Progressive Party candidate Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf running in Missouri’s 7th House District

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Webcartoonist and activist Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf pits his wit against big party dollars.
Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf isn’t your typical comic book artist. “I’m using Op-Ed style comics to reach voters” explains Ladendorf who is running as a Progressive in the race for the house seat for Missouri’s 7th district. The medium allows Ladendorf to be more playful with his message, and he is having fun with it. In the introduction of his campaign site,, the candidate is wearing a mousekateer hat and his icon for discussing gun control is an M-16 on a leash with spiked collar. Even with this ‘edu-taining’ approach the candidate takes on some serious topics such as abortion and abolishing the federal reserve. Ladendorf is quick to point out “The site will continue to grow with the campaign. I have more to say and I’ll draw on this reservoir of additional issues as soon as the artist in me deems them presentable.”

Ladendorf has his work cut out for him. The Progressive Party isn’t as recognizable as the major parties and has the additional restriction of not being able to accept donations from special interest. Ladendorf will use the comedy circuit and the internet with a strong message to level the playing field. “I’m planning on hitting a lot of open mics until momentum takes over and I can speak at bigger venues. I haven’t done a lot of public speaking but I predict my town hall meetings are going to be reminiscent of the ‘A Night with Kevin Smith’ series”

7 thoughts on “Progressive Party candidate Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf running in Missouri’s 7th House District

  1. Dave Schwab

    Yeah, the site is cool. I think this should be filed under Green Party, if this is the same Progressive Party of Missouri affiliated with GPUS.

  2. Green Party fan

    This is the Green Party state affiliate in Missouri.

    Thanks for the story.

    Applause to the Green Party that just keeps adding to the number of fine candidates recruited and put on the ballot.

    The Green Party continues to be more and more inclusive, and assertive on the ballot.

    Great work Green Party!

  3. Third Party Revolution

    We here at Third Party Revolution endorse Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf in his campaign for Missouri’s 7th Congressional District, along with many other third party and independent candidates seeking public offices nationwide, ranging from local to federal levels.

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