Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Report: Split at the top of Massachusetts’ United Independent Party

Evan Falchuk

WWLP Channel 22 via The Thirds:

A report from the Massachusetts State House News Service says two running mates whose campaign produced a new political party, the United Independent Party, have parted ways.

Andy Metzger reports Evan Falchuk, who garnered 3.3% of the November 2014 vote for governor, is no longer working with his running mate Angus Jennings.… Read more ...

Bill Wojtas: I Am an American

From Chicago Reform Party activist Bill Wojtas at the Reform Party website:

In the earliest years of the twentieth century, all four of my grandparents emigrated here from Eastern Europe to escape the ravages of war, poverty and hunger. To be honest, I can’t even say that they came from Poland, because in 1903, Poland as we know it didn’t exist.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura says he’ll decide on seeking Libertarian nomination in “June 2016″

Ventura (right) with fellow perennial hypothetical candidate, Donald Trump

In a twitter conversation in response to a question from Roger Stone about seeking the Libertarian nomination for President in 2016, Gov. Ventura stated the following:

If I do I will. It won’t be until June of 2016 because we got to get the pikers out first.

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United Independent Party Massachusetts Registration Drive is 5% Complete

united-independentFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The United Independent Party is ballot-qualified in Massachusetts. However, since it doesn’t expect to run a presidential candidate in 2016, and because President is the only statewide office on the ballot in 2016 in Massachusetts, the party will lose its qualified status in November 2016 unless it has registration membership of 1% of the number of registered voters.… Read more ...

Reform Party Reorganizing Oklahoma, Alabama and Connecticut Affiliates


From the Reform Party website:

The Reform Party has boots on the ground in Oklahoma, Alabama and Connecticut. Organizers have volunteered to aid the Reform Party in rebuilding these affiliates. If you are interested in helping the Reform Party, and working towards rebuilding these states, please contact a Reform Party representative by emailing the party at… Read more ...

Time Magazine Article on Women Who Ran for President

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull

Per Richard Winger at Ballot Access News, Time Magazine has published this article profiling five women NOT named Hillary Clinton who sought the presidency, namely Victoria Woodhull of the Equal Rights Party, Gracie Allen of the Surprise Party, Shirley Chisholm of the Democratic Party, Linda Jenness of the Socialist Workers Party, and Jill Stein of the Green Party.… Read more ...

Oregon Independent Party to Unaffiliated Voters: Don’t Worry, You Can Vote In Our Primary

From Shawn M. Griffiths at the Independent Voter Network:

The Independent Party of Oregon (IPO), which recently gained major-party status in the state, has reportedly told Oregon’s secretary of state that it will allow unaffiliated voters to participate in its state-funded primary election. Imagine the irony if it didn’t.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Pirate Party: Tell Senators Warren & Markey to Oppose CISA

From the Massachusetts Pirate Party website:

Yet again, Congress is trying to ram through a new network security bill that is long on surveillance and light on privacy protection.

Like the CISPA bill of years past, CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (S.754), would allow companies to disclose data to the government without warrant.… Read more ...

Gatewood Galbraith Running for Governor of Kentucky

The original Gatewood Galbraith

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Kentucky and Mississippi are the only two states that elect Governors this year. According to this story, an independent candidate will try to collect the 5,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot for Governor of Kentucky. The signatures are due August 11.… Read more ...