Archive for the 'Federal Races' Category

Green Party to Protest U.S. Senate debate exclusion

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Nebraska Green Party protesting their U.S. Senate candidate Steve Larrick’s exclusion

Message from Tom Knapp for Congress

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Dear friends and supporters,

I recently visited Denver as a delegate to our party’s national convention, at which we nominated Bob Barr for President of the United States. Congressman Barr’s running mate is businessman Wayne Allyn Root. Between now and November, I’ll be working hard to earn
your vote for our presidential ticket as well as for [...]

10 Reforms That Would Improve American Government Immediately

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Steve Shives, in American Chronicle, includes in his wish-list two reforms related to third parties. One of them is:

Give minor party candidates access to federal election campaign funds equal to those received by Republican and Democratic candidates

With term limits, the problem of federal elected officials spending more time running for re-election rather than doing [...]

Green Party Hollywood Veteran & Presidential Candidate

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

The Green Party’s Jesse Johnson, seeking the Green’s presidential nomination, is a veteran Hollywood actor, writer, producer, and documentarian.

Green Party Presidential race

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Cynthia Mckinney leads in delegates, it ain’t over yet, and Green Party round up

What a three-party system might look like on Election Day

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

This doesn’t take into account that Maine and Nebraska use proportional representation, but it sure is a fun picture to imagine. With no candidate earning the magic 270 electoral votes, the decision is made by the House of Representatives. This should provide every reason in the world for Libertarians to run for Congress. [...]

Gail “for Rail” Parker making Virginia Senate race

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Indy Greens Gail “for Rail” Parker
nearing U.S. Senate ballot qualification in Virginia

Indy Green Gail “for Rail” Parker nearing U.S. Senate ballot qualification in Virginia

Virginia’s Independent Green Joe Oddo confirmed on ballot for congress

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Virginia’s State Board of Elections today confirmed the Independent Greens Joe Oddo has the necessay 1,000 valid petition signatures to appear on November 4th’s general election ballot for U.S. Congress in the 11th District.

Joe Oddo www.VoteJoinRun.US is a businessman, consultant, husband and father. Oddo is the state campaign coordinator for the common sense [...]

Jesse Ventura for Senate?

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Perhaps Jesse Ventura is more interested in a Senate run than in a presidential one. From KARE TV:

Former Gov. Jesse Ventura said he “may” file the necessary papers to run for the U.S. Senate in the November election.

If he doesn’t, his former campaign manager will.

Both are hinting at a run against Republican incumbent Norm [...]

Rep. Ron Kind Agrees to Debate Kevin Barrett

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

From the Barrett for Congress campaign:

In an unprecedented breakthrough for both the Libertarian party and the 9/11 truth movement, Rep. Ron Kind has agreed to debate his Libertarian challenger for Wisconsin’s 3rd District congressional seat.

The first Barrett-Kind debate will undoubtedly draw national media attention. It will be the first time a federal office-holder has agreed [...]

Bob Bird to announce for U.S. Senate

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Bob Bird, who earned 34,000 votes in the 1990 Republican primary against Ted Stevens, will announce his campaign for the U.S. Senate this week.

In Kenai, at the Paradisos Restaurant downtown, 6:00 PM, Friday May 16

In Anchorage, at the Inlet Towers Compass Room, 2:00 PM, Saturday May 17

Bird is running with the Alaskan Independence Party, virtually [...]

Kevin Barrett to Announce Run for Congress at Ron Kind Townhall Monday

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

From Barrett for Congress:

Two years ago, the politicians wanted Kevin Barrett fired from his teaching job. Now Barrett is turning the tables. Barrett is calling on the voters to fire the politicians, starting with his own 3rd District Representative, Ron Kind.

“The Democrats were elected in 2006 to end the war,” Barrett explains. “They failed. Ron [...]

Two Dr. Nos in the House?

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

It looks like Dr. William (B. J.) Lawson aka Ron Paul, Jr. just poured an entire can of ass-whoopin’ on Republican Augustus Cho in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District GOP primary. Here’s an update from last night from David Weigel:

UPDATE 9:04: I just spoke to B.J. Lawson, who is clobbering Augustus Cho 70-30 with [...]

John Murphy claims he forced Democrat to change positions

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

From John Murphy for Congress:

John Murphy, the Independent congressional candidate in the 16th district, told his campaign volunteers today that Democrat candidate Bruce Slater had changed his position in the last month on health care as result of the Murphy campaign.

Murphy explained that his campaign brochure, released over a month ago in both hardcopy and [...]

Independent American Party nominates candidates

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The Independent American Party of Nevada just hosted a great state convention in Reno, with nationally known writer Dr. Jerome Corsi as our keynote speaker. Other speakers included, Jim Clymer our national affiliate chairman, and California Eagle Forum President and author, Orlean Koehle, who both addressed the convention and the invited public. We reconfirmed our [...]

Two Strong Independents in Florida House Races

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Filing for Federal offices ended last week and it produced a couple of surprises. Among those are two credible major party candidates who have decided to run as independents instead of taking on incumbents in their party primaries. Either of these races could, in theory, produce an upset…

In District 14, Congressman Connie Mack [...]

Missouri Viewpoints interviews Gregory Thompson and Travis Maddox

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Faith and freedom were the themes of interviews with two Constitution Party candidates recorded at the party’s national convention in Kansas City.

Dr. Gregory Thompson, a former public school superintendent, says the system is failing children, parents and the state and needs reformed. In the interview, he claims “…ninety percent of our children, after going through [...]

Ed Thompson in the news

Monday, May 5th, 2008

From a great article about one of my favorite elected Libertarians:

I couldn’t convince likeable libertarian Ed Thompson on Friday to run for the Legislature this fall.

Too bad.

The Tomah mayor and bar owner would be a refreshing voice at the Capitol—not to mention a whole lot of fun.

Thompson, the younger brother of former Gov. Tommy Thompson, [...]

Local Businessman and Native Nevadan announces candidacy for Congress

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Insurance Agency owner Floyd Fitzgibbons announced today his plan to run for the 3rd Congressional District. The 51 year old native Nevadan’s entry into the contest will have an important bearing on the outcome of the election due to the large number of disenchanted Republicans and that 80,000 registered voters in the 3rd district are [...]

Independent congressional candidate crosses ballot access threshold

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From John Murphy for Congress:

John Murphy, the Independent congressional candidate in [Pennsylvania’s] 16th District, announced to his supporters yesterday that the campaign had collected over 2,400 signatures at voting precincts throughout the 16th District on April 22.

John Murphy said “even though we have collected close to a hundred more signatures than required, the Democrat Party [...]

Cindy Sheehan makes it official

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan wants to snatch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat from her in November, but first she’s going to need the help - and signatures - of 10,198 friends and supporters.

Sheehan was at San Francisco City Hall on Friday to take out papers for her independent run for [...]

Mary Ruwart’s Candidacy Cause for Celebration

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Mary Ruwart’s Candidacy Cause for Celebration
by John David Christensen, Vice-chair Vermont Libertarian Party

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart’s recently announced candidacy for the Libertarian Party’s (LP) presidential nomination should be cause for celebration by libertarian activists everywhere. Or at least by those who desire a movement that is as broadly-based and spirited as the revolution Ron Paul [...]

Vice-presidential candidate Darrel Castle

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Since I did not notice it reported elsewhere on this site, I thought I would mention that the Constitution Party nominated Darrel Castle for Vice-President of the United States. I do not know much about him. He is the national vice-chairman of the Constitution Party and a member of the Constitution Party of [...]

Smith endorses LP release on child porn

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Christine Smith has posted a laudatory “open letter to Shane Corey and Andrew Davis” over at Nolan Chart. Excerpt:

Thank you for having the courage to express a libertarian perspective on such a matter and for defending the integrity of the LP on this issue. The last thing our party needs is to become associated with [...]

Ruwart on The Steve Kubby Show, 04/28

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Mary Ruwart, candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, will appear on Steve Kubby’s Blog Talk Radio program. Monday, April 28th, at 6pm Pacific.

Likely topic of discussion: Exactly what you’d expect.