Tag Archives: US House

Independent Raymond V. Davis III Running for US House in West Virginia

Emailed to IPR:

New Martinsville, WV, September 9, 2011 – Raymond V. Davis III is an Independent who is running for the US House of Representatives. His campaign platform is focused on methods to help create jobs in West Virginia. Mr. Davis believes the way to create full employment is to build up existing small businesses and to create a tax exemption for new businesses for the first five years.… Read more ...

US House District 36-CA: Candidate Claims “Marijuana Will Be Legal In 2012”

From a media release by the Collett campaign:

Candidate Steve Collett Uses California’s Legalization Momentum to Draw California Voters to his Campaign.

On Saturday, Steve Collett announced his candidacy for Jane Harman’s vacated seat for the 36th US Congressional District. Bruce’s Beach was used as a backdrop for the would be Representative to announce his candidacy to supporters and media alike.… Read more ...

NY: Tea Party Groups Vow to Run Third Party Candidate in Special Congressional Election

From Roll Call via Third Party and Independent Daily:

New York state Assemblywoman Jane Corwin was chosen Monday to be the GOP’s representative in the special election to replace Rep. Chris Lee (R) in the Empire State’s 26th district.

The nomination of the establishment favorite, while celebrated by local Republican officials Monday night, drew an ominous warning from western New York tea party activists who immediately vowed to pursue a third-party candidate.… Read more ...

Thomas Hill: The libertarian message is peace – be it and live it

by Thomas Hill

BURNET, Texas (Feb. 23) – Since I signed on as the campaign manager of the Lee Wrights for President Exploratory Committee I’ve taken some heat from some of my radical and anarchist friends in the libertarian movement, people I love and respect, for getting involved in electoral politics.… Read more ...

Leftist observer enjoys conservative/libertarian split at CPAC, supports strengthening Libertarian Party

Lubbock Left, a blog hosted but not edited by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal:

Social conservatives and libertarians don’t get along. Here’s a FOX News opinion piece about the recent CPAC Conference illustrating that point. (To my friends on the right: yes, I occasionally read FOX News, holding my nose the whole time.) Social conservatives can’t stand libertarians wanting a voice within the Republican Party, though they courted libertarians eagerly enough in the 2010 election cycle, mostly through the TEA Party concept.

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CORRECTION: Previous Story titled “Daily Paul: Ron Paul says NO 3rd Party or Independent Run” was actually from 2008 article

UPDATE: In the comments, Gene Berkman pointed out that the Daily Paul story was actually from 2008. I relied on my intermediate source, and while I did go back to the original source and read it, I did not notice the date. My apologies. If anyone has any 2012 information about Ron Paul giving a definite yes or no to a third party or independent run, please post that information and your source in the comments.Read more ...

Heath Shuler’s US Congressional bill would mandate all states use only Democrats and Republicans for redistricting commissions

Ballot Access News:

Here is the text of HR 453, the bill introduced on January 26 by North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler to require the states to use bipartisan redistricting commissions to draw boundaries for U.S. House boundaries. The bill has a special procedure for Nebraska, which has a nonpartisan state legislature.… Read more ...

Connecticut Ballot Access Bill

Ballot Access News:

Connecticut Senator Andrew Maynard (D-Stonington) has introduced Proposed Bill 778, which cuts the number of signatures for statewide and U.S. House candidates, in the general election, down to 1,000 signatures. Current law requires 7,500 signatures for statewide candidates, and signatures equal to 1% for U.S. House candidates, which is always close to 3,000 signatures in midterm years and 2,400 in presidential years.… Read more ...

Candidates endorsed by Pirate Party score in 20% range for US House, State Legislature in Oklahoma

TPID:

From the Oklahoma Pirate Party:

The Pirate Party of Oklahoma would like to take this opportunity to thank the candidates that have received our endorsements and congratulate them for standing up for democracy in Oklahoma. It takes courage to become involved in the political process, and these candidates endured hardships and time away from their families in order to bring choice to Oklahoma.

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Chicago Reader (alt weekly): ‘A Libertarian Perspective on Our Recent Election’

Lauri Apple in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly:

logo_lp_illinois_blue.png The Libertarian Party of Illinois ran a full slate of candidates this year, with a guy named Lex Green at the top of the ballot. A “Green” Libertarian? Confusing! No wonder they didn’t meet the five percent threshold required to more easily get on the ballot in 2014.… Read more ...

Post Election Analysis: Green Party House of Representatives

By Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

53 Green Party candidates appeared on the ballot this November, one more in Washington was on the ballot in the Primary, and 4 more ran write-in campaigns. Of the 54 ballot candidates, results ranged from 0.16% to 8.32%, from 157 votes to 17,545 votes.… Read more ...

R. Lee Wrights: ‘One million American voted Libertarian’

Press release from the Wrights for President exploratory committee emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

BURNET, Texas (Nov. 9) – The most significant impact of the 2010 elections is neither a mandate for the Republican Party, nor a rejection of the Obama Administration, but in the continued growth of the Libertarian vote at the local, state and national level, said potential Libertarian presidential candidate R.… Read more ...