Daily Archives: July 30, 2008

Landham: back on the LP ballot line?


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 Kentucky’s secretary of state announced yesterday that Landham would need 5,000 new petition signatures to secure ballot access to run as an independent.

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George Phillies on the ballot in New Hampshire; Barr not yet

George Phillies will be on the New Hampshire ballot as a/the presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party.

Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader, and the unknown Yonyuth Hongsakaphadana have declared their intent to be on the ballot, but not yet qualified.… Read more ...

Bob Barr campaign broke?

Susan Davis reports:

In perhaps the most desperate sounding e-mail solicitation yet this election cycle, third party Libertarian candidate Bob Barr’s campaign manager sent out a plea today to supporters to raise $15,000 each day this week—or else.

Under the subject line, “Have I said or done something to offend you?” Russ Verney writes, “You see, I have to report that unless we receive and immediate cash infusion of $85,000, our progress will stop dead in its tracks.

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Bob Barr recants position on Wiccans in the military

From Nate Uncensored (excerpt):

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.

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One response to ‘spoiler’ arguments

Posted at Gails Tails

This editorial…er…analysis was in the Iowa Independent:

Independent Filing Period Begins

By John Deeth 7/28/08 6:04 AM

The filing period for third party and independent candidates trying to qualify for the Nov. 4 ballot begins Monday, and at least two independent congressional candidates could make the cut.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania newspaper editorial on eliminating ballot costs for Nader

Posted at Ballot Access News

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.

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New McKinney-Clemente campaign manager, SKCM Curry

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch

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.

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Growth, Greens, and the Mayor of Moraga

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch

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 “open space advocates” in town, including the town’s Mayor, Green Party member Lynda Deschambault, whose term is up this year.

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