by Brian Irving | Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
For the second time in history, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will have a primary. Two people filed for the U.S. Senate nomination, Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham.
D’Annunzio was the Republican nominee for U.S Congress in District 4 in 2012, losing to incumbent Democrat David Price. Haugh was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002, and is a former party executive director.
by Megan Cassella | News & Observer
COOLEEMEE — The little store sits on the side of the two-lane road, on the edge of the two-light town, in the heart of the country.
A’s Furniture, the sign reads: Carpet in stock. A’s, the locals say, owned by the quiet guy with the hole in his cap. Or simply, these days, A’s. Owned by the guy campaigning for the U.S. Senate.
by Richard Winger | Ballot Access News
On February 27, the Fourth Circuit upheld North Carolina’s May 17 petition deadline for newly-qualifying parties. The case, Pisano v Strach, 13-1368, had been filed by the Green and Constitution Parties. The decision is 25 pages, but the only state interest it mentions is that the state needs time to check the petition. This ignores the fact that North Carolina requires just as many signatures for a statewide independent candidate, yet the independent candidate petition deadline is June 12. The decision does not mention the independent candidate petition deadline.
by Brandon Fallon | Independent Voter Network
Third parties that have a national infrastructure such as the Green Party and Libertarian Party have waged legal battles from California to North Carolina to improve their ability to get on the ballot. In California, a more lax state regarding ballot access laws, Terry Baum went through several legal hurdles in her race against U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi as the Green Party candidate
by Becky Bratu and M. Alex Johnson | NBC News (U.S. News)
A town council member in North Carolina told the mayor this week he’s resigning — in a letter written in the Klingon language. And next he plans to run for the U.S. Senate, he told NBC News.
David Waddell, who has two years left in his term on the town council in Indian Trail, about 15 miles southeast of Charlotte, resigned Wednesday in a long but otherwise standard English letter to the public.