Archive for the 'Candidate Profile' Category

Monday’s Candidate: Tammy Lee

Monday, May 29th, 2006


Tammy Lee for U.S. Congress in Minnesota’s fifth district. Lee is running as a candidate of the Minnesota Independence Party and boasts quite an impressive resume.

She’s the former Press Secretary for Senator Byron Dorgan, former communications director for Hubert H. “Skip” Humphrey’s gubernatorial bid in 1998, and a former [...]

Candidate of the Day Feature

Monday, April 10th, 2006

The Candidate of the Day feature has been really popular on this site. People have been emailing me suggestions since Day 1 and I’ve tried whenever possible to incorporate them into the daily postings.

However, it’s still only April and many campaigns have barely gotten off the ground at this point. I don’t want [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jesse Mortenson

Friday, April 7th, 2006

FRIDAY —March 7th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jesse Mortenson for Minnesota State House. He’s running as the Green Party candidate and this is the second time he has been featured as our candidate of the day.

I started off this week with Craig Bergland, a candidate with a website that is quite amusing… [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jim Lendall

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

THURSDAY —April 6th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jim Lendall for Governor of Arkansas.

Lendall is a former Democratic state representative and the Green Party’s candidate for Governor this year. After serving 8 years in the state legislature, Lendall has decided to seek the state’s top office as a Green because he feels the [...]

Today’s Candidate: Aimee Allison

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

WEDNESDAY —April 5th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Aimee Allison for Oakland City Council.

Allison is a Green Party candidate with a solid biography and a decent electoral track record. In a run for city council last May, Allison finished fourth among eight candidates with about 14% of the vote.

She also boasts a pretty [...]

Today’s Candidate: Craig Bergland

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

TUESDAY —April 4th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Craig Bergland for Governor of Nevada.

Bergland is running as a Green candidate and his website reflects those values and then some.

A single, very long page… it contains not only the usual “vote for me” pitch but also…

> a federal debt clock

> a “game” for kids to [...]

Today’s Candidate: Ozell Daniel

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

THURSDAY —March 30th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Ozell Daniel for Governor of Hawaii.

Daniel is running as a Libertarian. He’s a comedian, radio producer, and sometimes uses the “alter ego” name Gary GoldenRod. His website prominantly features a photo of the candidate posing with Charlie Murphy, comedian and brother of Eddie Murphy.

The [...]

Today’s Candidate: Rob Hodgkinson

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 29th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Rob Hodgkinson for Kansas Secretary of State.

Hodgkinson is the Libertarian Party’s candidate as well as the current Chairman of that state’s LP. He owns a wood rot and window replacement business and is a part-time school bus driver.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Xander Patterson

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

TUESDAY —March 28th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Xander Patterson for County Commission.

Patterson is the Green Party’s candidate for Multnomah County Commission, District 2 in Oregon.

This is the kind of third party candidate that I really like. In 2000, Patterson was narrowly elected to the county’s Soil and Water Conservation Board with [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jim Lundeen

Monday, March 27th, 2006

MONDAY —March 27th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jim Lundeen for Governor.

Lundeen is running as an independent for Governor of Ohio, claiming to represent the “Moderate Majority” as his campaign slogan. He is a physician and founder of a statewide medical practice with 14 offices around Ohio.

He’s also working on treating irritable bowel [...]

Today’s Candidate: Loretta Nall

Friday, March 24th, 2006

FRIDAY —March 24th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Loretta Nall for Governor of Alabama.

Nall is the Libertarian/US Marijuana Party candidate for Governor. Honestly, what can I really say that hasn’t been said here or here over at Hammer of Truth?

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Atlee Yarrow

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

THURSDAY —March 23rd, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Atlee Yarrow for Governor of Florida.

Yarrow, a Jacksonville resident, is running as the Socialist Party candidate. He is also the state party’s Secretary and has worked in the printing, service, and construction industries over the years.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: W. David Perry

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 22nd, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is W. David Perry for U.S. Congress.

Perry is the Constitution Party’s candidate for Congress in Utah’s CD-2, running against Congressman Jim Matheson. Matheson is a Democrat, amazingly enough.

Perry is a businessman, former Republican, and former Draper City Councilman.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Ben Meiklejohn

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

TUESDAY —March 21st, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Ben Meiklejohn for Maine State Representative.

Meiklejohn is running as a Green Party candidate for State House in District 120. He made a previous run for state house in District 31, back in 1998. He received 26% of the vote and placed second in that [...]

Today’s Candidate: John Jenkins

Monday, March 20th, 2006

MONDAY —March 20th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is John Jenkins for Governor of Maine.

Jenkins is a former State Senator and former mayor of Lewiston.

In the past a Democrat, this year he’s running as an independent and is one of several very experienced independent and third party candidates currently running for governor.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: David Horn

Friday, March 17th, 2006

FRIDAY —MARCH 17th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is David Horn for U.S. Congress.

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

What I found somewhat interesting about Horn is that [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jill Stein

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

THURSDAY —MARCH 16th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Jill Stein for Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Stein was nominated as the Green-Rainbow Party’s candidate on March 12th. This will be her fourth campaign in the last five years.

In 2002 she was the party’s nominee for Governor and received 3.5% of the vote. Following that [...]

Today’s Candidate: Laura Wells

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

TUESDAY —MARCH 14th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Laura Wells for California Controller.

Wells is running to be the Green Party’s candidate for state Controller. She was also the GP nominee for this office in 2002 and placed 3rd with 419,873 votes or 5.8% of the total cast.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Aaron Dixon

Monday, March 13th, 2006

MONDAY —MARCH 13th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Aaron Dixon for U.S. Senate.

Dixion is the Green Party candidate for the Washington U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Maria Cantwell. He is a former official of the Black Panther Party and has an extensive resume of leftist activism.

It is believed by many that Cantwell [...]

Today’s Candidate: Michael Berg

Friday, March 10th, 2006

FRIDAY —MARCH 10th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Michael Berg for U.S. House of Representatives.

Berg is running as the Green Party candidate for Delaware’s at-large Congressional seat. If the name sounds kind of familiar, it should. Nick Berg, his son, was kidnapped and brutally murdered in Iraq several years ago. A [...]

Today’s Candidate: Sander Hicks

Thursday, March 9th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Sander Hicks for….. something.

Hicks is running as a Green Party candidate for State Senate in New York… or possibly Governor? His website says he’s running for Senate, but the GP’s site says he’s running for Governor. Beats me.

Either way, I don’t have much [...]

Today’s Candidate: Bill Stant

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 8th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Bill Stant for Indiana Secretary of State.

Stant is running as the Green Party candidate . He’ll face Republican Todd Rokita and Libertarian Mike Kole this November.

While his political experience is very limited, he does have a pretty nice resume overall.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Dona Spring

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Dona Spring for Berkeley City Council.

Dona Spring is a Green Party candidate running for re-election to the City Council in Berkeley, CA. She was first elected in November of 1992 and has since been re-elected four times by Berkeley voters.

Her official website:

Past [...]

Today’s Candidate: Ben Westlund

Monday, March 6th, 2006

MONDAY — MARCH 6th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Ben Westlund for Governor of Oregon.

We’ve highlighted Westlund before… just a few weeks ago as a matter of fact. That was when he dropped his Republican affiliation in the State Senate and launched an independent campaign for governor.

After raising well over $100,000 in [...]

Candidate of the Day: Kevin Zeese

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

SATURDAY —March 4th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Kevin Zeese for U.S. Senate.

Zeese is a liberal activist who served as Ralph Nader’s 2004 press secretary. He’s running for Senate as an “Independent Unity” candidate, seeking support for the Maryland Green, Populist, and Libertarian parties.

This is an open seat race as Democratic Senator [...]