Tag Archives: re-election

Nebraska GOP targets former ally who switched to Libertarian, Laura Ebke

In this photo from March 13, 2018, Neb. state Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete follows debate on the budget, in Lincoln, Neb. Sen. Ebke left the Republican Party to become one of the nation's few Libertarian state legislators and is facing a political fight against two Republican challengers, including one backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

From the Times Union:

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker who left the Republican Party to become one of the nation’s few Libertarian state legislators is facing the political fight of her life against two Republicans challengers, including one backed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.

The showdown began after state Sen.… Read more ...

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.

Read the announcement in the Springfield News-Leader.Read more ...

Green mayor Gayle McLaughlin thanks supporters for her re-election, and more

Gayle McLaughlin – the mayor of Richmond, California, which is, at over 100,000 people, the largest city in the nation with a Green mayor – sent the following email to supporters of her successful bid for re-election:

Dear Friends,

Let me begin by saying it is because of your decency, your dignity, and your determination that we have so very much to celebrate this week! … Read more ...

Green Mayor of Richmond, CA faces “vicious” smear campaign

Reposted from Green Party Watch (McLaughlin has since responded in a campaign newsletter):

California Green Party Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin, who is up for reelection in 2010, has been targeted by political opponents with a smear campaign to undermine her reputation in the weeks before Election Day. Richmond, with over 100,000 residents, is the largest city in the US with a Green mayor.… Read more ...

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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Mayor of Richmond, CA, largest city in US with a Green mayor, up for re-election in November

Gayle McLaughlin – the mayor of Richmond, CA, which is the largest city in America with a Green mayor – will be up for re-election this November for the first time.  In 2006, she was elected by a margin of just a few hundred votes.

McLaughlin has recently been in the news for supporting a city government boycott of Arizona over the recently passed immigration law and supporting higher taxes in an ongoing controversy with Chevron.… Read more ...