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Texas Libertarian Party runs out (hot, young, Hispanic, gay) candidate for Lt. Governor

12 Dec

#Fact: AIDS/HIV medications now hundreds of dollars more under the Affordable Care Act. If Ronald Reagan is remembered for never saying the word ‘AIDS,’ history should remember Barack Obama for making these drugs cost prohibitive to those who need them. This terrible encroachment of our liberties under the Constitution creates a life or death situation for our neighbors who are afflicted with this terrible disease.

I support the platform of NULLIFICATION for the Affordable Care Act, and in my capacity as Lieutenant Governor, will make that law void in the State of Texas with the help of the Texas Senate.

Support my bid: Brandon De Hoyos for Lt. Governor of Texas

  • Brandon de Hoyos

    Brandon de Hoyos

    My name is Brandon de Hoyos, and I am a candidate the Libertarian Party of Texas nominated for Lt. Governor.
    I am also a gay Texan. Wanted to say hello …


Read more about Mr. de Hoyos campaign here.

DC/Bethesda Libertarian Party’s loss is Texas Libertarian Party’s Gain – Tanuja for Senate

9 Dec

Mid-Atlantic Libertarians’ loss is Texas’s gain.   Tanuja Paruchuri is running for Senate in 2014.

Medina enters Texas race as independent

7 Oct

Spoiler Alert: Medina Switch Could Upend Electoral Math

Why would anyone want Debra Medina to run for governor as an independent?
The civics class answer: to slip her past the Republican and Democratic primaries and into a general election where she might become a welcome alternative to the major parties’ candidates.
The politics-is-full-of-tricksters answer: to siphon votes away from one of the major candidates to the benefit of the other.
Medina, a Republican who lost the 2010 primary in the governor’s race and who is raising money for a state comptroller bid, said she has received millions of dollars in pledges on the condition that she instead run for governor as an independent.
She won’t say who offered the money. She is telling supporters that “my focus at this time” is running for comptroller.
“I’m doing everything I can to assemble the resources necessary for a viable, credible campaign for comptroller,” she told The Texas Tribune. “If it comes to November and the money still hasn’t come in, I’ll have to pull my team in and say, ‘Okay, are these other offers real, and if they are, is this the path I should move down?’ ”
That could mess things up for the Republican in the governor’s race, whether that turns out to be Attorney General Greg Abbott, the fundraising front-runner, or Tom Pauken, the former state party chairman.
Medina collected 18.6 percent of the vote in that 2010 primary, which Gov. Rick Perry won without a runoff. Kay Bailey Hutchison, then a U.S. senator, got 30.3 percent of the votes. The point there is that at least some Republican voters have shown a willingness to listen to Medina. In fact, she is counting on those supporters now as she tries to attract donors for her 2014 efforts.
It looks like she’ll have to watch the motivations of those donors.
One way to win an election is to change the electorate. That’s not as nefarious as it might sound — banging on doors and getting likely supporters to the polls is a way of doing so. That’s changing the electorate.
Another way is to split the votes among more than two candidates. In primaries, that often forces runoffs. In general elections, third-party candidates can sometimes grab enough votes to change the outcome.
George H.W. Bush beat Bill Clinton in Texas in the 1992 presidential election by less than 3 and a half percentage points. Ross Perot, meanwhile, got 22 percent.
For a quick-and-dirty look at Perot’s effect on that race, look at the next statewide matchup on that year’s ballot — a contest for railroad commissioner between Barry Williamson, a Republican, who got 53.7 percent of the vote, and Lena Guerrero, the Democratic incumbent, who got 39.3 percent. Clinton ran about two percentage points behind Guerrero. But Bush ran about 13 percentage points behind Williamson.
Perot’s independent campaign bled votes away from the Republicans, at least in Texas. Nationally, he was troublesome for Bush (and the answer — “43 percent” — to the trivia question about whether Clinton became president with a popular majority), but he didn’t cost him the election, according to exit polls at the time. In many states, he siphoned more votes from Clinton than Bush.
He did home in on the problem of the day, however, with his lectures and his charts about federal spending and debt. Both he and Clinton hammered Bush, the incumbent, on the economy. And Perot installed some of the fiscal infrastructure that now forms the foundation under the Tea Party. The Perot campaign’s “United We Stand” T-shirts were a common sight at early Tea Party events in Texas in 2009 and 2010.
Medina, a longtime supporter of Ron Paul, a former congressman, would have fit right in at any of those rallies, and she ran against Perry and Hutchison in 2010 as a populist railing against the establishment darlings.
Maybe her mystery pledges like her politics and want her in charge; or they hope she will divert support from a Republican and improve Wendy Davis’ chances; or they really want Medina out of the way in the comptroller’s race. Whichever.
She could be the most interesting independent in Texas since Ross Perot.
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This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2013/10/04/spoiler-alert-medina-switch-could-upend-electoral-/.

R. Lee Wrights to run for Governor in Texas

17 Aug

DR. MARY J. RUWART ENDORSES LEE WRIGHTS FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR

(Burnet, TX) The Lee Wrights For Governor 2014 campaign is pleased to have received the endorsement of long time libertarian author and activist, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart.
Dr. Ruwart, best known for her best selling book, “Healing Our World”, issued this statement of her endorsement…
“R. Lee Wrights is a principled libertarian.  As Governor of Texas, he will bring unprecedented prosperity to the state by supporting tax cuts and doing away with regulations that hinder businesses without protecting consumers. Empowering individuals, not bureaucracy, will be the hallmark of his tenure as Governor, but he needs to get your help to be elected.  Please support Mr. Wrights with a donation or monthly pledge to his campaign.”  – Dr. Mary J. Ruwart
Please join Dr. Ruwart and support Wrights 2014 today!
To learn more about Dr. Ruwart, please visit http://www.ruwart.com/about

Breaking News! Libertarian world In Shock! Mary Ruwart endorses Lee Wrights for Governor of Texas

16 Aug

DR. MARY J. RUWART ENDORSES LEE WRIGHTS FOR TEXAS GOVERNOR

(Burnet, TX) The Lee Wrights For Governor 2014 campaign is pleased to have received the endorsement of long time libertarian author and activist, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart.
Dr. Ruwart, best known for her best selling book, “Healing Our World”, issued this statement of her endorsement…
“R. Lee Wrights is a principled libertarian.  As Governor of Texas, he will bring unprecedented prosperity to the state by supporting tax cuts and doing away with regulations that hinder businesses without protecting consumers. Empowering individuals, not bureaucracy, will be the hallmark of his tenure as Governor, but he needs to get your help to be elected.  Please support Mr. Wrights with a donation or monthly pledge to his campaign.”  – Dr. Mary J. Ruwart
Please join Dr. Ruwart and support Wrights 2014 today!
To learn more about Dr. Ruwart, please visit http://www.ruwart.com/about

Grieving over loss of Chavez, leftovers begin fantasizing about killing tea party activists

6 Mar
From Al Bore’s internets

I know what you mean, Whatnow. Based on my experience with this group, I probably wouldn’t administer CPR to a republican or a teabagger who was drowning or a having a heart attack; and I won’t stop to assist a motorist who has a republican or a teabagger bumper sticker EVEN IF their car is broken along US 385 in west Texas, EVEN IF it is 115 degrees, EVEN IF it’s the beginning of August. 

“Let the dead bury the dead” – and as far as I’m concerned, giving aid and comfort to a republican or a teabagger is tantamount to TREASON.

Mark
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On Mar 6, 2013, at 9:09 AM, “whatnow” <whatnowgop@yahoo.com> wrote:

I don’t know. I hate Republicans a lot. Just the thought of them makes my skin crawl much like the sight of a cockroach.
From: ttssuf@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ttssuf@yahoogroups.comOn Behalf OfGordon Guy
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:51 AM

Subject: [ttssuf] Re: Chavez is mourned by….

Nobody knows hate like a republican

Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 12:43 AM

Subject: Re: Chavez is mourned by….

Hate Hugo Chavez? You’re brainwashed by the CIA. You have no intellect and you’ll always be controlled by somebody else.
90 per cent of the people in the world are like you, stupid. That’s why they can so easily be sent to murder innocent people and enjoy it.
In a message dated 3/5/2013 9:10:36 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,Mckinneyhunter2@aol.com writes:
I know that it’s a sad day in Liberalville with Hugo Chavez dying of cancer. His punks are even blaming it on Bush ! HAHAHA!!   But Venezuelans living here in the States are dancing in the streets !   I guess C astro’s socialized heaalthcare didn’t work so well? 
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    Dr. Mary Ruwart withdraws from Judicial Committee

    6 May

    Mary Ruwart, who narrowly lost the 2008 Presidential nomination to former Republican Congressman Bob Barr, has removed her name from nomination to the Libertarian Party Judicial Committee. R. Lee Wrights, her non-State-sanctioned partner in life, was elected vice chair of the Libertarian National Committee earlier today and she said she did not want people to fear that the LP power couple would be influencing each other in their respective roles.