Archive for June, 2006

Wednesday’s Candidate: John Binkowski

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006


John Binkowski, the Minnesota Independence Party’s candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in District 6.

Binkowski is a grad student at the University of Wisconsin and a former project coordinator for Johnson Controls. Currently he’s working full time on his Congressional campaign.

And apparently he plans to run a pretty clean [...]

Jeffers Runs as a Republican

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Looks like Sue Jeffers has decided to run as a Republican instead of a Libertarian in this year’s Minnesota gubernatorial race. This is probably a smart move as the Minnesota Independence Party has a strong candidate in that contest and it would be difficult for her to make much of an impact there.

My feeling [...]

“Oh Weld…” - NYLP Nominee Drops Out

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Bill Weld has decided to drop his bid to become governor of New York, dealing an unfortunate blow to the NYLP’s chances of winning ballot access in this year’s gubernatorial race.

From The Post-Star…

Republican Bill Weld dropped out the race for New York governor on Tuesday, paving the way for John Faso’s nomination.

The former Massachusetts governor [...]

Tuesday’s Candidate: Bob Brister

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006


Bob Brister, the Green Party candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Utah’s 2nd District.

From the campaign website…

Bob has been active in the Green Party since the first national Green Gathering in the U.S. was held in 1987. That same year, he attended the Institute for Social Ecology in Vermont [...]

Nall Falls Short in Petition Drive

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Unfortunately it looks like Loretta Nall’s campaign for governor of Alabama will have to continue on as a write-in effort.


The colorful Libertarian Party nominee for governor, Loretta Nall, said Monday she will run as a write-in candidate after failing to get enough signatures to get her name on the general election ballot.

“I’m not dropping [...]

Your Stories: Tim Peterson

Monday, June 5th, 2006

This is the second posting from our Your Stories series of brief, reader-submitted autobiographies. We’re still looking for more… so keep your stories coming!

Today’s submission is from Tim Peterson, the current Libertarian candidate for Wisconsin State Treasurer…

I became a Libertarian way back in the ‘70’s by listening to my older brother debate my father [...]

Monday’s Candidate: Paul King

Monday, June 5th, 2006


Paul King for U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 50th District. He is running as the Libertarian Party nominee in tomorrow’s special election and November’s regularly scheduled general election.

King owns his own staffing company and is campaigning on a platform of budgetary reform and transparency in government.

The website:


Lots of Big Stuff Coming Up…

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

This week marks the one year anniversary of Third Party Watch’s launch. We are now also exactly five months away from this Fall’s midterm elections.

So I’m happy to report that we’re going to be having quite a few new and interesting things going on with the blog in the next five days. Several [...]

Chris Rouhier Interviews Charles Foster

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

This interview with Reform Party chairman Charles Foster was conducted by Chris Rouhier of behalf of Third Party Watch.

Foster is one of several people who claim to be the “true” Chairman of the Reform Party. This interview should not be taken to mean that this site “endorses” any one faction of the party over [...]

NY Third Parties Endorse Democrats

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

According to the always excellent Ballot Access News, both the NY Independence Party and the Working Families Party of New York chose to endorse the Democrats in that state’s top two statewide races…

The NY Independence Party…

On June 3, the New York Independence Party state convention nominated leading Democrats for Governor and U.S. Senator. In the [...]

Aaron Russo Fighting Battle w/ Cancer

Sunday, June 4th, 2006

As noted earlier tonight on Hammer of Truth, Aaron Russo is hospitalized in Germany fighting bladder cancer. Obviously we wish him the very best and speediest of recoveries.

The post from the “America: Freedom to Fascism” blog…

I am currently in Munich, Germany and receiving treatment at a cutting- edge cancer clinic.

This is my third battle [...]

Shane Cory Named LP Executive Director

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Shane Cory has been named the official Executive Director of the Libertarian Party. His contract was approved by the executive committee on Thursday.

I think this is great news. Shane’s done an excellent job getting things together for the 2006 elections and I’m really excited to see what he, Stephen Gordon, and the rest [...]

Hansen Excluded from Debate…

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

This story is a pretty nice bit of publicity for the IAP’s candidate for Governor of Nevada, particularly as the frontrunner didn’t even bother to show up to the debate.

From Las Vegas City Life…

One of the more interesting things about the Livable Communities Governor Candidates Forum, held May 25 at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, [...]

Oregon CP Disaffiliates from National Party

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Just received this bit of news about the Constitution Party of Oregon…

The Constitution Party of Oregon State Steering Committee has unanimously approved the following resolution, as moved by Jack Brown and seconded by Rick Hake:

The Unaffiliation Resolution of May 2006 by the Steering Committee / Constitution Party of Oregon.
The Constitution Party of Oregon hereby ends [...]

Friday’s Candidate: Frodo?

Friday, June 2nd, 2006


Frodo… err… Dan Litwin is running for U.S. Congress as a Libertarian in California’s 51st District.

He… ummm… well, I’ll just let him explain it via his website.

My name is Dan “Frodo” Litwin, and I am running for Congress in California’s 51st Congressional district as the first of many in the [...]

Peggy Noonan: We Need a New Party

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

In her column from today’s Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan lays out an arguement that the days of America’s two-party system may be numbered. It’s a little long, but well worth reading.

From the Journal…

Something’s happening. I have a feeling we’re at some new beginning, that a big breakup’s coming, and that though it isn’t [...]

Thursday’s Candidate: Joe Keating

Thursday, June 1st, 2006


Joe Keating for Governor of Oregon. He is running as the Green Party nominee.

Keating is a Vietnam veteran who boasts an impressive resume of business success and political activism…

When Joe returned to New York, he was an investment banker for the Wall Street investment banking firm of Thomson & [...]