2012 Citizens Party Presidential Candidate List as of 6/2/2011
Already Announced/ Very Likely to Announce Soon:
Mark Graham (West Virginia)
Keith John Ferguson (Minnesota)
Charles Earl Harvey (North Carolina)
Max Rieske (Michigan)
Somewhat Likely to Seek Citizens Party Nomination Soon
Frank McEnulty (California)
Gary Rostad (California)
8+ Likely Draft Candidates*
*We will post the list of potential draft candidates in future Candidate List updates.
Dropped Out of Race for Citizens Party Nomination
Roger Nichols (Missouri)
Citizens Party Members can draft candidates that they would like to see nominated as either the Citizens Party Presidential or VP candidate. In order for draft candidates to be considered in the Citizens Party nomination process, they must have a sponsor(s). Sponsors must submit the following information to the Citizens Party:
1.The first and last name of the candidate that the Citizens Party member wishes to draft.
2. The state in which the draft candidate resides (if known by sponsor).
3. A short statement should be included that declares (to the best of the sponsors knowledge) that the draft candidate is a legal U.S. Citizen, registered to vote and is eligable to run for President or Vice-President.
The sponsor(s) will be given time to submit paper petitions signed by 100 registered voters, from each of 5 states on behalf of the candidate. In addition, the draft candidate must also receive the on-line endorsement of 2,500 registered voters. This dual requirement translates into a grand total of 500 written signatures, plus 2,500 electronic messages of support.
Sponsors seeking to draft a candidate solely for our Vice-Presidential nomination must submit paper petitions signed by 20 registered voters, from each of 4 states on behalf of the candidate. In addition, the draft candidate must also receive 300 on-line endorsements. Thus dual requirement translates into a grand total of 80 written signatures, plus 300 electronic messages of support.
By having sponsors complete these steps on behalf of a candidate, it demonstrates to a candidate that they have some support within the party and it allows draft candidates the ability to seek our nomination at a late date. All other requirements for Citizens Party Presidential & Vice-Presidential candidates must be met by the draft candidate after they decide to seek our nomination.
We encourage sponsors to set-up a campaign draft committee for your favorite potential candidates and begin fundraising in order to make the most convincing case.
Mark Graham of Florida has officially announce intentions to seek the 2012 New American Independent Party nomination for President of the United States of America. Graham is a New American Independent Party of Florida state committee member.
This blog will post additional information about the Mark Graham for President campaign and all other NAIP candidates as we proceed towards the 2012 elections. Over a dozen citizens have expressed an interest in seeking the NAIP Presidential nomination in 2012.
Jana Kemp, independent candidate for Governor of Idaho is being left out of an upcoming September debate being held by the City Club of Boise. The City Club of Boise only invited two candidates, the Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor. This is despite the fact that Jana Kemp was the first candidate to qualify for the general election ballot.
The New American Independent Party has endorsed Jana Kemp and we urge the City Club of Boise to include Jana Kemp in their September 15th candidate forum. We also urge NAIP members nationwide to contact the City Club of Boise and let them know that you are disappointed in their decision to exclude Jana Kemp from the candidate forum. Urge them to include Jana Kemp.
City Club of Boise
PO Box 6521
Boise, ID 83707
The New American Independent Party has officially endorsed Independent candidate Jana Kemp for Governor of Idaho. A strong majority of NAIP members voted online to endorse Jana Kemp within the 2010 NAIP member survey. Jana Kemp received the highest approval percentage by the NAIP membership of all 2010 independent candidates being considered for an NAIP endorsement thus far. Approval for Kemp was also high in a series of online polls conducted for the NAIP community.
Like NAIP members, Kemp supporters are expressing a desire to see strong, ethical candidates who represent the pragmatic views of most Americans. Like us, they are tired of politicians who are out-of-touch with America. A growing number of Americans are searching for an alternative to the Democratic and Republican Parties, which many believe have abandoned them and their ideals. Jana Kemp is a viable candidate that can strike a cord with voters looking for a candidate that represents their views.
Jana Kemp for Governor
Jana Kemp For Governor
PO Box 8045
Boise ID 83707
Roger Nichols becomes first to officially seek the 2012 NAIP nomination for President of the United States
updated 6/1/2011: Roger Nichols has withdrawn from the race for the 2012 Citizens Party Presidential nomination.
Roger Nichols of Missouri has become the first candidate to officially announce intentions to seek the 2012 New American Independent Party nomination for President of the United States of America. Nichols is the NAIP state chairman of Missouri.
Just a sample from the Roger Nichols for President campaign platform includes:
– Immigration Reform & Border Security
– Create Jobs & Help Small Business
– Reduce the Federal Deficit
– Cut Government Waste
– Bring Fiscal Discipline to Washington D.C.
– Improve Veteran Benefits
– Protect Gun Rights
This blog will post additional information about the Roger Nichols for President campaign and all other NAIP candidates as we proceed towards the 2012 elections. Over a dozen citizens have expressed an interest in seeking the NAIP Presidential nomination in 2012.