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An Interview with Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark

An Interview with Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark

Delegates to the 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention in Columbus, Ohio, elected Nicholas Sarwark of Colorado to be the party’s new chair. Sarwark has been active with the LP since 1999. He has served on committees of the national party, and as Chair of the […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Poll Shows Pressler the Stronger Candidate in Possible Two-Way Race

Poll Shows Pressler the Stronger Candidate in Possible Two-Way Race

A new NBP/NPN poll of South Dakota’s 4-way contest for U.S. Senate shows Republican Mike Rounds in a commanding lead with 39% of the vote. He’s followed by Democrat Rick Weiland at 26% and independent Larry Pressler at 24%. Former conservative legislator Gordon Howie, also […]

by · September 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Rent Party Gets Evicted From New York Ballot

Rent Party Gets Evicted From New York Ballot

The petition that placed the Rent is 2 Damn High Party on the New York ballot for Governor has been held as invalid, according to a report from Ballot Access News. The state also removed the Life & Justice candidate Michael J. Carey. Jimmy McMillan, […]

by · September 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Former Congressman Traficant Dies

Former Congressman Traficant Dies

Former U.S. Congressman James Traficant died over the weekend from injuries sustained when a vintage tractor flipped over onto him on his family’s farm near Youngstown.  Traficant is one of only two members of Congress to be expelled by the body since the Civil War. The […]

by · September 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Former GOP Chair and Gubernatorial Candidate Defects to Constitution Party

Former GOP Chair and Gubernatorial Candidate Defects to Constitution Party

Russ Millette, the former chairman-elect of the Alaska Republican Party, has joined the Constitution Party according to Ballot Access News. The controversial Millette was a Ron Paul advocate and elected party chair in 2012. In early 2013, the Alaska GOP executive committee met and voted […]

by · September 28, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Hannah Nicollet

Minnesota Independence Party Launches TV Ad, Fights for Survival

The Minnesota Independence Party needs one of their statewide candidates to capture at least 5% of the vote this year, but so far things are not looking good.  One of the weakest polling slates in MNIP history, the party is launching a television ad campaign […]

by · September 27, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Greg Orman Worth Tens of Millions According to Disclosure

Greg Orman Worth Tens of Millions According to Disclosure

Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman disclosed his personal financial holdings this week, as required by campaign finance law. The candidate’s net worth falls somewhere between $21.5 million and $86 million, most of that in the form of real estate investments. Orman’s actual income ranges from […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Minor Party Candidates Polling Well in Delaware

Minor Party Candidates Polling Well in Delaware

One Libertarian and two Green Party candidates are doing well in a new University of Delaware survey released earlier today. Both of Delaware’s incumbent members of Congress who are standing for re-election this year hold wide leads over their challengers. In the U.S. Senate election, […]

by · September 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian Wyllie Gaining Traction in Florida Governor’s Race

Libertarian Wyllie Gaining Traction in Florida Governor’s Race

Florida’s Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, Adrian Wyllie, is gaining ground in the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, which came out yesterday. The survey shows Governor Rick Scott leading Charlie Crist by 44% to 42%, with the Libertarian nominee in third place at 8%. Those trying to make […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Time Capsule: Facing Only Minor-Party Opposition, Mayor Koch Wages Vigorous Campaign in 1981

Time Capsule: Facing Only Minor-Party Opposition, Mayor Koch Wages Vigorous Campaign in 1981

Despite winning both major party nominations — the first New York City mayor to do so — Mayor Ed Koch announced that he would wage a full-scale campaign for re-election against minor-party opposition during this week in 1981. Koch, who swept past Brooklyn assemblyman Frank […]

by · September 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·