Archive for the 'Candidate of the Day' Category

Tuesday’s Candidate: Brian Kelly

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Brian Kelly, Libertarian for Michigan State Senate in District 12.

Kelly has a pretty nice looking campaign site, but it’s somewhat short on biographical details and issue positons at the moment. However he does lay out a solid defense against the “wasted vote” nonsense that’s often thrown at third [...]

Monday’s Candidate: John Murphy

Monday, July 10th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

John Murphy, an independent/fusion candidate for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 16th District.

Murphy’s campaign slogan is that he’s “the corporate-free candidate.”

Although running as an independent, Murphy claims the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party, the Pennsylvania Reform Party, The New American Independent Party (I’m not exactly sure what that is), and [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Richard Ranzau

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Richard Ranzau, the Reform Party’s candidate for governor of Kansas.

Ranzau is a physician assistant from Wichita and a veteran of both the current war in Iraq and the original Persian Gulf War.

His primary issues of concern seem to be cracking down on illegal immigration, cutting the state’s dependence on foreign [...]

Wednesday’s Candidate: David Chastain

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

David Chastain, the Libertarian candidate for Georgia State School Superintendent.

This is part of a recent story in The Florida Times-Union that details why Chastain’s campaign might just resonate with voters this year:

Chastain makes a slightly different argument. He says things are backward at the state Department of Education. Unlike local [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Stephen Spring

Friday, June 30th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Stephen Spring, a Green Party member who is running for re-election to his seat on the Portland School Board in Maine.

Spring was first elected in November of 2003 with 55% of the vote.

Last year Spring was nominated to head the board’s Finance Committee, but was defeated at a controversial meeting [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Chris Lugo

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Chris Lugo, Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Tennessee.

Lugo is a 36 year old activist who’s worked with the Nashville Peace Coalition, Nashville Peace and Justice Center and Middle Tennessee Green Party.

He’s made nice use of multimedia on his campaign site.

The website: http://www.chris4senate.com

Wednesday’s Candidate: Richard Mack

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Richard Mack, the Libertarian for U.S. Senate representing the state of Arizona.

Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County. In 1994 he was the first Sheriff in the country to file a lawsuit against the Brady bill, ultimately winning a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. However, he was [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Gerald Sanders

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Gerald Sanders, the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate for California Treasurer.

He’s a former public school teacher and socialist activist. Ten years ago, Sanders came quite close to winning a seat on the Oakland School Board:

In 1996 Gerald Sanders was approached by some Oakland teachers who wanted a pro-teacher and [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Jeff Toste

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Jeff Toste, Green Party candidate for Rhode Island State Senate in District 5.

This is Toste’s third run for this Senate seat. In 2002 he received 22% of the vote in a one-on-one race and in 2004 he improved that to a 29% showing. This year, however, there’s a [...]

Today’s Candidate: Dan Belforti

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

TODAY’S CANDIDATE OF THE DAY IS

Dan Belforti, Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in New Hampshire’s First District.

He was also the party’s nominee for New Hampshire CD-1 in 2000 and 2002, first winning about 2% of the vote and later improving to 3.3% two years later.

Belforti has a pretty solid resume as a former [...]