Category Archives: Third parties, general

Time Capsule: Former Prohibitionist Andrew Jackson Houston, Member of U.S. Senate

Longtime Prohibitionist Andrew Jackson Houston, son of the legendary Sam Houston, the hero of San Jacinto and first president of the Lone Star Republic, died in a Baltimore hospital on June 26, 1941.

Two months before his death, the 87-year-old Houston had been appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. “Pappy” O’Daniel to fill a vacancy created by the death of Democratic Sen.… Read more ...

People’s Party Implodes

The past couple of weeks have been interesting for the Movement For A People’s Party, many major events showing they will continue to be in a never-ending stance of attempting to be more than a footnote in the minor party scene.

First on February 11th, the many prominent official in the Virginia State Affiliate had resigned from their position, citing a disagreement over the Freedom Convoy in Canada.… Read more ...

Horace Greeley: The man of multiple -isms.

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On this day 211 years ago, Horace Greeley was born to Zaccheus and Mary Greeley. Greeley suffered issues the second he was born due to his inability to breath for the first twenty minutes of his life, which many biographers conclude may have led to him developing Asperger’s Syndrome. This has been attributed to many of Greeley’s eccentricities later in life.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: ‘Pitchfork Pat’ Buchanan Bolts GOP, Declares Reform Party Candidacy

Patrick J. Buchanan, the pugnacious conservative commentator whose insurgent candidacies briefly threatened the GOP’s frontrunners in 1992 and 1996, dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and announced that he was seeking the Reform Party’s nomination on the last Monday of October in 1999.

Promising to shake up American politics, the 60-year-old Buchanan told a packed room of supporters and reporters at the Doubletree Hotel in Falls Church, Virginia, that his decision to leave the Republican Party — a party in which he proudly labored for nearly forty years — was a difficult one.… Read more ...

POLITICO: Andrew Yang Plans to Launch New Third Party

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is plotting the launch of a new third party next month, POLITICO reports today.

Yang, who lost a bid for New York mayor earlier this year, is said to no longer personally identify as a Democrat.  It’s unclear if Yang’s new party will be a national effort or confined to New York state, where fusion could allow the party to cross-nominate candidates friendly to Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal.… Read more ...

Minor Party Nominees in the New Jersey Gubernatorial Election

While Virginia’s Gubernatorial Election will only have one other candidate to challenge the two Party Duopoly, the one in New Jersey has three other opposition candidates to the two major parties in November. Barring any electoral challenges much like NJWeedman.

Gregg Mele - BallotpediaOn the right side of the aisle we have lawyer Gregg Mele of the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Former President Carter Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Following reports that former President Trump will not start a third party after all, the only other ex-president who is eligible to run again, Jimmy Carter, has also felt compelled to deny the many swirling rumors that he will run again as a third party candidate in 2024, when he will turn 100 just over a month before the election.… Read more ...

Mike Feinstein Offers His Take On HR 1

Mike Feinstein, former mayor of Santa Monica and co-founder of the Green Party of California, offers his take on anti-third party provisions of HR 1. He notes that the voting rights provisions are great as a stand-alone bill. But, there’s plenty of sausage making behind that.

Many of us already know about the rise in requirements for presidential campaign funding for third party primary candidates.… Read more ...

Former President Trump Declares He Will Not Start a New Third Party

Despite reports he was considering creating a third political party (the Patriot Party), former President Donald Trump declared today during his CPAC speech in Orlando that he will remain a Republican and continue to be a leader for the party.  He hinted he may run again for president in 2024.  Trump won CPAC’s 2024 presidential preference straw poll with 55 percent support and received an approval rating of 97 percent among attendees, up from 95 percent last year.… Read more ...

Legal Marijuana Now Party founds MAGA Patriots Party of Nebraska

Mark G. Elworth: marijuana activist and perennial candidate has announced his intentions to create a second political party in his home state of Nebraska, under the name “MAGA Patriots Party”.

In a Facebook Post, Elworth has stated his intentions for forming this new party was to “get real people in office” and that he was still committed to getting the Legal Marijuana Now Party on the ballot.… Read more ...

Our Revolution LA Disaffiliates with People’s Party

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Just as the People’s Party announces it has registered as a party in California, Our Revolution Los Angeles, one of their largest allies in the states has chosen to disaffiliate from their coalition.

In a statement released February 7th, Our Revolution LA cites undemocratic leadership elections, lack of transparency, and toxic behavior in regards to dissent as the primary reasons for the disaffiliation.… Read more ...

The Patriot Party: Not Trump’s First Third Party Flirtation

It’s been circulating recently that outgoing President (now Former President Donald Trump) has been considering trying to start his own third party. The only detail that is known is that he would want it to be called The Patriot Party.

It would not be Donald Trump’s first dalliance with third party politics.… Read more ...