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Green Ben Manski on democratic reforms, attacks on Wisconsin unions, and tomorrow’s primaries

Ben Manski, a strong 2010 Green candidate for state representative in Madison, Wisconsin, sent the following message to his supporters:

Many of you have asked me what I’ve been up to since the 2010 elections. Others have asked me who I am supporting in tomorrow’s Wisconsin primary elections. I thought I’d share my answers with all of you, in case you’re curious.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Member Mark Noble Achieves Ballot Status for Nonpartisan Columbus City Council Primary

Press release from the Mark Noble campaign. The original press release headline is below. Background is here.

Noble Achieves Ballot Status in May Primary

This afternoon at a meeting of the Franklin County Board of Elections, Mark Noble was certified to appear on the ballot in the May 3rd City Council Primary.… Read more ...

CORRECTION: Previous Story titled “Daily Paul: Ron Paul says NO 3rd Party or Independent Run” was actually from 2008 article

UPDATE: In the comments, Gene Berkman pointed out that the Daily Paul story was actually from 2008. I relied on my intermediate source, and while I did go back to the original source and read it, I did not notice the date. My apologies. If anyone has any 2012 information about Ron Paul giving a definite yes or no to a third party or independent run, please post that information and your source in the comments.Read more ...

New York Conservative Party Unknowingly Nominated a Dead Person for State Senate in 2010

Ballot Access News:

This New York Times story explains that the Conservative Party nominee for State Senate, 31st district, in 2010, was deceased before the party nominated him. Dr. Raphael M. Klapper, of the Bronx, died in May 2010. But during June and July, a petition was circulated to qualify him for the Conservative Party primary.… Read more ...

Poll: 31% of GOP Primary Voters Lean Toward Third Party if Palin is GOP Presidential Nominee

Third Party and Independent Daily:

From Rasmussen, via KintlaLake:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 31% of likely primary voters say they are at least somewhat likely to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is the GOP nominee.

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D.C. Board of Elections Interprets Vote Retention Law Liberally in order to Avoid Disqualifying Republican Party

Ballot Access News (excerpt):

The District of Columbia defines a party as a group that polled as much as 7,500 votes in the last election, for the offices that do count. When it became apparent that no Republican had polled as many as 7,500 votes this year for an office that counts toward the vote test, it seemed that the party had lost its qualified status.

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Green candidate for state rep. in Wisconsin endorsed by former Democratic primary contender and mayor

The following is a press release from the Ben Manski for state legislature campaign in Wisconsin:

MADISON – After the September 14th primary, Democratic assembly candidate and former Middleton Mayor Doug Zwank wasted no time announcing his strong support of Ben Manski for Wisconsin’s 77th Assembly District.

In his statement, Mayor Zwank said that, “I think Ben Manski is a fresh new face for District 77 and offers voters a strong alternative to the same old politics as usual.… Read more ...

New York Libertarians weigh in on Republican Primary for Governor

Celeste Katz reports at NY Daily News,

“I’m not a fan of Lazio and of course I’ll vote for myself and the Libertarian ticket in November, but Carl Paladino would be a disgrace to the Republican Party. His boorish extremism would help the Democrats in a number of close races, especially in the State Senate,” said Redlich, who’s a member of the Guilderland Town Board.

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Green Jesse Johnson picks up major Democratic endorsement in WV US Senate race

After losing the race to represent the Democrats in a special US Senate election, former Democratic politician (and arguably, institution as far as West Virginia is concerned) Ken Hechler has endorsed Jesse Johnson. Johnson is the nominee for US Senate of the Mountain Party, West Virginia’s affiliate of the Green Party.… Read more ...

You say yes, I say no, Murkowski and Alaska Libertarians say maybe

Even after the party previously denied sitting Senator Lisa Murkowski a place on their ballot this November, the Senator’s campaign is still talking with the Alaska Libertarian Party and the party’s chairman says that they’re “in discussions,” although the party’s decision “will not be reversed.”  Murkowski lost the Republican primary to challenger Joe Miller, but cannot run as an independent because of filing deadlines. … Read more ...

Kansas Libertarians May Replace U.S. House Nominee with Prominent Republican

From Ballot Access News:

The Kansas Libertarian Party is ballot-qualified and nominates by convention.  Its original nominee for U.S. House, 4th district, David Moffett, recently dropped out of the race because of ill health.  The party has the right to choose a replacement nominee, up until September 20.

According to this story, the Kansas Libertarian Party is considering replacing Moffett with Wink Hartman, and Hartman is considering whether to accept. 

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Westword: Jaimes Brown and Colorado’s Libertarians are bringing the party to the people for the first time

Jonathan Easley at Westword:

​At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr.

It wasn’t just that Barr was seen as an impure strain of Libertarian; some members felt he had hi-jacked the proceedings by manipulating the sparsely attended, convention-style nomination process.… Read more ...