Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Libertarians set record in ten 2014 Senate races

Libertarians Notch Record-Setting Cycle in 2014 US Senate Elections - Smart Politics - Eric Ostermeier:

January 16, 2015 - "Nominees from the nation's largest third party set records in 10 states last cycle for the largest support ever recorded in a U.S. Senate election....

"A Smart Politics analysis finds the Libertarian Party set records for the best showing in a U.S. Senate race in 10 of the 20 states in which it fielded a candidate in 2014.

"Overall, voters had the option of voting for a Libertarian candidate in 20 of the 36 general and special elections held last November.

"These 20 candidates averaged 2.5 percent of the vote with a high water mark of 4.3 percent by Randall Batson in Kansas in the high profile race between Republican incumbent Pat Roberts and independent Greg Orman.

"While Batson's mark was not a record in the Sunflower State (it was second best), 10 other U.S. Senate Libertarian nominees did set party records in their respective states.

"Libertarians made history in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas....

"Of the 10 ... performances were particularly impressive in North Carolina, Colorado, and Alaska.... Although these states hosted three of the four most competitive U.S. Senate races in the country (decided by 1.6, 1.9, and 2.1 percentage points respectively), Libertarian nominees were still able to draw support from the electorate in record numbers.

"(In the nation's most closely decided race for the office, Virginia (0.8 points), nominee Robert Sarvis won a respectable 2.4 percent)."

Read more: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2015/01/libertarians_notch_best_cycle.php
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