Tag Archives: South Carolina

American Third Party Report Interviews Bob Whitaker, American Freedom Party Presidential Nominee

From American Third Party Report

In an American Third Party Report exclusive, Bob Whitaker, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Freedom Party, answers questions about his background, political views, and presidential campaign.  Below is the transcript and audio of the interview.

  1. What is your history with electoral politics? Which political candidates have you previously supported or endorsed?
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Judge Gray Addresses Jim Webb Speculation

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I contacted Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice Presidential nominee, about an article published here on December 25 announcing that Gray planned to attend the January 3 Democratic Liberty Caucus event in South Carolina.  The event reportedly planned to feature former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, who last month opened an exploratory committee to decide whether to seek the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  … Read more ...

South Carolina Lawsuit Presents Possibility for Libertarian to Serve in State Senate

Alesandra Thornton

Stewart Flood posted this link about an interesting development in South Carolina. Posted to The Nerve
October 21, 2013

Lawsuit Challenges Kimpson’s Election as State Senator
By Rick Brundrett

A state law at the center of a controversial court ruling that kicked about 250 candidates statewide off last year’s primary ballot is once again the basis of a legal challenge – this time the special election this month to fill the Senate seat formerly held by Robert Ford.

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Why Does South Carolina Have So Many Independent Candidates in 2012?

Richard Winger explains the entire story over at Ballot Access News of the thirty six state legislative candidates in South Carolina who are running as Independents. South Carolina has not had more than three such candidates in a single election in the last twenty years.

South Carolina has 36 independent candidates for the legislature on the ballot this year, far more than it has ever had before.

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South Carolina has a Legislative Race with Only an Independent and a Libertarian on the Ballot

Reported at Ballot Access News, the South Carolina legislature will have either an Independent or a Libertarian in office.

The South Carolina ballot will contain only two candidates for State House, 26th district. They are Raye Felder, who is on the ballot as an independent, and Jeremy C. Walters, Libertarian.

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South Carolina Legislative Race Will Probably List Only Two Candidates, a Libertarian and an Independent

Found at Ballot Access News, it is being reported that there are currently two names found on the South Carolina District 26 ballot, Libertarian Jeremy Walters and Independent Raye Felder.

No Democrat ran. The Republican, Raye Felder, failed to qualify because of the May 2 decision of the State Supreme Court that disqualified all primary candidates who didn’t file Statements of Economic Interest in March.

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Constitution Party Convention Wrap-Up: Vice Presidential Candidate and Officer Elections

The Vice Presidential candidate of the Constitution Party is, as expected, outgoing national chairman Jim Clymer. Clymer is a lawyer based out of Pennsylvania who has twice run as Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania and once ran for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. He has also run for some local elections in his county.… Read more ...

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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Utah LP Endorses Gary Johnson

The Utah LP has joined the Nebraska LP and (members of the executive committee of) the South Carolina LP, as well as county parties in Snyder and Northampton counties, PA in endorsing Gary Johnson for the Libertarian Presidential nomination.

Dr. Tom Stevens quotes LP of Utah chair Jake Shannon as saying

The leadership of the Libertarian Party of Utah is excited to announce our official endorsement of Gary Johnson for the LP presidential candidacy.

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Root: ‘Devastating Rebuke for Mainstream Media’

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee 

Newt Gingrich may have won South Carolina. But this wasn’t a Newt victory, as much as it was a devastating rebuke to the national media. 

Study the poll numbers. Yes, Romney really dropped the ball with the tax return and 15% capital gains issues, but the numbers started flipping from a Romney landslide to a Newt Gingrich landslide only after the ABC television interview with Newt’s ex-wife.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Makes Local News

Robby Wells is a former college football coach and now a presidential candidate seeking the nomination of the Constitution Party. It is that latter job title that has gotten him this piece of press.

Most people in the Palmetto State know Robby Wells as the former assistant football coach at the University of South Carolina and at South Carolina State.

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South Carolina Libertarian Party Endorses Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson has received another endorsement from a Libertarian Party state party, this time from the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Libertarian Executive Committee Endorses Gary Johnson

January 7, 2012 COLUMBIA, SC – In the style of the Continental Congress, Members of the South Carolina Libertarian Executive Committee have endorsed Gary Johnson.

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