Tag Archives: Arizona

Former Green Party Member, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Helps Kill Minimum Wage Amendment

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who was a member of the Green Party before 2004, was one of seven Senate Democrats (and one Independent) who voted with all 50 Republicans today to kill debate on consideration of an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  The motion was to amend the Coronavirus Relief package, which is currently before the Senate. … Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Arizona Libertarian Party Files Amended Complaint Against 2015 Law on How Libertarians For Congress, State and Local Partisan Office May Run

flag_of_arizona-svgOn September 30, the Arizona Libertarian Party filed this amended complaint in Arizona Libertarian Party v Reagan, 2:16cv-1019. Unlike the first Complaint in this case, this Complaint was written after the August 30 primary. It shows that without question, the new law on how Libertarians may run for office other than President has been devastating to the party.… Read more ...

Tuscon.com: Arizona Supreme Court upholds ballot signature requirements law

UnknownFrom Tuscon.com (you can read the full original article here):

PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Friday upheld a law that its proponents admitted is designed to help elect Republicans by keeping Libertarians from siphoning away votes.

In a unanimous ruling, the justices acknowledged the new law increased the number of signatures a Libertarian is required to get to run for statewide office by a factor of 25.… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian Runs for Constable and Plans to Not Enforce Unconstitutional Drug Laws

Thane “Goldie” Eichenauer is a candidate for constable for the downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona. He is running on three simple planks:

I will not enforce unconstitutional drug laws.

Further, I will not enforce unconstitutional SB 1070 immigration laws.

Further, I will advocate to end funding of the position of deputy constable.

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Opponents of Arizona HB 2305 File Paperwork to Begin Collecting Signatures on Referendum Petition

From Ballot Access News, July 2, 2013: 

On July 1, opponents of Arizona’s HB 2305 filed paperwork to start circulating a referendum petition. If the petition gets 86,405 valid signatures by September 12, 2013, it cannot go into effect until the voters vote on it. HB 2305 is opposed by Arizona’s three ballot-qualified minor parties because it makes it much more difficult for a member of those parties to get on a primary ballot, and also to be nominated by write-in at their own party’s primary.… Read more ...

Arizona Omnibus Election Law Bill May Face a Referendum

From Ballot Access News, on June 25, 2013:

As noted earlier, an omnibus election law bill was signed by Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer last week. The bill, HB 2305, contains the provision that vastly increases the difficulty for members of minor parties to get on their own party’s primary ballot.… Read more ...

Politico: Libertarians could spoil Senate races

Libertarian Senate candidates across the country are doing well enough to warrant a three page article by politico. The claim is that they are spoiling otherwise safe Republican seats and giving them to Democrats. The article goes over many of the different Libertarian candidates for office.

in Montana, Democratic Sen.

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Politico: Potential spoiler in Arizona Senate race

In Arizona veteran Republican John Kyl is retiring from the U.S. Senate. Republican Congressman Jeff Flake is facing former Surgeon General Richard Carmona in a tight race. Politico.com is reporting on the possible role of Libertarian candidate Marc Victor as a “spoiler” in the race.

A televised debate which included all three candidates saw Victor “repeatedly needling Republican Rep.… Read more ...

Joe Cobb (Libertarian) challenges Democrat in Arizona 7th C.D.

In Arizona’s 7th District, Congressman Ed Pastor is seeking re-election to a seat he has held since 1991. Congressman Pastor is Assistant Democratic Party whip, and was a co-sponsor of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.

Congressman Pastor is facing only one challenger this year, Joe Cobb, Libertarian candidate and long-time activist in libertarian causes.… Read more ...

Virgil Goode Campaigns in AZ, NM, and VA, Meets With Sheriff Arpaio

The Virgil Goode for President campaign roamed all over the country on Labor Day weekend. According to this article, Goode was campaigning in Arizona and New Mexico this weekend. In Arizona, he met with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a nationally-recognized figure in the debate on illegal immigration.

‘Sheriff Joe’, as his fans call him, is the high-profile Arizona Sheriff who’s made a name for himself by taking a tough stand against corruption, government waste, illegal immigrants, and a host of other problems that many Americans are fed up with.

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Arizona Libertarians opens their primary to non-Libertarians

For several years Arizona Libertarian Party has held closed primaries. Our Presidential candidate, Gary Johnson, is actively trying to reach more libertarian-minded independents through his 2012 presidential campaign. The Libertarian Party continues to be the voice of reason, freedom and independent thought in American Politics.

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