Tag Archives: unity ’08

Former Youth Leader for Unity ’08 and Americans Elect Likely to be an Independent Candidate for U.S. House

Via Ballot Access News:

Nick Troiano, 24, has set up an exploratory committee for a possible independent race for U.S. House in Pennsylvania’s 10th district. He had been Unity ’08′s College Coordinator, and had been the Communications Manager for Americans Elect. His advisory committee for the congressional race includes Professor Charles Wheelan, a Dartmouth Professor who had advocated in favor of a new party called the Moderate Party.… Read more ...

Veiled references to Americans Elect in the media

Ballot Access News:

Steve Kornacki, Salon’s news editor, has this commentary on the chances of a powerful third force presidential candidate next year.

The column, and similar commentary, usually say that minor party and independent candidates for important office never win. These articles should acknowledge that in the period starting in 1970, there have been seven gubernatorial elections and six U.S.… 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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Update on Americans Elect

Jim Cook reports at Irregular Times that Americans Elect is now listed as a political party with the Nevada Secretary of State. They are currently gathering signatures in Arizona and Nevada through Arno Political Consultants.

Americans Elect is registered as a corporation in every US state, and Kellen Arno is listed as the Secretary of Americans Elect.… Read more ...

They’re Serious: Americans Elect Corp Registers in 50 States

Irregular Times:

You may be wondering whether the Americans Elect corporation is serious in its ambition to get its own candidates for President and Vice President elected in 2012. I’ve been wondering too. But then I did a bit of checking and found out that within the past three weeks Americans Elect (or the similarly-named “Americans Elect Corp.”)… Read more ...

Irregular Times: ‘Meet the New Leaders of the Unity12 Task Force’

Posted by Jim at Irregular Times

As I noted yesterday, the political group Unity08 has reformed for the 2012 presidential election season as a Section 527 corporation named the Unity12 Task Force. The stated goal of this new corporation is to arrange for the nomination of its own presidential ticket.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Hearing Set in Unity ‘08 Case in U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Posted in Ballot Access News:

The U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, will hear Unity08 v Federal Election Commission on October 15, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. The panel consists of Judges Douglas H. Ginsburg, Karen Henderson, and Stephen Williams. The issue is whether the FEC was correct when it told Unity ‘08 in 2006 that no one could contribute more than $5,000.… Read more ...