Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Libertarian Gubernatorial Nominees Set Record Highs in Four States

The nation’s third largest party continues to make bigger footprints in multiple statewide races

by Eric Ostermeier, Smart Politics

Smart Politics recently profiled the record-setting performances Libertarians and other third party candidates had this cycle across nine states in elections for the U.S. Senate.

This report’s focus is on gubernatorial elections – for which Libertarians set new party records in four of the nine states in which they fielded a nominee earlier this month.

Nearly setting the all-time bar was U.S Navy veteran and 2016 U.S. Senate nominee Donald Rainwater in Indiana (pictured).

Rainwater clocked in with 11.44 percent – nearly tripling the previous best for the party in the state (Robert Boneham’s 3.95 percent in 2012).

This was the eighth time Libertarians have fielded a nominee for governor in Indiana dating back to the first nominee there in 1984.

Rainwater is just the third Libertarian candidate to reach double-digits in a gubernatorial election in party history and ranks second all-time to Alaska’s Dick Randolph who won 14.91 percent in 1982...

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