Daily Archives: August 2, 2008

Ex-GOP legislator tries to get Libertarians to quit Texas races

The Austin American-Statesman reports in Sunday’s edition that a former Texas Republican state representative has called on three Texas Libertarian state House candidates — Joe Allport, Jason Jordan, and one other — to quit their races in order to prevent Democrats from winning the seats. Suzanna Hupp said she “called three Libertarian candidates in races where she knew the margin between the Republican and Democrat candidate figures to be close in November.… Read more ...

Socialist Workers Party ballot access update

The latest issue of The Militant reports on Socialist Workers Party ballot access efforts. In New York, supporters “celebrated July 27 after collecting 29,480 signatures — nearly double the requirement — to place Roger Calero, SWP candidate for U.S. president, and his running mate Alyson Kennedy on the New York state ballot.… Read more ...

Nader wins Peace and Freedom nomination

The Peace and Freedom Party has selected independent candidate Ralph Nader and his runningmate Matt Gonzalez as its 2008 presidential ticket. According to the PFP’s homepage, “Both nominees agree with the fundamentals of the P & F platform and bring with them a strong combination of experience, credibility, and legislative accomplishment.”

According to liveblogging on White Light Black Light, the voting results from the single round of voting was Nader 46, Gloria La Riva 27, Brian Moore 10, Cynthia McKinney 6.… Read more ...

AFP release on mortgage bailout condemns debt, calls for tariffs

The America First Party has issued a press release condemning the recent federal bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as irresponsible government spending as an ineffective stopgap:

In an effort to bail out stockholders, lenders, and homeowners, congress and the president have raised the debt ceiling by an ear-popping $800 billion, thereby allowing our nation’s cash debt to rise above $10 trillion for the first time ever.

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Photos from Peace and Freedom Convention

“Alice” posted this link at Ballot Access News. She reports that it is an index of photographs from the Peace and Freedom Party convention underway this weekend in California.

Also covering the convention is Babbette Hogan of Polidoc Productions. She is filming and hopes to have video up at some point.… Read more ...

Holly Hart guest on Green Party Watch Radio Sunday

National Green Party Secretary for three years, Iowa Green Holly Hart will be the guest this Sunday on Green Party Watch Radio. Tune in this Sunday from 3 to 3:30 PM East Coast time and you’ll hear us live. Of course, as always, the show is hosted at GPW Radio after the webcast too so you can listen at your leisure.… Read more ...

Barr fundraising falls short of goal

The Bob Barr campaign’s big “Raising the Debate” push to hit $750,000 in contributions has fallen a bit short of the goal. According to the campaign website, yesterday was the target date for them to hit three-quarters of a million in funds raised, but they’re reporting only about $625,000 in actual contributions thus far.… Read more ...