Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Thomas L. Knapp announces his candidacy for the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination

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IPR contributor, writer and libertarian activist Thomas L. Knapp made the following announcement today at Liberty.me:

Attn: Delegates attending the Reform Party’s 2016 national convention, July 29-31, Bohemia, New York

I, Thomas L. Knapp, hereby declare myself a candidate for the Reform Party‘s 2016 vice-presidential nomination. My declaration to this effect is pursuant to having been named as the preferred running mate of prospective 2016 Reform Party presidential nominee Darcy Richardson.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson: “The Johnson-Weld Libertarian Ticket: The Duopoly Gains an Ally”

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Darcy G. Richardson is an IPR contributor, historian, author and activist. On July 22nd, 2016, he announced that he will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, which will be decided July 29th-31st in Bohemia, New York. The following article was published on his campaign website:

As Alice famously said, things are getting “curiouser and curiouser.”

In a year of the “outsider,” it’s rather peculiar that the Libertarian Party — the country’s only nationally-organized third party expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states this autumn — is fielding a ticket comprised of two former Republican governors, neither of whom  has had a negative word to say about presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Darcy Richardson will seek the Reform Party’s presidential nomination

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Darcy Richardson

Originally published at American Third Party Report:

IPR contributor and commentator Darcy G. Richardson will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination at the party’s national convention in Bohemia, New York, which will be held  next week from July 29th-31st, this ATPR/IPR editor has learned.

In an an email sent today to this editor, Richardson said:

I’ll be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination next weekend in Long Island. 

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Ivanka Trump Wins Reform Party Primary Election

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According to the New York City Board of Elections, businesswoman Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, won the Reform Party’s primary election for U.S. Congress in New York’s 12th Congressional District.

Trump received 2 write-in votes.  Three other candidates each received one.

The 12th District includes parts of Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.  … Read more ...

Part 3: Interview with Nicholas Hensley, National Secretary of the Reform Party

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Nicholas Hensley (Photo: Linkedin)

Originally published today at American Third Party Report:

Below is Part 3 of an interview, provided exclusively for ATPR, with Nicholas Hensley, the National Secretary of the Reform Party National Committee. Part 1 of the interview was published on July 7th, 2016 and can be read here.  Read more ...

Part 2: Interview with Nicholas Hensley, National Secretary of the Reform Party

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Nicholas Hensley (Photo: Linkedin)

Below is Part 2 of an interview, provided exclusively for ATPR, with Nicholas Hensley, the National Secretary of the Reform Party National Committee. Part 1 of the interview was published on July 7th, 2016 and can be read here. 

Question: What do you think is the largest problem with politics in North Carolina?Read more ...

Veterans Party presidential candidate Chris Keniston: “Consequences of Hate and Division”

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Chris Keniston (Image: ChrisKeniston2016.com)

The following statement was written by Chris Keniston, the Veterans Party of America presidential candidate, and published on ChrisKeniston2016.com on July 9th, 2016:

If it wasn’t clear before that I’m not a politician, it will certainly be clear today.

Dallas authorities have officially concluded that Thursday night’s heinous attack was carried out by a lone gunman.

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Interview with Nicholas Hensley, National Secretary of the Reform Party

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Nicholas Hensley (Photo: Linkedin)

Below is an interview provided exclusively for ATPR with Nicholas Hensley, the National Secretary of the Reform Party National Committee. 

Question: So tell me a little about yourself. Who are you? What do you do for the Reform Party?

Answer: My name is Nicholas Hensley. I am a North Carolinian.Read more ...

New York Businessman Martin Babinec Announces Formation of Upstate Jobs Party; Launches Petition Drive

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(Note: ATPR reported today on Martin Babinec’s write-in victory in the Reform Party primary in New York’s 22nd congressional district).

From Martin Babinec’s campaign website, June 17th, 2016:

Martin Babinec Announces Formation of Upstate Jobs Party

Upstate Jobs Party promises to transform empty political rhetoric into a movement that will breathe new life into the American Dream 

 

Binghamton, New York – Independent candidate for Congress, successful businessman, serial entrepreneur, startup investor and Upstate jobs advocateMartin Babinec today announced the creation of a new independent party line – Upstate Jobs.
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Martin Babinec wins Reform Party congressional primary in New York as a write-in candidate, defeating a State Assemblywoman

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Martin Babinec

ATPR:  MadisonCountyCourier.com reported on June 29th, 2016 that Martin Babinec secured the Reform Party ballot line for Congress in New York’s  22nd congressional district via a write-in campaign. Babinec defeated the only candidate on the ballot, Claudia Tenney (who did, however, win the GOP nomination; New York permits fusion voting); according to the New York SOS Elections website, the “Opportunity to Ballot” (the write-in option Babinec was pursuing) received 18 votes, or 78.26% of the total.Read more ...

Daniel Pearson on “Jesse Ventura and Gary Johnson”

Jesse Ventura is an intriguing individual.  In 1998 he was nominated by the Reform Party of Minnesota as their candidate for governor.  Among his several prior careers were:  Navy special-forces diver; professional wrestler; screen actor; radio and TV personality; and mayor of Brooklyn Park, a suburb of Minneapolis. He has a disdain for “politics as usual,” especially when wrangling between Democrats and Republicans results in poor use of taxpayer funds. Read more ...

Reform Party member Rick Kasa Exploring Campaign in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District

June 9th, 2016, BeforeitsNews.com:

Franklin County, North Carolina (for Immediate Release) – The chairman of the Reform Party of Franklin County, Rick Kasa, has announced he is exploring an independent bid for North Carolina’s Second Congressional District. This comes at the heels of a primary that saw incumbent George Holding, who does not live in the Second District, beat fellow incumbent Renee Ellmers.… Read more ...