Jun 29 2012

State Court is Adjudicating Who is the True Chair of the Connecticut Independent Party

Source: Ballot Access News

A state court will soon decide who the actual chair of the Connecticut Independent Party is. See this story, which gives the details. The Independent Party of Connecticut is ballot-qualified for some offices, but not others. This is because, in Connecticut, a party is automatically ballot-qualified for all offices in which it received at least 1% of the vote in the last election. Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

New Hampshire Secretary of State Decides Not to Give Libertarian Party its own Party Column, Even if it Successfully Qualifies

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 20, the New Hampshire Secretary of State, Bill Gardner, said that the only parties that will have their own party column on the November ballot this year are the Republican and Democratic Parties. He said all other candidates will be in the “Other” column. However, he is aware that the Libertarian Party is working hard on its petition to be a “political organization”, which requires 13,698 signatures by August 8. The party is Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

Over Two-Thirds of Incumbent South Carolina Legislators Have No Major Party Opponent

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this Associated Press story, there are 148 incumbents running for re-election to the South Carolina legislature, and 105 of them have no general election opponent from the opposing major party. However, no one knows yet how many independent candidates will qualify for state legislative races.

The story also says that approximately 50% of general election voters in South Carolina Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

Washington State, and Washington Grange, Ask U.S. Supreme Court Not to Hear Top-Two Open Primary Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 22, Washington State, and also the Washington State Grange, each asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear the Democratic Party and the Libertarian Party lawsuit against the top-two open primary system. The case is Washington State Democratic Central Committee v Washington State Grange, 11-1263 and 11-1266. Here is the state’s brief. Here is the Grange brief. Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

Arizona Republic Runs Op-Ed in Opposition to Top-Two Initiative

Source: Ballot Access News

The June 23 Arizona Republic has this op-ed opposing the Arizona top-two open primary initiative. It is authored by Ed Phillips, who was a State Senator 1990-1994 but who is better known in Arizona as a television commentator. Here is more information about Phillips.

Click here to read Ballot Access News comments on this article

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Jun 29 2012

Terry Michael, former DNC press secretary, endorses Johnson

Source: Independent Political Report

In a Reason.com article published today titled, “Former Democratic Party Press Secretary Supports Gary Johnson for President: The former New Mexico governor is the only choice for those who favor liberty at home and abroad,” former Democratic National Committee Press Secretary (1983-1987) and current director of the Washington Center for Politics and Journalism, Terry Michael, announces his intention to vote for Gary Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

JohnsonFest?: To appear at BOTH PaulFest and FreedomFest

Source: Independent Political Report

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Governor Gary Johnson and Vice-Presidential running mate Judge Jim Gray are scheduled to speak at BOTH Paul Festival and Freedom Festival 2012 near Tampa Florida August 24 to 27.

Paul Festival organizers announced earlier today:

Johnson and Judge Jim Gray Confirmed to Speak: CHICAGO, IL – Paul Festival Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

New Johnson ad: “Choice, it’s what’s for dinner.”

Source: Independent Political Report

War in Afghanistan?

Obama : Yes.

Romney: Yes.

Governor Gary Johnson:

Bring our troops home NOW. Read more »

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Jun 29 2012

Virgil Goode profiled in the New American

Source: Independent Political Report

The New American put up a detailed article and analysis of Virgil Goode’s record in Congress from his early years as a Democrat to when he left office as a Republican.

Labeled “Mr. Independent” by his home newspaper in Virginia, the Richmond Times-Dispatch, former six-term Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has demonstrated a willingness to change parties when his principles did not comport with his party. Goode Read more »

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