Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Modern Whig Party National Chair updates members

greenpartycandidate1_patdepuy_managingeditorIn a message to the party email list, Modern Whig Party National Chair Michael Burger writes, “The hard work we’ve been putting in over the last few months to reorganize and rejuvenate our party is already bearing fruit, even though we’re just getting started on some of our outreach initiatives. We’ve had an influx of new, energetic members, and our new website and communications platform have tested out.… Read more ...

More than 400 have filed papers to run for president

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The Scripps Howard Foundation Wire reports that “as of Thursday, 419 Americans seeking the presidency had filed a Form 2 statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission,” with 18 joining the race last week. The piece notes that this surpasses the total number of candidates to file four years ago, when 416 filed the necessary paperwork.… Read more ...

Opposition News Reports that Florida Parents Launch New Family Party, Slate for 2016

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From Opposition News

FL Parents launch new Family Party, Slate for 2016

By Mark Wachtler

June 23, 2015. Miami. (ONN) In case you haven’t heard, the Dept of Human Services and its DCFS/CPS wing are out of control and countless families across America are being unjustly victimized. Now, parents in Florida are coming together to run for State House and State Senate seats as a united candidate slate and maybe even a new political party.… Read more ...

Robert David Steele Seeking Libertarian Presidential Nomination, Wants to Create Coalition to End “Two Party Tyranny”

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From Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Robert David Steele in a letter to fellow IPR contributor Paulie Frankel:

I am running as a candidate for the LP nomination at the same time that Cynthia McKinney may be running for the Green nomination, with the intent of showing all small parties and the Independents how they can come together now, in 2015, to demand passage of the Electoral Reform Act of 2015 in time to elect a coalition cabinet that opens the floodgates for small party and independent candidates at all levels and especially into Congress.… Read more ...

Donald Trump, former Reform Party candidate, announces for GOP nomination

Donald Trump has formally announced that he is seeking the Republican nomination for President. 

In 2000, Trump briefly sought the nomination of the Reform Party, campaigning against eventual nominee Pat Buchanan. He appeared on the presidential primary ballot in a few states, including winning in California and Michigan. On February 14, 2000 he dropped out of the race, and then formally left the Reform Party in 2001.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Party to march in 2015 Boston Pride Parade tomorrow


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UPDATE: Saturday, we are assembling in Section I, position 7, staging at 907 Boylston Street which should be in front of The Pour House. We would appreciate it if marchers arrived by 11:30am.

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 13th, we will march in the Boston LBGTQ Pride Parade. This is our fourth year marching in it.… Read more ...

Kevin J. Rogers: A Time to Serve

modern-whigFrom Kevin J. Rogers at the Modern Whig Party website:

Perhaps no value ranks higher in the mind of a Modern Whig than the commitment to authentic public service. And, as a party founded by veterans, that commitment to service probably finds no higher expression than our desire to do all we can for those who have served, or are currently serving, our country in the armed forces.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: Beware of Republicrats Posing as the Opposition

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

Here is a strategic question for opposition party leaders. We all agree our primary target is the American people and our goal is to open their eyes to the corruption and destruction that Republicans and Democrats are inflicting on our country. We want them to switch sides and join us in the opposition.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: In 2016, Let’s Have Real Presidential Debates

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From Thomas L. Knapp at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism:

Every four years, the Commission on Presidential Debates puts on a series of campaign commercials disguised as presidential and vice-presidential debates.

The CPD is, in theory, a non-profit organization “established in 1987 to ensure that debates, as a permanent part of every general election, provide the best possible information to viewers and listeners.”

But the CPD is really just a scam the Republican and Democratic Parties use to funnel illegally large “in kind” campaign donations, in the form of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of free media exposure, exclusively to their own candidates.… Read more ...