Tag Archives: New Party

POLITICO: Andrew Yang Plans to Launch New Third Party

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is plotting the launch of a new third party next month, POLITICO reports today.

Yang, who lost a bid for New York mayor earlier this year, is said to no longer personally identify as a Democrat.  It’s unclear if Yang’s new party will be a national effort or confined to New York state, where fusion could allow the party to cross-nominate candidates friendly to Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal.… Read more ...

New party founded in Watertown, CT

The following excerpts are from an article in the Town Times of Watertown, Connecticut. The full article can be read here.

On Tuesday, December 9, the new political party organized by Richard Wick had its initial meeting at the Thomaston Savings Bank which drew approximately 30 to 40 people, adequate attendance to garner 25 signatures needed for the application for a party designation and the formation of a Party Designation Committee.

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Joel S. Hirschhorn: A new political party is needed

Submitted to IPR by Joel S. Hirschhorn via contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Set aside any Obama euphoria you feel. The other important news is that third-party presidential candidates had a miserable showing this year, totaling just over one percent of the grand total with 1.5 million votes nationwide, compared to some 123 million votes for Barack Obama and John McCain.… Read more ...

A new third party to be formed in Watertown, Connecticut

An article in the Town Times – of Watertown and Oakville, Connecticut – revealed the plans of former Watertown city council member Dick Wick to form a third party. Dissatisfied with the vetting process for city council candidates of both Democrats and Republicans, Mr. Wick decided that he needed to form his own party.… Read more ...

No challenges to presidential petitions in Illinois

Richard Winger has just reported that because of a strange quirk in Illinois election laws, the Constitution Party and New Party have both qualified to be on the ballot. Neither submitted enough petitions to actually achieve this, but no one challenged their petitions. The Libertarians and Ralph Nader’s petitions also remain unchallenged, but they had the neccesary signatures.… Read more ...