Where does political libertarianism go after the midterms?
L.P. contenders in Indiana, Nevada, and Missouri are beating the spread between Democrats and Republicans. Gary Johnson is right behind them.
Two new surveys this week show the Libertarian fading fast in New Mexico, though his overall polling average remains at 17%.
The former New Mexico governor brings
Reason on the campaign trail and shares insights along the way.
The New Mexico Libertarian Party's candidate for U.S. Senate trails incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich (40%) and GOP novice Mick Rich (28%).
If hatred is the country's main political motivator these days, you might as well lean into it.
To which many Libertarian Party enthusiasts might respond,
So you're saying there’s a chance?
Libertarian haul is still dwarfed by the Democrat’s, though a Rand Paul-friendly PAC is kicking in $2 million.
It's running strong candidates in toss-up races in a historically tight election year, yet America's third party still finds itself routinely left off polls.
The New Mexico Senate race is 47%–26%–16% Democrat-Republican-Libertarian, according to the
Having a "one-punch" option to choose every candidate from a political party alters election results, changes politicians' behavior, and reinforces the advantage of the locally dominant party.
Last-minute Democrat-assisting reinstatement of “one-punch” balloting is struck down by the New Mexico Supreme Court
6th Circuit rejects argument that eliminating the one-vote ability to choose a political party's entire candidate slate amounts to intentional racial discrimination. Ruling could have impact in New Mexico.
The former Ron Paul delegate, current state senator, and underdog to unseat independent Angus King says Johnson "would be one of the best U.S. senators."
The libertarian Republican explains why New Mexico's voting change is "primarily a scheme to unfairly benefit the major party establishments."
Democratic secretary of state in heavily Democratic state unilaterally changes voting rule in a way that favors Democrats (and punishes Libertarians). Republicans say they’ll sue.
The "libertarianish" Republican becomes first major GOP figure to bypass his own party and back the Libertarian challenger to New Mexico's Democratic incumbent.
More New Mexico Republicans favor the Libertarian than their own candidate for U.S. Senate.
What could go wrong with federalizing the corporate charter process and putting bureaucrats in charge of long-term business thinking?