Category Archives: Constitution Party

Constitution Party Wins 1 Partisan Office in Louisiana, a Second Goes to December 6 Run-Off

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On November 4, Constitution Party member Ronnie Broughton was re-elected to the Webster Parish, Louisiana School Board, in a partisan election. Because he was unopposed, that office in his district was omitted from the ballot.

Also on November 4, Constitution Party member Randy Fontenot placed first in a partisan election for Police Chief of Eunice, Louisiana.… Read more ...

Pam Goode, Constitution Party Nominee for Alaska Legislature, Polled Almost Twice as Many Votes as the Democratic Nominee

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Most Alaska votes have now been counted. In this month’s election, Pam Goode, Constitution Party nominee for State House, district 9, polled 26.74% of the vote. She lost to Republican nominee Jim Colver, who got 58.16%. But she easily did better than the Democratic nominee, Mabel Wimmer, who only got 14.40%.… Read more ...

Libertarian, Green, and Constitution Parties Each Gain in Ballot Status Relative to Four Years Ago

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From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party is now on the ballot for president in 2016 in thirty states. By contrast, in mid-November 2010, it was on in twenty-seven states.

The Green Party is now on the ballot for president in 2016 in nineteen states. By contrast, four years ago it was on in fourteen states.… Read more ...

Examiner Interviews Tom Knapp, Author of ‘Kn@ppster’s Big Freakin’ Book of Stuff’

Thomas L. “Tom” Knapp, in addition to his work mentioned in this interview, is a contributor here at IPR. Excerpt from Interview: A big freakin’ libertarian’s Big Freakin’ Book by Garry Reed:

What were your criteria for including/excluding articles in your book?

Really, there were only four: I had to be able to find the stuff; it had to strike me as interesting; it mostly had to be political; and I started to get worried when the book’s length approached 100,000 words and at that point I started getting more selective.… Read more ...

Robert W. Peck: GOP Should Rename Itself the “Brand X” Party

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by Robert W. Peck, Constitution Party of Washington state chairman
- 3 November 2014 –
can-brand-x-200x300 I just read something very insightful in an article published in the Yakima Herald. In yet another article about GOP internal strife, I read these words:

“the state GOP has a policy of not endorsing one Republican over another.”

I have been noticing for some time now that the Washington State GOP consistently fails to give it’s approval to any particular “R” candidate, but I had chalked it up to the party’s generally weak and gutless lack of leadership.

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Walker Wins in Alaska, Constitution Party Fails to Qualify for Ballot Status

A whopping 11 days after the election, independent Bill Walker has been projected the winner of the Alaska gubernatorial race. This story explains why vote counting in Alaska takes so long.

The former mayor of Valdez and ex-Republican headed the so-called “Unity Ticket”, with Democrat Byron I. Mallott as his Lieutenant Governor running mate.… Read more ...

Independent American Party of Nevada Loses its Incumbent Partisan Office-Holders

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

In November 2010, the Independent American Party of Nevada (the Nevada affiliate of the Constitution Party) elected four nominees to partisan county office. All of them were elected to four year terms.

At the November 2014 election, though, the party did not elect any partisan candidates.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: First Returns – We Did Great

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From a Constitution Party email blast:

Dear Friend:

Thanks to your generous support and volunteering in the campaigns of more than 150 Constitution Party candidates, I’m delighted to give you some of the early results.

In Missouri, a statewide candidate must win two percent for the our party to remain of the ballot for the next four years.… Read more ...

Uncovered Politics: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

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By Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

October 29, 2014 5:54 pm

As recently as a few weeks ago it looked like we were heading for a record year for third party and independent candidates in the modern era. Independents in South Dakota, Kansas, Maine and Alaska all seemed like they had victory within their grasp.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: What We Have Learned

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From a Constitution Party email blast:

Dear Patriot:

No matter what happens tomorrow, the Constitution Party has learned some important lessons.

Governing magazine has just featured an analysis of state house races. The article notes that, “When Governing last rated the nation’s legislative chambers in June, there were fewer competitive chambers than at any time since at least 2002.”

Our best chance to bring our party’s platform into play — and even win elections — is at the local level.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Minor Parties Have a Lot Riding on Their Percentage of the Vote on November 4

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

One of the reasons the November 4 election is suspenseful is because there are so many states in which it is difficult to predict whether various minor parties will poll enough votes to obtain, or keep, recognized party status.

Alabama: although no minor party candidate has any candidates on the ballot for statewide office, parties can also obtain recognized party status, for county office only, if they poll 20% of the vote for a countywide county office.… Read more ...