In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very hard to collect such information and report it.
Charlie Crist supporters will need to do a little extra digging on Tuesday when they head to the polls. Normally, Crist’s name would appear first or second on the ballot as the nominee for the Republican Party.
Readers who have been around since the 2008 election may remember our occasional reporting on Daniel Imperato, who tried to attain the nominations of several nationally organized parties, including the Libertarian Party and Constitution Party. Now Publisher Emeritus Austin Cassidy reports that Imperato is running for Governor of Florida.
Daniel Imperato has filed to run for Governor of Florida as a candidate with No Party Affiliation.Some may remember him from his hilariously offbeat campaign for President in 2008.
IPR’s very own Darcy Richardson was recently interviewed by Austin Cassidy, IPR’s original owner. The subject was independent and third party politics in America. In addition to being an IPR editor, Mr. Richardson is a historian and has written half a dozen books on the history of third parties in the United States. … Read more ...
Ed, Art, Socialist Party Members, Family and Friends:
No, it is Stewart and I who wish to thank all of the SP members, friends, family and volunteers who worked so hard, and gave of themselves so generously in our 2008 campaign.
A special thanks goes out to Matt Erard, our National Ballot Access Coordinator, for his diligent, effective and smart efforts in helping us qualify on eight state ballots and 22 others as official “Write-In”
candidates.… Read more ...
In an effort to streamline my life and pursue other goals, I have decided to step down as editor-in-chief of IPR and turn the reins over to the best man possible, Austin Cassidy, the original founder of Third Party Watch.
Two factors influenced my decision to step down: (1) A general loss of interest in third-party politics and electoral politics in general, and (2) the time-consuming nature of IPR (and politics in general) in relation to my other priorities in life: my work and my family.… Read more ...
Since IPR’s inception, Third-Party Watch has linked to several of our stories — usually crediting them to Austin Cassidy, whether he wrote them or not. But recently, at least one TPW author has begun copying IPR content and reposting it as his own.
“Dr. Death, Jesse the Body and the Peace Mom. Oh, my,” begins “Characters provide 3rd option“, an article published today in The Hill. “A colorful cast of characters is lining up for third-party congressional bids this cycle, and itâ€™s begun to make noise in some of the top races in the country.”
IPR’s own Austin Cassidy was interviewed for the article:
The third-party presidential candidacies of Barr and Ralph Nader (I) could help in isolated instances, but they donâ€™t generally cause a rise in interest in third-party candidates, said Austin Cassidy [in reference to the notion that Bob Barr could help down-ballot Libertarians], publisher of the website Independent Political Report.
Third Party Watch founder Austin Cassidy has agreed to join Independent Political Report as Publisher and Managing Partner. Says Mr. Cassidy:
I started Third Party Watch because I thought there was a need for a largely objective news source that covered the so called “periphery” of American politics. The site was successful, but I think the need still exists today and that’s why I’m really excited to be playing a role in creating the new Independent Political Report.
Austin Cassidy was an unlikely father of the greatest minor-party news site in the history of the Internet. After all, he was and is a Republican, and a thoroughly moderate one at that. He even supports John McCain for president!
But maybe that’s why the old Third Party Watch site was so great.… Read more ...