Category Archives: Right-wing minor parties

Zack Strong: Fear, Propaganda, and the Mainstream Media

Zack Strong is the Independent American Party’s candidate for U.S. House in Utah’s 3rd district. The following was posted to the party’s website:

Yesterday morning a gunman with a rifle began shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, resulting in the death of a Canadian soldier and of the shooter himself.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party Now to Receive Full Pennock Trust Income

Earl Dodge.  Image: boston.com

According to the National Prohibitionist, the entirety of the George L. Pennock Trust has been restored to the Prohibition Party after half was withheld due to a 2007 settlement with longtime chairman and five-time presidential nominee Earl Dodge.  Dodge died in late 2007, but the PNC Bank of Pittsburgh continued to give half of the trust to his defunct organization — until now.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: Holy and Unholy Matrimony

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

First and foremost, I want to express my realization that there is a divergence of opinion on this topic within liberty-loving men and women of today. I mean to offend no one. Simply, I am interested in NOT what’s popular, but what’s right.… Read more ...

Opposition News: Stats Reveal Major Flaw in 3rd Party Election Strategies

By Mark Wachtler

Your author has been volunteering, helping and reporting on independent and opposition parties and their candidates for over 25 years. We know a thing or two about what we’re talking about here at Opposition News. So take it from the opposition’s equivalent of Karl Rove and David Axelrod – stop running for national offices with no experience.… Read more ...

New Ballot Access Law in California Keeps 4 Alternative Parties on the Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2351, which makes it easier for a group to qualify as a party in California, and also makes it easier for an already-existing party to remain ballot-qualified. The old law required an already-existing party to either poll 2% for any statewide in a general election, or to have 103,004 registrants (1% of the November 2010 turnout).… Read more ...

Opposition News: American Freedom Party Warns about Immigration Stats

By Mark Wachtler

The American Freedom Party is using one of its primary platform positions to promote the Party’s candidates while voters are still frustrated and demanding their voices be heard. Illegal immigration piled on top of legal immigration has forced the country through growing pains that it hasn’t seen in a century.… Read more ...

America First Party Remembers Congressman James Traficant

James Traficant was a Democratic Party congressman who served from 1985 until he was removed from office after being convicted of numerous crimes in 2002. In 2010 he ran for his old seat as an independent and polled 16% of the vote. Congressman Traficant passed away on September 27th. The following is an official statement from America First Party:

It is with sadness that we reflect on the passing of a great
and heroic American, James Traficant — the eight-term congressman who
appears to never have swerved from the path of putting our nation’s
interests first — and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

Jimmy McMillan

From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Alaska Holds Contested Primary for Libertarian, Alaskan Independence Parties

Ballot Access News:

Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns.

The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S.… 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 ...

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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Prohibition Party Chairman to Run for President

Seltzer

Rev. Greg Seltzer, the national chairman of the Prohibition Party has announced he will seek the party’s 2016 nomination for president at its convention next year.  He has asked longtime activist and former Thompson Township, Fulton County, PA Tax Assessor Jim Hedges to be his running mate.

Seltzer is a retired history professor from Maryland who currently works as a Presbyterian Minister.… Read more ...