Archive for January, 2006

MN Independence Party Loses Senator

Friday, January 20th, 2006

It appears that the Minnesota Independence Party has lost State Senator Sheila Kiscaden to the Democrats.

From Ballot Access News:

On January 8, Minnesota State Senator Sheila Kiscaden changed her membership from the Independence Party to the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. She had been elected to the State Senate as the Independence Party nominee in 2002. She will run [...]

Potts Survives Leadership Challenge

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Republican State Senator and 2005 independent gubernatorial candidate Russ Potts came within a single vote of losing his committee chairmanship as some within in his own party attempted to exact revenge on him.

From The Daily Press:

State Sen. Russ Potts, who enraged fellow Republicans with his feisty but failed campaign for governor, narrowly survived a revenge [...]

Burlington Councilor Won’t Run

Friday, January 20th, 2006

Several days ago we brought you the story of a Democratic city councilman in Burlington, Vermont who was seriously considering an independent big for mayor. Now it appears that Andy Montroll will remain a Democrat and not run as an independent in this election.

The article from the Burlington Free Press:

City Councilor Andy Montroll won’t [...]

Libertarian Leadership School Reminder

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

I just wanted to remind everyone that the LP’s new online training tool, the Libertarian Leadership School, is still registering people for classes.

Even if you’re not planning to run for office this year… or heck, even if you aren’t a Libertarian… this looks to be a really good experience for anyone who wants to brush [...]

Badnarik Launches “Listening Tour”

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

Maine’s Four “Other” Representatives

Monday, January 16th, 2006

This is an interesting read from MaineToday.com about the state’s one Green and three independent state representatives, the challenges they face, etc.

Rep. Richard Woodbury of Yarmouth has run—and won—twice as an independent.

Now he’s been joined by two others who have dropped their party affiliations, giving independents three votes in a House where Democrats hold a [...]

Burlington Councilman Mulls Independent Bid

Monday, January 16th, 2006

After back-to-back tight losses in the Democratic primaries, this Burlington councilman appears ready to run for mayor as an independent. Current independent Congressman Bernie Sanders got his political start as mayor of Burlington in 1981.

City Councilman Andy Montroll, who lost the Democratic nomination for Burlington mayor to Hinda Miller last week, 550-511, said Thursday [...]

New “Moderate Libertarian” Blog

Friday, January 13th, 2006

A new centrist Libertarian blog, called The Girondin, has been launched. One of the first items is an interesting overview of 25 top candidates for the LP’s 2008 Presidential nomination.

American Patriot Party Finally Dead?

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

A quick check of the American Patriot Party’s website shows that it seems to be completely broken and no information is really available at this time. Does anyone know if the party has completely folded or not?

Considering the way they treat potential new members this wouldn’t shock me one bit.

Talk About Getting an Early Start!

Thursday, January 12th, 2006

This Libertarian candidate for governor of Louisana (the election is in 2007) has been campaigning since 2003!

A Louisiana man who helped many evacuees from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Louisiana coast on Aug. 29, 2005, is running for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for governor.

T. Lee Horne is a resident [...]