Archive for the 'Campaign 2006' Category

Badnarik, Smither Fail to Top 10%

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006

Bob Smither and Michael Badnarik have both failed to top 10% in their respective races.

In Maine, Merrill hits 20% and LaMarche is topping 10%. Whitney holding a solid 10% in Illinois.

No solid word yet on state house races…

Last Minute Predictions…

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Eric Eidness polls greater than 10% for Congress in Colorado. Max Linn scores a 3% showing for third place in the Florida gubernatorial contest.

Michael Badnarik and Bob Smith both finish their races with somewhere between 12% and 20% of the vote. To predict more specifically than that would just be plain guessing.

The LP [...]

Today is the BIG DAY!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Well, this is it. Today is the day we find out if Bob Smither or Michael Badnarik will be elected to Congress… and how well the Greens fare in Maine and Illinois.

Will any parties gain new state house seats?

Rick Jore, Rex Bell, Max Linn, Andrew Halcro, Pat LaMarche… (I’ll spare you the “we didn’t [...]

Loren Collins & the Fightin’ 4th

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

I had a few beers tonight with Loren Collins, write-in candidate from the Bull Moose party for Georgia’s 4th Congressional district. More correctly, I should say that I drank several ales while Loren drank water and Coke. Something about being a responsible driver. Anyway, I came away really impressed with Loren and [...]

Halloween Sign Waving…

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

I guess the Badnarik campaign did a little Halloween sign waving…

A Second Legislator for Maine Greens?

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

Ballot Access News reports that Ben Meiklejohn is making great progress in his race for Maine state house…

Ben Meiklejohn, Green nominee for the Maine State House in the 120th district, is considered somewhat likely to win his race. A few weeks ago, the Republican in the race dropped out and endorsed Meiklejohn. Meiklejohn is an [...]

Scandals Open Doors for NY Candidates

Wednesday, November 1st, 2006

This is a nice little item from the NY Daily News that talks about the often overlooked cabinet races in New York state… and some of the third party candidates running for those offices.

From the New York Daily News…

With scandals swirling around two major statewide races this fall, third-party candidates are gaining the attention of [...]

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 [...]