Archive for February, 2007

‘Groovy’ Candidate Enters New Paltz Race

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Jason West, the Green Party mayor of New Paltz, has some unusual re-election competition. From the Times Herald-Record…

The race for mayor is on, and, so far, the only person running against incumbent Jason West has never run for public office and is the sole member of the Groovy Party.

If that sounds a bit over [...]

Christian Rocker Seeking Constitution Party Presidential Nomination

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

I recently interviewed Dale Thompson, candidate for President of the United States of America in 2008. His website can be found here.

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TPW: Please tell us a little bit about your personal background: hometown, family, education, occupation.

Dale: I was born and raised outside of a town called Shepherdsville in Kentucky . I [...]

Gene Chapman refuted

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Gary Odom, a distinguishable person who has served the Constitution Party, and the California American Independent Party, has been the brunt of baseless slander from detractors and ex-members of the Constitution Party, and recently has had the most outrageous guile yet leveled at him…

Currently, a far-out radical ‘Libertarian’ by the name of Gene Chapman first [...]

Badnarik Endorses Ron Paul

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Looks like Michael Badnarik is backing Congressman Ron Paul for President, regardless of party. Badnarik states, however, that he hopes the LP will nominate Paul in 2008.

From Homeland Stupidity…

Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States, has endorsed Republican Congressman Ron Paul (Texas) for President.

“My short term goal for [...]

Nazis Pick a Candidate?

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

I seriously doubt he’ll be appearing on the ballot anywhere next year, but apparently the American Nazi Party has selected some guy to run for President.

Here’s the short press release that I received earlier today. The campaign website isn’t coming up when I try to visit it, so I’m not sure how “for real” [...]

Chapman accuses Odom of attacking him

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Presidential candidate Gene Chapman posted the following to his blog in response to the comments Constitution Party national field director Gary Odom made to the item I posted yesterday concerning Chapman’s complaint that he tried to reach out to the Constitution Party and never received a response:

. . . I’m seeing that I’m getting [...]

CPAC 2007 LP Coverage

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Just a heads up, but I will be live blogging for the LP at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 1st-3rd. My reporting, which will be on the official LP Blog, will be broad based but largely focused on the speakers and panelists, including, among others, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, [...]

Presidential candidate Gene Chapman fed up with the Constitution Party

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Several of you have been asking about how things are going with the Constitution Party effort. After several emails, letters and phone calls, I’ve had zero response. For the exception for my kind exchanges with Chuck Baldwin and seeing the CP website, I have a hard time believing the CP exists. Since you can’t do [...]

Connecticut Moves to Expand Fusion

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

A bill that would loosen up the laws relating to fusion is being considered in the Connecticut legislature. This could potentially create a viable Working Families Party in Connecticut.

The full story, from Ballot Access News…

Connecticut H7260, introduced by the Government Administration & Elections Committee itself, would expand the use of fusion. Existing law permits [...]

National Veterans Coalition launches website

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

The National Veterans Coalition, a veteran outreach program of the Constitution Party, has launched their new website.
The Coalition is chaired by retired USAF Brigadier General Charles Jones III.
Larry Breazeale, a long-time activist of the American Independent Party, the California affiliate of the CP, and also a retired USAF Master Sergeant serves as the Vice Chair [...]

Newsday Columnist Praises Libertarians

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

New York Newsday columnist Raymond J. Keating discusses the Libertarian Party as a possible force for positive political change in this editoral.

From Newsday.com…

Too many Democrats and Republicans on Long Island are indistinguishable on too many issues, from education and the environment to housing and taxes. Call them Democrats and Republicans, or Depublicans and Republicrats; it [...]

Bill Clinton and Unity 08?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Golden Globe and Emmy-award winning actor Michael Moriarty’s current column at Enter Stage Right includes the following:

Hillary’s husband is “putting it all together”, this bi-partisan, new, third Party called Unity 08. At last, just as Bill likes it: a one party state … and with his dream ticket of President Hillary and Vice-President [...]

William Potter announces reelection bid

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Allow me to be the first Jeffersonian out of the gate and to announce my candidacy for 2008. I hereby announce that I will be seeking re-election to Fyffe City Council in the upcoming election. I thank everyone for their encouragement to seek a second term and promise to do my utmost best in this [...]

California Green Councilman Resigns Seat

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Green Party representative Karl Warkomski has resigned from his seat on the city council of Aliso Viejo, California. He is relocating to North Carolina to accept a new job. Warkomski served as the city’s mayor in 2005.

From the Orange County Register…

The city’s Green Party councilman announced Wednesday night that he will resign from [...]

Pennsylvania Legislature to Restrict Write-ins

Friday, February 16th, 2007

From Ballot Access News…

On January 30, fourteen Pennsylvania Representatives introduced HB 48, which says that write-in votes are void if they are cast for a candidate who was removed from the ballot because his or her petition was insufficient. The sponsors include 8 Democrats and 6 Republicans. The Democrats include Babette Josephs, chair of the [...]

Sime Nominated for VA Senate

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Arin Sime is now officially the Libertarian nominee for Virginia State Senate, District 24…

Libertarian Party members nominated Arin Sime as the party’s choice to run against Republican incumbent Emmett Hanger for the state’s 24th District Senate seat this November.

The Libertarian Party convention was held in Waynesboro on Saturday.

Sime, a Crozet businessman, said his campaign will [...]

Jore’s fetus-rights bill loses a round, but isn’t dead yet.

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

HELENA — A bill designed to lead to a constitutional amendment giving a fetus rights as a person was voted down in the House of Representatives Monday, but will be back again today for its third reading.

Because it would amend the constitution to specify that life begins at conception, the bill requires a two-thirds vote [...]

JRP press release on Real ID Act

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Therefore, we the members of the Jefferson Republican Party, call on all states to act as the Legislature of Maine already has, and to enact a resolution refusing to implement the REAL ID Act, protesting the actions of that law, and calling for Congress to repeal the REAL ID Act of 2005.

You can read the [...]

Paul to Attend Debate

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

LewRockwell.com reports…

Ron Paul has accepted an invitation to participate in the first national presidential debate in New Hampshire on Wednesday, April 4. It will be hosted by Wolf Blitzer and will be carried on CNN TV, radio, and cnn.com from 7-9 p.m. EST.

Green Senatorial Campaign Committee Recognized by FEC

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

The Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (GSCC) was granted national Senate campaign committee status by the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, February 8, giving the committee the ability to raise and spend money under rules similar to those for the Democrat and Republican House and Senate national campaign committees. The GSCC assists Green Party candidates running [...]

HB 403 Passes Committee

Friday, February 9th, 2007

This just in from Rick Jore…

The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-7 to pass our Life at Conception Bill out of committee this morning.
I did amend the bill to clarify that it would not repeal the death penalty…

Rick

Source: The Constitution Party of Montana

Green Party of New Zealand wants more gambling restrictions

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

The Green Party wants Wellington City Council to follow the lead of Auckland and Christchurch, and cap the number of pokie machines allowed in the city.

Read the rest here.

Zod Announces Candidacy

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

General Zod has formally announced his intention to seek the Presidency of these United States as an independent candidate. From his website:

When I first came to your planet and demanded your homes, property and very lives, I didn’t know you were already doing so, willingly, with your own government. I can win no tribute [...]

Unity ‘08 Delegate Registration

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Unity ‘08 has now opened up registration to become a founding delegate in their virtual presidential primary…

http://www.unity08.com

The Failure of Fusionism

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

The current issue of The American Conservative includes an historical retrospective of the Libertarian Party focusing on their alliances with the left and the right:

The Libertarian Party made a bid for centrist and liberal support in 1980, when its presidential candidate, Ed Clark, described his philosophy to Ted Koppel on “Nightline” as “low-tax liberalism.” [...]