Tag Archives: Arizona

Libertarians Get Involved in Texas’ Republican Primaries

Sheriff Richard Mack is the former Sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, and was a Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona in 2006, recording almost 50,000 votes for 3.16%. Now, however, Mack is a Republican candidate in Texas’ 21st Congressional District, running to unseat incumbent Lamar Smith.

In the 14th District there is an open Republican primary to replace retiring incumbent Ron Paul.… Read more ...

Independent Collects Almost 30,000 Signatures to Face Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is perhaps the most controversial Sheriff in America right now. He has been accused of corruption and has become a folk hero or villain amongst various groups for his “tough on illegals” approach to illegal immigration.

In 2012, Joe Arpaio is the Republican nominee for Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona, again.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Polls 9% in Arizona According to PPP

Public Policy Polling has been diligently including some third parties in their polling recently. In Arizona, Public Policy Polling ran a general election poll and included Libertarian Party nominee and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who received 9%.

One thing that could make the race more competitive in Arizona, perhaps more so than other states, is Gary Johnson’s presence on the ballot as the Libertarian candidate. 

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First Independent Legislator in Arizona Is Appointed, Not Elected

Richard Winger reports on the unusual circumstances under which Arizona gained its first independent state legislature–not by election, but by resigning and appointment.

Arizona is one of a minority of states that has never had a state legislator who wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat during the last 100 years. But on April 2, Daniel Patterson, who had been elected as a Democrat to the State House, 29th district, in 2008 and 2010, changed his registration to independent.

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Constitution Party Presidential Debate Involves Six Candidates

Saturday, March 31, there will be a presidential debate amongst six candidates seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party. The debate will be held in Lansing, Michigan at 10 a.m., at a restaurant at 3420 South Crayts Road. This event is free to the public, but seating will be limited.

The six candidates that will be attending and participating in the debate are: Susan Ducey of Kansas, former Congressman Virgil Goode of Virginia, Michael Kennedy of Maryland, J.

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Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

Arizona Greens Intend to Provide Petitioning Assistance to Other Green Parties in Southwest

From an article on www.BallotAccess.org, published on June 25th, 2011:

Now that the Arizona Green Party is safely on the ballot for 2012, due to successfully getting a ballot access bill through this year’s legislature, Arizona Greens are now organizing a search for volunteer members who will petition to restore the Green Party’s ballot status in neighbor states New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada.

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Republican drops out of Tucson mayoral race due to signature challenge, leaving only Democrat and two Greens

The Republican candidate for mayor of Tucson, Arizona has dropped out of the race due to a signature challenge on his nominating petitions.  This is of interest to third partisans for two reasons.  First, it is rare that a major party is pushed off the ballot due to signature challenges (meaning that he didn’t collect enough valid signatures on his nominating petitions in order to meet the legal requirement). … Read more ...

Another Green enters Tuscon, AZ mayoral race, possibly forcing primary

From the Tuscon Citizen:

Mary DeCamp, who ran against Ward 3 Councilmember Karin Uhlich in 2009 has also entered the race for Mayor of Tucson…

Mary got 4429 votes (6.16 % of the vote) in the Ward 3 race in 2009…

Her entry into the race could lead to a Green Party primary on August 30, as fellow Green Party candidate Dave Croteau entered the race a few weeks ago.

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In Tucson, AZ one Green enters mayoral race, another drops out to help Republican

From TusconCitizen.com:

[From a press release sent out by John McLane, the Green who dropped out:]  This humble number of registered Greens has to be accounted for. Not only for the sake of the members who have put their faith in our leadership, but for the two hundred thousand registered voters in the city of Tucson who do not believe in the Green party or our ability to create a sustainable city.

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Former Sheriff and Presidential candidate to discuss the Constitution, death penalty and medical marijuana

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Free and Equal:

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik are giving a joint presentation on the Constitution at the University of Kentucky on April 23. The event takes place in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium, 401 Hilltop Avenue in Lexington.… Read more ...

Green Party Meetings This Weekend: Arizona, New Jersey

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of New Jersey is holding its 15th Annual Convention this Saturday at the Rutgers Labor Education Center from 9:30 to 4:30.

The convention will hear from Sheri Honkala, social movement leader and Green Party candidate for Philadelphia Sheriff. Also featured is Ray Stever, President of the NJ State Industrial Union Council, and leader of the One Nation, One Plan health initiative.

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