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The Green Party's Jill Stein

Jill Stein Sweeps Weekend Contests in South Carolina, Connecticut

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein picked-up 15 delegates to her party’s national convention over the weekend, winning contests at state conventions in South Carolina and Connecticut. Unofficial delegate counts now give Stein 77 delegates to 12 for comedienne Roseanne Barr. To claim the nomination, a candidate must secure 201 delegates, which suggests that Stein’s […]

Jim Gray Announces Candidacy for Libertarian Vice-Presidential Nomination

Jim Gray Announces Candidacy for Libertarian Vice-Presidential Nomination

Retired Orange County Superior Court Judge Jim Gray, has announced that he will be seeking the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nomination this weekend’s upcoming national convention in Las Vegas. Gray is a well-known opponent of the so-called ‘War on Drugs” and was the party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in 2004, winning 216,522 votes or 2%. The […]

Indiana Libertarians Dump Candidate for Criminal Background

Indiana Libertarians Dump Candidate for Criminal Background

The Indiana Libertarian Party has revoked their endorsement of congressional candidate Joe Bowman in the Fourth congressional district, according to WLFI. According to a party spokesman, Bowman will be replaced because he lied during the application process and failed to disclose a past criminal history which included felony indictments in Tippecanoe County. Bowman will be […]

Time Capsule: Nevada's Paul Laxalt Forms Exploratory Committee for 1988 Presidential Bid

Time Capsule: Nevada’s Paul Laxalt Forms Exploratory Committee for 1988 Presidential Bid

Twenty-five years ago today Paul Laxalt, the former two-term senator and ex-governor of Nevada, formed an exploratory committee for a long-anticipated  bid for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination. One of President Ronald Reagan’s closest friends, Laxalt had served as national chairman of Reagan’s presidential campaigns in 1976, 1980 and 1984. Declaring that “there is much […]

Colorado's ACP Files Complaint Against Americans Elect

Colorado’s ACP Files Complaint Against Americans Elect

The American Constitution Party, the Colorado state affiliate of the Constitution Party, has filed a complaint against Americans Elect for having a name that too closely resembles their own. Considering how many minor parties use the word American in their names, this action seems laughable. “‘American’ is not ‘Americans,’ and there is no chance that […]

23 Names on Buddy Roemer's Not So Short List for VP

23 Names on Buddy Roemer’s Not So Short List for VP

Buddy Roemer told viewers of MSNBC’s Morning Joe that his list of potential running mates includes 23 independents and Democrats. Before he can pick a Vice-President, Roemer must first secure 1,000 supporters in each of 10 states to move on to the next round of balloting.  That’s according to current Americans Elect rules. He’s currently […]

Time Capsule:  A Modest Radical Seeks the White House

Time Capsule: A Modest Radical Seeks the White House

Declaring that the “hour of Socialist Revolution has struck,” the tiny Socialist Labor Party (SLP) — the original party of Marxism in the United States — nominated little-known John W. Aiken of Chelsea, Massachusetts, for president at the party’s national convention at the Cornish Arms Hotel in New York City on this day in 1936. The […]

Our Exclusive Interview with Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon of Rhode Island

Our Exclusive Interview with Libertarian State Representative Dan Gordon of Rhode Island

State Representative Dan Gordon made the high profile switch from the Republican to the Libertarian Party in the Fall of 2011.  Since then he’s been a “caucus of one” in the State House, which has allowed him to speak and operate more freely than ever before.   Representative Gordon has taken a lot of abuse in […]

The Hard Work of Party Building: The Justice Party's Utah Petition Drive

The Hard Work of Party Building: The Justice Party’s Utah Petition Drive

The newly formed Justice Party qualified for a line on the ballot this year in Utah by collecting over 2,000 valid signatures.  Their effort was surely made easier, in part, because the party’s founder and presidential nominee is former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson.  Still, collecting that many valid signatures is no small task. […]

Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 15% in New Mexico

Libertarian Gary Johnson Polling at 15% in New Mexico

A new Public Policy Polling survey in New Mexico included a question with Gary Johnson as the Libertarian nominee.  The survey shows Johnson would poll 15% statewide, capturing a quarter of voters under 30 years old and nearly a quarter of self-identified independent voters. If the candidates for President this year were Democrat Barack Obama, […]