Tag Archives: Rebecca Sink-Burris

Brian Holtz: 2012 Convention Election Predictions

Posted originally by Brian Holtz on his blog, Libertarian Intelligence and submitted to IPR. Brian writes for IPR also, but per our rules he is not posting it here because he is the author of this opinion. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with his picks by reposting it for him here, and IPR as a group/site is not taking any positions.Read more ...

Update on LNC At Large Vacancy-filling process

(Posted by Paulie)

In comments on my last update about the process to fill two At Large Rep vacancies on the Libertarian National Committee caused by the death of David Nolan (RIP) and the resignation of former Treasurer James Oaksun, whom former At Large Rep Bil Redpath was appointed to replace, LNC regional rep Daniel Wiener wrote:

There is no official list of applicants for the two LNC vacancies, nor is there any official procedure.

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Update: LNC source says At Large vacancies will not be filled before next regular meeting

Following up on prior reports (see here and here):

I will not name my source unless he/she wants to step forward, but this is from a member of the LNC. -Paulie

1) Redpath’s motion did not have support. According to George Phillies, that motion was: “We move to appoint Rebecca Sink-Burris and John Jay Myers as At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee for the remainder of the 2010-2012 term.” This does not mean that they won’t necessarily be the people chosen, just that the committee is not ready to decide now without considering other people first.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Exhibits Surprising Strength

Richard Winger at Ballot Access News reports on the strong performance of  Libertarian Rex Bell in the recent midterm elections:

On November 2, 2010, Rex Bell, Libertarian nominee for Indiana State House, district 54, polled 20.78% of the vote in a race with both a Democrat and a Republican. That is the first time in at least 85 years that a minor party candidate for the Indiana legislature has polled over 20% of the vote in a race with both major parties.

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Libertarian Party Monday Message: Election Results

Libertarian Party HQ Monday Message:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First of all I want to thank our over 800 candidates again for taking the time to run for office.

Now that we’ve all had a little time to catch our breaths after election day, we’re working to compile and analyze the results of our efforts.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

Press release from LPIN HQ emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

The Libertarian Party of Indiana will maintain ballot access for four more years because of their achievement of six percent in the Secretary of State race. Libertarian Mike Wherry earned 100,847 votes which is the highest number of votes cast for a single candidate in the LPIN’s history.… Read more ...

David Nolan: ‘U.S. Senate contests – explaining success’

David Nolan at Libertarian Party blog:

As Wes Benedict pointed out in a recent message, we had two U.S. Senate campaigns this year that were unusually successful, in terms of vote percentages. Rebecca Sink-Burris received 5.3% of the vote in Indiana, while yours truly got 4.7% in Arizona.

This is the first time in ten years that any Libertarian Senate candidate in a three-way race got more than 4.0%, and while 2010 was generally a good year for Libertarian candidates, these two results were still noteworthy.… Read more ...

Rebecca Sink-Burris at 5% in Indiana Senate Race

From the Chicago Tribune:

A new poll shows Republican Dan Coats with a comfortable lead over Democratic Rep. Brad Ellsworth in the race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat.

The poll of 500 likely voters statewide released Tuesday by WISH-TV in Indianapolis shows former Sen. Coats favored by 51 percent of respondents while 33 percent supported Ellsworth.

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Libertarian candidate Rebecca Sink-Burris profiled in Indianapolis paper

Posted by Staff at Libertarian Party blog:

Rebecca Sink Burris is a member of the Libertarian National Committee and our 2010 candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana. Today the Indianapolis Star writes about her:

In November, Sink-Burris, 58, will square off against Republican political veteran Dan Coats and Democratic U.S.

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Rebecca Sink-Burris, Indiana Libertarian US Senate Candidate, Announces Date and Location of First Debate with Her Opponents

Posted by Mark Rutherford at Libertarian Party blog:

Rebecca Sink-Burris, the Indiana Libertarian candidate for US Senate, has announced that the first of three debates between the candidates is set for October 11th at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis).  She will be debating her big government Republican and Democratic opponents.… Read more ...

Press Release: Indiana Debate Commission to Sponsor Three U.S. Senate Debates

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

INDIANAPOLIS—U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Democrat; former U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, Republican; and Rebecca Sink-Burris, Libertarian; have agreed in principle to participate in three televised debates sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission.

The commission is now soliciting venue applications as it did for the gubernatorial race in 2008.… Read more ...

Last Day of LP National Convention, Meeting of New LNC

The last day of the National Convention consisted of the last officer elections and, after the convention was adjourned, a meeting of the new Libertarian National Committee.

The election for the five open at-large seats on the LNC were held early this morning. Nominated candidates were: Dr. Tom Stevens, Wayne Root, Kevin Knedler, John Jay Myers, Lee Wrights, Rebecca Sink-Burris, Judge Jim Gray, Sam Sloan, Bill Redpath, Dr.… Read more ...