Category Archives: Libertarian Party

LP.org: Michigan Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Gelineau featured on NPR

From LP.org:

Bill Gelineau, the Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan, was featured on the “Stateside” program on NPR Michigan affiliate WUOM-FM to discuss his campaign, particularly spending, taxes, and roads, the Michigan Strategic Fund, legalizing marijuana, and the Michigan National Guard and foreign conflicts. From the March 26 interview by Lester Graham:

The slate of candidates vying for attention in the state’s gubernatorial race, of course, extends beyond Republican and Democrat.… Read more ...

Prohibition Party National Chairman Calls for Third Parties to Join Together in the Fight for Better Ballot Access Laws

In the latest issue of the National Prohibitionist, Prohibition Party National Chairman Rick Knox made statements on the issue of unequal ballot access laws and called for third parties and members of the public to join together in the effort of improving ballot access laws.

Here are some excerpts of his statements

“Thanks to the two-party duopoly, many citizens are denied the right to vote their consciences because preferential ballot-access laws prescribe different criteria for major party and minor party candidates.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful’

LP MEDIA RELEASE: Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful
 
For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually experience.
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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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LP.org: Stay out of Syria

From a media release issued by the Libertarian Party on April 14, 2018:

Stay out of Syria

… and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...

Libertarian State Senator Laura Ebke’s Occupational Licensing Bill

Reason.com:

Laura Ebke of Nebraska is the Libertarian Party’s only sitting state senator. A bill she introduced to reform her state’s occupational licensing regime got an enthusiastic and lengthy write-up this week in The Wall Street Journal (without, alas, naming the senator or her party affiliation).

The Occupational Board Reform Act (L.B.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 ...

Libertarian Party US Senate candidate proposes arming homeless people with shotguns

The Guardian

A Michigan candidate for US Senate has proposed arming homeless people with pump-action shotguns in an effort to reduce crime.

Brian Ellison, who is running against Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, says homeless people are “constantly victims of violent crime” and providing them with firearms would provide a deterrent.

Ellison, a Libertarian who is expected to be the party’s candidate in the November midterm election, said he had settled on pump-action shotguns for practicality purposes.… Read more ...

LP.org: Michigan Libertarian the first alternative-party candidate in 48 years to qualify for gubernatorial primary ballot

LP.org:

Bill Gelineau in tan suit standing in office, posing with his box of petitions, 2018 candidate for governor of Michigan (color photo)

Libertarian Bill Gelineau, 2018 candidate for governor of Michigan

Michigan Libertarian Bill Gelineau has become the first candidate for governor from a non-establishment party to qualify under “major party” status to appear on a primary ballot there in nearly a half-century, and only the second since 1932.

On Thursday, March 8, Gelineau submitted 21,187 signatures to get on the ballot.… Read more ...

LNC closing in on best first quarter revenues in over 10 years

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

As you can tell from recent emails and events, our party is in a period of growth. Our voter registrations are soaring, our candidate recruitment is booming, and we have great prospects for 2018 and beyond.

Our fundraising has also been doing very well, as many generous Libertarians have been excited about this growth and have pitched in to help fuel it.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian Mark Ash will challenge Michelle Slaughter for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

LP.org:

Libertarian Mark Ash for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Mark Ash, a Houston attorney running for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, was surprised to read his (political) obituary in the Galveston County Daily News. After 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter won the Republican primary on March 6, the newspaper declared that “Since no Democratic Party candidate filed to run, Slaughter will become one of the nine justices on the court.” Not so fast!… Read more ...