Tag Archives: Progressive Party

Time Capsule: Wisconsin’s Progressive Party Cheated by the Grim Reaper

Just 36 days after winning the governorship, this week in 1942 death cruelly intervened and denied the Wisconsin Progressive Party one of its greatest electoral achievements in the party’s twelve-year history.

While Minnesota’s neighboring Farmer-Labor Party went out with barely a whimper and most of the country’s other minor parties fared poorly at the ballot box that autumn, the most spectacular — and ultimately tragic — achievement by a third-party candidate in the 1942 mid-term elections occurred in Wisconsin’s three-way gubernatorial campaign where 49-year-old former attorney general Orland S.… Read more ...

Henry Wallace: The Original #DemExit-er

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On this day 133 years ago, Henry Agard Wallace was born. Wallace would gain a very longstanding legacy in US Political History thanks to the ruling political establishments demonization of his politics.

Wallace began his career as the Secretary of Agriculture under President Franklin Roosevelt, where he played a vital part in passing the Agricultural Adjustment Act, being an outspoken voice to Roosevelts Left.… Read more ...

Hiram Johnson: An Irreconcilable Progressive

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On this day 155 years ago Hiram Johnson was born to Annie De Montfredy and 1 term representative Grove Lawrence Johnson. While Hiram spent a lot of his time in public life as a member of the Republican Party, he has a large impact on the minor party political sphere that should not be overlooked as well.… Read more ...

U.S. District Court Sets May 19 Oral Argument in Kentucky Ballot Access Case

judgeFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove will hear oral argument in Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, 3:15cv-86, on Thursday, May 19, at 11 a.m. in the federal courthouse in Frankfort, Kentucky. Case number 3:15cv-86. The Constitution Party is a co-plaintiff.

The issue is Kentucky’s failure to have a procedure by which a previously unqualified party can become a qualified party, in advance of an election.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and Constitution Party of Kentucky, File Lawsuit on Definition of “Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 4, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky definition of a qualified party. The case is Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, e.d. 3:15cv-86.

Kentucky is the only state in which it is impossible for a party to ever be ballot-qualified until it polls a particular share of the vote for President.… Read more ...

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

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Press Release via the Libertarian Party of Milwaukee County:

Milwaukee Libertarians: GOP debate proves Broadcasters Assn. ban on third-party candidates is unjustified

For the past two decades, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has exercised a monopoly on organizing general election debates between candidates for Governor and Senator. In that time, they have not once allowed any candidate other than the Republican and Democratic nominees to participate.… Read more ...

Eric Ostermeier: How Big a Footprint Will Drew Curtis Leave on Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Race?

From Dr. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics:

Curtis, founder and CEO of the news aggregator website Fark, has polled in the mid- to high single digits in the scant three-way surveys that have been conducted of the race to date. The independent candidate hopes to build on those numbers after being allowed to participate in a debate (to favorable reviews) with the major party nominees held in Louisville earlier this month.… Read more ...

Chris Keniston: My Response to the “Wasted Vote” Argument

From Chris Keniston at his campaign website:

I received another great question from a supporter that I want to answer here publicly.

“I have several friends who love your party and your stance on the issues, but have said that they can’t waste their vote voting for someone who has no chance of being elected.… Read more ...

Scott McLarty: What’ll Happen to Bernie’s Political Revolution After Hillary Wins the Nomination?

From Scott McLarty in CounterPunch, forwarded to me by the DC Statehood Green Party:

The question needs to be asked. What will Bernie Sanders’ supporters do when “We need a political revolution” inevitably turns into “We must vote for the lesser evil”?

It seems like bad manners to bring up the likelihood that Mr.… Read more ...

Progressive Party of Vermont: Paid Sick Leave Policies Are Good For All

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(The following was posted on the Progressive Party of Vermont’s website.)

Submitted by Mari Cordes on Mon, 2013-12-16 01:00

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that around 40 percent of people in the United States are forced to work when they or a family member are ill. If they must stay home, they risk losing pay or their jobs because they have no provision for any amount of sick time.

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Progressive Party of Vermont: Selene Colburn to Seek Progressive Nomination for Ward 1 City Council

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(The following was a Press Release published on the Progressive Party of Vermont website.)

Submitted by Vermont Progres… on Wed, 2013-12-18 10:56

BURLINGTON – Selene Colburn will seek the Progressive nomination for the City Council seat being vacated by outgoing Ward 1 Councilor Kevin Worden.  Selene, a librarian at the University of Vermont and a Trustee on the Burlington Library Commission, brings a rich understanding of issues important to Ward 1 residents.

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Both Progressive Burlington City Councilors Will Seek Reelection

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(The following was posted on the Progressive Party of Vermont’s Facebook page on December 9th.)

It’s official – both Progressive Burlington City Councilors up for reelection this March are definitely running! This is going to be an exciting year in Burlington.Will they be joined by other Progressive candidates? We’ll keep you posted – look for news here soon!
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