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Florida Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie polling well

9 Aug

Published On: Tue, Aug 6th, 2013
Election 2014 / Global Dispatch| By Brandon Jones

Latest Florida Poll Shows Charlie Crist Ahead As Governor, With Libertarian Adrian Wyllie Gaining Support

The news may show only that Charlie Crist is ahead of the current Florida Governor Rick Scott 41-29%, but no one should look past the surge of support for Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate.
The St Pete Polls track Wyllie at 8.7%, closing in on 1 in 10 voters, for governor.
Adrian Wyllie gaining ground in the Florida race for governor? The most recent poll indicates "Yes"
Adrian Wyllie gaining ground in the Florida race for governor? The most recent poll indicates “Yes”
“You are done Rhino, we are going with Adrian Wyllie for governor in 2014. Respect for the Constitution, we will accept nothing less. Scott thinks he is Bloomberg,” writes a supporter named Deborah on Wyllie’s Facebook page.
Legalizing marijuana appeared by gaining support as well, with a strong 73.5% who favor “a Florida Constitutional amendment that would allow the use of marijuana for treatment of debilitatingmedical conditions if authorized by a doctor.”
Regulating pot in a similar manner as alcohol was 58.8 -35.4% in favor.
The Patch coverage of the poll focused heavily on Scott and Crist, but the voters appear to be moving away from the mainstream political figures and ideals.
Wyllie received support from 6.9 percent of voters identifying themselves as Democrats, 9.4 percent as Republicans, and 11.1 percent of Independents.
In terms of race, 8.8 percent of whites backed Wyllie, along with 9.1 percent of blacks, 8.0 percent of Hispanics, 4.9 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders, and 9.6 percent other or unknown races.
Full survey and poll details here
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  1. […] Latest Florida poll shows Charlie Crist ahead as governor, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie gaining su… […]
  2. This is great to hear
  3. Jeremy L says:
    Article needs some proofreading. 4-29%?
    “Regulating pot in a similar manner as alcohol was 58.8
    -35.4%.” Was what? Favored? Opposed?
    “Legalizing marijuana appeared BY (to be?) gaining support as well”
    Great news in the article though!!!
  4. Deana S says:
    Thank you for talking about this poll and the Wyllie campaign for FL Governor 2014- keep up the good work!

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Florida – Roger Stone to run as Libertarian

14 Feb
February 7, 2013 @National Review Online    
Roger Stone, an infamous political consultant, tells National Review Online that he will probably run for governor of Florida.

The former campaign adviser to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan says he wants to run as a libertarian, third-party challenger to incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott and the Democratic nominee.

“I don’t have any illusions about winning, but I’d like to carry the flag for the liberty movement,” Stone says. “The Republican party is dead and it can’t be revived, so it’s time for the Libertarian party to be a force.”

Stone will make a final decision on a gubernatorial run by the end of the year. In the meantime, he’ll ask libertarian activists for their support.

His politics have evolved since he once practiced the “black arts,” as Stone describes his past activities, for Nixon and other Republican contenders. He now supports marijuana legalization and open borders; on social issues, he is pro-choice and pro-gay-marriage. He’s also a fiscal hawk and detests “Beltway Republicans” for their frequent “spending orgies.”

“If I run, I’m going to be provocative, and I’m going to punch up,” he says. “It’s going to be like Bill Buckley’s mayoral run in 1965. I’m going to have a lot of fun with this campaign. It’s going to get people’s attention.”

Stone, a former adviser to Libertarian-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson, is confident that he can cause serious trouble for Scott and the probable Democratic nominee, Charlie Crist (like Stone, a former Republican).

“If I’m on the ballot, you won’t be able to shrug at my candidacy,” he says. “And if I’m on the Web and TV, and I’m entertaining, then watch out.”

“Crist is a chameleon who thinks he’s going to have a coronation, and Scott is trying to kiss up to the teachers’ unions,” Stone adds. “Come next year, Floridians are going to ask whether this is really the best they can do.”


“Will this be a lark? Maybe,” Stone admits. “But let’s remember that people thought Marco Rubio’s campaign a few years ago was a lark, too.” 

Roger Stone to run as Libertarian

14 Feb

February 7, 2013 @National Review Online    
Roger Stone, an infamous political consultant, tells National Review Online that he will probably run for governor of Florida.

The former campaign adviser to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan says he wants to run as a libertarian, third-party challenger to incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott and the Democratic nominee.

“I don’t have any illusions about winning, but I’d like to carry the flag for the liberty movement,” Stone says. “The Republican party is dead and it can’t be revived, so it’s time for the Libertarian party to be a force.”

Stone will make a final decision on a gubernatorial run by the end of the year. In the meantime, he’ll ask libertarian activists for their support.

His politics have evolved since he once practiced the “black arts,” as Stone describes his past activities, for Nixon and other Republican contenders. He now supports marijuana legalization and open borders; on social issues, he is pro-choice and pro-gay-marriage. He’s also a fiscal hawk and detests “Beltway Republicans” for their frequent “spending orgies.”

“If I run, I’m going to be provocative, and I’m going to punch up,” he says. “It’s going to be like Bill Buckley’s mayoral run in 1965. I’m going to have a lot of fun with this campaign. It’s going to get people’s attention.”

Stone, a former adviser to Libertarian-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson, is confident that he can cause serious trouble for Scott and the probable Democratic nominee, Charlie Crist (like Stone, a former Republican).

“If I’m on the ballot, you won’t be able to shrug at my candidacy,” he says. “And if I’m on the Web and TV, and I’m entertaining, then watch out.”

“Crist is a chameleon who thinks he’s going to have a coronation, and Scott is trying to kiss up to the teachers’ unions,” Stone adds. “Come next year, Floridians are going to ask whether this is really the best they can do.”

“Will this be a lark? Maybe,” Stone admits. “But let’s remember that people thought Marco Rubio’s campaign a few years ago was a lark, too.” 

Florida Libertarians go for quality over quantity in November elections

30 Jun

Libertarian Party U.S. House Candidate Calen Fretts

 

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Nationally, the Libertarian Party elected Gary Johnson as their
 Presidential nominee and will be on the ballot in Florida.
The Libertarians will be working to elect Calen Fretts to the District 
1 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. If elected, he would
 become the first Libertarian Party Congressman and he could be 
joined by others across the nation campaigning to do the same. 
Several Libertarians have signed up to have their name on the 
ballot so they can represent their districts in Washington, D.C.
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Jonathan Loesche from the Jacksonville, Florida area is seeking to be elected to District 14 in the Florida House. Loesche is an energetic young Libertarian who qualified to be on the ballot by petition rather than pay the qualifying fee; meaning he went out to get hundreds of voters from Duval County to petition to get him on the ballot – not an easy feat. Loesche will face against Democrat Mia Jones as there is no Republican in the race.
Peter Richter is running for the Florida House in District 106
 which is in the Naples, Florida area. He will face the winner of 
the Republican Party primary; either Kathleen Passidomo or
 David Bolduc. No Democrat qualified to be in the race, so like 
Loesche; Richter is in a unique position of a two-way race between
 the Libertarian and the Republican.
Franklin Perez of Oviedo is running for the Florida House in 
District 28 which is in Seminole and Orange counties. He will 
face the winner of the Republican Party primary who will be 
either John Bush or Jason Brodeur. Perez has run for the 
Florida House before and puts his heart and soul into his campaign.
Loesche, Richter and Perez each stand a fair chance to win 
their elections as they are in two way races whereas Fretts
 stands a larger hurdle facing a Democrat, a Republican and
 a Write-In candidate this November. Johnson will face Barack 
Obama and Mitt Romney for the office of President.
The Libertarian Party of Florida is looking to reduce the size
 and scope of the state government and works to eliminate 
corporate welfare and increase personal freedoms for Floridians.