Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Politico:”Third parties shake up Senate battle”

Gary Johnson could care less if his quixotic run for the presidency costs Republicans the Senate.

“I’ve always believed that Republicans are mostly about smaller government. But of late? Not at all,” the Libertarian candidate says matter-of-factly about the party he once championed as GOP governor of New Mexico. “What’s to crash?Read more ...

Sacramento Bee:”Libertarian Gary Johnson says he backs California pot legalization”

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said late Wednesday that he supports the initiative on California’s fall ballot to legalize recreational marijuana.

“Why do I support it?” Johnson, a longtime backer of decriminalizing marijuana, asked about Proposition 64 while leaving Quicken Loans Arena, site of the Republican National Convention. The initiative is supported by Lt.

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Trump 29, Clinton 27, Johnson 26 in Utah 4th Congressional District: Internal Poll for Rep. Mia Love

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson outside the Utah state capitol in June, after meeting with State Senators

Reported today by the Salt Lake Tribune:

CLEVELAND. On the convention floor, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans took the microphone and proclaimed that not only would the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, win the Beehive State in November, but he would get his largest margin of victory in the nation there.

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Glenn Beck says that he will likely vote for Gary Johnson

From Jeff 4 Justice at the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, July 21st, 2016:

Media mogul Glenn Beck of the Blaze (http://www.theblaze.com/) reveals he’ll likely vote for Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson in the 2016 election. Beck also decries the 2 party system.

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New poll shows that the military favors Gary Johnson over Clinton and Trump

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Image: Doctrine Man Facebook page

Originally published at American Third Party Report earlier today: 

According to a July 20th, 2016 article by Kristina Wong published at TheHill.com, a new non-scientific poll of active duty military service members, those serving in the military reserves, retired members of the military and former members of the military as well as their family members shows Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson as the preferred candidate of those who wear or have worn the uniform.

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Johnson Campaign Forms Libertarian Advisory Board

Following the July 17th meeting of the Libertarian National Committee in Las Vegas, the Gary Johnson for President campaign is forming an advisory board consisting of “a small group of high profile Libertarians,” according to Johnson staffer Steve Kerbel.

During a Q&A session with Johnson campaign manager Ron Nielson at last weekend’s LNC meeting, Region 1 LNC Representative (and fellow IPR editor) Caryn Ann Harlos and I both expressed concern over the campaign’s messaging and the need to ensure that Gary Johnson is hearing from libertarian advisors.… Read more ...

Dan Savage’s Misguided Hate for Third Parties

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Dan Savage delivered a misguided attack on Jill Stein and third parties on his podcast back in May. A few days ago a San Francisco attorney named Ray Everett posted a partial transcript of the podcast showing Sage’s rant and word has spread.

As owner of IPR I feel a need to respond to Savage’s idiotic comments.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Why Hillary hates Citizens United

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Darryl W. Perry is a writer, regular co-host of the nationally syndicated Free Talk Live radio show and anarchist political activist living in New Hampshire. Perry, who currently serves as the vice-chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, sought the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. The following was published onFPP.cc on July 17th, 2016:

Many people over the last 6 years have called for one of the most controversial and misunderstood Supreme Court decisions to be overturned.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson:”The GOP Is a Dying Party. That’s Why I’m Running Against Trump.”

As a former Republican, I’m shocked that the party of Abraham Lincoln is nominating a man with a vision of America that doesn’t even resemble that of the party I once knew. And his vice presidential pick, Mike Pence, who as governor of Indiana has left a record of division in his state only makes matters worse.Read more ...

Gary Johnson says auditing the Fed would cause a “worldwide panic,” praises the gold standard

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The following is a two-part interview from the Kitco News YouTube channel which was filmed at this past weekend’s Freedom Fest,uploaded on July 18th, 2016 (The descriptions provided before each video are taken from the channel):

The U.S. presidential race is entering its final leg and libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is gaining momentum as polls show frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are losing support from the American public.

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Cody Quirk: No, Darrell Castle Is Not More Libertarian Than Gary Johnson

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The following article was originally published earlier today at American Third Party Report:

by Cody Quirk

An interview with Constitution Party presidential candidate, Darrell Castle, seems to have much of the minor-party blogosphere up in debate and argument over Mr. Castle’s claim that he is more libertarian then Libertarian Party presidential candidate, Gary Johnson.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party says there is a “petition crisis” in New York and New Hampshire

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The following is an email, titled “petition crisis”, which sent out on July 16th, 2016 by Wes Benedict, the executive director of the Libertarian Party (H/T IPR’s Paulie).

(This email was first published on American Third Party Report with the title “Petition Crisis”: Gary Johnson in danger of not getting on the ballot in New York and New Hampshire):

New Hampshire is in the worst shape, with only 32 signatures in hand and an8/10/2016 deadline.… Read more ...