Peace & Freedom Party Likely to be in 3-way Special State Senate Election

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California holds a special election for the vacant 51st district State Senate in Los Angeles County on March 24. Six Democrats, one Peace & Freedom Party member, and one Republican are running. Since two of the Democrats are incumbent Assemblymembers, it is extremely likely that no one will get 50% of the vote. In that case, there will be a run-off on May 19 between the Peace and Freedom nominee, Cindy Henderson, and the Democrat who gets the most votes in March, and the lone Republican. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic. The seat is vacant because Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas resigned to become a Los Angeles County Supervisor.

14 Responses to “Peace & Freedom Party Likely to be in 3-way Special State Senate Election”

  1. Cody Quirk Says:

    I’ll try to keep posting articles as much as I can, hope you’re happy.

  2. PTK Says:

    I presume it might be hard since there are a few elections occurring at the moment.

  3. Hallmonster Says:

    Since this is a blog for third party politics, I can almost guarantee that anyone who comes here isn’t happy unless there is something to complain about; myself included.

    We were perfectly happy complaining about how nobody posts articles here anymore so thanks a lot CODY, YOU RUINED IT!

  4. Roscoe Says:

    No Libertarian, eh? Isn’t the Cal. LP the biggest, best organized, baddest, etc.?

  5. Cody Quirk Says:

    We were perfectly happy complaining about how nobody posts articles here anymore so thanks a lot CODY, YOU RUINED IT!

    = Sorry :P

    No Libertarian, eh? Isn’t the Cal. LP the biggest, best organized, baddest, etc.?

    = LOL!
    Even if we leave out the AIP, the California Green Party has it better then the LP.

  6. Happyville Says:

    Has this site been abandoned? I suppose it’s just as well since half the time some kind of spam alert blocks me out of it anyway. It’s too bad since there is a lot going on in third party politics. The LP is trying to reinvent itself again… and failing miserably. The CP has shown its true colors in terms of theocratic beliefs and even some outright racism by the CP communications director. Greens remain on the status quo. Modern Whigs continue to be featured in mainstream media and AM/FM radio. Other little parties come and go.

    RIP TPW

  7. Maynard Says:

    When was anybody under any illusion that the Constitution Party wasn’t all about theocracy? Obviously these people weren’t paying very much attention.

  8. etjb Says:

    I suspect that the news might drop off a bit or the author might have other duties to attend to.

    The Special Election sounds interesting—here in MN we had a recount/legal dispute unfolding in what was a tight three way race. I wonder if these types of events will spark some more interest in Instant RUnoff Voting?

  9. Cody Quirk Says:

    The CP has shown its true colors in terms of theocratic beliefs and even some outright racism by the CP communications director.

    = If simply having religious writing in the platform that also forbids relious tests and that makes us theoctratic in some people’s eyes, it is obvious that such people lack a proper IQ.

    The same can be said of any alegations of racism.

  10. Happyville Says:

    I think it’s when they advocate that elements of the Christian Bible for the CP plan for government that makes it theocratic. Doesn’t matter, CP is a fringe, right wing group during a time when mainstream America is looking for more moderate, non-ideological views.

    As for racism, anytime the CP refers to the president’s “Obama’s mamma’s baby’s daddy” or insists on the Hussein when they don’t say the same for Bill Jefferson Clinton or Richard Millhouse Nixon, it says a lot about this group.

    TPW is behind the times and is dead… If this is meant to be a CP site, then good for them. It’s definately not a news site anymore for Libertarians, Greens or Modern Whigs.

  11. Happyville Says:

    When is the CP going to always refer to the good reverend as Charles Obadiah Baldwin? Or does only prominent and viable candidates who are black get the honor of the full-name treatment?

    Not very Christian… but then again, the CP isn’t really for the Constitution either.

  12. Free Al. Says:

    On the topic of Special Elections, I feel inclined to mention that the LP is running a candidate in NY for the House seat vacated by Sen. Gillibrand. We hope to do better there than we would in a regular election. Assuming, of course, that we can get the 3500 sigs needed withing the 12 day time frame. Just thought I’d mention it, since there are apparently no Libs running in the California election.

  13. Cody Quirk Says:

    I think it’s when they advocate that elements of the Christian Bible for the CP plan for government that makes it theocratic.

    = In that case, then The Declaration of Independence has Theocratic elements in it too. I also wonder about that phrase in the US Constitution: “The the Year of Our Lord..”

    Doesn’t matter, CP is a fringe, right wing group during a time when mainstream America is looking for more moderate, non-ideological views.

    = The CP is pretty big in Nevada and Utah that has elected office-holders to simply be a tiny fringe group.

    As for racism, anytime the CP refers to the president’s “Obama’s mamma’s baby’s daddy” or insists on the Hussein when they don’t say the same for Bill Jefferson Clinton or Richard Millhouse Nixon, it says a lot about this group.

    = LOL! In that case, the majority of America’s are racist! If that’s the only evidence to prove the CP is racist, then proving that the Democratic and Green Parties are just one big communist front is going to be cakewalk!

    TPW is behind the times and is dead… If this is meant to be a CP site, then good for them. It’s definately not a news site anymore for Libertarians, Greens or Modern Whigs.

    =It was run by Libertarians in the first place.

  14. Cody Quirk Says:

    When is the CP going to always refer to the good reverend as Charles Obadiah Baldwin? Or does only prominent and viable candidates who are black get the honor of the full-name treatment?

    = We welcomed Alan Keyes to run for the nomination, and he screwed that up big time with his attitude and behavior.
    Even Georgia CP leader, Ricardo Davis, WHO IS AFRICAN AMERICAN, voted to nominate Baldwin over Keyes! HA!

    Not very Christian… but then again, the CP isn’t really for the Constitution either.

    = The current Idaho CP Chair is also African-American. It seems a little bigoted to use the term ‘black’ which you are doing, don’t you think?

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