Co-Founder of No Labels to Campaign for Eliot Cutler

Press Release from the Cutler campaign:

Mark McKinnon, a nationally known Republican political strategist and leading political reformer who helped found the group No Labels will campaign, in Portland Friday for Independent candidate for Governor Eliot Cutler.

McKinnon has been praised for his ability to put principle before partisanship.

He has been the principal media advisor to the campaigns of President George W.… Read more ...

Libertarians Getting 9% Support for Congress in Poll, Support for Greens Also Up

From the Libertarian Party Staff’s Blog:

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on October 15, 2014, more voters say they will support Libertarians for Congress this year, compared to the last mid-term elections in 2010.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “The poll found that voters are more likely than four years ago to say they would vote for Libertarian and Green party candidates if given a chance, with Libertarians drawing support from 9% of likely voters.”

That’s a significant increase from 2010, when a similar Wall Street Journal poll indicated 5-6% of voters would support Libertarians.… Read more ...

Eugene Puryear Unveils Plan to Aid Small Businesses in DC

Press Release from the D.C. Statehood Green Party:

Eugene Puryear, the D.C. Statehood Green Party’s nominee for At-Large Member of City Council in Washington, D.C. (, has published a white paper outlining steps for aiding small businesses in the District.

The text of the paper, titled “Benefitting Small Businesses in a D.C.… Read more ...

Michael McDermott Endorsed By Goetz, McMillan, and Johnson

Press Release from the campaign:

The candidacy of Michael McDermott, running on the Libertarian line of the New York State Governor’s ballot has scored a triple endorsement this past Saturday, October 11th, with high profile endorsements from Bernard Goetz, Jimmy McMillan, and Gary Johnson.

Bernhard Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young men when they allegedly tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan on 22 December 1984.… Read more ...

Oregon Republican Party files brief; backs Burke/Reeves

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In the attached Brief, dated October 15, 2014, the Republican Party of Oregon states:

“The Oregon Republican Party . . . contends that the respondent faction (Wes Wagnor’s group) acted in violation of the organizational documents of the Libertarian Party of Oregon.”

See: Brief, Page 2, “Summary of Facts.”

The Brief concludes with the request that:

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Judge keeps Libertarian Wyllie out of debate

From the Tampa Bay Times:

A federal judge Tuesday rejected arguments by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie that he should be allowed to take part in a debate Wednesday night with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

U.S. District Judge James Cohn, in a six-page ruling, refused to grant a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction that would have required debate organizers to allow Wyllie into the televised debate.… Read more ...

Howie Hawkins: Cuomo Can’t Be Trusted, New York Must Ban Fracking

From the candidate’s website:

Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for Governor, took his campaign today to communities in the Southern Tier. Hawkins is calling for New York to invest in a transition to 100% clean energy by 2030, which would create 4.5 million new jobs whilelowerng electric rate by 50% compared to fossil fuels.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party: The Invisible Election

From Barry Grey at the World Socialist Web Site, the official website of the International Committee of the Fourth International (the international affiliation of Socialist Equality Parties):

In less than three weeks, the United States will hold national elections to choose a third of US senators, all 435 members of the US House of Representatives, the governors of 36 out of 50 states, and thousands of state legislators.… Read more ...

Russia Today America: Gary Johnson Speaks About Third-Party Politics

Mr. Johnson starts out by speaking about the militarization of police, then about third-party debates at about 2:50, and goes on to talk about ISIS and how Libertarians would handle the current crisis.

Gary Johnson was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for President and is a possible candidate for 2016.… Read more ...

Lincoln Journal Star Endorses Independent Jim Jenkins for NE Senate

Darcy Richardson at Uncovered Politics reports:

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 “a handful of sensible independents” could help end the hyper-partisan gridlock that has paralyzed the Beltway for most of the past decade.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Member Elected to Non-Partisan Local Government Post in Alaska

From Ballot Access News:

On October 7, David Luntz III, a registered member of the Constitution Party, was elected to the Deltana Community Corporation Board. The Board now has two members of the Constitution Party; the first, whose term was not up this year, is Pam Goode.

The Deltana Community Corporation Board is the local government for inhabitants of the city of Delta Junction and the surrounding area.… Read more ...