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Jake Porter Wins First Libertarian Primary for Iowa Governor

Porter at a gubernatorial forum at Des Moines University

From Caffeinated Thoughts:

Jake Porter, a business consultant from Council Bluffs, defeated Marco Battaglia, a businessman from Des Moines in the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first gubernatorial primary.

Porter, who was the Libertarian Party nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in 2010 and 2014 won 54.38 percent of the vote and Battaglia won 38.33% percent out 1,769 total primary voters statewide.… Read more ...

A Libertarian primary for the first time in Michigan history

From Michigan Radio:

 

This year, Libertarians will join Republicans and Democrats with candidates on the August primary ballot in Michigan. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the last time a third party qualified to hold a primary in Michigan was 1998.

Michigan allows any party that captures five percent or more of the total votes cast in the last Secretary of State election to hold a primary.… Read more ...

Arizona Republic: ‘Hess stands out as Libertarian governor hopeful’

The Arizona Republic:

Of all the offices for which Libertarian Barry Hess previously has campaigned, this race for governor, this year, would seem to be his time.

National sentiments seem to be blowing strongly in the direction of Libertarian ideals. Fast-growing national debt, the prospect of higher taxes, exponentially greater federal regulatory controls over private enterprises like health care and finance – voter concern about all these issues and others would seem to play to the hand of advocates of the free market.

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