Tag Archives: US Congress

Former Florida Republican State Legislator Will be Independent Party Candidate for Congress Next Year

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, former Florida State Senator Nancy Argenziano will run for Congress in 2012 as the nominee of the Independent Party. Earlier, Argenziano had expressed a desire to be a Democratic Party nominee in 2012, but the new election law passed this year forbids anyone from running in a party primary if that person had been a member of another qualified party during the preceding year.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: What about ‘free and fair elections’ in Washington, DC?

From Nader.org:

Dear President Obama:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reflected your sentiments when she commented on the Egyptian uprising with the words “We want to see free and fair elections.”

But in the District of Columbia, where you and Secretary Clinton reside, there are no “free and fair elections” for electing representatives with full voting rights to Congress.… Read more ...

Carla Howell, Michael Cloud, Cato Institute: Not much evidence of change from new GOP Congress

From Michael Cloud and Carla Howell
The Center For Small Government

Honorable Republican Representatives,

Last year, you campaigned against President Obama’s reckless, irresponsible, ‘socialist’ budget of $3.8 Trillion.

You promised voters to roll back federal spending. To reduce the deficit. To get the federal government on the path to solvency and fiscal sanity.… Read more ...

Republican Congressman: ‘If we don’t go the right way…you will see a third party’

A freshman Congressman from Florida who associates himself with the Tea Party – not the party itself, however, which has formed in several states, including Florida – said the following in an interview with CBS:

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric speaks with three new members of the House of Representatives Rep.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Bush At Large’

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...

Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘An Open Letter to the US Congress’

Via contact.ipr@gmail.com and Free Patriot Press:

I will be sending copies of this letter to the newly elected Congressmen on January 3, 2011. If you wish to add your name to the letter you may do so online at http://www.petitiononline.com/ol112c. You are also encouraged to print and send this letter to your members of Congress.Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Election Results

Libertarian Party HQ Monday Message:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First of all I want to thank our over 800 candidates again for taking the time to run for office.

Now that we’ve all had a little time to catch our breaths after election day, we’re working to compile and analyze the results of our efforts.… Read more ...

West Hartford News profiles noted activist running as Green for Congress in CT

From the West Hartford News (read the full thing here):

WEST HARTFORD — If anything, getting arrested for snapping photos of Governor M. Jodi Rell during her 2007 inaugural parade reaffirmed a lot of political ambitions for Ken Krayeske, now a candidate for Congress in the state’s First Congressional District.

Krayeske was managing Cliff Thornton’s Green Party campaign for governor at the time, the first black gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history.

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Nicholas Ruiz III to appear on IPR Radio, Monday, October 4 at 8 PM EST

The Green Party’s candidate for Congress in Florida’s 24th congressional district will join us on IPR Radio this Monday at 8 PM EST.  His name is Nicholas Ruiz III, he is a write-in candidate, and his bio from his website is as follows:

Dr. Ruiz was born in New York City in 1970 and lives in New Smyrna
Beach, FL, USA.

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Michael Cavlan, running for Congress in Minnesota, endorsed by Ralph Nader

The following is a press release from the Michael Cavlan for Congress campaign.  He is running as an independent in Minnesota’s 5th district.

We are proud to announce the endorsement of Michael Cavlan’s candidacy for the U.S. House of
Representatives representing the 5th Congressional District of Minnesota by Ralph Nader.
Mr.
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Uncovered Politics covers independent candidate, former Congressman James Traficant

Former IPR editor Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

[Traficant] served as Sheriff of Mahoning County from 1981 to 1985 and in 1983, was charged with racketeering for accepting bribes. Traficant, who represented himself in the criminal trial, argued that he accepted the bribes only as part of an “undercover investigation” into corruption.

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