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WATCH: Idaho Libertarian Critical of State’s Gay Marriage Ban

WATCH: Idaho Libertarian Critical of State’s Gay Marriage Ban

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Idaho’s Libertarian candidate for governor, John Bujak, is getting some attention for his opposition to the state’s ban on gay marriage. “Government needs to be as limited as possible, and I don’t think government should be in the business of […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Libertarian Umbehr Could Decide Race for Kansas Governor

Libertarian Umbehr Could Decide Race for Kansas Governor

Libertarian Keen Umbehr could decide who wins the hotly contested Kansas gubernatorial race, according to a new survey released by Public Policy Polling.  State House Minority Leader Paul Davis is leading Republican Governor Sam Brownback by a 42%-38% margin, while Umbehr captures 7% of the […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Ex-Maryland Governor Ponders Presidential Bid

Ex-Maryland Governor Ponders Presidential Bid

Former Maryland Gov. Bob Ehrlich made several public appearances in New Hampshire this past weekend, fueling speculation that the ex-governor and former four-term congressman is considering joining the crowded field of likely 2016 Republican presidential contenders. The 56-year-old Ehrlich spoke at a GOP dinner in […]

by · September 17, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Jon Huntsman Considering Independent Presidential Bid in 2016

Jon Huntsman Considering Independent Presidential Bid in 2016

BuzzFeed is reporting this evening that former Utah Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is testing the waters for another run in 2016.  This time, possibly mounting an independent campaign that would allow him to by-pass the very socially conservative GOP primary electorate […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Hagan Clings to Lead in N.C. Senate Race; Libertarian Begins to Fade

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan continues to hold a narrow lead in North Carolina’s closely-contested U.S. Senate race, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released earlier today. North Carolina is a key battleground in the GOP’s hopes of winning control of the U.S. Senate in […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Orman Holds Big Lead in Kansas Senate Race

Independent Orman Holds Big Lead in Kansas Senate Race

Greg Orman, independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, has shot to a 7-point lead in his bid to topple Republican Senator Roberts.  That’s according to a new poll out today from Public Policy Polling. Orman has 41% to Roberts’ 34%, with Libertarian Randall Batson […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Pressler Making Huge Strides in South Dakota Comeback Attempt

Making a seemingly improbable political comeback as an independent, former Sen. Larry Pressler of South Dakota is quickly emerging as one of this year’s biggest election stories. Pressler’s insurgent candidacy pretty much answers something we were wondering about here at Uncovered Politics more than four […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Could Democrats Lose Major Party Status in Ohio?

Could Democrats Lose Major Party Status in Ohio?

Ohio governor John Kasich is cruising to an unexpectedly easy re-election, following several revelations that have rocked his Democratic challenger’s campaign. Reports surfaced that Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was caught engaged in “suspicious behavior” with a woman who was not his wife, while in a parked […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Time Capsule: McGovern Alleges ‘Whitewash’ in Watergate Investigation

Trailing by a staggering 34 points in the polls, Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern of South Dakota accused the Nixon White House of ordering a “whitewash” in a federal grand jury investigation of the Watergate break-in on this day in 1972. “From the first […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Independent Nick Troiano Releases First TV Ad in Pennsylvania Congressional Race

Nick Troiano, a 25-year-old independent campaigning in Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district, released his first television ad earlier today. Titled “Washington’s a Zoo,” Troiano’s light-hearted, 30-second commercial features the young candidate standing between an elephant and a donkey and railing against paralyzing partisanship in the Beltway. […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·