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Georgia Libertarian Scores Big Endorsement from Republican Mayor

Georgia Libertarian Scores Big Endorsement from Republican Mayor

Dalton is a city of about 33,000 residents located in Northern Georgia. David Pennington, the mayor of Dalton, has just endorsed Libertarian Andrew Hunt for governor. This endorsement is significant both because Pennington is a Republican mayor of a fair sized city, and because Pennington […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 3 comments ·
Andre Marrou, courtesy of Marc Montoni

Video: Andre Marrou on Larry King Live in 1992

When you think of “Larry King Live” and the 1992 election, your mind immediately goes to Ross Perot’s many appearances.  But another third party candidate appeared on all 51 ballots and also made an extended appearance on Larry King. That man was the Libertarian Party’s […]

by · October 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Congressman Mounts Write-In Campaign After Primary Defeat

Congressman Mounts Write-In Campaign After Primary Defeat

Michigan Congressman Kerry Bentivolio was defeated by attorney David Trott in a Republican primary landslide back in August, but he’s not hanging it up just yet. The one-term Bentivolio, who was elected in 2012 after Congressman Thad McCotter failed to submit enough valid signatures to earn a […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Greg Orman Slams Both Major Parties in New Campaign Spot

Greg Orman Slams Both Major Parties in New Campaign Spot

Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman released his latest television ad this week, targeting both Democrats and Republicans as the source of America’s problems and gridlock. “If you listen to Pat Roberts and his Washington buddies, they’ll tell you that President Obama and Harry Reid are […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 1 comment ·
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 · 6 comments ·
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 ·