Apr 03 2012

John Wayne Smith: The LP is Dying

Source: Independent Political Report

Found on Facebook, and posted here with permission from Mr. Smith

I guess that I should elaborate on some of my remarks made at the Tennessee LP state convention last weekend.

The Libertarian Party is dying and has less than 5 years to continue to exist as a national political party. Forty-five years is a long time for a value based political party to exist. Read more »

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Apr 03 2012

Americans Elect Presidential Candidates Respond to the Entrance of Rocky Anderson

Source: Independent Political Report

Several of the candidates for the Americans Elect presidential nomination were asked to respond to former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson’s decision to enter the race.

As of March 29, Anderson, who is the nominee of the Justice Party is second among announced candidates with 1,104 supporters.

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer leads all announced candidates with 2,520 Read more »

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Apr 03 2012

Fort Worth Star-Telegram Story on Texas Libertarian Party 2012 Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has this story about the Libertarian Party’s candidates in Texas in 2012. Even though the party has over 100 candidates for federal and state office, the story reveals that the party would have had more, except that redistricting uncertainty made it difficult to recruit candidates, especially for the state legislature.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Apr 03 2012

Wisconsin Greens Local Elections Today

Source: Green Party Watch

April 3, 2012 is election day in Wisconsin for non-partisan local offices.

Seven Wisconsin Greens are up for election today – 5 are incumbents, 5 are running unopposed:

Leland Pan – Dane County Board Dist. 5
Katheryn Kienholz – Polk County Board Dist. 6 (Incumbent) Read more »

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Apr 03 2012

Jill Stein – Roseanne Barr Contest in Green Party District of Columbia Presidential Primary Makes News

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 3, the District of Columbia holds presidential primaries for the Republican, Democratic, and Statehood Green Parties. The only name on the Green Party presidential primary is Jill Stein. However, Roseanne Barr is conducting a write-in campaign. The Green Party has 4,121 registered members in D.C. According to this story, the Barr campaign is using robocalls to ask Green Party registrants to cast a write-in vote for Barr. Read more »

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Apr 03 2012

Cynthia McKinney Plans to Run for Congress as a Green Party Nominee

Source: Ballot Access News

Cynthia McKinney has told Atlanta Progressive News that she will attempt to get on the ballot for U.S. House, 4th district, this year, as the Green Party nominee. See this story. Also see this story. She needs almost 19,000 valid signatures. She also must pay a large filing fee (2% of the annual salary) and each petition sheet must be notarized. The people who do the notarization work must not be petition circulators themselves. Read more »

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