Archive for August, 2006

Boston Tea Party Holds Online Convention

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The Boston Tea Party, a new political entity founded by blogger Thomas Knapp following the 2006 LP convention, held an online convention this weekend.

The press release follows…

At what may have been the world’s first online political convention, members of America’s new libertarian political party organized over the weekend for the long haul.

The event, which commenced [...]

Lawyer Fights to Boot Starrett from Ballot

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

A nonsense technicality is endangering the ballot status of Oregon’s Mary Starrett, the Constitution Party’s nominee for governor. It seems that the party failed to post a notice of their convention in a newspaper of general circulation.

Fearing that Starrett may play a “spoiler” role in November, a conservative activist Kelly Clark has filed suit [...]

Libertarian Gets Boost from DeLay Absence

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

From the Star-Telegram…

By dropping off the ballot, Republican Tom DeLay may have given a boost to a Libertarian candidate in the race for the former majority leader’s House seat.

Bob Smither said voters in the Houston-area district have been pledging support in phone calls. He also said he has seen a spike in contributions as the [...]

Texas GOP Backs Houston City Councilwoman

Friday, August 18th, 2006

From KGBT-TV…

Texas Republican precinct chairmen tonight selected a Houston city councilwoman as the write-in candidate to support in place of Tom DeLay.

Republican officials say Doctor Shelley Sekula-Gibbs was selected by a clear majority of the precinct chairmen who attended a gathering in Pearland.

The Texas Republican Party decided it should rally behind one write-in candidate to [...]

SurveyUSA Poll Has Eidsness at 8%

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

Reform Party Congressional candidate Eric Eidsness is registering at 8% in the latest KUSA-TV/SurveyUSA poll. That is in the race to represent Colorado’s Fourth Congressional District.

Another KUSA-TV/SurveyUSA poll earlier this week showed Libertarian Bob Sargent with 4% of the vote in Colorado’s hotly contested Third District race.

Smither Working for GOP Support

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Interesting bit of news on the Tom DeLay Congressional seat race. It looks like Republicans will be meeting on Thursday to decide who they will back in this year’s race. Currently the front-runners seem to be Sugar Land Mayor David Wallace and Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs.

As the article mentions, Libertarian Bob [...]

Former Congressman Backs Smither

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Former Congressman Bob Barr has released the following statement:

“With the departure of Tom DeLay, it is important to do everything we can to ensure the 22d District continues to be represented by a conservative. Bob Smither is that conservative. Bob is a genuine fiscal conservative with a firm desire to see a return to constitutionally-limited [...]

Zimmerman Found Guilty

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

As you might remember, Dean Zimmerman lost his Minneapolis city council re-election bid last year after his home was raided by Federal investigators in September. Now, the former Green Party officeholder has been found guilty of taking bribes from a developer. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

From KSTP-TV:

A former Minneapolis [...]

PA Republican Joins CP, Runs for State House

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

A former local Republican official and Alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention has jumped ship and launched a campaign for State House on the Constitution Party ballot line.

From The Morning Call…

The race for state representative of the 183rd District just got a little more crowded.

Carl C. Edwards, 61, a computer systems programmer from Allen [...]

Marxist Parties Increase Electoral Activity

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

From Ballot Access News…

Two Marxist parties in the U.S. have increased their involvement in the 2006 congressional elections, compared to previous years.

The Socialist Workers Party this year will be on the ballot for U.S. House in at least one district in Iowa, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. By contrast, in 2004, the party did not have [...]