On February 27, the Florida Secretary of State said that America’s Party is now ballot-qualified. It had been formed in the summer of 2008 by Alan Keyes, after he lost the race for the Constitution Party presidential nomination. In 2008 it was called America’s Independent Party.
After three years of electoral inactivity, the party has now changed its name to America’s Party, and in an on-line national presidential convention on the evening of February 18, chosen Thomas Hoefling for president and J. D. Ellis for vice-president. Here is the campaign web page. The party re-qualified in Florida by submitting a new set of bylaws that conform to the state’s rather fussy requirements, and by submitting a list of officers who are registered members of that party. It is the first party to have been eliminated from the Florida ballot by the new bylaws requirements that has now successfully re-filed.
It is not known if Alan Keyes is still interested in the party. He did not participate in the on-line voting for the 2012 presidential nomination.
It seems somewhat likely that the Socialist Party, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Prohibition Party may also re-file successfully in Florida.