Tag Archives: incumbent

Missouri Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

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Vermont Progressive incumbent legislator prevails over Republican challenger by just four votes

From Vermont Public Radio (H/T to paulie):

A Progressive Party lawmaker will return to the Vermont House after a judge rejected a challenge to a recount that showed her winning.

A recount Friday confirmed earlier election results showing Rep. Susan Hatch Davis ahead of Republican challenger Rodney Graham, of Williamstown, by four votes.

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David Franke: ‘Fun on Election Day’

Posted by David Franke at LewRockwell.com blog:

I don’t look at voting as a patriotic duty, or as having any intrinsic importance (there isn’t a worthless Fed note’s difference between the major parties). Rather, I look at it as a form of self-expression; whenever possible, you try to give a finger to the incumbent crooks.… Read more ...

PSL: ‘Election results: right-wing shift or anger at the status quo?’

Brian Becker at PSLweb.org:

Class-wide struggle is brewing

Do the Nov. 2 election results signal a major shift to the right and a resurgence of conservatism among the people? Is that what the capture of 66 House seats by the Republicans indicates? That is the fundamental message from the corporate media and by many in the milieu of pro-Democratic Party liberalism, such as the ACLU.… Read more ...

Huff Post profiles Green state rep. candidate in Chicago Jeremy Karpen

From the Huffington Post (read the full thing here):

Jeremy Karpen figures if there was ever a year to do the impossible, this is it.

Karpen is running for state representative in Illinois’ 39th district in Chicago, on the Green Party ticket. If he wins, he’ll be the only state legislator from his party in the nation.

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Gayle McLaughlin re-election bid update

Gayle McLaughlin is the mayor of Richmond, California, a city of over 100,000 and the largest one in the United States to have a Green Party mayor.  She is up for re-election in November.  Below is her most recent campaign update sent to supporters, along with some news stories about the race.… Read more ...

Richmond news outlet profiles Gayle McLaughlin, incumbent Green mayor running for re-election

Read the full thing here.  Hat tip to Third Party and Independent Daily.

The journey from rabble-rousing candidate to sometimes-embattled municipal leader has been a learning experience, and sometimes a bruising one, she said acknowledged during a wide-ranging interview at the downtown offices of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a local political group she co-founded.

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Republican incumbent fails to debate two independent challengers

From the Naples Daily News:

Republican icon Teddy Roosevelt is credited with saying, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

Republican Congressman Connie Mack has his own variation on the theme. “Don’t speak at all, at least not in the presence of your challengers. And carry a big wad of cash.”

Mack, again, is making a practice of not appearing at campaign forums with his challengers.

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