Daily Archives: July 26, 2010

WV Mountain Party’s Jesse Johnson joins US Senate race

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Charleston Gazette reports that Jesse Johnson has filed as the West Virginia Mountain Party (WV’s Green Party affiliate) candidate for the US Senate special election to fill the seat left by the late Robert Byrd. Johnson is a well-known campaigner against mountaintop removal and an experienced Mountain Party standard-bearer, having previously run for US Senate and twice for governor as the party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Connecticut Green Party announces candidate for state house

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of Connecticut announced today that Don Alexander is running for State Representative, House District 64 (Torrington, Sharon, Cornwall, Goshen, and Salisbury) this fall.

A resident of Torrington, Alexander is a quality assurance engineer at a state company. He is married, with three children.… Read more ...

Arkansas Green Party nominates slate of candidates

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Arkansas Green Party nominated several candidates at its state convention on July 24th. The candidates include two former state representatives, Jim Lendall for Governor and Bobby Tullis for Treasurer, as well as Rebekah Kennedy for Attorney General, who earned over 20% of the vote for US Senate in 2008.… Read more ...

Jill Stein aiming for matching funds

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein has set a goal of raising $125,000 by mid-September. Once Stein raises at least $125,000, her campaign is eligible for 1-to-1 matching funds. Here is an email she recent sent to supporters:

This is just a quick note to update you on our ongoing signature drive, and ask for your support as we start the transition into the final 100 days of the campaign – things are about to dramatically accelerate.… Read more ...

Idaho Republican Party Steals Constitution Party Platform?

From Capitol Hill Blue via TPID:

Joined by tea party members, Ron Paul disciples and old-guard conservatives, Beck strode into the three-day confab in Idaho Falls amid a swelling national tide of frustration with Washington, D.C., magnified by Idaho’s already rightist tilt. When it was over, a majority of the 500 delegates had transformed their platform with a spasm of anti-fed outrage — and anger at Republicans who Beck thinks have strayed from the fold.… Read more ...

Bruce A. Dixon of ‘Black Agenda Report:’ Turn state Green parties into ‘red, black, and green parties’

Bruce A. Dixon – the “managing editor of Black Agenda Report, and a member since last year, of the state committee of the Georgia Green Party,” to which he adds, “Deal with it” – has written a piece in Black Agenda Report that proposes black activists leaving the Democratic Party and heading to the Green Party.  He writes:

Going Republican is not an option.

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NJ: Constitutionally Impaired Republican Congressman Will Face Challenge from Constitution Party Candidate

TPID:

Remember Congressman Frank LoBiondo?  He is the Republican lawmaker whose gross ignorance of the Constitution was revealed at a town hall meeting earlier this year.  LoBiondo was embarrassingly stumped when asked about Article 1 Section 1 of the Constitution, and stuttered that it might have something to do with freedom of speech.  Peter Boyce plans to challenge LoBiondo this November under the banner of the Constitution Party.  From NJ.com:

Peter Boyce grew up in one of the poorest families in the Bronx, New York, but made himself into a millionaire by the age of 30.

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Missouri Constitution Party Running Slate of 26 Candidates

From Constitution Party News via TPID:

Why is the Constitution Party of Missouri smokin’ hot? Maybe it is because it has 26 candidates running for various partisan offices in Missouri, [actually 27, but two are vying for the same US Senate Seat in the August primary], and 41 members who are running to be party committee representatives.… Read more ...

Rob McNealy To Panhandle for Campaign Contributions

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Rob McNealy Libertarian Candidate for CD6 will Hold an Unconventional Fundraising Event

Aurora, CO – July 25th, 2010 – Rob McNealy, candidate for Colorado’s 6th Congressional District, plans an unorthodox fundraising event on Wednesday, July 28th. The event will be held at the southwest corner exit ramp of 1-225 and Parker road at 4:00PM.… Read more ...

Former Congressman Tancredo to run for Colorado governor with Constitution Party

From the Denver Post:

“I will officially announce at noon that I will seek the nomination of the constitution party,” Tancredo told The Denver Post.

The Littleton Republican must file some papers with the Colorado Secretary of State and register as a member of the American Constitution Party, but then “he’s ready to go,” raising money, disclosing his platform and launching a website that is already put together.

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Where in the World Is Tom Golisano?

From the News Albany Bureau:

Has Golisano, the Rochester billionaire who moved to Florida a year ago, lost interest in New York politics?

That’s the question being asked around the state by candidates who have come to rely on his money — as well as those fearful that he would open his wallet to their opponents.

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New in the public discourse: Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

(excerpt from) The Atlantic Wire
Are Jedi Knights Libertarian or Socialist?

by Max Fisher on July 26, 2010

Most political journalists are also nerds, so it was probably only a matter of time until someone started debating the politics of Star Wars. This particular discussion started when an official with the Canadian prime minister’s office sent out a press release announcing that the forthcoming national census would be optional.

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