Daily Archives: March 23, 2009

A wide open debate in St. Louis, Missouri

from STLtoday.com/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Slay to face challengers in mayoral debate
By Jake Wagman / March 23, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Mayor Francis Slay will face independent candidate Maida Coleman in a debate next week sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Green Party* nominee Elston McCowan and Libertarian Robb Cunningham have also agreed to participate.

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In Arkansas, Democrats again vote down inclusive debate bill

(excerpt from) Arkansas News
Panel again rejects bill to require inclusive debates
By John Lyon /Posted March 23, 2009

LITTLE ROCK — For the second time, the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs voted down a bill today aimed at heightening the profile of third-party and independent political candidates.

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Political activist Randy Credico seeks “honest politician”: May run for Schumer’s seat in NY

As an interesting beginning to a possible run for U.S. Senate, political activist and comedian Randy Credico showed up at at a senate meeting in the New York Capital in a toga and sandles.  The Huffington Post described the scene:

Credico who dressed as the ancient Greek Philosopher Diogenes, rudely interrupted a Senate committee meeting in the State Capital…wearing a face mask of an old man with a very long white beard, Credico walked the room back and forth while holding a lit lantern.

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Meet Brenda Konkel – Green Party Candidate in Madison, WI

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

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Libertarian Party Poll: What should Barack Obama’s teleprompter tell him to say in his next scripted press conference?

Poll at LP.org, with current (not final) results:

What should Barack Obama’s teleprompter tell him to say in his next scripted press conference?

I agree with Libertarians and will stimulate the economy and create real jobs by cutting taxes.
20% (154 votes)

I agree with Libertarians and will call for an audit of the Federal Reserve.… Read more ...

Constitution Party announces speakers for National Committee meeting

An email was just sent out reporting upon the speakers at the next Constitution Party National Committee meeting, to be held in Newark, New Jersey on June 11-13th. Amongst the many speakers are former US Representative from Virginia, Virgil Goode, bestselling author Jerome Corsi, New Hampshire state representative Dan Itse, former president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Jim Panyard, and famed Jewish Orthodox Rabbi Yehuda Levin.… Read more ...

The text of Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin’s letter to Governor Jay Nixon

We reported recently on a controversy involving a Missouri agency which released a report on the modern militia movement, citing followers of Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin as possible militia members.

While I have a policy of only linking to respectable sources, like major news outlets or scholars, I am going to link to Alex Jones’ InfoWars for the sake of linking the scans of the letter, which I consider to be an important development in this story.… Read more ...

Nebraska No Longer Recognizes Third Parties

The Libertarian Party, Green Party, and Nebraska Party (Nebraska affiliate of the Constitution Party) are no longer recognized in Nebraska, after their candidates for US Senate failed to gain more than five percent of the vote. Members of these parties will be mailed, saying their registration is changed to nonpartisan.

Members of these third parties are not happy.… Read more ...

Cindy Sheehan, political activist and Peace Mom, sets up web radio

Cindy Sheehan, author of Peace Mom, came to prominence as a mother inspired to activism for peace. Sheehan’s oldest son, Casey, was killed in Iraq.

Cindy Sheehan gradually became involved in third party politics. In 2006, Sheehan endorsed Green Party candidates Michael Berg for Congress and Malachy McCourt for Governor.… Read more ...