Archive for the 'Campaign 2006' Category

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…

http://www.askindie.com

Texas Libertarian in Senate Debate

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Looks like Scott Jameson will participate in a Texas U.S. Senate debate to be broadcast statewide on local PBS affiliates.

From the Dallas Morning News…

As Texas’ governor and his three challengers finished prepping for their first debate tonight, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison finally committed to facing off against her rivals, after weeks of wrangling and taunts [...]

Westlund Was Out of Cash…

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

This item from the Bend Bulletin in Bend, Oregon sheds some light on why State Senator Ben Westlund abandoned his independent gubernatorial campaign a few months ago. Apparently, he was out of funds and running into difficulties raising more…

When state Sen. Ben Westlund, I-Tumalo, abandoned his independent campaign for governor in August, he said [...]

Guthrie May Not Make the Debate?

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Well, this is extremely annoying. Even with his own contribution of nearly $1.2 million, it’s possible Guthrie will be kept out of the debates. On the plus side, it turns out he has about $3 million in additional assets that are less liquid. So in theory he might be willing to actually [...]

More “No Shows” in Texas…

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Someone posted these links in the comments section of another topic, so I figured I would give this it’s own topic.

As we mentioned in a past article, some Texas Libertarian candidates seem to be having a hard time making it to press interviews. Here are two more examples of that…

Libertarian Justin Winn did not [...]

Romanelli Off PA Ballot…

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

From the Post-Gazette…

The prospect of a three-way U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania appeared all but over yesterday as the state Supreme Court rebuffed Green Party Senate candidate Carl Romanelli’s bid to get on the November ballot.

The ruling, in a one-sentence order, was good news for the Bob Casey campaign, which had feared that Mr. Romanelli’s [...]

Badnarik’s “Smile Brigade” in Action

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

The Badnarik campaign has posted photos of sign wavers on the official campaign blog. As I’ve stated before I think this kind of concrete evidence of campaign activity is what can restore some hope and faith among supporters/donors to this campaign. So kudos to those folks for getting out there.

And another photo zooming [...]

Zeese and Resist…

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

A little piece today on Kevin Zeese’s run for the U.S. Senate from Maryland. I particularly liked the “Zeese for Peace” and “Zeese and Resist” slogans, kind of clever.

From Gazette.net…

Kevin Zeese has a fitting surname to run for U.S. Senate as an anti-war third-party candidate.

His campaign signs read ‘‘Zeese for Peace” and supporters don [...]

Kinky Friedman Television Ad…

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

A pretty nice ad, slick production values…

Sheehan Supporting McCourt

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Cindy Sheehan is lending her support to New York’s Green Party gubernatorial candidate Malachy McCourt.

See this video for her endorsement.

New York Loophole Exploited

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

From The Journal News…

With all the embarrasing hoopla over Jeanine Pirro, the Republicans couldn’t replace her on the ballot if they wanted to — not that anyone has (publicly) suggested they should. This far into an election season, the parties are usually stuck with the slate of candidates they have chosen.

Not so in the 99th [...]

Guthrie Adds $1.2 Million to Campaign Fund

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Exciting news out of Washington State today!

Bruce Guthrie, the LP’s candidate for U.S. Senate against Maria Cantwell, has decided to donate the bulk of his life savings to his own campaign. Suddenly this race is one of the top 2 or 3 third party contests to watch this year.

The campaign’s official press release follows…

Bruce [...]

Assorted Polling Numbers…

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

The results of a few recent polls worth taking note of…

>> Conn. US Senate:
Lieberman (Independent) - 49%

Lamont (Dem) - 39%
Schlesinger (Rep) - 5%
(source)

>> Virginia US Senate:
Allen (Rep) - 49%
Webb (Dem) - 44%
Parker (Ind. Green) - 2%
(source)

>> Maryland US Senate:
Cardin (Dem) - 47%
Steele (Rep) - 46%
Zeese (Green) - 4%
(source)

>> Mass. Governor:
Patrick (Dem) - [...]

Horn Not Making Big Effort in Michigan

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

David Horn isn’t running a particularly serious campaign this year, but at least he’s got a good reason.

Horn is a computer programmer and the Constitution Party’s candidate for Congress in Michigan CD-7. This is his second run for the seat as he was also the party’s nominee in 2004.

His 2004 showing was the best [...]

Arizona LP Write-In Controversy

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

I don’t feel all that great about the fact that it’s so easy to lose and find votes like this. Obviously elections and voting counting are a 100% exact science, but it would be nice if it wasn’t quite so easy for votes to fall through the cracks.

From Ballot Access News…

Joe Cobb was a [...]

The Badnarik Campaign…

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

[NOTE: Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few days, I’ve been fighting off a really bad cold and haven’t felt much like writing.]

Michael Badnarik’s Congressional campaign has drawn much praise and criticism over the past few months, mostly on blogs in the Libertarian and third party world. The critics generally [...]

Vermont Libertarians Lose Ballot Spots

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

A real disappointment for the Libertarian Party of Vermont as they failed to file their paperwork on time and have lost their place on the ballot for their very promising slate of state legislative candidates.

From Ballot Access News…

The Libertarian Party of Vermont nominated nine candidates on September 13, 2006. Seven were running for the legislature [...]

Friedman In Trouble for “Racist” Remark

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

From the Associated Press…

Gubernatorial candidate and professional wiseacre Kinky Friedman was accused Wednesday of making another racially offensive remark _ this time in a year-old interview in which he said sexual predators should be thrown in prison and forced to “listen to a Negro talking to himself.”

The independent candidate already was under fire for referring [...]