Archive for April, 2006

A few blog items…

Monday, April 10th, 2006

-> Tim West talks some more about his health situation and also gives a few hints about where he plans to take Liberty For Sale in the future.

-> This item from Hammer of Truth is a really good read. Stephen Gordon goes through an absurdly bad article by a member of the LNC and [...]

Maryland Bans Fusion in Federal Elections

Monday, April 10th, 2006

In a decision that seems at least partly aimed at the “fusion” Green/Libertarian/Populist campaign of Kevin Zeese for U.S. Senate, the Maryland legsilature passed a bill to outlaw fusion in Federal elections.

From Ballot Access News…

On March 31, the Maryland legislature passed Senate Bill 129 on an emergency basis. Since it is an emergency bill, it [...]

Weld To Seek Libertarian Ballot Line?

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Apparently Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Weld (NY, formerly MA) is interested in appearing on the ballot as both the GOP and Libertarian candidate under New York’s fusion system that allows a single candidate to win multiple nominations. This sounds like it might be a really good move for the NY Libertarians.

From the NY Daily [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jesse Mortenson

Friday, April 7th, 2006

FRIDAY —March 7th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jesse Mortenson for Minnesota State House. He’s running as the Green Party candidate and this is the second time he has been featured as our candidate of the day.

I started off this week with Craig Bergland, a candidate with a website that is quite amusing… [...]

‘Pro-Life’ Not Allowed on Idaho Ballot

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

It appears that the State of Idaho will not let Constitution Party gubernatorial candidate Marvin Pro-Life Richardson (that’s his real name) use his legal middle name on the ballot this fall. He will appear simply as Marvin Richardson.

The Idaho Press-Tribune has the story…

Gem County gubernatorial candidate Marvin Pro-Life Richardson will be just plain Marvin [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jim Lendall

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

THURSDAY —April 6th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jim Lendall for Governor of Arkansas.

Lendall is a former Democratic state representative and the Green Party’s candidate for Governor this year. After serving 8 years in the state legislature, Lendall has decided to seek the state’s top office as a Green because he feels the [...]

A Few Random Items…

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

-> Kevin Zeese narrowly won the endorsement of the Libertarian Party of Maryland, advancing his quest to be a fusion candidate for U.S. Senate, representing the Libertarian, Green, and Populist parties.

-> A new update on the condition of Liberty For Sale’s Tim West… posted by Tim himself!

-> The Badnarik for Congress campaign has been having [...]

Should the LP drop the Pledge?

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

I just finished reading this opinion piece by Carl Milsted, Jr. over at Free Market News and it got me thinking some about the Libertarian Party’s official pledge.

I’d be really interested to hear the opinions of some readers of this blog. Should the pledge be eliminated? Why or why not?

LP Blog Discussion on Web Video

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Click here to see a recent discussion on the topic of web video from the LP’s official blog.

My feeling is this…

If Libertarians want to do multimedia on the web, the best solution would be to copy what the Green Party did earlier this year. Just do it better.

Select a future event or a set [...]

Meeks Polling at 7% in Illinois

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

New polling data in the Illinois gubernatorial race from The Chicago Sun-Times. The post-primary poll including independent candidate and State Senator James Meeks shows Meeks with support starting at around 7%...

I know that the Topinka forces are taking great heart in a couple of newly released polls. One of them done by Rasmussen Reports. [...]

Today’s Candidate: Aimee Allison

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

WEDNESDAY —April 5th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Aimee Allison for Oakland City Council.

Allison is a Green Party candidate with a solid biography and a decent electoral track record. In a run for city council last May, Allison finished fourth among eight candidates with about 14% of the vote.

She also boasts a pretty [...]

Decent Reform Party Congressional Candidate

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

This comes from…

The Reform Party—created by billionaire Ross Perot during the height of his 1990s political activism—appeared virtually dead by the 2004 election cycle. Nationally, the RP still appears to be flat-lining—but they just scored a respectable Congressional candidate in Colorado that could cause problems in November for a GOP incumbent. Lifelong Republican Eric [...]

Today’s Candidate: Craig Bergland

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

TUESDAY —April 4th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Craig Bergland for Governor of Nevada.

Bergland is running as a Green candidate and his website reflects those values and then some.

A single, very long page… it contains not only the usual “vote for me” pitch but also…

> a federal debt clock

> a “game” for kids to [...]

Bludorn Makes Strong Showing as Republican

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

This news is about a week old, but still pretty interesting. As we’d reported, former Libertarian candidate Scott Bludorn was running for State House again, but this time as a Republican.

In 2004 he received slightly more than 8% of the vote in the general election. This year, he polled 46% in the [...]