Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how “unexpected” the results were.… Read more ...

Andy Craig for Congress: Libertarians Aim to Contest Milwaukee’s U.S. House Seat

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District will feature a two-party race, but unlike most of the state, the two parties involved will be the incumbent Democrats and the state’s Libertarians.

Andy Craig has secured a place on the ballot, in an election the Republicans left uncontested.… Read more ...

Video: Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Phil Anderson on WBUW-TV (Madison, WI)

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Andy Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

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Press Release from Andy Craig for Congress:

Craig for Congress: Gwen Moore demonstrates partisan hypocrisy on war and peace

From her election in 2005 until Bush left office in 2008, Gwen Moore was an outspoken supporter of ending America’s war in Iraq. She joined with other anti-war Democrats in the Out of Iraq Caucus to propose and vote for a variety of bills that would mandate the withdrawal of American forces.

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Andy Craig for Congress: Statement on Gwen Moore’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

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Press Release:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Statement on Gwen Moore’s Endorsement of Hillary Clinton

(MILWAUKEE) Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for Wisconsin’s 4th congressional district, issued the following statement in response to incumbent Rep. Gwen Moore’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President of the United States:

Gwen Moore, the professed champion of criminal justice reform, believes we should have a President whose tough-on-crime pandering in the 1990s helped bring us today’s moral crisis of mass incarceration.

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Video: U.S. Senate candidate Phil Anderson (L-WI) at 45th Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival

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Phil Anderson, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, spoke  on Sunday to the assembled crowds at the 45th Annual Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival near the state capitol in Madison. The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin also had a successful outreach booth at the two-day event.

Video c/of Miles Kristan.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians applaud Menominee marijuana legalization vote

Press Release:

Members and leaders of the state’s third-largest political party Monday applauded the result of last week’s vote of the members of the Menominee tribe to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use.

“LPWI has called for the end of victimless crimes since our founding in 1973, and we are very pleased that this vote will represent the first step in reforming Wisconsin’s outdated and irrational drug laws,” explained Andy Craig, Libertarian candidate for U.S.… Read more ...

Phil Anderson exploring Libertarian run for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin

via Facebook.

Phil Anderson of Fitchburg, WI has announced his formation of an exploratory committee to possibly run for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat in 2016, in an election currently expected to feature a rematch between incumbent first-term Republican Ron Johnson and Democratic former Senator Russ Feingold.

Anderson is a realtor and the general manager of Green Cab of Madison, a company which offers environmentally-friendly hybrid cabs. … Read more ...

Politifact WI: “Half-true” to make 100% true statements about ballot access, unless gerrymandering also mentioned

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Andy Craig at the 2015 Wisconsin Libertarian Convention

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s Politifact Wisconsin: 

Ballot laws mean only half of Assembly races are contested, Libertarian says

By Dave Umhoefer on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 at 5:00 a.m.

When state Assembly seats are on the ballot, Wisconsin voters have far fewer candidates to choose from than residents of neighboring Minnesota and Michigan, a group called Competitive Elections Wisconsin claims.

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Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...

News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country

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The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Betrayed By Silencing of Democracy Movement, Says Jill Stein

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Dr. Jill Stein, the victor in the Green Party presidential primaries, this morning issued the following statement about yesterday’s recall elections in Wisconsin:

“For over a year now, the working people of Wisconsin have been under siege by the fossil fuel, mining, and toxic chemical corporations. Yesterday’s recall election was deeply flawed.… Read more ...