Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

PSL: ‘Thousands of people protest near Ground Zero in opposition to racist Tea Party rally’

PSLweb.org:

 

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New York City, Sept. 11, 2010

Thousands of people rallied today in lower Manhattan in defense of
the Muslim, Arab American and South Asian communities that have been
increasingly demonized in recent months.

The demonstration dwarfed the smaller right-wing, racist mobilization
that was organized in opposition to the planned construction of an
Islamic Community Center several blocks from the site of the former
World Trade Center in lower Manhattan.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party update

http://www.modernwhig.org/:

SEPT 10, 2010

On this September 11th the Modern Whig Party pauses to remember and honor all of those lost during the terrorist attacks. We honor and remember those they left behind, the family, friends and loved ones. We honor and remember all the men and women who have served our nation in the War on Terror, those who are still with us, and those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Congressional Committee Announces Addition of Economist and CEO Kip Herriage to the Board

Wayne Allyn Root at LP blog:

Wayne Allyn Root, the Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee (LNCC) announced today the addition of Kip Herriage to the Board of the LNCC. Kip is best known as CEO and Co-Founder of Wealth Masters International, one of the world’s fastest growing financial education and consulting firms, with 35,000 members and operations in over 140 countries.… Read more ...

Wayne Root Appointed to Nevada Commission

Wayne Root
Congratulations to Wayne Allyn Root!

Mister Root was appointed on September 8th by Governor Jim Gibbons to the Nevada Judicial Selection Commission. Wayne is one of the few Libertarians in America to be appointed to a state commission.

Wayne Root was the 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate. He now serves on the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and as Chair of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee (LNCC).… Read more ...

Paladino now says he will actively campaign if he loses Republican nomination

Posted by Samuel Wilson at the Think 3 Institute:

…Carl Paladino is raising the stakes by going back on an earlier promise to stand down from his newly-created Taxpayers Party line should he lose the GOP nod to Rick Lazio. Paladino now says that he will campaign actively as the Taxpayers candidate if Lazio wins the Republican primary.

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Poll Shows 18% Would Vote for a Tea Party Candidate Over Major Parties in TX

Earlier today IPR reported on the results for the Green and Libertarian Parties in various Texas statewide races. However, I later found one really interesting question wedged in the results.

Q20. Do you consider yourself to be part of the Tea Party movement?
1. Yes 31%
2. No 69%
Q24.

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No Libertarian ballot line for Murkowski

According to the Washington Times, Real Clear Politics, and the Associated Press, David Haase (the current Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska) will not withdraw to let Lisa Murkowski (incumbent U.S. Senator who lost the Republican primary) have the Libertarian Party ballot line. Haase was very clear that his decision was final in both articles.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Congress burns Constitution

Wes Benedict at LP.org:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Hi, I hope you had a nice weekend. The weather was absolutely beautiful here in D.C.!

We had a light mist on Sunday morning, but that kept us nice and cool as we handed out Libertarian literature at some of the 9/12 rallies in town.… Read more ...

Reform Party of NJ Launches “Sensible Centrist”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The recently re-launched Reform Party of New Jersey, which was founded in 2009 as a successor to the defunct NJ Reform Party of the 1990s, has spent the last several months building party infrastructure, working closely with the party’s national office to build a viable centrist alternative to New Jersey’s Democratic and Republican Parties.… Read more ...

Whitney’s numbers go down in Illinois polls

Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney has recently seen an unfortunate slump in his poll numbers, from a high of 11 percent on August 15 to a low of 2 percent on September 3.  A new poll released yesterday, which is the first Rasmussen poll to include the candidate, shows Whitney at 4 percent.… Read more ...

U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens alerted about misleading phone polls by Linda McMahon

A press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

U.S. Senate candidate John Mertens has received reports of phone polls conducted for Linda McMahon that misinform voters about their choices on the ballot. West Hartford resident Giovanni Ciriani has received multiple calls from a phone number attributed to the McMahon campaign (203-413-5265 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              203-413-5265      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) that follow a script stating that Chris Dodd is retiring from his Senate seat, and asking if Mr.

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Republicans and Democrats Woo, Cajole, Intimidate Libertarian Candidates

From: Patrick Dixon, chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 13, 2010 — It has been recently reported that some Libertarian candidates have withdrawn from the November elections. It has also been suggested that threats and intimidation from incumbent politicians, and Republicans in particular, are the cause of these withdrawals.… Read more ...