Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

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 ...

Opposition News: Only 3 of 16 American Opposition Parties Support Israel

Based on party announcements, press releases and official platforms, Opposition News has compiled a list showing where each of America’s 16 opposition political parties stands on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Libertarian Party – neutral (non-intervention)

‘American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.… Read more ...

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 ...