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Founder of Libertarian Party, David Nolan, Passes Away

Founder of Libertarian Party, David Nolan, Passes Away

David Nolan, the principal founder of the Libertarian Party, died Sunday.  He was just two days shy of his 67th birthday. Initial speculation was that Nolan had a heart attack, although at least one libertarian website is now reporting that he actually suffered a stroke while […]

by · November 22, 2010 · 4 comments ·
Carol Moseley Braun Mounts Political Comeback in Chicago Mayoral Race

Carol Moseley Braun Mounts Political Comeback in Chicago Mayoral Race

Mounting an unexpected political comeback, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun of Illinois filed nominating petitions bearing 91,180 signatures for a place on the February 22 primary ballot in her bid for mayor of Chicago. Only 12,500 valid signatures are required.

by · November 17, 2010 · 59 comments ·
Alvin Greene Hopes to Extend His 15 Minutes of Fame

Alvin Greene Hopes to Extend His 15 Minutes of Fame

Buoyed by his 364,000-vote showing in South Carolina’s recent U.S. Senate race, Alvin Greene hasn’t ruled out a bid for the presidency in 2012. “Maybe,” he told Politico last week when asked about the possibility of running for president. “I’ll have to see.”

by · November 15, 2010 · 3 comments ·
Peg Dunmire Named Chairman of the Florida Tea Party

Peg Dunmire Named Chairman of the Florida Tea Party

With an eye on 2012, Peg Dunmire of Orlando has been named as the new chairman of the Florida Tea Party (TEA).

A lifelong Republican before becoming the Tea Party’s first congressional candidate earlier this year, Dunmire was unanimously chosen by the party’s executive committee on Monday…

by · November 10, 2010 · 7 comments ·
Vintage Politics: FDR Easily Dispenses of Democratic Opposition in ’36

Vintage Politics: FDR Easily Dispenses of Democratic Opposition in ’36

With Ely out of the picture, Roosevelt was virtually assured of his party’s nomination. He faced only token opposition from Col. Henry S. Breckinridge, a former assistant Secretary of War in Woodrow Wilson’s administration. A conservative Democrat, Breckinridge was a prominent member of the rabidly anti-New Deal American Liberty League, a right-wing organization heavily funded by the Du Pont family.

by · November 8, 2010 · 0 comments ·
Tuned Out Tuesday: Only 29% Participated in 2010 Mid-Term Elections

Tuned Out Tuesday: Only 29% Participated in 2010 Mid-Term Elections

Ninety million Americans voted in the 2010 mid-term congressional elections. 220 million didn’t. So much for the consent of the governed.

by · November 7, 2010 · 3 comments ·
Socialist Dan La Botz Surpasses 25,000 Votes in Ohio

Socialist Dan La Botz Surpasses 25,000 Votes in Ohio

The Socialist Party’s Dan La Botz has surpassed the 25,000-vote mark in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race. With all but fourteen of Ohio’s 9,910 precincts reporting, the former history and Latin American studies professor and ex-journalist is unofficially garnering 25,311 votes.

by · November 4, 2010 · 2 comments ·
NY Taxpayers Party Unlikely to Qualify for Ballot Line

NY Taxpayers Party Unlikely to Qualify for Ballot Line

In New York, which allows fusion, it seems that finding statewide results broken down by party is nearly impossible. The state’s Board of Elections certainly doesn’t do it. Their idea of election night reporting is a letter explaining why they won’t bother, because it’s very […]

by · November 4, 2010 · 1 comment ·
Constitution Party Costs GOP Seat in Maryland House

Constitution Party Costs GOP Seat in Maryland House

Michael Dawson, the Constitution Party’s candidate for Maryland House of Delegates in District 34B, appears to have cost the Republicans a seat. Incumbent Democrat David Rudolph was re-elected with less than 50%. With 99% of the vote reporting, Dawson is drawing well over the margin […]

by · November 3, 2010 · 0 comments ·
Green Party Local Officials Celebrate Re-Election Wins

Green Party Local Officials Celebrate Re-Election Wins

Gayle McLaughlin, the Green Party’s mayor of Richmond, California was re-elected to office on Tuesday with 40% of the vote. The race is technically non-partisan, but McLaughlin is well known as a Green. Bruce Delgado, another Green mayor in a nonpartisan race was also re-elected […]

by · November 3, 2010 · 2 comments ·