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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.

Libertarian Passarelli Could Win Ballot Status for LP in Connecticut

Libertarian Paul Passarelli, a local businessman and president of Solar and Thermal Systems Inc., is in a three-way race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut against Democrat Congressman Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon, a former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Utah Libertarian Barry Short for State Rep Seeks to Shrink State Regulatory Agencies, Cut Budget

Barry Short relishes the idea of representing the 72nd District in the Utah State House.

“There are a number of Republicans [in the House] who claim to be for free markets, individual liberty, and limited government,” he says.  “You’d better believe I’d publicly challenge those representatives to match their votes to their rhetoric.”

Former LP presidential candidate, actor, American Indian Movement leader Russell Means dies at 72

Russell Means, political activist and actor who appeared in numerous films including The Last of the Mohicans, died today after a year-long battle with cancer at 72.

In 1987, Means ran for the nomination of president as a Libertarian, finishing second with 31% of the vote. He lost the nomination to Congressman Ron Paul.

Libertarian Dine Could Tip Highly-Contested Missouri Senate Race

Politico, a leading Internet political web site, reports that Libertarian Jonathan Dine could be the deciding factor in his Missouri U.S. Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill and controversial Republican, Todd Akin.

A poll released October 21 by Public Policy Polling showed McCaskill leading with 46 percent, Akin at 40 percent, Dine getting the difference at 6 percent. Eight percent remain undecided.

Uphill Battle for Libertarian in DC, But Reward Is Possible

The culture of the District of Columbia flies smack in the face of the Libertarian agenda. Legions of civil servants, lobbyists, federal contractors and K-Street lawyers live in the district -- and oppose anyone who wants to scale it back.

For nearly 22 years, incumbent Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton has been D.C.’s Delegate to the US Congress. Republicans didn’t even bother to run a candidate against her this year.


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