Archive for September, 2006

Arkansas Constitution Party Disaffiliates

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

The Constitution Party of Arkansas has joined the growing list of state parties to disaffiliate themselves from the national Constitution Party organization. In 2004, Michael Peroutka received 2,083 votes (or 0.20%) in Arkansas.

The state party’s Central Committee unanimously approved the following resolution:

Whereas, according to the National Constitution Party By Laws, state affiliates are required [...]

Third Candidates Could Tilt Races

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

From USA Today…

Carl Romanelli has never run for office and belongs to a political organization that has never elected anyone to Congress. Even so, the Green Party candidate’s U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania has Democratic leaders manning battle stations.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., head of his party’s Senate campaign committee, charged at a news conference last [...]

Feeling Screwed by the Other Guys?

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

Great video from the Max Linn for governor campaign here in Florida…

Linn is the Reform Party nominee and has already pledged $1 million of his own money for the race.

Democrat Ankrum Polls His Own Race

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

Well, I find this highly suspect because it was conducted by the Democratic candidate… but it’s the only poll of any kind that I’ve seen on the Texas CD-10 race that features Michael Badnarik.

Not exactly great numbers for Badnarik, but again… the accuracy of it is somewhat in question. I would like to see [...]

100,000 Visitors!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

We finally crossed the 100,000th unique visitor mark today!

Thanks for reading!

Dallas Morning News Endorsements

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Thanks to Joey Dauben for pointing this item out. It’s sad and unfortunate, really… but I also think for Libertarians (and all third party activists) it is worth reading and really trying to understand. The Dallas Morning News made a round of endorsements in state legislative races, mentioning the many Libertarians challengers but [...]

Stockman Jumps into Special Election

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Talk about a soap opera! After running an abortive independent campaign for the general election against DeLay, former one-term Republican Congressman Steve Stockman has jumped into the newly called special election to serve out the final few weeks of DeLay’s term.

Why? I’m not really sure.

From Congressional Quarterly…

No congressional race has had more twists [...]

Gorman Backs Phillies for 2008

Monday, September 4th, 2006

I must say that the apparent support of Mr. Gorman is making me wonder if Phillies might just be able to pull a Badnarik-style upset and win the LP nomination.

In truth I think Gorman would be a stronger candidate than anyone that’s announced so far… but it’s hard to argue with his wish to focus [...]

Green Commissioner Questions Police

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Cara Jennings, a Green Party member and Lake Worth City Commissioner, caused a bit of a stir when the police stopped someone outside of her home recently.

From the Palm Beach Post…

After three police officers had stopped in front of her home, City Commissioner Cara Jennings said all she wanted to do is see what had [...]

NY LP Ballot Position Seems Safe

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Some good news for the New York Libertarian Party from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News…

Last week, a challenge to the New York Libertarian statewide petition was filed by a Republican. However, the challenger’s specific complaint is that the Libertarian logo is too similar to the Conservative Party logo. Even if this challenge succeeds, the [...]

Lieberman Calls for Debate

Friday, September 1st, 2006

From the Norwalk Advocate…

Sen. Joe Lieberman called on the four other candidates in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race Thursday to meet next week and agree to a debate schedule.

Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary to businessman Ned Lamont and is now running as an independent, sent letters to Lamont, Republican Alan Schlesinger, Green Party [...]

Trio Draws Support of 9% in Washington

Friday, September 1st, 2006

In this year’s Washington State U.S. Senate race, the three non-major party candidates on the ballot in November’s general election will be Green Party nominee Aaron Dixon, Libertarian Bruce Guthrie, and independent candidate Robin Adair.

A new SurveyUSA poll released yesterday indicates that each of the candidates is currently registering at about 3%... so combined they [...]

Greens Approaching Half-Way Point

Friday, September 1st, 2006

The Green Party’s Summer Pledge Drive is approaching the $5,000 mark… on the way to an ultimate goal of $10,000 by September 22nd.