Jan 05 2012

Frank McEnulty will Not Run for President in 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

Frank McEnulty announced via e-mail that he will not run for president in 2012 despite speculation that he would seek the Reform Party presidential nomination. During the 2008 election, McEnulty was both the presidential nominee of the New American Independent Party and the Vice-presidential nominee of the Reform Party as the running mate of the late Ted Weill. Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Duensing Withdrew From Libertarian Presidential Race In Favor of Ron Paul

Source: Independent Political Report

From an entry on Jim Duensing’s blogsite:

A Thanksgiving Note from a Former Student
Black Friday, 2011

Dr. Wolfram,

A copy of your letter on the OWS movement made its way to my email inbox – Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Roger Gary on the Entry of Gov. Johnson into the LP Race

Source: Independent Political Report

From a media release sent to IPR by the Roger Gary campaign:

Roger Gary’s statement on the entry of Gov. Gary Johnson into the race for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination

“While most Libertarians, including myself, would disagree with Gov. Johnson on some of the issues, he, like Representative Ron Paul, has distinguished himself Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

California State Judge Expedites Hearing in Minor Party Lawsuit Against Top-Two System

Source: Ballot Access News

The California Superior Court Judge who is hearing Rubin v Bowen has set a hearing date of February 7, 2012, for Rubin v Bowen, RG11-605-301, Alameda County. This is the lawsuit filed by the Peace & Freedom and Libertarian Parties of California, as well as the Alameda County Green Party, against Proposition 14, passed by the voters in June 2010 to establish the top-two system in California. Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell Doesn’t Know the History of Virginia Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell recently said that the Virginia ballot access law has never kept any credible presidential candidate off the ballot. His statement is not accurate.

In 2008, Chris Dodd, a Democratic U.S. Senator from Connecticut and a candidate for the Democratic nomination, tried and failed to qualify for the Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Bloomberg News Comprehensive Story on Peter Ackerman, Founder of Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

Bloomberg News has this in-depth story about Peter Ackerman, chief founder and backer of Americans Elect.

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Jan 05 2012

Nebraska Sponsor Found for Ballot Access Improvement Bill

Source: Ballot Access News

State Senator Bill Avery of Nebraska has agreed to introduce a bill to make it easier for minor parties to remain ballot-qualified in Nebraska. He is chair of the Senate Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, the committee that hears election law bills. The bill will provide that when a party meets the 5% vote test, it is then qualified for the next two elections, instead of just the next election. Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Gatewood Galbraith Dies

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 3, 2012, Gatewood Galbraith died. He was one of the Reform Party’s most successful nominees for Governor of any state. In 1999, as the Reform Party nominee, he had polled 15.42% for Governor of Kentucky, in a race against a Democrat, a Republican, and a Natural Law Party opponent. The only other Reform Party nominees for Governor of any state who ever polled more than 10% Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Muth: Wayne Root Odds On VP Favorite at LP Con

Source: Independent Political Report

Chuck Muth’s “Silver State Confidential” Newsletter, in it’s most recent issue, says:
“The odds-on favorite to land the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination – should former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson win the presidential nomination – is Las Vegan Wayne Allyn Root, who was the LP’s veep candidate in 2008.”

He continues: “However, there is also talk of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Read more »

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Jan 05 2012

Audrey Clement to run for Arlington County, VA Board as a Green again

Source: Independent Political Report

After receiving about 16.5 percent of the vote (and, since voters had two votes to distribute, a vote from about a third of the participants in the election) in 2011, the Green Party’s Audrey Clement will be running for the Arlington County, Virginia County Board for a second time. According to her website, Clement used to work on Capitol Hill and has been involved in various civic campaigns in Read more »

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