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Hawkins and Cuomo (Impersonator) Together at Village Halloween Parade (October 31, 2014, 02:55 PM)

Press Release from the Howie Hawkins for New York Governor campaign:

Media Availability
Howie the Vampire Capitalism Slayer Together With Andrew Cuomo*

Who:
Howie Hawkins, Governor candidate – Green Party
Masked Governor Cuomo*, Governor Candidate – D, WEP, WFP, IND and a partridge in a pear tree
Brian Jones, Green Party Lt.… Read more ...


Libertarian Jim Duensing?s Trial Starts in Nevada (October 30, 2014, 11:42 PM)

There is a Facebook page which will follow the trial of Jim Duensing, a Libertarian who was shot in the back by a Las Vegas policeman in 2009. He is on trial for resisting with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, and being an ex felon in possession of a weapon.… Read more ...


Green Party Nominee for U.S. House in Tennessee Dies (October 30, 2014, 11:15 PM)

Sad news out of Tennessee, from an obituary in the Knoxville News Sentinel:

Green Party candidate for Congress and accomplished concert violinist Norris L. Dryer is being remembered as man who was as committed to his friends as he was his politics.

Mr. Dryer died Thursday after a prolonged battle with cancer.… Read more ...


Breitbart: The War on Libertarians and Independents (October 30, 2014, 11:09 PM)

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Found in Breitbart .
October 28, 2014
By Jason Scheurer

The U.S. electoral system is a farce. It is controlled with the same mastery with which Coke and Pepsi dominate the soda market. It is sold to the American public as if the free and open exchange of ideas is what?s inside, but the hidden ingredients are toxic to the body politic.… Read more ...


Libertarian Party on the California Propositions (October 30, 2014, 08:20 PM)

On Tuesday, November 4, California voters will make decisions on a water bond issue along with 5 other statewide propositions. The Libertarian Party of California has made recommendations on 5 of the ballot issues:

Proposition 1 Water Bond for $7.12 Billion
Authorizes the state to issue bonds for projects related to water supply and infrastructure.… Read more ...


Sarwark:?Seven Reasons to Vote for the Libertarian Party? (October 30, 2014, 08:13 PM)

Nicholas Sarwark, National Chair of the Libertarian Party, lays out seven reasons to vote for Libertarian Party candidates @ Reason.com:

Why should libertarians vote for the Libertarian Party? The short answer is that “libertarian” is right there in the name. If that’s good enough for you, thank you for your vote for our candidates, you can stop reading now.Read more ...


Gary Johnson: ?Cannabis potentially an actual cure for ebola. . . FDA; Give us a shot!? (October 30, 2014, 06:44 PM)

Varney: “You libertarians exercise a great deal of influence, nowadays, within the Republican Party. You really don’t like government. I put it to you though, particularly with ebola, you have got to have a centralized, government response to this problem. You can’t just farm it all out to private enterprise.”

Johnson: “I would agree; I think government has a fundamental role to protect us against harm.… Read more ...


Constitution Party List of Elected Officials (October 30, 2014, 02:29 PM)

This news article is about the Constitution Party’s election chances this year, but the most interesting aspect of it is the list of elected officials at the bottom.

Alaska

Pam Goode – Deltana Community Corporation Board

Delta Junction, Alaska

David Luntz – Deltana Community Corporation Board

Delta Junction, Alaska

Illinois

Phil Collins – Libertyville Township Trustee

Lake County, Illinois

Michigan

Rich Ryskamp – Board of Directors, Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Oregon

Mary Starrett – Yamhill County Commissioner

Yamhill County, Oregon

Pennsylvania

Bob Goodrich – Osceola Township Supervisor

Osceola, Pennsylvania

James N.

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Libertarian Party: WV Editorials Hint at Voting for Buckley for U.S. Senate (October 30, 2014, 12:59 PM)

From the Staff’s Blog at the Libertarian Party website:

Several major newspapers in West Virginia, led by the flagship Wheeling Intelligencer, ran a prominent editorial on Oct. 25 heaping praise on the ideas advanced by the campaign of Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate John Buckley.

The headline of the editorial in the Intelligencer is, “Libertarian Ideas Merit Discussion.”

In the Martinsburg Journal News, the editorial was headlined, “All-Important: Individual liberties must always be kept in mind.”

The Charleston Daily said, “Government is too intrusive, too big and too expensive.”

The Inter-Mountain led with, “Libertarian Candidates Gaining Traction.”

The article begins with the proposition that Republican Shelley Capito, who leads in the polls, will win and that Buckley, Democrat Natalie Tennant, and a small-party candidate “have no chance of prevailing.”

It then continues, “But much of what Buckley, of Hardy County, has to say should be appealing to West Virginians who believe government has become too intrusive, too controlling and too expensive.… Read more ...


David Schwartzman Challenges Rivals to a Foot Race Across DC (October 30, 2014, 12:23 PM)

Press Release from the DC Statehood Green Party:

David Schwartzman, candidate for “Shadow” U.S. Senator (http://www.davidschwartzman.com), is challenging his competitors to a foot race across Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 31.

“I challenge my opponents to a running race from Adams Morgan, 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, starting at 10 a.m.… Read more ...


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