Jake Towne, Independent Candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th district, was recently endorsed by the Express-Times. This is one of the two major newspapers in the congressional district; the other does not endorse candidates. An excerpt from the editorial:
Republican incumbent Charlie Dent has done a credible job, but we need a break from mainstream Republican politics that caused the nation to rebel and elect Barack Obama in 2008.
A new poll was recently conducted for a local newspaper by Muhlenberg College on the race to represent the 15th congressional district of Pennsylvania. Here are some of the relevant facts concerning the poll and the Independent candidate in the race, Jake Towne.
Jake Towne takes 3% of the vote in the race, with 49% for incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and 38% for Democrat John Callahn.
Haven’t followed Jake Towne’s Independent candidacy for the PA-15 congressional seat very consistently? Never fret; the candidate gets the news roundup of the night.
Towne participated in the first debate of the race on Monday the 13th. Two local newspapers provided front-pagecoverage of the event, also featuring Democrat John Callahan and incumbent Republican Charlie Dent.
Sent via facebook on 9/11/10 from the Campaign of Jake Towne, independent libertarian for US House (PA-15):
Today is the ninth anniversary of a tragic day in American history. For all the turmoil, mourning, and strife, not much has come from the invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent occupation of Iraq.… Read more ...
Correct website for Green Party of New York State is www.gpny.org
Howie Hawkins tells us about the 1st amendment of the Constitution. Freedom of religion is the cornerstone to what our forefathers envisioned as a free society. With all the troubles of the working class in New York, these rightwing politicians only want to talk about “the 911 Mosque”.… Read more ...
Massachusetts Libertarian Party Chair George Phillies reports on Independent Political Report (comment 148):
“I am amused to report that the LNC was contacted by a reporter who wanted to do a story on possible interactions between the Libertarian Party and Malcolm X, the question being ‘Has Malcolm X inspired your Libertarian activism?’
“It was observed by one LNC member that there was a PA local candidate who was a member of the Nation of Islam.… Read more ...
Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul is breaking with many of his fellow Republicans – among them his son Rand – to support the creation of the planned Islamic cultural center near the former site of the World Trade Center that has come to be known as the "ground zero mosque."
In a statement decrying "demagogy" around the issue, the former Republican presidential candidate wrote late last week that "the debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque."
"Instead, we hear lip service given to the property rights position while demanding that the need to be ‘sensitive’ requires an all-out assault on the building of a mosque, several blocks from ‘ground zero,’" Paul continues.… Read more ...
The issue of whether or not to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Towers terrorist attack has been hijacked for political expediency, said Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in an op ed on his website. “To collectively blame every Muslim for the actions of a few is probably the most un-American act I can think of,” Beitler said.… Read more ...