Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Evan Falchuk: For Any Hope of Broadening Voters’ Choices, We Need a Third Party

The following is a letter sent by Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Evan Falchuk (United Independent) to the Boston Globe:

In response to the Globe’s July 21 editorial “With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy,” you’re correct in lamenting the staggeringly high percentage of Massachusetts legislative races this year that will have no opposition.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk: Veto Expansion of the Boston Convention Center

In light of Governor Patrick’s July 29 announcement that he will be signing a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, I reiterate my opposition to this move, which puts massive borrowing by the state for a project with unguaranteed financial return above the very real, day-to-day priorities of so many people in Massachusetts.… Read more ...

Coalition For Free and Open Elections Holds Annual Board Meeting in New York City

From Ballot Access News:

COFOE, the Coalition for Free & Open Elections, holds an annual board meeting. The minutes of the June 2014 meeting held in New York city are now posted at COFOE’s web page. COFOE is a loose coalition of most of the nation’s nationally-organized minor parties, and has existed since 1985.… Read more ...

Modern Whig Party: New additions to National Executive Committee

modernwhig.org:

Press Release

The Modern Whig Party wants to welcome Joe Brown to the National Executive Committee. Joe Brown will be serving as the MWP’s new Director of Internet Operations. Joe will be working with the Internet Operations team to overseeing the MWP website and other Internet activities.

Jim Bacon, the former Director of Internet Operations, will still be serving on the National Executive Committee as and Emeritus At Large member.… Read more ...

The State: American Party, Petition Candidates Take Political Stage in SC

By Cassie Cope:

The Americans hope to rise, the Greens say they are refocusing and two petition candidates have millions to throw into their own campaigns.

Thus far in 2014, that is the story of the wild card candidates — the third-party and petition hopefuls — who will be on November’s ballot, where one third party will disappear from statewide races, another is making its debut and two candidates with personal fortunes hope to make waves in the races for governor and the U.S.… Read more ...

IVN: American Party Candidate Jill Bossi Pushes Term Limits in S.C. Senate Race

By Eric Robinson

In the 2014 U.S. Senate race in South Carolina, most of the focus seems to be on Senator Tim Scott’s campaign to not only be the first black senator to serve South Carolina in the Senate, but the first elected black senator in the state. In December 2012, Governor Nikki Haley appointed Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint.… Read more ...

United Independent Party: Please join us! Change your voter registration to “United Independent Party (CC)”

Posted at http://www.falchuk2014.org/enroll:

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We’re growing stronger every day with the support of pragmatic voters like you.

Whether you’re newly eligible to vote or already enrolled as a Massachusetts voter, you can use this voter registration form to choose “United Independent Party (CC)” as your party registration.

Join our call for smart, brave reform of our politics, economy and government!… Read more ...

ABC News: White House Party Crasher Now Trying to Crash Virginia Congressional Race

By Scott Wilson

Notorious White House party crasher Tareq Salahi is back – and this time he’s found another high-profile event to barge into: the race for Virginia’s 7th congressional district.

Salahi told ABC News that he is planning to jump into the race and face off against Republican candidate Dave Brat who won a surprise primary victory against former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.… Read more ...

iBerkshires: Lt. Gov. Candidate Jennings Calls For Strong Local Partnerships

By Andy McKeever

Angus Jennings says even if he is elected to lieutenant governor, that won’t stop him from being at local public hearings or sitting in with planning boards.

In fact, he says that is what is one of the things is missing from the state administration — a focus on the local governments.… Read more ...

Four Parties Will Have Statewide Nominees on Rhode Island 2014 Ballot

Via Ballot Access News:

The November 2014 election in Rhode Island will include statewide nominees from four political parties. The Moderate Party will have James B. Spooner for Governor, and William Gilbert for Lieutenant Governor. The Libertarian Party will have Tony Jones on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor. Rhode Island voters elect Lieutenant Governor separately from Governor.… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk to March in Western Mass Puerto Rican Parade

From the candidate’s website:

Evan Falchuk and Angus G. Jennings will be heading to Western Mass for the “28th Anniversary of the Hispanic Family Festival” to march with United Independent Party in the Western Mass Puerto Rican Parade, Sunday July 13th at noon in Holyoke. The parade will kick off from the intersection of Pine Street and Resnic Boulevard at 12pm.… Read more ...

IVN: Centrist Project Voice Endorses 5 Independent-Minded Candidates

By Shawn M. Griffiths

The Centrist Project Voice, a political action committee the Centrist Project says is the first to support candidates ready to set partisanship aside and “focus on the core issues of critical importance to all Americans,” on Wednesday announced 5 U.S. Senate candidates it has endorsed, including Larry Pressler of South Dakota, who the PAC made its inaugural endorsement in May.… Read more ...