Libertarians enter two Maryland Congressional races in 2018

ARNOLD, Md./SHADY SIDE, Md. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Two Libertarians based in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have hopes that distrust and frustration with the Democratic and Republican parties — and of the U.S. government as a whole — will boost their chances next year in their Congressional races. Dave Bishop, a resident of Arnold, More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Libertarian emerges in Wisconsin House race against Democratic incumbent Spreitzer

BELOIT, Wisc. (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Beloit man will be running for the Wisconsin House of Representatives against a Democratic Party incumbent in next year’s general election. According to a story More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Libertarian national chairman Nicholas Sarwark running for Phoenix mayor

PHOENIX (Heartland Newsfeed/The Jack News) — Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of the national Libertarian Party, has thrown his hat into the ring for mayor of Phoenix, America’s fifth-largest city. On Tuesday, More...

By Associated Press On Friday, December 8th, 2017

Former Minnesota governor Pawlenty considering running for Al Franken’s Senate seat

WASHINGTON/ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In the wake of U.S. Senator Al Franken’s resignation amid sexual harassment allegations, Democrats at home are now scrambling to find a short-term and long-term replacement. Franken More...

By Associated Press On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Former U.S. Representative and presidential candidate John Anderson dies at age 95

CHICAGO (AP) — Former longtime Illinois Rep. John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95. The World War II veteran and former prosecutor died Sunday night in Washington, More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Elected officials in McLean County face more opposition in 2018

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Elected officials will face an unusually tough road, particularly in McLean County, in the 2018 elections, as 11 of 13 elected county officials have opposition of some form More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Libertarian Party fires back on GOP attacks regarding Christmas movie showings, citing Governor’s tailgates

LINCOLN, Neb. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Libertarian Party of Nebraska published a news release Monday, describing recent Republican attacks aimed at state senator Laura Ebke (L-Crete) for hosting free Christmas More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Sports broadcaster declares Libertarian run for Secretary of State in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A Madison sports announcer will challenge Democratic Secretary of State Doug LaFollette next year. Richard Kalafut Jr., who goes by the professional name of Rich Reynolds, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

First day candidate filings for Montgomery County offices: November 27

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Petitions were filed Monday by candidates wishing to be on the March 20 primary ballot through Montgomery County Clerk Sandy Leitheiser’s office. Those filing candidate More...

By Illinois News Network On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Illinois Attorney General loses ballot access court battle, unlikely to unappeal

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — The 2018 election ballots in Illinois could look different after a judge ruled in favor of removing a law that critics say is protectionism. In Illinois, a partisan local More...