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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 ...

Socialist Party USA’s Billy Wharton on the Paranoid Style and the Surveillance State

From Socialist Party USA co-chair Billy Wharton at the Examiner via Third Party and Independent Daily:

If there is a political crisis, there is an opportunity. Jared Lee Loughner’s attempted assassination of Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona certainly created a crisis. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is now ready to cash in on the opportunity.… Read more ...

Washington Post Columnist Calls for Centrist Third Party Movement

From Matt Miller at the Washington Post via Third Party and Independent Daily:

I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.

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Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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Third Party and Independent Daily: Constitution Party Updates

Several stories at TPID today about the Constitution Party:


CO-Gov: Progressives Debate Import of Tancredo’s Third Party Candidacy

From Political Chili:

Over at The Huffington Post, liberal blogger Jessica Corry is making “The Liberal Case for Tom Tancredo.”  According to Corry, Tancredo’s victory “could mean a handful of policy goodies long championed by liberal progressives.”  She believes that Tancredo’s “strong libertarian foundation…when communicated the right way, is both moderate and pragmatic.” .

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Third Party and Independent Daily: Latest Tancredo News

TPID has two new items about former Congressman Tom Tancredo’s run for Governor as an American Constitution Party candidate in Colorado:

CO: Tancredo Admits Drug War is a Failure, Calls for Legalization and Taxation of Marijuana

From the Real Vail news:

One of the more candid moments in McGarry’s interview with Tancredo was when he asked him about legalizing marijuana.… Read more ...

Third Party and Independent Daily covers New England Independent Gubernatorial candidates Cahill, Cutler

TPID today has an Exclusive Interview with Eliot Cutler, Independent Candidate for Governor of Maine as well as this item about Independent candidate for governor Timothy Cahill:

From WBUR:

Massachusetts Democrats gathering in Worcester for their state convention this weekend will be joined by a former member of their party.… Read more ...

TPID covers California Prop 14 (Top Two) battle

TPID:

Libertarian Party of Ohio Endorses “Stop Top Two” Initiative in California

A press release sent to TPID via email:

Columbus, OH – June 4, 2010. The Libertarian Party of Ohio announced today that it is supporting the STOP Top Two initiative currently underway in California. The Libertarian Party of Ohio Central Committee, as well as the Executive Committee, has voted to support the Libertarian Party of California, as well as the California Republican Party and the California Democratic Party in supporting STOP Top Two.… Read more ...