Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Brad’s Interview with Pro-Life (part 1)

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I recently posted an article from the Idaho Press Tribune about the candidate formerly known as Marvin Richardson. It generated much discussion so I thought I would interview him.

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TPW: Please tell us a little bit about your personal background.

Pro-Life: I was born and raised in Wyoming on a ranch in a [...]

The philosophy of Rick Jore

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

After numerous letters to the editor, columns, and articles from people trying to make Jore sound more dangerous than Osama himself, The Missoulian had the innovative, wacky, and unprecedented idea of actually asking Rick what he believes! You can read the results here.

Rich Whitney gives an interview

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Rich Whitney, the Green gubernatorial candidate from Illinois, had a remarkable 10% finish in November. In this following article, he grants Pantagraph.com an interview where he briefly discusses his campaign.

Green Party candidate Rich Whitney didn’t have a lot of money to spend on his bid to be Illinois governor.

With about four months to go [...]

Our Interview with Shane Cory

Friday, January 5th, 2007

In November of 2005 we had the chance to talk with Shane Cory, then the Libertarian Party’s Chief of Staff. Since that time, Mr. Cory has been promoted to the position of Executive Director.

Once again Mr. Cory has agreed to talk with Third Party Watch. In the interview that follows he shares his [...]

Our Interview with J. V. LaBeaume

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

John V. LaBeaume is the new National Campaign Coordinator for the Libertarian Party. He was kind enough to share some of his thoughts on the upcoming mid-term elections, the new party website, and a new LP “get out the vote” tool that will be unveiled at this year’s National Convention in Portland.

TPW: Can you [...]

Our Interview with Scott McLarty

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Scott McLarty is an activist and media coordinator for the Green Party. We had the opportunity to briefly ask him a few questions about his own experience as a Green and how he sees this Fall’s election shaping up.

TPW: What first inspired you to become a member of the Green Party?

McLarty: I [...]

Our Interview with Allen Hacker

Thursday, June 8th, 2006

Allen Hacker was the California coordinator of the Michael Badnarik for President campaign in 2004. Currently he’s managing Mr. Badnarik’s run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Texas’ 10th District.

Mr. Hacker was kind enough to talk with Third Party Watch about the current status of the Badnarik campaign, the Libertarian Party as a [...]

Our Interview with Christopher Hansen

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

Christopher Hansen is the current chairman of the Independent American Party of Nevada, that state’s Constitution Party affiliate. He is also the party’s 2006 candidate for Governor.

For the last few months, Hansen has been at the center of an internal party battle between those who want to outlaw abortion with no exceptions and [...]

Chris Rouhier Interviews Charles Foster

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

This interview with Reform Party chairman Charles Foster was conducted by Chris Rouhier of behalf of Third Party Watch.

Foster is one of several people who claim to be the “true” Chairman of the Reform Party. This interview should not be taken to mean that this site “endorses” any one faction of the party over [...]

Our Interview with Janice Jordan

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

Janice Jordan was the 2004 Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party. Jordan, together with Leonard Peltier, appeared on the ballot only in the state of California and received a total of 27,607 votes. She’s currently the PFP candidate for Governor of California.

We had the opportunity to talk with her [...]

Our Interview with Randy Stufflebeam

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Randy Stufflebeam is the current chairman of the Constitution Party of Illinois and will be the party’s candidate for governor of that state in 2006. We had the opportunity to talk with him and find out a little more about his campaign.

TPW: Why did you decide to run for Governor of Illinois?:

Stufflebeam: The [...]

Our Interview with Matt Thieke

Friday, November 11th, 2005

As we wrap-up our election coverage this week, we had the chance to ask Matt Thieke a few questions about his run for Governor of New Jersey. As the Green Party nominee, Thieke finished 5th with about 12,200 votes or 0.54% of the total.

TPW: What first inspired you to become a member of [...]

Our Interview with Shane Cory

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

In our latest interview we ask Shane Corey, the Chief of Staff of the Libertarian Party, about his views on this year’s election results and where he thinks the party is headed in the future.

TPW: What first inspired you to become a Libertarian?

Shane Cory: I have always considered myself a political independent. I [...]

Our Interview with Jeff Pawlowski

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

This year’s highest profile Libertarian candidate is Jeff Pawlowski, who is currently running to become the next governor of New Jersey. Pawlowski was kind enough to let Third Party Watch ask him a few questions about how his campaign is going.

In my interaction with the Pawlowski campaign I’ve come to believe that there is [...]

Our Interview with Chris Bennett

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

We had the opportunity to interview Chris Bennett, founder of the new political consulting project Liberty Consulting. Mr. Bennett has worked on numerous LP campaigns over the years, and was Michael Badnarik’s Illinois state coordinator in 2004. He is a genuinely interesting guy. After speaking with him several times I believe that [...]

Our Interview with Tim West (Part 2)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The following is part two of our interview with Libertarian reform blogger Tim West, founder of Liberty for Sale. Part one of this interview was published earlier today.

TPW: Is it more important, in your view, to reform the party’s platform or the party’s strategy?

Tim West: You can’t do one without the other. Reforming the [...]

Our Interview with Tim West (Part 1)

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

The following is the first half of our interview with notable Libertarian reform blogger Tim West, founder of Liberty for Sale. The second half of the interview will be published later today.

TPW: What has been your past involvement in the Libertarian Party?

Tim West: I’ve been in and out of the LP since I was [...]

Our Interview with Carl Milsted (Part 2)

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Dr. Carl Milsted, Jr. is the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Buncombe County, N.C. and a founder of the Libertarian Reform Caucus. Presented below is part two of our interview with him, part of our on-going series that explores current efforts to reform the Libertarian Party.

TPW: Of the various reforms that you call [...]

Our Interview with Carl Milsted (Part 1)

Monday, July 18th, 2005

As a part of our on-going series on efforts to reform the Libertarian Party, we had the great pleasure and opportunity to interview Dr. Carl Milsted, Jr.

Dr. Milsted is the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Buncombe County, N.C. and a founder of the Libertarian Reform Caucus. Presented below is part one of the [...]

Our Interview with ACP Chair Matthew Unger

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

Matthew Unger is the chairman and founder of the new American Centrist Party. We had the opportunity to ask Mr. Unger a few questions about his new party and where he hopes to take it in the future.

TPW: Tell us a little bit about the American Centrist Party.

Matthew Unger: Right now the ACP [...]

Our Interview with Brian Phillips (Part II)

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Presented below is part 2 of our interview with Brian Phillips, the embattled chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party.

To read part 1 of this interview, click here.

Third Party Watch: An emergency meeting was recently held to, supposedly, remove you from office. Are you still currently the chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party?

Brian [...]

Our Interview with Brian Phillips (Part I)

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

The New Jersey Libertarian Party has been thrown into chaos in the last few months. Newly elected state chairman Brian Phillips claims to have uncovered a scandal involving the mishandling of membership dues.

A group of party officials responded to these charges by removing Phillips from his position, and now the party is in danger [...]