TX Green Files Emergency Complaint Against Univision over Debate Lockout

Emily Sanchez

From KGNS TV via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez, the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, filed an Emergency Complaint with the Federal Communication Commission’s Media Bureau seeking inclusion in a Univision Dallas debate scheduled to take place Friday, October 24, 2014.… Read more ...

NY Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit over State Senate Candidate

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate in New York.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald Endorses Julie Fox for Comptroller

As was recently reported here at IPR, the Illinois Herald, an online publication, recently endorsed two Green Party candidates for U.S. House in Illinois. The Herald has also endorsed Julie Fox for Illinois Comptroller. From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The lone Libertarian candidate receiving the endorsement of the Illinois Herald is Julie Fox, candidate for Illinois Comptroller.… Read more ...

2012 Green VP Candidate Arrested Protesting Philadelphia School Budget Cuts

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Photo Credit: Harvey Finkle

Earlier this month, during a protest against school budget cuts Philadelphia police arrested Cheri Honkala, the Green Party’s 2012 Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate and National Coordinator of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.  Honkala’s son attended the Moffett Elementary School, a Philadelphia elementary school that is scheduled to be closed, and was joined by a group of parents, students, and school district staff.  This is one recent development in the struggle against major cuts to Philadelphia’s public schools.  Honkala, as a parent and political figure, has long been a part of the struggle.   The arrest took place during an attempted citizens’ arrest of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, for his administration’s cuts to the state education budget.… Read more ...

October 2014 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff….just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Bloomberg:”Libertarian Leads Republican Among Virginia’s Young Voters: Senate Poll”

Bloomberg News reports the results of a poll of Virginia voters aged 18 to 35, and it is bad news for Republican Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against Sen. Mark Warner.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner captured 47 percent in a survey of voters between the ages of 18 and 35, which was released Thursday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.Read more ...

National Journal:”Koch-Allied Group Urges Young Voters to Support Weed Candidate”

National Journal reports on an independent expenditure campaign in support of Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from North Carolina.

A Republican group connected to the billionaire Koch brothers is making a last-ditch effort to push the GOP Senate candidate in North Carolina across the finish line by urging young voters to get behind the marijuana-supporting libertarian in the race.Read more ...

Zack Strong: Fear, Propaganda, and the Mainstream Media

Zack Strong is the Independent American Party’s candidate for U.S. House in Utah’s 3rd district. The following was posted to the party’s website:

Yesterday morning a gunman with a rifle began shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, resulting in the death of a Canadian soldier and of the shooter himself.… Read more ...

SC Green Faces Democrat as Republican Speaker of the House Resigns

Sue Edward SC GP nominee for House District 114

From Green Party Watch:

Sue Edward, a long time co-chair of the South Carolina Green Party, has had a golden opportunity laid at her feet. The incumbent she is running against is House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

Harrell has been under investigation for two years under pressure from Republican and libertarian groups.… Read more ...

Sarah Palin Endorses Bill Walker for Alaska Governor

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Bill Walker is an independent candidate for Governor of Alaska. His running mate is Democrat Byron Mallott. Press Release from the Walker campaign:

Independent candidate for governor, Bill Walker, responded today to questions regarding a recent event hosted by former governor Sarah Palin.

“Last night my family, along with Byron and Toni Mallott, and our campaign staff attended a reception hosted by Todd and Sarah Palin at their lakeside property in Wasilla.… Read more ...

Three More Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins for New York Governor

Howie Hawkins

Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

Progressive and Democratic anger at Governor Cuomo on everything from fracking to the Moreland Commission on corruption, from tax breaks for the rich to too much money in politics has pushed progressive support towards Howie Hawkins. That building groundswell of support amongst traditional grassroots base groups of the Democratic Party is awakening voters to the Green Party candidate’s campaign and progressive credentials.… Read more ...

NY Green, Libertarian Gov Candidates in Debate with D, R candidates tonight

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Michael McDermott, Libertarian for Governor of NY, 2014


Howie Hawkins, Green for Governor of NY, 2014

Email from Mark Axinn:

This is it!

8:00 p.m. tonight (Eastern Daylight Time), Wednesday, Ocotober 22 (right about exactly the time I am posting this -p).

Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott debates Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican challenger Rob Astorino and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins in Buffalo, New York.… Read more ...