Tag Archives: Bob Barr

Excerpt: Surely We Can Do Better?

George Phillies — author of a number of books on Libertarian Party topics, as well as a long-time party activist and past candidate for the presidency of the United States and the chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee — recently published his latest work on Libertarian Party campaign finance, titled Surely We Can Do Better?Read more ...

Book Excerpt: George Phillies on Barr 2008

U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate George...

George Phillies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Long-time Libertarian Party activist, former presidential candidate and frequent IPR commenter George Phillies is also the author of numerous books, including Funding Libertyan examination of how Harry Browne‘s campaigns in 1996 and 2000 were financed and where the money went.

Phillies is hard at work on his latest book, tentatively titled Scampaigns, which covers similar information on the 2008 and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential campaigns of, respectively, Bob Barr and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...

Ted Cruz names Bob Barr head of outreach effort to Ron Paul supporters and libertarians

via The Iowa Statesman.

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bob Barr and Wayne Allyn Root Re-Join Libertarian Party, To Run As Ticket In 2016

Just a few short days ago, on March 28th, the 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee and former congressman Bob Barr announced that he will be running for U.S. Congress in 2014, in the 11 congressional district, as a Republican. Back in 2011, Barr had sworn off the Libertarian Party, and re-joined the GOP.… Read more ...

2008 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Bob Barr Announces Bid For U.S. Congress In 2014 As A Republican

From Bob Barr.com: 

“Smyrna, GA, Thursday, March 28, 2013”

“Former Congressman Bob Barr, who represented the 7th District of Georgia in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, today announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the 11th District seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey.

Yesterday Congressman Gingrey declared his candidacy for the United States Senate seat for which incumbent Saxby Chambliss will not seek reelection.

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Wayne Root To Endorse Romney For President

From Wayne Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee:

Wayne will be appearing on Fox & Friends, the #1 morning show on cable TV on Sunday at 7:50 AM ET/4:50 AM PT to discuss his commentary “The Party That Booed God” and why Wayne, the former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, has just resigned from the LP to re-join The Republican Party as a Tea Party Libertarian Republican, and is endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Rand Paul Betrays His Father’s Principles, Endorses Mitt Romney

Press Release
June 8, 2012

Why Ron Paul Supporters Need the Libertarian Party

When Dr. Rand Paul ran for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, many of his fund-raising appeals were sent to the donors and supporters of his father, Congressman Ron Paul. They were designed to convince Ron’s supporters that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.… Read more ...

Rand Paul Endorses Mitt Romney for President

The son of Congressman Ron Paul, Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, who holds many of his father’s libertarian leanings and who campaigned extensively for his father’s three presidential runs, including his 1988 bid as Libertarian Party nominee, appeared on Hannity earlier tonight and announced his decision to officially endorse presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.… Read more ...

Bob Barr Now Supports Mitt Romney

Found on Facebook
 

I am pleased to support and endorse Governor Mitt Romney for President

I was honored to support my good friend and fellow Georgian, Newt Gingrich, for President. Newt ran a campaign offering transformational ideas to address the key problems facing America. He contributed in a serious manner to advancing solutions for working Americans.… Read more ...

Reason Magazine: A New Dawn for the Libertarian Party

A New Dawn for the Libertarian Party
And the obstacles that are still in the way

Mike Riggs & Garrett Quinn | May 9, 2012

Four-page article summarizing this past week’s Libertarian National Convention. Excerpt:

The Libertarian Party has struggled with its identity since its founding in 1971. Technically America’s third largest political party, the LP’s political efforts have often made it seem like America’s Third Largest Debate Club.

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Bob Barr Offers Comments On Gary Johnson and Libertarian Party

Bob Barr penned an article for The Daily Caller recently which lauds the Libertarian Party for selecting former two-term Governor Gary Johnson as its nominee.

At its national convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, the Libertarian Party chose its standard bearers for the upcoming presidential election. The selection of former Republican New Mexico Gov.

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Reason’s Coverage: The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.

The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most  select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.

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