Archive for November, 2007

Reform Party Scores Good Showing in Penn.

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

The Reform Party is now a “semi-qualified” party in one of Pennsylvania’s largest counties. This news comes from Ballot Access News…

On November 7, the Reform Party nominee for Allegheny County Council-at-large, David Tessitor, polled 8.3% of the vote. Allegheny County contains Pittsburgh and is Pennsylvania’s second-most populous county. Tessitor had both a Democratic and [...]

November 11th “Money Bomb” in Action

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Another grassroots effort to generate mass donations to Ron Paul is underway today, for Veteran’s Day. It’s called “This November 11th” and so far contributions are up to over $120,000 by 1pm. Not nearly the same impact as the November 5th event… but this push will likely put the Paul campaign past the [...]

Results from New Paltz town justice race

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Justin Holmes, who briefly obtained celebrity status for allegedly advocating the establishment of an armed militia at the State University of New York at New Paltz, ran for Town Justice in New Paltz, New York. He ran with the endorsement of the Libertarian Party of New York, but ran under the banner of [...]

Ron Paul Excluded from Iowa Debate

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Apparently the Iowa GOP has decided to lock out Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo using a 5% polling threshold for participation in the next debate. I assume this will also shut out Alan Keyes, though he’s not mentioned specifically in the article.

From USA Today…

The Iowa Republican Party put out an advisory Tuesday [...]

Constitution Party member Elected to City Council in Michigan

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

U.S. Taxpayers Party (Michigan’s Constitution Party affiliate) member Scott Stevens was elected to the Warren City Council. This is a non-partisan position as are all city council positions in Michigan.

Lou Dobbs predicts “independent Americans” will demand better candidates

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

A interesting statement from Lou Dobbs as commented by Chris Hansen…

Well as the State Chairman of the Independent American Party of Nevada I will have to agree with Lou Dobbs on this!

In his new book- Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit -Mr Dobbs states:

“I believe that independent Americans will demand a far better choice than [...]

Saskatchewan Party wins control of Saskatchewan

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Ballot Access News

On November 7, Saskatchewan Province in Canada held provincial elections. The Saskatchewan Party, which had been formed in 1991, won a majority in the provincial parliament. It ousted the New Democratic Party, which had been in power since 1991. The 2007 election resulted in 37 seats for the Saskatchewan Party and 21 seats [...]

Ron Paul Speeding Towards November Goal

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

After missing their October fundraising goal by quite a bit, the Ron Paul campaign has shot forward. The November 5th “money bomb” not only put the campaign past their $4 million target for October, but they’re now resting at roughly $7.7 million in total contributions for this quarter. That means they’re about $300,000 [...]

Amusing Campaign Ad for an LP Candidate

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

This is kind of an amusing and relatively effective ad for Travis Irvine, the Libertarian candidate for mayor of Bexley, Ohio. It covers his resume of community involvement, but also shows that he has a sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

On Tuesday, Irvine received 5% of the vote in [...]

Earl Dodge Dead at Age 74

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The unfortunate story from Ballot Access News…

Longtime Prohibition Party activist and presidential candidate Earl F. Dodge died suddenly on November 7, 2007. He was age 74. He died without warning at the Denver Airport, about 9 a.m., just before he was about to board a flight. He devoted his entire life to the Prohibition Party. [...]

Arin Sime’s Concession Email…

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Libertarian Arin Sime received about 8% of the vote in a 3-way State Senate contest in Virginia. Here is his concession email to supporters from earlier today…

I would like to thank all those who have helped this campaign. The results are in, and while they didn’t go our way, we can be very proud [...]

CPTX Video Sinks Bond

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

A good friend of mine, a Constitution Party member I attend school with, did the editing and producing of this video - it was footage shot with my Sony HandyCam, but the CP, you could say (spin) was instrumental in getting this out before the election results came in.

TX: CP/LP/RP Help Sink Bonds

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Members of the Constitution and Libertarian parties, as well as some Ron Paul campaign organizers helped defeat a major Ellis County school district bond election last night.

The numbers from the Midlothian Independent School District:

Midlothian ISD Bond Election Results - Nov. 6, 2007 - $103 million

Proposition 1 - Failed ($98 million high school)
For: 1,809 - 46.53%
Against: [...]

Hawkins Captures 4.2% in Syracuse

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

According to the Syracuse Post-Standard, Green candidate Howie Hawkins captured 4.2% of the vote in his race for Syracuse City Council…

Challenging the city’s incumbent lawmakers didn’t work out so well this year.

Bill Ryan and Kathleen Joy were re-elected by wide margins to their at-large council seats, beating back challenges from Republican Bill Harper, Green Howie [...]

Green Human Defeated in New Paltz

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Green candidate Margaret Human lost her bid for New Paltz city council, but no hard numbers yet…

It was a good night for Democrats in New Paltz, with that party’s candidates apparently winning each of the three contested races.

Incumbent Jane Ann Williams and David Lewis were apparent winners of the two [...]

Justin Jeffre Earns 7,000+ Votes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Green candidate Justin Jeffre posted a respectable showing in his Cincinnati City Council race…

Justin Jeffre, a Clifton resident and former member of the pop group 98 degrees, emphasized the need for campaign finance reform and the concept of job training to combat crime. Jeffre studied history and political science while attending UC.

Running as a Green [...]

Greens Win Victories in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

The Green Party of Connecticut is celebrating victories in at least two races from yesterday. According to the New Haven Independent, the party elected a member to the New Haven Board of Alderman…

Savoring his victory Tuesday night, he said, “It’s the first time a Green candidate has unseated a well-entrenched incumbent Democrat with all [...]

Summary of Early Election Results

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

I’m signing off for the night, but it looks like some very positive signs for third party and independent candidates. We’ll know more as results continue to come in for the next couple of days.

But some highlights…

Strong showings in several Mississippi races by Constitution Party candidates. Decent showings by a pair of Libertarian [...]

Virginia Libertarians Deliver Respectable Numbers

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

A pair of Libertarian State Senate candidates had respectable nights.

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 14

Harry B. Blevins (Rep) - 13,190 votes - 71%
Donald Tabor (Lib) - 5,349 votes - 29%

(NOTE: Tabor actually won a precinct and scored some strong showings in several neighboring areas)

STATE SENATE DISTRICT 24

Emmett W. Hanger (Rep) [...]

Strong Constitution Showings in Mississippi

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

A couple of nice showings for Constitution Party candidates down in Mississippi, with one statewide candidate picking up 8% in a 3-way race and a State Senate candidate capturing over 30% of the vote in a 2-way race.

Agriculture Commissioner—1,420 of 1,899 precincts reporting (75%)
Lester Spell - I [GOP] 250,719 50%
Rickey Cole [Dem] 216,002 43%
Paul Riley [...]

Portland Greens Targeted by Negative Signs

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Portland, Maine is one of the “Greenest” cities in the country, in terms of elected Green Party members in local government offices. But a local Democratic attorney has taken aim at the party in today’s election, calling them troublemakers who cause chaos and disruption.

From WCSH-NBC in Portland…

The signs and letters urged voters not to [...]

Fort Wayne Council Races

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

With virtually all votes cast, here are some results from the Fort Wayne, Indiana city council races where Libertarians contests 5 out of 6 district races. The best showing was Byron Peters in District 1 with 10% of the vote…

FW Council 1—233 of 240 precincts reporting (97%)
Thomas Smith (i) [Rep] 6,965 60%
Kevin Boyd [D] [...]

Updated Virginia Results…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Results are still coming in fast and furious for the Virginia State House and State Senate races that we’re kind of following here tonight.

First up, Arin Sime has improved a little bit…

*Hanger (Rep) - 67%
Cox (Dem) - 25%
Sime (Lib) - 7%

The other Libertarian running for State Senate is also doing well in his 2-person race [...]

Sime Far Behind in Third Place

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

A bit of a disappointment, but early returns show Arin Sime polling about 6% of the vote in his Virginia State Senate race. Sime ran a great campaign, but was dramatically outspent by the Republican incumbent.

I was personally hoping to see him hit double-digits, but that looks unlikely based on the first results with [...]

Watkins Abbitt Appears Headed for Re-Election

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Watkins Abbitt, an Independent serving in the Virginia House of Delegates, appears to have been re-elected by a wide margin. With only 3% of the vote counted, Abbitt has a 72%-28% lead over Democrat Connie Brennan.

His site: http://www.watkinsabbitt.com

Abbitt is one of three Independents in the Virginia House. Another, Katherine Waddell, is trailing her [...]