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Romney fails to win Republican nomination for Senate, heads to primary in June

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) — Mitt Romney’s restart of his political career hit a roadblock Saturday. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor failed to win the Utah Republican Party’s nomination, which means he must face 11 challengers in a June primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring U.S. More...

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By Jake Leonard On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

VIDEO: Libertarian Kash Jackson discusses his gubernatorial campaign on Chicago’s AM 560 The Answer

CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Kash Jackson, the Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor, made an appearance on AM 560 The Answer’s Chicago Morning Answer program with hosts Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Ives and Skillicorn blame Rauner for the shrinking net worth of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — While the blame game is well underway between Democrats and Republicans, both in the Illinois General Assembly and in the gubernatorial race, Republicans are taking the More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Judge allows lawsuit accusing Madigan of running ‘sham candidates’ to go forward

CHICAGO (Illinois News Network) — A Federal judge has ruled that a lawsuit accusing House Speaker Michael Madigan of running “sham candidates” in a 2016 election can move forward. U.S. District More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Could elections in Illinois benefit from a change in how we vote?

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — Fair Vote, a non-partisan election reform group, advocates for a move to ranked-choice voting. Under the system, voters have the ability to rank as many candidates as More...

By Illinois News Network On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

After narrow primary defeat, Ives supporters mixed on whether they’ll support Rauner in November

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — After Gov. Bruce Rauner narrowly defeated challenger Jeanne Ives in the primary for Illinois’ Republican candidate for governor, the question is now whether the first-term More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Florida Libertarians seeking to run full slate of candidates for 2018

SARASOTA, Fla. (Heartland Newsfeed) — While a February special election resulted in some level of disappointment to Florida Libertarians, the record amount of money raised for Florida House candidate Alison More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Photos: Libertarian candidates take on St. Patrick’s Day parades in Illinois

PEORIA/DECATUR/BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) — Libertarian Party candidates took to the parade routes in Peoria, Decatur and Bloomington Saturday in each of their respective St. Patrick’s Day parades. Currently More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018

DeKalb HS students question state representative candidates on guns

DeKALB (Heartland Newsfeed) — Students from DeKalb High School had the opportunity to ask questions to candidates running for the Illinois House seat in District 70 during a candidate forum held Tuesday, Mar. More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Springfield man announces Libertarian bid for Missouri U.S. Senate seat

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Heartland Newsfeed) — A Springfield man is mounting a Libertarian bid for Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill’s U.S. Senate seat in Missouri with the ideals of limited government More...