Tag Archives: Darcy G. Richardson

Libertarians John Wayne Smith, JJ McCurry booted off Florida ballot

Ballot Access News reports that “the Florida Secretary of State’s office has removed John Wayne Smith from the November ballot. He is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor. The Secretary of State’s office says he didn’t submit all the necessary forms. However, Smith says he submitted all forms in person on June 17, and he has witnesses and photos of himself submitting the paperwork.… Read more ...

FL-Gov: Bud Chiles Drops Out, Darcy Richardson Joins In

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

Following a couple weeks of speculation, independent Bud Chiles has officially withdrawn from the Florida gubernatorial race and thrown his support behind his former rival, Democrat Alex Sink. From the beginning, Chiles’ strategy seemed to hinge on his widespread name recognition; his father, Lawton Chiles, was a fixture of Florida politics for almost half a century: from the State House to the State Senate, to the US Senate and finally the governor’s mansion.… Read more ...

Florida Newspaper Calls for Four-Way Debates in Gubernatorial Contest

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics:

The Lakeland Ledger called for three statewide debates this fall between Democrat Alex Sink, Republican Rick Scott and independent candidates Lawton “Bud” Chiles and economist Farid A. Khavari of Miami.

In yesterday’s editorial, the Ledger said that all four candidates should have an opportunity to discuss Florida’s future.… Read more ...

On Tuesday, Pittsburgh mayor faces independent opponents

The Democratic mayor of Pittsburgh is facing two major independent challengers in tomorrow’s election, Franco Harris and Kevin Acklin.

Our own Darcy G. Richardson commented at Ballot Access News:

An “Immaculate Election,” as Jim Riley so delightfully put it, is not beyond the realm of possibility. Harris’s uphill campaign continues to pick up steam as evidenced by yesterday’s enthusiastic endorsement from the Iron Workers Union, representing 1,300 members in western Pennsylvania.

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Campaign update: Tom Knapp for President (Libertarian/BTP)

Since Kn@ppster is now the campaign site, campaign updates consist of what is posted at the blog.

UPDATE: Knapp clarifies in the comments,

Saying that my blog is my campaign site isn’t the same as saying that my blog is NOTHING BUT my campaign site. It’s also my blog. Material there is only intended to be campaign-specific if it’s labeled/tagged “Knapp 2012.”

That said, I wouldn’t publish anything on my blog that I wanted to distance myself from as a candidate.

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Socialists Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander send their thanks

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 ...

How did IPR contributors and readers do on election day?

IPR founder GE shared 23,740 votes with 16 others in a slate of presidential electors pledged to Bob Barr, .4% of the vote.

Contributor Paulie Cannoli shared 4,983 votes with 8 other Alabama presidential electors pledged to Bob Barr, .2%.

Contributor Tom Knapp took 8,576 votes in Missouri’s 2nd congressional district, for 2.3%.… Read more ...

Update on Boston Tea Party organizing efforts and endorsements

21 September 2008 Here: 329 members. Facebook: 461. Today we received the final vote to make the national committee unanimous. We now have a state affiliate in Kansas.

19 September 2008 Here: 321 members. Facebook: 457. We continue to grow. The national committee is considering the addition of a Kansas state affiliate, for a full dozen of state affiliates.… Read more ...

1912: The most exciting presidential election in American history

In 1912, the sitting president — William Howard Taft — finished third in both the popular- and electoral-vote tallies. A former president, Theodore Roosevelt, led an insurgent new third-party movement, the Progressive or “Bull Moose” Party, which elected numerous legislators across the nation and led T.R. to a second-place finish, winning six states and 27.4% of the popular vote.… Read more ...

The IPR Book Review

I have recently started reading Darcy Richardson’s four-volume history of third-party and independent political candidates and movements throughout U.S. history, and I strongly recommend it for anyone with a deep interest in the subject (that is, probably anyone who is reading this right now). There are links to the Amazon pages for the books on the IPR home page, and the books can also be purchased directly through Richardson’s publisher, iUniverse.… Read more ...