Author Archives: HumbleTravis

British Green May Face “Exclusion” Over Gay Marriage Vote

A Green Party member of the Brighton and Hove City Council in Sussex has drawn criticism from other members of her party for voting against a motion in support of gay marriage. Councillor Christina Summers supports civil partnerships but is opposed to gay marriage for religious reasons.

Councillor Summers has received criticism in the form of emails and at least one call for her expulsion from the party.… Read more ...

Former Reform Party Member Advances As A Republican

Republican Dan Roberts will face Democratic candidate Jared Huffman in the general election. Roberts earned 15% of the vote in the “top two” primary for the congressional race in California’s 2nd congressional district. In a biographical article about Roberts, the Marin Independent Journal noted his earlier connections to smaller political parties:

“…Roberts, who had left the Republican Party to join Ross Perot’s Reform Party, couldn’t re-register as a Republican in time to qualify for the June 8, 2010 primary.

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Thomas Friedman Suggests David Walker As An Independent Presidential Candidate

In his New York Times column, Thomas Friedman expresses an interest in seeing a “smart independent” candidate participate in the presidential debates in order to “make Obama and his Republican opponent better.” The person he suggests could play this role is former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker. In the article, Walker praises the presidential campaigns of Ross Perot:

“He woke up the American people to the truth about our fiscal situation in clear, concise and compelling terms.Read more ...

Richard Mack’s Work With Third Parties Draws Criticism

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack is running for U.S. Congress in Texas’ 21st district as a Republican. He is scheduled to speak at a Lincoln Day dinner in Idaho next month. Mack’s history of participation with other political parties has become an issue for 14 members of the Kootenai County Republican Party, who wrote a letter to their Central Committee Chairwoman regarding the selection of Richard Mack as a speaker.… Read more ...

Richard Mack Will Run For Congress in TX-21

Former Sheriff Richard Mack has announced that he will run for Congress as a Republican candidate in Texas’ 21st Congressional District. Mack is perhaps best known as a gun rights activist and as a speaker on the role of law enforcement in America. Mack was the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona in 2006.… Read more ...

Krikorian Files As A Democrat in OH-02

The Hamilton County Ohio Board of Elections website shows that David Krikorian will be running as a Democrat in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District. Krikorian previously ran as an independent candidate in 2008 and was endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Ohio. He earned over 17% of the votes in that race, making him the most successful independent congressional candidate in the country during that election cycle.… Read more ...

Christina Tobin Joins O’Connor Congressional Campaign

According to a recent press release, Christina Tobin will be managing the campaign of Dan O’Connor in New York’s 12 congressional district. O’Connor is challenging incumbent Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic Party primary.

Tobin has a long history of work on ballot access and election reform issues and founded the Free and Equal Elections Foundation in 2009.… Read more ...