Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

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



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 [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 [read more]

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. Suppose the Tea Party movement organized itself as a political party. When thinking
about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Republican candidate from your
district, the Democratic candidate from your district, or the Tea Party candidate from your
district? [Randomize 1-2]
1. Republican candidate 20%
2. Democratic candidate 33%
3. Tea Party candidate 18%
4. Don’t know 30%

So let’s recap. 31% of Texans identify with the Tea Party movement, but only 18% would vote for a Tea [read more]

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 [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 [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.

At this same [read more]

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 [read more]