Tag Archives: Milwaukee

Andy Craig for Congress: Libertarians Aim to Contest Milwaukee’s U.S. House Seat

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District will feature a two-party race, but unlike most of the state, the two parties involved will be the incumbent Democrats and the state’s Libertarians.

Andy Craig has secured a place on the ballot, in an election the Republicans left uncontested.… Read more ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

From her election in 2005 until Bush left office in 2008, Gwen Moore was an outspoken supporter of ending America’s war in Iraq. She joined with other anti-war Democrats in the Out of Iraq Caucus to propose and vote for a variety of bills that would mandate the withdrawal of American forces.

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Reformers for ballot access rally to demand change from Wisconsin state legislators who ran unopposed 

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A press release concerning a project I’m working on with a group of libertarian activists in Wisconsin, via Wisconsin for Our America Initiative. -ac 

For Immediate Release
Friday, January 29, 2016

Reformers for ballot access rally at capitol to demand change from state legislators who ran unopposed 

Outraged by a process that keeps too many legitimate candidates off the ballot in Wisconsin elections, a coalition of reformers will be meeting at the Wisconsin State Capitol on February 17, 2016 for their second annual Lobby Day, to demand state legislators who ran unopposed in 2014 act now to ease Wisconsin’s restrictive election laws.… Read more ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Statement on Gwen Moore’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

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Press Release:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Statement on Gwen Moore’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

(MILWAUKEE) Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, issued the following statement in response to incumbent Rep. Gwen Moore’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States:

Gwen Moore, the professed champion of criminal justice reform, believes we should have a President whose tough-on-crime pandering in the 1990s helped bring us today’s moral crisis of mass incarceration.

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Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

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Press Release via the Libertarian Party of Milwaukee County:

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

For the past two decades, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has exercised a monopoly on organizing general election debates between candidates for Governor and Senator. In that time, they have not once allowed any candidate other than the Republican and Democratic nominees to participate.… Read more ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Statement on Dan Sebring (R) declining to run again in 2016

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Dan Sebring, the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Republican nominee in the 4th Congressional district, announced on Tuesday that he would not be running against Gwen Moore again in 2016. Libertarian candidate Andy Craig of Milwaukee issued the following statement on the news:

“Dan’s three campaigns showed what an opponent of Gwen Moore can accomplish with limited resources, and also the limits of what such a campaign can do while being dragged down by the ‘Republican’ label.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians applaud Menominee marijuana legalization vote

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Members and leaders of the state’s third-largest political party Monday applauded the result of last week’s vote of the members of the Menominee tribe to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use.

“LPWI has called for the end of victimless crimes since our founding in 1973, and we are very pleased that this vote will represent the first step in reforming Wisconsin’s outdated and irrational drug laws,” explained Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Politifact WI: “Half-true” to make 100% true statements about ballot access, unless gerrymandering also mentioned

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Andy Craig at the 2015 Wisconsin Libertarian Convention

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Politifact Wisconsin: 

Ballot laws mean only half of Assembly races are contested, Libertarian says

By Dave Umhoefer on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

When state Assembly seats are on the ballot, Wisconsin voters have far fewer candidates to choose from than residents of neighboring Minnesota and Michigan, a group called Competitive Elections Wisconsin claims.

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Hari Travedi’s Quixotic Campaign for Governor in the Recall

Tonight all of the news is swirling around the recall effort of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Tom Barrett is the Democratic candidate and polling shows Barrett has, in recent weeks, closed the gap. However, a little-known third party candidate has loaned himself $100,000 in the final week of the campaign to pay for advertisements and is hoping to make a splash.… Read more ...

Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Evergreen Libertarian: Let’s put the teachers in charge

Michael H. Wilson at Evergreen Libertarian:

The standoff between the Republicans and the Democrats in Wisconsin over the unions has managed to capture a significant portion of the news and now is spreading to Ohio, Indiana and elsewhere. Teachers are a large portion of the government employees involved. Caught in the middle of all of this are the students whose schools have been closed in some cases and the taxpayers who have to foot the bill.… Read more ...

Wayne Root Editorial: “It’s Time for a REAGAN Moment: Wisconsin Teachers– “YOU’RE FIRED!””

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian” 

Ronald Reagan stood up to the Air Traffic Controllers and in response to the threat of a strike simply fired them all. Can you imagine? Air Traffic Controllers- unique individuals with rare and valuable skills, thought irreplaceable, fired en masse.… Read more ...