Bill Redpath: ‘Let’s turn TN into OK!’

National LP fundraising email and blog post signed by Bill Redpath:

Dear Libertarian,

As you know, we are working hard to achieve full ballot access for 2018 so that there will be Libertarian candidates on every ballot in America next November.

Right now, the national party is focusing on ballot access work in Ohio and Tennessee.… Read more ...

As news of accusations of Roy Moore molesting underage girls breaks, write-in Libertarian Ron Bishop campaign fundraises for skywriter at Auburn-Alabama game

The following was posted to the LNC list by our regional rep, Whitney Bilyeu:

Subject: [Lnc-business] Alabama Race for US Senate
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2017 12:02:05 -0600
From: Whitney Bilyeu

Posted at the request of the Rob Bishop Campaign:

Alabama has an upcoming Special Election for US Senate on December 12th.

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2017 November Election results

Here are the election results I have been able to find so far for this past Tuesday’s November 2017 election. Please post additional results in the comments.

UT-3 (H/T BAN):

Candidate   % Popular Vote Popular Vote

Charlottesville, Virginia, Elects an Independent to City Council

Charlottesville, Virginia held a partisan election for city office on November 7.

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Ben Walsh elected Mayor of Syracuse


Ben Walsh hugs a supporter in the grand ballroom. Ben Walsh’s election night headquarters at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown’ s Grand Ballroom, November 7, 2017.(Michael Greenlar |

The minor party candidate Ben Walsh has been elected the new mayor of the Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh was the candidate of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...

Russian police arrest Libertarians during Adam Smith forum

Vera Kichanova at Freedom Today Network (H/T TE Finnegan):

Last weekend, the Libertarian Party of Russia was co-organising the Adam Smith Forum, an annual conference on classical liberalism, in Moscow. The topics discussed included railway nationalisation, universal basic income, smart contracts and many more — by no means anyone called for an armed anti-government riot.… Read more ...

The KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 140: Special Broadcast from Area 51

Originally posted at Kn@ppster

Topics covered of possible interest to IPR readers include the LP Mises Caucus and entryism into the LP of Florida by white nationalists; fellow IPR writer Thomas Knapp answers a question by yours truly, Paulie.

Some background on the Florida situation for IPR readers who are not already familiar with it:

Joe Wendt withdraws from US Senate campaign, Libertarian Party of Florida active membership

Paul Stanton makes motion to remove Ryan Ramsey from Florida LP exec comm, then resigns himself

Paul Frankel: Why Libertarians need to denounce the Alt Right and white nationalists and don’t need to worry about libertarian socialists and antifa

Paul Stanton: LP Florida Chair Marcos Miralles Must Resign

Paul Stanton: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?Read more ...

Ben Walsh Leading in Race for Mayor of Syracuse

Syracuse mayoral candidates Laura Lavine , Juanita Perez Williams,  Ben Walsh, and Howie Hawkins Nett |

Ben Walsh is currently leading in the latest poll for Mayor or Syracuse, New York. Ben Walsh is a Syracuse businessman running for mayor with the support of the Independence, Reform, and Upstate Jobs parties.… Read more ...

Andy Jacobs: Interview with Adam Kokesh (video)

From the video description:

This interview was conducted on Adam Kokesh’s Taxation Is Theft Tour stop in Columbus, Ohio, at Ohio State University. Subjects covered include Adam’s exploratory run for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, his campaign platform, political strategy, the current state of the Libertarian Party, and more.

IPR has also sent Kokesh and his campaign some print questions from several of our readers and writers.… Read more ...

November 2017 Open Thread


Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ... ‘Standing up to bullies in Ohio’

Via and email:

Dear Libertarian,

As you know, the Libertarian Party is determined to achieve full ballot access again in 2018 so that there will be Libertarian candidates on every ballot in America in November.

Right now, the primary focus of the national party’s ballot access efforts is Ohio.

In Ohio, repeatedly, we have been deprived of ballot access by Republican establishment hacks, who used a “guileless dupe” to remove us from the ballot and then used their courts stacked with partisan judges to keep us off.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative Candidate Running in Minneapolis City Council Race

Ginger Jentzen is running for Minneapolis City council as a candidate of the Socialist Alternative Party. Jentzen, a first time political candidate, has a background in community organizing and had played a leading role in the campaign for establishing a $15 minimum wage in Minneapolis. She is running in the 3rd Ward against two Democratic Farmers-Labor candidates, Tim Bildsoe and Steve Fletcher, and Green Party candidate Samantha Pree-Stinson.… Read more ...

Joe Wendt withdraws from US Senate campaign, Libertarian Party of Florida active membership

Email from Joe Wendt to campaign list:

The Campaign must come to an End.

Unfortunately, I must announce my withdrawal from active involvement in the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) and must suspend my campaign for US Senate. Over the past few months, I have been harassed by members of the LPF Executive Committee and prominent members of the LPF.… Read more ...