Libertarian Party 2010 Election Results

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The Tea Party is taking American by storm with its unique blend of libertarianism and Republican social values. While most Tea Party activists probably voted Republican this year, it is worth nothing that the movement also shares a lot in common with Libertarian Party. Libertarians have been vocal proponents of fiscal responsibility and Constitutional protection for years. So did any of that Tea Party magic rub off on this year’s batch of Libertarian candidates?

Prior to the 2010 elections, the Libertarian Party did not have a single member serving as an elected official at the state or federal level of government. This appears unlikely to change in 2010. However, the party is represented by 157 local elected officials nationwide.

It is possible that voter concern anger at government spending coupled with resentment for the two major parties may have resulted in more votes for Libertarian candidates on Election Day. In particular, it appears that Libertarian candidates played the role of spoiler in a number of key races, potentially contributing to narrow Republican losses in tight races for governor, U.S. House, and U.S. Senate.

Results will be posted in the comments section below. Please post any Libertarian results from your home state here!

 

 

 

 

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