Feb 09 2012

Ralph Nader: Can Democrats Landslide Republicans?

Source: Nader.org

I often ask Congressional Democrats these days is: “If you agree that your Republican counterparts in Congress are the most craven, corporatist, fact-denying, falsifying, anti-99 percent, militaristic Republicans in the party’s history, then why are you not landsliding them?” Their responses are largely in the form of knowing smiles and Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Philly Greens Respond to Mayor Nutter on Crime Prevention

Source: Green Party (GP.org) (from February 2, 2012)

On January 26, Mayor Michael Nutter presented his new “crime fighting measures,” which was widely reported. As if to publicize the monophonic nature of the new plan, Nutter was accompanied by Police Commissioner Ramsey and District Attorney Seth Williams, both of whom represent law enforcement. Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

James Ogle edges ‘Uncommitted’ to win Missouri Libertarian Presidential Primary

Source: Independent Political Report

Four parties held presidential primaries yesterday in Missouri, though only three fielded candidates: the Republicans, Democrats, and Libertarians. James Ogle, an advocate for a parliamentary system based on ranked-choice voting, was the only Libertarian candidate on the ballot. In the final tally, he received 508 votes or 52.7 percent. The Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Rupert Boneham: Indiana’s second Right To Work law

Source: Independent Political Report

From a media release sent to IPR by the Rupert Boneham campaign, on Feb. 7th, 2012:

For Immediate Release

Even as an active and proud union member, I believe no one should be forced to join or pay fees to another group as a condition of Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Posts Candidate List for March 6 Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

The Ohio Secretary of State has released the list of candidates in the March 6 primary. For president, in the Democratic primary President Obama is the only listed choice. In the Republican race, six names appear: Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. Candidates needed 1,000 signatures due Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Georgia’s Only Independent Legislator Submits Petition to Run for Re-Election

Source: Ballot Access News

Georgia’s only independent state legislator, Rusty Kidd, has already submitted his petition to get on the November 2012 ballot so that he can run for re-election. He needed the signatures of 5% of the registered voters. See this story, which says that because a handful of signers also signed for a spouse or for an adult child, the State Election Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Peace & Freedom Party Protests Secretary of State’s Rejection of Party Recommendations for Names on Primary Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 8, the Peace & Freedom Party called on California Secretary of State Debra Bowen to restore all four names to the party’s presidential primary ballot. Here is the statement. Thanks to Bob Richards for the link.

The two PFP candidates omitted by the Secretary of State seem to Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Peace and Freedom Party: 2012 Campaign Begins

Source: Peace and Freedom Party

We are developing a campaign website, which will be published at peaceandfreedom2012.org. This article is a summary.

Presidential Primary

All four announced candidates for the Peace and Freedom nomination for President have been nominated by other parties. These affiliations Read more »

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Feb 09 2012

Wrights Debates at Florida LP Convention

Source: Wrights2012.com

By Brian Irving

BURNET, Texas (Feb. 8) – R. Lee Wrights will take part in the first debate scheduled to include all six of the major candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination. The debate is set for Saturday, February 11, at 3 p.m. during the Florida LP State Convention in Orlando. Read more »

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