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Libertarian Brendan Kelly gets 17% in New Hampshire

Source: Libertarian Party (

In the September 6 special election to fill a seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly received 17.3% of the vote. Kelly faced both a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot.

LP Executive Director Wes Benedict commented, “In partisan three-way races like this, Libertarian candidates historically have only gotten a few percent, on average. Brendan Kelly’s 17% is an excellent showing, very encouraging. Our party is moving upward.”

The following are some of the news outlets that covered the election results:

Newburyport News
Houston Chronicle
Boston Globe
Seacoast Online

Related Articles:

September 7, 2011: New Hampshire Legislature Special Election Returns
September 5, 2011: Tuesday’s District 14 special House election could have state impact
September 2, 2011: Interview with Brendan Kelly, Libertarian Party Candidate for New Hampshire State Representative, Rockingham District 14
September 1, 2011: Libertarian candidate Brendan Kelly shows experience
August 21, 2011: New Hampshire Libertarians Hope to Win September 6 Special Legislative Election
July 11, 2011: New Hampshire Libertarian Shows Significant Strength in Upcoming Special Legislative Election


  1. Austin Cassidy Austin Cassidy September 7, 2011

    Remember back when the Libertarian Party had 4 sitting members of the New Hampshire state legislature?

    Cal Warburton, Andy Borsa, Don Gorman, and Finlay Rothaus…

  2. George Phillies George Phillies September 8, 2011

    Way to go, Brendan!

    And careful readers will note that the Libertarian drew more or less equally from Democrats and Republicans.

  3. Chuck Moulton Chuck Moulton September 8, 2011

    Great job, Brendan! I think your vote totals will continue to go up in subsequent elections. We’re moving the ball down the field.

  4. George Phillies George Phillies September 8, 2011

    By comparison with 2008
    52-48 R-D

    the Rockingham 14 vote this time was

    45 37 17 R-D-L

    indicating that Kelley took perhaps 7% of the Republican vote and 11% of the Democratic vote.

  5. Derek Derek September 9, 2011

    Vote for 1,2 or 3 candidates. Ballot line with the most votes wins.

    In a 3-candidate race, you can vote for:

    – A
    – B
    – C
    – A/B
    – A/C
    – B/C
    – A/B/C

  6. Ralph Swanson Ralph Swanson September 9, 2011

    Keep in mind LP candidates bring out people who might not otherwise vote. Can Ballot Access may weigh in on a 3-way non-win records…?

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