The Libertarian Party of Kentucky will reconsider its endorsement of Senate candidate Sonny Landham Wednesday evening, just days after initially disassociating their party from his bid. This news comes after the office of Kentuckyâ€™s secretary of state announced yesterday that Landham would need 5,000 new petition signatures to secure ballot access to run as an independent.
In perhaps the most desperate sounding e-mail solicitation yet this election cycle, third party Libertarian candidate Bob Barrâ€™s campaign manager sent out a plea today to supporters to raise $15,000 each day this weekâ€”or else.
Under the subject line, â€œHave I said or done something to offend you?â€ Russ Verney writes, â€œYou see, I have to report that unless we receive and immediate cash infusion of $85,000, our progress will stop dead in its tracks.
Apparently someone did get around to asking Bob Barr some substantive questions when he made an appearance at Netroots Nation. Ed Brayton (Dispatches from the Culture Wars) asked Barr if he would now, as Libertarian candidate, repudiate his 1999 attempt to prohibit the practice of Wicca, a neo-Pagan religion, on military bases.
The July 29 issue of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania daily newspaper, the Patriot-News, has this editorial. It calls for cancelling the costs that had been levied against Ralph Nader, from his 2004 petition challenge process. Nader has never paid the $81,102.19 that was charged to him, to pay for the costs incurred by the people who challenged his petition.
SKCM Curry was named as Campaign Manager for the McKinney-Clemente Power to the People campaign. Curry had been actively seeking the Vice Presidential nomination, but seems quite content working in this role with the campaign.
There is a great post about Curry on the Wilderside that goes into great depth into her background and strength as an organizer.
The little town of Morega, CA in Contra Costa County is the site of a show down between pro-growth and moneyed land-owners against anti-sprawl â€œopen space advocatesâ€ in town, including the townâ€™s Mayor, Green Party member Lynda Deschambault, whose term is up this year.