Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Marco Battaglia: Libertarian Wants to Give More of a Voice to Independents

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Marco Battaglia in Iowa Public Radio's studio. 5/3/2018 Photo by John Pemble

From Iowa Public Radio:

 

Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds does not face a primary election challenger and there are six Democrats running for their party’s nomination. There is also a primary race for Libertarians this June. The Libertarian Party of Iowa has full political party status for the first time this election cycle.… Read more ...

LP.org: Montana Libertarians Given Seat on County Election Advisory Committee

Missoula Independent

From LP.org:

The Missoula County Commission (Mont.) has decided to reserve a seat for a Libertarian Party representative on its election advisory committee.

According to the committee’s website, its members represent the citizens of Missoula County to the county commissioners in an advisory capacity, for the purpose of “comprehensive planning, research, and outreach,” and are supervised by the county elections administrator.… Read more ...

Delaware Department of Justice: Affirming Libertarian ballot access ‘waste of precious state resources’

From Delaware State News:

Libertarian Party of Delaware's Secretary William McVay

DOVER — A standoff between the Department of Elections and Libertarian Party of Delaware has come to a head.

In April, the party filed a complaint in Superior Court demanding that the elections commissioner recognize their ballot access. The Department of Justice fired back last week calling their request “a needless waste of precious state resources.”

But, the Libertarian Party of Delaware has no intention of backing down until its legitimacy is recognized, party leadership says.… Read more ...

Libertarian Candidate for Treasurer of Illinois Talks Challenges of Race

From Central Illinois Proud:

PEORIA, Ill – A Libertarian is looking to not only oust the incumbent treasurer, but stop a Republican from capturing the seat.

Mike Leheney is aware of the challenge of being a third-party candidate, but believes he has a more likely path to election than some of his ticket-mates.… Read more ...

LP.org: Bylaws Committee Proposals for National Convention

Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

From LP.org:

After each Libertarian National Convention, a Bylaws and Rules Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the party’s governing documents. The Bylaws Committee consists of 10 members, no more than five of whom must be non-members of the current Libertarian National Committee; this year’s members are M Carling, Andy Craig, David Pratt Demarest, Caryn Ann Harlos, Joseph Bishop-Henchman (acting chair), Joshua Katz, Alicia Mattson, Chuck Moulton, Kimberly Ruff, and Aaron Starr.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Joshua Smith, candidate for Libertarian Party National Chairman, 4/29/18

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Andy Jacobs interviews Nickolas Wildstar, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of California, 4/29/18

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Interview with Daily Nation: Libertarian US Congress Candidate from North Carolina Jeff Matemu

From Mwakilishi:

Kenyan-born lawyer Jeff Matemu is running for the US congress in the state of North Carolina. Matemu is contesting the 2nd congressional district seat in North Carolina on a Libertarian Party ticket.

Matemu, who runs a law firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina, recently told Mwakilishi.com that he chose to run as a Libertarian in order to better serve the people of his congressional district by avoiding party labels that he says have controlled politicians’ decisions.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs interviews Larry Sharpe at the Libertarian Party of California State Convention, 4/29/18

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Open Thread for Discussing and/or Live-Blogging the CA and NH LP Conventions April 27 to 29

The California Libertarian Convention will be held this weekend at the Marriott in Long Beach. It promises to be exciting, busy and full of drama. I’ll live-blog as much as I can, but since I’m helping in a few areas I may not have much time to. Anyone with something to share can use this open thread.… Read more ...

LPNY Holds 46th Annual Convention; Larry Sharpe Nominated For Governor

From LPNewYork.org:

New York Libertarian Party April 2018 Convention

The Libertarian Party of New York held their 46th annual convention over the weekend of April 20-22, 2018 at the Comfort Inn in Castleton, New York, near Albany. The convention consisted of formal business, election of officers and statewide candidates, featured speakers, fellowship among party activists, and an exciting kick-off to a strong gubernatorial campaign, as Larry Sharpe was nominated as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of New York.… 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 ...