Category Archives: News and Notes

News & Notes: McMullin Tops $1 Million in Fundraising, Kennedy Talks Thorium with Libertarian

McMULLIN BANKS BIG BUCKS: Evan McMullin’s independent campaign for U.S. Senate in Utah has banked over $1 million. The campaign claims this total is a first in the history of Utah, more than any Senate challenger in the state has ever raised in one quarter AND more than incumbent Mike Lee has raised in any previous quarter.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Florida Election Results, Pennsylvania LP Spotlight, WV Greens Seeking Candidates

WV MOUNTAIN PARTY: The Mountain Party (the WV affiliate of the Green Party) is recruiting qualified candidates to run for elected office across West Virginia. Many seats are up for election in 2022. While much of the conversation is focused on the legislature, they are paying special attention to local races such as Board of Education and Conservation District Supervisor.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Philadelphia Greens Denounce Local Corruption, John Stossel Interviews Andrew Yang

PHILLY GREENS BLAST LOCAL CORRUPTION: Jarrett Anderson, a member of the City Committee of the Green Party of Philadelphia, penned an editorial for Philadelphia Weekly.

“Democrats and Republicans have a business-as-usual culture that manifests in their policies, party structure, and how their elected officials conduct themselves in the workplace. Hence, corrupt Henon funnels money to his donors and considers it good economic policy,” writes Anderson. … Read more ...

News & Notes: York County Tries to Prevent Libertarian From Taking Office, Liz Cheney’s Independent Option

WOE-MACK: York County District Attorney Dave Sunday has filed an injunction seeking to bar Libertarian Dave Womack from serving on the Dallastown Borough Council because of his nearly 19-year-old criminal record.

Womack committed several crimes at the age of 21, serving four years in prison for his offenses. Apparently the Supreme Court recognizes felonies as “infamous crimes,” which according to Pennsylvania’s constitution makes Womack ineligible to hold the office he was elected to last November.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Maine Libertarians Can Reenroll, Hawaiian Greens Seek Candidates, Wayne Allyn Root Blasts Trump

MAINE LIBERTARIANS BACK IN BUSINESS: A federal judge has ordered Maine election officials to allow Libertarian Party members to re-enroll in an expedited process and to nominate candidates for the 2022 elections.

The order by Judge Lance Walker, signed last week, requires the secretary of state to send letters informing Libertarians that their unenrollment was unlawful and that they may rejoin.… Read more ...

News & Notes: No More Bread and Roses, Socialist Survives Recall Attempt, Yang Clarifies Party Status

SEATTLE TIMES CALLS RECALL RACE FOR SOCIALIST: Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant has turned back an effort to recall her from office after a 10-day vote count. Supporters of Sawant — Seattle’s only socialist council member and the first in the city’s history to face a recall — narrowly outdid those in favor of a recall, claiming 50.4% of the vote.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Baker Backs Out, Communists Throw Birthday Party, NC Libertarian Fueled by Crypto

TYNER TURNS 80: The New York District of the Communist Party USA is inviting supporters to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jarvis Tyner, “our outstanding comrade and leader.”

In addition to serving in numerous leadership roles within the party, Tyner was also the CPUSA candidate for vice president, running with Gus Hall, twice in the 1970s.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Pennsylvania Libertarian Acquitted, Fallout From Iowa Theft Continues

TOWNE NOT GUILTY: Northampton County Judge Craig Dally has found Libertarian Jake Towne not guilty, ending a multi-year saga. It had been alleged that Towne signed nominating petitions to confirm he had collected petition signatures when in fact the signatures were either forged or collected by someone else.

In a note from Towne published by Ballot Access News, he says: “I was found not guilty yesterday in my criminal case.… Read more ...

Matthew McConaughey Fails to Launch

Actor and Austin-native Matthew McConaughey, who hinted about running as an Independent candidate for governor of Texas in 2022, has officially announced he will not run.  He posted the following video Sunday on his official Twitter account:

A November 9-16 poll from UT Tyler showed McConaughey, as an Independent, in second place with 27 percent in a three way race against incumbent governor Greg Abbott, who was in first place with 37 percent, and probable Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke, who was third with 26 percent.… Read more ...

News & Notes: GP and LP Celebrate Election Victories, ‘The Rock’ Continues to Tease Presidential Bid

ROCK THE VOTE?  Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to tease the notion that a presidential run might be in his future. Would it be as a Democrat? An independent? Who knows!

Do I think he’s serious? Yes, actually I do. My guess is that Johnson is stealing a page from the Donald Trump playbook here.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Amash Keynotes LPNH Convention, Indiana Greens Back Better Ballot

An Idaho state representative who helped steer the state into ditching the lucrative Powerball lottery because of (unfounded) fears that it would lead to gun restrictions recently took a shot at the Libertarian Party’s platform as part of an attempt to proclaim his conservative bona fides

In a recent newsletter, Rep.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Burt’s Tattoo, King’s Committees

Newly elected Libertarian state representative Marshall Burt is being accused of having a tattoo that signals support for “far-right” militias

“I got the tattoo because the American Revolution symbolism appealed to me, and to me it represents my solid commitment to the Second and Tenth Amendment,” Burt responded to critics.… Read more ...