Rapid City Journal: Judge Rules Against Libertarian in Ballot Lawsuit

(The following was originally published in the Rapid City Journal.) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday against the South Dakota Libertarian Party in an attempt to add its Public Utilities Commission candidate to the November general election ballot. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol heard arguments and concluded Secretary of State Jason Gant … Continue reading Rapid City Journal: Judge Rules Against Libertarian in Ballot Lawsuit

Green Party Watch: Howie Hawkins: Reflection on 30 Years of Green Party Organizing

(The following was originally published on Green Party Watch.) he Summer 2014 issue of Green Pages features an interview with Howie Hawkins (now running for Governor of New York) on his unique perspective on the Green Party as a founding member. From the article: What got you into being part of the start of the Green Party? … Continue reading Green Party Watch: Howie Hawkins: Reflection on 30 Years of Green Party Organizing

Alaska Dispatch News: Alaska Libertarian Candidate for U.S Senate Withdraws

(The following was originally published in Alaska Dispatch News.) JUNEAU -- Alaska Libertarians say their party's U.S. Senate nominee, Thom Walker, has pulled out of the race, and they've selected a nominee to take his place as soon as state elections officials allow. Walker made his decision known on a post to the Libertarian Party's Facebook page … Continue reading Alaska Dispatch News: Alaska Libertarian Candidate for U.S Senate Withdraws

Kansas City Star: Keen Umbehr is Running for Kansas Governor as Libertarian on Tax Issues, Government Transparency

(The following was originally published in The Kansas City Star.) TOPEKA: The Libertarian candidate for Kansas governor transformed himself from trash collector to crusading ATTORNEY after battling for his own right to free speech before the U.S. Supreme Court, a case he won. He’s hoping he can defy the odds again and pull off a victory in … Continue reading Kansas City Star: Keen Umbehr is Running for Kansas Governor as Libertarian on Tax Issues, Government Transparency

Courier-Post: NJ’s Weedman in Fight to Appear on Ballot

  (The following was originally published in the Courier-Post.) The perpetual political candidate who calls himself Weedman is in a legal struggle to get back on November's ballot for a congressional seat. Rulings in June from a judge and the state's top election official found that Ed Forchion did not have the required 100 valid signatures … Continue reading Courier-Post: NJ’s Weedman in Fight to Appear on Ballot

Justice Party: Statement on Recent Events in Ferguson Missouri

(The following was originally published on the Justice Party website.) The Justice Party stands in solidarity with the people in Ferguson, Missouri who are protesting the killing of Michael Brown. We call on all members of the Justice Party and all Americans to protest the spectrum of inequities — including the ultimate price, in this case … Continue reading Justice Party: Statement on Recent Events in Ferguson Missouri

Socialist Alternative: Working-Challenges to Big Business Democrats

(The following was originally published on the Socialist Alternative website.) Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago? Discussion about campaigns of the 99% against the corporate domination of both parties has picked up in recent weeks. This is a welcome development for socialists, community activists, union organizers, environmentalists, anti-racists and those campaigning for a $15 an hour … Continue reading Socialist Alternative: Working-Challenges to Big Business Democrats

The Journal News: Green Party Candidate Knocks Astornio for “Patronage Games”

(The following was originally published in The Journal News.) The Green Party's candidate for governor is criticizing Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino after a politically connected aide resigned following a drunken drivingarrest. Howie Hawkins, the two-time Green Party nominee, pounced on the news Wednesdaythat Hugh Fox had tendered his resignation Tuesday, a day after he was … Continue reading The Journal News: Green Party Candidate Knocks Astornio for “Patronage Games”

Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Independent Candidates to Join November Ballot

(The following was originally published in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.) CHEYENNE - Two independent statewide candidates will be on November's general election ballot. A state elections official said Tuesday that Pine Bluffs resident Don Wills qualified for the governor's race and Laramie resident Curt Gottshall qualified for the state's U.S. Senate contest. Peggy Nighswonger, elections DIRECTOR … Continue reading Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Independent Candidates to Join November Ballot