Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Larry Sharpe Breaks 50K – Ballot Access for Libertarians in New York

Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66% with 90,000 votes at this writing.… Read more ...

8 key ballot access races for The Libertarian Party

Each election cycle, the Libertarian Party works hard to get our candidates on as many ballots across the country as we can.

The results on Election Day will determine how much time, money, and effort will be needed to achieve ballot access in 50 states plus D.C. for our 2020 presidential nominee, just as we did in 2016.… Read more ...

2018 Mid-Term Elections Prediction Thread

Per the suggestion in the November 2018 Open Thread, this thread is for predictions concerning the Mid-Term elections to be held Tuesday, November 6.

Possible predictions:

  • How will the elections affect the party composition of each House of Congress and governorship nationwide?
  • What alternative and/or independent candidates are you closely following and how do you think they will fare?
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Bill Gelineau: Michigan has a choice. Why not a Libertarian?

By Bill Gelineau

For someone who is not a professional politician, the last two years have been quite a ride. When Gov. Gary Johnson qualified the Libertarian Party as a “major party” in the 2016 Presidential race (by earning at least 5 percent of the presidential vote), it became clear to me that this was an opportunity not to be lost.… 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

Posted at LP.org:

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

Posted at LP.org:

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

Posted at LP.org:

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’

Posted at LP.org:

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’

Posted at LP.org:

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 ...

Sharpe NY Campaign Finance Update

Larry Sharpe’s campaign has filed their 11-day pre-general campaign finance report. In the first three weeks of October the campaign raised another $73,000 and spent $65,000, closing with $32,000 in cash on hand.

The largest sums were spent on consultants and lawn signs, with campaign manager Brian Waddell receiving nearly $7000.… Read more ...