Apr 30 2012

Gary Johnson Recommends that Libertarian Party Nominate Former Judge Jim Gray for Vice-President

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 30, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who is widely expected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee this year, endorsed former California Superior Court Judge Jim Gray for the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination. Gray was appointed to the Superior Court in 1989 by California Governor George Deukmejian, and served as a Judge until 2010. Gray had previously served as a Municipal Court Judge in Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Stein wins Connecticut, South Carolina

Source: Jill Stein for President

Two more key states have gone for Jill Stein. South Carolina Greens have announced that 7 of their 8 delegates to this summer’s nominating convention in Baltimore will vote for Dr. Stein. Connecticut Greens have elected 8 of their 10 delegates as Stein delegates. These announcements followed membership votes at state party conventions in each of the two states. Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Arkansas Student to Run for Congress on Green Party Ticket

Source: Green Party Watch

The Arkansas State University Herald today reports that graduate student Jacob Holloway will be running for Congress in the 1st District. Holloway, 25, worked on Abel Tomlinson’s 2008 campaign for Congress. That year, Tomlinson won 58,000 votes (21%) in a head to head match up with Republican incumbent John Boozeman. There was no Democrat in that race. Holloway ran for Jonesboro City Council in 2010, and was Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Prominent Civic Leader of Springfield Will run for Illinois State Senate as an Independent

Source: Ballot Access News

Bob Gray, the President of the Springfield, Illinois Citizens Club, will seek to run for State Senate as an independent candidate. He needs 3,000 valid signatures, due in June. He is well-known in Springfield, and in 2009 was the recipient of the State Journal-Register’s “First Citizen” award. The Citizens Club is well-known for holding regular public forums and candidate debates. Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Tennessee Legislature Passes Bill, Moving Deadline for a Newly-Qualifying Party from April to August

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 25, the Tennessee legislature passed SB 3700, which moves the deadline for a newly-qualifying party to submit a petition from April to August. Parties that qualify by the August deadline nominate by convention. The bill has an urgency clause, so it goes into effect as soon as the Governor signs it.

The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 22-9 on August 16, and passed the House 98-1. Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon Happy Being A “Caucus of One”

Source: Independent Political Report

Dan Gordon was interviewed recently by Uncovered Politics and revealed that he is very happy being a “caucus of one” within the Rhode Island legislature.

State Representative Dan Gordon made the high profile switch from the Republican to the Libertarian Party in the Fall of 2011. Since then he’s been a “caucus of one” in the State House, which has allowed him to speak and operate more freely than ever before. Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Judge Jim Gray Posts Vice Presidential Question On His Facebook Account

Source: Independent Political Report

Judge Jim Gray has occasionally posted on his Facebook account, which has over 1200 friends. Tonight, less than ten minutes ago, he posted this question as a status: What would you think of Judge Gray running for Vice President?

So far, responses have all been positive, though that is to be expected. IPR has put in an email to Judge Gray and is awaiting a reply. Presumably this is the Vice Presidential Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Goode Tells Virginia Newspaper He’s In It To Win It, Lauds Ron Paul’s “will to cut”

Source: Independent Political Report

Congressman Virgil Goode is considered a dark-horse candidate for the Presidency of the United States, and that’s putting it kindly, but that does not mean he doesn’t have hopes of running a competitive candidacy and even winning.

Virgil Goode said his bid for the presidency is an “uphill battle,” but it is one he can win.

Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount, was nominated Saturday by the Constitution Party to run Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

George Phillies: What Should The Libertarian Party Do? part one

Source: Independent Political Report

George Phillies wrote this article for the April edition of Liberty for America. It is quite long; hence, only the first half is here. The second will be posted over the weekend. He is running for Treasurer for the Libertarian National Party. The new officers will be chosen at the convention in Las Vegas, May 2 to 6.

As a candidate for our Party’s National Committee, as Treasurer, I think it important to Read more »

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Apr 30 2012

Libertarian Party of Oregon Legal Case: Amended Complaint From Tyler Smith, Counsel for Reeves Group

Source: Independent Political Report

In the interest of keeping everyone who is watching the Oregon LP situation updated, here is the pdf of the amended complaint filed by Tyler Smith, attorney for the Reeve faction, who are suing Wes Wagner and his group over the Oregon LP situation. This was filed onApril 20, 2012.

First Amended Complaint
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