Abramson, a state representative from Seabrook, unofficially received slightly over 31,000 votes for governor, or 4.3 percent of the total – better than the 4 percent trigger required by state law for a party to have ballot access. If those results hold, it will be much easier for Libertarians to be put on the ballot starting with 2018 party primaries, or earlier if there is a special election for state office.
“The Libertarian will not have to petition to get any of their candidates on the ballot,” said Darryl Perry of Keene, chairman of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. “Candidates won’t have to go out and collect a large number of petitions in a short period of time. They’ll just pay that $2 filing fee (as with) other parties.”
“This will ultimately save Libertarians thousands of dollars, hundreds of man hours, for getting on the ballot,” he said.
The real problem with our political system is that statewide and Congressional candidates are for sale. I was the prime sponsor on the GMO labeling bill this year, running into out of state corporate lobbyists for Monsanto and others who were able to must opposition from both Republicans and Democrats. I prime sponsored a bill to open broadband up to free market competition, and telecom lobbyists showed up in opposition, eventually tabling the issue on the floor of the House. $6.5 million in out of state "dark money" is going into statewide races, including millions to the two executive councilors I'm running against. We've got to combat the corruption--not run this as a horse race every year.
7-8am on Girard at Large, 90.7 fm. If you live in the greater Manchester area (Nashua to Concord), I will be interviewed by the legendary Richard H. Girard on his show. We will be discussing my Libertarian bid for governor of New Hampshire, how to reduce property taxes, and the need for a third political party in New England.
How would you keep New Hampshire's young people from leaving the state?
Abramson: We need to make New Hampshire the best place in the Northeast for new businesses and startups. I am an active member of the House Business Caucus, and we are working very hard to simplify and reduce business taxes, regulations, red tape and state mandates, and to reduce electricity, fuel, insurance, and health care costs.
"Max Abramson, Libertarian candidate for Governor of New Hampshire, talks about the drug war and why your vote for a 3rd party candidate is important."
If the mainstream media continues to ignore our campaign for "smaller government, local control," there are independent media outlets willing to give us a mention. Thanks to Ellen Kolb for giving me a mention.
"The ads on television and online might leave you thinking there are only two people running for New Hampshire Governor: Democrat Colin Van Ostern and Republican Chris Sununu.
"There is a third candidate on the ballot: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, running as a Libertarian. The Big Two aren’t worried about him. Still, there he is. I have not interviewed him. He has a voting record from his term as state rep, though. Rep. Abramson."
I’m Max Abramson, Libertarian candidate for governor. As a state representative, I’ve worked hard to get money, power, and decision making back down to the local level and back to the people. Yet as legislators, we’ve received countless contacts from constituents who are being pushed around by state agencies, the Attorney General’s Office, or even the family courts.
Worse, the two executive councilors I’m running against have already benefited from over $6.5 million in out of state campaign contributions from powerful special interest groups.
Both have been confirming all of the governor’s pro-Common Core appointees and to give $424 million of your tax money to the hospital lobby that finances their campaigns. Neither has done anything to investigate wrongful convictions or abuse by state agencies. Both are in the back pockets of the prison industry, trial lawyers, union officials, and out of state casinos that bankroll their campaigns.
The problem with our state government is the corruption. I don’t work for powerful special interest groups. I just listen to both sides and do what I think is the right thing to do. As governor, I’ll fire all of Hassan’s taxpayer funded lobbyists, clean up the Attorney General’s Office, investigate voter fraud, and get government off your back.
Remarkably, both of the two executive councilors running for governor oppose the creation of an outside Inspector General! Corruption in state and local politics has become a major crisis in New Hampshire, and yet the corrupt Attorney General's Office has done everything it can to cover up widespread voter fraud, police misconduct, wrongful convictions, and abuse by state agencies.