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Hell or High Water, Blankenship Says He'll Be on Ballot

Intends to run for US Senate in November as Constitution Party candidate

(Newser) - Don Blankenship's political career isn't going gently into that good night. Though Politico reports he finished "a distant" third in West Virginia's Republican primary for US Senate—state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey secured the nomination—he still plans to vie for the seat and says he... More »

Ex-Politico CEO: America Needs an 'Innovation Party'

Columnist floats 3rd party led by the likes of Zuckerberg or Sandberg

(Newser) - One of the co-founders of Politico makes the case that the success of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders shows that America is ready for a third-party movement. Those two have raised a "terrific middle finger" to the establishment, but neither presents a coherent governing strategy, writes Jim VandeHei in... More »

GOP's Roemer Mounts Indie Run

He'll jump into fray with Americans Elect and Reform Party

(Newser) - A GOP candidate is dropping out of the presidential primary race—not that most people ever knew he was in it. Buddy Roemer is ending his long-shot GOP bid , and exchanging it for an even longer-shot independent bid, the former Louisiana governor announced today. "I have decided to take... More »

McCain Predicts 'Fed-Up Party'

He may be most prominent politician so far to float the idea

(Newser) - Some have called for a third political party, and you can add John McCain to the list of people who think one will emerge. He first brought up the possibility last year, but yesterday his forecast got even sharper. "Unless both parties change, then I think that it'... More »

Time for Gays to Go Nader on Democrats

Fundraising boycott a good idea but doesn't go far enough

(Newser) - The two-party system gives gay Americans a terrible deal, and the proposed gay boycott of Democratic National Committee fundraising is a big step in the right direction toward changing the situation, writes Emma Ruby-Sachs . Cutting off funds to the party will push Democrats toward eliminating discrimination against gays and could... More »

Third-Party Picks Causing Barely a Ripple

Barr, Nader not polling high enough to be game-changers

(Newser) - Third-party candidates across the nations are highly unlikely to siphon off anywhere near a significant number of votes this election day, Time reports. Libertarian Bob Barr is polling around 1%—down from a peak of 6% in the summer—with Ralph Nader faring the same. The longshot candidates say their... More »

Nader, Barr Could Still Tip Some Tight Races

Third-party candidates could play a role in some states

(Newser) - Third-party candidates haven’t won much attention in this election, but in some hotly contested states their candidacies could still affect the outcome, the Boston Globe reports. Independent Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr could play a role in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, and Ohio, among others, the paper reports—... More »

Libertarian Barr Not Here for the Party Unity

Greets Ron Paul's 'undorsement' with snub, solo event

(Newser) - When Ron Paul convened a coalition of third-party candidates yesterday and endorsed them all, he dashed Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr’s hopes of a solo Paul endorsement, writes Dana Milbank in the Washington Post. So Barr staged a separate press conference, where he announced that he’s not here... More »

Paul Undorses McCain, Obama

Texan calls for strong third-party protest vote

(Newser) - Ron Paul wants you to vote for a third-party candidate, CNN reports. The failed Republican presidential wannabe doesn’t particularly care whether you back Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, or Chuck Baldwin—all of whom are declared candidates—but he had no kind words for John McCain or Barack... More »

EBay Will Open Doors to Outside Programmers

Openness move won't take off until 2009

(Newser) - EBay has revealed a plan to let third-party software programs work within its Selling Manager, a tool used by 700,000 large merchants. Project Echo is the latest landmark in an openness movement that helped Facebook hit its stride, Reuters reports, as independent developers will soon have their software promoted... More »

Nader Will Reveal Election Plans

He'll announce decision on 'Meet the Press' Sunday

(Newser) - Ralph Nader will announce this weekend whether he intends to run for president again. He's been talking to “lots of people on all sorts of levels” about a potential bid, said Nader's spokesman from the 2004 race. The announcement comes Sunday on "Meet the Press." “Obviously,... More »

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