Archive for the 'State Races' Category

Rick Jore’s Old Montana Seat Captured by Democrats

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Ballot Access News

Rick Jore, the Constitution Party’s only state legislator, must leave the Montana legislature in a few weeks because of term limits. Voters in his district replaced him with a Democrat. The November 2008 election in the 12th House district was between Republican nominee Ron Marquardt, and Democratic nominee John Fleming. Fleming won with [...]

Libertarian John Monds gets over 1,000,000 votes in Georgia

Monday, November 10th, 2008

George Dance reports on Nolan Chart that John Monds, Libertarian Party candidate for Georgia’s Public Service Commission District 1, received 33.3% or 1,056,227 votes to incumbent Republican H. Doug Everett’s 2,114,459 or 66.7%.

Dance adds:

Monds’s 33% finish easily guarantees permanent ballot access for the Libertarian Party of Georgia (LPGA) in the 2010 elections. (By Georgia law, [...]

GOA Endorses Janine Hansen

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Janine Hansen has lobbied the Nevada legislature on constitutional issues for years, including the right to keep and bear arms.

As the head of Nevada’s Eagle Forum, Hansen has lobbied on a wide range of issues before the Nevada legislature.

Hansen lobbied for passage of the current law in Nevada which makes it illegal to confiscate the [...]

Libertarian truck driver hits the political road

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Teddy Fleck, the Libertarian candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Missouri, writes:

My name is Teddy Fleck. On September 12 I went to Columbia, Missouri to debate the other candidates for the office of Lt. Governor. The Missouri Press Association held the event and I was honored to be invited.

Though I never have debated on such a [...]

A new political star at Duke University

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

The Chronicle, an independent daily at Duke University, finds that “Michael Munger, chair of the Duke political science department, is making waves and making history this year with his bid to become the governor of this state.” Last week, Munger became “the first-ever Libertarian candidate to participate in a televised gubernatorial debate in North [...]

Libertarian vs. Republican debate in North Carolina?

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

The Raleigh Telegram reports that a debate between gubernatorial candidates will be held on UNC-TV Wednesday night, but so far only two have indicated they will participate—Libertarian candidate Mike Munger and GOP candidate Pat McCrory. The Democratic candidate, Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, has not responded and the debate is not listed on her calendar [...]

IAP candidate stands up against ethics law violation

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Two men say Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong used the sheriff’s building illegally to promote a ballot question, a charge the sheriff disputes.

A complaint was filed with the Nevada Secretary of State on Friday, say John Wagner and Ron Alexander, who wrote the opposing argument for the Nov. 4 ballot question designed by Furlong and [...]

IAP candidate participates in Labor Day Parade

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Janine Hansen, an Independent American, is the only person in the race against Republican-In-Name-Only, Dean Rhoads. There is no Democrat running in this very conservative rural district.
If elected there will be 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans in the State Senate, with Janine being the deciding vote.

North Carolina: Third parties offer alternatives

Monday, September 15th, 2008

The Burlington (N.C.) Times News reports to its readers that they will have alternatives to the Republicans and Democrats in November:

In addition to Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain, Libertarian Bob Barr’s name will be on the North Carolina presidential ballot.

Three other candidates who won’t be on the ballot qualified as write-in presidential candidates: [...]

IAP candidates take on Dems- with Republicans absent

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Independent American state legislative candidates John Wagner, and David Schumann, met at 6:00 pm on Friday in the Carson City Community Center with Democratic incumbent Bonnie Parnell, and Democratic challengers Steven Dalton & Joetta Brown. The debate was being hosted by the League of Women Voters.
The GOP candidates either could not make it or [...]

Ohio Will Print ‘Constitution Party’ label for Baldwin

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

Ballot Access News

The Ohio Secretary of State will put Chuck Baldwin on the ballot with the ‘Constitution Party’ label. He had already qualified as an independent, and because the party has a case pending to obtain that label, the Secretary of State decided to simply approve the idea, without waiting for any more court involvement. [...]

IAP candidate’s website up and running

Monday, September 1st, 2008

The campaign website for Nevada State Senatorial candidate, Janine Hansen, has recently gone online.
While parts of it are still under construction, Janine’s campaign message is loud and clear:

“...I have worked representing citizens and families at the Nevada Legislature every session since 1971, I know how the system works. The Legislature is full of lobbyists [...]

Whigs to run candidates in 2009

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The Whigs in Virginia blog reports that “the Modern Whig Party has announced in an email to its members that it will be adapting the movement’s longterm strategy to include 2009 state and local races. The Washington, DC-based organization put out a call for candidates and appears to be seeking qualified members to run for [...]

Mystery Green candidates still a mystery

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Hernando Today, a publication of the Tampa Tribune, continues reporting on the five persons who have filed as Green Party candidates for state legislature races, and who apparently are unknown to officials in the Green, Democratic, or Republican parties. As the publication notes:

Each is a potentially close match-up between the Republican and Democratic candidate. [...]

Texas Libertarians a hot news item

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

The Libertarian Party of Texas has been in the news a lot lately, ever since the two major parties realized they could make a difference in control of the state House. Too many articles to reprint here. Instead, click here to get their publicity list and take a look at the most recent [...]

Why third party candidates are way down in Washington State

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The Seattle Times reports:

In 2004, the Libertarian Party had more than three dozen candidates running in Washington’s general election, in races ranging from governor to state Legislature.

This year only two candidates identified as Libertarians will appear on the Aug. 19 primary ballot, and only one is expected to make it to the general election.

Libertarian Party [...]

Greens protest at Washington Post

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The Washington Post reports on a protest at its own office by members of the D.C. Statehood Green Party:

“We’re here to challenge the Post to cover D.C.’s second party in terms of national clout,” said David Schwartzman, an at-large candidate for the D.C. Council. He highlighted the party’s 2006 general election results, in which the [...]

Republican pleads to Libertarians: Please drop out!

Monday, August 4th, 2008

The Austin American-Statesman reports:

A former Republican state representative called three Libertarian Party candidates for the state House on Friday to request that they drop out of their races rather than take votes from their Republican opponents.

Suzanna Hupp, who represented District 54 in Central Texas for 10 years, said she made the calls Friday because of [...]

Everything (of course) is bigger in Texas…including the Libertarian presence

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Leave it to a small-state blog, the Delaware Libertarian, to report with envy on the success of the Texas Libertarian Party in raising money and in getting real candidates (not just paper candidates) on the ballot.

A record 173 Libertarian candidates will appear on Texas ballots this year, and:

The Libertarian Party of Texas (LPT) has reported [...]

Green Party candidates in Michigan

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Here is a list of 18 Green Party candidates for federal and state offices in Michigan. This list does not yet include candidates who will be nominated for seats in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties at caucuses on Saturday, August 2.

Libertarians want to be kingmakers in Texas races

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

The Libertarian Party of Texas is not ready to be king, but it expects to be a kingmaker—or spoiler, depending upon your point of view—in the state’s most competitive races.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that Central Texas is the stronghold of the Libertarian Party in Texas, and in that region, by its count, the Libertarian candidates [...]

Interview with Constitution Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Missouri

Monday, July 28th, 2008

On the OCN blog, Christina Dickson interviews Dr. Gregory Thompson, the Constitution Party’s candidate for governor of Missouri. Dickson asks:

Evangelical Christians are once again faced with a strong dilemma: Do we vote policy, party, or principle? Is there a candidate who encompasses pure Christian values without compromise?

The interview of Dr. Thompson then continues with [...]

Libertarians win ballot access in Nebraska

Friday, July 25th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Libertarian Party of Nebraska:

The Libertarian Party Receives Ballot Access in Nebraska
Jun 26th, 2008 by ABissen

Jerry Kosch, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nebraska, received official notification from the Secretary of State’s office today that the Party’s candidates will be on the ballot come November. By gathering nearly [...]

Prospects rise for Green candidate in Arkansas

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Richard Carroll is the Green Party candidate for the Arkansas House seat from North Little Rock. His victory prospects jumped Saturday when the state Democratic Party changed its rules and refused to certify former state Rep. Dwayne Dobbins as its candidate for the seat.

The Arkansas News Bureau reports on the reasons for that decision. [...]

Mystery Green candidates in Florida

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Five candidates have filed for state legislative posts in Florida as Green Party candidates. Problem is, according to the Palm Beach Post,

The Green Party doesn’t know five candidates who filed at the last minute in five legislative races. All changed their affiliations, and some their addresses, before or shortly after qualifying in June.

“I’m shocked [...]