Archive for August, 2005

Hagel Considering Independent Bid?

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

From Ankle Biting Pundits…

Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel is privately meeting with his top advisors and political contributors to discuss the prospects of an independent bid for the White House in 2008, a high level GOP source told me this morning.

According to the source, Hagel has already begun to posture himself as an independent, believing that [...]

Potts to Debate Democrat Alone

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Some pretty interesting news from the Virginia governor’s race. As Republican candidate Jerry Kilgore continues to refuse the inclusion of independent candidate and GOP State Senator Russ Potts in the upcomming debate… Democratic candidate Tim Kaine thinks he sees an opportunity.

As such, Kaine has agreed to a one-on-one debate with Potts to follow the [...]

Mattera Qualifies for Brooklyn Race…

Friday, August 26th, 2005

Some good news for the Green Party in NYC

Green Party Candidate Ready to Debate Markowitz

The Gloria Mattera for Brooklyn Borough President Campaign handed in almost 8,000 independent nominating petition signatures to the New York City Board of Elections at 10:30am Tuesday morning. 4000 signatures are required for the office.

“These signatures represent grass roots support [...]

The Mysterious City Zoning Amulet

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

I love The Onion…

After years spent poring over mysterious and arcane plat sheets and deciphering long-forgotten building codes, city councilmember Mike LaMere unearthed the mysterious City Zoning Amulet Friday.

Another Notable Libertarian Bolts

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Frequent candidate Tom Cox of Oregon has decided to leave the Libertarian Party and join the Republicans.

From Oregon Live:

Libertarian Tom Cox, who has been cited as a spoiler in at least two previous election cycles, has joined the Republican Party.

Cox has been tagged with spoiling three elections for Republicans, including the 2002 gubernatorial race between [...]

Ballot Access Items…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

From Ballot Access News…

In Chicago: On August 22, Illinois House Bill 1968 was signed into law. It lowers the number of signatures to get on the ballot for Mayor of Chicago from 25,000 signatures to 12,500 signatures. This is the easiest petition requirement (for candidates who are not Democrats or Republicans) to run for that [...]

Navajos Can Prosecute Means

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

A court has ruled that Russell Means, former candidate for the Libertarian Presidential nomination and frequent candidate for other posts, can in fact be prosecuted by the Navajo Nation for an incident that occurred on their lands. Means himself is not a Navajo, which seems to be the cause for all of the [...]

Libertarians Lose Ballot Spot, File Suit

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

For the first time since 1996, the Libertarian Party has lost ballot status in North Carolina. The party is now faced with a lawsuit against the state and an expensive petition drive to regain access before the 2006 elections.

Monday morning, Beverly Wilcox of Wentworth was one of 13,006 registered Libertarians in North Carolina.

Today, Wilcox [...]

Gilchrist Announces Congressional Bid!

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

Founder of the Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist, has entered the race to fill the Congressional seat vacated by the recent appointment of Rep. Chris Cox to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
He will be the candidate of the American Independent Party, the California affiliate of the Constitution Party. However, in the “About Jim” section of [...]

Libertarians To Lose Status in N.C.

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina appears likely to lose their ballot spot and official recognition from the state. This would be the first time in about 9 years that the LP was not recognized in the state, which is notorious for having difficult ballot access laws.

The Article

Libertarians could lose their official status as [...]