Daily Archives: June 10, 2010

Wayne Allyn Root Endorses Rob McNealy

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

2008 Vice Presidential Candidate Supports Rob McNealy for CD6

Aurora, CO – June 9th, 2010 – Rob McNealy, candidate for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, is proud to announce that 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate Wayne Allyn Root has officially endorsed him.
In his formal announcement, Root said, “There is a new face in Colorado politics and his name is Rob McNealy.… Read more ...

Texas Libertarians to pick candidate for governor

Naureen Khan in the Austin Statesman:

The Libertarian Party of Texas is hoping to kick-start its most successful election cycle to date, beginning with the party’s convention this weekend in Austin.

The state Libertarians will select their candidate for governor and other statewide offices Saturday and make revisions Sunday to the party platform, which is focused on smaller government, lower taxes and more personal liberties.… Read more ...

Some North Dakota Libertarians qualify for November ballot

Ballot Access News:

North Dakota held a primary on June 8. The three qualified parties were Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian. Two Libertarians ran for statewide office. They each got enough votes in the open primary to qualify for the November ballot.

North Dakota is the only state in which a ballot-qualified party cannot nominate candidates in its own primary unless its candidates (whose names are printed on the primary ballot) poll a minimum number of votes.

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LA Times reports on the downside of Prop 14, but only after the election

Ballot Access News:

The Los Angeles Times has this article about California’s Proposition 14, which focuses on some of the flaws in the measure. The story is a surprise, because before the election, everything in the print version of that newspaper was overwhelmingly favorable to the measure.

LA Times: Politicians, analysts question new open primary system

Backers believe Prop.… Read more ...

First Independent Candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina May Have Qualified for Ballot

Ballot Access News:

On June 10, Wendell Fant submitted approximately 30,000 signatures to be on the North Carolina ballot as an independent candidate for U.S. House, 8th district. Approximately 17,000 signatures are required in that district. The formula requires 4% of the registered voters of the district to sign. See this story.… Read more ...

Nader proposes reviving Congressional Office of Technology Assessment

Posted by Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

When the Republican Gingrich devolution took over Congress in 1995, it stripped the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) of all its funding and left it a shell with no experts to advise committees and members of Congress.

Whereupon Congress was plunged into a dark age regarding decisions about trillions of national security, offshore oil drilling, transportation, energy, health, computer, biotech, nanotechnology and many other executive branch programs in science and technology.… Read more ...

June 30 Hearing in American Independent Party Internal Court Battle

Ballot Access News:

On June 8, a hearing was held in Solano County Superior Court, California, on the lawsuit over the identity of the state officers of the American Independent Party. The attorney for the faction that nominated Alan Keyes for President in 2008 asked for more time, so there will be another hearing on June 30.… Read more ...

Texas Democrats Sue Green Party, get Temporary Restraining Order to Prevent Green Ballot Access

Ballot Access News:

On June 10, the Texas Democratic Party filed a lawsuit in state court in Austin, seeking a court order to prevent the Green Party from certifying the names of its nominees to the Secretary of State. See this story. The case is probably called Texas Democratic Party v Texas Green Party.

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Ken Block Post Debate Press Release

Email from Moderate Party of Rhode Island Candidate for Governor Ken Block to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Ken Block at Debate:
“No More Kicking the Can down the Road” on pensions, budget, job creation.
Warwick, RI–At tonight’s debate, Ken Block shared his vision for a new Rhode Island. Block outlined his plan to clean up and fix the state in a way the recycled politicians have failed to do.… Read more ...

Greens support lawsuit, consider initiative to nullify Prop. 14

Greens support lawsuit, consider initiative to nullify Prop. 14; Measure is a clear example of how big money buys California elections, charges Green Party gubernatorial nominee

(Distributed by the Green Party of the United States, http://www.gp.org)


For immediate release: June 9, 2010

Erika McDonald, Spokesperson, 415.337.1499, emcdonald@cagreens.org

Derek Iversen, Spokesperson, 323.481.8984, diversen@cagreens.org
Cres Vellucci, Press Secretary, 916.996.9170, cvellucci@cagreens.org

SACRAMENTO (June 9, 2010) – The Green Party of California’s gubernatorial nominee Wednesday called the passage of Prop.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘America’s Bread And Circus Society’

Posted by 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin at ChuckBaldwinLive.com:

The Roman poet Juvenal (circa 100 A.D.) wrote regarding the way latter-day Roman emperors retained power and control over the masses that were seemingly more than happy to obsess themselves with trivialities and self-indulgences while their once-great-and-powerful empire collapsed before their very eyes.… Read more ...

Alabama Constitution Party Likely on Ballot in One U.S. House District

Ballot Access News:

The Alabama Constitution Party submitted approximately 10,000 signatures so that it could be on the ballot in the First District for U.S. House. The petition is very likely to be validated, because the number of signatures submitted is almost twice the requirement. The party will nominate David Walter for Congress in the First District.… Read more ...