U.S. Constitution Party nominates former Congressman Virgil Goode for president

By Wiki News, thecheers.org    2012-04-23 01:07:26    

Former U.S. Representative Virgil Goode of Virginia received the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party (CP) Saturday at the party's National Convention in Nashville. He was selected on the first ballot over former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells and the 2008 CP Vice presidential nominee Darrell Castle, who announced his candidacy Friday. Goode picked outgoing CP National Chairman Jim Clymer as his running mate.
Former U.S. Representative Virgil Goode of Virginia received the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party (CP) Saturday at the party's National Convention in Nashville. He was selected on the first ballot over former Savannah State football coach Robby Wells and the 2008 CP Vice presidential nominee Darrell Castle, who announced his candidacy Friday. Goode picked outgoing CP National Chairman Jim Clymer as his running mate.

Goode served in the Virginia State Senate for twenty-three years before being elected to represent Virginia's Fifth U.S. congressional district as a Democrat in 1996. He was re-elected two years later, and left the Democratic Party before his second re-election campaign in 2000, when he ran as an Independent. He joined the Republican Party ahead of the 2002 election, and was re-elected three additional times until his defeat in 2008. Since then, Goode has joined the Constitution Party, and has served on its executive committee. In February, he announced his intentions to seek the party's presidential nomination, and spoke with Wikinews later that month.

At the convention, Goode won a total of 203 out of the 403 votes cast while Castle received 120 and Wells secured 58. Candidates Susan Ducey and Laurie Roth received 15 and 6 votes, respectively. Had Goode received two less votes, the nomination would have gone to a second ballot.

The Constitution Party was founded in 1991 as the U.S. Taxpayers Party, and changed to its current name eight years later. The party advocates states' rights, gun rights, limited government, protectionism, and non-interventionism. It strongly opposes abortion and illegal immigration. In terms of voter registration, it is the third largest U.S. political party with 367,000 members. Pastor Chuck Baldwin won the party's 2008 presidential nomination and appeared on 37 state ballots, receiving 199,314 votes or 0.15 percent.
Wiki News, The Cheers News


TAGS: USA   


more
Obama to Introduce TV Showing of Classic Film

U.S. President Barack Obama will make a special introduction to an upcoming broadcast of the classic U.S. motion picture To Kill a Mockingbird.

Rosario Dawson to serve as a spokesperson for National Train Day celebrations

May 12, 2012 is the day America is celebrating the National Train Day. Started by Amtrak to celebrate the advantages of train travel, this year the holiday is celebrated already for the 5th time.

US Military Says Drug Violence Spreading Through Central America
16.Mar 2012
Two high-ranking U.S. military commanders say Mexico's violent war against drug...read

Chinese Flock to Obama Website
26.Feb 2012
Hundreds of Chinese have flooded U.S. President Barack Obama's Google-plus page...read

Boston Seafood Show 2012 showcases suppliers from 120 countries
26.Feb 2012
The International Boston Seafood Show is North America's largest seafood event....read



Rick Santorum sweeps three non-binding GOP presidential contests

US regulators approve new nuclear reactors for first time in 34 years

Art Institutes announce Best Teen Chef competition

Author and contrarian Christopher Hitchens dies at age 62

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley endorses Mitt Romney for U.S. president