Daily Archives: July 27, 2010

Randy Brogdon Loses Republican Primary for OK Governor

Oklahoma State Senator Randy Brogdon lost in his bid to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee today. From the National Journal:

Rep./ex-LG Mary Fallin (R-OK) won the OK GOV GOP primary in convincing fashion, easily defeating state Sen. Randy Brogdon (R). The AP called the race for Fallin with 35% of precincts reporting; she collected 59% of the vote.

OK GOV GOP Primary 

While IPR does not normally cover major party candidates, an exception can be made for Randy Brogdon. Last year he was endorsed by Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 presidential [read more]

Independent Green Party of Virginia endorses candidates for all eleven Virginia US House seats

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

11 Indy Green endorsee/nominees for congress lead by doing. Thanks to the Indy Greens and their allies, who collected thousands of signatures to get on the ballot, every Virginian will [read more]

North Carolina State Supreme Court to hear Libertarian-Green challenge to ballot access laws

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner

The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Libertarian Party et al vs. The State of North Carolina, et al Thursday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m. This is the party’s [read more]

Alaskan Independence Party and Alaska Libertarian Party cross-endorse

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

In an historic and bold move, a new bipartisan coalition has been
formed in Alaska for election 2010, at least in the battle for four
seats in the Alaska Legislature, including that of [read more]

SC: Green Party Senate Candidate Sees Opportunity in Democrat Greene’s Nomination

From the Post and Courier via TPID:

Will the controversial U.S. Senate candidacy of Democrat Alvin Greene open the door for the Green Party? Tom Clements hopes so. Clements decided to enter the race as a Green Party candidate before he knew who the Democrats would [read more]

Hawkins (G-NY) Calls for at Least 50% Cut in NYS Millitary Spending, Invest Peace Dividend in Jobs & Clean Energy

On The Wilder Side:

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer candidates, more anti-fracking candidates, and more sustainable energy candidates. The last time that the Green Party of New York State had ballot status it set the record for running the most Green candidates of any state.

|#0|#Spoke at National Peace Conference in Albany on Sunday, July 25

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party of New York State nominee for Governor, [read more]

Oklahoma Green Party endorses Dr. Edward Shadid for OK State House

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Green Party of Oklahoma has voted to endorse Dr. Edward Shadid for Oklahoma State House District 85. Because Oklahoma has the most restrictive and discriminatory ballot access laws in the nation, Shadid is running as an independent with Green support. [read more]

Uncovered Politics ‘Oddball’: Pro-Life (formerly named Marvin Richardson)

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

Today’s oddball in the spotlight is Pro-Life.

Yes, that’s the man’s name.

Marvin Richardson legally changed his name to “Pro-Life” after an Idaho court refused to allow him to be listed on the ballot with the label in a 2006 race for Governor as the Constitution Party candidate. The Constitution Party of Idaho eventually tried to distance themselves from him and in the end, Richardson finished third, essentially tied with the Libertarian nominee for 1.6% of the vote.

In 2008, he appeared on the ballot for U.S. Senate as an independent with the name “Pro-Life” and polled 1.3% for fifth place behind the major party candidates, independent Rex Rammell (5.4%) and the Libertarian nominee, Kent Marmon (1.5%).

The article goes on to say

I can almost guarantee you he’s the only candidate on the ballot this election cycle who shares both his birthday and the date that he was “fertilized” by his parents. (Seriously, he lists the date on his website…)

In fact, his whole biography is worth a read. He’s farmed strawberries, mined coal in an open pit, been a sportswriter, worked as an accountant and had 15 children.

Pro-Life’s website is http://www.prolifeidaho.com/.

Cassidy’s [read more]

PA-15: Republican Charlie Dent accuses Independent Jake Towne of antisemitism


In Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district, incumbent Republican Charlie Dent is growing ever more desperate, and apparently ever more hysterical, in his attempts to keep independent Jake Towne out of any and all debates. Jon Geeting has been following the story in detail at the Lehigh Valley Independent blog. On Sunday Geeting reported:

Charlie Dent really does not want to debate Jake Towne. On Friday, he worried that voters wouldn’t be able to focus on the contrast between him and [Democratic challenger] John Callahan, and there just wasn’t enough time. Since that “problem” would easily be solved by agreeing to more debates, it looks like they had to switch to the even more preposterous claim that John Callahan would somehow be able to hide behind Jake Towne in the debate. I’m still trying to understand what that even means. But now Dent thinks he has the ultimate excuse to chicken out of the debates – Jake Towne’s choice of bands.

Over the weekend, Dent announced that he would not take part in any forum that [read more]