Archive for September, 2005

Potts At 6% In New Poll

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Republican State Senator Russ Potts, running as an independent candidate in this Fall’s Virginia gubernatorial election, is polling at about 6% of the vote according to a new Mason-Dixon survey.

Potts needs to reach 15% in two statewide polls before October 9th in order to participate in a 3-way debate with his major party rivals. [...]

NC Libertarian Candidate Back on Ballot

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

When the Libertarian Party of North Carolina lost it’s qualified party status recently, it also cost Richard Norman his own spot on the ballot in his race for a seat on the Winston-Salem City Council. However, with a little hard work Norman has now collected enough signatures to appear as an unaffiliated candidate.

From The [...]

Zeese Files To Run

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Former Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese has officially entered the Maryland Senate race. He’s running as a an independent working to secure backing from several minor parties including the Greens and Libertarians.

From WTOP:

Kevin Zeese, former spokesman for Ralph Nader’s presidential campaign, will run as an independent, anti-war candidate for the U.S. Senate next year.

Zeese paid [...]

Potts Launches TV Campaign…

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Russ Potts, a Republican State Senator and independent candidate for Governor of Virginia, has been hovering in mid-single digits in the polls for the last few weeks.

Last week, Potts debated Democratic candidate Tim Kaine one-on-one, Republican Jerry Kilgore refused to take part. A Washington Post poll, taken a few days before the debate [...]

Or Maybe Not…

Friday, September 16th, 2005

So it appears that the Libertarian candidate for NJ Governor, Jeff Pawlowski, and independent candidate Hector Castillo will not be appearing in debates with the major party candidates after all. There have been a number of conflicting news reports on this subject, but this piece gives a pretty good idea of where things currently [...]

Pawlowski Will Debate Major Candidates

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

It was a subject of much debate on this site.

Now, it appears that Libertarian candidate Jeffrey Pawlowski and another third party candidate will be allowed into the NJ gubernatorial debates. And the major party candidates will, in fact, participate as well.


For the first time, two independent candidates running for governor have qualified [...]

The Potts-Kaine Debate

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

From the Culpeper Star Exponent…

Sen. Russ Potts mocked fellow gubernatorial candidate Jerry Kilgore as “Casper the Ghost” Tuesday when the former attorney general was a no-show at a debate on education.

“I’m deeply disappointed at Mr. Kilgore’s refusal to participate in today’s proceedings,” the Republican senator from Winchester said in his opening remarks.

On Tuesday, Potts sparred [...]

Greens Advance in Minneapolis Races

Wednesday, September 14th, 2005

In the Minneapolis City Council races…

Green Party incumbents Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann both advance to the general election. Zimmerman is being investigated by the FBI.

Green challengers Aaron Neumann, Dave Bicking, and Cam Gordon all posted very distant second place showings, but will still advance to the general election in their districts.

Dickinson Finishes Strong

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Elizabeth Dickenson, the Green candidate for St. Paul mayor, fared better in her race than her Minneapolis counter-part.

With 89% reporting…

Chris Coleman (DFL) had 51 percent, or 11,431 votes.
Randy Kelly (DFL) had 27 percent, or 6,017 votes.
Elizabeth Dickinson (GRN) had 20 percent, with 4,414 votes.

The Invisible Candidate…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Apparently the ‘Hardest Part’ of running for office is winning. Ok, enough awful puns.

A very disappointing result for 98 Degrees singer and independent mayoral candidate Justin Jeffre…

From NEWS 5:

City Council member David Pepper and State Sen. Mark Mallory finished a close 1-2 in Tuesday’s primary and will square-off for mayor of [...]

Hakeem Defeated in Minneapolis

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Farheen Hakeem, the Green Party’s candidate for mayor of Minneapolis, was defeated tonight. In a 12-way race she’s running a distant third with roughly 85% of the vote counted. The top two vote getters will advance to a run-off.

R. T. RYBAK. . . . . . [...]

Santoyo a Very Distant Second

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

It appears that those working to elect a second Green Party state legislator will not be happy with the results from tonight’s special election in Pennsylvania. As we had reported on several days ago, some had hopes that Marlene Santoyo would be successful in bringing out the vote for a low turn-out special election [...]

Dauben Launches Congressional Bid

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Libertarian Joey Dauben has decided to challenge Congresman Joe Barton next year. Dauben is a frequent poster on this site’s message boards.

Read his full press release…

OVILLA, TEXAS - Joey Dauben announced Tuesday that he will seek the U.S. Congressional seat held by Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis.

Dauben, 24, will turn 25 in February, before the [...]

It’s Election Day…

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

A few places worth watching today…

Minneapolis: Green Party mayoral candidate Farheen Hakeem is running hard to finish in second place and advance to a run-off. Also fighting for his political life tomorrow is Green Party member and City Councilman Dean Zimmermann, who’s been recently accused of accepting bribes.

St. Paul: Another strong Green Party [...]

A Few Items…

Monday, September 12th, 2005

Green blogger Ken Sain has more on the on-going troubles of Green Party Minneapolis city councilman Dean Zimmermann.

The Vermont Progressive Party, quite possibly the most successful single-state third party in the nation, has a candidate for Congress. State Representative David Zuckerman has entered the mix. reports that a new Washington Post poll puts independent [...]

Fulani Faces Trouble Within NYIP

Monday, September 12th, 2005

New York State Independence Party Chairman Frank MacKay has asked the party’s state committee to recall Dr. Lenora Fulani along with Vice-Chairman Cathy Stewart and 3 other members from the state’s executive committee during the Party’s September 18th committee meeting.

Section XII, Article 2 - Sub-section (b) of the NY State Independence Party Rules states:

Any officers [...]

Gilchrist Rally Photos…

Sunday, September 11th, 2005

The Jim Gilchrist for Congress website has posted a nice gallery of 50+ images from a rally held last Sunday. Gilchrist is the founder of the Minuteman Project and the Constitution Party’s candidate for Congress in a rapidly approaching special election.

Missoulian: Justice Not Done in Jore Case

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

The following is an EXCELLENT editorial published in The Missoulian regarding the Rick Jore situation.


No one should lose his property because he lost an election. Not in Montana. Not in America.

The results of last year’s House District 12 election are finally complete. Justice lost.

Acting on a court order, the Lake County sheriff on Aug. 31 [...]

Nothing for my money?

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

I decided to join the Libertarian Party a few weeks ago. Well, it was 44 days ago to be exact. Mostly I did it to get LP News and party mailings, just to keep tabs on things.

Since then, I’ve gotten one mailing from the LP asking for money because of the eminent [...]

Justice Rehnquist: No Friend to Minor Parties

Friday, September 9th, 2005

Ballot Access News recently published this on former Chief Justice Rehnquist’s opinions in cases that related to minor parties:

Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who died September 3, was almost always a foe of minor parties and independent candidates. He voted against them on ballot access, and on debates, and on fusion. He wrote the decision in [...]

Rick Jore’s Response…

Friday, September 9th, 2005

The following is a statement by Rick Jore from September 1st…

Many have asked if any action has been taken against me to collect the fees for Big Spring/Windham attorneys. Hadn’t heard a thing until today. The mail contained a letter from our bank stating that a Writ of Execution had been served to them by [...]

A Second Green Legislator?

Friday, September 9th, 2005

The only nationally organized third party with a state legislator at the moment is the Green Party, which holds a single seat in the Maine State House.

Green blogger Ken Sain reports that there is now hope of the Green Party gaining a second seat in a Pennsylvania special election to be held next week. [...]

Feds Raid Green Councilman’s Home

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Some interesting news from Minneapolis…

Federal agents executed a search warrant at the home of Minneapolis City Council member Dean Zimmermann today. Zimmermann, a Green party member who is seeking re-election, was not available for comment, but his campaign manager, Lauren Maker, said the agents spent three hours at his home.

Maker said the agents confiscated everything [...]

Mississippi Time Warp?

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Oh, and big news from the Mississippi Libertarian Party… apparently Michael Badnarik will be the Presidential nominee for 2004.

Why this site hasn’t been updated in a year is beyond me.

Banner Contest!

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Hey everyone, I’d like to put up some banners that people can use to link to this site. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or the creative software to do it (I just bought a new computer and haven’t moved anything over yet).

So, I figured I would open it up to readers to submit [...]