Category Archives: Non-left/right parties

Jesse Ventura Endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Ballot Access News:

Jesse Ventura has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. See this story. Thanks to Jack Ross for the link.

Ventura has been reportedly mulling an independent or Libertarian run for President of his own next year, and has left the door open:

And Jesse being Jesse, he hinted he’s willing if Sanders doesn’t win the nomination.

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AP Article Suggests Donald Trump May Run for President with a Third Party

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Donald Trump

This Associated Press article suggests businessman and former ‘Apprentice’ host Donald Trump may seek the presidency with an alternative party, rather than seek the nomination of a crowded GOP. An excerpt:

Donald Trump is currently running for president as a Republican. But while courting evangelical voters at the Family Values Summit in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, he again refused to rule out a third-party run if he doesn’t win the nomination.

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Buchanan-Trump Embrace Recalls 2000 Reform Party Race

In 1999, Saturday Night Live parodied the battle between paleoconservative icon Pat Buchanan and entrepreneur Donald Trump for control of Ross Perot’s Reform Party.  Social issues dominated the debate as Trump and Buchanan both sought the party’s presidential nomination.  Today, more than 15 years later, the two are finding common ground as Trump mounts a Republican presidential campaign that may ultimately lead to an Independent run.… Read more ...

Five lesser-known presidential candidates profiled

helluvaPhilip DeVoe writes at The Daily Caller about five of “the unknown 2016 presidential candidates” — Gregory A. Foster, James Hedges, Elijah Manley, Robert “R3dn3ck” Macleod Jr., and W. Knox Richardson.

Foster describes himself on his website as “an independent conservative presidential candidate” and says he is seeking a running mate.… Read more ...

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 ...