The Green Party of Washington State (GPoWS) will be hosting a regional gathering of members (and potential members) of the Green Party on Saturday, 13 November 2010. Greens from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, Alaska, and beyond are invited to join us in Seattle for a day of fun, including motivational speakers, music, and food.
Mike Gravel came in fourth in delegate votes for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination in 2008, behind Bob Barr, Mary Ruwart and Wayne Root. Before that, he ran in Democratic Party primaries for President that same year, and served as a Democratic US Senator from Alaska from 1969 to 1981. Accoring to wikipedia,
As Senator, Gravel became nationally known for his forceful but unsuccessful attempts to end the draft during the Vietnam War and for having put the Pentagon Papers into the public record in 1971 despite risk to himself.
J.R. Myers, formerly (?) with the Alaska Independence Party, sends me this notification:
I have filed paperwork with the Alaska Division of Elections to create an Alaska Constitution Party. I have also submitted an application to the U.S. D.O.J. as required.
Mr. Myers describes himself as the “Acting Chairman of the Alaska Constitution Party.” I do not know what this means for the status of the current relationship between the Alaska Independence Party and the National Constitution Party.… Read more ...
Even after the party previously denied sitting Senator Lisa Murkowski a place on their ballot this November, the Senator’s campaign is still talking with the Alaska Libertarian Party and the party’s chairman says that they’re “in discussions,” although the party’s decision “will not be reversed.” Murkowski lost the Republican primary to challenger Joe Miller, but cannot run as an independent because of filing deadlines. … Read more ...
Ballot Access News reports that “on the evening of August 3, the Alaskan Independence Party nominated Norm Olson for Lieutenant Governor, at a party committee meeting. However, the meeting did not choose a new gubernatorial nominee. Don Wright, a party stalwart for decades, had won the party’s gubernatorial primary and he is still the gubernatorial nominee.… Read more ...
Since her election night loss to conservative Joe Miller, Sen. Murkowski and her political allies have floated the idea of her switching to the Libertarian Party to continue her run for reelection. Apparently, Sen. Murkowski is fairly flexible in her political loyalties and inclinations. (Her past support for libertarian policies has certainly escaped us.)
Yesterday, the 5-member Executive Committee of the Board of the Libertarian State Party meet in an emergency session to consider Sen.
In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, analysts agree it is unlikely Murkowski will be able to close her 1,668 vote deficit.… Read more ...
Libertarians have picked up the most additional voters in Alaska over the past year. The state Division of Elections reports about 6,530 more registered voters in the state on Aug. 3 than on the same date a year earlier….
Among the categories seeing gains, Libertarians led the pack, with nearly 2,440 more voters than a year earlier.
In an historic and bold move, a new bipartisan coalition has been
formed in Alaska for election 2010, at least in the battle for four
seats in the Alaska Legislature, including that of Speaker of the House.
The Alaskan Independence Party (AIP) and the Alaska Libertarian Party
(ALP) have both agreed to endorse and support each others candidates for the Alaska Legislature this year.… Read more ...
New voter registration numbers have been reported in both California and Alaska. Third parties made gains in
In California: The percentages from April are listed first, then the new May numbers.
Democratic 44.57%, now 44.49%
Republican 30.79%, now 30.80%
American Independent 2.31%, now 2.34%
Green .66362%, now .66357%
Libertarian .506%, now .511%
Peace & Freedom .3325%, now .3333%
Reform .132%, now .140%
other unqualified parties besides Reform .559%, now .560%
independents 20.14%, now 20.17%
These numbers indicate that every partisan designation gained percentages except gained registrants except the Greens and Democrats. … Read more ...
The Alaskan Independence Party was mired in controversy and placed on the fringe when it was discovered Sarah Palin’s husband was registered into the party for many years. The Alaskan Independence Party is, though, at the center of a very mainstream debate currently regarding a gas pipeline.
The Alaskan Independence Party, often found on the fringes of political debate, has fallen in line with some lawmakers in suggesting more direct government investment in a proposed intrastate natural gas pipeline.