Feb 22 2012

Reform Party: Welcome to our Party, Governor Roemer!

Source: Reform Party National Committee

We are delighted to welcome former Louisiana governor and Congressman Buddy Roemer to our Party! (Yes, that’s right, he was BOTH a governor AND a Congressman – only one running with those credentials – impressive, eh?)

Governor Roemer announced today (Feb. 22) that he has left the Republican Party but will continue seeking the nomination for president of the United States – under the banner Read more »

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Feb 22 2012

Richard Mack’s Work With Third Parties Draws Criticism

Source: Independent Political Report

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is running for U.S. Congress in Texas’ 21st district as a Republican. He is scheduled to speak at a Lincoln Day dinner in Idaho next month. Mack’s history of participation with other political parties has become an issue for 14 members of the Kootenai County Republican Party, who wrote a letter to their Central Committee Chairwoman regarding the selection of Richard Mack as a speaker. An excerpt Read more »

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Feb 22 2012

Buddy Roemer To Seek Reform Party, Americans Elect Nominations

Source: Independent Political Report

From the campaign press release:

“Tomorrow, I will formally end my bid for the GOP nomination for President of the United States. As the GOP and the networks host debate number twenty-something this evening, they have once again turned their backs on the democratic process by choosing to exclude a former Governor and Congressman. I have decided to take my campaign directly to the Read more »

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Feb 22 2012

Podcast with American Third Position Party Nominee Merlin Miller

Source: Independent Political Report

AlternativeRight.com posted this podcast with A3P nominee Merlin Miller. The description reads:

Merlin Miller, the American Third Position Party’s candidate for president, joins Richard to discuss his party’s platform as well the prospects for outside-the-box and populist politics.

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Feb 22 2012

National Committee Removes all Presidential Candidates from LP.org

Source: Independent Political Report

From the Libertarian Party blog:

The candidates running for the Libertarian nomination for president have been removed per the vote of the Libertarian National Committee.

See the only one-sentence blog entry on the LP website in recent memory here.

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Interestingly, this decision is exactly the opposite of what the general membership Read more »

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Feb 22 2012

Reform Party NJ 2012 Convention Announcement!

Source: Reform Party National Committee

Attention Reformers,

The Reform Party of New Jersey will hold its 2012 State Convention on April 14th, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Library, 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, New Jersey.

The event will feature several high-profile guest speakers, including Reform Party presidential candidate Andre Barnett, as well as a meet and greet with RPNJ candidates for Congress, Senate, and local office. Read more »

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Feb 22 2012

Michigan Newspaper Story on Natural Law Party of Michigan, Which Remains Ballot-Qualified

Source: Ballot Access News

This story appeared recently in a chain of weekly Michigan newspapers, about the Natural Law Party. In Michigan, it is still on the ballot, and in 2008 it gave its presidential nomination to Ralph Nader. The story focuses on the Michigan state chair of the party, Doug Dern.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Feb 22 2012

Virginia Senate Postpones Write-in Bill Until 2013

Source: Ballot Access News

On February 21, the Virginia Senate voted to defer action on HB 1132 until 2013. Virginia has two-year legislative sessions, and is in the first year of the current session. The bill has already passed the House. It legalizes write-in votes in primaries. Virginia already allows write-ins in general elections, but not primaries.

The bill could not have taken effect in time for the March 6, 2012 presidential primary in Read more »

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