Apr 04 2012

Barr & Stein Address DC Statehood Meeting

Source: Green Party Watch

Both candidates skyped into a meeting of the Washington DC Statehood Party this weekend:


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Apr 04 2012

Article on a Possible Ron Paul Third Party Run

Source: Independent Political Report

Here is the story. Via Lew Rockwell.

In light of the campaign’s low number of delegates and low position in the polls, Ron Paul supporters are coming up with a Plan B: a third party run. Volunteers with Grassroots for Liberty, a Ron Paul Super PAC, called supporters Friday asking for donations and floating the idea of a third party bid launched at the Republican National Convention in Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

Van Jones Attacks Libertarians as “Bigots”

Source: Independent Political Report

I saw this story on the Facebook page of Robert Butler. The story is from The Blaze. I think Jones has small l libertarians more in mind, but I figured this would make for an interesting discussion nonetheless.

In a venomous speech this weekend, notorious ex-Obama aid Van Jones went on a hate-filled rant against “cheap patriotism” and “libertarians,” calling out his free-market Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

New Mexico is on the Green map

Source: Jill Stein for President

This morning, the Stein campaign announced that nearly 4500 signatures of registered New Mexico voters have been collected and submitted to place the Green Party on the ballot in that state. This represents an excess of 50% over the minimum required for ballot status.

The signatures were collected by volunteers and staff organized by the Stein campaign in Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

Early Returns Show Jill Stein Defeating Roseanne Barr in District of Columbia Green Party Presidential Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

Here is a link to the District of Columbia Election Board’s web page. Early returns show Jill Stein (the only name on the ballot) polling more votes than the total number of write-ins, in the Green Party’s presidential primary. Presumably the great bulk of write-ins are for Roseanne Barr.

The web page (at 1:20 a.m. eastern time) was showing these totals: Stein 200 votes; 99 Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

Oklahoma Ballot Access Bill Shows Signs of Life

Source: Ballot Access News

Oklahoma has two-year legislative sessions. Last year, the Oklahoma House overwhelmingly passed HB 1058, to ease the number of signatures for newly-qualifying parties, but for an entire year, the bill has not made any headway in the Senate. However, it appears the Senate Rules Committee will hear it on April 4, Wednesday, late in the day. The Senate Rules Committee Chair, Senator Rob Johnson, apparently supports the bill. Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

Starr: Wiener Enters Race for LP Vice Presidential Nomination

Source: Independent Political Report

Wiener Announces Bid for Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Nomination

As a member in good standing of the Libertarian Party since 1972, Daniel Wiener today announced his willingness to be drafted as the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee. Prior to his current service on the Libertarian National Committee, Wiener’s personal profile included stretches as Newsletter Editor, Executive Committee member, Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

George Phillies: No Debate Planned Between National Chair Candidates at Convention

Source: Independent Political Report

Found on Facebook

I have just received word that due to ‘scheduling constraints’ there will be no debate between national chair candidates.

Those of you around in 1998 will recall that the chair debate was decisive in determining who was the next national chair — with disastrous consequences for our party.

We have had debates at every event since. The lack of a debate should be seen for what Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

2008 GP Prez Candidate writes about Trayvon Martin and the international struggle against US lawlessness

Source: Independent Political Report

An e-mail statement from
Cynthia McKinney
March 31, 2012

The U.S. Tolerates Domestic Extra-Judicial Killings, Persecution, Racial Discrimination, and Genocide: Justice for Trayvon Martin Also Means Joining the International Struggle Read more »

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Apr 04 2012

Jay Anderson: An Open Letter to the Members of the Constitution Party from a Roman Catholic Pro-Life Independent

Source: Independent Political Report

There was a link to this blog post posted by the author on the CP Debate thread at Ballot Access News. Here is an excerpt. I’ll post the whole thing if I can secure Mr. Anderson’s permission.

Update: Having received the gracious permission of Mr. Anderson, his whole open letter is now posted below. Read more »

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