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Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Paulie.Frankel@LP.org Biographical information and Q & A

November 2018 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Libertarian candidates Matt Waters and Larry Sharpe on Kennedy, Fox Business Network 9 pm EDT tonight

Matt Waters via FB:

Friends,

I will be joining Larry Sharpe this evening on FOX Business with Kennedy. Please tune in at 9pm (eastern -p), and spread the word!

Matt Waters is running for US Senate in Virginia and Larry Sharpe is running for Governor of NY.

Boston Globe Editorial board endorsement: Dan Fishman, a Libertarian, for auditor

H/T Jess Mears via FB, posted at BostonGlobe.com:

The office of the state auditor could do so much more for Massachusetts, but not under the leadership of Suzanne Bump.

The unfolding payroll scandal at the State Police — which somehow escaped the incumbent Democratic auditor’s notice — is a good example of the sort of waste and abuse that a real activist in the job might ferret out on behalf of taxpayers.… Read more ...

LP.org: Oklahoma Libertarian congressional candidate interviewed for Muskogee Phoenix

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Richard Castaldo portrait, wearing white shirt, dark tie, eyeglasses, arms crossed, grinning, standing before an American flag on pole and dark backdrop (color photo)

Richard Castaldo, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma’s second congressional district

Richard Castaldo, the Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma’s second congressional district, was featured in the Muskogee Phoenix on Oct. 16, along with Democrat Jason Nichols and independent John Foreman, the two other challengers to incumbent Markwayne Mullin, a Republican.… Read more ...

LP.org: Gender self-determination is not government’s business

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Sexual orientation, preference, gender, or gender identity should have no impact on the government’s treatment of individuals, such as in current marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.

President Donald Trump’s administration is taking aim at transgender Americans. According to a leaked draft memo released by the New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services is considering this redefinition: “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” There are many things wrong with this definition, but chief among them is that it’s scientifically incorrect.… Read more ...

LP.org: Introducing Sid Daoud

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Dear Libertarian,

Allow me a few minutes to tell you about one of our best shots at winning a state house seat this year:

Sid Daoud is running for Montana State House, District 8.

  • This is a two-way race between Sid and a Republican.
  • There is no incumbent.
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LP.org: ‘Washington Times: Libertarians poll high enough to tip key races’

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The Washington Times

The Washington Times ran a news story on this election cycle’s notable increase in polling results among Libertarian candidates. From the Oct. 21 article, “Libertarians poll high enough to tip key races,” by Seth McLaughlin:

Rick Breckenridge has the chance to play a significant role in Montana’s senatorial election….… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Front page, above the fold: Texas Libertarian candidate featured in Waco Tribune-Herald’

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Newspaper front page with masthead Waco Trubune-Herald and headline challlenger targets biker shortcut resp

Front page of the Oct. 24, 2018 print edition of the Waco Tribune-Herald, featuring coverage of the campaign of Lauren Daugherty for Justice of the Peace in McLennan County, Texas

Lauren Daugherty, development director for the Libertarian National Committee, was interviewed for the Waco Tribune-Herald about her race for justice of the peace in McLennan County, Texas.… Read more ...

LP.org: Politicians stoke voter fears every Halloween season

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This year, don't be tricked into wasting your vote on Republicans or Democrats. Vote Libertarian. Treat yourself to freedom.

Every October before an election, both Democrats and Republicans ramp up fear-based campaigns. The Halloween season isn’t only for supernatural stories and macabre imagery, it’s also for frightening voters as a strategy for getting out the vote. The phenomenon even has a name, the “October surprise.”

This election year, Republicans are trying to panic voters with massive publicity about the migrant caravan of Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Mexicans “invading” the United States.… Read more ...

LP.org: Inspired by his mother’s legacy

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Dear Libertarian,

Daniel Holloway’s introduction to politics was watching his mother take principled stands as a member of their local city council. He particularly remembers that she was the one city councilman who opposed an eminent domain abuse in their community. Daniel says, “She taught me from an early age that personal property rights should be protected by the government, not exploited.”

Daniel is carrying on his mother’s legacy today by running for Utah House, District 74.Read more ...

LP.org: State Journal-Register endorses Libertarian Steve Dutner for Illinois secretary of state

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Steve Dutner three-quarters headshot portrait, wearing dark grey suit blue shirt striped tie, American flag on pole behind his right shoulder, and salmon-colored solid backdrop (color photo)

Steve Dutner, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for secretary of state in Illinois

Illinois Libertarian Steve Dutner won the endorsement of the State Journal-Register, the daily newspaper of Springfield, the state capital. From the paper’s Oct. 17 editorial, “Endorsement: Steve Dutner for Secretary of State”:

There is no doubt that the Illinois Secretary of State’s office is run better now than it was prior to Jesse White taking the helm.… Read more ...

Indiana US Senate Poll: Too Close to Call, Libertarian Lucy Brenton at 8%

Ballot Access News:

On October 23, SurveyUSA released a poll for the Indiana U.S. Senate race. See the story here. All three ballot-listed candidates were included.

Many other pollsters this year are not including anyone in their polls other than the Democratic and Republican nominees. Thanks to Political Wire for the link to the Indiana poll, which shows the Libertarian nominee at 8%.… Read more ...