Feb 14 2012

Former fundraiser sues Johnson over campaign debts

Source: Independent Political Report

Via Courthouse News Service:

A fund raiser claims former New Mexico Gov. and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson owes him more $100,000 in commissions and fees.

Jonathan Bydlak has filed suit in federal court against Johnson, Johnson’s campaign committee, Johnson’s “Our America Initiative” PAC, and other defendants, seeking Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

Mark Rutherford running for LP Chair

Source: Independent Political Report

In the following video, current Libertarian Vice Chair Mark Rutherford announces his candidacy for chair of the LP:


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Feb 14 2012

Missouri Ballot Access Improvement Bill Advances

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 14, the Missouri House Elections Committee passed HB 1236, with no opposition. It now goes to the House Rules Committee. It removes the drafting error in the law on how minor parties get on the ballot.

The existing law does not require petitions to qualify a new party to list that party’s nominees, except due to an error when the law was passed in 1993, it accidentally Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

Working Families Party Plans to Create More State Units

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story, Jon Green, organizer for the Connecticut Green Party for the last decade, will be leaving Connecticut and will work on getting Working Families Parties on the ballot in states that don’t now have such a party. The Working Families Party has been on the ballot in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, and Vermont, at one time or another. However, its Delaware Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

New Arizona Election Law Bills

Source: Ballot Access News

Two new election law bills in Arizona are: (1) SB 1429, which would abolish the presidential primary, but wouldn’t take effect until 2016; and (2) SB 1449, which would change the recall process to the system used in Wisconsin. The effect of filing a valid recall petition would be to force a special election for that particular office, and the incumbent being recalled would be a candidate in the special election if he or she Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

Wayne Root interviewed by RT TV (Russian Television) about Fox News, Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano

Source: RootForAmerica.com


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Feb 14 2012

Wayne Allyn Root: Mr. Obama, We Don’t Have a Tax Problem, We Have a Spending Problem

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Wayne Allyn Root’s commentary about taxes headlines at FoxNews.com in front of 52 million viewers:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/02/13/mr-obama-dont-have-tax-problem…

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Feb 14 2012

Jill Stein: Stein chides GOP for divisive rhetoric on contraception

Source: Jill Stein for President

Dr. Jill Stein responded this morning to the current controversy over contraceptive services with the following statement:

“The framing of the recent contaceptives controversy is deliberately divisive and misleading. The Republican presidential candidates who are pushing this issue should be ashamed of themselves for seeking votes in this way. It’s time to stop the overblown Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

Jill Stein: Stein hails WA marriage law, calls for Obama to support equality

Source: Jill Stein for President

As Governor Gregoire signed a new equal marriage law into effect in Washington state today, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein hailed the act by pressing for uniform recognition of equal marriage rights for all couples across the nation.

“Now that seven states will have stopped discrimination against same-sex couples, it’s clear that equal marriage rights are here to stay. But it’s simply not acceptable that Read more »

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Feb 14 2012

Bill Still: Not so fast Mr. Johnson

Source: Still2012.com


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Good morning from Washington. I’m Still reporting on the economy. Read more »

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