Tag Archives: politico.com

TPM: Gary Johnson Says He Might Run As Libertarian

Johnson might run as a Libertarian

Article: Talking Points Memo dot com

Political Scientist and Congressional Leader Predict Good Year for Alternative Parties

Ballot Access News reports:

Political science professor Michael McDonald has this short article posted at pollster.com. He finds a relationship between periods when the major parties are ideologically cohesive, and periods of relative minor party success. Then he notes that we are in a period when the Democratic and Republican Parties are quite cohesive.

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Libertarian Party blog: Politico asks Wes Benedict about Gary Johnson

For earlier IPR coverage, see here, here, and here.


Posted at LP blog:

The political news site Politico.com suggests that "Gary Johnson emerges as the next Ron Paul." Johnson is a former New Mexico governor.

The story quotes LP Executive Director Wes Benedict:

What seems clear is that for now Johnson has no plan to leave the GOP.

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Politico.com covers Krikorian, other potential ‘spoilers’

In an article entitled “Spoiler Alert: Independents may Rock the Races,” Politico.com‘s Josh Kraushaar wrote about a range of relatively popular independent or third party candidates and their potential impact on the upcoming election. David Krikorian, an independent running for Congress in Ohio’s 2nd district, was the focus of the article. It said that “of all the candidates, Krikorian can make the most credible argument for how he could actually win.”

Other candidates mentioned in the article include Dean Barkley, Chris Cole, Don Eckhart, and Michael Jackson:

In an August poll conducted by SurveyUSA, Eckhart received 7 percent of the vote — a share that would likely dwarf the winning candidate’s margin of victory.

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