Archive for August, 2008

Chuck Baldwin officially on the Ballot in West Virginia

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

From CP Field Director, Gary Odom:

“It’s official: 15,732 valid WV signatures for Baldwin/Castle’08 put the Constitution Party over the topand on the ballot in the Mountaineer State for the first time ever!—Hearty Congratulations to Jeff Becker, Denzil Sloan and all the great West Virginians whose hard work and perseverance has paid off!”

CPWV Chairman [...]

The latest on Bloomberg-Paul

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Oh well, it was a swell idea.

But Ballot Access News says the Michael Bloomberg-Ron Paul ticket won’t appear on the Virginia ballot in November. (Act surprised.)

Although the Independent Green Party of Virginia did circulate a petition for president with those candidates’ names on it, Virginia law explicitly gives the petitioning group the right to [...]

Ron Paul as Bloomberg’s veep?

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Yesterday we reported that the Independent Greens of Virginia have succeeded in getting New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg listed as its presidential candidate in that state. Now comes this article from The Huffington Post saying that Texas Rep. Ron Paul is also on the ballot as Bloomberg’s vice presidential candidate.

Says Sam Stein:

If the [...]

Independent congressional candidate addresses banking ‘crisis’

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Krikorian for Congress campaign in Ohio:


Press Release. August 20, 2008.

Krikorian is out in front to protect Americans from looming banking crisis.

David Krikorian, the Independent “non-party” candidate for U.S. Congress, Ohio’s second district, has already proven to be [...]

Constitution Party reports on ballot progress

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

The Constitution Party offers this chart listing, state by state, its progress in getting on the ballot. Entitled “Presidential Ballot Access Progress Report,” it lists 26 states where the party is already “On Ballot!”

NOTE: A Third Party Watch reader asks: “What does the Constitution Party know that I don’t? They’re saying Chuck Baldwin [...]

Farah: Don’t vote for McCain OR Obama

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Joseph Farah, editor of WorldNetDaily, is now promoting his most recent book: None of the Above: Why 2008 is the Year of the Ultimate Protest Vote.

“Choosing between two candidates who have, in the final analysis, very little difference between them on the most important issues of the day is no choice at all - and [...]

Poll: Nearly 2 in 3 voters want someone else

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

WorldNetDaily has commissioned a poll by Zogby International:

Unlike any other scientific poll conducted in 2008, this survey asked randomly selected respondents about their level of enthusiasm for presidential candidates and offered the actual alternatives to the major party candidates that will appear on most ballots across the country - as well as the option [...]

Interview with Chuck Baldwin

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Global Pundit offers a three-part audio interview with Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin:

In our three-part interview we discuss the essential differences b/w The GOP, The Libertarian Party, and Constitution Party. We touch on Immigration Issues, Abortion Law, The Defense of Marriage Act, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights - we also touch on [...]

Bob Barr fails to make ballot in Maine

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On Friday, August 15, the Bob Barr campaign attempted to have the Secretary of State authorize local clerks accept late filings of signatures. Don Cookson of the Secretary of State’s office indicated that there is no provision to authorize such a late filing.

The signatures filed by the August 8 deadline amounted to 3,200, [...]

GOP leader seeks to push Barr off Pennsylvania ballot

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Times Leader reports that Victor Stabile, Cumberland County GOP chairman and a lawyer in Harrisburg, is trying to knock Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr off the state ballot.

Stabile says Barr’s petitions are invalid because a Clarion County woman was listed as the presidential candidate for weeks after the national party picked [...]

Nader to submit petitions for Alabama ballot

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 18, 2008
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected];
(Alabama) Tom Burwell, 336-251-2196, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Tues., Aug. 19, will submit petitions to to the Alabama Secretary [...]

Nader files for D.C. ballot

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 18, 2008
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected]; (local) Kymone Freeman, 202-413-6160, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Tuesday, Aug. 19, will hold a news conference and submit petitions to to [...]

Nader submits New York petitions

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

August 18, 2008
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, [email protected]; (Albany, N.Y.) Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101, [email protected] or Josh Starcher, 718-909-6343, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Tues., Aug. 19, will submit [...]

Senate candidate plans a busy Day 1 on the job

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

This is from the campaign website of Alabama write-in candidate Darryl W. Perry:

After being sworn in as the next US Senator from Alabama, I will introduce the following bills.

*“Read the Bills Act”

*”One Subject at a Time Act”

*”Write the Laws Act”

*”Enumerated Powers Act”

*”Honest Money Act”

*”Liberty Amendment”

*Fair/Equal Ballot Access (“Voter Freedom Act”)

*Congressional Term Limits Amendment

*Bill to repeal [...]

Bob Barr: Master of a curious universe

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate, gets the Washington Post’s “Style” section treatment, circulated here by CBS News. Not bad publicity for a third party candidate.

Libby Copeland asks:

Is there any human being on the planet more committed to his seriousness than Bob Barr? The 59-year-old Barr is so into the Founding Fathers that [...]

Independent running for Congress in Ohio 2

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The following is a letter received from the Krikorian for Congress campaign:

I wanted to let you know that Independent candidate David Krikorian is on the ballot for the US House of Representatives (OH-2). David decided to run as an Independent because he wants to represent the people, not a political party.

This November, he is up [...]

The difference between a “conservative” and a “constitutionalist”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Jaynee Germond is running for Congress in Oregon’s 4th District, and has this interesting distinction on her campaign website:

I belong to the Constitution Party of Oregon. Although, some may consider me Conservative, I am actually a Constitutionalist. This means that even though I have personal beliefs about some issues, the Constitution is specific about how [...]

Major third parties fear Whig movement?

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The Whigs in Virginia blog thinks so. It claims it “came upon an interesting email trail that made the rounds this past weekend between the chairmen of the Constitution Party, America First Party and the Libertarian Party. ”

The main topic of discussion was “the idea of merging their organizations into a common cause”:

But out [...]

Mayor Bloomberg on Virginia ballot

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

The New York Daily News reports that the Independent Greens Party of Virginia has received confirmation from the Virginia Board of Elections that its petition drive to get NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the presidential ballot has been successful.

The Independent Greens are affiliated with the Independence Party of America, a national organization set up by [...]

Chuck Baldwin endorses Jerry Corsi

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Having received the endorsement of Dr. Jerome Corsi in his presidential campaign, Chuck Baldwin returns the favor and endorses Corsi as “probably the most controversial man in America these days. His blockbuster new book, The Obama Nation, is currently the New York Times Number One Bestseller, and media talking heads are having a hissy fit. [...]

The Latest Ballot Access Stats

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Richard Winger is on a well-deserved vacation, but Ballot Access News is continuing to update the ballot access stats throughout the day every day.

Check here for the up-to-the-minute information on ballot status for all the major third parties.

Let’s all wish Richard well!

Zogby: 55% of likely voters want Bob Barr in the debates

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Zogby International reports that more than half of likely voters nationwide - 55% - want Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr to participate in the presidential debates this fall, while nearly half - 46% - also said they think Ralph Nader should be allowed into the debates.

Zogby’s interactive polling showed 69% of Independents, 52% of Democrats, [...]

Bob Barr featured at newsmaker breakfast

Monday, August 18th, 2008

The American Spectator and Americans for Tax Reform hosted Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr recently at their monthly Newsmaker Breakfast. The on-the-record event gave the assembled media an opportunity to ask Barr about his policy positions and reactions to major current events.

Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, asked Barr about the [...]

Libertarians file suit over WV ballot law

Monday, August 18th, 2008

The Charleston Gazette reports that the Libertarian Party has filed suit in West Virginia, contending that the state’s requirement that the Libertarians submit more than 15,000 signatures by Aug. 1 to gain ballot access is unfair.

Noting that the Democratic and Republican candidates for president won’t be formally chosen until their parties’ national conventions, which take [...]

The Green lady in her Hummer

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Simone Kallet is a high school student who recently wrote a witty, wry guest column for the St. Petersburg Times. She starts with the “walking contradiction” she saw recently in a parking lot:

I was pulling into the Carrollwood lot, searching for a space. A woman walked out of the store and headed for the [...]