Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Georgia

Georiga LP candidate wins runoff election

From Lp.org: Posted on Dec 2, 2015

Chris Coughlin
Chris Coughlin

Chris Coughlin of the Georgia Libertarian Party won one of his two runoff elections yesterday, getting elected to an abbreviated term on the Johns Creek City Council. Continue reading

Lp.org: Two potential Georgia LP US Senate candidates for 2016

From Lp.org: Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Allen Buckley

Allen Buckley

Ted Metz

Ted Metz

The Georgia Libertarian Party now has two potential candidates for the 2016 US Senate race, as Ted Metz has announced that he will run for that seat, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Continue reading

Georgia Libertarian Party candidate in two runoff elections on December 1

From LP.org: Posted on Nov 24, 2015

Chris Coughlin
Chris Coughlin

In a rare circumstance for any candidate, Chris Coughlin of the Georgia LP is on the ballot for two runoff elections, on the same day.

Mr. Coughlin is running for a full term on the Johns Creek City Council, as well as an abbreviated term to fill the current vacancy on the council. The abbreviated term lasts only until the end of December, and then the next term begins. Continue reading

Time: Meet the Woman Who Could Keep Control of the Senate Up for Grabs

Amanda Swafford

(Amanda Swafford is the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia. The following was originally published in Time.)

Libertarian Amanda Swafford considers forcing a Jan. 6 run-off in the Peach State’s Senate race a victory for third party candidates everywhere

There is a nightmare scenario that keeps most politicos working on both sides of the aisle up at night: after the midterm elections, and even through the anticipated Dec. 6 run off in Louisiana, control of the Senate likely won’t be decided until Jan. 6, the datea run-off in Georgia will take place, if any one candidate fails to muster 50% of the vote. It is this scenario that Libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford, who regularly pulls 5% in most polls, relishes.

“In that situation, if we did force a runoff,” Swafford tells TIME, “I’d say that’s a clear mandate from people of Georgia for a small government and less involvement in people’s lives.”

Small government has hardly been a theme in the race between Republican businessman David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn, who are competing to fill retiring Republican Saxby Chambliss’s seat. The two have spent millions firing at one another: Perdue accused Nunn of funding terrorists through her work with the Bush Family Foundation and Nunn said Perdue lost jobs and discriminated against female workers as CEO of Dollar General.

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Gainsville Times: Libertarian Candidate for Governor Hunt Addresses UNG Students

Andrew Hunt

(The following was originally published in the Gainsville Times.)

Libertarian candidate for governor Andrew Hunt spoke Monday to the Politically Incorrect Club at the University of North Georgia, outlining his platform as a third-party candidate.

Hunt is running against Democrat Jason Carter and incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.

Hunt gave students a lesson in the hurdles the Libertarian Party of Georgia faces each election cycle because it lacks full ballot access.

He said if the party can bring in 20 percent of the vote in the governor’s race, the party will get that access, which woulld help with fundraising and recruiting candidate.

Hunt described Libertarians as small-government advocates bent on expanding personal freedoms, a position that puts the party in line with Republicans on some issues and Democrats on others.

But, Hunt added, “There’s a lot of variation within the party.”

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