Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Alaska

Joe Miller Announces Run Against Lisa Murkowski as a Libertarian

IPR Note: Joe Miller was the GOP nominee for U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010 and briefly toyed with seeking the Constitution Party’s nomination for president earlier this year.  From JoeMiller.us

September 6, 2016

Joe Miller Press Release
Anchorage, Alaska

Joe Miller Files to Challenge Murkowski for US Senate Seat

Anchorage, Alaska, September 6, 2016  –  At the urging of disenfranchised voters across the state of Alaska, 2010 Republican Nominee Joe Miller today filed his paperwork to run for United States Senate.… Read more ...

Open Thread for This Weekend’s Libertarian Conventions

This is a busy weekend for state Libertarian Parties. Besides New York, which was featured in a prior thread, these states will be meeting:

Friday, April 25 to April 26
Kansas

Saturday, April 26

Alaska
Connecticut
Minnesota

Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27
Indiana

Please use this thread to keep us posted with their events, or send info to me at stone@altrionet.com.… Read more ...

Third Party Voter Registration Statistics in NV, CA, AK, and NY

Nevada’s most recent voter registration statistics were posted in October of 2011.

Green Party: 3,033 (0.27%)
Independent American Party: 51,535 (4.55%)
Libertarian Party: 7,111 (0.63%)
Non-Partisan: 181,960 (16.05%)
Other: 3,945 (0.35%)

 

California’s most recent voter registration statistics are from February 2011.

American Independent Party: 417,567 (2.43%)
Green Party: 113,118 (0.66%)
Libertarian Party: 92,246 (0.54%)
Peace and Freedom Party: 58,470 (0.34%)
Other: 121,019 (0.70%)
No Party Preference: 3,507,119 (20.41%)

 

Alaska’s most recent voter registration statistics are from

Alaskan Independence Party: 14,866 (3.01%)
Libertarian Party: 8,073 (1.64%)
Non-Partisan: 80, 833 (16.38%)
Undeclared: 183,045 (37.08%)
Constitution Party: 29 (.01%)
Green Party: 2,130 (0.43%)
Veterans Party: 1,427 (0.29%)

 

New York’s latest registration statistics were reported on November 1, 2011.… Read more ...

Murkowski, Libertarian Saboteur?

After helping federal magistrate Joe Miller win an upset Republican primary against incumbent Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, the prominent Tea Party Express continues to pour money into advertising in the state. However, Murkowski, the victim of the PAC’s attacks in her nascent write-in campaign, is speaking out against the PAC’s latest ad.… Read more ...

Alaska Crossover Candidate Update

Ballot Access News reports that “on the evening of August 3, the Alaskan Independence Party nominated Norm Olson for Lieutenant Governor, at a party committee meeting. However, the meeting did not choose a new gubernatorial nominee. Don Wright, a party stalwart for decades, had won the party’s gubernatorial primary and he is still the gubernatorial nominee.… Read more ...

Alaska Libertarians to Sen. Murkowski: No Thank You!

Publius at Big Government Blog:

Since her election night loss to conservative Joe Miller, Sen. Murkowski and her political allies have floated the idea of her switching to the Libertarian Party to continue her run for reelection. Apparently, Sen. Murkowski is fairly flexible in her political loyalties and inclinations. (Her past support for libertarian policies has certainly escaped us.)

Yesterday, the 5-member Executive Committee of the Board of the Libertarian State Party meet in an emergency session to consider Sen.

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Libertarians meet on Murkowski; keep their girlfriends in the dark…

….According to Sean Cockerham in the Anchorage Daily News

A decision was reached but the board members apparently swore secrecy.

”I can’t discuss that right now with absolutely anyone. Not even my girlfriend,” Party Vice Chair Harley Brown said.

For background, see:
Alaska: Will The Libertarian Party Sell Out Its Principles To Win A Senate Seat?Read more ...

Murkowski As Libertarian Polls 34%

From PublicPolicyPolling’s blog:

In a three way contest with Murkowski running as the Libertarian candidate [Republican Joe] Miller leads but with only 38% to 34% for Murkowski and 22% for [Democrat Scott] McAdams. Democrats have been hopeful that Murkowski will run on the assumption she would split the Republican vote but her supporters actually go 47-23 for McAdams in a two way contest with Miller.

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