Jan 07 2012

Economics Professor Joins Americans Elect Race

Source: Independent Political Report

Laurence Kotlikoff is an Economics professor at Boston University, but he is now also a third party presidential candidate. Kotlikoff announced that he intends to seek the nomination of the Americans Elect party.

“I think I may be the first economist to run for president,” Kotlikoff said. “We see economists now running Greece and Italy. It’s not everyday that an economist Read more »

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Jan 07 2012

Kootenai County Constitution Party Wins Negative Award for Protesting Hindu Art

Source: Independent Political Report

Everyone likes to win awards, but this article is handing out the sort of award you do not want to be known for, calling the “Budnick Awards”. The Kootenai County Constitution Party won one for, apparently, protesting a piece of artwork and calling it a “Hindu Demon”.

Ganesha, an artwork depicting the Hindu god with an elephant head, is an Read more »

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Jan 07 2012

Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Source: Independent Political Report

Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination. Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which Read more »

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Jan 07 2012

What’s new with the candidates seeking the Libertarian Presidential nomination

Source: Independent Political Report

Here’s what I know about what has happened with the campaigns for the LP presidential nomination in the last few months:

Gary Johnson is now officially in the LP race. Since making that announcement on December 28, Johnson has held a birthday money bomb which netted over $40k and has been included in an ACLU civil liberties report card that compared him to Read more »

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Jan 07 2012

Massachusetts Libertarian Party Files Brief in State Supreme Court on Presidential Stand-ins

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 6, the Massachusetts Libertarian Party filed this brief with the Massachusetts Supreme Court, in the party’s lawsuit over whether the law permits an unqualified party to list a stand-in presidential candidate on its ballot access petition. If the Libertarians win the case, the decision will help not only the Libertarian Party, but also will help Americans Elect and any other parties in 2012 Read more »

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