Daily Archives: November 4, 2010

Gold Mass Group: ‘Massachusetts Libertarians Advance’

By AuMass at Gold Mass Group:

CD-3 Patrick Barron got 4% in a 3-way
CD-5 State Committee member Bob Clark got 1% in a four way. He faced among others a classic tea party opponent who advocated war with Mexico – ‘send the army to occupy Northern Mexico’.

State Representative races
State Committee member Jon Loya got 29% in a two way
State Committee member Bob Underwood got 20% in a two way

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Libertarian election results for Georgia

Libertarian election results for Georgia, along with larger party vote totals, found at Crazy for Liberty:

2010 Elections results from ajc.com and WSB-TV

Agriculture Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Gary Black – R 1,396,050 56%
J.B. Powell – D 996,077 40%
Kevin Cherry – L 89,477 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Attorney General
Candidate Votes
Sam Olens – R 1,321,236 54%
Ken Hodges – D 1,079,645 43%
Don Smart – L 86,739 3%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Georgia Supreme Court
Candidate Votes
David Nahmias Incumbent 980,107 48%
Tammy Adkins 719,070 35%
Matt Wilson 338,920 17%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:48 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Governor
Candidate Votes
Nathan Deal – R 1,336,583 53%
Roy Barnes – D 1,073,936 43%
John Monds – L 101,015 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Insurance Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Ralph Hudgens – R 1,337,593 54%
Mary Squires – D 1,047,599 42%
Shane Bruce – L 94,513 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Labor Commissioner
Candidate Votes
Mark Butler – R 1,368,702 55%
Darryl Hicks – D 1,011,340 41%
Will Costa – L 91,432 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Lieutenant Governor
Candidate Votes
Casey Cagle – R Incumbent 1,373,055 55%
Carol Porter – D 1,042,942 42%
Dan Barber – L 87,725 3%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

P S C – District 2
Candidate Votes
Tim Echols – R 1,376,145 56%
Keith Moffett – D 998,483 40%
Jim Sendelbach – L 93,012 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

School Superintendent
Candidate Votes
John Barge – R 1,336,577 54%
Joe Martin – D 1,029,526 41%
Kira Willis – L 121,909 5%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)

Secretary of State
Candidate Votes
Brian Kemp – R Incumbent 1,408,978 57%
Georganna Sinkfield – D 975,661 39%
David Chastain – L 103,979 4%

Updated Nov-03-2010 07:47 AM 100% reporting (2902 of 2902 precincts)… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

Press release from LPIN HQ emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

The Libertarian Party of Indiana will maintain ballot access for four more years because of their achievement of six percent in the Secretary of State race. Libertarian Mike Wherry earned 100,847 votes which is the highest number of votes cast for a single candidate in the LPIN’s history.… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge Removed from Libertarian National Convention Oversight, Alleges It Was Unjust

H/T George Phillies; text version is at Gold America Group. The short version is that Rachel Hawkridge says she was unjustly purged from the Libertarian National Convention Oversight Committee. The attachment details her case for anyone who wants the long version: Convention Defense.

Some prior discussion of this issue already took place in the election predictions thread.… Read more ...

Indiana Green Party Annual Congress

Posted by eclecticvibe at Green Party Watch:

Indiana Green Party Annual Congress

Nov. 13, 2010, 11 am – 5 pm
All Souls Unitarian Church
5805 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46226-1526

For More Info Call 317.370.7682 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              317.370.7682      end_of_the_skype_highlighting and leave a message for Jay Parks.… Read more ...

Lynne Williams thanks her supporters

The 2010 Green candidate for governor, who then dropped out to run for State Senate, sent the following email to the supporters of her Senate race (Williams received about 12 percent of the vote, which was actually less than the margin between the Democrat and the Republican):

While I am disappointed in the results of the race in State Senate District 28, I do not regret having run.… Read more ...

Candidates endorsed by the Boston Tea Party surpass a million votes

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Darryl W. Perry, Chair of the Boston Tea Party National Committee:

Preliminary results show that over 1 million votes were casts for BTP endorsed candidates (1,129,631). While no BTP endorsed candidate won election Tuesday night, there were several good showings. Eighteen candidates received at least 20% (8) or 20,000 votes (13); 3 of whom – Michele Sallach-Grace (NE Auditor of Public Accounts) Christopher W.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Ohio on their progress

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

LIBERTARIANS CONTINUE TO GAIN GROUND IN OHIO

Republicans won the 2010 mid-term elections based primarily on a huge resurgence of public interest in Libertarian platforms of smaller government involvement and common sense fiscal conservatism. While the tidal wave of Republican enthusiasm has swept the GOP back into power, they weren’t the only party to make significant gains on Tuesday, states the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s Political Director Michael Johnston.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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Independence Party of Minnesota holds balance of power in close race for Governor

According to the New York Times election results board, with 100% of precincts reporting, only 0.5% separates the Democratic and Republican candidates. Additional votes which may be counted, such as provisional ballots, make this race too close to call.

Tom Horner of the Independence Party got 11.9% in this race, with several other candidates in the race:

Chris Wright Grassroots Party 7,513 0.4%
Farheen Hakeem Green Party 6,188 0.3%
Ken Pentel Ecology Democracy Party 6,178 0.3%
Linda Eno Resource Party 4,092 0.2%

In the other three gubernatorial races which the NY Times considers too close to call at this time:

Illinois, 99% reporting – 0.5% separate the Democrat and Republican

Scott Lee Cohen Independent 134,219 3.6%
Rich Whitney Green Party 99,625 2.7%
Lex Green Libertarian Party 34,293 0.9%

In Connecitcut, again 0.5% separate the Democratic and Republican candidates.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’

Brian Becker at PSLweb.org:

Class-wide struggle is brewing

Do the Nov. 2 election results signal a major shift to the right and a resurgence of conservatism among the people? Is that what the capture of 66 House seats by the Republicans indicates? That is the fundamental message from the corporate media and by many in the milieu of pro-Democratic Party liberalism, such as the ACLU.… Read more ...

Green candidate for PA state rep. Hugh Giordano thanks supporters; announces effort to organize local Greens, possible 2012 run, and more

From the Hugh Giordano campaign in Philadelphia (I volunteered for Hugh’s campaign, and he received about 18 percent of the vote, while winning a few precincts):

To My Supporters,
 I have sat back and thought about what to say, and all I can say is – Thank you! Thank you to all the thousands of citizens who opened up their mind up and didn’t just vote “A straight corporate ticket.” I earned every single one of your votes on Tuesday because you actively had to look for my name and push that button.… Read more ...