Tag Archives: US Senate

Former Green Party Member, Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Helps Kill Minimum Wage Amendment

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, who was a member of the Green Party before 2004, was one of seven Senate Democrats (and one Independent) who voted with all 50 Republicans today to kill debate on consideration of an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  The motion was to amend the Coronavirus Relief package, which is currently before the Senate. … Read more ...

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Senator Lisa Murkowski Flirts With Independence

Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski didn’t mince words when asked about her thoughts on the embattled president. The Republican Senator has had more than enough of Donald Trump.

“I want him to resign. I want him out. He has caused enough damage,” said Murkowski in a press availability at her Capitol office on Friday.… Read more ...

NC’s Sean Haugh Back on Video Campaign Trail

Press Release

RALEIGH (April 27) – The pizza delivery man who ran for U.S. Senate in 2014 and drew a gathering of followers with his personal “bar stool chat” YouTube videos is back.

Sean Haugh is again the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate. He has already released three videos, with several more on the way.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian Haugh Polls 11 Percent in US Senate Race

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (May 14) – Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh is polling “a surprisingly high 11 percent” in the U.S. Senate race, according the first poll conducted by Public Policy Polling. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is at 38 percent, Republican challenger Thom Tillis is at 36 percent, and 15 percent are undecided.… Read more ...

NC Libertarians conduct first ever US Senate candidate forum

From LPNC.org

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina held its first ever U.S. Senate candidate forum April 5 during the annual state convention in Durham. Candidates Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham answered questions submitted by Libertarians from across the state. The forum was streamed live and moderated by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal associate editor.… Read more ...

Watch NC US Senate Candidates forum live

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (April 3) – Watch North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham answer important questions at the 2014 Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention in the run-up to the primary.

The live broadcast begins at 4 p.m.… Read more ...

NC Libertarian US Senate candidates to meet in forum at state convention

Libertarian Party of North CarolinaPress release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina

RALEIGH (March 25) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina‘s annual state convention in Durham April 4-6 will feature a special candidate forum with the two contenders for the party’s U.S. Senate nomination. The forum will be held April 5 at 4 p.m.… Read more ...

Michael Cavlan, candidate and IPR commenter, gets third party opinion piece published

Published at Southside Pride:

Time for an alternative to business as usual?
by Michael Cavlan

The swing to the far right initiated and pushed by the extreme Republicans and quickly followed by the Democrats is the political reality we face today. For anyone willing to be honest it is the chase for corporate dollars to fund campaigns that drives this rightward trend.… Read more ...

Former Green candidate running for US Senate in Virginia as independent

From the Sun Gazette:

Having tested the political waters last year, Kevin Chisholm appears ready to dive into a larger pool…

An engineer by profession, Chisholm retired last year as chief energy official for Arlington Public Schools. As the Green Party County Board candidate in 2010, he garnered just over 6 percent of the vote against Democratic incumbent Chris Zimmerman and Republican Mark Kelly.

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Mike Gravel: ‘My political rupture with AIPAC’

Read the full piece at CounterPunch:

My political rupture with AIPAC occurred over a vote for military aid to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel. This legislative package of aid was put together by the White House primarily to shore up support for Sadat in the Middle East. AIPAC opposed the package and hoped to muster enough congressional opposition to pressure the White House to stop the military aid package to Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

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National Journal: Could Senator Richard Lugar Run As An Independent or Libertarian?

Excerpt from an article by Christopher Peleo-Lazar in the National Journal:

Indiana’s laws for independent candidates are some of the toughest in the nation. In 2000, Ralph Nader did not reach the two percent threshold to get on the ballot, though Pat Buchanan did (Nader, running as a write-in, actually won more votes than Buchanan won for being on the ballot).

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David Colborne: Reid Not Stimulated By Legal Prostitution

Emailed by David Colborne to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

At 14.6%, nearly 5% higher than the national average, Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Consequently, when Harry Reid, Nevada’s senior politician in Washington and the current Senate Majority Leader, came to address the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday, his focus was, logically enough, on jobs.… Read more ...