Daily Archives: October 20, 2010

Update on Tancredo Money Bomb

The following is from the Tancredo campaign:

At midnight tonight, my Road to Victory Money Bomb comes to an end.

Tomorrow morning, my campaign manager – Bay Buchanan – will make our final media purchases.

My campaign a still far away from her original goal, but I have some wonderful news:

Due to a technical issue, the Money Bomb ticker did not count a large number of donations.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle on Baldy & The Blonde radio show

Posted by Staff at LP blog, October 1:

On September 29, LP Chair Mark Hinkle appeared on the "Baldy & the Blonde" show on WGSO radio in New Orleans. Part of the discussion was about our recent statement about the Republicans’ "Pledge to America."

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Libertarian Party blog: NTU (National Taxpayers Union) added to Liberty Links

Mark Hinkle at Libertarian Party blog, October 3:

I am, once again, please to add another web link on our Liberty-Links web page: www.ntu.org

The National Taxpayers Union has been long time advocate for the U.S. taxpayers.

I’ve been a member for at least a couple of decades.

If you want to keep up with tax policy in Congrees, this is the organization for you.… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge: ‘The new Libertarian test – how will you score?’

Posted by Rachel Hawkridge at LP blog on October 3:


Who has one of the year’s best political ads for third party and independent candidates (so far)?   
     See "Most Aggressive Challenge to a Major Party Rival"


Who is Florida’s first Libertarian Senate candidate?

  1. Rachel Hawkridge   
  2. Arianna Halgren      
  3. Alex Snitker    


Who will be in a U.S.… Read more ...

Libertarian Travis Irvine for Congress: ‘The Third Finger’

The latest video from Libertarian Travis Irvine for Congress in Ohio. H/T IPR reader Be Rational in comments on a previous post.

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Ballot Access News: 82% of Voters Will See at least One Libertarian on their Ballots

Ballot Access News:

There is at least one Libertarian on the ballot across the U.S, in areas containing 81.9% of the voters, for the November 2010 election. The Libertarian Party, as is usual in midterm years, is on the ballot in more places than any other minor party.

For 2010, the equivalent percentages for other leading minor parties are: Green, 54.6%; Constitution, 39.0%; Working Families, 8.8%.

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Veteran Buffalo News Political Columnist Suggests Libertarian Warren Redlich Won the Gubernatorial Debate

Ballot Access News:

Donn Esmonde, long-serving political columnist for the Buffalo News (Buffalo’s only daily newspaper) has this column about the New York gubernatorial debate of October 18. The column suggests that Warren Redlich, the Libertarian nominee, had the best performance of any of the seven candidates.

Previously at IPR:

Think 3 Institute: Turning Inclusive Debates into ‘Reality’

Jimmy McMillan video goes viral: one million plus views

More Media Reactions to 7-party New York Gubernatorial Debate, and Kimberly Wilder’s eyewitness account

NY Governor Debate: Minor Party Candidates Steal The Show

Opinion from the blogosphere: The Real Face-offs in the 10/18/10 NY Guv Debate


In NY: Six Way Governor Debate Announced (Paladino’s participation was not confirmed at that time).… Read more ...

Green Change: Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

On Monday October 18 Green Change issued a press release entitled “Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood” announcing that 110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.… Read more ...

Illinois Green Party to protest exclusion of Rich Whitney from debates

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Even after Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney got over 10% of the vote in 2006 and established the Green Party as a major party under Illinois law, the Illinois League of Women Voters is refusing to let Whitney debate the Republican and Democratic candidates in Chicago on Wednesday, October 20th.… Read more ...

Arkansas Green candidates for Governor, US Senate polling at 3.5, 4%

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The City Wire reports on a new poll including Arkansas Green Party candidates Jim Lendall for governor and John Gray for US Senate:

In the U.S. Senate race, Boozman’s margin over incumbent U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln has shrunk to 13 points as he now holds a 49-36% lead.

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Think 3 Institute: Turning Inclusive Debates into ‘Reality’

Samuel Wilson at Think 3 Institute:

The aftermath of Monday’s inclusive New York gubernatorial debate, which spotlighted all seven candidates who’ll appear on the November ballot, raises questions about the need for balance between inclusiveness and seriousness. The talk of the night and day after the debate, when not focused on the two major-party candidates, focused on James McMillan, the flamboyant candidate of the “Rent is 2 Damn High” party, who was said to have stolen the show with his eccentric appearance and mantric insistence on the driving issue of his campaign.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: ‘Cable’s Free Airtime Project’

Posted at peaceandfreedom.org:

Every four years, the League of Women Voters and the California Channel on cable TV collaborate on the production of a series of interviews with candidates for statewide office, the Board of Equalization, and the appellate courts. This year’s effort is called Cable’s Free Airtime Project 2010.… Read more ...