Tag Archives: third party candidates

A Third Party Activist Suggests: Make Election Day Nov 8, 2011 “Party Transfer Day”

Kimberly Wilder writes: The following post and FaceBook page is from my husband and co-blogger, Ian Wilder. He is a Green Party member who created a nonpartisan FaceBook page to encourage a switch out of the Democratic Party and Republican Party.

Story at onthewilderside.com: here.

The FaceBook Page for “Party Transfer Day 11/8/2011” is: here.Read more ...

Nader makes a list of potential presidential candidates

(excerpt from) Politico
Ralph Nader pines for Michael Bloomberg, Jim Hightower, others
By Alexander Burns | 10/11/11 12:46 PM EDT

…In a video interview, Nader said Bloomberg’s money would make it possible for him to take a stand against the two-party system…

“I’d like to see Bloomberg run. I’d like to see Jim Hightower run.

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Rochester, NY Special Election for Mayor: Green Party candidate receives 9%

from Green Party Watch

Unofficial results show Green Party candidate Alex White finished third with 9% of the vote in the special election for Mayor of Rochester NY. White, a small business owner, ran a spirited campaign that was based on strong ideas.

From the Democrat & Chronicle:

White, 47, took pride in garnering more than 2,000 votes, saying it was about as he expected and it “gives us something to build on.” The political newcomer ran on the Green Party line.

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North Carolina Libertarians ‘Bloody But Unbowed’

Liberty Point:

Libertarian candidates consider election defeats a learning experience, prepare for the next election.

Although the results of the 2010 election were a disappointment for North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates because they were not elected, several consider it a very good learning experience and preparation for future campaigns.

Dr. Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Ohio on their progress

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

LIBERTARIANS CONTINUE TO GAIN GROUND IN OHIO

Republicans won the 2010 mid-term elections based primarily on a huge resurgence of public interest in Libertarian platforms of smaller government involvement and common sense fiscal conservatism. While the tidal wave of Republican enthusiasm has swept the GOP back into power, they weren’t the only party to make significant gains on Tuesday, states the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s Political Director Michael Johnston.… Read more ...

Liberty Point: Win or lose, Libertarians make a difference

Brian Irving at Liberty Point:

North Carolina’s Libertarian candidates are optimistic that regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, their campaigns have made a difference. They are optimistic because of the reaction they’ve received from voters unhappy with the two major parties.

“Voters are quite polarized this year, so my results are going to depend on turnout of unaffiliated and disenchanted Republican voters, plus a low Democrat turnout,” said Lon Cecil, candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

What Think Ye of “Sore Loser” Third Party Candidates?

Word comes that Bill Walker (see comment 11), who lost the Republican primary for Governor of Alaska , has contacted the Alaska Independence Party about possibly appearing on the AIP ballot line. I made the following comment (edited somewhat) in the comments section and thought it would be a good subject for all to discuss.… Read more ...