Category: 2012 Elections

Apr 21 2013

Libertarian Party News, March 2013 Edition, Lists Full Election Returns for All Libertarian Candidates from November 2012

Source: Ballot Access News

The print edition of Libertarian Party News, March 2013 edition, has a complete list of all Libertarian candidates who ran for office in November 2012, including what office each ran for, the vote total, and the percentage. The list completely occupies four full pages of very small type.

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Mar 25 2013

Results Compiled For All Constitution Party Candidates in the 2012 Elections

Source: Independent Political Report

Below are the results for every single known Constitution Party candidate who ran in the November 2012 general election for any office, be it local, legislative, statewide, or federal.

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Feb 27 2013

Libertarian Ed Tidwell bested incumbent in Texas city council race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Libertarian Ed Tidwell of Lago Vista, Texas, won his race for City Council Place 2, defeating incumbent Bob Bradley by 1,296 votes (53 percent) to 1,146 (47 percent). He will serve a two-year term.

“Canvassing has gone very well,” said Tidwell at his Facebook page on Oct. 30. “Three Read more »

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Feb 20 2013

Dan Cox won more than margin in high-profile 3-way Montana U.S. Senate race

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

With the balance of power in the Senate at stake, the 2012 Republican and Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Montana spent an average of $41.61 per vote — one of the highest of any federal race in the country.

Libertarian Dan Cox found himself in the crossfire of the hotly contested campaign, Read more »

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Feb 11 2013

LP on ballot in 30 states after 2012 election, including first time in DC

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

Following the 2012 election, the Libertarian Party has ballot access in 30 states and, for the first time ever, the District of Columbia.

The LP:

  • Retained party status in Alaska, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Wyoming.
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    Feb 07 2013

    Two Libertarians In 2012 Came Close to Being Elected State Legislators

    Source: Independent Political Report

    In 2012, though not a single Libertarian candidate won election to either upper or lower house of any state legislature, two came quite close. In Colorado, Tim Menger managed to secure an impressive 13,951 votes, or 41% of the vote in a two-way race with Republican Jared Wright in the 54th district. The former incumbent in that race, Laura Bradford, had stepped down after her party asked her to resign for using her political post to attempt to avoid a citation for driving while under the influence. Read more »

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    Feb 06 2013

    CO Libertarian Tim Menger Won 41% of 2012 State House Vote in 2-Way Race

    Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

    Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

    Tim Menger won an impressive 41 percent (13,951 votes) in his race for Colorado’s 54th House district — with a little help from Republicans, who 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. Read more »

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    Jan 25 2013

    SC Libertarian Jeremy Walters comes close to major LP victory, plans 2014 run

    Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

    Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

    Libertarian Jeremy Walters was in the unique position of being the only partisan candidate on the ballot for a state House seat. On a small budget, he ran a spirited race but fell short of winning by just 3 percent of the vote, or 656 votes. Had he won, South Carolina would have become the fourth state to elect a Libertarian to a state legislature, joining New Hampshire, Vermont and Alaska. Read more »

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    Jan 24 2013

    2012 Libertarian Party Election Results Ranked by State

    Source: Independent Political Report

    LP.org reports “Final 2012 Election Results Now Available.” I used their table of election results to report the number of Libertarian votes and candidates by state in the two tables below. Down further is a third table of Libertarians elected in 2012 compiled from results posted on page 16 of the December 2012 LP News.

    Continue reading at Independent Political Report.

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    Jan 23 2013

    Mike Fellows sets national LP record in MT, mulls another run for office

    Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

    Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election

    In the 2012 election, Mike Fellows of Montana became the first Libertarian in national LP history to crack the 40 percent barrier in a partisan statewide race. He won 185,419 votes, or 43 percent, and carried 27 of the state’s 56 counties in a two-way race for clerk of the Supreme Court against incumbent Democrat Ed Smith. Read more »

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