Daily Archives: January 7, 2010

The Green Party of New York State’s response to the Governor’s State of the State Speech

Repost from onthewilderside. Based on a GPNYS press release:

The Green Party of New York State calls Gov. Paterson’s response to New York State’s ongoing economic and political crisis inadequate.

In his speech Gov. Paterson named fiscal reform, ethics reform, and political reform as the most pressing problems facing New Yorkers in 2010.

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Update on Roy Srp

Posted on the Independence Party of Minnesota website

Srp Website is up. Check it out!

by Laura Kundsen

Mayor Roy Srp’s Senate District 26 special election website is up and running. The election is just four weeks away on January 26th. WIth your support, this is the start of a ground breaking year for the Independence Party.… Read more ...

Ted Weill, Reform Party Presidential Nominee in 2008, Died on November 20, 2009

From Ballot Access News:

Ballot Access News has just learned that Ted Weill died on November 20, 2009, age 84. He was the 2008 presidential nominee of the Reform Party, although he only appeared on the ballot of his home state of Mississippi. He had been a leader of the Reform Party in Mississippi ever since the party had been formed in 1995.… Read more ...

Massachusetts: Independent Tim Cahill Picks Ex-GOPer For Lieutenant Governor

By Reid Wilson
National Journal

MA Treas. Tim Cahill (I) has picked a former GOPer to serve as his running mate during his 3rd-party (sic) bid for GOV.

Cahill will tap ex-state Rep. Paul Loscocco as his running mate, choosing a conservative after several other candidates rebuffed his advances. At least 3 other candidates — including state Sen.… Read more ...

Anybody’s Game: Utah’s Independent Candidates for Congress 2010

Though it is considered a Republican Party stronghold, the state of Utah is noteworthy for its high percentage of registered independents, who constitute a majority of registered voters. As Richard Winger reported at Ballot Access News last year:

The Utah state elections office has released a registration tally. The results: Republican 589,326; Democratic 132,011; Libertarian 3,181; Constitution 2,203; independent and other, 772,997.

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Judge orders Libertarian Party of Washington State to repay over $16k in legal fees

Posted in the Seattle Times by Mike Carter:

The Washington state Republican and Libertarian parties have been ordered by a federal judge to repay more than $70,000 in fees they were awarded years ago during the litigation over the state’s two-party primary.

The Libertarians, the GOP and the Democrats had joined to sue the state over the “top-two” primary system implemented with the passage of Initiative 872.… Read more ...

Georgia Libertarian Polls 9.14% for State Senate in 4-Candidate Race

Ballot Access News:

On January 5, Georgia held a special election to fill the vacant State Senate seat, 22nd district. Georgia special elections put party labels on the ballot, but parties don’t have nominees. Individuals file by paying a filing fee, but no petition is needed. Three Democrats and one Libertarian appeared on the ballot.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Joe Kennedy appears on 96.9 “Boston Talks” radio show

Posted at LP blog:

Libertarian Party candidate Joe Kennedy was recently on a radio debate on 96.9 "Boston Talks" radio show.  He is contending for the late Edward Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special election that will be held on January 19th, 2010.

You can view the video of the debate below.  Joe’s closing remarks begin at 2:30 in the video. 

Kennedy also recently released a new position paper on cutting spending and reducing taxes.  You can view this paper here:  http://bit.ly/5GRGNa


Previously on IPR:

Joe Kennedy updates: debate, candidate issue comparison, youtube ad, position paper on spending and taxes, Wayne Root endorsement Posted by Paulie 1/6

Massachusetts 3-Candidate radio debate draws equal publicity for all three candidates posted by Cody Quirk 1/5

Massachusetts: Independent Libertarian Joe Kennedy participates in third of five debates posted by Paulie 1/5

Previously on IPR: Rasmussen Pretends Joe Kennedy Does Not Exist Posted by d.… Read more ...

New York: Libertarians may have governor candidate

Adirondack Daily Enterprise

A Guilderland town board member and two-time Congress candidate with an Albany law practice is considering seeking the Libertarian and Republican nominations for governor.

Warren Redlich said Tuesday that he had originally considered running for attorney general as a Libertarian, given his legal background and experience.… Read more ...

GA: Independent Conservative to Begin Petition Drive for Congress

Access North GA reports that independent conservative Eugene Moon will begin his ballot access petition drive in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District.  From Moon’s campaign website:

The Georgia ballot access law for U.S. House is the most unique in the nation. The state requires 21,685 signatures or 5% of the total number of registered voters in the 9th district, along with a check for around $6,800 dollars (non-refundable).

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With Senator Dodd out of the race, Connecticut Greens still want Nader to run

h/t Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch –

Hartford, CT-Green Party of Connecticut officials announced today that they are still pushing for Ralph Nader to enter the U.S. Senate race, despite the announcement of Senator Dodd’s retirement. Tim McKee, a Green Party spokesperson said “Thousands of people are asking Nader to run and are willing to commit to money and volunteer time if Nader seeks the Green Party nomination.… Read more ...