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MI Libertarian Senate Candidate Commissions Poll to Qualify for Debates; Still Denied

The campaign of Michigan Libertarian Scotty Boman commissioned a poll by Gravis Marketing that shows he exceeded the 5% threshold traditionally required by sponsors to be included in the state’s U.S. Senate debates.

The poll puts Boman at 7% in a 3-way match-up with Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow at 48% and Republican and former Congressman Pete Hoekstra at 39%.

Libertarian Walters Only Partisan Candidate in Race for SC State House

Libertarian Jeremy Walters of Fort Mill, South Carolina is the only partisan candidate on the ballot for State House District 26 due to a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court last May that knocked nearly 200 candidates across the state off the ballot, including the other four Libertarians running for the State House and his Republican opponent Raye Felder.

Felder will appear on the ballot because she re-filed as an independent and collected the required signatures to qualify.

Live Streamed Monday, October 29 7-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time: Gov. Gary Johnson

Libertarian Party presidential candidate, Governor Gary Johnson, will speak and hold a Q & A session at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30 P.M. Mountain Time.

The event will be live-streamed at

Florida Libertarian Takes On Big Government Republican in 2-Way Race for State House

Because Democrats didn’t bother to field a candidate, Libertarian Peter Richter is in a two-way race against incumbent Republican attorney Kathleen Passidomo for the Florida state house where he has a shot at a record-breaking vote percentage for the state LP.

Libertarian Cox Could Swing Key Senate Race in Montana

According to leading Political website Politico, Libertarian Dan Cox may be the difference in a heated U.S. Senate race in Montana. His opponents, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg, are running neck and neck. The winner could determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.

A PAC sympathetic to Democrat Tester has spent $500,000 on a new TV ad attacking the Republican and urging voters to “vote Cox.”

NH Libertarian John Babiarz for Governor seeks Ballot Access for LP

Libertarian John Babiarz is running in a 3-way race for governor of NH against former majority state Senate leader Maggie Hassan and Republican attorney Ovide Lamontagne for the open seat vacated by 8-year Democratic incumbent Governor John Lynch.

Libertarians needs 4% of the governor vote to retain ballot access. Babiarz ran 3 times before for governor, receiving his best vote total in 2002 with 2.94% of the vote.

AZ Libertarian Joe Cobb in 2-way for U.S. House

by Gene Berkman

In Arizona’s 7th District, Congressman Ed Pastor is seeking re-election to a seat he has held since 1991. Congressman Pastor is Assistant Democratic Party whip, and was a co-sponsor of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare.

Congressman Pastor is facing only one challenger this year, Joe Cobb, Libertarian candidate and long-time activist in libertarian causes.

Chattanooga Times Free Press Endorses Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press:

"For most [elections], we have endorsed Republican candidates for president.

Scandal-Plagued Republicans Leave Opening for Libertarian Menger in Race for CO House

Republicans in Colorado’s 54th state house district can’t seem to keep their records clean.

The incumbent, Republican Laura Bradford, was asked by her party to step down after trying to use her position to avoid being cited for driving under the influence.


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