Jun 22 2011

Republican drops out of Tucson mayoral race due to signature challenge, leaving only Democrat and two Greens

Source: Green Party Watch

The Republican candidate for mayor of Tucson, Arizona has dropped out of the race due to a signature challenge on his nominating petitions. This is of interest to third partisans for two reasons. First, it is rare that a major party is pushed off the ballot due to signature challenges (meaning that he didn’t collect enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions in order to meet the legal requirement). Read more »

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Jun 22 2011

Green Party: The US must support the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla aid boats, press Israel to end the blockade

Source: Green Party (GP.org)

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders today called on the US State Department to support the Gaza Aid Flotilla, and to cease defending and assisting Israel’s maritime blockade.

“The US should end its shameful complicity in the brutal siege on Gaza and pressure Israel to end its illegal collective punishment which has cost thousands of civilian lives in Gaza. Read more »

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Jun 22 2011

Food Pie Chart thing – Helen Whalen-Cohen

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

“I just don’t understand why the government is supposed to tell us what to eat.”

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Jun 22 2011

Mark Axinn, NYLP Chair, Endorses Carl Person For The Libertarian Party’s Presidential Nomination

Source: Liberty Lion (drtomstevens.blogspot.com)

On June 22, 2011, Mark Axinn, Chair of the New York Libertarian Party, endorsed Carl Person for the Libertarian Party’s Presidential Nomination in 2012. In his public statement, Mr. Axinn wrote the following:

It is with great pleasure that I write to endorse my friend and fellow freedom-lover, Carl Person of New York City, for the Libertarian Party 2012 Presidential nomination. Read more »

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Jun 22 2011

Washington State Libertarian Party Files Brief Against Top-Two

Source: Ballot Access News

The Washington state Libertarian Party’s 63-page brief in the 9th circuit in Washington State Republican Party v Washington State Grange was filed on June 21. The brief was one day late, so the attorney has asked the 9th circuit to forgive that. Assuming the other side doesn’t object, the brief will probably be accepted. Read more »

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Jun 22 2011

Thomas Friedman Column Seems to Advocate a New Party

Source: Ballot Access News

The June 22 print edition of the New York Times carries this Thomas L. Friedman column, which seems to advocate a new party in 2012 that would run on a particular platform (described by Friedman, with ideas endorsed by him). Friedman says the new party probably wouldn’t win in 2012, but “it doesn’t have to win to be effective” because if the party attracted substantial support, it would shape the agenda of the two major parties. Read more »

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Jun 22 2011

Prohibition Party Nominates Jack Fellure for President

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 22, the Prohibition Party national convention nominated Jack Fellure for President, and Toby Davis for Vice-President Fellure is a retired engineer who lives in West Virginia. Davis is a church pastor who lives in Mississippi. Read more »

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