Jun 03 2012

Gov. Gary Johnson On May Jobless Numbers: Government Killing Jobs

Source: GaryJohnson2012.com

June 1, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – Saying the May jobless numbers released Friday are “no surprise, given Washington’s refusal to cut spending and get out of the way of growth,” Libertarian presidential nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today called on Congress and President Obama to “take a break from the campaigning and deal with the fact that the federal government’s bankruptcy is killing American jobs.” Read more »

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Jun 03 2012

Green Party Presidential Race Updates (June 1)

Source: Green Party Watch

Last weekend, three more state Green Parties determined their Delegate support for the Presidential Nominating Convention:

  • The Iowa Green Party has four Delegates, and the results of their presidential preference ballot was a slight lead for Jill Stein, resulting in two Delegates each for Jill Stein and Roseanne Barr.
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    Jun 03 2012

    US Senate Candidate Colia Clark on Indian Point Nuke Plant (Video)

    Source: Green Party Watch

    Colia Clark, Green Party candidate for US Senate in New York, spoke at an NRC meeting about the Indian Point nuclear reactor.



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    Jun 03 2012

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution Covers Green/Constitution Party Ballot Access Case

    Source: Ballot Access News

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this article about the lawsuit filed law week by the Green Party and the Constitution Party, over Georgia’s ballot access restrictions for President. No statewide petition in Georgia, for president or any other office, has succeeded in Georgia since 2000. It is somewhat unusual for major newspapers to cover ballot access lawsuits when they are filed. Generally there is no publicity until and unless Read more »

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    Jun 03 2012

    Rasmussen Poll Finds 63% of Voters Believe Current Election System Discourages Alternative Political Parties

    Source: Ballot Access News

    On June 1, Rasmussen Polls released partial results of a poll conducted on May 30-31, which included the question, “Does the current election system discourage third party challengers?” 63% of likely voters said “Yes”, and only 24% said “No.” The other 13% were undecided.

    The same poll asked “Who should pay for the primary elections used to select Read more »

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    Jun 03 2012

    North Carolina Legislative Leaders Will Allow a Vote in Senate on Ballot Access Bill if Two Conditions Are Met

    Source: Ballot Access News

    The North Carolina ballot access improvement bill, HB 32, could pass the Senate this month if two conditions are met. The bill passed the House last year. If a majority of the House Republican Caucus agrees that the bill should get a vote in the Senate, and if a majority of Senators on the Senate Judiciary say they support the bill, then the Senate President, Senator Phil Berger, will bring up the bill in the Senate. Thanks to Jordon Read more »

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    Jun 03 2012

    SurveyUSA Poll on California U.S. Senate Race Includes All 24 Candidates

    Source: Ballot Access News

    SurveyUSA has polled the U.S. Senate race in California, and has included all 24 candidates in its poll. See the results here. Incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein has 42%, and no one else has more than 4%. 24% are undecided. Even though SurveyUSA is to be commended for doing such an inclusive poll, one wonders whether it is possible to do an accurate poll for a race like this, in which 19 candidates are at or below 2%. The Read more »

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    Jun 03 2012

    Alaska Republican Legislator Will Run for Re-Election as an Independent Candidate

    Source: Ballot Access News

    According to this story, three-term Alaska State Representative Kyle Johansen will run for re-election this year as an independent candidate. He had previously been elected as a Republican.

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    Jun 03 2012

    Lyndon LaRouche Supporter Wins Texas Democratic Primary for U.S. House

    Source: Ballot Access News

    Kesha Rogers, a supporter of Lyndon LaRouche, appears to have won a narrow victory for the Texas U.S. House Democratic nomination in the 22nd district. The district is south of Houston. The vote is Rogers 3,659; K. P. George, 3,553. However, these are unofficial results, although all precincts have reported.

    Rogers won the same nomination in 2010. In the 2010 Democratic primary she had two Read more »

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