Archive for the 'Other Minor Parties' Category

Interview with Angelo Cobrasci, National Chairman United Jeffersonian Party

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

TPW: You posted a comment to an article about the Jefferson Republican Party stating that “The Jefferson Republican Party has now merged with the Coalition of Constitutional Cconservatives and is now to be called the “UNITED JEFFERSONIAN PARTY,” and identifying yourself as national chairman of the party. When did this merger take place?

UJP: [...]

Alan Keyes as a Potential Third Party Candidate

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Ron Gunzberger’s take:

Appearing as a guest on the obscure Weekly Filibuster blog radio show on Saturday, former Ambassador Alan Keyes ( R ) attacked Mike Huckabee as “a liberal” on funding issues, said John McCain was not a reliable conservative, denounced Mitt Romney for “changing his positions as he goes along,” and said Ron Paul’s [...]

The Potential Impact of a Ron Paul or Michael Bloomberg Independent or Third Party Campaign

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Rasmussen Reports is looking at the impact of Michael Bloomberg and Ron Paul as potential third party or independent candidates in the 2008 elections.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that roughly 15% of voters would currently vote for one of these two candidates in general election match-ups.

When the two candidates are mentioned as [...]

Independence Party Adds Minnesota to List of State Affiliates

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

The Independence Party of America, which seems to be supporting Michael Bloomberg, has added a new affiliate organization. Here’s their release:

The Independence Party of Minnesota has voted to affiliate with the Independence Party of America today. The Minnesota Independence Party looks forward to building a new major party in America.

Frank MacKay, Chairman of the [...]

Alternate Debate Wrap-Up: Most Everyone Pings Giuliani

Friday, January 25th, 2008

The Fresno City College Sociology department hosted a 2008 Presidential Campaign Forum Jan 13. Several minor party candidate participated, as well as representatives from some of the more mainstream campaigns. An interesting article is describing the debate is located here, and I’ll capture the actual debate highlights below:

Missing from the media interview were [...]

Alberta’s conservative “third” parties merge

Monday, January 21st, 2008

It’s a little off to speak of “third parties” in Canada: That country has a history of multi-party politics due to a European-style parliamentary system and other factors such as Québécois secessionist tendencies. Four parties (the Conservatives, the Liberals, the New Democrats and Bloc Québécois) have substantial representation in Parliament. Of those four parties, three [...]

LP Presidential Update

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Roles reversed a bit between Libertarian Party presidential contenders Wayne Allyn Root and George Phillies. Often, Root is in the news and I try to obtain some balance by covering something from a Phillies release. This time around, Phillies is in the news and I’m covering a release from Root. To be [...]

Virginia Independent Green Party affiliates with Independence Party

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Ballot Access News

On January 10, the Virginia Independent Green Party affiliated itself with the Independence Party of America, the budding new national third party headed by Frank MacKay of New York state.

The Independent Green Party is not a ballot-qualified party. However, it has the organizational strength to place candidates on the ballot in Virginia, and [...]

Virginia Independent Green Party is circulating a Bloomberg petition

Monday, January 7th, 2008

Ballot Access News

Michael Bloomberg has not said that he is running for president. However, the Virginia Independent Green Party (which is not affiliated with any national party) is already circulating a petition with Bloomberg listed as its presidential candidate. Virginia permits stand-ins. The vice-presidential candidate listed on the petition is Gail Parker, but if Bloomberg [...]

Utah Personal Choice Party is petitioning to regain ballot status

Friday, December 28th, 2007

The Utah Personal Choice Party has hired a paid petition circulator to get itself back on the Utah ballot. The party has a platform somewhat similar to the Libertarian platform, but is not associated with the state or national Libertarian Party in any way. Although its presidential candidate only polled 946 votes in 2004, the [...]

Texas Independence Party tells Secretary of State it will try to qualify

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Ballot Access News

Texas law, since 1993, has required parties that plan to petition to give advance notice no later than January 2 of the election year. The Texas Independence Party recently notified the Secretary of State that it will attempt to qualify next year.

Whatever happened to… The White Peoples Party?

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Now onto a political party, that, while being a state and not a national party, it nevertheless attracted a good amount of attention at the time, being the latest attempt to qualify a white supremacist political party and it’s alleged candidates on the ballot.

The White Peoples Party was started in 2005 by members of the [...]

N.Y. Independence Party gains a county legislator in NY

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Ballot Access News

New York upstate counties are governed by a partisan county legislature and a partisan county executive. In October 2007, one Orange County legislator, Michael Amo, switched his party registration from “Republican” to “Independence”.

The results of the November 2007 election for Orange County legislature were 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans, and Amo. Amo had been [...]