Constitution Party chairman reports on ballot access progress

News release from the Constitution Party, August 22nd, 2016:

PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL CHAIRMAN

Dear Fellow Patriot:

We have some great news to share with you! We received word this past two weeks that Washington State, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Louisiana are now ballot qualified.  Ohio, Iowa and Tennessee have turned in their petitions with well over the number required so they are all looking good. … Read more ...

TLR: Gary Johnson Guarantees Mitt Romney a Place in His Administration

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

The following was originally published at The Libertarian Republic yesterday (via Joshua Fauver at ATPR):

On Saturday, in an interview with Deseret News, Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson asserted that Mitt Romney would play a part in his eventual Presidency. Said Johnson, “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.”

He continued on to state that he has no specific position in mind for the 2012 Republican nominee.

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Interview with James Hedges, Prohibition Party nominee for President

by Peter B. Gemma

636062593429901186-CPO-NHG-080616-JIM-HEDGE-01The Prohibition Party was founded in 1869 and is the third oldest party behind the Republicans and Democrats. They have fielded presidential candidates in every election every cycle since 1872. The Prohibition Party had its heyday during the years 1882-1916, when candidates were elected to Congress, state legislatures, and changed the outcome of the 1916 presidential election.Read more ...

Green VP Ajamu Baraka Decries “Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana”

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Ajamu Baraka

From GP.org, August 21st, 2016:

Green Party VP Candidate Ajamu Baraka Decries Intolerable Neglect of Flood Victims in Louisiana

Crucial Context: The Floods in Louisiana

When Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast 11 years ago, the entire world bore witness as the homes of the primarily poor and black residents of the region washed away.… Read more ...

David Earl Williams III, potential 2018 LP Illinois statwide candidate, interviewed by IPR

On August 20th, 2016, David Earl Williams III, a write-in candidates for Congress in Illinois’ 9th district, delivered a speech to a meeting of the Illinois Center Right Coalition at the Niles Public Library. Williams, whose 2014 GOP primary campaign in the same congressional district garnered 14,158 votes (47.6%) and received coverage from such media outlets as We Are Change and The Young Turks, is affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Illinois, and although he was an ardent supporter of Austin Petersen in the LP nomination process, Williams is committed to casting his vote for Gary Johnson in November, just as he did four years ago coming off the heels of his grassroots activism in support of Ron Paul.… Read more ...

George Phillies analyzes Gary Johnson’s campaign spending for July 2016

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Gary Johnson

George Phillies is a longtime Libertarian Party activist who presently serves as the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts. Phillies publishes a newsletter called Liberty for America, which is devoted to news about the Libertarian Party. He released his newsletter’s latest special report today; it is a breakdown of Gary Johnson’s campaign spending for July 2016:

Liberty For America
Special Report
August 21, 2016

Gary Johnson 2016 financials for July–analysis of his FEC filings.… Read more ...

Kent McMillen speaks to the Illinois Center Right Coalition

Kent McMillen, the Libertarian Party’s U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, delivered a speech to a meeting of the Illinois Center Right Coalition yesterday at the Niles Public Library. McMillen answered questions from those in attendance after his speech. Beginning his address with an anecdote relating to the futility of people thinking they have only two “major party” choices in an election, he transitioned into discussing education, fiscal responsibility, social issues, gun rights, Social Security, his personal qualifications and which one of the high profile libertarians of the past influenced him the most in terms of libertarian ideas, as well as his views on other issues.… Read more ...

Press release: Socialist Party Presidential Ticket Will Be on Michigan Ballot

Socialist Party of Michigan:

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The Presidential Ticket Will Also Be Joined by Socialist Party State House Candidate Michael Anderson (70th district)

For Immediate Release
August 7, 2016
Official Presidential Campaign Website: www.rev16.us

LANSING – The 2016 Socialist Party USA presidential campaign of Emidio “Mimi” Soltysik and vice presidential running mate Angela Nicole Walker will be included among the six presidential tickets appearing on Michigan’s ballot this November.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of New Mexico Issues Resolution: Right to Self-Defense and to Firearms

OldLPNM_Logo_Yellow-200x200The Libertarian Party of New Mexico joins the Libertarian Party of Colorado in issuing a resolution on the rights to self-defense and firearms as follows:

Resolution: Right to Self-Defense and to Firearms
WHEREAS, Libertarians affirm that self-defense is an inherent and unalienable human right; and

WHEREAS, the Platforms of the National Libertarian Party (LNC) and the Libertarian Party of New Mexico oppose all laws at any level of government restricting, registering, or monitoring the ownership, manufacture, or transfer of firearms or ammunition; and

WHEREAS, the Platforms of the LNC and the Libertarian Party of New Mexico affirm the right of due process, and deny the legitimacy of “victimless crimes”; and

WHEREAS, the government has steadily encroached upon these rights by illegitimately regulating and restricting access for firearms and ammunition, and may further seek to deprive people, who have been convicted of no crime, of their inherent right to full self-defense by denying their civil and inherent rights to obtain firearms and ammunition; therefore

BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of New Mexico opposes any policy which would deny access to any firearms or ammunition to any person solely for being placed on any government watch or no-fly list, and reaffirms its call to repeal and oppose any existing or proposed firearm and ammunition regulations.… Read more ...

Augustus Invictus: My First Address as Chair to the Libertarian Party of Orange County

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Augustus Invictus is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida and the chairman of one of the state’s county affiliates, the Libertarian Party of Orange County. He posted his first speech to the group on Facebook on August 18th, 2016:

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ATPR Exclusive: Interview With Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Zoltan Istvan

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The following interview with Transhumanist Party presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan was conducted by ATPR editor Adam Seaman and published on ATPR on August 16th, 2016:

1. Q: I love your platform. It is different, it is futuristic, it’s trailblazing. You want to explore space and by that I don’t mean what were doing now, you want to do much, much more.Read more ...

Reform Party of New York Fielding Candidates for the 2016 Elections

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Press release from the Reform Party

Bohemia, New York – The Reform Party of New York will field a slate of candidates for the 2016 elections. These candidates will include challengers for local, state and federal offices. Last year, in 2015 the Reform Party of New York fielded 2,000 candidates.… Read more ...