By Bill Hall, Chair
The momentum continues. Libertarian Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates Bill Gelineau and Angelique Chaiser Thomas have continued to attract mainstream media attention in the run up to the November 6 general election. That coverage includes television, newspaper, online and radio news reports. See for example, Bill Gelineau’s October 22 appearance on WOOD TV’s To the Point .
The same broadcast also featured Libertarian 20th State Senate district candidate Lorence Wenke and his Republican and Democrat opponents. The Gelineau campaign partnered with several Libertarian state legislative and other candidates in a statewide billboard advertising campaign, is running radio ads, and has distributed yard signs and bumper stickers.
Libertarian Secretary of State candidate Greg Stempfle and Attorney General candidate Lisa Lane Gioia have garnered many mainstream media reports treating them on par with the Democrats and Republicans. See, for example, the story on Greg’s campaign here.
Kerry Morgan, the Libertarian nominee in the nonpartisan Michigan Supreme Court race was recently reported by Target Insyght as the choice of 22% of voters for the second seat up for election. This may be a consequence of the dissatisfaction of some Republicans with one of their nominees, Elizabeth Clement. In fact, both Republican primary gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck and the Wayne County Republican Party have endorsed Kerry Morgan in the race, over Clement.
Several Libertarian state legislative candidates are running active campaigns. These include Patty Malowney’s 77th State Representative district campaign (Wyoming/Byron Township, Kent County), where she has knocked on more than 3,000 doors and distributed hundreds of yard signs, and Tyler Palmer’s campaign for the 93rd State Representative district (Clinton/Gratiot Counties), where he started his door-to-door, yard sign and direct mail campaigns more than a year ago. Take a look at representative news reports on Patty’s campaigns here and Tyler’s campaign here.
For a list of all 55 Libertarian Party of Michigan candidates and their contact information, click here. It’s not too late to contact your favorite candidate and volunteer to help out!