Tag Archives: Governor

Jacqueline Abernathy Waging Write-in Bid for Texas Governor, Backed by American Solidarity Party

The American Solidarity Party is backing Jacqueline Abernathy as a write-in candidate for governor of Texas this year.

It’s worth noting that the ASP has had some success gaining write-in votes in the Lone Star State, where their 2020 presidential ticket polled 3,207 write-in votes. That was far more write-ins than any of the other filed tickets.… Read more ...

Nike Founder Donates a Million Dollars to Independent Candidate for Governor of Oregon

Nike co-founder Phil Knight has now kicked in a cool million bucks to help boost the independent gubernatorial bid of former Democratic state senator Betsy Johnson.

Johnson is banking millions to fuel her campaign and was already polling at 11% in January against a generic Republican and Democrat.

More from Oregon Public Broadcasting:

“Without the money and machinery from the two party system, I need all the help I can get to rescue Oregon,” the statement said.

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Former Socialist Presidential Nominee Brian Moore Running for Governor of Florida as a Green Party Candidate

Brian Moore has announced that he is seeking the Green Party’s nomination for governor of Florida in 2022. Moore, who received 6,582 votes as the Socialist Party’s presidential nominee in 2008, will need to raise $8,050.86 to qualify for a spot on the ballot.

Somewhat curiously, his campaign manager is Joe Wendt, a registered Republican who has previously been involved with the Reform Party and Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Controversial Libertarian Nominee for Governor of NH Advocates Cameras in the Classroom to Fight ‘Wokeness’

Over the weekend the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire nominated controversial “organizational psychologist turned unwoke activist” Karlyn Borysenko for governor.

Borysenko quickly announced that, if elected, her first act as governor will involve putting cameras in all public school classrooms.

“I will sign an executive order mandating every school receiving government funding put a camera in every classroom to broadcast what teachers are teaching to parents of those students.… Read more ...

White Bird City Councilman Paul Sand Launches Libertarian Bid for Governor of Idaho

Paul Sand is running for governor of Idaho on what he describes as a “common-sense progressive Libertarian platform.”

Sand is a semi-retired computer software engineer who has served 4 terms on the White Bird city council. Interestingly, he also claims to have built the world’s first personal computer.

“My campaign is based on three pillars: Freedom, Family and Future.… Read more ...

Time Capsule: William Allen White Waged War on the Klan in 1924 Gubernatorial Campaign

Legendary newspaper editor William Allen White, a man who advised Presidents and rubbed shoulders with some of the world’s greatest statesmen in a career that spanned five decades, waged one of the most fascinating and extraordinary political campaigns in the country, nearly toppling his major-party rivals in a bid to become governor of Kansas in 1924.… Read more ...

Marc Montoni: New Colorado Gov is Same-Old-Same-Old

A Colorado Libertarian’s Response to ‘The 2019 Fat-State Address’ by Jared Polis

By Marc Montoni

In his first “state of the state” address on January 10, 2019, new Colorado governor Jared Polis proved something: Namely, he is just another in a long line of tax-spend-regulate-subsidize-suppress-penalize political hacks who think they have any moral right to govern the affairs of private individuals.… Read more ...

Will Larry Sharpe Break 50K in New York?

Warren Redlich was the 2010 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York. He occasionally drops in with articles like this that don’t really fit with IPR’s usual approach but he gets away with it because he owns IPR.

A recent article in Newsday mentioned NY Libertarian Governor candidate Larry Sharpe:

Sharpe, a businessman, consultant and former Marine who lives in New York City, points to fundraising (he’s raised more than $100,000) and the 2016 election, in which Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson got 176,000 votes in New York, as reasons for optimism.

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Lt. Gov. candidate Brian Jones on 2014 Green campaign in NY: ‘Building a strong, independent political movement is the hard work that lies before us’

Brian Jones was the Green Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor in New York in 2014.  Together with gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins, Jones received almost 5 percent of the vote, in one of the most well-organized and visible Green Party campaigns in 2014.  In a post on the leftist website The Jacobin, Jones reflects on running an openly socialist campaign that sought to create an independent, working class alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Green for Governor in NY Howie Hawkins nearly triples 2010 vote, places well ahead of Working Families Party

One of the Green Party’s most active and visible campaigns in 2014 was Howie Hawkins’ Green campaign for Governor of New York (with anti-school-privatization activist Brian Jones as his Lt. Governor candidate).  With the results nearly entirely in, he has received about five percent of the vote with almost 175,000 votes. … Read more ...

Ohio Green Dennis Spisak Declares for Governor

Ballot Access News:

On November 24, Dennis Spisak said that he will seek the Green Party’s nomination for Governor of Ohio. He was the party’s nominee in 2010, and he polled 1.52% in a four-party race. It is very likely that the Green Party will intervene in the pending Libertarian Party lawsuit, arguing that the new ballot access law cannot be applied for the 2014 election.

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