Tag Archives: Joe Kennedy

MIT: Libertarian Haven

Joe Kennedy may have only gathered 1% of the vote in his Libertarian bid for Senate in 2009, but there may be a new pool from which to tap new voters: MIT. From The Tech opinion page:

Interestingly, we found that MIT has a surprisingly strong libertarian streak — 498 people, or about 23 percent of respondents, said that they did consider themselves to be a libertarian.

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Libertarian Party Monday Message: Why Massachusetts should have voted Libertarian

Via email and LP.org:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Like you, I am upset that the health care bill passed last night. Another huge expansion of government spending and government control is not good for our freedom or our health.

When I heard about the passage, I was reminded of the many hateful emails I received earlier this year demanding that the Libertarian Party make Libertarian Independent candidate Joe Kennedy drop out of the Massachusetts U.S.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Scott Brown supports jobs bill; Joe Kennedy would not have

LP blog:

We learned today that the new Republican senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, plans to vote with Democrats in favor of a big-government jobs bill. It’s too bad Massachusetts voters missed the opportunity to elect Libertarian Joe Kennedy.

Before the election, many people were demanding that Joe Kennedy drop out of the race.… Read more ...

Massachusetts Republicans want Joe Kennedy to switch to their party and run for Secretary of State

Emailed by Ben to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Dear IPR, this caught my attention. Please use as you see fit:

Massachusetts Republicans are asking Joe Kennedy to join the GOP and run for Secretary of State. This is from Red Mass Group, the main blog for MA Republicans.

Dear Joe Kennedy, Please Run for Secretary of State
http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/6981/… Read more ...

Kn@ppster: Massachusetts post-election analysis

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

The Boston Globe reports that Democrat Martha Coakley has called her Republican opponent, Scott Brown, and congratulated him on his victory.

If the reported returns so far are accurate, it looks like Brown about 52%, Coakley about 47%. If that’s true, then it’s a pretty sad commentary on Massachusetts.… Read more ...

RightCondition.com: Brown wins, now what?; Massachusetts miracle or Mass insanity?

By Arkady Kamenetsky at RightCondition:

There has been a wave of videos modeled after the now notorious America Rising theme and their popularity is growing.  It must be the music in combination with rapid image rotation, because you could literally make any video popular. If you use this formula and stick pictures of zebras, unicorns and Teletubbies while threatening a revolution – people will cheer and run to the nearest gun store.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Joe Kennedy talks about Massachusetts election


In this Dedham Transcript article, Joe Kennedy discusses the election, his opponents, and those who demanded that he drop out.

Detailed election results are available here.

The Libertarian Party congratulates Joe on his run. Visit his campaign website.

IPR posts about Joe Kennedy

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Wayne Root: The Citizen Revolution Has Begun!

 Post-Election Analysis

The Citizen Revolution Has Begun!

Any Attempt to Pass Universal Healthcare Now will Damage the Obama Presidency Beyond Repair…and Result in Unrest in the Streets.

Las Vegas Oddsmaker-Turned-Vice Presidential-Nominee Predicted Scott Brown Victory in Massachusetts…and Now Makes More Controversial Political Predictions.

Last Night’s Big Winners: Tea Parties, Conservatives, Libertarians, Small Business Owners, the Cop from Cambridge, and Hillary Clinton.Read more ...

Ballot Access posts debriefing on Joe Kennedy campaign

from Ballot Access News
Massachusetts Senate Results

January 19th, 2010

At the point at which 94% of the vote had been counted in the special U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, the vote was: 1,148,400 for the Republican nominee; 1,029,600 for the Democratic nominee; 22,100 for the Libertarian who was running as an independent candidate.

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Kn@ppster endorses Joe Kennedy, covers election

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

Liberty for Massachusetts? Unlikely, but worth pursuing anyway

I’m taking a break — just finished another 100 name/phone number matches for the Massachusetts Libertarian “Get Out The Vote” phone banks — and I’d like to take a minute to formally endorse Joe Kennedy.

He’s not one of “those” Kennedys, as he’s gone out of his way to make clear (Democrat Martha Coakley’s campaign has also been vocal in driving home that point, for obvious reasons).… Read more ...

MA Special Election Highlights Independent Majority

Though Massachusetts is considered a Democratic stronghold, the majority of its voters are not registered with either of the major parties.  Thus, it is not surprising that the special election for the state’s open Senate seat has defied the expectations of the political class and mainstream media.  Ironically, however, given that the majority of Bay State voters are independents, the conventional wisdom that this election too will be determined by independent voters is little more than a tautology. … Read more ...