Tag Archives: Governor

Florida Tea Party responds to State of the State address

Press release emailed to IPR:

“I was pleased with the tone and subjects covered by the Governor. We strongly support Governor Scott’s efforts to bring the state budget under control and be on the side of the taxpayers of Florida.”

“Governor Scott will have a tough fight on his hands to overcome the forces of special interests to implement his bold initiatives.… Read more ...

New York Libertarians sue for ballot access, accuse state of failure to count votes

From New York LP chair Mark Axinn via LP blog:

Libertarian Party Candidate Files Lawsuit against NYS Board of Elections for Failure to Count Votes

Warren Redlich, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York in the 2010 election, today filed a lawsuit in Albany County Supreme Court against the New York State Board of Elections, directing the state agency to cease ignoring votes cast for the Libertarian Party.

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Libertarian Party Monday Message: Video from CPAC 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I think you’ll enjoy this video of the LP in action at CPAC (pronounced "see-pack"), the Conservative Political Action Conference.

LP Headquarters staff and volunteers hosted a booth last Thursday through Saturday here in Washington, D.C., featuring the World’s Smallest Political Quiz and the "Republican Wall of Shame."

Our new video specialist, Nigel Lyons, interviewed everyone from Libertarians to Republicans, as well as representatives from various nonpartisan groups like Students for Liberty and Young Americans for Liberty.… Read more ...

Libertarians at CPAC present Republican Wall of Shame

Press release from the Libertarian Party:

WASHINGTON – At their booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Libertarian Party is displaying a "Republican Wall of Shame." (View low-res JPG or high-res PDF.)

These are the prominent Republicans featured on the Wall of Shame:

  • Mitt Romney, supporter of the RomneyCare socialized medicine program in Massachusetts.
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West Virginia Bill to Ease Definition of “Political Party”

Ballot Access News:

West Virginia State Senator Clark Barnes (R-Beverly) has introduced SB 417, to ease the definition of “political party.” The existing law, ever since 1916, has defined a political party as a group that polled at least 1% of the vote for Governor in the last gubernatorial election.… Read more ...

New York Daily News Says Thomas Golisano is a Major Backer of the National Popular Vote Plan

Ballot Access News:

According to this story in the New York Daily News, Thomas Golisano is one of the major financial backers of the movement to pass the National Popular Vote Plan bills. Golisano was the Independence Party’s gubernatorial candidate in New York in 1994, 1998, and 2002. Each time he ran, he received a larger share of the vote.… Read more ...

Kristin Davis to found Hope House for sex trafficking victims

From manhattanmadam.com, the blog of 2010 Anti-Prohibition Party candidate for Governor of New York Kristin Davis:

Kristin Davis, better known as The Manhattan Madam who supplied call-girls for Eliot Spitzer and after prison ran for Governor of New York on a libertarian platform announced she would found HOPE HOUSE, a non-profit created to expose and eradicate sex trafficking.… Read more ...

Green Party’s Howie Hawkins Challenges NY Governor Cuomo’s “Alice in Wonderland Approach to Budget”

Green Party of NY State via On The Wilder Side:

Hawkins Opposes Cuomo’s Proposals for Tax Cuts to the Rich, Job Cuts

Says Single Payer Health Care is the Solution to Medicaid

Howie Hawkins, the former Green Party candidate for Governor, said today that Cuomo’s proposals to resolve the state’s alleged $9 billion state budget deficit by giving a $5 billion tax cut for the wealthy and laying off more than 10,000 state workers was doomed to failure and would be rejected by state lawmakers.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader and Ron Paul on Freedom Watch: Alliance Against Corporatism

From Raw Story via Poli-Tea:

on Wednesday’s broadcast of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business channel, Judge Napolitano sat down for an amiable interview with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Ralph Nader to discuss a progressive-libertarian alliance in the 112th session of respective chambers in Congress.

Nader, who has recently called this coalition “the most exciting new political dynamic” in the US today, explained that it works well because both groups stand against corporatists who believe government should be run in the interests of corporations.

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Kentucky Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Gatewood Galbraith Invited to Forum with Major Party Opponents

Ballot Access News:

Kentucky holds its gubernatorial election on November 8, 2011. So far, it appears there are no minor party candidates running in this race. However, one independent candidate, Gatewood Galbraith, is running and is already collecting signatures. Galbraith has been invited to a Kentucky Press Association forum for the gubernatorial candidates, to be held on January 21.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin May Run for Governor of Montana

From the Flathead Beacon via Third Party and Independent Daily:

Chuck Baldwin hasn’t stated outright that he plans to run for governor of Montana. But in a speech to a packed room at the Outlaw Inn in Kalispell last week, he all but declared his candidacy, describing the prospect as, “so thrilling I just get goose bumps.”

“Because so many people have asked me, I am seriously thinking about it,” Baldwin said.… Read more ...

Buckeye Socialist Network formed in aftermath of Socialist Dan La Botz’s run for Senate in Ohio

Read the full thing at Socialist Webzine:

Supporters of the Dan La Botz, Socialist for Senate campaign of 2010 met in Columbus, Ohio over the weekend to found a new organization and launch a campaign to fight for jobs and public services in Ohio— they also pledged to resist the policies of Republic Governor-elect John Kasich.

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