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Dear Libertarian,

Last week we concluded our 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans, LA. It was a great success.

Preliminary figures indicate this year’s convention may have surpassed the 2016 presidential nominating convention in both attendance and fundraising! This is impressive for any convention in any year, but especially for one held during a non-presidential election year.… Read more ...

Video: LNC Chair and Vice Chair Debates 2018


Read more ... Sarwark wins unprecedented 3rd consecutive term as Libertarian national chair

'I believe not in some of your freedoms some of the time, not ingun rights or gay rights; I believe in all of your freedoms, all of the time. That's who I am.' — Nicholas Sarwark, LNC Chair

Nicholas Sarwark won an unprecedented third consecutive term on July 2 as chair of the Libertarian National Committee, in balloting by delegates to the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans. He received a landslide 65 percent of the vote on the first ballot in a seven-way race. Sarwark ran on his record of presiding over the best presidential vote total in Libertarian Party history in the 2016 election, as well as increasing the party’s campaign and media support staff, made possible by the best fundraising results in a non–presidential election year for the past 14 years.… Read more ... Libertarian presidential hopefuls: Now there are 2 … or 3?

Adam Kokesh speaking at a mic wearing dark blazer, open-collar shirt (color photo)

Adam Kokesh, veterans’ advocate and candidate for the 2020 Libertarian presidential nomination

Both Adam Kokesh and Gov. Bill Weld have been appearing at numerous state Libertarian Party conventions this year, and now both have attended the party’s biennial national convention, which ran through July 3 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.… Read more ...

Libertarian convention breaks fundraising records, elects new officers


2018 Libertarian National Convention delegates

The recently concluded Libertarian National Convention, held in New Orleans, set attendance and fundraising records. Preliminary figures indicate that this year’s convention may have surpassed the 2016 presidential nominating convention in both attendance and fundraising. Delegates elected a new slate of party officers, including reelecting Nicholas Sarwark to an unprecedented third consecutive term as chair of the Libertarian National Committee.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs: The Top 4 Libertarian Issues

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May 2018 Open Thread

Hey, anyone who’s still with us. It’s that time of that month again, and that means a lot of things, starting of course with a new monthly open thread. By now, you should know what to do and what not to do. What not to do starts with not posting any more comments on last month’s thread.… Read more ...

LNC meeting coverage, Denver, April 21-22, 2018

photo by Joe Buchman

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in Denver, Colorado.

The meeting started at 9:00 a.m. MDT on Saturday.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent.… Read more ...

Joseph Wendt: “Inner workings of Invictus 2016 campaign, rise of alt right in LP of Florida, why I withdrew from US Senate race, etc”

Q&A with Joe Wendt:

Question: Tell us how Augustus Invictus got involved in the LPF and your involvement into the campaign?

Joe: Well, believe it or not, Vicki Kirkland introduced me to Augustus. Vicki and her county Vice Chair, Robert Reich, were the ones who recruited and brought Augustus into the party.… Read more ...

Vohra Suspension Motion Fails

From an article on Marc Montoni’s “FreeVirginia” blog:

A motion to suspend Arvin Vohra (Twitter, Maryland US Senate Campaign Website, Facebook, MeWe) from his position on the Libertarian National Committee has failed.

Current LP chairman Nick Sarwark (Twitter, Phoenix Mayor Campaign website, Facebook) wrote up his opinion on the subject.

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April Fool’s Day Open Thread 2018

It has been an IPR tradition to post “April Fool’s Day” articles every year. However, this year I am having a failure of imagination and my creativity is failing me. It seems that our other writers may be having the same issue. So, for the remaining two hours of April 1st, it will be up to our readers to come up with April Fools headlines, or whole stories if they so choose, in the comments here if they so choose.… Read more ...

Liveblog: Oklahoma (and Wyoming?) LP convention 2018

Hi, this is Paulie reporting live from the 2018 Oklahoma Libertarian Party Convention in Seminole, Oklahoma. The meeting just started. Current chair Tina Kelly introduced LNC region 6 rep David Demarest, who introduced Joshua Smith, candidate for LNC chair, who is chairing the meeting. There are 27 delegates at this time and a number of observers including LNC Region 1 Rep Caryn Ann Harlos and region 7 rep Whitney Bilyeu, and covering the convention along with myself is David Van Risseghem of SoonerPolitics.Org, Ed Maddox of Texas who gave me a ride up here and possibly some others.… Read more ...