Archive for October, 2006

Smither Not a Major Factor in TX-22

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Looks like the Libertarians might do well to focus their resources and attention on other races, like the winnable state house contests in Indiana, Vermont, and possibly other states. Places where that time, staff, and money might do some actual good and elect some candidates to office.

The Smither campaign will probably stumble along [...]

Ed McGarr in Winnable Utah House Race

Monday, October 30th, 2006

In addition to the campaign of Rick Jore in Montana, the Constitution Party has another really attractive state house race. This one is in Utah’s 58th district and features an extremely viable candidate campaigning with the incumbent’s endorsement.

The follow email is appeal for support sent out by the national party…

An historic opportunity has arisen [...]

Lieberman: “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Riding a wave of Joementum that has him up by more than ten points in the latest polls, Joe Lieberman is launching a campaign to seal his likely independent re-election victory by educating voters about the location of his name on the ballot. Lieberman will appear much further down on the ballot than usual [...]

Guthrie Goes on TV

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Bruce Guthrie, Libertarian candidate for Senate in Washington, is going on television. With about 2 weeks left before the election and over a million dollars in his bank account, he could still have a major impact on this race.

The press release follows…

Today, the Guthrie campaign launched a new television ad unlike anything his Democratic [...]

Libertarian in Dead Heat for House Seat

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Rex Bell is within 2% of the Republican candidate in a state house race in Indiana. Imagine having a Libertarian state representative in a state other than Vermont, New Hampshire, and Alaska. Heck, imagine having a Libertarian in any state house at all! This sounds like a really promising opportunity.

Below is the [...]

Green Drops Out, Endorses Democrat

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The Greens have formed an alliance with Connecticut Democrats to help defeat Republican Representative Christopher Shays.

From the Hartford Courant…

With polls showing a tight matchup in this year’s 4th Congressional District race, the Green Party is withdrawing its candidate and throwing support to Democrat Diane Farrell.

“We decided to have a strategic alliance with the Democratic Party [...]

Fort Morgan Times Endorses Eidsness

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Reform Party Congressional candidate Eric Eidsness picked up a nice little newspaper endorsement yesterday.

From the Fort Morgan Times…

There’s something for everyone in the race for the 4th Congressional District seat.

There’s the reserved conservative Republican incumbent versus the highly animated Democratic challenger versus an equally animated Reform Party candidate who also impresses with his knowledge of [...]

Illinois Green Polls 14% for Governor

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Well, I don’t really know what to make of this poll.

Survey USA has Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney polling at 14% as of yesterday. This comes from a survey of 578 likely voters and the margin of error is only around +/- 4%.

Click here to see the results for yourself.

If these numbers are [...]

Eidsness Polling at 10%

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Survey USA has Colorado Reform Party Congressional candidate Eric Eidsness polling at 10% in his race.

Click here for the full results.

Linn to Debate, Not to Debate…

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

This was really disappointing as I had set the debate to record while I was out campaigning last night, and he didn’t even get to appear. Now there’s no reason to even bother watching it as I already know all of the sound bites the other guys were going to fire back and forth.

From [...]

Kubby Campaigns for Amendment 44

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The press release follows…

The 14,000-foot slope of Hawaii’s Mona Kea. Half a million vertical feet in the rugged mountains of British Columbia. Steve Kubby has skied virtually everywhere. But he isn’t coming to Colorado for the powder. This time, it’s all business.

On November 7th, Coloradoans will vote on Amendment 44—a state proposition which will legalize [...]

Hayes Likely to Force Run-Off?

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Looks like there’s an increasing chance that Libertarian candidate Garrett Hayes might force a run-off in the Georgia gubernatorial race…

A new poll out on Monday suggests the latest round of negative ads is having a negative impact on the two front-runners in the race for governor.

Gov. Perdue dropped six points, Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor [...]

Detroit News Endorses Libertarian

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Some good news for Libertarian Congressional candidate Robert Hutchinson…

The Detroit News today endorsed Robert L. Hutchinson, a Libertarian, for election in the 7th Congressional District, which includes Battle Creek.

The race is open because incumbent Rep. Joe Schwarz, R-Battle Creek, was defeated in the Republican primary in August.

Said the News: “In the open 7th District, the [...]

Red State’s Erick Erickson Endorses Smither

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

First noticed on my end at, Erick Erickson, well known Republican blogger of Red State and Peach Pundit fame, has endorsed Bob Smither in the Texas 22nd. Per Erick’s post:

Who is Bob Smither? He’s my choice to replace Tom DeLay in Texas-22. He is the Libertarian candidate. Libertarian? Yeah, but think Ron Paul [...]

Green Party Candidate Barred from “Forum”

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Bob Kozak, the Green Party candidate for Congress in Maryland’s Sixth District, was booted from a community forum because he didn’t appear on the primary ballot. Sounds like the organizer was dead set on giving the Democrat a free audience under the guise of it being a “forum” to meet the candidates…

From the Frederick [...]

Austin’s Campaign Update

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

I’ve been a little swamped lately with campaign stuff and other unrelated activities, but I’m going to try and be more active in keeping this site updated as we approach November.

I figured I’d start off today with a little update on my own campaign. This doesn’t have anything to do with third party politics [...]

Little Movement for Guthrie… Yet

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

Well, just donating a fortune to his campaign hasn’t really gotten him moving much in the polls. He’s going to have to spend at least some of it to get his message out there.

New poll from SurveyUSA…

Cantwell (i) - Democrat - 51%
McGavick - Republican - 43%
Bruce Guthrie - Libertarian - 1%
Aaron Dixon - Green [...]

Profile of a Conservative Libertarian

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

This is a rather lengthy profile of socially conservative Libertarian John Cobin, candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s Fourth District. From The Greenville News…

The black Volvo of Libertarian congressional candidate John Cobin carries a campaign placard strung up with PVC pipe and galvanized wire that’s packed with seven different campaign themes.

The first thing you [...]

Max Linn Makes Emergency Landing on I-4

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

From the TBO column March On Politics…

Reform Party candidate for governor Max Linn was the pilot of a small plane that made an emergency landing on Interstate 4 west of Orlando today.

Linn was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center after the incident for observation, but was apparently uninjured in the emergency landing, said campaign staff [...]

Nolan and Quick Profiled

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

A profile of Libertarian candidate David Nolan and Independnet candidate Jay Quick, both seeking to represent Arizona CD-8. From the Tucson Citizen…

Voters say they are tired of the same old politics, the same old political parties and how money drives policy.

The race to represent Arizona’s 8th Congressional District offers independent Jay Quick and Libertarian [...]

Halcro Polling At 7% in Alaska

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Former State Representative Andrew Halcro is registering in at 7% in the Alaskan gubernatorial contest. This comes from a new poll released by Ivan Moore Research.

This poll also shows Republican and former Wasilla Mayor Sarah Palin leading Democratic former Governor Tony Knowles by 11 points, 48% to 39%.

Tammy Lee Poses With Retiring Congressman

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Tammy Lee is sending out a direct mailing featuring a photo of herself with retiring incumbent Martin Sabo. Lee is Minnesota Independence Party nominee for U.S. Congress in MN-5.

Apparently Representative Sabo hasn’t officially endorsed Lee, but he also hasn’t endorsed his own party’s nominee… Democrat Keith Ellison. He did, however, grant Lee permission [...]

CT Public Radio Interviews Greens

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Five Green Party candidates were interviewed on “Where We Live” a Connecticut Public Radio program.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Tammy Lee Rolls Out New TV Ad

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Tammy Lee, a MN Independence Party candidate for Congress, has unveiled a new television ad that urges Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to join her campaign.

The ad features former Presidential candidate John B. Anderson and former Congressman Tim Penny, among others.

Click here to view this ad.

Ask The Buffalo…

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

This is a pretty cute little online ad from the Minnesota Independence Party’s slate of 2006 candidates…