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Election Guide: U.S. Presidentnew

Are you well-studied on all 19 options for president?
NUVO  |  Rebecca Townsend  |  10-31-2012  |  Elections

Election '08: San Diego's Greens Are Blue (And They're Blaming Ralph Nader)new

While Nov. 4 yielded a mixed bag for the GOP and the Dems, it provided nothing but a great big sack of rotten potatoes for just about every other political persuasion. Here, as elsewhere in the nation, adherents of the boutique parties saw their candidates routed on nearly every front. And no party performed so poorly in San Diego County as the Green Party.
San Diego CityBeat  |  David Silva  |  11-19-2008  |  Politics

Libertarian Party Fills Maryland's Ballot with Candidatesnew

The Libertarian Party of Maryland may not win any elections in November, but its victory is in its full complement of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives--the most of any third-party effort in Maryland in at least 30 years. The party is fielding eight candidates for eight seats.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  11-04-2008  |  Politics

Green Party VP Candidate Rosa Clemente on Musical Activismnew

Despite the inroads made by the hip-hop generation toward political mobilization, Clemente says, many of these organizations focus solely on getting out the vote and fall short of providing the information necessary to empower the community.
San Antonio Current  |  M. Solis  |  10-30-2008  |  Music

Bob Barr Won't Win the White House, but He's Still Fighting to Be Heardnew

The former U.S. Congressman from Georgia has the misfortune of being the Libertarian Party's 2008 nominee for president in a year when third-party candidates have drawn scant attention.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Marty Levine  |  10-28-2008  |  Politics

Dobbs for President in 2012?new

As the GOP implodes, the financial crisis may present a white-hot moment for a third-party voice to enter the fray -- someone like CNN's Lou Dobbs.
Boston Phoenix  |  Steven Stark  |  10-16-2008  |  Commentary

The Other Presidential Candidatesnew

More than 100 people have filed to run for president this year, so if you're waiting to hear from a candidate who suits your style or beliefs more than the two big guys, here's a brief summary of some of the alternative choices available.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  10-16-2008  |  Politics

Election '08: Meet the Also-Ransnew

Third-party candidates often languish in obscurity and find it hard to raise money or even gain a place on the ballot in many states. In Florida, however, ballot access is easy. So that means come Nov. 4, you'll have a lot of choices –-- 13, to be exact, plus one write-in.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  10-15-2008  |  Politics

Third Partiers: Nader, Libertarians and Constitutionistsnew

We talk to independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader, Darrell Castle, VP pick for the Constitution Party and a guy who has met Bob Barr.
Boise Weekly  |  Nathaniel Hoffman  |  10-15-2008  |  Politics

Election '08: A Guide to Third Partiesnew

Even if you can't vote for your chosen third-party or independent candidates, it's worth perusing their campaign platforms.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-10-2008  |  Politics

Socialist Prez Candidate Brian Moore Talks About His Runnew

After winning the Socialist Party USA nomination by just four votes, Moore is a write-in candidate in four states, and is listed on the ballot in an additional eight.
INDY Week  |  Lisa Sorg  |  10-10-2008  |  Politics

Alt Prez: There are a Hundred Ways to Buck the Ballotnew

We've got more than 100 deluded losers and promising dreamers all begging for attention in America's sideshow election. Just because every one of them will lose, that's no reason to ignore them.
San Antonio Current  |  Richard Wall  |  08-27-2008  |  Politics

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