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April 4, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
PHILADELPHIA'S Libertarian Party this week selected a marijuana-legalization activist on federal probation as its candidate in the May 20 special election for an at-large City Council seat. The party filed a nomination certificate for Richard Tamaccio yesterday, according to the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Tamaccio, a comedian who uses the stage name n.a. Poe, also filed a ballot name-change affidavit seeking to list himself on the ballot as Nikki Allen Poe. Tamaccio, 34, who this week registered to vote as a Libertarian, said in an email that he "will be attacking the Local 98 machine and running a grass-roots peoples campaign.
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October 1, 1997 | By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For months, the underdog Republican in the Philadelphia district attorney's race has been trying to get incumbent Lynne Abraham to agree to a debate. He has finally succeeded. The two candidates, along with Libertarian Party standard-bearer Leon Aristotle Williams, will meet for a one-hour debate Oct. 20 in the Sixth Street studios of public television station WHYY (Channel 12). The debate will be sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
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October 13, 1999
An editorial yesterday endorsing the reelection of the First District City Council incumbent, Democrat Frank DiCicco, failed to note two other challengers on the ballot: Steven N. Kush of the Libertarian Party and Reform Party candidate Anthony Archevala.
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August 19, 2012 | Associated Press
HARRISBURG - The state Republican Party is challenging candidate petitions by members of the Constitution and Libertarian Parties, seeking to bounce from the state ballot candidates for president, vice president, and several other offices. Line-by-line reviews of the candidates' petition signatures ordered by a state Commonwealth Court judge will begin Monday at the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Analysts say Republicans are probably worried that conservatives dissatisfied with their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, will defect to Constitution or Libertarian candidates.
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July 27, 1996 | By Brigid Schulte, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
For any other politician, it would have been an unusual campaign stop: Twenty-somethings in cutoff jeans, bandanas, bikinis and tattoos sat on the grass across from the White House, singing loudly: "Marijuana. Marijuana. Hey, Hey. Get hiiiigh. " Suspicious-smelling smoke hung in the hot afternoon air. Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Harry Browne stepped up to the microphone, looking every inch a stodgy conservative. Blue suit with matching socks. Gold watch. Coiffed silver-white hair.
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September 13, 1987 | By S.A. Paolantonio, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ron Paul, born in Pittsburgh in 1935, once a flight surgeon in the Air Force and a former member of Congress from Texas, has given up on the Republican Party and its most recent contribution to the presidency - Ronald Reagan - and decided to run for the White House himself. But voters looking for Paul will not find him elbow-to-elbow with the presidential aspirants of the two major political parties. He does need money, and sure, he would take a few photo opportunities. But Paul does not want delegates.
NEWS
December 13, 2004
Non-taxpaying Libertarian has right to protest Bob Martin's Dec. 2 commentary, "Movement evades income tax - and honesty" condemns the entire Libertarian Party because Arthur Farnsworth, our treasurer, is having a payment dispute with the federal government. Martin suggests that the Libertarian Party should either inform the public they are obligated to pay federal income taxes - as if we are some governmental agency - or acknowledge that we are the political arm of the tax-honesty movement.
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August 30, 1989 | By Joseph Grace, Daily News Staff Writer
At first glance, Linda Morrison, a Queen Village liberal, and Steven Givot, a conservative Chicago intellectual, seem to have little in common. Morrison, 40, came of age in the '60s protesting the Vietnam War and supporting women's rights. "I was a liberal Democrat," she says. She's spent much of the '80s opposing the Center City Convention Center project as a waste of tax dollars. Givot, 39, is a businessman who ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois in 1984 with heavy support from national conservative politicians.
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June 16, 2011
John Hospers, 93, a philosophy professor who in 1972 became the Libertarian Party's first presidential candidate, died Sunday in Los Angeles. Party chair Mark Hinkle said in a statement that Dr. Hospers "was very influential in the formative days of our party, and we will miss him. " Running on a platform of limited government and individual rights, Dr. Hospers was on the ballot in two states in 1972 and received 3,671 votes and a single electoral...
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August 19, 1992 | by Ron Goldwyn, Daily News Staff Writer
Libertarian Party candidate Andre Marrou was having trouble getting respect on his presidential campaign swing through Philadelphia yesterday. Marrou, 53, who appears on the Pennsylvania ballot, drew several dozen followers and some of the curious to a party at Katmandu Club on Delaware Avenue. But they had to crowd in close to hear his unamplified remarks, almost drowned out by the happy-hour chatter from a nearby deck bar. He finished just as a band tuned up for its first set. Marrou's supporters had little success publicizing his visit, but he did appear on WWDB-FM's Susan Bray Show yesterday.
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May 29, 2014
New Jersey Republicans haven't won a U.S. Senate race since 1978. Although the party has had recent success with candidates for governor, including Thomas Kean Sr., Christie Whitman, and Chris Christie, it has been unable to send a statewide winner to Washington. The task has been so daunting that mainstream moderates seem to have given up trying. But four conservatives are hotly pursuing the GOP nomination to give freshman Democratic U.S. Sen. Cory Booker a run for his seat. Of them, MURRAY SABRIN appears to be Republicans' best choice.
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April 16, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
RICHARD TAMACCIO, a/k/a Nikki Allen Poe, must see a federal judge about new drug activity before he can face the city's voters as the Libertarian candidate for a May 20 special election to fill a vacant at-large City Council seat. Tamaccio, a marijuana-legalization activist on probation since Dec. 13, tried to beat a Feb. 25 drug test by "consuming large amounts of water," according to a probation report filed in federal court yesterday. The report said Tamaccio then admitted that he "accidentally ate a cookie laced with marijuana" three days before.
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April 4, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
PHILADELPHIA'S Libertarian Party this week selected a marijuana-legalization activist on federal probation as its candidate in the May 20 special election for an at-large City Council seat. The party filed a nomination certificate for Richard Tamaccio yesterday, according to the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Tamaccio, a comedian who uses the stage name n.a. Poe, also filed a ballot name-change affidavit seeking to list himself on the ballot as Nikki Allen Poe. Tamaccio, 34, who this week registered to vote as a Libertarian, said in an email that he "will be attacking the Local 98 machine and running a grass-roots peoples campaign.
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November 4, 2013 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia voters who go to the polls Tuesday will see the names of 30 people running for local judgeships, but only one judicial race that can remotely be described as competitive - the long-shot effort of a Republican trying to keep his Common Pleas Court judgeship in a city where Democrats outnumber his party by better than 6-1. The 18 judges seeking retention on straight yes-or-no votes are considered shoo-ins even though the Philadelphia Bar...
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November 27, 2012
President Obama carried Philadelphia by nearly a half-million votes in the Nov. 6 general election, drawing fewer votes than he did four years ago but piling up a bigger margin against Republican Mitt Romney than he did against John McCain, according to an official canvass made public Monday. The final totals - to be certified next week unless there's a legal protest - gave Obama 588,711 votes, or 85.2 percent, vs. 96,437 votes for Romney, just short of 14 percent. Obama's margin in Philadelphia was 492,274 votes - the difference in the election, since Romney carried the rest of Pennsylvania by about 185,000 votes.
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November 9, 2012 | BY SARA KHAN, Daily News Staff Writer
THE PEOPLE Paper talked with voters at polling places around the city Tuesday about whom they voted for and why.   Kim Odom, 51 Party affiliation: Democrat 2008 vote: Didn't vote. Tuesday's vote: Obama Why: "Because he's a good guy, and he does a lot for us. " Most important issue: "Economy, because [Obama] is helping out with the economy as much as he can. "   Ronald Odom, 55 Party affiliation: Democrat 2008 vote: Didn't vote. Tuesday's vote: Obama Why: "He did a whole lot, for one, when he brought the troops back home.
NEWS
September 25, 2012
WITH SUMMER in the rearview mirror, conventional wisdom predicts that you are now paying attention to politics until we have the "most important" presidential election ever. I know it is the "most important" because both sides tell me that. Four years ago was just a game of jacks, with Barack Obama and John McCain both standing on the deck of a torpedoed economy. Since this is the Philadelphia Daily News , most readers are Democrats. (With the aid of the Internet, we reach some people who still cling to their guns and their religion, but we're not sure "those" people even know how to read.)
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August 19, 2012 | Associated Press
HARRISBURG - The state Republican Party is challenging candidate petitions by members of the Constitution and Libertarian Parties, seeking to bounce from the state ballot candidates for president, vice president, and several other offices. Line-by-line reviews of the candidates' petition signatures ordered by a state Commonwealth Court judge will begin Monday at the Philadelphia Board of Elections. Analysts say Republicans are probably worried that conservatives dissatisfied with their presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, will defect to Constitution or Libertarian candidates.
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June 16, 2011
John Hospers, 93, a philosophy professor who in 1972 became the Libertarian Party's first presidential candidate, died Sunday in Los Angeles. Party chair Mark Hinkle said in a statement that Dr. Hospers "was very influential in the formative days of our party, and we will miss him. " Running on a platform of limited government and individual rights, Dr. Hospers was on the ballot in two states in 1972 and received 3,671 votes and a single electoral...
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August 10, 2010 | By Joelle Farrell, Thomas Fitzgerald, and Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writers
It's one thing for an independent or third-party candidate to get on the ballot in Pennsylvania. It's another for the candidate to stay there. Powers that be in the Republican and Democratic Parties were behind legal challenges in Commonwealth Court on Monday against the ballot eligibility of several candidates for governor and Congress. The Republican State Committee said it had done "research" for a trio of citizens who challenged the election petitions of three Libertarian Party contenders - Marakay Rogers, running for governor; Douglas M. Jamison, for the Senate; and Kat Valleley, for lieutenant governor.
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