Tag Archives: Colorado

State Chair: Colorado on track to elect its first Libertarian to the State Assembly

Via the Libertarian State Chairs List:

It is with great pleasure that I forward the endorsement (below) by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel for our candidate in House District 54, Tim Menger.

I will also add that we have done a preliminary phone poll of likely voters, and of the respondents, only one-third chose one of the candidates (the rest being undecided or “not voting”), but they broke better than two to one in favor of Tim, so all I can say now is that while it looks promising, victory is obviously not locked in.… Read more ...

Tom Tancredo:”Prohibition has failed us”

Former Congressman Tom Tancredo was the American Constitution Party candidate for Governor of Colorado in 2010. He received 37% of the vote, and qualified The American Constitution Party as a major party in Colorado.

This year, activists have qualified Amendment 64 as a measure on the Colorado ballot to legalize possession and recreational use of marijuana.… Read more ...

Johnson Campaign Announces Latest Endorsements

== FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ==

The Gary Johnson/Jim Gary 2012 Campaign Endorses Colorado and Washington Marijuana Initiatives, announces weekly conference calls with, and printed materials distribution to endorsed candidates; announces endorsements of 17 additional Libertarian Candidates.

12 July 2012 – Salt Lake City – Gary Johnson 2012 Campaign Headquarters

 www.garyjohnson2012.com

 Endorsement Process

 Candidates making a request for endorsement a) affirm that they have the nomination of the Libertarian Party for the jurisdiction in which they are seeking election or b) if not running as a Libertarian identified candidate (e.g.:… Read more ...

Johnson Polls 7% in Colorado

Gary Johnson is the Libertarian nominee for President in 2012 and the former two-term governor of New Mexico. He has been included in many polls that have been conducted by Public Policy Polling and the latest is no different.

There hasn’t been a single poll out of Colorado this year that’s shown Mitt Romney ahead of Barack Obama.

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Johnson endorses Colorado measure to legalize marijuana

Libertarian Gary Johnson continues to reiterate his support for legalization of marijuana by going to a Denver, Colorado dispensary.

Johnson says that if he’s elected president, medical marijuana businesses that are operating within state and local laws wouldn’t have to worry about efforts by federal prosecutors to shut them down.

Dispensaries have become increasingly popular throughout the country as people use medical marijuana to help them with any pains they may have.

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Reuters: Could Libertarian Johnson hurt Romney in the West?

In the state-by-state race for the presidency, Romney’s prospects would brighten considerably if he could win New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado, politically divided states that Obama won in the 2008 election.

Winning one of those states would reduce the pressure on Romney to win larger, hotly contested states such as Ohio and Virginia.

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Former Congressman and Current Candidate Steve Stockman Endorsed by Tom Tancredo

Steve Stockman is a former one-term member of Congress and current candidate for U.S. Congress in Texas. The district he is running in is newly created but shares some overlapping areas with his old congressional district. Stockman has, from time to time, been associated with the Constitution Party. He spoke at a recent National Committee meeting of that party in order to help train candidates and was rumored as a Presidential, Vice Presidential, and campaign manager selection in 2008.… Read more ...

Colorado’s Constitution Party Complains About Americans Elect

In Colorado the Constitution Party’s affiliate is called the American Constitution Party. The chairman of the party, Doug Campbell, recently complained to the state about Americans Elect due to the fact that they both have “American” at the beginning of the party’s name.

The party filed a complaint against the secretary of state’s office, saying the name of a new political party known as Americans Elect is too similar to its own — a situation that “would create unnecessary confusion at the ballot box.”

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CO Green Party County Commissioner seeking reelection

Art Goodtimes, a Green Party-affiliated Commissioner in San Miguel County, Colorado, has decided to run for reelection.

Goodtimes said he has tried to balance his West and East End constituents throughout his tenure. For instance, he said that a controversial proposed uranium mill, generally favored in the economically depressed West End where it would create jobs, is something he will support if his constituents want it.

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Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Americans Elect Qualifies for Colorado Ballot, Lamm and Tancredo Criticize Effort

Dick Lamm is a former Governor of Colorado and once pursued the Presidential nomination of Ross Perot’s Reform Party. Tom Tancredo is a former Republican Congressman and in 2010 he ran for Governor as a candidate of the American Constitution Party. Both figures were not only prominent members of third parties, but were taken quite seriously by voters and media alike.… Read more ...

David Sirota: ‘Two Heads of One Political Monster’

From Truthdig.com:

By now, probably everyone reading this is already sick of America’s quadrennial political spectacle—the one in which politicians and media outlets ask us to believe that there remain vast differences between our two political parties. It’s like cheaply staged pornography on a red and blue set, with words like “polarization,” “socialist” and “extremist” comprising the breathless dialogue in a wholly unconvincing plot.

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