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Rocky Anderson Declares for Americans Elect Nomination

Rocky Anderson declared a few months ago that he was going to run for President and form a new party, The Justice Party, in order to attain ballot access. Now, after a few months, he has decided to officially declare for the Americans Elect nomination. This does not necessarily preclude him from continuing his efforts with the Justice Party.

Rocky Anderson, the Justice Party’s candidate for President, declared his candidacy on the Americans Elect website today.  The announcement comes in the midst of the Justice Party’s effort to gain ballot access across the country.  Although the Justice Party has had some recent setbacks in ballot access acquisition, it continues to grow and expand as America’s fresh face of an independent movement calling for an end to Washington, D.C. corruption.

“Americans Elect provides a unique opportunity to third-party candidates” Anderson states. “It gives the American people the ability to select their choice for President without worrying about the corporate investors backing their campaign. Declared candidates of Americans Elect are selected based on their qualifications rather than the size of their campaign war chest.”

Anderson is a former Democratic mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, so the Americans Elect nomination would require him to pair with a vice presidential candidate who was Republican or at least a perceived right-of-center candidate.

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  1. paulie paulie April 2, 2012

    AE run is just to get him more publicity.

    Realism seems to be lacking in Justice Party’s ballot access plans and I have been unable to get much in the way of response.

    I’ll call them again.

    California PFP nomination may be doable if they take it seriously.

  2. Krieger Krieger April 2, 2012

    While I was initially interested in Rocky Anderson’s campaign, his deciding to run for the AE nomination really turned me off. I think his campaign should have focused on wining the California PFP’s nomination and getting the Justice Party on the ballot in as many other states as possible. I’m just not interested in voting for a Buddy Roemer/Rocky Anderson ticket. I’ll support Jill Stein this year instead.

  3. Paulie Paulie March 20, 2012


    Speaking of which, if you know Walter Mason please tell him to call/email me back regarding my proposal.

  4. Michael Cavlan RN Michael Cavlan RN March 19, 2012

    Rocky will be on the ballot in Minnesota along with other states.

    He will run no matter if he gets the AE nod or not. This is about one thing.

    Ballot Access

  5. scott scott March 16, 2012

    Out of the declared candidates I’d be inclined to support Anderson. If he gets the word out, he shouldn’t have too much trouble getting those draft votes.

  6. paulie paulie March 16, 2012

    Not automatically allowed to run, just fewer draft votes needed, but still a lot more than what he has.

  7. Steve Steve March 16, 2012

    I know that AE has a provision that the mayor of a large city is automatically qualified to run, anyone know the rules of the top of their head and whether Salt Lake is large enough to qualify him?

  8. Hard to get traction, because ballot access is a BITCH for outsiders! That would be VERY interesting if RA got AE ballot access. It could lead to an Obama defeat!! A nice thought to millions !!!

    “Real Liberals Vote Libertarian” –

    Controversial/T-Shirts/Village Idiot >

    This Change Sucks MP –

    Controversial/T-Shirts/Obamination >

  9. Deran Deran March 14, 2012

    I’m willing to be Anderson isn’t seeking the Green nomination because they have to much of a rep for dysfunction, and from what I’ve seen him say, I think he is interested in a broader Propressivist party than what the Greens offer.

    As far as Wall Street, the problem for Anderson in the AE is that Buddy Roemer has already staked out the critique of Wall Street and the robber barons. I just don’t think he is getting any traction. he might make a strong VP candaite for Roemer? But I am not convinced the creators of the AE would allow such a left of center/populist message?

  10. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | March 14, 2012

    William–I’m curious as to why he’d seek the AE nomination instead of the Green Party nomination, which he’d at least have a very good chance at.

  11. Green Party Voter Green Party Voter March 14, 2012

    Rocky just left one of the two larger parties a few months ago. He is learning.

    He should join the Green Party.

  12. William Saturn William Saturn March 14, 2012

    I wonder if he’ll continue his campaign for the Peace and Freedom Party nomination.

  13. Richard Winger Richard Winger March 14, 2012

    I don’t agree that he has built “zero momentum” into his run so far. The Justice Party qualified in Mississippi and Utah and is in a fairly good position in Hawaii to finish the petition and challenge the Feb. 23 petition deadline. The Hawaii law requires new parties to submit signatures 170 days before the primary. Back in 1986, when the deadline was 150 days before the primary, the Libertarian Party won an injunction against the deadline, and the US District Court put the party on the ballot.

  14. Steven Wilson Steven Wilson March 14, 2012

    His only problem was that he built zero momentum in his run to form a new party. He is desperate, as he should be.

  15. Trent Hill Trent Hill Post author | March 14, 2012

    Read his declaration RootSucks–he seems to not even realize the problem.

  16. Root Sucks Root Sucks March 14, 2012

    I’m curious as to how Rocky can reconcile this action (Courting a party funded by Wall St. financiers) with his rhetoric concerning money in politics and campaign finance reform.

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