In addition to running Alyson Kennedy for U.S. president and Osborne Hart for vice president, the Socialist Workers Party is announcing candidates across the country. In California, the party is running aerospace worker Eleanor García for U.S. Senate and plans to put her on the ballot.… Read more ...
From Gloria La Riva at Liberation News:
Gloria La Riva is the 2016 presidential candidate of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Click here to learn more about the campaign.
In case the result of the popular vote displeases the Democratic Party elite, a unique trick kicks in to keep the establishment in control.… Read more ...
Why run for president now?
Mimi: As a revolutionary organization in the United States, it’s not as if the media is regularly banging down our door for interview requests. That changes a bit during the general election.… Read more ...
Derrick M. Reid
Jack Robinson Jr.
Peace and Freedom Party:
Lynn Sandra Kahn
Gloria Estela La Riva
American Independent Party:
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New York state holds a special election for Assembly, 65th district, on April 19. According to this New York Times story, there is a possibility the Working Families Party nominee, Yuh-Line Niou, will defeat the Democratic nominee, Alice Cancel.
In New York special legislative elections, typically there are no primaries.… Read more ...
Join Alyson Kennedy and Osborne Hart, Socialist Workers Party candidates for president and vice president, and other SWP candidates and their supporters fighting alongside workers in cities, towns and farming areas against depression-driven attacks on our living and working conditions. The bosses and their government are escalating assaults on the working class and our unions to shore up profits at our expense.… Read more ...
In discussing her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Vermont’s first female Gov. Madeleine Kunin (D, 1985-1991) recounts her experience in the 1986 gubernatorial campaign, when then-Mayor Bernie Sanders ran against her as an independent:
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When Bernie Sanders ran against me in Vermont
Hillary Clinton is not the first progressive Democratic woman to be challenged by Bernie Sanders.
Excerpt from Politico Magazine:
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Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”
To others, that’s dangerous naiveté.
The Iowa GOP caucus has been won by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz was endorsed by 2008 LP nominee Bob Barr, as part of his outreach effort to lowercase-l libertarians that merited a mention in Cruz’s victory speech. Second place went to Donald Trump, who in 2000 briefly sought the nomination of the Reform Party and has in the past identified as an independent.… Read more ...
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The Peace & Freedom Party has asked the California Secretary of State to list these four names on its presidential primary ballot: Lynn Kahn, Gloria LaRiva, Monica Moorehead, and Jill Stein.
Assuming the Secretary of State accepts this list, this will be the first presidential primary in any state in U.S.
From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:
On January 11, the American Independent Party asked the California Secretary of State to list these twelve candidates on its presidential primary ballot: Lawrence Beliz, Wiley Drake, Brian Henry, Tom Hoefling, Rex Kafo, J. R. Myers, Walter Niyakik, Robert Ornelas, George Peabody, Robert S.… Read more ...
The attention of all anti-fascist people in the U.S. has been drawn to Burns, Oregon in recent days, due to the takeover of a federal building in a wildlife refuge by a group of so-called Patriots/Militia members led by the sons of Cliven Bundy.… Read more ...