Jun 12 2012

Town Hall with Judge Jim Gray & Special Guest Rob Kampia

Source: GaryJohnson2012.com

Wednesday Night: Town Hall with Judge Jim Gray & Special Guest Rob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 PM PDT/ 7:00 PM MDT/ 8:00 PM CDT/ 9:00 PM EDT

Please join Judge Jim Gray, Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, for an online Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Peace & Freedom Party Candidate for California State Senate Polls Impressive Write-in Vote

Source: Ballot Access News

At California’s June 5 primary, incumbent State Senator Loni Hancock was the only name on the ballot in the 9th district, which includes Berkeley, much of Oakland (both in Alameda County) and adjoining parts of Contra Costa County, including El Cerrito and parts of Richmond. California still permits write-ins in primaries, and two minor party members filed as write-in candidates. Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Jim Antle: Goode Enough for Paul Supporters?

Source: Independent Political Report

Antle has a post up at American Spectator asking if Paul supporters will be willing to support Virgil Goode. It is referencing Antle’s Goode article at The American Conservative that is linked to in a post below.

So who would the Ron Paul supporters angry at Rand Paul for his Mitt Romney endorsement rather vote for? For the more conservative among them, a candidate is Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Missouri Constitution Party’s Lt. Gov Candidate Cynthia Davis Receives Right to Life Endorsement

Source: Independent Political Report

Cynthia Davis is a former Republican state legislator from Missouri, but this year she is a Constitution Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Yesterday she received the endorsement of the Missouri Right to Life Committee, which is the first endorsement from the state’s Right to Life committee of a Constitution Party candidate. The endorsement can be read here. Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Daniel Larison on Virgil Goode and Iraqi WMDs

Source: Independent Political Report

Jim Antle’s article on Virgil Goode (post below) is the occasion for this Daniel Larison blog post. Larison is skeptical.

The Constitution Party is often the default third party alternative for antiwar conservatives. If one wants to vote only on foreign policy and civil liberties, the Libertarian candidate will usually be acceptable (though that wasn’t really the case in Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Jim Antle’s New Article on Virgil Goode at The American Conservative

Source: Independent Political Report

Jim Antle has a new article on Virgil Goode in this month’s issue of TAC.

During the Republican primaries, conservatives turned to one candidate after another to be the right’s alternative to Mitt Romney: Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and finally Rick Santorum. One by one, their campaigns fizzled. Now, with the nomination in Romney’s grasp, conservatives seem to have run out of choices. Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Americans Elect Revises its Web Page

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 11, Americans Elect revised its web page, www.americanselect.org. Until today, the webpage had posted the number of “clicks” for each presidential candidate and draft choice. That tally has been removed. Instead, Americans Elect has a new, brief message, essentially thanking many of the individuals and groups that worked on the project. The site also says, “See you in 2013″. Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Los Angeles Times Carries Joe Mathews Op-Ed on Top-Two Open Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

The Los Angeles Times has this op-ed by Joe Mathews about California’s top-two open primary experience. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link.

Also see this story in Capitol Weekly, by Amy Wong. And see this Marin Independent Journal story by Brad Breithaupt. Both of these two news stories focus on the exclusion of minor parties from the November ballot.

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Jun 12 2012

Tennessee Files Opening Brief in 6th Circuit in Green Party-Constitution Party Case

Source: Ballot Access News

Tennessee has filed this brief in the 6th circuit, in Green Party of Tennessee v Hargett, 12-5271. This is the ballot access case filed by the Green Party and the Constitution Party in July 2011. The parties won in U.S. District Court on February 3, 2012, and the state is appealing. The hearing in the 6th circuit will be July 25 at 9 a.m.

The state’s brief doesn’t seem to explain why the state is asking that the two parties be Read more »

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Jun 12 2012

Progress: DE, TX, MN, NJ, PA plus six more!

Source: Jill Stein for President

If last week you were watching the Green Party for signs of progress, you would have seen us surging forward. Not only did Dr. Stein clinch the presidential nomination with her big win in California, but on Saturday she sealed the deal with 80% of the vote at the state convention of the Texas Greens. Stein has now won 203.5 of 304 delegates at the national convention. Read more »

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