Libertarian Party Vice Chair Arvin Vohra Interviewed on Reason TV

From the Staff’s Blog at the Libertarian Party website:

Arvin Vohra, vice chair of the Libertarian National Committee and candidate for congress in Maryland’s 4th district, was interviewed by Nick Gillespie on Reason TV.

“When you give [Democrats and Republicans] your vote, you’re telling them ‘Go ahead, keep on doing what you’re doing,'” Vohra explained.… Read more ...

Green Party: Time to Revive Peace Movement, Stop Bipartisan Policy of Endless War

Green Party press release:

The Green Party of the United States is calling for a new antiwar movement in response to the renewal of U.S. military involvement in Iraq.

Greens said that dropping bombs in Iraq and Syria is unlikely to bring peace and stability to the region. The open-ended campaign includes more than a thousand U.S.… Read more ...

Eliot Cutler Calls Press Conference to Say He is Not Dropping Out

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 29, Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for Governor of Maine, called a press conference. Speculation was that he would drop out. However, he said at his conference that he is not dropping out, although he acknowledged that he is unlikely to win, and he seemed to suggest that he would understand if his supporters don’t vote for him.… Read more ...

Jenkins Challenges Sasse and Domina to Support Debt Reduction Plan

Press Release from the Jenkins campaign:

Jim Jenkins, nonpartisan candidate for U.S. Senate, said today that neither the Democrat nor Republican Nebraska Senate candidates support real debt reform that will bring lasting financial prosperity for hard working Nebraskans.

“Both of my opponents, Republican Ben Sasse and Democrat David Domina, are locked in their respective partisan boxes with regard to compromising on a solution to fix the nation’s debt.… Read more ...

Sarvis:”Vote Libertarian to Stop the Next ‘Bipartisan’ Disaster”

Pick a problem. Any problem. There’s a pretty good chance both major parties—Republicans and Democrats—share responsibility for it.

The $17 trillion national debt? Thank bipartisan over-spending. Republicans love to highlight the explosion of the debt under Democrat Barack Obama, but they conveniently forget about the doubling of the debt under Republican George W.Read more ...

Bangor Daily News Endorses Eliot Cutler for Governor

From Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

The Bangor Daily News, Maine’s most-read newspaper, has again endorsed Independent Eliot Cutler for governor. The paper first backed Cutler during his 2010 bid.

The editorial urged voters not to fall into the trap of the wasted vote syndrome, stressing that it is not a “mistake” to vote for a candidate that you support…

As this election season winds down, voters have been bombarded with television ads, and they’ve watched the three candidates for governor deride, question and high-five each other at forums and debates.

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American Freedom Party Members Conduct Anti-Immigration Rally In PA

From the AFP website:

On October 18, 2014, Steve Smith, American Freedom Party members, and anti-immigration activists conducted a peaceful Overpass America! Rally opposing the continued unchecked immigration. Overpass Activists and several party members expressed opposition to “culture clash” engendered by massive immigration. Many Americans do not want anymore of this “social engineering” shoved down their throats.… Read more ...

Independent Voter Network: Third Parties Oppose Nonpartisan Primaries; Defend System They Never Win In

From an article posted to IVN by Shawn M. Griffiths:

Third parties argue that by only allowing two candidates in the general election, the stage in the electoral process where the most voters participate, it limits choice. However, how much choice does the current system offer by barring a quarter of the voting population from participating in all integral stages of the voting process?… Read more ...

Evan Falchuk’s Lawsuit for Debate Inclusion Fails

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 27, a state court in Massachusetts refused to require the sponsors of that evening’s gubernatorial debate to include Evan Falchuk, nominee of the United Independent Party. See this story. UPDATE: this story has much more detail about why the judge ruled as she did.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins Makes Appeal for Teachout Voters, Criticizes Working Families Party

Howie Hawkins

Howie Hawkins is the Green Party candidate for Governor of New York. Press Release from the Hawkins campaign:

In a Monday morning media conference call Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins made a direct appeal to Zephyr Teachout’s supporters. He then blasted the Working Families Party (WFP) for its cynical, sad and impotent strategy to convince its members and supporters that somehow voting Cuomo on the WFP line makes him a progressive.… Read more ...

Independent American Party Declares 11/2 as National Day of Fasting & Prayer

From the IAP website:

Our nation was founded and preserved by prayer. During the War for Independence the Continental Congress called for many days of prayer and fasting for the success of our military and for our emergence as a nation. Those prayers were heard and answered with blessings on our army and navy as we fought the forces of the strongest nation in the world, which had the largest and best trained military.… Read more ...