Category Archives: Libertarian Party

THE WEEK: Anatomy of a faceplant: Inside the Libertarian Party’s abysmal 2016 campaign


The headline says it all.  The full article is HERE.

Highlights include:

“Johnson seems likely to be remembered as a brief, embarrassing political oddity.”

“The LP’s big break has been marked by one avoidable gaffe after another, an abysmally embarrassing performance and an incomparable lost opportunity. . . . presenting (libertarianism) largely as centrism .… Read more ...

HBO’s Oliver: “Choose the Least of Four Evils”

After brief mentions of Jim Hedges of the Prohibition Party, Dan Vacek of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and write-in Independent candidate Joe Exotic, HBO’s John Oliver offers a cutting explication of the positions articulated (and in Dr. Stein’s case, sung) by the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.  This includes memorable analysis such as:

“Come on Gary!… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus: Libertarian Wing of the Libertarian Party Endorses, Funds Radical Candidates for Office

lprcsocialArlington, VA – The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC), known as the “libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party”, announced today its endorsement of 19 candidates running for office on the Libertarian Party ticket during the 2016 election cycle.

The endorsed candidates are seeking positions at the local, state, and federal level.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson is Coming to Southern California! Rally on October 19th

Gary Johnson for President 2016
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Volunteers in California make plans at a strategy meeting

You are a Rockstar!

Thank you for showing your support for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Because of you this election is going to make history. Never before has a Libertarian Party candidate shown so strongly in the polls. Never before has a third party candidate retained it’s polling numbers through the summer. 

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Augustus Sol Invictus Launches Website

Originally published at The Saturnalian

Invictus War Room

Former Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus, chairman of the Orange County, Florida Libertarian Party, launched a new website today at 12:23 am EDT, the precise moment at which the Moon became full over Invictus’ hometown of Orlando.

Invictus announced the new site, titled Invictus War Room, via press release on Facebook.… Read more ...

Johnson Campaign Video: Where Bernie Sanders And Gary Johnson Agree

Accompanying press release:

Contact: Joe Hunter
(801) 303-7932


Oct. 14, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — In a video released today, Governor Gary Johnson, Libertarian nominee for President, appeals directly to young voters and independents who supported Sen.… Read more ...

John McAfee/Judd Weiss’s Vote Different Initiative: James Weeks II Endorsement


Forwarded email:


About the Vote Different initiative from their website:

#VoteDifferent is a McAfee/Weiss initiative designed and evolving with one purpose in mind: to empower and promote Liberty and Libertarian candidates. During the 2016 campaign to be the Libertarian Party nominee, John McAfee, became increasingly alarmed as he met and spoke with more and more Libertarians.

Read more ... blog: Libertarian for WA state rep Michelle Darnell dominates opponent in two candidate forums blog:

Last week, Michelle Darnell, Libertarian for state representative in the 48th district position 1 in Washington and her only opponent, Patty Kuderer, faced off twice at candidate forums, first the PTSA education forum followed by the Bellevue College forum.

Darnell drew cheers from the audience as she proclaimed “vouchers and school choice”.… Read more ...

The Other Way an Alternative Candidate Could Pick Up an Electoral Vote: When electors defect


Jesse Walker at Reason:

Hillary Clinton is almost certain to carry Washington state next month. But she won’t necessarily collect all of its electoral votes. Robert Satiacum Jr., one of the Democratic Party’s slate of 12 electors in Washington, has been mulling in public about whether he can bring himself to vote for his party’s nominee.… Read more ...

Liberty University announces Gary Johnson to speak at Convocation

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by Ashley Lynn, ABC 13 via Cody Quirk at ATPR

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Liberty University’s Office of Spiritual Development announced Tuesday evening that Libertarian candidate, Gary Johnson will be speaking at an upcoming convocation.

As his first appearances at the conservative university, the Libertarian candidate is expected to make his appeal to the student body.… Read more ...

Clayton Hunt: Gary Johnson Supporters – The Pragmatists That Weren’t

johnsonsupportersFrom Clayton Hunt at Liberty Hangout:

The main thrust of the moderate wing of the Libertarian Party is to claim that they are the pragmatic and realistic purveyors of realpolitik clear headedness. This group is primarily all out for the Johnson/Weld campaign, and highly hostile to anyone that raises criticism, even if it is warranted.… Read more ...