Posts tagged: Texas

Dec 10 2013

50 Candidates File to Run as Greens in Texas

Source: Green Party of Texas

Houston – The Texas Green Party has recruited more than 50 candidates for state and local office across Texas to occupy the ballot in 2014. This is historically the largest number of Green Party candidates that will appear on the ballot in Texas.

“We are very excited to be running so many principled Read more »

Mar 16 2013

Region 7 Report To LNC

Source: Independent Political Report

Region 7 Report.
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas.
March 16-17, 2013.
By Gary Johnson and Paulie Frankel.

The Libertarian Party of Alabama will hold its next state convention on Saturday, June Read more »

Mar 14 2013

Another Texas Bill to Establish Top-Two Primary

Source: Ballot Access News

Texas Representative Rafael Anchia (D-North Oak Cliff) has introduced HB 2506. It establishes a top-two primary. This is the second bill introduced this year in Texas for a top-two system; the other is HB 1842.

Feb 27 2013

Libertarian Ed Tidwell bested incumbent in Texas city council race

Source: Libertarian Party (

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 »

Feb 20 2013

John Jay Myers Stepping Down from Libertarian National Committee

Source: Independent Political Report

This is from John Jay Myers’ Facebook page:

Tonight I resigned from the Libertarian National Committee. I am sad to have to do it. Unfortunately I just have not had time to do the job I was elected to do well. Someone who has more free time should take over my position.

I am proud of running Wayne Allen Root off of the committee and right to where he Read more »

Jan 10 2013

LP Radicals Road Trip: Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California and Oregon, Starts January 18

Source: Independent Political Report

William Sparkman via LP Radicals facebook:

Finally, getting things squared away so I can hit the road. On Jan. 18, Myself (William Sparkman), Thomas Hill and Paulie will be hitting the road for at least two weeks. We would like to get together with radicals along the way to discuss re-radicalizing the party, and promoting our pure principles. No more pandering to the duopoly. If you reside in El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles county, up Read more »

Jan 02 2013

Two Populous Texas Counties Counted All the Presidential Write-ins, not Just the Write-ins for Declared Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

Politex has a story about the presidential write-ins in November in Tarrant and Travis Counties, the only two truly populous Texas counties that count all the presidential write-ins, not just the write-ins for the declared presidential candidates. Ron Paul easily got the most write-ins. Thanks to Gene Berkman for the link.

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Dec 24 2012

Four Minor Party Statewide Candidates in 2012 Carried Counties in Partisan Races

Source: Ballot Access News

Four minor party nominees in 2012 partisan statewide races carried counties. In Vermont, Cassandra Gekas, Progressive Party member-nominee for Lieutenant Governor, carried Bennington and Windham Counties. Vermont has fourteen counties. The Democratic Party had cross-endorsed Gekas, but she appeared on the ballot as “Progressive, Democrat”, indicating she considered herself a member of the Progressive Party. Vermont does not have registration by party, so the only official way a fusion Read more »

Dec 13 2012

Booster PAC: Travis County, Texas may be the most Libertarian large county in America

Source: Independent Political Report

The leaders of Libertarian Booster PAC, Wes Benedict and Arthur DiBianca, suggest that Travis County, Texas is the most Libertarian large county in America.

(“Large” defined as 100,000 or more total votes for president in the November 2012 election. That includes roughly 250 counties.)

Based on the 2010 census, Travis County is the 39th-largest county in the U.S. with a population of Read more »

Nov 12 2012

7 Libertarian Candidates Win Over One Million Votes

Source: Libertarian Party (

7 Libertarian candidates received one million votes or more in the 2012 General Election:

Gov. Gary Johnson for President: 1,191,420 votes

Mark W. Bennett (TX) Court of Criminal Appeals: 1,326,526 votes

William Bryan Strange (TX) Court of Criminal Appeals: 1,313,746 votes

RS Roberto Koelsch (TX) Texas Supreme Court: 1,280,886 votes Read more »


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