Bloomberg at 18% in New Jersey

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- July 6th, 2007

Looks like Bloomberg is holding steady in most polls at between 15 and 20%. For example, here’s one from New Jersey that shows Bloomberg with 18% assuming a 3-way race with Giuliani and Clinton.

From Ballot Access News...

On July 5, Quinnipiac University Polls released a New Jersey poll for the presidential general election. It compares a 2-person race with Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, and a 3-person race with Mike Bloomberg added. The 2-candidate matchup shows Giuliani 47% and Clinton 44%. But the 3-candidate race shows Giuliani and Clinton each at 36%, with Bloomberg at 18%. For more details on this poll, see here.

Libertarian Appeal to John McCain?

Posted by Joey Dauben --- July 5th, 2007

Libertarian Politics Live! Thursday was an interesting discussion. Eric Dondero, of course, was touting Rudy and Rudy’s appeal to libertarians. But what about John McCain? Ali Akbar was the guest - he’s a McCain staffer from Texas. Check it out.

Ron Paul Fundraising Numbers…

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- July 5th, 2007

There are all sorts of reports bouncing around about Ron Paul’s fundraising numbers for the second quarter. Some as high as $5 million, others saying $1.5 million or even less.

Free Market News has the following. It’s difficult to tell if they mean $5 million since the start of the campaign or just in this quarter alone.

Either way, Paul is definitely raising a whole lot of money by Libertarian standards…

With financial reporting deadlines looming on July 15 for the political quarter, donations continue on a healthy trend, say sources close to the campaign of GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Tex). FMNN had previously reported that “donations have moved up - not by hundreds of thousands - but by millions as a result of his debate performances and groundswell of support on the Internet and in New Hampshire.”

Campaign observers had estimated that, at the low end, donations were “definitely” in the area of $3 million - and could run as high as $5 million - while cautioning, however, “that such amounts are somewhat speculative.” Recent information from campaign observers indicate that campaign donation receivables could total up to $3 million or more as soon as next quarter, given pledges, current donation trends and the continuing enthusiasm for Ron Paul’s free-market message.

These sources believe that current fund-raising totals at least $1.5 million - riding a groundswell of support generated by his small government, anti-foreign-war message. Cash-on-hand could reach $750,000 or more.

“Donations are well ahead of anything the campaign expected,” one campaign observer said. “The grass roots enthusiasm for the Ron Paul campaign is reflected not only the in the amount raised, but in the number of donations and how many are donating several times, even serially.”

The move is especially impressive since as of March 31, 2007, Ron Paul had perhaps $500,000 on hand. FMNN had previously reported - after the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina - that candidate Ron Paul’s donations, large and small, had nearly doubled.

Ad Spot Available…

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- July 4th, 2007

Hey folks, we’ve got one ad spot free and available for renting… $30 for 30 days. Drop me a line at [email protected] if you’d like it.

Immigration Debate

Posted by Joey Dauben --- July 3rd, 2007

Open borders or a halt to immigration? Tonight’s Libertarian Politics Live! will cater to both camps, as a member of the New Orleans Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Congressman Tom Tancredo’s campaign staff duke it out.

Starts at 10 p.m. central time.

Listen Live: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/libertarian

Prohibition Trial Date Set

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- July 2nd, 2007

If you thought fighting for control of the Reform Party was bad! I just got this email tip from Seth Hinshaw…

I just received word from Leroy Pletten, Secretary of the Prohibition Party National Committee, that the judge has scheduled the trial to determine the “true” Prohibition National Committee. The trial will begin at 10:00 a.m., 8/16/2007, in Media, Pennsylvania.

It is not clear how many people will attend. Since the late Dodge faction national convention only attracted two people from outside of Colorado, it does not seem that they will send too many to the trial proceedings. At least four people from the Webb faction are likely to attend.

CP gears up for ballot-access drive in Maryland

Posted by Cody Quirk --- July 2nd, 2007

From Mr. Odom:

Twenty year United States Coast Guard Veteran, and proud member of the Constitution Party’s National Veteran Coalition, John Wagner, of Pocomoke, Maryland will spearhead the effort organize a new Constitution Party organization in Maryland and launch the drive to qualify the new Constitution Party organization for the ballot in that state. Wagner, who was recently named state contact for Constitution Party for the state of Maryland has been extremely pro-active in recruiting new supporters to the Constitution Party and reports that enthusiasm for an alternative to the Democrats and Republicans is extremely high in his state.

Wagner expects to be ready within the next few weeks to move forward with plans for both establishing a new Constitution Party organization and beginning the process of qualifying that party organization for the ballot in Maryland in 2008. Maryland state law requires that a new party organization collect and submit 10,000 valid petition signatures to qualify the party for the ballot. The petition drive can start now and the deadline to submit the required number of signatures is August of 2008.

If you have friends, relatives or associates who live in Maryland who you believe would like to help the Constitution Party build a new competitive organization and qualify for the ballot in the state of Maryland, please contact...

The Onion: “Remember the Reform Party?”

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- July 2nd, 2007

A very funny, if recycled, piece from this week’s issue of The Onion...

Republicans, Democrats Unite In Good Laugh Over Reform Party

WASHINGTON, DC—In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle fondly recalled the Reform Party Tuesday. “Remember ‘Ross For Boss’?” Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) said, laughing uncontrollably at the memory of the closest thing America has seen to a viable third party in recent history. “Plus Trump, Warren Beatty… And what was the deal with that crazy admiral guy who died?” Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) joined in the fun, saying, “And that platform they had full of, aw, who knows what. ‘Reform,’ I guess!” The senators then spent an hour slapping each other on the backs, gleefully recalling the Reform Party’s credo of “radical centrism” and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura’s election as governor of Minnesota. Said Robert Byrd (D-WV): “They really thought they had something going there for a while!”

and another funny one…

American People Shrug, Line Up For Fingerprinting

WASHINGTON, DC—Assuming that there must be a good reason for the order, U.S. citizens lined up at elementary schools and community centers across the nation Monday for government-mandated fingerprinting. “I’m not exactly sure what this is all about,” said Ft. Smith, AR, resident Meredith Lovell while waiting in line. “But given all the crazy stuff that’s going on these days, I’m sure the government has a very good reason.” Said Amos Hawkins, a Rockford, IL, delivery driver: “I guess this is another thing they have to do to ensure our freedom.”

New Blog: Steve Gordon Unleashed

Posted by Austin Cassidy --- June 30th, 2007

Steve Gordon has a new blog, Gordon Unleashed.

Check it out. His first post is a general plea to end the circular firing squad method of resolving problems within the LP.

Your Party, Your Principles

Posted by Cody Quirk --- June 30th, 2007

A cross section of nationally known political and economic analysts will gather in Las Vegas during Independence week at Freedom Fest to consider a variety of issues including illegal immigration and the future of party politics.

The Constitution Party, the third largest party based on voter registrations, will be represented at the event; significant in light of recent poll data suggesting more Americans have ‘declared independence’ from their previous political affiliations and are contributing to growth in third parties.

A recent survey shows the number of Republicans has been falling for two years straight and now hovers around 30%.

The Rasmussen poll also found the number of people identifying themselves as Democrats has fallen to its lowest level in a year and a half and is gauged at about 37%. Some see this as evidence Americans have lost faith in both ‘Big Box’ parties.

As a result, the number of Americans not affiliated with either major party has jumped to an all-time high—almost 33%.

That means there are now more Independents than there are Republicans.

“For many years, both parties have abused their power because no serious challenges to their duopoly have emerged, until now,” commented New York Times best-selling author and Constitution Party member Jerome Corsi.

Corsi, co-author of the New York Times #1 Best-seller Unfit for Command- Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry will join a lineup of speakers including GOP presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and other well-respected educators, economists and political analysts at Freedom Fest, July 5-7, at Bally’s/Paris Resort, Las Vegas.

Hard-hitting information from Corsi’s newly-released book- The Late, Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada will be included in a debate on immigration during the 3 day event. Corsi will detail why both major political parties have a vested interest in keeping our borders unsecured. Highly documented, the book exposes the efforts to submerge the United States into a regional government without a whimper from Congress or the American people.

Dr. Jerome Corsi’s appearances on CNN, C-Span and Fox News have generated intense debate on the real reason Washington is soft on illegal immigration. Corsi will discuss his research in depth at Freedom Fest on July 5th, 2007.

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Jerome Corsi received a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has written numerous books including two #1 New York Times bestsellers: ‘Unfit for Command - Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry’ (Regnery Publishing Inc., 2004) with swift boat veteran John O’Neill; and ‘Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam’s Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States’, with co-author Michael Evans (Nelson Current, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.). His other books include: ‘Atomic Iran: How the Terrorist Regime Bought the Bomb and American Politicians’ (WND Books, an Imprint of Cumberland House Publishing, 2005); ‘Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil’ (WND Books, an Imprint of Cumberland House Publishing, 2005); ‘Minutemen: The Battle to Secure America’s Borders’ (World Ahead Publishing), with co-author, Jim Gilchrist, founder of The Minuteman Project. Corsi is an expert on political violence and terrorism. He received Top Secret clearance from the Agency for International Development, where he assisted in providing anti-terrorism training to embassy personnel.