Campaigns & Elections

Pope Francis Message Inspires Florida Peace Activist’s Endorsement of Rocky De La Fuente

Pope Francis Message Inspires Florida Peace Activist’s Endorsement of Rocky De La Fuente

“Building walls isn’t the solution,” says former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Inspired by Saturday’s address by Pope Francis at the third World Meeting of Popular Movements — a meeting hosted by the Vatican that brought together delegates representing the poor, unemployed and others struggling at the […]

by · November 7, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Rocky De La Fuente Fights for Write-In Status in California

Rocky De La Fuente Fights for Write-In Status in California

The Reform Party’s Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, whose name will appear on the ballot in twenty states on Tuesday and is waging write-in campaigns in more than a dozen other states, filed an emergency writ of mandamus against California’s Secretary of State late yesterday […]

by · November 5, 2016 · 0 comments ·
Dignified: De La Fuente, La Riva & Castle Shine in Free & Equal 3rd-Party Debate

Dignified: De La Fuente, La Riva & Castle Shine in Free & Equal 3rd-Party Debate

“They gave this election dignity,” asserted actor and debate moderator Ed Asner in his closing remarks at Tuesday night’s Free and Equal third-party presidential debate in Boulder. The 86-year-old Emmy award-winning actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild was referring, of course, to […]

by · October 28, 2016 · 2 comments ·
Vowing to Fight On, Reform Party Candidate Promises to ‘Restore Democracy’

Vowing to Fight On, Reform Party Candidate Promises to ‘Restore Democracy’

ORLANDO — Fresh from a 61,000-vote showing in last week’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Florida, the colorful “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente has turned his attention to his fledgling third-party bid for the White House — a contest in which the determined political outsider […]

by · September 6, 2016 · 1 comment ·
Pressler Thanks Supporters, Blasts Outside Groups

Pressler Thanks Supporters, Blasts Outside Groups

Following his third place finish last night, capturing only about 17% of the vote, former U.S. Senator Larry Pressler has issued the following statement: We have lost the election. I have called Governor Rounds and congratulated him. I have also called Rick Weiland and Gordon […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Independent State Senator Re-Elected in Alabama

Independent State Senator Re-Elected in Alabama

Harri Anne Smith, Alabama’s lone Independent legislator, secured another four years in the Alabama Senate on Tuesday. She survived her most formidable challenge to date, beating back Republican Melinda McClendon by a vote of 17,769 to 16,085, or 52.49 percent to 47.51. Smith’s victory is […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
A Few Bright Spots for Libertarians in Yesterday’s Election Results

A Few Bright Spots for Libertarians in Yesterday’s Election Results

The Libertarian Party didn’t fare particularly well in most races yesterday.  Rather than being a breakout year for alternative parties, voters made this a big wave year for Republicans.  The GOP seemed to win all of the races they were favored in, and a few […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Larry Pressler’s Facebook Manager Shares Campaign Memories

Mike Doan, a retired journalist turned “political operative” posted the following item on Larry Pressler’s facebook page earlier today. Doan was the volunteer tasked with running the independent’s social media operation… ————————————————————– He came to my Kiplinger retirement party. He came to one of my […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

Eight Parties Qualify for Ballot Lines in New York State

The results from yesterday’s governor’s race in New York were never really in doubt, incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo seemed like a lock from the very start.  The big question was how well would some of the state’s minor parties fare?  Today, we think we have […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

Rhode Island’s Independent State Senator Re-Elected

The lone independent in the Rhode Island State Senate, Edward O’Neill, has won re-election tonight with 6,106 votes or about 62%. He defeated Democratic challenger Keven McKenna. O’Neill was first elected to the Rhode Island Senate back in 2008 and has now been re-elected three […]

by · November 5, 2014 · 1 comment ·