Former GOP Congressional Nominee Qualifies as Independent Candidate for CT Governor

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From Ballot Access News:

Joe Visconti, an independent candidate for Governor of Connecticut, has qualified for the ballot. See this story, which says that the Secretary of State has determined that he has at least 7,500 valid signatures. In 2008 he was the Republican nominee for U.S. House in the First District.… Read more ...

The Daily Bell: Judge Jim Gray on Drug Prohibition, Marijuana Legalization and LEAP

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Anthony Wile sat down with the Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Candidate of 2012, retired Judge Jim Gray, and has provided this interview. It begins with a fairly thorough biographical piece, which the reader can find here .

They begin by talking about the War on Drugs:

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Republicans in Illinois Sent Out Armed Representatives to Persuade Libertarian Petition Signers to Recant

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The Libertarian Party of Illinois will have 7 candidates on the ballot in November after a challenge was met, it was anounced this past week. Counsel John Fogarty, representing the Republican Party of Illinois, challenged the almost 43,000 signatures that had been gathered in order to place the candidates on the ballot.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Russia: An appeal to western libertarians about the war in Ukraine

Mikhail Svetov at libertarian-party.ru/blog:

u-genghis-khan-monumentI decided to write this after I noticed that western libertarians have unaccountably developed a soft spot for Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The consensus among them seems to be that Putin is in the right in Ukraine. Even Ron Paul, whom I normally admire, has fallen for his charms.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys endorses no candidates for August’s elections

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8/20/14 – Key West, FL

Ahead of August 26th’s local elections for many non-partisan offices in Key West and Monroe County, Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys Chairman Mike Kane released the following statement:

After much discussion and review, the Libertarian Party of the Florida Keys has decided not to endorse any candidates for Augusts’ elections.… Read more ...

Kansas Democratic Congressional Nominee Endorses Independent Candidate for U.S. Senate Greg Orman

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Ballot Access News:

According to this story, Jim Sherow, Democratic Party nominee for Kansas U.S. House, district one, has endorsed Greg Orman for U.S. Senate. Orman is the independent candidate in the race. The Democratic Party has its own nominee for U.S. Senate, but Sherow says new polls show that Orman has a better chance of winning than the Democratic nominee does.… Read more ...

Alaska News Story Suggests Libertarian U.S. Senate Primary Outcome Caused by Voter Confusion

Ballot Access News:

As previously reported, the Alaska Libertarian primary on August 19 included a 3-way race for the U.S. Senate nomination. Thom Walker won, even though he didn’t campaign and is not known to Libertarian Party activists. This story suggests that Walker won the primary because some voters confused him with Bill Walker, an independent candidate for Governor whose name was not on any party’s primary ballot, but who is well-known.

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West Virginia Secretary of State Says Constitution Party Petition for U.S. Senate is Valid

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Ballot Access News:

On August 22, the West Virginia Secretary of State certified Phil Hudok for the November ballot, as a candidate for U.S. Senate. He is the Constitution Party nominee. The Constitution Party statewide petition in 2012 had not succeeded, although its 2010 petition for U.S. Senate had succeeded.

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Wyllie for Governor Campaign: ‘The Excitement is Growing!’

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Email from the Wyllie campaign:

Counting Down the Final Week of a Successful Craft Brew Tour!

Monday, we said good-bye to our families as we hit the road for our final two weeks of the craft brewery tour. We have a stop every night and weekends are filled with events. The tour started out phenomenal, with campaign stops full of people.… Read more ...

Libertarians survive petition challenge in Illinois; Greens, Constitution Party fall short

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Ballot Access News:

On August 22, the Illinois State Board of Elections certified the statewide Libertarian Party slate for the November ballot. The decision was not surprising, given that the “binder-check” process had found over 25,000 valid signatures, and that the Hearings Officer for that process had recommended that the petition be considered valid.

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