidates for governor of Texas this year have filed more than enough signatures to qualify for a spot on the ballot. The state must now turn to the task of validating about 400,000 signatures.

Musician and author Kinky Friedman took his rebel campaign for governor to state authorities Thursday, presenting [...]

A Few Quick Items…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

—> This is an amusing story in the Village Voice about a marijuana legalization event attended by “NJ Weedman” Ed Forchion (2005 candidate for NJ governor) and 2006 Libertarian Party NY Senate candidate Jeff Russell, who said he got busted with seven pounds in his basement back in 1984 and is now looking to [...]

Ed Thompson Documentary

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

There’s a new documentary out on DVD that examines the life of Ed Thompson, Libertarian office-holder and former gubernatorial candidate from Wisconsin.

It looks really interesting and having just watched the trailer online, I feel absolutely positive that if the LP is ever going to get ANYWHERE at all… the best possible first step would be [...]