Tag Archives: Taxpayers Party

Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

The fate of New York’s cross-endorsing parties

Austin Cassidy reports at Uncovered Politics that the New York Taxpayers Party will probably not qualify for a ballot line:

In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very hard to collect such information and report it.

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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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Paladino now says he will actively campaign if he loses Republican nomination

Posted by Samuel Wilson at the Think 3 Institute:

…Carl Paladino is raising the stakes by going back on an earlier promise to stand down from his newly-created Taxpayers Party line should he lose the GOP nod to Rick Lazio. Paladino now says that he will campaign actively as the Taxpayers candidate if Lazio wins the Republican primary.

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Lazio, Paladino and their alternative party backup plans

According to Quinnipiac polling, “Former Congressman Rick Lazio leads businessman Carl Paladino 47 – 35 percent among New York State Republican likely primary voters in the race for Governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. But 18 percent of Republican voters remain undecided and 49 percent of those who do name a candidate say they might change their mind before the September 14 primary.… Read more ...

Constitution Party candidate advocates killing abortion doctors

From the Michigan Messenger by way of TPID:

With the Republican and Democratic candidates already decided by the party primaries earlier this month, a third party — the U.S. Taxpayers Party of Michigan — has announced its list of candidates for various offices in the state. Among them is a physician from Fremont who advocates the killing of abortion doctors.… Read more ...

Carl Paladino Will Be On Ballot As Taxpayers Party Gubernatorial Candidate Even If He Doesn’t Get Republican Nomination, But He Wouldn’t Campaign

Ballot Access News:

The July 30 Buffalo News has this confusing story, which seems to say that if Carl Paladino loses the New York Republican gubernatorial primary on September 14, he will still be listed on the November ballot as the nominee of his new Taxpayers Party. But, if he loses the Republican primary, he would not campaign in the general election.… Read more ...

Carl Paladino says he will not run as a Taxpayers Party candidate if he loses Republican Primary

H/T Clay in IPR comments. Tom Precious in Buffalo News:

ALBANY — Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino said he will not continue to run for governor on a new third-party line if he does not win September’s Republican Party primary against Rick Lazio.

The claim by Paladino, made in a NY1 television interview today, appears to call into question the push for the new party Paladino is trying to create.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘Yes, this is a litmus test’

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster. Knapp has held various internal offices in and sought public office under the banners of the Libertarian and Boston Tea Parties. :

People who refer to themselves as “libertarians” spend a lot of time arguing over exactly what they mean by “libertarian.”

Personally, I try to be fairly “big tent,” figuring that people who once self-identify as libertarian tend to get more consistently libertarian after doing so, if they’re a) accepted and b) encouraged to explore libertarian ideas, instead of just slapped around for whatever deviations they still cling to.… Read more ...

Warren Redlich: “Carl Paladino and the Mosque”

H/T Eric Sundwall in comments on Warren Redlich, Kristin Davis disagree on “Mosque” in New York City:

Warren Redlich, Libertarian for Governor of New York in the Westchester Herald:

Redlich_WarrenWarren Redlich.

ALBANY, NY, July 22, 2010 — Carl Paladino's "Mosque" press release (see below) was forwarded to me just now. Read more ...

Redlich: Paladino evasive about Schumer/Clinton contributions

NY Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Warren Redlich writes at wredlich.com:

(Taxpayers Party/Republican primary candidate for Governor of NY) Carl Paladino continues to duck questions about his relationship with Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer.

This morning on WIZR radio (930 AM in Johnstown), Paladino was asked to reconcile his purported conservative views with his $1000 contribution to Schumer on June 30, 2009 and his $4600 contribution to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Carl Paladino update

New York Taxpayers Party candidate Carl Paladino is a “threat” to Republican candidate Rick Lazio in the Republican primary, according to the Wall Street Journal:

Written off by Republicans as a blustery, gaffe-prone thorn, Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is emerging as a serious threat to Rick Lazio’s campaign for governor.

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