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‘Meet the Press’ Profiles Three Major Comeback Attempts

‘Meet the Press’ Profiles Three Major Comeback Attempts

On this Sunday’s edition of “Meet the Press” a segment aired that featured three former officials who are looking for a return to public office. Two of them are back on the campaign trail after finishing prison sentences. Profiled in the piece are former U.S. […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Incumbent Congressman Bentivolio Polling at 7% as a Write-In

Incumbent Congressman Bentivolio Polling at 7% as a Write-In

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 […]

by · October 20, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Interview with Lisa Wilber, Libertarian Candidate for NH State House

Interview with Lisa Wilber, Libertarian Candidate for NH State House

I remember when I first became interested in the Libertarian Party, back in the early 1990s. The LP had just elected four members to the New Hampshire state house. Representatives Andy Borsa, Don Gorman, Finlay Rothaus and Cal Warburton formed an officially recognized Libertarian Caucus, […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Iowa Libertarian Senate Nominee Dies in Plane Crash

Iowa Libertarian Senate Nominee Dies in Plane Crash

Dr. Doug Butzier, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, died earlier today while piloting a small plane.  The Dubuque Sheriff’s Office has said that the plane crashed while approaching the Dubuque Regional Airport.  Weather may have been a factor in the accident […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins in Nebraska Senate Race

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins in Nebraska Senate Race

The Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska’s second-largest newspaper, has endorsed independent candidate Jim Jenkins in that state’s U.S. Senate race. In endorsing the wealthy Callaway rancher and businessman in his uphill battle against Republican Ben Sasse and Democratic nominee Dave Domina, the Journal Star maintained that […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 2 comments ·
New England is Packed Full of Races Worth Watching

New England is Packed Full of Races Worth Watching

In Kansas, Greg Orman looks like he’s well on his way to joining the U.S. Senate as an independent. Larry Pressler may join him from South Dakota, if current polling holds. But Maine and Vermont already have independents representing them in the U.S. Senate. New […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 5 comments ·
Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Takes a Hit in Ad

Candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Takes a Hit in Ad

Anne Armstrong is a write-in candidate for governor of Rhode Island and her campaign’s entire platform is based on the legalization of marijuana. In a newly released campaign video, Armstrong explains that she uses the drug every day to help her deal with a physical […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Former Green Party Chair Backs Cutler for Governor

Former Green Party Chair Backs Cutler for Governor

Lynn Williams, the former state chair of the Maine Green Independent Party, has endorsed independent Eliot Cutler for Governor. Cutler, who is making his second bid as an independent, came within 2% of victory back in 2010. His campaign has been endorsed by Maine’s independent […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Pressler Surges to Second Place in South Dakota

Pressler Surges to Second Place in South Dakota

Larry Pressler, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in South Dakota, is within striking distance of victory.  That’s according to a new poll out today from Survey USA. The results give Rounds, a former South Dakota governor, the lead with 35%. Pressler, a former U.S. […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Cutler Gaining Ground in Maine Governor’s Race, Now Polling at 20%

Cutler Gaining Ground in Maine Governor’s Race, Now Polling at 20%

Independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler is moving up in several recent surveys of Maine voters, topping 20% in a poll out today from the Portland firm Pan Atlantic/SMS. The numbers are 35% for Republican incumbent Paul LePage, Democrat Michael Michaud draws 34% and Cutler has […]

by · October 9, 2014 · 1 comment ·