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News & Notes: Contested Libertarian Primary in New Mexico, Hepola Lukewarm on Basic Income

NOT SO UNIVERSAL: Supporting direct cash payments for families and individuals is a founding principle of Minnesota’s newest political party. But Cory Hepola, the first Minnesota candidate endorsed by Andrew Yang’s Forward Party, has questioned the idea in the past and isn’t sold on implementing the policy on the state level.

NEW MEXICO PRIMARY: The Libertarian primary for governor pits a businesswoman who previously sought the nomination as a Republican and an agricultural hemp producer intent on stopping her candidacy.

“Karen Bedonie is not a Libertarian at all, and I’m not gonna have it,” write-in candidate Ginger Grider, who has been a Libertarian since 2016, said about her opponent, who switched her party affiliation in January. Read more here >>>

TEXAS POLLING: New polling shows that GOP governor Greg Abbott still leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke by 7 percentage points, 46-39. Delilah Barrios and Mark Tippetts, the gubernatorial nominees, respectively, of the Green Party and Libertarian Party, are each drawing 3%.

BRIAN MOORE INTERVIEW: Florida Green Party gubernatorial candidate Brian Moore was recently interviewed by Hernando Today.

“I’m disillusioned with the two-party system and both candidates who are in many ways really infantile and superficial,” he said. “I think I’m the only adult in the race. They’re into the ‘woke’ culture of the Democrats and the ‘woke’ culture of the Republicans. And it’s just red meat and there’s not substantive programs to help the common man.”

GREENFIELD IN POLITICO: Well, in “deja vu all over again” news, Washington’s movers and shakers were rubbing egos again this past weekend, the Kardashians are back in court and a new poll tells us that Americans are chomping at the bit for their chance to vote for a third party — prodivded you not squint too closely.

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  1. NewFederalist NewFederalist May 17, 2022

    I was a delegate to the LPNM convention and heard Ms. Bedone speak. I didn’t get the impression she was particularly libertarian. She is a good self promoter and since her only opponent is a write-in for the LP nomination I suspect she will be the nominee. Her opponent has her own issues and has pissed off quite a few folks within the LPNM. The good news is nobody really cares. The two judicial races are the ones that matter because continued ballot status rests there.

  2. Frank Frank May 17, 2022

    If it helps DeSantis I am all for it. Perhaps the best governor in the country.

  3. Sammy H Sammy H May 17, 2022

    They should mention Brian Moore campaign is run by Trump lovers to help DeSantis and hurt Christ. How can he attack crist as a loser of three elections when he has probably lost track of how many elections he has lost himself

  4. The truth The truth May 17, 2022

    The garbage comments on May 16, 2022 at 16:26 and 16:29 are from Robert K Stock.

  5. SocraticGadfly SocraticGadfly May 16, 2022

    Per Richard, I’d file Bedonie under “grifter.” Navajos don’t trend Republican in the first place, so her comments?

    >>On her campaign website, Bedonie, who is Navajo, calls herself a “grassroots New Mexican” and says she is done with the “abuse” of the Republican Party of New Mexico.

    “I am no token Indian,” the website states. “I researched the Libertarian Party and I found they will let ‘Bedonie be Bedonie.’ ”<<


    Now, at one time, in part due to American Indian backing, NM had one of the strongest Green parties in the nation. Those days have faded ..

  6. SocraticGadfly SocraticGadfly May 16, 2022

    And, a “third party” that would really “the party of Bob Dole type Republcans”? Pass on that warmed-over shite, Jeff Greenfield.

  7. Richard Winger Richard Winger May 16, 2022

    Karen Bedonie is a Navajo Nation leader, the first Native American running in the Libertarian Party, that I can remember, since Russell Means.

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