Adapted from Wikinews
Via press release on Friday, vexatious litigant Andy Martin, whom The Saturnalian has covered previously, announced he is seeking the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, his fourth bid for the White House. In his announcement and subsequent release, Martin expresses a desire to participate in Republican presidential debates and aligns himself with fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Additionally, he outlines six reasons for running, including degrading the candidacy of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who is also seeking the Republican nomination. Continue reading
It’s official. With neither candidate winning a majority in the last week’s primary, perennial candidate Jim Rogers, a leaf-blower conspiracy theorist, will face the Jesse Jackson-backed State Senator Constance Johnson in an August 26 primary runoff to decide the Democratic Party’s 2014 nominee for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.
In the primary, which also included candidate Patrick Hayes, Rogers received 35.34 percent behind Johnson’s leading 43.84 percent. Hayes was eliminated from the race after finishing in third with 20.82 percent. The winner of the Rogers-Johnson runoff will face the Republican nominee, Congressman James Lankford to decide who will replace the retiring Republican Senator Tom Coburn.
Rogers, 79, was the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s 2010 U.S Senate nominee and candidate for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination. Among his many campaigns, Rogers ran for president in the 2008 election cycle during which he alleged that leaf blowers were used against him to sabotage his campaign. Continue reading