Archive for March, 2006

Is Badnarik Unelectable?

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Over in the comments section on this post at Hammer of Truth I made the statement that I didn’t feel Michael Badnarik was electable to Congress.

Trevor Southerland countered with the following:

I’m tired of hearing people say “well, he isn’t electable” about any Libertarian candidate willing to do what Michael has done. Unless you’re the [...]

Strayhorn, Friedman Gain Endorsements

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Some good news for both independent candidates in the Texas gubernatorial race…

The two independents running for governor each boasted Wednesday that they had the backing of two prominent Texans — one with deep pockets and the other with deep roots in Texas music — and both with close ties to the Democratic Party.

Author and entertainer [...]

Today’s Candidate: David Horn

Friday, March 17th, 2006

FRIDAY —MARCH 17th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is David Horn for U.S. Congress.

Horn is a computer programmer and the Constitution Party’s candidate for Congress in Michigan CD-7. This will be his second run for the seat as he was also the party’s nominee in 2004.

What I found somewhat interesting about Horn is that [...]

The Badnarik Campaign: Check Please!

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

As I mentioned earlier today, the new FEC report is out for the Badnarik campaign from January 1st to March 5th. As I pointed out in my previous post on this topic, they raised more than $50,000 during that period and seem to have spent every bit of it. Most of the expenses [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jill Stein

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

THURSDAY —MARCH 16th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jill Stein for Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Stein was nominated as the Green-Rainbow Party’s candidate on March 12th. This will be her fourth campaign in the last five years.

In 2002 she was the party’s nominee for Governor and received 3.5% of the vote. Following that [...]

Badnarik Keeps Raising, Spending Money

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

There’s a new FEC report out on the Badnarik for Congress campaign…

As of March 5th they’d raised $136,763 and spent $132,852 of that, leaving them with $3,912 in cash on hand and another $5,011 listed as debt.

Additionally it appears that they have a goal of raising another $100,000+ before March 25th, that’s according to this [...]

Tight Race for Pacific Green Nomination

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

The Green Party was to have selected a candidate for Governor of Oregon at their state convention last week. However, the race was a little closer than expected and has now gone into overtime.

The official press release follows:

Ed Winslow, who founded the nation’s first socially responsible investing firm, held a narrow lead over environmental [...]

A Few Random Items…

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

From Ballot Access News: On March 12, Kate Michelman declared she will not run as an independent candidate for US Senate from Pennsylvania. She is former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. There had been speculation she would run, since the likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate this year will be Bob Casey, who believes that [...]

Utah Greens Battle for Name

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Wounds from the Nader/Green split of 2004 continue to fester in several states around the country. In some places there are internal struggles for power and in others, such as Utah, two different parties have emerged to fight for the right to use the word “Green” in their name…

It’s hard enough being a minority [...]

Today’s Candidate: Laura Wells

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

TUESDAY —MARCH 14th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Laura Wells for California Controller.

Wells is running to be the Green Party’s candidate for state Controller. She was also the GP nominee for this office in 2002 and placed 3rd with 419,873 votes or 5.8% of the total cast.

The website:

Mihos Polling Strong in MA

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Businessman Christy Mihos, an independent candidate for Massachusetts governor, appears to be polling in the high-teens according to these numbers from…

Two new independent polls show the Democrats well-positioned to win the open gubernatorial contest. A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Attorney General Tom Reilly (D) leading Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey® by a 38% to [...]

Today’s Candidate: Aaron Dixon

Monday, March 13th, 2006

MONDAY —MARCH 13th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Aaron Dixon for U.S. Senate.

Dixion is the Green Party candidate for the Washington U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Maria Cantwell. He is a former official of the Black Panther Party and has an extensive resume of leftist activism.

It is believed by many that Cantwell [...]

An Update on Tim’s Condition

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

From Liberty For Sale comes a letter from Tim and an update on his condition following surgery on Friday…

Tim Wrote this from his hospital bed on March 9th, 2006, the day before his surgery:

I just wanted to write a quick word to everyone, both to say thank you and to keep advocating for the things [...]

State Senator to Create New Party?

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

An interesting item from Ballot Access News:

Illinois State Senator James Meeks, a Democrat from Chicago, is threatening to organize a new party this year and to be its candidate for Governor. He is angry with the incumbent Democratic Governor, Rod Blagojevich, for promising not to raise sales or income taxes. Although Meeks is a Democrat, [...]

Greenspan Predicts Independent Candidate

Friday, March 10th, 2006

CNN has this interesting little item about Alan Greenspan’s new book and his thoughts on a centrist Independent candidate for President in 2008…

Recently retired Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan believes that there will be a major independent candidate for president from the nation’s political center, according to a published report.

In an interview with The New [...]

Today’s Candidate: Michael Berg

Friday, March 10th, 2006

FRIDAY —MARCH 10th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Michael Berg for U.S. House of Representatives.

Berg is running as the Green Party candidate for Delaware’s at-large Congressional seat. If the name sounds kind of familiar, it should. Nick Berg, his son, was kidnapped and brutally murdered in Iraq several years ago. A [...]

Yesterday’s Independence Party Caucus…

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

The story of someone who attended last night’s Independence Party caucus at the University of Minnesota…

A Few Random Items…

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Michael Cavlan, a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Minnesota has called for an investigation into the plane crash that killed Senator Paul Wellstone. He believes the government was possibly involved both in murdering Wellstone and orchestrating the September 11th attacks.

Badnarik campaign manager Allen Hacker has instituted some new rules for posting comments [...]

Black Panther Enters Senate Race

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Aaron Dixon, a black community activist and icon of Seattle’s political left for nearly 40 years, is running for the U.S. Senate, posing what could be a potent threat to Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell’s chances for re-election.

Dixon, 57, a co-founder of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968, is [...]

Today’s Candidate: Sander Hicks

Thursday, March 9th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Sander Hicks for….. something.

Hicks is running as a Green Party candidate for State Senate in New York… or possibly Governor? His website says he’s running for Senate, but the GP’s site says he’s running for Governor. Beats me.

Either way, I don’t have much [...]

Progressive Wins Burlington Mayoral Race

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Big news tonight as Vermont Progressive Party state representative Bob Kiss was elected mayor of Burlington.


Progressive Bob Kiss was elected mayor of Burlington today, winning on the second ballot of the instant runoff under the city’s new election system.

Kiss, a state representative, won 39 percent of the vote on the first ballot, while Democrat [...]

Today’s Candidate: Bill Stant

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 8th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Bill Stant for Indiana Secretary of State.

Stant is running as the Green Party candidate . He’ll face Republican Todd Rokita and Libertarian Mike Kole this November.

While his political experience is very limited, he does have a pretty nice resume overall.

The website:

Texas Primary Produces No Real Surprises

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Texas held a primary election on Tuesday… not that many people actually voted or anything.

A few small points of interest:

1.) Republican Congressman and former LP Presidential candidate Ron Paul wiped this floor with token opposition and won his party’s re-nomination.

2.) The Democratic field has shrunken to two candidates in the District 10 Congressional race. [...]

Green McLaughlin Enters CA Mayoral Race

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

The Green Party now has a very credible candidate for mayor of Richmond, California.

In case you were wondering, Richmond is a city of about 100,000 people located near San Francisco. It has a population that is pretty evenly split between whites, African Americans, and Asians.

The story from the Contra Costa Times:

Richmond Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin, [...]

Another Update on Tim West

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Stephen Gordon has been doing a great job of keeping people up to date on Tim West’s condition. He’s posted 2 new updates from Gloria, Tim’s fiancee, over on Liberty for Sale.