Tag Archives: Chard Reid

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.

Read more ...

Much larger than usual number of Libertarians for U.S. House receive over 5% of the vote

From the Libertarian Party blog analysis of the elections:

Currently we have 15 Libertarians for U.S. House who received over 5% of the vote. (That only counts races where a Republican and a Democrat both appeared on the ballot.) That’s a big increase from past years. In 2008, three Libertarians for U.S.… Read more ...