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Constitution Party of Iowa Holds Convention, Nominates Candidates

Steve Hoodjer reports here, at the Iowa Freedom Report, on the Constitution Party of Iowa’s recent state convention.

The Constitution Party of Iowa held its first convention on May 22 in Grinnell.  For the first time in its history, the party has nominated candidates for Governor and Congress.  Rick Phillips will be the party’s nominee for Govenor and Ted Hee his running mate.  In the 2nd Congressional District, Navy veteran John Tack of Cedar Rapids joins a crowded field of more-or-less pro-liberty candidates for Congress.  But as Ron Paul says, “the more, the merrier” because the freedom message will get out to lots of voters.

The Constitution Party nominee for President in 2008, Pastor Chuck Baldwin, received 4,445 votes in Iowa to finish in 5th place statewide behind the Republicrat ticket of Obama/McCain, Independent Ralph Nader, and Libertarian Bob Barr.  The Phillips/Hee ticket will need 1,500 signatures to secure a place on the November ballot and must poll 2% in order to establish the Constitution Party as a major party and secure ballot access for 2012.

There has also been rumors that former GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats might run as an independent.

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  1. one more reason to ditch the Democans and the Republicrats:

    By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Writer – 28 mins ago – WASHINGTON –

    President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to soothe rocky relations on Tuesday, declaring that any talk of a rift is unfounded. Obama said the U.S.-Israeli bond is “unbreakable.”

    “The United States is committed to Israel’s security,” Obama said as the two leaders addressed reporters in the Oval Office. “We are committed to that special bond. And we are going to do what’s required to back that up, not just with words, but with actions.”

    [Lake: no matter how many yearly $3B checks to Jerusalem it takes. No matter how many hefty Jewish bribes, er, ah, um, love letters to American officials it takes.]

    For the Israeli leader’s part ….. he said that reports of the demise of the U.S.-Israel relationship are “flat wrong.” There’s a depth and richness of this relationship that is expressed every day,”

    [Lake: handing Obama, my Yokohoma Momma, a sealed, blank envelope ……..]

  2. Steve Steve July 6, 2010

    Thanks for reposting my story and linking to my site! For everyone else interested, Iowa Freedom Report aims to cover the mid-major parties so the msm doesn’t have too. We also cover liberty-leaning activists within the major parties.

  3. Hey site administrators, cash that ‘Human Rights’ group’s check quickly. Or have them fire their web master.

    They offer freebies and then do not allow space for a municipal and state address!

    A lose lose situation. Pissed off potential allies (or at least freebie grubbing cheap skates) and dumb assed profile of offering organization!

    2010 is not 1945! USA out of the UN? May be, may be not!

    UN out of USA and or NYC! You betcha!

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