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Chris Spangle: One Man Just Bought the LNC and More Shenanigans from Vegas

Posted on Chris Spangle’s blog:

Hoosier Mark Rutherford sought the Chairmanship on the Libertarian National Committee over the past weekend. He was anywhere from 1 to 7 votes shy on 6 ballots of getting 50% plus 1… Eventually, Texan Geoff Neale, who was only a declared candidate for the position starting Sunday morning when nominations re-opened, won the spot over NOTA (none of the above).

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INDIANA: Indiana Libertarians see an opening on social issues in 2012

From an article in the Evansville Courier-Press:

INDIANAPOLIS — Though the Indiana Libertarian Party has not landed a candidate for the 2012 governor’s campaign, it has identified an opening to influence the race.

On social issues, the major parties’ leading candidates Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence and Democratic former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg take conservative stances.… Read more ...

National Journal: Could Senator Richard Lugar Run As An Independent or Libertarian?

Excerpt from an article by Christopher Peleo-Lazar in the National Journal:

Indiana’s laws for independent candidates are some of the toughest in the nation. In 2000, Ralph Nader did not reach the two percent threshold to get on the ballot, though Pat Buchanan did (Nader, running as a write-in, actually won more votes than Buchanan won for being on the ballot).

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Libertarian Party of Indiana: Republicans and Democrats Seek To Add Discrimination to the Constitution

Libertarian Party of Indiana Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Despite the Governor’s call to avoid wading in to divisive issues, The Indiana Republican Party has ignored the head of their party by trying to make discrimination a permanent part of the Indiana Constitution. HJR-6 is a bill that will define marriage between one man and one woman.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

Press release from LPIN HQ emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana Maintains Ballot Access for Four More Years

The Libertarian Party of Indiana will maintain ballot access for four more years because of their achievement of six percent in the Secretary of State race. Libertarian Mike Wherry earned 100,847 votes which is the highest number of votes cast for a single candidate in the LPIN’s history.… Read more ...

Indianapolis Star: Secretary of State race may give Libertarians 10% for major party status

Carrie Ritchie at the Indianapolis Star:

As the polls close today, Libertarians are hoping that their secretary of state candidate might have garnered a big enough portion of the vote to turn them into a major political party.

Mike Wherry would have to get at least 10 percent of the vote, which might be a long shot, but the party hoped to pick up a few votes after allegations of voter fraud against Republican candidate Charlie White came to light, said Chris Spangle, executive director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana.… Read more ...