Tag Archives: US Congress

Justin Amash Lists Party as Libertarian in Congressional Directory

Congressman Justin Amash, who just announced his decision to join the Libertarian Party and seek its 2020 presidential nomination, officially changed his partisan affiliation in the Congressional directory to “Libertarian.”

Amash becomes the first sitting member of Congress to fully affiliate with the Libertarian Party.  Former Congressman Ron Paul was a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party during part of his Congressional career but always listed himself as Republican in the Congressional directory.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: Cowardly Congress Chooses to be AWOL

Author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a 1996 Independent presidential candidate, 2000 Green Party presidential nominee, 2004 Independent presidential candidate and Reform Party presidential nominee, and 2008 Independent presidential candidate and Peace and Freedom Party presidential nominee, published the following editorial today on his website Nader.org. 

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic a careening, confused President is fibbing, flailing, breaking laws, and mishandling money.… Read more ...

Interview with Daily Nation: Libertarian US Congress Candidate from North Carolina Jeff Matemu

From Mwakilishi:

Kenyan-born lawyer Jeff Matemu is running for the US congress in the state of North Carolina. Matemu is contesting the 2nd congressional district seat in North Carolina on a Libertarian Party ticket.

Matemu, who runs a law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently told Mwakilishi.com that he chose to run as a Libertarian in order to better serve the people of his congressional district by avoiding party labels that he says have controlled politicians’ decisions.… Read more ...

Former Florida Republican State Legislator Will be Independent Party Candidate for Congress Next Year

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, former Florida State Senator Nancy Argenziano will run for Congress in 2012 as the nominee of the Independent Party. Earlier, Argenziano had expressed a desire to be a Democratic Party nominee in 2012, but the new election law passed this year forbids anyone from running in a party primary if that person had been a member of another qualified party during the preceding year.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: What about ‘free and fair elections’ in Washington, DC?

From Nader.org:

Dear President Obama:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reflected your sentiments when she commented on the Egyptian uprising with the words “We want to see free and fair elections.”

But in the District of Columbia, where you and Secretary Clinton reside, there are no “free and fair elections” for electing representatives with full voting rights to Congress.… Read more ...

Carla Howell, Michael Cloud, Cato Institute: Not much evidence of change from new GOP Congress

From Michael Cloud and Carla Howell
The Center For Small Government

Honorable Republican Representatives,

Last year, you campaigned against President Obama’s reckless, irresponsible, ‘socialist’ budget of $3.8 Trillion.

You promised voters to roll back federal spending. To reduce the deficit. To get the federal government on the path to solvency and fiscal sanity.… Read more ...

Republican Congressman: ‘If we don’t go the right way…you will see a third party’

A freshman Congressman from Florida who associates himself with the Tea Party – not the party itself, however, which has formed in several states, including Florida – said the following in an interview with CBS:

CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric speaks with three new members of the House of Representatives Rep.

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Ralph Nader: ‘Bush At Large’

By Ralph Nader at Nader.org:

George W. Bush is on a roll—a money roll with a $7 million advance for his book Decision Points and a rehabilitation roll to paint his war crimes as justifiable mass-slaughter and torture.

His carefully chosen interviewers—NBC’s Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey—agreed to a safe pre-taping to avoid demonstrations and tough questions.… Read more ...

Nader and Associates Letter to President Obama on GM’s IPO

Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:

Dear President Obama,

The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party national committee chair Darryl Perry: ‘An Open Letter to the US Congress’

Via contact.ipr@gmail.com and Free Patriot Press:

I will be sending copies of this letter to the newly elected Congressmen on January 3, 2011. If you wish to add your name to the letter you may do so online at http://www.petitiononline.com/ol112c. You are also encouraged to print and send this letter to your members of Congress.Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Election Results

Libertarian Party HQ Monday Message:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First of all I want to thank our over 800 candidates again for taking the time to run for office.

Now that we’ve all had a little time to catch our breaths after election day, we’re working to compile and analyze the results of our efforts.… Read more ...

West Hartford News profiles noted activist running as Green for Congress in CT

From the West Hartford News (read the full thing here):

WEST HARTFORD — If anything, getting arrested for snapping photos of Governor M. Jodi Rell during her 2007 inaugural parade reaffirmed a lot of political ambitions for Ken Krayeske, now a candidate for Congress in the state’s First Congressional District.

Krayeske was managing Cliff Thornton’s Green Party campaign for governor at the time, the first black gubernatorial candidate in Connecticut history.

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