Warren Redlich was the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of New York in 2010. He polled 48,386 votes, the best showing that party has ever polled for Governor of New York. If he had reached 50,000 votes, the party would have become ballot-qualified for the first time.
[IPR note from Paulie: Redlich currently owns IPR, but did not at the time he ran for Governor].
Redlich’s campaign was injured because shortly before election day, a pamphlet was widely distributed claiming he was a sexual predator who preyed on children. Redlich believed that Roger Stone, who was backing a rival party called the Anti-Prohibition Party, was the author of the pamphlet. The Anti-Prohibition Party polled 20,429 for its gubernatorial nominee, Kristin Davis. Redlich sued Stone for defamation.
On December 15, a Manhattan jury decided that the pamphlet was defamatory, but it ruled for Stone because it believed there was not enough evidence that Stone was responsible for the pamphlet. See this story. Thanks to John Sproul for this news. Here is another story.