Archive for the 'Green Party' Category

Greens focus on Louisiana election

Monday, November 24th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Green Party of the United States:

Greens focus on electing Malik Rahim, Louisiana Green Party candidate for the US House on Dec. 6

WASHINGTON, DC—Green Party leaders are focusing on the campaign to elect Malik Rahim, Louisiana Green candidate for the US House in New Orleans (District 2) [...]

Greens say ‘thank you’ to their candidates

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The following is a statement by Green Party officials and functionaries:

Greens to Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente: Thank you

Dear Cynthia McKinney, Rosa Clemente, Lucy Grider-Bradley, John Judge and the 2008 Power to the People Campaign…

We are delegates and alternates of the Green National Committee of the Green Party of the United States as well as [...]

Invite third-party candidates to inauguration?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

The Washington Post’s Reliable Source blog has some fun with Ralph Nader for suggesting that third-party candidates should be invited to President Obama’s inauguration:

The sometimes cantankerous outsider has sent an open letter to Barack Obama asking that third-party candidates—the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr, the Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin and the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney—be included [...]

Best Counties in Nation for Some Minor Party, Independent Presidential Candidates Identified

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Ballot Access News

From preliminary election returns, it appears that these are the best counties for five particular presidential candidates:

Nader: Morgan County, Tennessee 5.2%
Barr: Esmeralda County, Nevada, 2.7%
Baldwin: Millard County, Utah, 5.6%
McKinney: either St. Bernard or LaFourche Parish, both in Louisiana, each 1.1%
Brian Moore: Essex County, Vermont, 2.1%

Thanks to Jack Ross for doing the laborious job [...]

The disappointing third-party vote in 2008

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

David Weigel of Reason takes a look at the votes for Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, Chuck Baldwin, and Cynthia McKinney, all of which were disappointing to their backers and in historical context. He then concludes:

So if you add together Paul with the four candidates he gathered at the National Press Club to endorse (and [...]

Election night cheat sheet

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Thanks to Bradley Jansen for providing this cheat-sheet service on Nolan Chart. He lists 14 “likely battleground states with information of the main third party candidates on the ballot and their history of support in the state (and how they may affect the electoral outcomes).”

Now if we could get only one of the mainstream [...]

Which presidential candidate is on the top line?

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

According to Ballot Access News:

Barack Obama has the top spot on the ballot in 15 states and the District of Columbia. John McCain has the top spot on the ballot in 14 states. Chuck Baldwin has the top spot in 6 states. Ralph Nader has the top spot in one state. Cynthia McKinney has the [...]

AFP: ‘Forgotten candidates for US president may still impact race’

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Agency France Presse (AFP) takes a look at the campaigns of third-party candidates:

...the libertarian candidate Bob Barr, independent Ralph Nader and, to a lesser extent, Chuck Baldwin’s Constitution Party and Green candidate Cynthia McKinney, could have a significant impact on the hopes of McCain or Obama, who remain locked in tight races in key battleground [...]

Washington Post: ‘Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney takes puzzling path to the electorate’

Monday, October 27th, 2008

The lead story in today’s Style section of the Washington Post spotlights Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney. Entitled “Stealth Candidacy,” the feature starts with McKinney addressing a crowd of “graying Black Panthers gathered for a reunion” in Atlanta.

“Cynthia’s candidacy has brought some real vibrancy and energy to the party,” says Thano Paris, a [...]

Third-party presidential debate cancelled

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Maria Recio of McCletchey Newspapers writes that “the troubled presidential debate for third-party candidates scheduled for Sunday at Columbia University in New York was canceled Friday after none of the four candidates had committed to the event.”

Barr claimed a conflict while McKinney opted for an online debate originally scheduled for that evening. Baldwin was reluctant [...]

Sunday’s third-party debate: Where’s Bob Barr?

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

The Caucus, the political blog of the New York Times, devotes this posting to Sunday night’s third-party debate (see article below, too). Noting that Ralph Nader (Independent), Cynthia McKinney (Green Party), and Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party) are expected to show up, the Times goes on to elaborate on the one person who apparently will [...]

C-SPAN to Cover Nader-McKinney-Baldwin Debate

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Ballot Access News

C-SPAN will broadcast the October 19 debate between Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin, although it is not yet known if it will be broadcast live. The debate will be Sunday evening, October 19, at Columbia University in New York city. The moderator will be Amy Goodman of Pacifica Radio. It is [...]

Hofstra U.: Only dead third-party candidates admitted

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Hofstra University on Long Island is the site of the final presidential debate Wednesday night. Until then, the campus is alive with student activities, including historical reenactments. The irony of the situation is captured

Just finished watching an exchange between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both 3rd Party candidates. Lincoln did not mention [...]

Only one bailout viewpoint in tonight’s ‘debate’

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Scott McLarty protests on that basically only one viewpoint on the Iraq war and the Wall Street bailout will be given to the American people in tonight’s presidential debate. He has an alternative proposal:

When the LWV [League of Women Voters] ceded authority over the debates in 1988, it called the growing Democratic-Republican domination [...]

More third-party candidates for Congress

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Ballot Watch News reports that both the Libertarian Party and the Green Party have expanded the number of congressional candidates they are fielding this year. The Libertarian Party has 127 nominees on the ballot compared to 114 in 2006. The Green Party has jumped from 45 congressional candidates in 2006 to 58 this [...]

The power of the other candidates

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Douglas E. Schoen, a pollster, writes in the Los Angeles Times that “the presidential election could well turn on a factor that has gotten virtually no discussion this year—the votes drawn by Libertarian Bob Barr, Green Cynthia McKinney and independent Ralph Nader.”

After demonstrating how their candidacies could make a difference in various states, Schoen asks: [...]

Greens: Leave the oil in the soil!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The following is an e-mail from the Green Party of the United States:

Leave the Oil in the Soil!

Dear ,

Were you sickened as we were by the chants of “Drill, Baby, Drill” at the Republican convention? But it got worse. In a cynical election year attempt to win voters [...]

Green Party challenges NOW: Support us

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Green Party:

Distributed by the Green Party of the United States
National Women’s Caucus of the Green Party of the United States

For Immediate Release
Monday, September 29, 2008

Morgen D’Arc, Spokesperson, 207-761-7797, [email protected]
Linda Manning Myatt, Spokesperson, 248-548-6175, [email protected]

Green Party National Women’s Caucus challenges NOW to support the historic McKinney/Clemente [...]

Plenty of volunteers to take John McCain’s place at the debate tonight

Friday, September 26th, 2008

“If John McCain wants to bow out, I’m willing to step in and take his podium on Friday,” says Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President:

The financial meltdown won’t come any closer to a resolution because a presidential debate is postponed. Now is the best time for Americans to see how prepared their leaders [...]

Third-party unity against bailouts

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Bob Barr (Libertarian Party) calls Treasury Secretary Paulson’s $700 billion gift to his Wall Street friends the “bailout from hell”:

The Bush administration played this game before, using 9/11 to ram the Patriot Act through Congress, and then misused its authority while resisting court oversight. Never again should Congress allow itself to be duped in this [...]

California: AI Increases Registration, LP Has Biggest Slate

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Under California law a party is qualified to participate in primary (and thus also general) elections if 1) it achieves as many registrants as 1% of the voter turnout in the last regular gubernatorial election, or 2) had a statewide candidate win a 2% share in that election. Here are the registration numbers and selected [...]

How are the third parties doing?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

According to Ballot Access News:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is on the ballot, so far, in 46 states.

The Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr: 44 states.

The Constitution Party’s Chuck Baldwin: 37 states.

And the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney: 32.

Florida voters will have LOTS of choices in November

Monday, September 15th, 2008 in St. Petersburg reports that the Florida ballot is going to look like a phone book:

Ralph Nader is on the Florida presidential ballot, along with other semi-big names like the Libertarian Party’s Bob Barr, the Green Party’s Cynthia McKinney, and the American Independent Party’s Alan Keyes. Because it’s easier to be a minor [...]

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: [...]

The Georgia duo

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr previously was a Republican congressman from Georgia. Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney previously was a Democratic congresswoman from Georgia. Both lost their seats in 2002.

CQ Politics asks:

Is it just coincidence that Barr and McKinney represented districts in the suburbs of Atlanta, or is something more at [...]