Powell tops all other LP gubernatorial candidates

Powell tops all other LP gubernatorial candidates Chris Powell, the Libertarian candidate in Tuesday’s election for Governor, recorded the highest percentage among the twenty-two LP gubernatorial candidates nationwide. Powell received 40,768 votes, 3.4% of the total. Due to a typographical error it was widely reported that Alaska Libertarian Billy Toien had received 43,227 votes in […]

Ducking debates demonstrates lack of fitness to serve, says Powell

After learning that a forum scheduled to be held at the University of Oklahoma on Oct. 18th has been canceled, Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Chris Powell stated a belief that “Voters should reject any candidate for Governor who is reluctant to face their opponents.” Powell was sharply critical of the Daily Oklahoman for it’s failure to […]

Oklahoman forum exclusion shows media bias

Upon learning that The Oklahoman plans to host a gubernatorial candidate forum on Sept. 24th that features only the Republican and Democrat nominees, Libertarian candidate Chris Powell observed that it is a clear case of biased coverage. Powell, who won the Libertarian nomination in the runoff on August 28th, said “My name will be at […]

Powell responds to Edmondson press conference: ” Instead of fixing anything, Mr. Edmondson just wants more money to spend.”

Responding to a press conference at which Democrat gubernatorial nominee Drew Edmondson attacked his opponents after being endorsed by former OU President David Boren, Libertarian Chris Powell responded with examples of the specific reforms he proposes and noted that the only answer Edmondson has is to raise taxes. Powell termed Boren’s claim that a septuagenarian […]

The Durant Daily Democrat reports on Libertarians in the Aug. 28 runoff

“The Durant Democrat reached out to all candidates on each ballot asking them why voters should select them. On the Libertarian ticket only one responded,” wrote Michael Clements in a story that appeared in the Aug. 23rd edition of the Durant Daily Democrat. After providing an extensive political biography of him, Clements quoted the candidate […]

Powell finishes with commanding lead in gubernatorial primary

As expected, Chris Powell was the top Libertarian vote-getter in Oklahoma’s gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, finishing with 49% in unofficial results. However, with no candidate reaching a majority, there will be a run-off with the second place finisher on August 28th. “Another 39 votes and we would have had enough to win outright,” said Powell, […]