Archive for the 'Federal Races' Category

Minnesota Senate race gets crowded

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Let’s see, 18 candidates are seeking the seat currently held by Republican Senator Norm Coleman. But none of them is Jesse Ventura, who told Larry King he didn’t intend to run and kept his word. The Green Party has no candidate.

Green Party dinner for Rodger Jennings

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Rodger Jennings congressional campaign:

For Immediate Release

Green Party Dinner for Rodger Jennings, Candidate for US Congress

Alton, Illinois – July 14, 2007 -The Citizens for Rodger Jennings are proud to announce that there will be a Fund raiser for Rodger Jennings on Saturday, August 2, 2007 which will be [...]

Ventura on ‘Larry King Live’ tonight

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Will Jesse Ventura run as an independent in the Minnesota race for the U.S. Senate? Guess we’ll find out tonight, when he appears on “Larry King Live.” Thanks to Lew Rockwell for this posting in which he says:

The Minnesota Senate race this year was a Weekly Standard dream: Republican neocon incumbent Norm Coleman [...]

Will Ventura enter the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Jesse Ventura, the former professional wrestler and successful Reform Party candidate for governor of Minnesota, is thinking of entering the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Republican Norm Coleman as well as Democratic nominee Al Franken.

He has to decide by tomorrow, July 15, since that’s the deadline for filing for the race.

Ventura told David Welna of [...]

Independent congressional candidate muses on ‘left,’ ‘conservative’

Friday, July 11th, 2008

In his latest dispatch, independent congressional candidate John Murphy quotes from comedian George Carlin and country-western singer Merle Haggard to show it’s not always accurate to classify someone as merely “conservative” or “liberal,” “Left” or “Right.” He also discusses “The Weimarization of the Working Class.”

John Murphy is the independent candidate for House of Representatives [...]

Libertarian to run carbon-neutral House campaign

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Thomas Knapp for Congress campaign:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07/11/08
POC Thomas L. Knapp
admin@tomknappforcongress.com
314-750-6993

LIBERTARIAN TO RUN CARBON-NEUTRAL CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN

St. Louis – Voters normally expect a certain amount of hot air from
politicians, but Libertarian congressional candidate Thomas L. Knapp
announced this morning that he intends to cool things down by running
a “carbon-neutral” campaign.

“It’s [...]

Democrats don’t want some votes to be cast

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Dan Billings, a Republican, says this in an op-ed in the Kennebunk (Maine) Morning Sentinel:

During the controversy after the 2000 presidential election, Democrats cried “count every vote.” Unsuccessful with that strategy, the Maine Democratic Party is now trying to limit the choices Maine voters see on their ballots.

Their target this year is Herbert Hoffman, an [...]

Missouri’s Constitution Party gears up for vigorous campaign

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

“Having been approved for the November ballot,” reports Missourinet.com, “the Constitution Party of Missouri is gearing up for some serious campaigning leading up to the general election.”

The state party lost ballot access following the 2004 elections, it says, but the situation is different this year:

The Constitution Party will field candidates for President and Vice President, [...]

Greens nominate candidates in Arkansas

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

At the last moment a member of the Green Party, Richard Carroll, filed to campaign against former Rep. Dwayne Dobbins of North Little Rock. Dobbins stepped down from the legislature in 2005 after prosecutors said he fondled a 17-year-old girl. There is no Republican on the ballot, so Carroll is Dobbins’ only opponent.

The [...]

Independent blasts GOP and Dems for destroying the Republic

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The following is a media release from the John Murphy for Congress campaign:

For Immediate Release June 20, 2008

For Further Information: John Murphy (610) 384-4460

CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS AIDE REPUBLICANS IN DESTROYING THE REPUBLIC SAYS JOHN MURPHY

OBAMA JOINS MCCAIN IN SUPPORTING THE BUSH-CHENEY ADMINISTRATION’S ROLLBACK OF AMERICA’S CIVIL LIBERTIES

CHESTER COUNTY, PA – According to John Murphy, “Republicans [...]

‘Famous rock star’ to endorse Wisconsin libertarian tonight

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

The following is a media release from the Barrett for Congress campaign:

Famous Rock Star to Endorse Barrett for Congress Monday at Live Music Event

For Immediate Release – June 20, 2007

Contact:

Dr. Kevin Barrett; 608-583-2132, kbarrett@merr.com

Rolf Lindgren; 608-279-5889, rolfusaugustusadolphus@yahoo.com

www.barrettforcongress.us, http://madison.indymedia.org/newswire/display/63830/index.php

Remember how Russ Feingold was elected to the Senate thanks to an endorsement from Elvis Presley?

Kevin Barrett, the [...]

Oregon’s Pacific Green Party nominates congressional candidates, awarding 27 of 28 delegates to McKinney

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Pacific Green Party of Oregon www.pacificgreens.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James J. Nicita
Pacific Green Party Co-Chair
503-650-2496
jim_nicita@hotmail.com

PACIFIC GREEN PARTY OF OREGON VOTES FOR CYNTHIA McKINNEY TO LEAD PEACE SLATE, NOMINATES PEACE SLATE CANDIDATES

Portland – (June 7, 2008) – At its first summer nominating convention in Portland on June 7, 2008, the Pacific Green Party voted to apportion 23 of its 24 alloted delegates to this year’s national Green Party presidential nominating convention to former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney. McKinney left the Democratic Party because if its numerous failures on peace and justice issues, most prominently its failure to end the war in Iraq. She is the odds-on favorite to win the nomination at the convention to be held July 10-13 in Chicago.

http://www.runcynthiarun.org
http://www.gp.org

The PGP also nominated Congressional candidates for its Peace Slate:

In the 2nd district, the PGP nominated Dr. Tristin Mock to challenge incumbent Greg Walden, a staunch supporter of the Bush war policy. Mock is a naturopathic physician who grew up in The Dalles. She has already been active campaigning through the vast 2nd Congressional District, which covers all of Oregon east of the Cascades, as well as southern counties such as Jackson.

http://www.votemock.com

In the 3rd District, the PGP nominated Michael Meo to challenge incumbent Democrat Earl Blumenauer, who has angered progressives in his east-side Portland district by supporting funding for the Irag war, as well as free-trade deals such as CAFTA. In fact, Joe Walsh, Blumenauer’s challenger in the Democratic primary, has endorsed Meo in the general election. Meo has tremendous credibility as an anti-war candidate, having served to years in prison as a Vietnam War draft resister. He is the chair of the mathematics department at Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland.

http://www.meoforcongress.org

In the 4th District, the PGP nominated Mike Beilstein to challenge incumbent Peter DeFazio, whose inconsistent record on Iraq includes votes to fund the war. Beilstein is a sitting member of the Corvallis City Council, and is the architect of the PGP’s Peace Slate strategy. He devotes a month of every summer to travel to Cuba with Pastors for Peace to defy the US trade and travel embargo. He is an active member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and Citizens for Global Solutions.

http://www.newmenu.org/mikebeilsteinforcongress

In the 5th District, the PGP nominated Alex Polikoff for the seat being vacated by Democratic Congresswoman Darlene Hooley. Like McKinney, Polikoff recently left the Democratic Party after it took over Congress in 2006 and yet failed totally to end the war in Iraq. Polikoff is an electrical engineer in Corvallis. He decries the fact that both major parties seem more concerned with getting elected and appeasing their corporate donors than dealing with the threat of our ballooning public debt, job and health insecurity, world instability, the energy crisis and global warming.

http://www.votepolikoff.org

In addition to the Peace Slate candidates, the PGP also nominated Seth Woolley for Oregon Secretary of State. A software engineer, Woolley will focus on the concerns generated by electronic voting machines, and is an advocate for electoral reforms such as preference voting also known as instant runoff voting. Although preference voting is authorized by Oregon Constitution Article 2, Section 16, Democratic Secretary of State Bill Bradbury and his Elections Division head John Linback have aggressively worked to undermine attempts in Eugene, Ashland, and the Oregon Legislature to implement this constitutional provision.

http://seth4sos.org/

The PGP nominated Chris Extine for the 42nd district in the Oregon House of Representive, which covers inner southeast Portland. Chris is a math teacher in the Portland Public Schools.

The PGP will hold a follow-up nominating convention on August 16 in Oregon City. In addition to filling out the Peace Slate with 1st Congressional District and U.S. Senate candidates, the PGP anticipates nominating candidates to other statewide offices, seats in the Oregon Legislature, and other local partisan offices.

http://www.pacificgreens.org

Oregon’s Pacific Green Party nominates congressional candidates, awarding 27 of 28 delegates to McKinney

Green Party can’t find candidate in Arkansas race

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Three years ago Democratic Rep. Dwayne Dobbins resigned from his U.S. House seat to settle a felony sexual assault charge of fondling a 17-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment in a plea bargain.

Now he’s back. In March he unexpectedly filed to run for his old seat, and he has no opponents [...]

Green candidate pushes his book

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Jerome Pohlen is the Green Party’s candidate for the U.S. House seat in the 3rd District of Illinois. According to Green Party Watch, he is also author of Progressive Nation: A travel guide with 400-plus inspiring landmarks and left turns, which he is promoting on the campaign trail.

Progressive Nation lists sites where “civil libertarians, [...]

Green Party candidate puts cap on expenditures

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Jason Wallace, the Green Party candidate in the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, says he will spend just $10,000 on his campaign, a tiny fraction of what Republican Marty Ozinga and Democrat Debbie Halvorson will spend. That’s a cap only on expenditures, he explains. If he raises more money than that, he will [...]

Virginia’s Independent Greens 10th congressional district Chairman Neeraj Nigam makes ballot for House of Representatives.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Virginia’s Independent Greens 10th congressional district Chairman Neeraj Nigam makes ballot for House of Representatives.

South Carolina Green Party candidate fighting to stay on ballot after primary success

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

South Carolina Green Party candidate fighting to stay on ballot after primary success

Libertarian opportunity in Montana

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

A posting by “rtbohan” on Nolan Chart gives an interesting picture of how the race for the U.S. Senate is developing in Montana, a state where Ron Paul got 22% of the vote in the Republican primary.

The incumbent is Democratic Senator Max Baucus, who is seeking his 8th term in the Senate and is generally [...]

Powers struggle

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

The New Yorker takes its usual amusing, eyebrows-raised look at a family political fight that almost took place on Staten Island.

The Republicans had nominated Frank Powers, a retired Wall Street executive, to run for Congress in the seat being vacated by Vito J. Fossella. Enter a son by his first marriage, Fran Powers, a [...]

Will Cynthia McKinney drop out of run for Green Party presidential nomination?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Will McKinney drop out of run for Green Party nomination?

Hardball w/Chris Matthews & Green Party Women

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Hardball w/Chris Matthews & Green Party Women

Mountain Party of West Virginia’s has new state Chairman and multiple candidates

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Mountain Party of West Virginia’s has new state Chairman and multiple candidates

Is the GOP’s Senate candidate in Montana still a Green at heart?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

KULR-TV in Billings, Montana, reports on dissent within the Republican Party in Montana. In its recent Senate primary, six candidates split the vote, allowing Bob Kelleher to win the nomination.

Problem is, Kelleher is a former member of the Green Party and some Republicans are not sure about his conversion to the Grand Old Party. [...]

Independent Green Ron Fisher makes ballot in northern Virginia’s 8th congressional district.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Independent Green Ron Fisher makes ballot in northern Virginia’s 8th congressional district.

Green Party’s Bob Giaquinta running for House of Representatives Third District of Nevada.

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

Green Party’s Bob Giaquinta running for House of Representatives Third District of Nevada.