[Jane] Kim helped organize the now defunct San Francisco People’s Organization, a coalition of more than three dozen left-leaning groups that emerged as an offshoot of then-Supervisor Matt Gonzalez’s unsuccessful run for mayor in 2003. She lost her first race for school board in 2004.
Government-printed ballots in the United States were first created in 1888, and almost from the start, opponents of new and minor political parties started manipulating the ballot access laws to keep certain parties off the ballot. The first such instance was in Nevada, when the 1893 legislature increased the petition requirement for new parties and independent candidates to 10% of the last vote cast, in a vain attempt to keep the Peoples (Populist) Party off the ballot.… Read more ...
Hugh Giordano, a 26-year-old, Roxborough native and food workers’ union organizer for UFCW Local 152, ran on the Green Party ticket against Democrat Lou Agre for a seat in the 194th. He lost, but garnered 18 percent of the vote (23 percent in Philly)—an unprecedented number for a third-party candidate.
I will interview Mik Robertson tomorrow night on IPR Radio at 9:00 EST.
Mik Robertson is the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania. He has served in several local offices, including Chair of the Licking Township Board of Supervisors and Vice-Chair of of the Clarion County Sewage Association. In addition, he has run for elected office several times, including runs for the State House and Senate.… Read more ...
Dan Halloran ran for office as a fusion candidate with the Conservative, Libertarian, and Republican Parties. In addition, he attended the 2010 Libertarian National Convention and has spoken before the Queens LP in the past.
As the title suggests, an Associated Press story about the growing influence of the Green and Conservative Parties – through their better ballot placement – since the 2010 election ran in several newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal:
The big winners after November’s elections were the state’s Conservative and the Green parties.
Ralph Nader has run for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate, and more recently as an independent. The message below was sent out as an e-mail announcement to Nader lists, and also appears on his nonpartisan website,www.nader.org.
Pharmaceutical Industry Fraud
By Ralph Nader / Monday, December 27.… Read more ...
Edward “Weedman” Forchion, a perennial political candidate in Burlington County, says he will keep running for office until lawmakers get the message that sticky ickies should be decriminalized.”The law is wrong and I am right,” Forchion said by phone from Oakland, Calif.
“The state of New Jersey has made a mistake in classifying marijuana as just a criminal substance.”
In this article in New York Magazine, Christopher Beam lays out the many paths followed by libertarian activists in recent years. Be warned: there is significant editorializing near the end of the article. Nevertheless, it presents many interesting facts, some of which may be interesting to third party politicos. A snippet:
That’s how conservative politics is played—talk shrinkage, do growth.