Tag Archives: Arkansas

Federal judge refuses to stop discriminatory ballot access law in Arkansas; earliest deadline ever remains in place for Libertarians to nominate

A federal judge on Thursday denied the Arkansas Libertarian Party’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow the party to add or substitute nominees for inclusion on ballots for the Nov. 8 general election. […]

[Judge] Moody said that one of the four considerations in deciding whether to grant a preliminary injunction is the plaintiffs’ likelihood of succeeding on the merits of the case.

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Arkansas Libertarians fill congressional nomination vacancy, 3 out of 4 House seats have no Democrat running

LPAR_logo_200x200Press Release from the Libertarian Party of Arkansas:

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas held a Special Nominating Convention Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Foghorn’s Restaurant in Fayetteville to fill the Vacancy in Nomination for the Third Congressional District.

Previous nominee Nathan LaFrance vacated the nomination due to taking a job out of state.Read more ...

Libertarians certified as “new political party” in Arkansas

LPARKUAR in Arkansas reports on its website that the Libertarian Party of Arkansas has been “been officially recognized by Arkansas as a ‘new’ political party” for “the third consecutive cycle.”

Late last month, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said the party submitted 11,918 valid ballot access signatures; 10,000 were required for all Libertarian nominees for statewide office to obtain automatic ballot access in 2016.… Read more ...

Arkansas Libertarians back on the ballot, LP up to 31 states for 2016


via the Libertarian Party:

The Arkansas Secretary of State declared this week that the state Libertarian Party’s petition drive was a success, enabling the LP to run partisan candidates in the 2016 elections.

The LPAR had to collect at least 10,000 signatures from registered voters within a 90-day window.

This is the third straight general election cycle that the LPAR has successfully petitioned statewide to get candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Rodger Paxton: We Are Libertarians

Roger Paxton

This was sent to the State Chairs list

February 27, 2014

We are not “Republican-light.” We are not “Democratic-light.” We are Libertarians.

It is tiresome to continually be asked why we would want to run a Libertarian candidate against a “good Republican” or “a good libertarian leaning Republican.” Would this same person ask that of the Democratic Party?… Read more ...

The Green Party of Arkansas Announces Candidates for Governor and U S Senate

Josh Drake
Josh Drake

The Green Party of Arkansas, the only progressive political party in Arkansas, today announces candidates for Governor and U. S. Senate. Josh Drake, Hot Springs attorney will campaign for the nomination for governor and Mark Swaney of Huntsville will campaign for the nomination for U. S. Senate. Both men are long time Green Party activists and former candidates for the Green Party, and each promises a lively campaign.… Read more ...

Liberty for America: Arkansas Libertarian Party is On the Ballot

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Found in George Phillies’ Liberty for America Nov 13
Arkansas Libertarian Party is on the Ballot

(Little Rock, AR) The Libertarian Party of Arkansas (LPAR) is officially a recognized political party for the second time in history and will now be able to run candidates for office in 2014.

Last month the party submitted signatures to the Secretary of State’s office in order to fulfill the requirement of collecting at least 10,000 valid signatures from registered voters in the state.… Read more ...

Free & Equal Announces Summer Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas

All Elections Shall Be Free & Equal

 

Attention All Free & Equal Supporters!

MONEY BOMB TIME!

Please UNITE together March 21 thru 25 by each
donating $5, $10, $25, $100 or more.

Free & Equal is determined to accomplish many things before the next election cycle… Starting with putting the Commission on Presidential Debates OUT OF BUSINESS! Read more ...

Former Harlem Globetrotter Elected to AR Legislature As Green Party Member

In Arkansas, former Democratic state legislator Fred Smith has won election to the State House as a nominee of the Green Party. Smith is also a former Harlem Globetrotter. Fred Smith was elected in the 50th District House race because his only opponent on the ballot, Hudson Hallum, was forced to resign from the ballot after an indictment.… Read more ...

Green Party of Arkansas Fields Slate of 14 for November Election

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

Besides Presidential Candidate Jill Stein and running mate Cheri Honkala, Arkansas voters will see Greens on the ballot for all four seats in the House of Representatives, plus two state legislative seats and 8 more local races.

Arkansas is predicting a Republican sweep of the four Congressional races.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Has Secured Nearly 75% of Allocated Delegates to Green Party National Convention

Jill Stein is one of several Green Party presidential candidates vying for the party’s nomination. The nomination is mostly determined by pre-allocated delegates awarded for winning primaries in various states. Of the 129 delegates that have thus far been allocated, Jill Stein has captrued 96.5 of them, giving her 74.8% of the total thus far.… Read more ...

Former Harlem Globetrotter Runs for Arkansas Legislature As a Green

The Harlem Globetrotters have played in a lot of places all over the United States, but small-town Arkansas really isn’t their venue. Fred Smith, former Globetrotter and Democratic legislator, has made the state his home, though. Now, after failing to qualify for the ballot as a Democrat, he has decided to run as the candidate of the Green Party in the race to reclaim his seat in the legislature.… Read more ...