Tag Archives: American Party

U.S. District Court Sets May 19 Oral Argument in Kentucky Ballot Access Case

judgeFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will hear oral argument in Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, 3:15cv-86, on Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the federal courthouse in Frankfort, Kentucky. Case number 3:15cv-86. The Constitution Party is a co-plaintiff.

The issue is Kentucky’s failure to have a procedure by which a previously unqualified party can become a qualified party, in advance of an election.… Read more ...

American Party Nominates Tom Hoefling for President

6018861H/T American Third Party Report:

The American Party has nominated Tom Hoefling for president. Hoefling is also seeking the nomination of America’s Party and the American Independent Party. In 2012 Hoefling was the nominee of both America’s Party and American Independent Party, and was on the ballot in three states.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and Constitution Party of Kentucky, File Lawsuit on Definition of “Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 4, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky definition of a qualified party. The case is Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, e.d. 3:15cv-86.

Kentucky is the only state in which it is impossible for a party to ever be ballot-qualified until it polls a particular share of the vote for President.… Read more ...

Idaho Will Hold its Second Presidential Primary for a Party Other than the Republican and Democratic Parties

Scott Copeland

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Three presidential candidates have filed to be on the Idaho Constitution Party’s presidential primary ballot: Scott Copeland, Patrick Anthony Ockander, and J. R. Myers. They each paid $1,000 to be on the ballot. The primary will be March 8. Past Idaho presidential primaries were always in May, and no party had presidential primaries in Idaho in 2012; they used caucuses.… Read more ...

Eric Ostermeier: How Big a Footprint Will Drew Curtis Leave on Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Race?

Drew Curtis

From Dr. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics:

Curtis, founder and CEO of the news aggregator website Fark, has polled in the mid- to high single digits in the scant three-way surveys that have been conducted of the race to date. The independent candidate hopes to build on those numbers after being allowed to participate in a debate (to favorable reviews) with the major party nominees held in Louisville earlier this month.… Read more ...

Kentucky Likely to Have Three Candidates on November 2015 Ballot for Governor

Drew Curtis

Drew Curtis

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

This news story says Drew Curtis, an independent running for Governor of Kentucky in the November 3, 2015 election, already has 6,000 signatures. The deadline is August 11. He needs 5,000 and says he expects to have at least 8,500 by the deadline.… Read more ...

North Dakota Ballot Access Bill Loses on House Floor by Vote of 37-55

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On February 19, the North Dakota House defeated HB 1260 by a vote of 37-55. It would have eliminated the minimum vote test for a candidate to be considered nominated in a party primary. North Dakota is the only state that says it isn’t enough for a candidate in a partisan primary to poll the most votes; the candidate, even if unopposed, must also poll a certain minimum number of votes.… Read more ...

The State: American Party, Petition Candidates Take Political Stage in SC

By Cassie Cope:

The Americans hope to rise, the Greens say they are refocusing and two petition candidates have millions to throw into their own campaigns.

Thus far in 2014, that is the story of the wild card candidates — the third-party and petition hopefuls — who will be on November’s ballot, where one third party will disappear from statewide races, another is making its debut and two candidates with personal fortunes hope to make waves in the races for governor and the U.S.… Read more ...

IVN: American Party Candidate Jill Bossi Pushes Term Limits in S.C. Senate Race

By Eric Robinson

In the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, most of the focus seems to be on Senator Tim Scott’s campaign to not only be the first black senator to serve South Carolina in the Senate, but the first elected black senator in the state. In December 2012, Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint.… Read more ...

IVN: Centrist Project Voice Endorses 5 Independent-Minded Candidates

By Shawn M. Griffiths

The Centrist Project Voice, a political action committee the Centrist Project says is the first to support candidates ready to set partisanship aside and “focus on the core issues of critical importance to all Americans,” on Wednesday announced 5 U.S. Senate candidates it has endorsed, including Larry Pressler of South Dakota, who the PAC made its inaugural endorsement in May.… Read more ...

New Centrist Party in South Carolina Will Have Candidate for One U.S. Senate Election

From Ballot Access News:

South Carolina will hold elections in November 2014 for both its U.S. Senate seats. The new American Party, which qualified earlier this year, and which is a centrist party, will have a candidate for the short term U.S. Senate race. She is Jill Bossi, vice-president of the Red Cross in South Carolina.… Read more ...

New Centrist Party in South Carolina has a Bigger Student Group than Either of the Two Major Parties

From Ballot Access News:

According to this story, the new American Party of South Carolina, a centrist party, has a bigger student group at Winthrop University than either of the two major parties do. Winthrop University is in Rock Hill, and has existed since the 19th century, and is considered the best-ranked university in the state.

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