Daily Archives: August 27, 2010

TX Gubernatorial Debate May Include Glass

In Texas, Rick Perry has a longstanding policy of refusing to debate his Democratic opponent, former Houston Mayor Bill White. Already, the League of Women Voters hosted a debate between White and the Libertarian Kathie Glass when Perry declined. Now, the same situation may emerge again. From the Austin American-Statesman:

The newspapers, along with Austin public television station KLRU, will deliver a letter to Republican Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic challenger Bill White today inviting them to a debate at the KLRU studios on the University of Texas campus at 7 p.m. on Oct. 19.

Perry has said he will not accept debate invitations until White agrees to release his income tax returns from his time as deputy energy secretary in the mid-1990s.

“If only one candidate shows up for the debate, we will discuss issues with him alone for the entire hour,” says the letter, which is signed by the editors of the American-Statesman, The Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News, as well as Bill Stotesbery, the CEO of KLRU.

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Wyoming Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Fails to Qualify

Ballot Access News:

Taylor Haynes, who would have been the first independent candidate on the ballot for Wyoming Governor since 1958 if he had qualified this year, did not qualify. He was unable to obtain the needed 4,988 valid signatures. This is the second petition [read more]

Arkansas AFL-CIO Endorses Green Mark Swaney for Legislature

Ballot Access News:

The Arkansas AFL-CIO recently endorsed Mark Swaney, for state representative in the 90th district. Swaney is the Green Party nominee. His only opponent in November is a Republican.

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Socialist Action Party Places Congressional Nominee on Connecticut Ballot

Ballot Access News:

On August 24, the Connecticut Secretary of State said that the Socialist Action Party’s candidate for U.S. House, 1st district, has enough valid signatures. The candidate is Chris Hutchinson. This will be the first time any party with [read more]

Libertarian Alex Snitker: Bay News 9 Manipulates Poll Data

SEMINOLE, FLORIDA – A curious thing happened to an online poll for Florida’s U.S. Senate race on the Bay News 9 website Thursday, which has sparked the ire of a vocal group of voters. The poll originally included candidates Marco Rubio (R), Kendrick [read more]

Candidates Resort to Increasingly Drastic Measures in Fight for Open Debates

Damon Eris at Poli-Tea:

There are a variety of means by which the Democratic and Republican parties ensure the reproduction of their joint misrule despite the fact that dwindling numbers of Americans are willing to support them in their efforts. Double standards [read more]

Independent Mark Quick Calls For Focusing On Issues That Affect Our Daily Lives


The following is a statement by Mark Quick, an Independent candidate for Congress, in New Jersey’s 5th congressional district emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

“The endless debates on the subject of the proposed Islamic cultural center by public officials and candidates are taking place all over the media. While the economy is in [read more]

Maine Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Will Only Participate in Debates that Invite all Five Candidates

Ballot Access News:

Libby Mitchell, Democratic nominee for Governor of Maine, says she will not participate in any gubernatorial debates that don’t invite all five ballot-listed candidates to participate. There are three independents on the November ballot, along [read more]

Green Party Nominee in Wisconsin Legislative Race Endorsed by Teachers Union

Ballot Access News:

Ben Manski, Green Party nominee for Wisconsin’s Assembly, 77th district, was recently endorsed by Madison Teachers, Inc., the union for public school teachers in Madison. The 77th district is in Madison. See this story.

Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

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Delaware Independent Party, Blue Enigma Party Nominate Candidates

Ballot Access News:

On August 25, the Independent Party released the names of its nominees for U.S. Senator and U.S. House. Also the Blue Enigma Party released the name of its nominee for U.S. Senate. See this story, which also covers the Constitution Party’s failure to [read more]

Libertarian Party blog: ‘Quiz Across America door hangers! $5 per 100′

Libertarian Party blog:

Dear Friend of Liberty,
We’re happy to finally launch QUIZ ACROSS AMERICA!
We just received our first printing of 200,000 door hangers. They look great, and we’re ready to start shipping them to volunteers. You can get up to 100 for each [read more]