State Representative Launches Write-in Bid for Wisconsin Governor

From Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

State representative Brett Hulsey is launching an Independent write-in campaign for Wisconsin governor with less than 2 weeks to go before the election. The Madison-area representative filed his candidacy with the state’s Government Accountability Board at the end of last week. He is not seeking re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly.… Read more ...

Constitution Party: SD Candidates Ace Campaign for Liberty Survey

From the Constitution Party website:

Lori Stacey, Constitution Party candidate for South Dakota Secretary of State, and Wayne Schmidt, Constitution Party candidate for Public Utilities Commissioner recently participated in the Campaign for Liberty 2014 Candidates Survey and passed with 100% “Yes” scores.

Check out the Survey at: Campaign for Liberty 2014 Candidate Survey

Find out more about their campaigns and the Constitution Party of South Dakota here.… Read more ...

Alameda County Greens Ask CA Voters to Cast Blank Ballots for Statewide Races

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Alameda County Green Party here suggests that California voters vote next month, but that they cast blank ballots for all the seven partisan statewide races. California is the only state this year in which voters cannot vote for any statewide partisan office unless they vote for a Democrat or a Republican.… Read more ...

Michael Bloomberg Pours $1.25 Million into Oregon Top Two Campaign

Michael Bloomberg, former Republican/independent mayor of New York City & 8th richest man in the country, has reportedly contributed over one million dollars to promote Oregon’s Measure 90, the “Top Two” election system. From an email blast from the Free and Equal Elections Foundation:

The Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan election reform organization, is calling into question former New York Mayor & billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s $1.25 million dollar contribution to Oregon’s Measure 90 (Top Two primary system), as part of Free and Equal’s Stop Top Two Nationwide campaign, one of the organization’s many initiatives to create open elections free of big money influence.… Read more ...

US News: Rand Paul Could Win Libertarian Nomination Too

RandSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during an event at the University of Chicago on April 22.


By Steven Nelson
Oct. 27, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may follow in his father’s footsteps not only by seeking the Republican presidential nomination, but also by receiving the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.

Members of the Libertarian Party are bracing for an internal struggle over whether to back the libertarian-leaning senator if he appears poised to win the Republican nomination in 2016.… Read more ...

Democrat Robocalls For Ed Jany Set To Sabotage Lucas Overby Against David Jolly

Libertarian Lucas Overby

From The Global Dispatch:

The 13th Congressional District race in Florida is heating up in a bizarre fashion. David Jolly has been endorsed by both big Tampa Bay-Pinellas newspapers, in large part because he’s pro-gay marriage and anti-Paul Ryan’s budget. There is no Democrat in the race, but there is mixed support for Libertarian Lucas Overby who is described as some sort of “moderate” Libertarian seeking “incremental change” in Washington.… Read more ...

Libertarian Candidate in Oregon Receives Letter From Richard Burke Recommending He Vote for Republican Competitor

Imagine the surprise Kyle Markley Libertarian candidate for Oregon House of Representives, felt when he opened a letter from Richard Burke. In it, Mr. Burke recommends he vote for his Republican competitor, Dan Mason.

Richard Burke, as many of our IPR readers know, has been involved in a dispute with the Libertarian Party of Oregon since spring 2011, saying that a different set of officers is the rightful leadership of the Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...

Reason: Four Big Issues Libertarians Bring to the Table in Elections


Four Big Issues Libertarians Bring to the Table in Elections

Libertarian candidates are crucial for the issues they tackle that Democrats and Republicans have avoided during the 2014 election cycle.

Ed Krayewski | October 21, 2014

Election Day 2014 is just two weeks away and Libertarian candidates are going to be a factor—just as they have been throughout the election cycle.… Read more ...

TX Green Files Emergency Complaint Against Univision over Debate Lockout

Emily Sanchez

From KGNS TV via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Emily “Spicybrown” Sanchez, the Green Party’s candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, filed an Emergency Complaint with the Federal Communication Commission’s Media Bureau seeking inclusion in a Univision Dallas debate scheduled to take place Friday, October 24, 2014.… Read more ...

NY Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit over State Senate Candidate

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate in New York.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald Endorses Julie Fox for Comptroller

As was recently reported here at IPR, the Illinois Herald, an online publication, recently endorsed two Green Party candidates for U.S. House in Illinois. The Herald has also endorsed Julie Fox for Illinois Comptroller. From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The lone Libertarian candidate receiving the endorsement of the Illinois Herald is Julie Fox, candidate for Illinois Comptroller.… Read more ...