Tag Archives: Scott Walker

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 ...

LPWI Assembly Candidate Jordan Hansen Delivers Response to Walker’s State of the State Address


From from Jordan Hansen for 54th State Assembly, via the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin:

Scott Walker’s State of the State Address was one mostly filled with political filler; a speech filled with 25 minutes of facts and half-truths about the “successes” of the last few years of Republican leadership. The final 15 minutes, however, was full of new policy proposals, some good and some bad, meant to “Move Wisconsin Forward.”

One of these “successes” was his commitment to “continue to weed out waste, fraud, and abuse to make government more effective, more efficient, and more accountable.” Certainly this is something that everyone can agree with in theory, but, on paper, Walker and the Republicans have shown this to not be the case.Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians respond to Scott Walker announcement

via LPWI.org:

Scott Walker has officially joined the race for President.

We’re often asked to give a Libertarian assessment of the Governor, from those outside of Wisconsin wondering if he lives up to the hype as a small-government, free-market, fiscal conservative. We ran candidates against him in 2010 and 2014 (but not in the recall), and in doing so we’ve heard a lot of complaints that the national media has yet to latch onto.… Read more ...

Jill Stein: Why a big win in Madison is a big win for us all

Jill Stein was the 2012 Green Party presidential nominee. The following is from Green Party Watch.

When Cheri and I ran for office last year, one of our main goals was to build the Green Party and to inspire new leaders to run for office as Greens. Great news! We are succeeding.… Read more ...

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 ...

Gary Johnson Polling 6% in Wisconsin, Mt. Everest Moneybomb Reaches Halfway Mark

Reason-Rupe conducted a survey recently in the state of Wisconsin which covered a number of issues, including favorability ratings of local government, the Scott Walker Recall Election, and the Presidential election in the state–with polling in that last contest including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson.

Although this article says that Gary Johnson received 5% in the survey, this link directly to the poll results says 6% is the actual number.… Read more ...

NY Green Party Selects Peace Sign as Ballot Symbol

As posted by Ian Wilder at onthewilderside.com:

Greens Rule Out Fusion, Will Run Their Own Candidates

Since receiving the ballot line, Greens have run in three elections. Alex White received 9 percent of the vote in a three-way special election for Mayor of Rochester on March 29. Jason West, a Green Party member running on the village party Cooperative line, recaptured his position on May 3 as Mayor of New Paltz after a four years out of office.… Read more ...

Green Party activist Edy: The Green Party taking money from Republicans (or Democrats) a bad thing?

Email from Green Party activist Edy:


Forward this around the country!! Thanks!!

So I had a conversation online and the question came up if it would be un-Green like to take money from Republicans in order to help fund a campaign. Ralph Nader didn’t do it in his 2000, 2004 runs to give you some perspective, but what about the rest of the Greens?… Read more ...

Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy officially announces Green Party run in NY-26

OnTheWilderSide reports:

The Green Party of NY State has officially nominated Ian Murphy as its candidate for upcoming special Congressional election in the 26th District. The Green Party said it wanted to provide an alternative to the anti-worker, pro-war, pro-corporate, anti-environmental agenda of the Democratic and Republican Parties. The special election will be held May 24, 2011.

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Buffalo NY: Greens, Conservative and Independence Parties Endorse Candidates for Special Election

From an article by Jill Terreri in the Democrat & Chronicle:

The Green Party has selected Ian L. Murphy, editor of the irreverent Beast web site, based in Buffalo, to be its candidate for a special election in the 26th Congressional District…

Murphy, of Amherst, gained national attention last month following a phone call he placed to Wisconsin Gov.… Read more ...

Independent, Green Party, and Tea Party candidates set to shake up Western New York district special election after Republican Congressman resigns in sex scandal

Following the sex scandal driven resignation of Republican Chris Lee in NY-26, Scott Walker’s prank caller Ian Murphy (see previous IPR story) is described by Steve Peoples at Roll Call as “likely to capture the the Green Party ballot line” according to state Green Party co-chairman Peter LaVenia:

“The local out in western New York has talked to a number of different candidates, and they forwarded the recommendation,” LaVenia said.

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Peace and Freedom Party: Solidarity with Wisconsin’s Workers and Students

Posted on February 22, 2011 by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party:

The Peace and Freedom Party stands in solidarity with Wisconsin’s worker and student demonstrations. We demand:

* The Wisconsin Legislature kill the bill that would deny collective bargaining to state workers
* Governor Walker refrain from calling in the National Guard or police
* Education and union jobs are a right
* Cancel interest payments to the banks
* Tax the rich and their corporations

We applaud the workers and students of Wisconsin for leading the way in a “people’s filibuster” while Democrats hide out to deny a quorum to the Republicans.… Read more ...