Archive for October, 2007

Libertarians Fighting Eminent Domain in Texas

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

From a Dallas-area town that passed a smoking ban ordinance earlier this year, Ellis County Libertarians are once again gathering at Midlothian City Hall Tuesday night to oppose several eminent domain resolutions on the council agenda.

“Something needs to be done, and it all stems back to property rights,” said LP sheriff candidate Mike Treis, who [...]

New California Registration Data shows little change

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Ballot Access News

On October 19, California’s Secretary of State released a new registration tally, as of September 4, 2007. This is the first California tally since the February 10, 2007 tally.

The new figures show very little change. The first percentage below is the February 2007 tally; the second one is the September 2007 tally. The [...]

CP progresses in Wyoming

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Recently, there was a CP meeting in Wyoming- a state that has had the Party’s Presidential candidates on the ballot before, but no organized CP state affiliate. However, thanks to the determined work of the CP Western States Area Chairman and Utah CP Chair, Frank Fluckiger, the Wyoming Constitution Party is beginning to take hold [...]

Interview with Councilman Cam Gordon

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Minneapolis City Councilman Cam Gordon, a member of the Green Party, on his 2005 election, and his activist and candidate history.

Includes discussion of his campaign strategies & experiences and of Minneapolis’ diverse Ward Two. Interviewed at Minneapolis City Hall on August 6th, 2007 by California Green Mike Feinstein.

Blue Collar Libertarian: “Libertarian Snobs?”

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

There is kind of an interesting question buried in here. Are most libertarian activists college-educated “elistists” with little tolerance for blue collar workers? I personally haven’t had much interaction at party functions or events… but I would say 95% of the Libertarians I’ve ever run into have been well educated and tend to [...]

Frank for President?

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Frank McEnulty is running as an independent candidate for President. Additionally he is seeking the nomination of the New American Independent Party…

My name is Frank McEnulty and I am running as an independent candidate for President of the United States in 2008. Crazy right? Well maybe, but I am just way too fed up with [...]

Socialist Brian Moore Interview…

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Here’s a video from “The Bleeping Truth” where newly minted Socialist Party presidential nominee Brian Moore is interviewed while waving anti-Bush signs at traffic…

Socialists Nominate Moore/Alexander

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Ballot Access News reports that the Socialist Party has decided to run a Presidential ticket in 2008. The candidates will be Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander.

The Socialist Party nominated Brian Moore of Florida for president, and Stewart Alexander of California for vice-president, at the St. Louis convention. The final presidential vote was 25 [...]

Kinsley: “Libertarians Rising”

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Michael Kinsely has written an excellent essay for Time Magazine titled “Libertarians Rising.” In his piece he explains why he believes that whatever party successfully captures libertarian voters will dominate in the years to come.

This is also one of the more appealing and easier to digest explanations of libertarianism as a philosophy…

To oversimplify: Democrats [...]

White Supremecist Runs in Miss.

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

One of the more unique candidacies is from Jim Giles, an independent in the race for Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District next year. Giles is a white supremecist; “Working for Whites” is his slogan.

Here’s Giles’ website: http://www.rebelarmy.com

Louisiana Guv Results

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

A smattering of independents were on the ballot in today’s governor’s race in Louisiana. Though actively campaigning, the Libertarian in the race placed a very dismal showing:

A link to those results can be found here: NOLA.com

New Ron Paul Goal: $430k in 3 days…

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Libertarian and Constitution parties of New York speak at rally for Ron Paul at the state capitol

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Estelle Edwards, Libertarian Party candidate for Suffolk County Executive, and Burr Deitz, chairman of the Constitution Party of New York, spoke at a rally to get Ron Paul on the ballot in New York that was held Tuesday, October 16 at the Capitol Building in Albany. You can view the entire rally at Lewrockwell.com

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Constitution Party getting ready to sue Michigan over Party name change

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Ballot Access News

Back in September 1999, the U.S. Taxpayers Party changed its name to the Constitution Party. This change was made democratically at the party’s national convention. All the states in which the party had been on the ballot as “U.S. Taxpayers Party” let the party change its name, except for Michigan. The party in [...]

CP stands up for clean & fair voting

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

The Constitution Party encourages support for the National Clean Elections Lawsuit (N-CEL). The suit was filed against ten states: New Hampshire, Iowa, Ohio, Florida, California, New York, Illinois, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas.

The Constitution Party, the country’s third largest party based on voter registration (Ballot-Access News) warns against electronic voting in its platform. [...]

Tsongas wins Special Election

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Democrat Niki Tsongas won yesterday’s Special Election in the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.

Three minor party and independent candidates were on the ballot…

Niki Tsongas (Democrat) - 51.32%
Jim Ogonowski (Republican) - 45.10%
Patrick Murphy (Independent) - 2.05%
Kurt Hayes (Independent) - 1.06%
Kevin Thompson (Constitution) - 0.47%

Ron Paul Top $1 Million in Online Fundraising for the Month of October

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Ron Paul’s campaign has topped $1 million in online fundraising since October 1st… on their way to a $4 million goal for the full month of October. As of 5pm Eastern the campaign’s website is showing $1.032 million collected and the graphic is now colorized up past the knees of the Statue of Liberty.

One [...]

Independence Party Goes National

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Finally, it appears that the Independence Party is ready to go national! The NYIP is leading the effort to get the various state Independence Parties to agree to form a national organization and work to creating a viable national third party.

From Ballot-Access News…

The New York Independence Party has been ballot-qualified since 1994. When Ross [...]

Mass. CD-5 Election is Today

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

This district leans heavily toward the Democrats, but third party observers will be curious to know how ultra-conservative Constitution Party candidate Kevin Thompson favors.

Ron Paul STILL rejecting the Third-Party option

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

From Politics1.com:

“Congressman Ron Paul, appearing on CNN’s Tucker, insisted he does not plan to make a third party run for President if he loses the GOP nomination race. “I have no intention of doing that. That is not a very attractive thing to do,” he said. The comment still leaves Paul some wiggle room. [...]

Keyes 2008 = Creative Accounting?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

LewRockwell.com noticed something very interesting about Alan Keyes’ financial reports. It seems he is lumping this campaign in with his past bids and combining the debts somehow. I don’t know enough about how this works, but it sounds quite alarming. This is absolutely something those inside the Constitution Party should be very [...]

Excellent Virginia Newspaper Column

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Arin Sime’s television ads, along with those from Congressman Ron Paul, got a nice positive piece in a local Virginia newspaper yesterday. The following column was written by Daily Progress political reporter Bob Gibson…

The most honest, positive and straightforward political ads this season, with issues and positions spelled out in plain English, without highly [...]

Some More Fundraising Numbers…

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Phillies 2008 reports raising over $3,000 last Quarter and then the candidate himself cut checks totaling an additional $20,000 to bring the total raised for the Phillies campaign up to more than $50,000 with $10,000 remaining in cash on hand.

The Imperato reports are, as usual, practically impossible to figure out. However it does appear [...]

Alan Keyes Fundraising Figures

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The Third Quarter fundraising numbers are coming out now and it appears that Alan Keyes raised only about $23,000. The campaign spent a bit more than $10,000 of that. He had fewer than two dozen actual donors.

This is a pretty weak start for a candidate who raised over $15 million for his 2000 [...]

Ron Paul on CNN This Weekend…

Monday, October 15th, 2007

This Ron Paul piece aired several times over the weekend. It’s a good general introduction to his campaign for voters who may not have been paying attention. It does, however, highlight his pro-life stance in the face of some of his more liberal supporters… suggesting they may not be aware of it. [...]