On December 12, the Florida Libertarian Party issued this press release, which says that the party expects to nominate Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General in its 2014 primary. Assuming he gets on the ballot, which is very likely, he will be the first minor party candidate for Attorney General to appear on the Florida ballot since 1916, when the Socialist Party ran A. D. Miller for that post. Miller received 7.96% of the vote.
Florida had such restrictive ballot access laws for minor parties between 1931 and 1999, there were almost no minor party candidates in Florida during those years for any office except President (the old Florida laws were easier for President than for other offices). The laws were hugely liberalized in 1999, but since then the only minor party candidates for statewide state office in Florida have been Max Linn, Reform Party gubernatorial candidate in 2006, and Ira Chester, Tea Party nominee for Agriculture Commissioner in 2010. In 2006, John Wayne Smith, who is a member of the Libertarian Party, got on the ballot for Governor as an independent candidate, but he was not the party nominee. For 2014, the Libertarians will also have a gubernatorial nominee; two individuals have announced their attention of winning the party’s 2014 primary for Governor.