Archive for the 'Federal Races' Category

Live audio from the Heartland Libertarian Convention

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Here’s a release I received in my e-mail:

Friday and Saturday Night we will broadcasting live from the Heartland Libertarian Convention in Kansas City, MO.

Friday night show is from 6:30 Pm till 8:30 Pm. We will be interviewing Local, State,and National Libertarian Candidates. Saturday 10:00 AM till 12:00 PM we will be broadcasting live the Libertarian [...]

Jesse Ventura scheduled for Larry King

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

It looks like the former Minnesota will be talking about his potential presidential aspirations on Larry King Live tonight.

From the program teaser:

Jesse Ventura…for president!!?? The former wrestler-governor is back and talking politics. Where has he been - and is he really making a run for presidency?

The International Herald Tribune has another possible angle to the [...]

Illinois Greens choose Senate nominee

Monday, March 31st, 2008

During a weekend state convention in Peoria, the Illinois Green Party chose former public schoolteacher and 2006 congressional candidate Kathy Cummings as its nominee for US Senate.

Cummings was denied ballot access for her congressional campaign in 2006 despite turning in 2 1/2 times the required number of petition signatures. After gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney polled [...]

TPW editor running for Congress

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I wouldn’t support Tom Knapp if he was running for dogcatcher, primarily because he’s not running for dogcatcher. He is running for US Congress in Missouri’s Second Congressional District, though.

Here’s a bit about who Knapp is and why he’s running in a district where he doesn’t reside (there is no constitutional requirement to live [...]

Gravel signs on for LP presidential debate

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

In an email sent to Missouri Libertarians a short time ago, Heartland Libertarian Conference organizer Mike Ferguson announces:

Former US Senator Mike Gravel (AK), who recently was a Democratic candidate for President until joining the LP this week, has accepted our invitation to participate in the LP Presidential candidates’ debate in Kansas City.

The conference is scheduled [...]

Will application of Washington state law keep third party candidates off the ballot?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

According to the Seattle Times, it probably will. Background:

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Tuesday shoved Washington politics into a strange realm where two candidates from the same party could run against each other in the November election.

The decision also means minor political parties could largely vanish from the general-election ballot. And it may help [...]

Kubby on economic stimulus

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Full transcript at the Kubby campaign web site.

Will Keyes bolt the GOP?

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

According to John Lofton of The American View, he will:

After 20 or so years of working within the GOP to try and reform it into a more Christian/conservative Party, Dr. Alan Keyes is leaving the Republican Party. He will soon make this announcement and explain why he can no longer, in good conscience, remain [...]

Campaign Spotlight: John Murphy

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

I’ll let his website tell the story. It begins in 2006:

In the 2006 congressional election eight thousand people in the 16th District had the courage to say “NO” to the two factions of the Corporate Party. I just can’t thank those folks enough for the courage they displayed and the confidence they placed [...]

Rep. Death, M.D. (I-MI)???

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

Jack Kervorkian is considering a independent congressional bid in Michigan. He is currently on parole, after having been convicted in a highly publicized physician-assisted suicide case. From the AP:

He tells The Oakland Press newspaper that he plans to run without party affiliation for the congressional sea now held by Republican Joe Knollenberg.

Kevorkian needs [...]

Campaign Spotlight: Larry Kilgore for Senate

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Have you ever visited a campaign website, followed a couple of links, and then been told that you are going to hell? What better way to gain campaign support than to tell potential voters what sinners they are?

While not exactly a third party candidate, Larry Kilgore’s race for U.S. Senate was so far from [...]

Hope for Texas CD-14

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Today is presidential primary day in a few states, but I’m sure a lot of people on this site will be watching a particular congressional district down in Texas.

For weeks, rumors were floating around suggesting that Chris Peden, Ron Paul’s opponent in the Republican primary for Paul’s current congressional seat, was handily defeating the [...]

LibertarianLists is back

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
WARNING: The following is a self-promotional blog entry infomercial.

Due to recent changes in business arrangements, Libertarian Lists has been off the air (or at least off the WiFi) for a few months. For those not familiar with the e-mail service, “Libertarian Lists is a voluntary [FREE] e-mail list [now] managed by Small Government [...]

Libertarian Party Updates

Friday, February 29th, 2008

—Considering the improvement in his speaking material and ability, it’s almost like Libertarian Party presidential hopeful George Phillies has retained Peggy Noonan to assist with his campaign. Now, he’s sent me the photograph on the right, entitled “Respecting the Dignity of the Office.” Is he taking lessons from the Gipper, too?

—According to this [...]

LP tidbits

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

—Despite differences on the Iraq War, Neal Boortz apparently identified himself as a Libertarian when he plugged the Fair Tax and pinged the GOP on fiscal issues in Rogers, Arkansas. From NWA News:

At a fundraising Lincoln Day dinner on Friday night, Benton County Republicans heard radio talk show host Neal Boortz criticize the party. [...]

Kubby: Time for LP to move ahead

Monday, February 11th, 2008

In “open letter” format at his campaign web site, Steve Kubby addresses Ron Paul’s de facto withdrawal from the Republican presidential nomination race:

As you are probably aware, I endorsed Dr. Paul’s GOP presidential campaign, and promised to end my own Libertarian presidential candidacy if that campaign was successful. Many of you disagreed with that decision [...]

Schwartz to Seek LP VP Nomination

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Elfninosmom is reporting that Michigan Libertarian Leonard Schwartz is seeking the Libertarian Party vice presidential nomination. As opposed to using some national media source, Schwartz appears to have made his announcement in the January/February edition of the Michigan Libertarian. He doesn’t seem to have a website at the moment, but is looking for [...]

Interview with John Finan for President

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Jeff Russell interviewed Libertarian presidential candidate John Finan for Capital Outsider. Below is the short version, but you can view the entire interview here. John’s website is

Former Reagan official joins Kubby campaign

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

In a blog entry posted this morning, economist Joe Cobb announced his endorsement of Libertarian Steve Kubby for President of the United States—and his intention to join Kubby’s campaign as economic advisor.

“I know Steve personally,” writes Cobb, who served in the Reagan administration’s White House and State Department, “and I plan to work very [...]

Constitution Party of Oregon endorses Ron Paul

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

JANUARY 21, 2008



Eugene, OR - On January 19, 2007, the Central and Executive Committee of the CONSTITUTION PARTY OF OREGON met and voted to offer our wholehearted endorsement of Congressman Ron Paul for President.

Chairman Jack [...]

More on the Brian Moore / Hannaford Supermaket Fiasco

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

by Stephen Tash

This post is a follow-up on a previous post.

To close up on the incident, I should first mention that I have written Hannaford Supermarket’s spokesperson, Caren Epstein, about the incident. Secondly, on that same day, I requested the police report for the encounter, which arrived yesterday. You can read it here. [...]

Socialist Party Presidential Candidate - Brian Moore - Trespassing Controversy in Brattleboro, VT

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Moore was soliciting signatures for a petition to put him in the primary race for the Liberty Union Party of Vermont whose primary falls on March 5th, 2008 in a strip mall parking lot on Saturday and Sunday. The largest traffic flow was through the doors of the Hannaford Supermarket and naturally Moore focused his attention at that end of the strip mall, remaining in the parking lot. On Saturday, Moore had no problems and collected over 200 of the necessary 1000 signatures he needed. However, on Sunday he had a run-in with a Hannaford manager who demanded in a hostile voice that they leave the mall parking lot as it was store property and accused Moore of trespassing. Moore and his colleagues refused to leave the premises on the basis that they had a constitutional right to participate in the democratic process in a public area, regardless of whether or not it was on private property.

Brownlow mulling run against Gordon Smith

Friday, January 4th, 2008

The Oregonian reports that David Brownlow is mulling a run for the senate seat currently held by Gordon Smith:

David Brownlow, the party’s vice chairman, said he hopes Starrett runs. If she doesn’t, he said he might well do it himself. “We don’t like what Gordon Smith has become,” he said, adding that it was a [...]

Defeating the Lesser of Two Evils: Getting a Third Party Elected in a Two Party System

Saturday, December 29th, 2007
The outsourcing of jobs to cheaper labor sources overseas is something that a vast majority of people that vote Republican or Democrat are deeply concerned about, neither party provides a solution to this dillema because any true solution would be anti-corporate, third parties have offered intriguing solutions, yet we still have Democrats and Republicans in power. We have an unpopular mistake of a war being fought in Iraq, even if Democrats pay lip service to returning to peace they still will do nothing to alleviate the problem. Hillary Clinton even cosponsored a bill that would give President Bush the authority to start another such mistake of a war with Iran. Yet, we still have Democrats and Republicans in power.

Brian Moore / Stewart Alexander as Socialist Party Presidential Ticket

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

As I wait to write my first exclusive post for thirdpartywatch over the holiday weekend, I figured it would be a good idea to give everyone a taste by republishing an article from the Michigan Socialist that I wrote.

Socialist Party USA Picks its Presidential Ticket for 2008
by Stephen Tash
The Michigan Socialist
Socialist Party members from across [...]