Tag Archives: 2016 presidential election

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 ...

Darryl Perry Suspends NH Lobbying Campaign Due to Health Concerns

Darryl Perry, the Libertarian Party’s 2020 nominee for Governor of New Hampshire, former chairman of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, 2016 presidential candidate, and the final chairman of the Boston Tea Party, announced today he is suspending his lobbying operations for the 2021 term of New Hampshire legislature due to health concerns.… Read more ...

Tom Tancredo Celebrates 75th Birthday

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo, the Constitution Party’s 2010 nominee for Governor of Colorado, celebrates his 75th birthday today.

Tancredo was born December 20, 1945 in Denver.  He won election to the House of Representatives in 1998.  During his ten year tenure in Congress (1999-2009), he participated in the Republican Liberty Caucus alongside Congressman Ron Paul and others. … Read more ...

Jorgensen Campaign: Remember the ‘Red Sweater Guy’ from 2016?

The Jo Jorgensen campaign for President sent out the following fundraising pitch yesterday.  It comments on the recent tweet from “Red Sweater Guy” Ken Bone, best known for his participation in the Town Hall debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.

You may remember Ken Bone from the 2016 debates.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: It Is Time to Vote Strategically and to Make Our Voice Heard

The Constitution Party sent out the following press release this past week:

Every presidential election year, we are bombarded with the message that this is the most important election ever and that we must vote for one of the candidates of the two major parties. This year is certainly no exception.… Read more ...

Ten Years After: The Speech

Ten years ago today, a little known councilman from the village of Minerva (Ohio), Phil Davison, addressed his local Republican Party executive committee to seek its nomination for county treasurer.  He did not win the nomination, but his passionate speech went viral, garnering millions of views on YouTube and attaining mainstream media coverage. … Read more ...

Bill Weld Ends Presidential Campaign

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, ended his Republican Party primary challenge of President Donald Trump today.  Last night, on Super Tuesday 3.0, Trump surpassed the number of delegates required to secure the Republican presidential nomination.   Throughout the campaign, Weld received a total of one pledged delegate, at the February 3 Iowa Caucus.… Read more ...

Third Party Connection in Kate Steinle Murder Case

In the high profile murder case of illegal immigrant Garcia Zarate, the man who fired the fatal shot that killed San Francisco woman Kate Steinle three summers ago, the lead defense attorney may be someone with whom IPR readers are familiar.  Public defender Matt Gonzalez, a longtime Green Party activist, secured the “not guilty” verdict for Zarate on the two most serious of three charges Zarate faced.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Reasons not to vote

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Darryl W. Perry is an author, regular co-host of the nationally syndicated Free Talk Live radio program and a political activist who currently serves as the vice-chair for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. Perry sought the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination earlier this year. The following was published on FPP.ccRead more ...

Gov. Bill Weld: “I want to simply take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for allowing me to join Governor Johnson on the Libertarian ticket”

From Gov. Bill Weld’s Facebook page:
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I apologize for being a couple of days behind in writing this letter. As you may have seen, Governor Johnson and I have been busy making the media rounds in New York City — taking the Libertarian Party’s message to virtually every network and major media outlet in the nation.… Read more ...

Waymire Drops Out, Endorses McAfee

A couple weeks ago (April 13), citing “circumstances beyond my control,” two-time Libertarian Party presidential candidate Joy Waymire dropped her 2016 bid for president and endorsed former rival John McAfee.

“I prefer his simplified way of communicating his views,” said Waymire of McAfee, “But regardless of whom the nominee is, I will support any of the candidates chosen as the nominee except for one.”… Read more ...

Minnesota Libertarians: Just Say No to Jesse Ventura

As he does every four years, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has recently publicly mulled a run for the presidency of the United States. This time, he says any such run would take place on the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s executive committee isn’t buying. In a press release issued this morning, the LPNM EC states:

Due to conflict and contrast to core principles of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, including but not limited to his proven legacy of government growth having measurable negative economic impacts that last to this day, the LPMN Executive Committee hereby declares that former (Reform Party/Independence Party) Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, shall not receive support from this body at any point in his potential bid to become the 2016 Presidential nominee of the Libertarian National Committee.

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