A periodic update about the 2022 campaign for public office.
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The Lee County Electoral Board unanimously voted April 12 to deny all objections against three Lee County Board members running for re-election.
Dixon resident Jennifer Lawson made formal election objections to County Board District 1 Republican incumbents Mike Koppien, Chris Norberg and Jim Schielein, arguing that they should be stricken from the June 28 primary ballot because their nomination papers were held together using paper clips.
Attorney Tim Zollinger, appointed by the Electoral Baord to oversee objection hearings and file a report to the board, made recommendations that all three objections be denied because the objector failed to meet her burden of proof. Both sides were given the opportunity to issue exceptions to the recommendations, and none were filed.
The Libertarian Party announced its slate, which includes Carbondale resident Gabriel Nelson as a candidate for state treasure the same office sought by statehouse Deputy Republican Leader Tom Demmer of Dixon and incumbent Democrat Michael Frerichs, office-holder since 2019.
Nelson was last a candidate for the U.S. House in 2020, running against Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat from Schaumburg, for the 8th District seat, which represents parts of Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties. Nelson founded the Southern Illinois Libertarian Party in 2014 and has since had public relations duties with the Libertarian party.
Yes, he was. The stop on Tuesday was not political, but within the duties of his office. Frerichs visited Smoked on Third and talked to workers about their enrollment in the state retirement savings plan, Secure Choice.
Petitioning began Wednesday for third-party candidates. Independent or new-party candidates must gather 25,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.
The other announced Libertarian candidates are Deirdre N. McCloskey for state comptroller, Daniel K. Robin for attorney general, John Phillips for lieutenant governor, Scott Schluter for governor and ... Jesse White for Secretary of State.
Photos of Libertarian Jesse White and Democrat Jesse White.
Just to be clear, the Libertarian candidate for secretary of state isnt the same person as Jesse Clark White, the 87-year-old Democrat who has held that office since 1999 but is not seeking re-election.
Steve Suess, the chairman of the Libertarian Party, told the Springfield State Journal Register its a total coincidence their candidate has the same name. The party is not trying to defraud voters and that its Jesse White is a serious candidate, he added.
Libertarians espouse the the right to life, liberty of speech and action and the right to property. As policy, this is expressed as the need for greatly reduced regulation and taxation, promotion of civil liberties including freedom of association and sexual freedom, gun rights and self defense and the elimination of state welfare and most business regulation.
The party has eight office-holders statewide, including River Valley Library District board trustee Brody Anderson in Port Byron and Paw Paw village President John Prentice. The Stateline Libertarians of northern Illinois meet monthly at Big Os in the Hollow in Freeport.
In 2020, the Libertarian presidential ticket got 65,544 votes, about 1.1% of the electorate.
Meet and greet for Mike Lewis, Republican candidate for Whiteside County sheriff, 8:30 a.m., As Kitchen, Rock Falls.
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- The myth of American conservatism - UnHerd - June 29th, 2022
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- State Auditor Cindy Byrd wins reelection; other state offices head to runoff - Oklahoman.com - June 29th, 2022
- In the 1980s, My Friends In Texas Said I Was 'Overreacting' - Medium - June 29th, 2022
- Dont Believe the Obits for Bitcoin - The Wall Street Journal - June 29th, 2022
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- Watters and Gutfeld Throw Down on Drug Legalization - June 22nd, 2022
- Smart Ass Cripple: Libertarian Union-Busting Tactics Target Illinois Health Care Workers - Progressive.org - June 22nd, 2022
- Biden administration wants to take the buzz out of cigarettes - Axios - June 22nd, 2022
- Economics, politics, and the parables of Christ: An interview with Fr. Robert Sirico - Catholic World Report - June 22nd, 2022
- Biden Falls Off the Metaphorical Bike - Reason - June 22nd, 2022
- Upstate political candidate responds to allegations he isn't eligible for office - WYFF4 Greenville - June 22nd, 2022
- 'We Believe in Human Cooperation:' Justin Amash's Vision for the Libertarian Party - Reason - June 20th, 2022
- Shock and Awe - Splice Today - June 20th, 2022
- Out with the old: is neoliberalism really dying? - The New Statesman - June 20th, 2022
- 10 Popular Video Game Debates That Need To Die - WhatCulture - June 20th, 2022
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- Schmidt: Little House connected to Libertarianisms start - June 11th, 2022
- SD Libertarian Party wants to give voters options - KELOLAND.com - June 11th, 2022
- Desperate Argentinians pin their hopes on more capitalism - Reaction - June 11th, 2022
- 34 independent candidates file to run for Congress in New Jersey, most in 30 years - New Jersey Globe | New Jersey Politics - June 11th, 2022
- The map wars - Washington Examiner - June 11th, 2022
- Societies always have been run by the elite class - Monroe Evening News - June 11th, 2022
- Opinion: Reynolds' 'flat tax' is just a ruse to let the rich avoid their civic duty - Iowa City Press-Citizen - June 11th, 2022
- To Understand Elon Musk, You Have to Understand This '60s Sci-Fi Novel - Jacobin magazine - May 31st, 2022
- Summer Activities To Enjoy With Your Libertarian Kid - The Babylon Bee - May 31st, 2022
- Trump Media Company Planning 'TMTG+,' a 'Non-Woke Alternative' to 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' and 'Stranger Things' - Next TV - May 31st, 2022
- Tuttle Twins Controversy: The Case of The Terrible Libertarian Propaganda and The Tuttle Twins and Much More! - pelhamplus.com - May 31st, 2022
- Conservatism, If You Can Keep It - The American Conservative - May 31st, 2022
- Why arent you giving us back our money? reader asks of local governments with ARPA funds - Dayton Daily News - May 31st, 2022
- Libertarian Tim Wilson finally manages to get government out of his life - The Shovel - May 25th, 2022
- Libertarians, Democrats to hold joint town hall in New Albany - Evening News and Tribune - May 21st, 2022
- Letter to the editor: Libertarians are not naive - BayToday.ca - May 21st, 2022
- Election file: Lockdowns abused the rights of Sudburians, Libertarian candidate says - The Sudbury Star - May 21st, 2022
- Al Cross: As primary voters move GOP farther right, will others follow? - Courier Journal - May 21st, 2022
- 'Growing pains' | Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary - WHAS11.com - May 20th, 2022
- Kurl: COVID, conservatism and the downfall of Alberta's Jason Kenney - Ottawa Citizen - May 20th, 2022
- Academic Freedom and the Mission of the University - Reason - May 20th, 2022
- More Crypto Regulation: Thank The Federal Reserve - Seeking Alpha - May 20th, 2022
- In New Hampshire, Libertarians, Budget Cuts, And A Small Town Battle To Save Public Education - Forbes - May 17th, 2022
- A new era at TheWeek.com and a goodbye - The Week - May 17th, 2022
- Indiana Democrats, Libertarians join together for town hall series ahead of November election - WFYI - May 17th, 2022
- As Kendrick Lamar releases new album Mr Morale, revisiting the reflections of social disquietude in rapper's music-Opinion News - Firstpost - May 17th, 2022
- Abortion: Let's look at the arguments pro and con - The Citizen.com - May 17th, 2022
- Election 2022: Who's on the Ballot? - Georgetowner - May 17th, 2022
- Why are liberals trying to water down the racist views of the Buffalo gunman? - Washington Examiner - May 17th, 2022
- The Buffalo shooter was an eco-socialist racist who hated Fox News and Ben Shapiro - Washington Examiner - May 17th, 2022
- Ron Swanson's Best Significant Other On Parks And Recreation Is Obvious To Fans - Looper - May 17th, 2022
- The Pandemic Revealed Americas Deeper Sickness - The Nation - May 17th, 2022
- Letter to the Editor:Important Information for Voters from Common Cause - The Paper - May 17th, 2022
- McMullins is a DC man through and through and won't do what Utah voters need. - Salt Lake Tribune - April 29th, 2022
- The New New Right Was Forged in Greed and White Backlash - The Intercept - April 29th, 2022
- What's Conservative About the New Conservatism? - The Dispatch - April 29th, 2022
- How The Swiss Government Is Helping Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology Grow Up - Forbes - April 29th, 2022
- The power of the independent voter - Denver 7 Colorado News - April 29th, 2022
- As Illinois gears up to vote on workers' rights, unions remember those killed on the job - The State Journal-Register - April 29th, 2022
- Meet the Republican Candidates for State Auditor and Treasurer - Nebraska Public Media | News - April 29th, 2022
- Morgan County Democrats and local candidates join bipartisan effort demanding paper ballots ahead of the 2022 Midterm elections - Morgan County... - April 27th, 2022
- The Anti-Vaxxers Won. This Is Pandemic Country. - The River - The River Newsroom - April 27th, 2022
- Kansas activists opposed to COVID-19 mandates greet legislators with rally at Capitol - Kansas Reflector - April 27th, 2022
- Does Elon Musk really understand the books he claims inspired him? - The Telegraph - April 27th, 2022
- Personal Freedom: Libertarians, the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, and a Crisis of Ideology - Modern Diplomacy - April 20th, 2022
- The libertarian phenomenon towards 2023: strengths and challenges - Zyri - April 20th, 2022
- Will Washington County shift back to its conservative roots? - Portland Tribune - April 20th, 2022
- The risk in a Biden reversal of medical conscience protections - The Week - April 20th, 2022
- What Peter Thiel, J.D. Vance, and Others Are Learning From Curtis Yarvin and the New Right - Vanity Fair - April 20th, 2022
- The Elusive Politics of Elon Musk - The New York Times - April 17th, 2022
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- Do Democracy: Remake the Wisconsin Idea - Daily Kos - April 17th, 2022
- Register to vote in the May Primary before the April 25 deadline - Morgan County Citizen - April 17th, 2022
- Why Hawks Fear the Restraint Coalition - The American Conservative - April 17th, 2022
- Guns, guns everywhere: Last weeks subway shooting was horrifying. If the Supreme Court creates a national right to carry, the future will be worse. -... - April 17th, 2022
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