Category Archives: Third parties, general

Tickets for Free and Equal’s 2015 United We Stand Fest on Sale Now

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The Free and Equal Elections Foundation is excited to announce that tickets for the 2015 United We Stand Festival are now available for purchase. The event will take place Saturday, September 19th from 5 to 10 PM PST at the Belasco Theater, LA. The tickets for this historic event cost only $20 for general admission and $15 for students.… Read more ...

Roger Stone: 40 years Republican, 2012 Libertarian, now back on (R) Trump Payroll?

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Yesterday Roger Stone was characterized as a “Libertarian Political Strategist” by FOX News. Last month he was identified as a “Libertarian who advised Governor Gary Johnson during his presidential bid” on OFF THE GRID WITH JESSE VENTURA. Not disclosed in either interview was his current status as a highly paid “Communications Consultant” for Republican Primary Candidate Donald Trump ($4,000+/week for 7 weeks in April/May 2015).… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: ‘Independents Sanders and Trump rocking the Establishment’


Mark Wachtler at Opposition news:

July 11, 2015. Brooklyn, NY. (ONN) As the voice of America’s political opposition, we at Opposition News are giddy as we watch two of our own – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump – wreak havoc from inside the two establishment Parties. How the Parties let Bernie in, or haven’t kicked the Donald out, is beyond me.

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Donald Trump Responds to Question About Running Third Party; Huff Post Will Report on His Campaign in Entertainment Section

If Trump doesn’t get the GOP nomination, should he run as a third party candidate?

At the ‘Family Leadership Summit’ a guest asked Donald Trump if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination, would he go on record today, that he will not be a ‘Ross Perot’ (spoiler) and run as a third party candidate.… Read more ...

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

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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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Chief Wana Dubie running for U.S. Senate in Missouri

WanaDubie Political activist Chief Wana Dubie, who ran for the Missouri state legislature as a Libertarian in 1994 and 2006 but whose 2008 gubernatorial bid was rejected by the party, announced Wednesday that he will run for U.S. Senate as an independent. According to The Salem News, he told a crowd of about 100, “It’s going to be Dubie versus Blunt in 2016.… Read more ...

Anderson says “good strong challenge” needed from alternative parties

rocky Former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, who received 43,018 votes as the Justice Party presidential nominee in 2012, spoke with MintPress News about the need for alternative party presidential candidates in 2016.

Though Anderson said he will not run himself, he said, “We need a good strong challenge, not with the expectation necessarily that somebody’s going to win the election, but that they’re going to help change the course of the debate.”

Anderson “professed his support for Vermont Sen.… 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 ...

Chuck Todd “stunned” no independent presidential candidate emerging

todd On NBC’s Meet The Press last Sunday, host Chuck Todd said he is “stunned that there hasn’t been a semi-significant independent candidate” considering a presidential run.

Todd said ex-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is “not really flirting with it. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, I think would like to be recruited to do it.… Read more ...

Richmond newspaper calls for better presidential debates

1992 In a Friday editorial, The Richmond Times-Dispatch called for changes to the current model of presidential general election debates, saying the “country has events that look like debates” but they are really “simultaneous news conferences…guaranteed to produce a focus on the trivial triumvirate of GGZ: gaffes, gotchas and zingers.”

On the subject of including alternative party presidential candidates, the newspaper wrote, “The argument against doing so holds that they have no real chance of winning.… Read more ...