Archive for the 'Constitution Party' Category

Constitution Party, lacking funds, decides where it will fight

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

According to Ballot Access News, this is the triage system being utilized by the Constitution Party:

The Constitution Party has decided that it cannot afford to get on the ballot for president this year in Arizona, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. Maine is in doubt. However, the party still hopes to be on the ballot in 41 [...]

Local man runs for vice president!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

How often do you see that headline in your local media? But Darrell Castle is the Constitution Party’s vice presidential candidate and got a local boost in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee. Darrell is now an attorney in Memphis but he was born in the Bloomingdale area of Tennessee and got this news [...]

Donation Drive for Chuck Baldwin currently under way

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin is currently conducting a ‘48 Hour Push for Donations’, all of those who want to donate to his campaign may do so here. Even if its only a dollar, or much more then that, please send in your contributions ASAP.

CP members & sympathizers are also encouraged to email as many others about this [...]

Numbers USA gives Baldwin an A+++

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Numbers USA founder and CEO, Roy Beck, graded each Presidential candidate. Besides McCain and Obama, he also graded Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, and Chuck Baldwin.

Unsurprisingly, Chuck Baldwin got the highest ratings on all the issues dealing with immigration.
Bob Barr got the worst rating on the issue of Amnesty.

To view the candidates ratings on each subject, [...]

Mr. Baldwin goes to Washington

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

by Chuck Baldwin

I was privileged to be invited to speak at Congressman Ron Paul’s Freedom March this past Saturday on the Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In fact, I spoke immediately preceding Dr. Paul and helped introduce the ten-term congressman.

I gauged the crowd to number in excess of five thousand [...]

GOP base throwing McCain under the bus?

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

That’s what it looks like to Peter B. Young, columnist for the Milford Daily News in Massachusetts. He was reporting on Mark Skousen’s Freedom Fest in Las Vegas, where it was harder to find a McCain supporter than an anti-gambling agitator. Instead, Young says, “the Las Vegas event had a strong tilt towards [...]

Baldwin goes to Ron Paul rally; Barr to Freedom Fest

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Reason’s David Wiegel covers the Ron Paul march in Washington, D.C. this past Saturday. Of the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin he writes:

The final speech before Paul’s came from Chuck Baldwin, the Pensacola, Florida pastor and Constitution Party candidate, who used the little time he had (graciously having given some of his minutes [...]

Mark Seidenberg: American Independent or Political Saboteur?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

As this article is being written, it is a fact that former AIP Vice-Chair and Ed Noonan ally, Mark Seidenberg, has acquired the Republican law firm of Wewer & Lacy LLP, in a potential suit against legally elected AIP Chair & Vice Chair, Jim King and Don Grundmann.

However, at the same time, I have just [...]

Chuck Baldwin in Missouri

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Here is a list of appearances in Missouri scheduled by Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate for President.

More on CP candidate, Robert Owens…

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

On July 9, Ohio Constitution Party State Chairman, Robert Owens, was certified for the November 2008 ballot, as an independent candidate for Attorney General. Ohio is holding a special election for that office because the incumbent elected in 2006 resigned in disgrace a few months ago. The law required Owens to submit 750 valid signatures. [...]

Independent candidate for Ohio Attorney General is certified for ballot

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Regarding the candidacy of Robert Owens for the position of Ohio Attorney General (see two postings below), note that he is an indepenedent candidate backed by a broad anti-corruption coalition, including the state’s Constitution Party and the state’s Libertarian Party. (See the first two comments submitted to this posting in Ballot Access News.)

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Chuck Baldwin makes his case to disgruntled libertarians

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

In an interview on July 7th, Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin made his case to Libertarians unhappy with Bob Barr as their nominee.

“I understand that some libertarians do not share my conviction that life begins at conception and that we need to protect it,” said Baldwin. “I understand that some don’t share our concerns [...]

CP candidate for Ohio AG is now on the ballot

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On July 9, Robert Owens, Constitution Party nominee for Ohio Attorney General, was certified for the November 2008 ballot, as an independent candidate. Ohio is holding a special election for that office because the incumbent elected in 2006 resigned a few months ago. The law required Owens to submit 750 valid signatures. He [...]

Kansas SoS accepts Reform Party’s choice for President

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On July 8, the Kansas Secretary of State listed the Reform Party candidates on his web page, including the party’s choice for president, Chuck Baldwin. The Kansas Reform Party had nominated Baldwin last month, but at first the Kansas Secretary of State had some hesitation about letting the Reform Party nominate a [...]

Reason profiles Chuck Baldwin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Reason magazine’s David Weigel profiles Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin in “The Tao of Chuck.”

Baldwin tells Weigel:

“We’re spreading the message of constitutional government. Ron Paul was the only candidate in the two major parties that carried that message, and now I’m carrying that message.”

Weigel finds that “Paul’s coalition has moved in a predictable [...]

Bob Barr or Chuck Baldwin?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Bob Barr, former Republican Congressman and US Attorney and now the Libertarian Party candidate for president has held many positions that constitutionalists can agree with. Many see Barr as the natural movement forward of the Ron Paul campaign, but even the most cursory examination of Bob Barr’s past political positions show he doesn’t [...]

AIP Launches New Website

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

The American Independent Party of California has launched a new official website. Unfortunately, the old one could not be recovered from the Ed Noonan group, so the members and newly elected officers of the Party started a new one.

While the website is about a day-old currently, there will be more additions and features added [...]

Missouri’s Constitution Party gears up for vigorous campaign

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

“Having been approved for the November ballot,” reports Missourinet.com, “the Constitution Party of Missouri is gearing up for some serious campaigning leading up to the general election.”

The state party lost ballot access following the 2004 elections, it says, but the situation is different this year:

The Constitution Party will field candidates for President and Vice President, [...]

Alan Keyes AIP faction meets in Sacramento

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Ballot Access News

The faction of the American Independent Party lead by Ed Noonan held a state convention in Sacramento on July 5.
According to one person who was there, 19 people attended, including two people who did not support the legitimacy of that meeting. The July 5 meeting nominated Alan Keyes for president and Wiley Drake [...]

Josh Israel interviews Chuck Baldwin

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin knows how difficult it can be to run as a third-party candidate, having already tried on the Constitution Party ticket (as the VP candidate) in 2004. Baldwin acknowledges that it’s a different game these days as far as raising money is concerned, and with the media’s active role in preventing alternative voices [...]

Why Ed Noonan is just plain wrong about the AIP

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Here is a rebuttal to Ed’s claims about the AIP, its bylaws, and many other things…

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A president who will listen on immigration issues: Chuck Baldwin

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Both John McCain and Barack Obama are for various forms of amnesty for illegal aliens, but not so Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin. Baldwin’s background as a staunch opponent of abortion and illegal immigration lends him credibility on the issues, as Baldwin’s been outspoken in his support of Christian conservative causes for years. [...]

Missouri CP officially on the ballot

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Ballot Access News

On July 2, the Missouri Secretary of State’s office announced that the Constitution Party petition has the required 10,000 signatures needed for ballot access. The Constitution Party is the only party likely to submit a successful petition in Missouri this year. It is likely that independent Ralph Nader will also meet the requirement. [...]

Baldwin spends the week in Utah, drumming up support

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin has spent the week in Utah, one of the Republican Party’s biggest strongholds—and according to Party officials, the visit is going very well. Baldwin’s experience as a Baptist minister and radio talk show host
provides the communications skills necessary to spread the word - now he just needs more forums [...]

AIP member condemns website hijacking by Noonan camp

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

From AIP member and Busnessman, Bill Lussenheide:

“The website situation is soon to be under control, in spite of the unlawful and unethical attempts to hijack the site. Ed Noonan, nor any of the very small group of people who seek disaffiliaton are the legal owners, nor legal registrants of the website. Their actions are unconscionable [...]