Daily Archives: July 28, 2008

Libertarians drop Sonny Landham

On tonight’s Weekly Filibuster, Libertarian Party political director Sean Haugh revealed that the Libertarian Party of Kentucky is dissociating itself from Sonny Landham. He explained that the LPKY needed to wait until today to find out the ramifications for [read more]

Pollina runs as an independent, Vermont Progressives react

Presumptive Vermont Progressive Party gubernatorial nominee Anthony Pollina announced last week that he would seek election not as the candidate of his party, but rather as an independent. As the Burlington Free Press put it, Pollina is hoping the change in labels will help him reach out to voters who simply can’t stomach [read more]

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on SPUSA annual picnic

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel comes an article on this past weekend’s Socialist Party USA annual picnic:

The picnic, now in its 111th year, drew about 50 people to Kern Park, where the food, of course, was potluck and the entertainment was the two-person band Eric Blowtorch and the Welders.

The crowd, many with graying hair, was mostly the party regulars, a group that looks increasingly quaint in today’s sharp-edged, fast-moving political world.

“I don’t think it’s a relic at all,” said Paul Cigler of Appleton, state chairman. “We’re keeping a long tradition alive, and this is a message that needs to be heard.”

Besides touching the SP’s long history, the article discusses Brian Moore‘s presidential campaign and its limited finances, while highlighting the ballot access challenge it [read more]

North Dakota independent’s campaign ‘falling into place’

North Dakota’s Grand Forks Herald reports independent gubernatorial candidate DuWayne Hendrickson says “his campaign is ‘falling into place.’” Hendrickson and running mate Dana Brandenburg have gathered 150 petition signatures; they need to submit 1,000 by September 5. Brandenburg [read more]