Press release from Alan Augustson, Green Party congressional candidate and former presidential hopeful:
Green Party Congressional Candidate Alan Augustson (IL, CD-05) called upon all Presidential and other candidates to back off from promises of lower gasoline [read more]
IPR has twice reported on allegations from inside the Gravel campaign that Steve Kubby “stabbed Gravel in the back” by endorsing Mary Ruwart after allegedly saying he would endorse Mike Gravel. Now the former Manhattan campaign manager for Mike Gravel, Dodge Landesman, has [read more]
Apparently the American Legion Boys State hosted a debate today between the Republican and Democratic nominees for US Senate from Nebraska, and kept Steve Larrick from participating in the debate.
The Journal Star reports that Larrick and close to a dozen supporters protested [read more]
Connecticut’s Litchfield County Times reports that Fifth District U.S. House candidate Harold Burbank II “is calling on Congress to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney for waging an illegal war in Iraq.” Burbank said he decided to run as a [read more]
When asked by Stephen Colbert why libertarians had traditionally voted for Republicans instead of the Libertarian Party, Bob Barr responded, “We haven’t had a good candidate,” but that he, Bob Barr, was a good candidate.
Barr himself, it should be noted, [read more]
The American Independent Party, which is the Constitution Party’s affilliate in California, will be holding its state convention soon. As many third-party aficionados know, the AIP-CA is currently in the middle of a struggle over who to nominate as it’s presidential candidate, Alan Keyes or Chuck Baldwin. Richard Winger, over at [read more]
Francis M. Powers, a master carpenter and independent musician, will be seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination for Congress in New York’s 13th district. If he makes it to the ballot, he will possibly face Francis H. Powers — his Republican [read more]
In a press release issued today, Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Bob Barr calls for an overhaul of the federal tax system.
“We must both reduce and simplify taxes,” he adds. That could mean replacing the income tax with a consumption tax. It could mean a low, flat income tax. But, he emphasizes, “the bottom line is that taxes are too high and too complex. It’s time for Americans to say that they are mad and aren’t going to take it anymore, just like they did in California three decades ago.”
Barr, an alleged supporter of the Fair Tax, has not come out for any specific tax reforms. Unlike Republican Ron Paul, Barr does not call for [read more]
The Politico’s W. James Antle III has written an article surveying the diverse options voters will have for president in November — “more … than just John McCain and Barack Obama.” Antle says third-party candidates this year are “seeking to tap into discontent on the left and [read more]
Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will hold a news conference at First Parish Church, followed by a rally in Portland, Maine, tonight at 7:30. His speech will focus on energy policy and the War in Iraq.
Nader, then running as the Green Party [read more]
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr appeared on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report last night.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighted this exchange:
“What’s the difference between you and Ralph Nader other than you apparently own a comb?” Colbert asked, referencing the perennial third-party candidate who is running again as an independent.
“And the mustache,” the whiskered Barr offered right back.
“Were you afraid the government might make you register that thing?” Colbert asked. “‘Cause it’s a lady-killer.”
Robert Stacy McCain — who worked for Barr’s nomination in Denver — offered his take on Barr’s Colbert [read more]
Earlier we reported that Chuck Baldwin would be appearing on Revolution Radio at 7:30 p.m. tonight. This was the information listed at the Baldwin campaign Web site. However, it has been called to our attention that the interview will actually take place on Revolution Broadcasting, not [read more]