Archive for May, 2006

LaMarche (sort of) Leading the Pack

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

It sounds like the Green Party’s Maine gubernatorial candidate Pat LaMarche may have the most cash on hand, at the moment anyway. At least that’s according to this story on the recent campaign finance report filings which states that she’s received $200,000 in clean elections financing and has yet to tap into it yet.

Democratic [...]

Parliamentary System - Your Thoughts?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

I know this guy is a bit of a kook, to put it mildly, but I was still wondering what people who read this site think of the idea of moving the U.S. to a parliamentary system of government?

The nation’s current system all but guarantees appointed bureaucrats will run most of government, lobbyists will have [...]

Don Silberger’s Gubernatorial “Campaign”

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

A short story about the LPNY convention that nominated Bill Weld for governor, from the Times Herald-Record…

Don Silberger didn’t really want to be governor. He’s 76 and fond of flip-flops and suspenders, not the power suits of Albany. Plus, he likes his job as a math professor at SUNY New Paltz.

But he didn’t want his [...]

Phillies Campaign Posts New Video

Friday, May 5th, 2006

A new anti-war “concept ad” from the Phillies for President campaign…

http://www.phillies2008.org/videoads.htm

Greens Make Gains in UK

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Every once in a while I like to cover an international story, particularly when it’s a party with a US counterpart… like the Greens. In fact, yesterday was a very good day for the Green Party in the United Kingdom as they made some substantial gains in yesterday’s national round of local elections.

From the [...]

Strayhorn Pushing for Faster Certification

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Independent gubernatorial candidate Carole Keeton Strayhorn is making a push to “fast track” certification of her petition signatures. One of the main issues seems to be the credibility gained by being able to assure that she will appear on the ballot to her donors, volunteers, and media outlets.

From the Star-Telegram…

Lawyers for Comptroller Carole Keeton [...]

A Few Ballot Access Items…

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Ballot Access News reports…

—> The South Carolina Labor Party has decided to save the signatures they’ve collected and use them to qualify for ballot status in 2008 instead of 2006.

—> Illinois State Senator James Meeks has been floating the idea of forming a new party and running for governor, however he hasn’t announced a final [...]

Statement from Oregon CP Chair…

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

The chairman of the Oregon Constitution Party has just distributed this statement…

The Constitution Party of Oregon, as a state-level, political entity, has voluntarily been in affiliation with the nationally organized Constitution Party since the year 2000 AD. We have shared common ground on matters of platform, candidates, and projects. Restoring liberty to the [...]

Nall to Flash for Campaign Cash?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Kind of an interesting little publicity stunt coming from the Loretta Nall for Alabama Governor campaign…

The official press release:

Thanks to political columnist Bob Ingram, Loretta Nall is best known lately for two things—both of them on her chest. “In 55 years of political writing,” Ingram noted in a recent column about a photo of Nall, [...]

Diamond Polling at 16% in PA

Monday, May 1st, 2006

From Ballot Access News…

On April 29, Rasmussen Polls released a Pennsylvania gubernatorial poll, showing incumbent Democratic Governor Ed Rendell at 40%, Lynn Swann (Republican nominee, former football star) at 36%, independent Russ Diamond at 16%.

Westlund Tops Half-Million in Fundraising

Monday, May 1st, 2006

State Senator Ben Westlund, an independent candidate for governor of Oregon, has now raised more than a half-million dollars for his campaign.

From the email to supporters…

The Westlund campaign for governor is continuing to show momentum as contributions top half a million dollars! We have had 80 individuals donate via the internet, totaling $9,920. Over 870 [...]

WND: Gilchrist Considering Presidential Bid

Monday, May 1st, 2006

It appears that Minuteman founder and former Congressional candidate Jim Gilchrist is giving some consideration to a Presidential bid, likely as the nominee of the Constitution Party. From WorldNetDaily…

Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project, is considering a run for president in 2008 representing the Constitution Party.

Gilchrist has just returned from Florida where he [...]