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John Monds May Force Runoff in GA Gubernatorial Race

From the Savannah Morning News:

In the latest InsiderAdvantage Georgia survey, [Republican Nathan] Deal had 45 percent and [Democrat Roy] Barnes had 41 percent. Libertarian John Monds had 5 percent; the other respondents were undecided.

The margin of error for the survey was 4 percent, so Deal and Barnes are statistically about even.

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Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley expresses possible preference for Democrat Jim Martin in US Senate runoff

The Senate Guru blog at Huffington Post has the following:

Allen Buckley was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2008. On Election Day, Buckley took 3.4% of the vote. Buckley’s 128,000 votes would have put either Democrat Jim Martin or Republican Saxby Chambliss over the 50% mark, avoiding a run-off.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: How will Libertarians affect Georgia runoff?

Original article here.


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Libertarians have never won statewide office in Georgia, but suddenly their votes have become valuable currency in the extended U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin.

No sooner had the sun peeked over the horizon on Nov.

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Libertarian Allen Buckley may make endorsement in Georgia Senate runoff

Libertarian US Senate candidate Allen Buckley, who recently forced a runoff election after neither of the major party contenders achieved 50%, is now saying he may indeed make an endorsement. However, it will require one of the two major party candidates to sign a form promising to take certain votes for fiscal responsibility.… Read more ...

Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley plays kingmaker in US Senate runoff

Posted at Delaware Libertarian

Since Allen Buckley’s 3.4% take in the Georgia Senatorial race kept either Saxby Chambliss or Jim Martin from scoring 50%, there will be a December run-off. You can expect a lot of national attention, but the fact is that Georgia turn-out was pretty high, and those 126,000 Buckley voters are now a prime commodity.

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Independent and alternative party candidates play key role in four US Senate races still to be decided

According to CNN

Although Democrats gained a decisive majority in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, their hopes are fading for a filibuster-proof 60 seats.

Four hotly contested Senate races hang in the balance: Alaska, Georgia, Minnesota and Oregon.

Democrats needed to add nine seats to their current caucus of 51 (49 Democrats and two independents allied with them) to gain enough of a majority to push legislation through the Senate unimpeded.

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Georgia Libertarian Allen Buckley will probably send US Senate race into runoff

Posted at Ballot Access News

With 96% of Georgia’s precincts reporting, the U.S. Senate results are: Chambliss (R) 49.9%, Martin (D) 46.7%, Buckley (Libt.) 3.4%. Georgia is the only state in which no one can be deemed elected to any statewide post (other than president) without 50% of the vote (also, Vermont has that rule for Governor, and Louisiana has it for state office, but not federal office).

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Libertarians tipping the scales: Allen Buckley in Georgia Senate race entering the big party mudbowl

As previously reported, Georgia Libertarian US Senate candidate Allen Buckley may swing the race into a runoff, which could in turn turn the Senate filibuster-proof after a special election in December. Now, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that this is leading to some very dirty and possibly dishonest campaigning:

What makes the memo potentially incendiary is not the numbers, but the narrative that follows:

“Based on the results of our Hyper-Local polling combined with the intelligence gathered from the media sweep, we believe the runoff is unavoidable,” the memo states.

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Libertarian tipping the scales: Allen Buckley may force a run-off in Georgia US Senate race

at Delaware Libertarian:

A year ago, the GOP’s Georgia senatorial incumbent Saxby Chambliss seemed one of the few safe Republican seats in the chamber. Nor did a lackluster field of Democrats vying to take him on seem to offer any hope of changing that.

But Libertarian Allen Buckley has been running hard, focusing his entire campaign on pulling votes away from Chambliss, whom he considers a big-government, big-spending wastrel.

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Georgia Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Buckley focuses on debt

In Sunday’s edition, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiles Georgia Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Allen Buckley, “a metro Atlanta attorney and CPA,” who “believes he has an issue that’s a winner — if he can only get voters to pay attention.” Buckley says the U.S. “is burying itself in debt, creating a crushing financial burden for our children and grandchildren and — unless it’s reduced — assuring the demise of the nation.… Read more ...