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Poll says Rutherford polling 9% for secretary of state, nears 10% threshold for Libertarian major party status

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier voters showed an independent streak in an Oct. 16 Gravis poll, where 25 percent described themselves as independent or in another party, and 39 percent described their ideology as moderate. “Hoosiers hold a wider range of views than Indiana’s political reputation would suggest. We may be a red state that typically votes for Republicans for governor and president, yet Obama won in 2008,” said Mark Rutherford, Libertarian candidate for secretary of state. “Indiana has had three Republican…

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Rutherford calls out incumbent secretary of state for dodging the issues

Common Cause Indiana is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote open, ethical, and accountable government. They recently sent a short, nine question survey to this years secretary of state candidates. Libertarian Mark Rutherford has no problem answering their questions and letting Indiana know where he stands. The incumbent, Connie Lawson, didn’t bother responding. “I will always take the time to answer the important questions facing Indiana,” said Rutherford “Why won’t our current secretary of state do the same?” Perhaps…

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Jared Hall: Mark Will Be The Voice of Reason and Common Sense

Mark Rutherford is a Hoosier through and through, and it’s those values that are needed now when it comes to fair elections, Indiana business, and transparency in governance. As Chair of the Indiana Public Defender’s Commission, Mark has shown strength in leadership and the ability to work closely with others whose political ideology varies widely from his own. His desire for accountability and resourcefulness have led to reduced recidivism rates, fairer treatment of those accused of committing a crime, and…

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Danny Lundy: Hoosiers all over the state will benefit from Marks experience and expertise

I’m officially endorsing Mark Rutherford for Indiana Secretary of State. Mark is the most qualified, hardest working, no-nonsense candidate in the race. Hoosiers all over the state will benefit from Marks experience and expertise. Mark will bring transparency to the office and will push for more visibility on how our election process is run. Candidates and small businesses will know what to file and when. He will use the public platform as head of elections to shine the light on…

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Paul V Copeland: Exactly the sort of person that would serve the interest of all Hoosiers

I chose today to endorse Mark Rutherford for Secretary of State. In the few years I have been politically active, I have met quite a few people involved in Indiana politics. Few have impressed me in the ways that Mark has, both as a public servant and as a person. Mark’s record as Chair of the Public Defender’s Commission speaks to his strength as a leader and his focus on efficiency. Mark has selflessly served Indiana and too many other…

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Justin Harter: Mark Rutherford is the best candidate for secretary of state

Marion County Libertarian Party chair endorses Rutherford INDIANAPOLIS – As the person tasked with gerrymandering election districts, we should elect someone who isn’t beholden to a major party or special interest. This is why Justin Harter is endorsing Mark Rutherford for secretary of state. “A vote for Mark is also a vote against gerrymandering,” said Harter, chair of the Libertarian Party of Marion County. “Ballotpedia rates none of Indiana’s nine House seats as competitive, yet our Senate race is consistently…

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Democrats flatter Libertarians by borrowing from their 12-year-old platform

Libertarian Mark Rutherford thanks his Democrat opponent for seeing wisdom in the Libertarian secretary of state platform – from 2006. “I am thrilled to have company in demanding fair and secure elections,” said Rutherford, who is seeking the office that regulates Indiana’s elections. “Hoosiers deserve to know that our votes count, and that those votes are being counted correctly.” Harper called a news conference Monday to addresss a national story that many of Indiana’s voting machines do not have a…

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Libertarian Secretary of State Candidate Gets Primary Status Numbers in Poll

Rutherford kicks off campaign with strong 10% support in recent poll. Mark W. Rutherford, an Indianapolis attorney, small business owner, and Chairman of Indiana’s Public Defender Commission, is at 10% in a recent poll conducted on Indiana’s wide-open Secretary of State race. Gravis Marketing, which states it is a nonpartisan research firm, conducted the poll at its expense from May 10th to May 15th. A copy of the poll and its results is available at https://www.realclearpolitics.com/docs/Gravis_Indiana_May_17_2018.pdf. The poll has a…

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Rutherford Calls Out Mis-Steps By Secretary Of State

Mark Rutherford is taking issue with voting promotions issued by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office, which urges voters to participate in the Primary Elections. “While on the surface, it may seem like a good idea to promote participation in the Primaries, doing so could handcuff voters at the General Election, and limit their choices if they try to conscientiously follow the law,” said Rutherford. Confusing? So is the law. The voter who participates in either of the old parties’…

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