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Montana Poll for U.S. Senate, U.S. House

On July 23, Gravis Marketing released a poll for the Montana U.S. Senate and U.S. House races. The Senate results: Republican Steve Daines 45%, Democrat John Walsh 41%, Libertarian Roger Roots 6%, undecided 8%. The U.S. House results: Republican Ryan Zinke 47%, Democrat John Lewis 35%, Libertarian Mike Fellows 6%, undecided 12%.

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Los Angeles Times Story on Candidates Who Placed Second in June 2014 Primary Via Write-in Votes

The Los Angeles Times has this story about the California write-in candidates who placed second in the June 2014 primary. In all cases, a write-in candidate only placed second when only one candidate had filed to be on the June ballot for that office. The only three minor party candidates who will be on the

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Florida Gubernatorial Poll

On July 23, Quinnipiac released a Florida gubernatorial poll, listing the Republican, Democratic, and Libertarian nominees. The results: incumbent Republican Rick Scott 37%, Democrat and former Governor Charlie Crist 39%, Libertarian Adrian Wyllie 9%, other or undecided 15%. See here for more detail. There will be six candidates on the November ballot. Those not included

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New Hampshire Libertarian Ballot Access Lawsuit Draws Widespread Media Coverage

The New Hampshire Libertarian Party’s ballot access lawsuit, filed on July 22, has received media coverage. Here is the Concord Monitor story. Here is the Union Leader coverage. Here is the AP story.

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Bob Barr Loses Georgia Republican Runoff Primary for U.S. House, 11th District

On July 22, Georgia held run-off primaries for the Republican and Democratic Parties. Bob Barr, who was the Libertarian presidential nominee in 2008, was defeated in the Republican primary in the Eleventh District. Here is a link to the state’s tentative election returns. In the 11th district, the vote so far is Barr 17,794; Barry

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Jacobin Analysis of New York Gubernatorial Election Campaign and the Left

Jacobin has this interesting analysis of the New York gubernatorial race, and the relationship between the left, the Howie Hawkins (Green Party nominee), Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the Working Families Party. Thanks to Thomas MacMillan for the link.