Virgil Goode has been on a Western States tour for his presidential campaign. The nominee of the Constitution Party was in Wyoming a few days ago and called for deep cuts to the federal budget as a solution to the issues of over-taxation and the national debt.
Goode said he would also make reducing the deficit and balancing the federal budget his immediate priorities.
Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.
The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.
There was interesting story which popped up over at IPR (Independent Political Report) last week about a former Libertarian Party committeeman in Wyoming who has broken away from the national LP and, with a few like minded fellows, started his own party which is known simply as the Country Party.… Read more ...
In 2006, the Independent American Party, the Constitution Party’s state affiliate in Nevada elected two of its candidates to office. This year it doubled up and elected four:three who were elected for the first time and one who who re-elected.
Taylor Haynes, write-in candidate for Governor of Wyoming, appears to have received write-ins equal to 8.5% of the total vote cast. He has requested that the state tally his write-ins, so we should get a precise figure in a few weeks. He is a well-known conservative rancher with strong ties to the Constitution Party.… Read more ...
Taylor Haynes, who would have been the first independent candidate on the ballot for Wyoming Governor since 1958 if he had qualified this year, did not qualify. He was unable to obtain the needed 4,988 valid signatures. This is the second petition failure in Wyoming this year.… Read more ...
The Constitution Party of Wyoming narrowly missed the ballot according to Ballot Access News, by a mere 388 valid signatures.
The Constitution Party petition for ballot access in Wyoming was due June 1, and it needed 4,988 valid signatures. The Secretary of State has checked the petition and says the party only submitted 4,600 valid signatures.
The Constitution Party could become the fourth ballot qualified party in Wyoming according to this news article. Today they submitted over 7,000 petition signatures for a requirement of 5,000.
Supporters of the Constitution Party turned in thousands of signatures Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to get the group’s candidates recognized alongside Republican, Democrat and Libertarian candidates in Wyoming’s general election.