Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Jacqueline Abernathy Waging Write-in Bid for Texas Governor, Backed by American Solidarity Party

The American Solidarity Party is backing Jacqueline Abernathy as a write-in candidate for governor of Texas this year.

It’s worth noting that the ASP has had some success gaining write-in votes in the Lone Star State, where their 2020 presidential ticket polled 3,207 write-in votes. That was far more write-ins than any of the other filed tickets.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Celebrates New Member from ‘Queer Community’

In the January-February-March 2022 edition of the Prohibition Party’s newsletter, the National Prohibitionist, the party introduced a new member: 27-year-old Zayne Chrisathemum.  The newsletter describes Chrisathemum as a member of the “queer community (his own preferred term).”  This community benefits from Prohibition, the Prohibitionist argues, because “[r]ecreational drugs and their attendant social problems are a particular scourge” of it.… Read more ...

Forward Party Launches First State Affiliate

The Forward Party of Minnesota is the first official state-level affiliate of Andrew Yang’s new political creation.

It describes itself as “a political party for the logical, reasonable, solutions oriented voter in Minnesota. Our objective is to run candidates and win offices throughout the State of Minnesota while providing a beacon for good governance, policy reform, and political statesmanship.”… Read more ...

America’s Third Parties Can Help to Curb Extremism of the Two-Party System

When the Republican Party ousted Liz Cheney from a leadership position, it exposed a major ideological divide within the current GOP. That caused some people, including prominent Republicans, to suggest there might be a third party in the making.

Most commentators and political scientists have dismissed that idea, observing the inevitability of U.S.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party of New York Responds to Governor Hochul’s 2022 State of the State Address

On January 5th, Governor Kathy Hochul delivered the annual State of the State address. On January 7th, the Prohibition Party of New York responded with a 5-page document critically evaluating the governor’s address and providing their own vision and proposals for state policy. The full document is available on their website.… Read more ...

Andrew Yang: Significant Third Party Presidential Candidate Will Enter 2024 Race This Year

Andrew Yang predicts a major third party candidate will enter the 2024 presidential race within the next 12 months, and possibly much sooner than that.

On the latest episode of “Forward with Andrew Yang” he tells co-host Zach Graumann that he expects a serious third party challenger to emerge this year.… Read more ...

Max Linn: Former Reform Party Gubernatorial Nominee, Independent Senate Candidate Dead of Heart Attack

Max Linn, a colorful figure who sought elected office from a variety of different parties over the years, has died of an apparent heart attack in Maine.

Linn is likely best known to IPR readers from his 2006 campaign for governor of Florida on the Reform Party ballot line. After being excluded from the first debate with his major party opponents, Linn successfully sued his way onto the stage (at the very last second) to participate in the final televised debate.… Read more ...

First Forward Party Candidate Launches Bid for NY Congressional Seat

Brian Mannix, a social studies teacher and former Sea Cliff Village Trustee, has launched a campaign for New York’s 8th Congressional district. He intends to run as the nominee of the Forward Party, the newly formed entity created by Andrew Yang in October.

From what I’ve seen, it would appear that Mannix is the first candidate for the new party to step… forward.… Read more ...

WATCH: Half-Hour Documentary From The New Yorker Follows Andrew Yang’s Failed Mayoral Campaign

The New Yorker has released a half-hour documentary film on YouTube that follows the 2021 mayoral campaign of Andrew Yang. Running in the highly competitive Democratic primary, Yang surged to an early lead that would gradually erode.

The documentary notes that voters generally became less concerned about a coronavirus economic reopening and instead focused on a spike in the crime rate.… Read more ...

Death Notice: Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas), a 2012 candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and briefly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, died of COVID-19 last month (August 28) at the age of 69, the Maine Public reports.

Steele, an open source activist and former CIA officer and Marine, called the COVID-19 pandemic a hoax (claiming to be the first to do so) and was a proponent of the Qanon conspiracy theory (including a theory about child slave colonies on Mars). … Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Inside Bezos – A Five-Year Old Boy – Outside, A Cunning Extraterrestrial Profiteer

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, the 1996 and 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, sent the following fictional account last week to his e-mail subscribers.

Jeff Bezos touched down after his 10 minutes, 10 second vertical 66 mile zoom above Earth.… Read more ...

Richard Lamm Dies

Former Colorado governor Richard Lamm, who challenged Ross Perot for the 1996 Reform Party presidential nomination, died yesterday at the age of 85. According to Colorado Public Radio, Lamm died after suffering complications from a pulmonary embolism.

Lamm, who served as governor of Colorado for three terms (1975–1987) as a Democrat, sought the presidential nomination of the Reform Party after industrialist Ross Perot founded the party in 1995. … Read more ...