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Joe Lieberman Makes Pitch for 3rd-Party Candidates in Roanoke College Address

Joe Lieberman

By Tiffany Holland

Former vice presidential candidate and retired U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman visited Roanoke College on Wednesday night to discuss the partisan politics of Congress, which he feels are detrimental to the country and said the country needs more strong third-party candidates.

He also said there should be a “strong emergence of a third party in this country.”… Read more ...

National Journal: Could Senator Richard Lugar Run As An Independent or Libertarian?

Excerpt from an article by Christopher Peleo-Lazar in the National Journal:

Indiana’s laws for independent candidates are some of the toughest in the nation. In 2000, Ralph Nader did not reach the two percent threshold to get on the ballot, though Pat Buchanan did (Nader, running as a write-in, actually won more votes than Buchanan won for being on the ballot).

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Ralph Nader on Joe Lieberman: “A Right-Wing Extremist On Everything Except The Environment And Gay Rights”

Christopher Keating in the Hartford Courant’s CapitolWatch:

Consumer activist Ralph Nader, who has tangled publicly with both Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman, is quite pleased that Lieberman will be leaving the U.S. Senate after 24 years.

Democrats praised Lieberman throughout the day on Wednesday, but Nader did not join in on the accolades.

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Jeff Vanke, other independents featured on CNN.com

Email from Jeff Vanke to contact.ipr.gmail.com:

On today’s CNN.com, here, Jeff Vanke’s campaign and his balanced budget are featured in a story on independent candidates in 2010.

Jeff Vanke for Congress, Independent, 6th District of Virginia
1007 1st Street SW, Suite D, Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 915-3786

Excerpt from that story:

(L)et’s break out of the two-party mold and take a look at some of the independent candidates across the country who are surging or struggling as Election Day approaches.

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Nate Silver On The Potential For A Third Party Presidential Campaign

Statistical guru Nate Silver weighs in on the brouhaha in the blogosphere since Thomas Friedman posted his op-ed on the idea of a third party candidacy in 2012 (for a second time).

There have been 16 Presidential elections since World War II: in only one instance, 1992, was there a third-party candidate (H.

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Can Tancredo Pull a Lieberman?

For Independent candidacies seriously looking to win a major race with three candidates, there are generally two paths to victory.

Path 1: The Jesse Ventura model. In 1998, Jesse Ventura won a race for Governor with 37% of the vote. Republican Norm Coleman took 34% and Skip Humphrey took 28%. This type of race features three competitive candidates, who all have a decent shot at winning the election.… Read more ...

Alaska: Will The Libertarian Party Sell Out Its Principles To Win A Senate Seat?

Think Progress:

In a stunning upset, Tea Party activist and Sarah Palin-endorsee Joe Miller appears to have upset incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in Tuesday’s Republican primary election. Though there are still around ten thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, analysts agree it is unlikely Murkowski will be able to close her 1,668 vote deficit.… Read more ...

Newsmax: US Sen Joe Lieberman (CT) Likely Running for reelection in 2012 as an Independent

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Sen. Joe Lieberman tells Newsmax that he will probably seek re-election in 2012 and will likely run again as an independent.

Newsmax chief Washington correspondent Ronald Kessler asked the senator, who lost the Democratic primary in 2006 and was elected as an independent in the general election, if he could see himself running as a Republican.… Read more ...

Independent candidate for Senate in CT stars in ad, creates controversy

Dr. John Mertens, a candidate for Senate in Connecticut seeking the endorsement of various minor parties, recently starred in an ad put on the air by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.

The Committee did not endorse Dr. Mertens, or even mention his run for Senate in the ad, but Dr. Mertens did talk about how he is the chair of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, a party formed solely to elect Joe Lieberman to the Senate in 2006, but later taken over by his progressive enemies.… Read more ...

What are our nation’s independent Senators up to?

Believe it or not, there are two independents in the United States Senate.  One is Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist from Vermont who caucuses with the Democrats and is closely associated with the Progressive Party of Vermont.  Although he is closely associated with two parties, he is a member of neither and is a bona fide independent. … Read more ...

Independent socialist among few Senators to vote no on bailout

Following Monday’s historic defeat of the “billionaire bailout for Wall Street,” the Senate took up the fight to fleece the taxpayer to an even greater degree — adding “sweeteners” to the bill to soften congressional opposition.

Rejecting public opinion polls that show a vast majority oppose the principle of a bailout, the Senate passed the bigger and badder bill by a vote of 75-25.… Read more ...