Help Wanted: Candidate to Run for U.S. Senate!
The Illinois Green Party is looking for a well-qualified candidate to run for U.S. Senate in 2020.
Instead of waiting for someone to come to us and then seeing if that person is a good fit, we have decided to set out our qualifications first, and then see if you, or anyone you know, would like to apply for the role.… Read more ...
The Green Party is needed today more than ever. With both parties currently in power answering to big money special interests, only a party that rejects all big money special interest donations and stands for the 99% can help restore true democratic government in America.
The Illinois Green Party holds two Membership Meetings each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.… Read more ...
Posted at LP.org:
Steve Dutner, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for secretary of state in Illinois
Illinois Libertarian Steve Dutner won the endorsement of the State Journal-Register, the daily newspaper of Springfield, the state capital. From the paper’s Oct. 17 editorial, “Endorsement: Steve Dutner for Secretary of State”:
There is no doubt that the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is run better now than it was prior to Jesse White taking the helm.… Read more ...
Posted in open thread:
From Heartland Newsfeed/Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network via NBC Chicago:
Illinois gubernatorial forum from last night featuring Libertarian candidate Kash Jackson and Conservative candidate Sen. Sam McCann alongside Democratic candidate JB Pritzker and Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.… Read more ...
From Central Illinois Proud:
PEORIA, Ill – A Libertarian is looking to not only oust the incumbent treasurer, but stop a Republican from capturing the seat.
Mike Leheney is aware of the challenge of being a third-party candidate, but believes he has a more likely path to election than some of his ticket-mates.… Read more ...
Ballot Access News:
On April 4, seven members of the Illinois Green Party were elected or re-elected to local non-partisan office. […] Thanks to Joshua for the link.
The link http://www.ilgp.org/2017_election_results:
2017 Unofficial ILGP Election Results as of April 5, 2017
Seven out of eleven Illinois Green Party 2017 endorsed candidates across the state from McHenry County to Carbondale won their April 4, 2017 races!
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Jasen Howard -
Five members of the Illinois Libertarian Party were elected to office on April 4, and three more were reelected.
“With how divided our country was left after this last election, people are looking for integrity and principles. The LP is the Party of Principles and people are flocking to be a part of that”, said Jasen Howard, the Candidate Recruitment Director for the Illinois LP, and who is one of the newly-elected officials.… Read more ...
According to the LP.org listing Libertarian state conventions are being held in Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, and New Mexico this weekend. I’m on the ground in Arkansas and will try to liveblog the convention here in the comments on this post.
April 8th at the Burgundy Hotel in Little Rock!
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From Ballot Access News via LP.org blog:
On March 24, U.S. District Court Judge John Z. Lee, an Obama appointee, struck down a 2013 Illinois campaign finance law that makes it illegal for any medical cannabis cultivation center or dispensary organization to make a campaign contribution to a candidate for state or local office.… Read more ...
American Third Party Report: David Earl Williams III, an independent, officially qualified write-in candidate for Congress in Illinois’ 9th district and a former GOP candidate in the same district in 2014 (he received 14,158 votes, or 47.6% of the total, in the GOP primary running as a Ron Paul Republican), has become the first congressional candidate in Illinois to officially and publicly endorse Gary Johnson for president, via Dewforcongress.com… Read more ...