Tag Archives: Florida

News & Notes: Florida Election Results, Pennsylvania LP Spotlight, WV Greens Seeking Candidates

WV MOUNTAIN PARTY: The Mountain Party (the WV affiliate of the Green Party) is recruiting qualified candidates to run for elected office across West Virginia. Many seats are up for election in 2022. While much of the conversation is focused on the legislature, they are paying special attention to local races such as Board of Education and Conservation District Supervisor.… Read more ...

Max Linn: Former Reform Party Gubernatorial Nominee, Independent Senate Candidate Dead of Heart Attack

Max Linn, a colorful figure who sought elected office from a variety of different parties over the years, has died of an apparent heart attack in Maine.

Linn is likely best known to IPR readers from his 2006 campaign for governor of Florida on the Reform Party ballot line. After being excluded from the first debate with his major party opponents, Linn successfully sued his way onto the stage (at the very last second) to participate in the final televised debate.… Read more ...

Roger Stone Offers to Freeze Sperm for Laura Loomer, Teases Libertarian Challenge to Ron DeSantis

Roger Stone, a notorious Nixon-era trickster and Donald Trump confidante, is once again teasing a campaign for governor of Florida as a Libertarian. And it would seem he’s also looking to expand his family in a rather unconventional way.

In what seems like either a joke or a publicity stunt, or probably both, Stone is offering to freeze his sperm for right-wing activist (and fringe conspiracy theorist) Laura Loomer.… Read more ...

Report: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Claims He Voted for Kanye West (If He Did, It Didn’t Count)

Watch 5 minutes of Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News and you would assume his devotion to former President Donald Trump extended to actually casting a vote for Trump’s re-election. However, several outlets including POLITICO are reporting that Carlson told multiple people that he did not vote for Trump in 2020 and instead cast his ballot for friend and entertainer Kanye West.… Read more ...

Former Florida State Senator Arrested in Scheme to Fund Bogus ‘No Party’ Candidate

Former Florida GOP state senator Frank Artiles has been arrested for his role in a scheme to fund a bogus NPA candidate that helped siphon votes away from the Democrat in a state senate race last year.

The contest featured incumbent Democrat Jose Rodriguez falling to his GOP challenger Ileana Garcia by a razor-thin 32 vote margin.… Read more ...

74% to 26%: Florida Libertarians reject Invictus, nominate Stanton for Senate in Aug. 30 primary

Paul Stanton has handily defeated controversial candidate Augustus Invictus for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida; with preliminary results showing a margin of almost fifty points (73.6% to 26.4%).

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An Interview with Darcy Richardson, Reform Party Presidential Candidate.

by Peter B. Gemma

I’ve interviewed several presidential candidates over the years, but Darcy Richardson is a tough subject. He is the envy of political writers, has a diverse background in electioneering, and Darcy’s involvement in and knowledge of key policy issues should intimidate any candidate who finds himself in the election arena with him.Read more ...

Florida Libertarian Convention Report

This reporter attended the Libertarian Party of Florida convention on Saturday in West Palm Beach.

LNC Executive Director Wes Benedict spoke early in the day, talking about the challenge of persuading people effectively. He offered a mild libertarian vision (cut military less than 50 percent, minor reductions in social security). The attendees responded with a standing ovation.… Read more ...

Chair and Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida Resign Effective Immediately

Libertarian-Party-of-Brevard-County-post-image-original-635394910123192000From an email dated September 30, 2015 from the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie:

Colleagues,

It has become clear that my attempt to defend the party from the violent Fascists is now perceived by many members to be more dangerous to the party than the threat itself.

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Augustus Invictus: Official Response to the Criticisms of Chairman Wyllie

ASIFrom Facebook:

Fellow Members of the Libertarian Party of Florida,

Many have asked why I have not responded to the quite public accusations of Adrian Wyllie. I have not responded for the same reason I do not respond when conspiracy theorists accuse me of being an agent of the Illuminati.… Read more ...

Democrat Robocalls For Ed Jany Set To Sabotage Lucas Overby Against David Jolly

Libertarian Lucas Overby

From The Global Dispatch:

The 13th Congressional District race in Florida is heating up in a bizarre fashion. David Jolly has been endorsed by both big Tampa Bay-Pinellas newspapers, in large part because he’s pro-gay marriage and anti-Paul Ryan’s budget. There is no Democrat in the race, but there is mixed support for Libertarian Lucas Overby who is described as some sort of “moderate” Libertarian seeking “incremental change” in Washington.… Read more ...