Archive for the 'Candidate Profile' Category

No Candidate of the Day

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

Due to the death of former Libertarian Presidential candidate Harry Browne, there will be no candidate of the day for Friday. We’ll return with that feature on Saturday.

Today’s Candidate: Scott Jameson

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

THURSDAY —March 2nd, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Scott Jameson for U.S. Senate.

Jameson is the Libertarian candidate running against Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in Texas. Jameson was a U.S. Senate candidate in 2002, capturing around 1% of the vote.

In 2004, Jameson was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential nomination. He [...]

Today’s Candidate: Rae Vogeler

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

WEDNESDAY —March 1st, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Rae Vogeler for U.S. Senate.

Vogeler is the Green Party’s candidate for the Wisconsin Senate seat currently held by Herb Kohl.

Kohl is seeking his fourth term this November.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Art Olivier

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Art Olivier for California Governor.

Olivier is the former mayor of Bellflower, California and the Libertarian candidate for governor this year. In 2000, Olivier was the LP’s Vice-Presidential nominee and Harry Browne’s running mate.

It’s not clear if Olivier has much valuable name recognition as [...]

Today’s Candidate: Roger I. Price

Monday, February 27th, 2006

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 27th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Roger I. Price for U.S. Senate.

Price is running as the Personal Choice Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Utah. He’ll face Republican Senator Orrin Hatch in November.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Ellis Boal

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

SUNDAY — FEBRUARY 26th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Ellis Boal for Charlevoix County Commissioner in Michigan.

Boal is the Green Party’s candidate for this office and in 2004 he received 19% of the vote in a 2-way race for Prosecutor. He’s also written out the details of his 2004 campaign on his [...]

Today’s Candidate: Wilbur Wood

Saturday, February 25th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Wilbur Wood for U.S. Congress.

Wood is running as a Libertarian candidate in Virginia’s 10th Congressional district. He’ll be facing off against Republican Congressman Frank Wolf who is seeking his 14th term this November.

Wood has a nice looking website, I’ll give him that.

The website: [...]

Today’s Candidate: Mike Kole

Friday, February 24th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Mike Kole for Indiana Secretary of State.

Kole is running as the Libertarian candidate in this statewide race. According to the Indianapolis Star, Kole is also currently reading Nelson’s Trafalgar: The Battle that Changed the World following a trip to Spain.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Jack Harrison

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Jack Harrison for California Attorney General.

Harrison is an attorney and a Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Commissioner. He’s running as the Peace and Freedom Party’s candidate in this state-wide race.

The likely Democratic nominee is Oakland mayor, former Governor, and former Presidential candidate Jerry [...]

Today’s Candidate: John Dashler

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is John Dashler for Governor of Georgia.

I just learned about this guy a few weeks ago from Richard Winger of Ballot Access News. After looking over Dashler’s website, and trying to get a general feel for his background and positions, he’s become [...]

Today’s Candidate: Mike Henkel

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Mike Henkel for Dunedin City Commissioner.

Henkel is running as a Green in the March 14th municipal election down in Pinellas County, Florida.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Rick Jore

Monday, February 20th, 2006

MONDAY — FEBRUARY 20th, 2006

Today’s candidate of the day is Rick Jore for Montana State House.

Jore is a former Republican state legislator, elected in 1994 and re-elected in ‘96 and ‘98. In 2000 he joined the Constitution Party and ran for re-election on the CP’s ballot line. In a 2-way race he [...]

Today’s Candidate: Ben Westlund

Sunday, February 19th, 2006


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

State Senator Ben Westlund recently dropped his party affiliation and launched a bid for governor.

He has a compelling story… somewhat troubled past, successful businessman, elected to the legislature, and he’s even survived a battle with lung cancer.

In the final [...]

Today’s Candidate: Bernie Sanders

Saturday, February 18th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Bernie Sanders for U.S. Senate.

A self-proclaimed socialist, Sanders is currently the only independent in the U.S. House of Representatives. He’s also the overwhelming favorite to replace outgoing Senator Jim Jeffords, a former Republican who became an independent himself.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Sue Jeffers

Friday, February 17th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Sue Jeffers for Governor of Minnesota.

This is the 10th “candidate of the day” item I’ve done and I decided to return to the same race as the first profile. Peter Hutchinson, the Independence Party candidate, has earned quite a lot of attention in [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jesse Mortenson

Thursday, February 16th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Jesse Mortenson for Minnesota State House.

A recent graduate of Macalester College, Mortenson has been an active community volunteer for some time. By running to the far left in this overwhelmingly Democratic district, the local press has started to take note of his potential effect: [...]

Today’s Candidate: Andrew Halcro

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Andrew Halcro for Governor of Alaska.

Halcro is a successful businessman and a former 2-term State Representative. He’s running for governor as an independent. With his qualifications and Alaska’s history of being open to voting for non-major party candidates, this race could become one [...]

Today’s Candidate: Bill Peirce

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Bill Peirce for Governor of Ohio.

One of the better organized state-wide Libertarian candidates this year, Pierce is an accomplished economist and published author. Considering the recent internal difficulties that the Republican Party of Ohio has faced… the state just might be ripe for [...]

Today’s Candidate: Carole Keeton Strayhorn

Monday, February 13th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Carole Keeton Strayhorn for Governor of Texas.

Strayhorn is a former moderate Republican that has decided to run for governor as an independent rather than face a tough conservative-leaning GOP primary. She’s currently the state’s Comptroller and certainly seems like the most likely to be elected [...]

Today’s Candidate: Pat LaMarche

Sunday, February 12th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Pat LaMarche for Governor of Maine.

LaMarche was the Green Party’s 2004 Vice-Presidential candidate. In 1998 she captured 7% of the vote in an unusual 4-way race for governor that saw independent Angus King re-elected by a landslide. LaMarche’s showing stacks up pretty well when [...]

Today’s Candidate: Julian Hatch

Saturday, February 11th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Julian Hatch for U.S. Senate.

Hatch is the Green Party candidate challenging Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah. They’re also distantly related, making it an even safer bet that a Hatch will win this race…

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Michael Badnarik

Friday, February 10th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Michael Badnarik for U.S. Congress.

The Libertarian Party’s unlikely Presidential candidate in 2004 has now focused his efforts on winning a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Surely one of the more interesting races of 2006, Badnarik has already raised over $100,000 for his [...]

Today’s Candidate: Jeremy Ryan

Thursday, February 9th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Jeremy Ryan for Burlington city council.

I decided to feature Jeremy Ryan almost entirely due to the quality of his website. Many third party candidates for statewide office don’t even come close to this level of professionalism.

The website:

Today’s Candidate: Peter Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006


Today’s candidate of the day is Peter Hutchinson for governor of Minnesota.

Hutchinson is the Independence Party candidate and has a heck of a resume. He worked as a corporate executive with Dayton Hudson for 14 years, served as both Deputy Mayor and School Superintendent in Minneapolis, and is [...]

New Feature: Candidate of the Day

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

From now until election day in November I have decided to feature a new third party or independent candidate each day. There really aren’t any rules or qulifications, except that I found something about the campaign to be at least mildly interesting. I’ll post the candidate’s name, the office being contested, their website, [...]