May 31 2012

Virgil Goode Comments on Birtherism

Source: Independent Political Report

On the May 24 post about birther Orly Taitz‘s endorsement of American Independent Party (AIP) presidential candidate Laurie Roth, some IPR readers/contributors wondered about the views of fellow AIP candidate and current Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode on birtherism.

A reader named “just asking”, asked: Read more »

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May 31 2012

Libertarians Get Involved in Texas’ Republican Primaries

Source: Independent Political Report

Sheriff Richard Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, and was a Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona in 2006, recording almost 50,000 votes for 3.16%. Now, however, Mack is a Republican candidate in Texas’ 21st Congressional District, running to unseat incumbent Lamar Smith.

In the 14th District there is an open Republican primary to replace retiring incumbent Ron Read more »

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May 30 2012

Gary Johnson Polling 6% in Wisconsin, Mt. Everest Moneybomb Reaches Halfway Mark

Source: Independent Political Report

Reason-Rupe conducted a survey recently in the state of Wisconsin which covered a number of issues, including favorability ratings of local government, the Scott Walker Recall Election, and the Presidential election in the state–with polling in that last contest including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Although this article says that Gary Johnson received 5% in the survey, this link directly Read more »

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May 30 2012

Libertarian Party Nominee Barbara Howe Polls 7% in North Carolina Gubernatorial Election

Source: Independent Political Report

SurveyUSA is one of the most accurate polling companies in the United States, along with Public Policy Polling. Those two polling firms have also been the most reliable in terms of including third party candidates in their polls over the last couple of years. They recently polled the gubernatorial race in North Carolina and found Barbara Howe, the Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, receiving 7% of the vote. Read more »

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May 30 2012

Independent Mayor of Union City, CA, Runs for Assembly and Applies for Appointment

Source: Independent Political Report

Mark Green is the Mayor of Union City, California, and is running as an Independent for the 20th District of the California Assembly. There are three Democrats and a Republican also running in the race. Green has also applied to, and become a finalist for, the appointment to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. This article outlines how Mark Green’s name could appear on the ballot twice in November. Read more »

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May 30 2012

Many Conservative Party of New York Leaders Appointed to Government Positions

Source: Independent Political Report

This article details how many of the Erie County Conservative Party’s leadership has been appointed to positions in government, suggesting some sort of political gamesmanship. The article, found here, focuses on the Erie County Conservative Party.

Of the 32 people listed on the Conservatives’ Executive Committee — not counting Lorigo — 26 hold or have held a government job, or a spouse holds or has held a Read more »

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May 30 2012

Oregon Working Families Party Plays Major Role in Defeating State Rep. Mike Schaufler

Source: Independent Political Report

The Oregon Working Families Party is a sister-affiliate of the Working Families Party of New York, but it is a party which has yet to live up to the New York affiliate’s accomplishments. However, the party did play a role in a recent election through effective organizing and getting involved in Democratic primaries.

However, the party certainly found a role for itself in Tuesday’s primary when it helped Read more »

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May 30 2012

Virgil Goode Opposed to Agenda21, NDAA, Globalism, and North American Union

Source: Independent Political Report

In this interview, conducted by a reporter with the group called USWGO, Virgil Goode answers questions regarding a wide variety of questions, including Agenda21, National Defense Authorization Act, the North American Union, Illegal Immigration, and the TSA.


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May 30 2012

Libertarian Brett Bittner Faces No Opposition In Campaign to Join Local Board of Education

Source: Independent Political Report

Brett Bittner is essentially now an elected member of the Marietta County Board of Education. With qualifying closed, he is facing no opposition in his campaign. Bittner is the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Georgia and, unless a strong write-in candidate emerges, will be the third elected official in Georgia.

However, this is a special election, so Bittner will be forced to stand for re-election in Read more »

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May 30 2012

Former Mayor Jack Doyle Runs In CA’s 52nd Congressional District As Independent

Source: Independent Political Report

Jack Doyle was the Mayor of Santee, California, for eight years. The city is situated in California 52nd Congressional District and Doyle is now running in the race to replace Rep. Brian Bilbray as an Independent.

Doyle said he is running for Congress because “we are at a tipping point in our country with both the economy and the level of our national debt.” He is running as an Read more »

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