Author Archives: Anon-Tipper

Tom Woods, Matt Welch, and Michael Malice Discuss Libertarian Infighting

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HOT 97: Larry Sharpe On Fixing The MTA, Legalizing Marijuana & Why You Should Vote For Him

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LP.org: Libertarian Mark Tippetts excluded from TX governor debate, despite top-3 polling

Let Mark Debate -- Mark Tippetts, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Texas

From LP.org

Polling in the 2018 Texas governor’s race shows Libertarian Mark Tippetts solidly in third place, with a huge 16 percent of voters undecided, according to the poll with the largest sample size to date conducted in June by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune. Despite this, the Nexstar Media Group has completely disregarded these polling results and political fairness by excluding Tippets from a gubernatorial debate scheduled for Sept.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe Interviewed on The Rubin Report

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Rebel GOP activists launch drive to draft Libertarians Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister

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From News Growl:

News Growl has learned aproximately 100 county-level Republican activists in the New York GOP are launching an unauthorized bid today to draft the Libertarian gubernatorial ticket, Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister, as candidates in the September 12th Republican primary.

The Sharpe/Hollister campaign insists the effort is not their idea, nor are they actively seeking the Republican ballot line themselves.… Read more ...

Democrat and Libertarian matchup set for November

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia speaks during a forum for Iowa gubernatorial candidates for the Democratic and Libertarian party primaries hosted by the League of Women Voters of Iowa at Ballantyne Auditorium on the campus of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 21, 2018. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

From The Gazette:

Iowa politics will see a first this November — a statewide race between a Libertarian and a Democrat.

With no Republican candidate, the race for Iowa Attorney General this November will be between incumbent Democrat Tom Miller and Libertarian challenger Marco Battaglia.

Battaglia ran in the Libertarian gubernatorial primary this month, falling short with 38 percent in the party’s first official statewide primary since earning major party status in 2016.… Read more ...

GOP Maine governor says he ‘probably’ won’t certify results of ranked-choice primary election

From The Hill:

The Republican governor of Maine is saying he may not certify the results of the state’s primary elections on Tuesday.

Gov. Paul LePage (R) said he may decide against certifying the results because of an objection to the state’s new ranked-choice system, where voters submit a ballot that ranks votes for candidates in order of preference, according to WCSH-TV.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe Endorses Joshua Smith for LNC Chair

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Jake Porter Wins First Libertarian Primary for Iowa Governor

Porter at a gubernatorial forum at Des Moines University

From Caffeinated Thoughts:

Jake Porter, a business consultant from Council Bluffs, defeated Marco Battaglia, a businessman from Des Moines in the Libertarian Party of Iowa’s first gubernatorial primary.

Porter, who was the Libertarian Party nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in 2010 and 2014 won 54.38 percent of the vote and Battaglia won 38.33% percent out 1,769 total primary voters statewide.… Read more ...

Brian Ellison arrested at police run in Royal Oak

From Detroit Free Press:

A congressional candidate was arrested Saturday at a race in Royal Oak after, police said, he refused to stay out of the roadway.

Brian Ellison, who is running as a Libertarian for the U.S. House in Michigan’s 8th District, was arrested at the Royal Oak Police Department’s Run with the Police event while taking part in a protest over two recent fatal shootings by Royal Oak police.… Read more ...

LP.org: 2018 Libertarian Party Bylaws Committee Survey

Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

From LP.org:

Fellow Libertarians,

After each Libertarian National Convention, a Bylaws and Rules Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the party’s governing documents. The Bylaws Committee consists of 10 members, no more than five of whom must be non-members of the current Libertarian National Committee; this year’s members are M Carling, Andy Craig, David Pratt Demarest, Caryn Ann Harlos, Joe Bishop-Henchman, Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Chuck Moulton, Kimberly Ruff, and Aaron Starr.… Read more ...

The Register endorses Jake Porter in the Libertarian primary for governor of Iowa

 

From Des Moines Register:

The Libertarian Party of Iowa gained major-party status under Iowa law two years ago by winning more than 2 percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential race.

Being a major party has its privileges, including the ability to hold special conventions and primary elections.… Read more ...