Russia Today America: Gary Johnson Speaks About Third-Party Politics

Mr. Johnson starts out by speaking about the militarization of police, then about third-party debates at about 2:50, and goes on to talk about ISIS and how Libertarians would handle the current crisis.

Gary Johnson was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for President and is a possible candidate for 2016.… Read more ...

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins for NE Senate

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics reports:

The Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska’s second-largest newspaper, has endorsed independent candidate Jim Jenkins in that state’s U.S. Senate race.

In endorsing the wealthy Callaway rancher and businessman in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, the Journal Star maintained that “a handful of sensible independents” could help end the hyper-partisan gridlock that has paralyzed the Beltway for most of the past decade.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Member Elected to Non-Partisan Local Government Post in Alaska

From Ballot Access News:

On October 7, David Luntz III, a registered member of the Constitution Party, was elected to the Deltana Community Corporation Board. The Board now has two members of the Constitution Party; the first, whose term was not up this year, is Pam Goode.

The Deltana Community Corporation Board is the local government for inhabitants of the city of Delta Junction and the surrounding area.… Read more ...

Luis Rodriguez Named Poet Laureate of Los Angeles

Luis Rodriguez was the Justice Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2012 and in the 2014 primary ran for governor of California as a Green. From Jennifer Swann at LA Weekly:

Ex-gang member, author, publisher, organizer, activist, lifelong Angeleno and Green Party California gubernatorial candidate Luis J. Rodriguez can officially add yet another hefty title to his resume: Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti today at a ceremony at the Central Public Library.… Read more ...

Bradenton Times Endorses Libertarian for Florida Attorney General

From Ballot Access News:

On October 11, the Bradenton Times endorsed Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian nominee for Florida Attorney General. See the editorial here. The Bradenton Times was founded in 2008 and is an on-line news source.

Wohlsifer is the first candidate on the Florida ballot for Attorney General, who is not the Republican or Democratic nominee, since 1916.… Read more ...

Green Shadow Cabinet: Why We’re Supporting the USA FREEDOM Act

From Shahid Buttar at the GSC website:

The Green Shadow Cabinet joined dozens of grassroots advocacy organizations from across the political spectrum, comprising a diverse array of organizations representing millions of Americans from every region of the country signing a letter to Congress calling for substantial reforms to surveillance authorities.… Read more ...

Village Independent Democrats Endorse Howie Hawkins

From the candidate’s website.

The progressive Village Independent Democrats endorsed Green Party Governor candidate Howie Hawkins at their Friday endorsement meeting.

It is the first time in the venerable club’s history that it has endorsed a third party candidate for any office.

“I know it is a bold move for any Democratic club to endorse outside the party.… Read more ...

Jeff McCormick, Independent for MA Governor, Launches New TV Ad

From Robert Rizzuto at MassLive.com:

As some media outlets across Massachusetts continue to snub the independent candidates running to be the next governor, Jeff McCormick is taking his message straight to the voters with a new TV ad.

The 30-second spot was purchased state-wide, according to McCormick’s campaign, and includes more than 40 placements at a cost of roughly $80,000.… Read more ...

Kentucky Libertarian Loses Debate Lawsuit

From Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, October 11, David Patterson, the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, lost his lawsuit to gain entry into a debate sponsored by Kentucky Educational Television, which is a state agency. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the government may sponsor candidate debates limited to candidates “with a realistic chance of winning”.… Read more ...

New York Libertarian Clifton on Public Pension Divestment from Oil


From the candidate’s blog
:

Candidate for Comptroller John Clifton recently commented on the issue of the possibility of shifting the use of state pension money into supporting Green efforts:

“As NYS Comptroller, you would be the sole trustee of the now $180 billion NYS Common Retirement Fund. The CRF, our public pension fund, invests heavily in fossil fuels – especially Exxon Mobil Corporation.

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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 ...