Tag Archives: TPID

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 ...

Colorado Constitution Party Prepares for Major-Party Status Following Tancredo’s Run for Governor


From Denver Westword:

By inching over 10 percent of the vote last Tuesday, Dan Maes saved the Colorado Republican Party from the humiliation of falling to minor-party status. But while Tom Tancredo didn’t win the race, his 30 percent-plus of the vote elevated the American Constitution Party to a major Colorado party.

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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.” 

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TPID: Interview with Darcy Richardson

Last week at Third Party and Independent Daily, I published a lengthy three-part interview with Darcy Richardson.  Darcy is a veteran independent political activist, a historian of the third party and independent political tradition in the United States, and a candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Florida, running on the Independent gubernatorial ticket of economist and author Farid Khavari. … Read more ...

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 ...

Ohio Socialist Dan La Botz: Open the debates


A press release from Dan La Botz, the Socialist Party candidate for US Senate in Ohio:


Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Lee Fisher are reported by the press to be preparing to hold a series of debates in several Ohio cities, debates in which apparently only they will participate.… Read more ...

NC: Constitution Party Weighs in on a Number of Bills Before the General Assembly


From the Constitution Party discussion forum:

The Castle Doctrine (Senate Bill 928) . . . Eminent Domain (House Bill 1659) . . . Protect Health Care Freedom (House Joint Res. 1674) . . . HO– USE BILL 2032 – UNBORN VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE ACT . . . HO– USE BILL 1963 – SPEAK, READ & WRITE ENGLISH/DRIVER LICENSE .

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Rand Paul Attacked for Association with Constitution Party


Progressive and liberal commentators have now begun to attack Rand Paul for his past association with the Constitution Party.  From the Progressive Fix:

I don’t know how long it’s going to take before the past views and associations of new Republican superstar Rand Paul all come to light, but he’s currently on track to serve as the living link between all sorts of older forms of radical conservatism and the contemporary Tea Party movement.

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