Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

William Saturn: Third Party Rushmore (2013)

Originally posted by William Saturn, who also writes for IPR, at the Saturnalian:

ThirdPartyRushmore

The work alters Mount Rushmore to feature the top four third party and independent candidates from the past 25 years.

1. Ross Perot – Texas billionaire who ran two self-financed campaigns for president in 1992 and 1996.… Read more ...

Reform Party of North Carolina Announces 2014 Endorsements

Press Release from the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party of North Carolina announced that it will endorse four write in candidates for the upcoming 2014 elections. Since the party was refounded only a few months ago, it did not have the time to recruit candidates before the deadlines closed to file for the November elections.… Read more ...

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Masturbators Ontario political party name rejected

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Antonella Artuso in the Toronto Sun:

According to its 2012/13 annual report, the most recent available, Chief Electoral Officer Greg Essensa refused to put a check mark beside the request for a Masturbators Political Party of Ontario, or as it would have been known in its abbreviated form, Masturbators.

Michael Luba at True North Times:

Ontario has gone to the dogs—and not because they do a better job with peanut butter than most people can do with their hands.

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Iowa Candidate Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a list of Iowa candidates for federal and state office. The Libertarian Party and the New Independent Party of Iowa have candidates on the ballot for most of the statewide offices, and the Libertarian Party also has six legislative candidates. The Green Party has one legislative candidate.… Read more ...

Kentucky Libertarian U.S. Senate Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures; Polling at 7%

Ballot Access News:

On August 12, the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office determined that the Libertarian Party U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky has enough valid signatures. This is the first time any unqualified party has completed a U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky since 1978, when the American Party petitioned for U.S.

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No Independent Candidate Polls Enough Votes in Hawaii Primary to Advance to General Election

From Ballot Access News:

Hawaii held its partisan primaries on Saturday, August 9. None of the nine independent candidates polled enough votes in the open primary to advance to the general election.

Hawaii is the only state that does not have a top-two primary, but which forces all candidates, even independents, to run in the primary.… Read more ...

New York Gubernatorial Poll

Howie Hawkins

From Ballot Access News:

On August 5, an NBC 4 NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll was released for the New York gubernatorial race. The results: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo 54%; Republican Rob Astorino 23%; Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins 7%; other 1%; undecided 16%. See here for more detail, including a breakdown by party affiliation.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk: My Position on the Proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline

While burning natural gas generates less greenhouse gases than other fossil fuels, Massachusetts already is overly reliant on natural gas for electricity generation. I believe we must work to generate as much of our energy needs as possible here in Massachusetts. Our energy supply must be resilient, diverse, predictable and consistent with our responsibilities under the Global Warming Solutions Act, and aligned with the opportunities of the growing renewable energy sector.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk Releases New TV Ad on Reducing Cost of Living

From Shira Schoenberg at MassLive.com:

Evan Falchuk, a gubernatorial candidate from the United Independent Party, launched his second round of television and radio ads on Wednesday.

The television ad is a simple spot featuring Falchuk against a white background talking directly into the camera, explaining his position on reducing the cost of living in Massachusetts.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party Endorses Josh Ramirez for Washington’s 4th Congressional Seat

From the Modern Whig Party website:

Saturday, August 2, The Modern Whig Party of America endorsed Josh Ramirez’s bid for Washington’s 4th US Congressional District. Ramirez, a US Army Airborne veteran and certified Project Management Professional (PMP), officially signed the Modern Whigs’ Code of Conduct and Ethics to earn the endorsement.… Read more ...