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July 16, 1996
The Reform Party will hand us a line and go out like a Lamm. GEORGE W. FEINSTEIN Altadena
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July 27, 2013 | By Anh Do
Until Communist captors locked his dad in a 9-by-9-foot jail cell, Khoa Nguyen did not fully appreciate the battle his father was fighting. As a boy, he remembered him talking about the struggles in his homeland, the basic human rights he believed his countrymen in Vietnam had been denied. His parent's activity with a pro-democracy group finally drew his father from the family's comfortable Garden Grove home to Vietnam, where he hoped to train residents to use nonviolent methods in lobbying for reforms.
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February 22, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Frustrated and largely ignored, Buddy Roemer is ending his bid for the Republican nomination and will instead seek the presidency on a third-party ticket. The former Louisiana governor will make his plans official Thursday at a news conference in Santa Monica, within hours of another Republican debate that he's been excluded from. It's that fact that is driving his decision. The party and the major television networks have "turned their backs on the democratic process" by excluding him, even though he's a former governor and congressman, he said in a statement.
NEWS
February 22, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Frustrated and largely ignored, Buddy Roemer is ending his bid for the Republican nomination and will instead seek the presidency on a third-party ticket. The former Louisiana governor will make his plans official Thursday at a news conference in Santa Monica, within hours of another Republican debate that he's been excluded from. It's that fact that is driving his decision. The party and the major television networks have "turned their backs on the democratic process" by excluding him, even though he's a former governor and congressman, he said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2000 | DAVID KELLY
The founder of the state's Reform Party chapter and leader of its presidential nominations committee resigned from the party Thursday, saying it cannot get candidates elected. Michael Farris of Newbury Park said he had been thinking of quitting the party, founded by Ross Perot in 1992, for some time. "I had a responsibility to finish the process and I did that," Farris said of his tenure as chairman of the nominations committee. "I was ready to go before the Long Beach convention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2000
The election of Jesse Ventura as governor of Minnesota in 1998 appeared to boost the Reform Party as an enduring force in American electoral politics. But Ventura, fed up with intraparty turmoil, has now left the organization. Nor is developer Donald Trump interested in running as the Reform candidate for president. Unless party founder Ross Perot reemerges, the Reformers are left with the prospect of former Republican Patrick J.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2006 | Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
With the taint of scandal hanging over the capital and threatening Republican candidates in upcoming elections, both parties are in a race to seize the mantle of reform and to win credit from voters for cleaning up government.
NATIONAL
August 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
The treasurer of the national Reform Party, which is supporting Ralph Nader for president, has told federal election officials that the party has $18.18 in the bank and should be terminated. William D. Chapman said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he sent the Federal Election Commission a "request for termination based on guidelines the FEC had established for the Reform Party." The FEC oversees fundraising and spending in national elections.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
In an about-face, Ralph Nader decided Monday to accept thousands of petition signatures collected by Michigan Republicans if that was the only way he could qualify for the state's presidential ballot. On Thursday, Michigan Republican Party officials submitted 43,000 signatures -- far more than the 30,000 needed -- to ensure Nader could appear on the ballot as an independent.
NATIONAL
June 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Ralph Nader's campaign said it has collected more than enough signatures to have his name placed on the presidential ballot in Arizona. If the state validates the signatures that were filed Wednesday, it would be Nader's first spot on a ballot in the 2004 election. Nader spokesman Kevin Zeese said that the campaign has collected 22,000 signatures, more than the 14,694 needed to compete with President Bush and presumed Democratic nominee John F. Kerry.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2004 | Nick Anderson, Times Staff Writer
The Reform Party endorsed Ralph Nader for president Wednesday, providing the independent candidate a potential shortcut onto the ballot in the contested states of Florida, Michigan and Colorado. Nader has yet to decide whether to run in those and four other states as the nominee of the party Ross Perot founded in the 1990s. But the endorsement gives him that option.
WORLD
February 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
Iran's largest pro-reform party announced Monday that it would boycott the Feb. 20 parliamentary elections, saying it no longer had hope for a free and fair vote. An emergency Cabinet meeting backed calls for a postponement of the balloting. Iran's reformists are enraged by the decision of the Guardian Council -- an unelected constitutional oversight body run by religious hard-liners -- to declare more than 2,000 would-be lawmakers unfit to run in the elections.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2002 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
WASHINGTON -- If Jesse Ventura was the body, Dean Barkley was the brains. A lawyer who once took out a $30,000 second mortgage on his house to pay his campaign bills, Barkley was the maverick candidate who ran over and over again to put a third party on Minnesota's political map. In the 1994 Senate race, he got more than 5% of the vote, giving what is now the Independence Party a claim on public financing.
NEWS
January 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Mart Laar resigned Tuesday, complaining of coalition infighting that hampered his government and threatened Estonia's efforts to join the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Laar, 41, told Parliament before Christmas that he would step down, saying disputes in the three-party coalition--led by his center-right Pro Patria party--"endanger key goals of Estonia."
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