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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 ...

LP.org: Original 1972 Hospers Statement of Principles Donated to the Party

Original Statement of Principles

From LP.org:

Pictured here is a copy of the original Statement of Principles as typewritten by John Hospers at the 1972 convention. The existence of this original document was unknown until it turned up on an ebay listing, was purchased by a Libertarian Party member, and then donated to the Party.… Read more ...

A Libertarian primary for the first time in Michigan history

From Michigan Radio:

 

This year, Libertarians will join Republicans and Democrats with candidates on the August primary ballot in Michigan. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the last time a third party qualified to hold a primary in Michigan was 1998.

Michigan allows any party that captures five percent or more of the total votes cast in the last Secretary of State election to hold a primary.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe #aNewNY, Some Recent Videos, and a Meet & Greet Tonight

#aNewNY:

Compilation of Interviews:

Saranac Lake – NYS is Derailing Business:

 

How to Inspire Business Innovation #BreakTheStatusCuomo:


Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister are having a meet and greet tonight (5/19) in Warwick, NY

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Libertarian Party of Washington’s News Release on Seattle’s ‘Head Tax’

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Walter Block endorses Joshua Smith for LNC Chair

Walter “Libertarians for Trump” Block endorses Joshua Smith for LNC chair. Scott Horton and Mike Maharrey also pledge to advise the party.

In celebration, Ryan Ramsey–who also endorsed Smith–goes on a rant about Sarwark and posted links from IPRX about the party not being “the white man’s party” anymore.

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