Author Archives: Ryan Brennan

Free State Project Money Bomb: Let’s Blow Up… In a Good Way, with Wads of Dough!

Source: Free State Project (from e-mail sent March 5)

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Help Needed: Vermont Ballot Access Fund Appeal Off to a Good Start

Source: Ballot Access News

Last night, Ballot Access News appealed for donations and/or pledges to COFOE (the Coalition for Free & Open Elections) for the purpose of making it possible for the Vermont ballot access lawsuit to go forward. In only 12 hours, $615 has been pledged. No money that has been pledged will necessarily be donated unless the goal of $2,000 has been met.… Read more ...

Kentucky Holds Three-Candidate Debate for Lieutenant Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

Kentucky elects its statewide state officers on November 8, 2011. There are three candidates on the ballot for the combined office of Governor/Lieutenant Governor. On October 24, a televised debate was held for the three candidates for Lieutenant Governor (Republican, Democratic, independent). See this story. There will be another three-way gubernatorial debate soon.… Read more ...

Jill Stein Launches Campaign for President (UPDATE)

Source: Green Party Watch

(BOSTON, MA) Jill Stein, a physician and former Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, announced today she is running for President of the United States to provide an alternative to the “Wall Street parties” on issues such as jobs, universal health care, peace and climate change. She is seeking the nomination of the Green Party of the United States.… Read more ...

Jill Stein presidential campaign announcement and money bloom today

Source: Green Party Watch

Medical doctor, community activist and Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party leader Jill Stein is set to announce her campaign for the Green Party presidential nomination on Monday Oct. 24th at the state house in Boston, MA. Her website at states, “America deserves a a Green New Deal that provides a secure future for everyone and the planet we depend on.”… Read more ...

Louisiana Election Returns

Source: Ballot Access News

The Louisiana Secretary of State’s web page has election returns for the state election of October 22 here. Scott Lewis, the Libertarian candidate for Governor, polled 1.22% in a race with ten candidates. Although that is not especially noteworthy, it is far better than the only other instance when the Libertarian Party ran a candidate for Governor.… Read more ...

Bill Still: Libertarian for President

Source: Conservative Heritage Times

This site is generally not libertarian, although we tend to be very friendly to Ron Paul, and we don’t necessarily follow Libertarian Party politics closely, but I decided to post this announcement by Bill Still because it highlights an important historical divide on the issue of money that many people may not be familiar with, but that seems to be arising again lately.… Read more ...

Third Party, Independent and Write-In Candidates In Today’s West Virginia Special Election for Governor



Today West Virginia is holding a special gubernatorial election. Besides the Republican and Democratic candidates, there are two third party candidates, one independent candidate, and three write-ins. The third party candidates are the Mountain Party’s (West Virginia affiliate of the Green Party) Bob Henry Baber, former Mayor of Richwood, and Harry Bertram of the American Third Position Party.… Read more ...

Opportunity for Third Party & Independent Candidates in Louisiana


Update:  Richard Winger of Ballot Access News just pointed out to me that unfortunately the filing deadline has passed.  The election is in October.  Oops.  I guess the headline should have read, “Missed Opportunity for Third Party & Independent Candidates in Louisiana”.

There is a great opportunity in Louisiana right now for third party and Independent candidates to enter into State Senate and State House races, where there has been only one candidate who has filed to run.… Read more ...

Libertarian Brendan Kelly gets 17% in New Hampshire

Source: Libertarian Party (

In the September 6 special election to fill a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly received 17.3% of the vote. Kelly faced both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot.

LP Executive Director Wes Benedict commented, “In partisan three-way races like this, Libertarian candidates historically have only gotten a few percent, on average.… Read more ...

Magellan Poll for New York Special U.S. House Race

Source: Ballot Access News

New York holds a special election to fill the vacant U.S. House seat, 9th district, on September 13. Magellan Strategies, a pollster, just released a poll for this race. Three candidates are on the ballot: the nominees of the Democratic, Republican, and Socialist Workers Parties. See the poll results here.… Read more ...

“The Empire”, Voice of WNYC, Carries Lengthy Story on Working Families Party Nominee for Legislature in Brooklyn Special Election

Source: Ballot Access News

“The Empire”, politics blog of WNYC (the leading National Public Radio station in New York city) has this lengthy story about Jesus Gonzalez, the Working Families Party nominee in the September 13 special election, Assembly, 54th district.

Gonzalez is one of three 2011 minor party nominees in special legislative elections who might actually win.… Read more ...