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Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

Buckeye Firearms Association endorses Libertarian Mark Noble for Columbus City Council

Via IPR email and LP blog:

Today the Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced their endorsement of Mark Noble for Columbus City Council.

Mark Noble has been involved with and actively advocated firearms freedoms in past runs for office. He’s a life member of the Gun Owners of America (as a candidate, achieving their highest rating) and both he and his wife Loretta are NRA Certified Firearms Instructors.… Read more ...

Columbus, Ohio: Libertarians and Republicans reach deal that cancels city council primary, ensures Libertarians will be on November Ballot

H/T Kevin Knedler:

Doug Caruso at the Columbus Dispatch:

Republicans and Libertarians reached a deal today that cancels the need for a Columbus City Council primary and ensures that two candidates from each of those parties are on the ballot in November.


The city charter requires a primary only if there are more than two candidates for each open seat.

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Bob Bridges: The African-American community and Libertarianism have been ships that pass in the night for too long

Press release emailed to IPR:


Robert F. Bridges

* * * * * MEDIA ADVISORY * * * * *

Bridges to attend Community Relations Day at Mt. Vernon AME Church

Columbus City Council candidate Robert Bridges has accepted an invitation to attend the Mt.… Read more ...

Columbus City Council candidate Bob Bridges confers with Gahanna Councilman McAlister

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com yesterday:

Columbus City Council candidate Robert Bridges met this morning with Gahanna Councilman John McAlister to discuss issues of mutual interest. Bridges is part of a three-person slate of Libertarian candidates running for Columbus City Council. McAlister, long-time Gahanna councilman, is also a Libertarian and previously ran on the party’s ticket for US Senate.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Member Mark Noble Achieves Ballot Status for Nonpartisan Columbus City Council Primary

Press release from the Mark Noble campaign. The original press release headline is below. Background is here.

Noble Achieves Ballot Status in May Primary

This afternoon at a meeting of the Franklin County Board of Elections, Mark Noble was certified to appear on the ballot in the May 3rd City Council Primary.… Read more ...

Libertarians, Greens, and an independent work to get on Columbus, Ohio city council

Doug Caruso in the Columbus Dispatch, by way of Steve Linnabary in IPR comments, writing about candidates working to get on the ballot in technically nonpartisan Columbus, Ohio city council races (excerpt):

On Saturday morning, Mark Noble, who is leading a slate of three Libertarian Party candidates that includes Bob Bridges and Andrew Ullman, set out in 15-degree weather to seek signatures door to door in Clintonville.

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Libertarian Party of Ohio election night party


The Libertarian Party of Ohio, in conjunction with the Franklin County Libertarian Party, will be hosting an election night party on November 2nd at 1038 North High Street in Columbus, Ohio. The event will begin at 7PM, and will include hor d’ourves, pizza, and soda, as well as BYOB

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Ohio Tea Party Groups, Newspapers and More Endorse Libertarian Candidates

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com and posted at TPID:

The North Central Ohio Tea Party announced yesterday that they are endorsing four Libertarian candidates for their respective offices: Charlie Earl for Secretary of State, Matthew Cantrell for state Treasurer, Jeffrey Blevins for 16th Congressional District, and Robert Brent Vollmer for Court of Appeals, 5th District.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation runs Corey Ansel for state representative in Columbus, Ohio


On Tuesday, Nov. 2, thousands of people will get out to vote in Ohio for the midterm elections. For those in District 22, there will be an alternative to the capitalist candidates. Corey Ansel, a 19 year-old member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, will be on the ballot on the Green Party ticket.… Read more ...

Columbus Examiner interviews Socialist candidate for US Senate in Ohio

In what the author says will be a series of interviews with minor party candidates, Socialist Party candidate for US Senate in Ohio Dan La Bortz was interviewed by John Michael Spinelli of the Examiner.  Read the full thing here.

CGE: What’s your working definition of socialism? Do you think Americans have a good/bad view of socialism, and why?

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