Daily Archives: August 26, 2010

Bill Redpath Debates his Democratic Party Opponent

Ballot Access News:

On August 23, Bill Redpath, Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. House, Virginia’s 10th district, debated his Democratic Party opponent, Jeff Barnett. See this story. The third candidate in the race, incumbent Republican Frank Wolf, did not participate. Thanks to Melinda Moore for the link. Redpath is somewhat well known nationally because he was the chair of the Libertarian National Committee 2006-2010.… Read more ...

Mary Ruwart at Libertarian Party blog: ‘The FDA Wants Jurisdiction over Your Kitchen!’

Posted by Mary Ruwart at Libertarian Party blog:


I just posted the following article at LibertyforAll.net.  You can read it in its entirety at  at http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=4752.  Enjoy!



“Since the FDA only has jurisdiction over compounds involved in ‘interstate commerce,’ they have no jurisdiction over our kitchens—yet.  Should my client lose this case, however, the FDA will have set a precedent to invade the privacy of our homes.”

– Attorney Nancy Lord, M.D.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Door Hanger sale probably starts Friday 8/27/10

LP blog:

LP News, which is arriving at homes now, announced door hangers would be available for sale online. They’re not quite ready, but may be on Friday 8/27/10. Will keep you posted. –Wes Benedict

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Duke University student newspaper covers Libertarian Mike Beitler for US Senate

From the Duke University student newspaper, the Chronicle. Forwarded in email by Chris Cole.

Candidates gear up for tough fight over Senate seat

By Ciaran OConnor (except):

A third candidate

Although they are the favorites to win the seat, Burr and Marshall are not the only candidates Duke students can choose from to represent them in the Senate.… Read more ...

Arizona Republicans Allegedly Sought to Hijack Green Party Primary


This year, the ballot-qualified Arizona Green Party, which is required under state law to nominate by primary, has in influx of candidates who are apparently not bona fide Greens, and who have refused to meet with Green Party activists and leaders. There is evidence that political consultants who are associated with Republicans recruited these candidates.… Read more ...

Sweden: Rapidly Expanding Support for Green Party

From Stockholm News via TPID:

The Green party in Stockholm is however the big winner. Compared with the 2006 elections the Greens have doubled their support, this means an increase with 100 percent.. In this survey they got 18.2 percent which means that they are almost as big as the Social Democrats’ 20.2 percent.… Read more ...

Ohio voting board office hides elephant, donkey after Libertarian’s complaint

Associated Press:

NEWARK, Ohio — The elephant and the donkey are going into hiding at an Ohio voting board.

A Libertarian candidate saw ceramic figurines of the Republican and Democratic symbols on the counter at the Licking County Board of Elections when he filed paperwork to run for county commissioner.

James Snedden Jr.… Read more ...

Illinois Senate Democratic campaign declares Libertarian Mike Labno a threat to Republican

Illinois Treasurer and US Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias’s campaign posted a press release titled Anti-Establishment Wave Should Have Washington Insider Kirk Afraid, Very Afraid” on wednesday. The release warns Republican Congressman Mark Kirk that he faces a “legitimate challenge from the right with Libertarian candidate Mike Labno officially on the Illinois ballot.”

As with Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah, the anti-incumbent wave  is on the brink of taking its next victim this morning as incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska faces the more than likely loss to a conservative challenger from the right. 

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US Greens congratulate Australian Greens on election victories in Parliament

Australia’s ‘greenslide’ is a result of Proportional Representation — a reform promoted by Greens for fair elections in the US

“Hung Parliament” will give Australian Greens unprecedented power

Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on international issues, electoral reform, related topics: http://www.gp.org/speakers/subjects.php

WASHINGTON, DC — The Green Party of the United States congratulates Australian Greens (http://greens.org.au) on their ‘greenslide’ in Australia’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, August 21.… Read more ...

Maryland: 23 Candidates from 5 Parties Seek to Unseat Sitting Senator

From City Biz List by way of TPID:

Despite the odds, there are 23 people running for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat this fall, including candidates from the Constitution Party, the Green Party and the Libertarian Party, as well as Republicans and Democrats.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: ‘John McCain’s Attack On Liberty’

By Chuck Baldwin, 2008 Constitution Party Presidential Candidate

Anyone paying attention knows that John McCain has been a Big-Government Globalist Neocon (BGGN) for virtually his entire senatorial career. As with many BGGNs hiding out in the Republican Party, McCain likes to talk about smaller government, but his track record is littered with the promotion of one big government program after another.… Read more ...

The Death of Liberaltarianism?

Daniel McCarthy of The American Conservative thinks it might be. He is responding to this story by Dave Weigel which reports on the departure of Brink Lindsey and Will Wilkinson from the Cato Institute.… Read more ...