Campaigns & Elections

Libertarian Playing Key Role in Bitter Florida Governor’s Race

Libertarian Playing Key Role in Bitter Florida Governor’s Race

Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist are deadlocked in an impossibly tight battle for Florida governor. The latest surveys from CNN, the Tampa Bay Times and Quinnipiac have all had the race tied. Meanwhile Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor in Florida, […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Desperate Republicans Unleash Last Minute Attack on Chad Monnin

Desperate Republicans Unleash Last Minute Attack on Chad Monnin

The Republican Party of Ohio is taking Libertarian Chad Monnin seriously. As we wrap up the final days of the campaign, it seems that GOP is worried enough about Monnin to unleash a last minute flood of attack mail against his bid to take on […]

by · November 3, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Pressler Receives Another Boost in South Dakota Comeback Bid

Pressler Receives Another Boost in South Dakota Comeback Bid

Former South Dakota Sen. Larry Pressler’s quest to “end the poisonous partisanship in Washington” received another last-minute boost yesterday when his independent candidacy for the U.S. Senate was endorsed by the Rapid City Journal, the state’s second-largest newspaper. Pressler, who is currently running third in […]

by · November 3, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Zogby: Crist Leads by 7%, Wyllie Holding at 8%

Zogby: Crist Leads by 7%, Wyllie Holding at 8%

Pollster John Zogby’s firm has released a new survey that shows Democrat Charlie Crist opening up a big 7 point lead in the Florida governor’s race. The race, which has been neck and neck for months, appears to be breaking open with former Governor Crist […]

by · November 2, 2014 · 2 comments ·
South Dakota’s Largest Newspaper Backs Independent Pressler

South Dakota’s Largest Newspaper Backs Independent Pressler

South Dakota’s dominant newspaper, The Argus Leader, injected some much needed life into the Larry Pressler for U.S. Senate campaign today.  With only a few days left before voters head to the polls, the Leader published a full-throated endorsement of the former Republican Senator who is […]

by · November 1, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Battling Wall Street:  Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

Battling Wall Street: Feisty Nebraskan Launches Write-In Candidacy for Senate

While many seasoned political observers believe that Democratic nominee Dave Domina, a wealthy trial lawyer, has already thrown in the towel in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse in Nebraska’s lopsided U.S. Senate race, little-known Dan Buhrdorf — the longest of long-shots — wants […]

by · October 31, 2014 · 2 comments ·
Non-Major Party Candidates: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

Non-Major Party Candidates: Will 2014 Be Remembered as a Breakout Year?

As recently as a few weeks ago it looked like we were heading for a record year for third party and independent candidates in the modern era.  Independents in South Dakota, Kansas, Maine and Alaska all seemed like they had victory within their grasp. Alternative […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 5 comments ·
Young Voters Flock to Sarvis in Virginia Senate Race

Young Voters Flock to Sarvis in Virginia Senate Race

A new poll out from Christopher Newport University shows Libertarian nominee Robert Sarvis winning support from nearly 1 in 4 voters under the age of 35. Sarvis was the Libertarian Party’s breakout star of 2013, when he captured 6.5% of the vote in the hotly […]

by · October 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

South Carolina’s Tom Ervin Withdraws, Endorses Democratic Candidate

Tom Ervin, an independent candidate for governor of South Carolina, announced that he is dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen. In making his surprise announcement earlier this afternoon, the wealthy Greenville attorney and radio station owner, accompanied […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Teachout Declines to Endorse Cuomo (or Howie Hawkins)

Teachout Declines to Endorse Cuomo (or Howie Hawkins)

Zepyhr Teachout, the law professor who mounted a long-shot primary challenge to Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, won’t endorse in the general election. Teachout’s 34% showing against Cuomo underlined the governor’s continued problems with his liberal base. “I’m not going to endorse,” Teachout said on NY1. […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 1 comment ·