Tag Archives: Kevin Knedler

Kevin Knedler of LP Ohio: Public Support of Political Conventions is a Free Speech Issue

Kevin Knedler

This opinion piece was posted today in Cleveland.com .

Kevin Knedler has been the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio since 2007. He is currently running for Secretary of State of that state.

Amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Republican Party will bring its 2016 convention to Cleveland, it’s been forgotten that Ohio just hosted a national political convention.… Read more ...

Joshua Katz: A Message From the CT Delegation Chair

From an article sent to the LP-CT opinions list:

There can be no denying that our party is deeply divided.  In fact, we’re so divided that the factions cannot even agree about the nature of our disagreement.  One side believes that we differ, mostly along the same fault lines, on two issues. … Read more ...

Brian Holtz: 2012 Convention Election Predictions

Posted originally by Brian Holtz on his blog, Libertarian Intelligence and submitted to IPR. Brian writes for IPR also, but per our rules he is not posting it here because he is the author of this opinion. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with his picks by reposting it for him here, and IPR as a group/site is not taking any positions.Read more ...

John Wayne Smith: The LP is Dying

Found on Facebook, and posted here with permission from Mr. Smith
 

I guess that I should elaborate on some of my remarks made at the Tennessee LP state convention last weekend.

The Libertarian Party is dying and has less than 5 years to continue to exist as a national political party.… Read more ...

Wes Wagner Plans to Run for Libertarian National Committee Chair

Oregon Libertarian Party chair Wes Wagner has announced in IPR comments that he intends on running for chair of the Libertarian National Committee (from IPR comments):

Well I finally did it. I figured it was time to pay my dues considering that I intend to go to Vegas and run against Mr.

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Charlie Earl: The Con-Con Con

By Charlie Earl, 2010Libertarian Candidate for Ohio Secretary of State. Forwarded to IPR by Ohio LP chair Kevin Knedler.


On May 25th, 1787, a number of delegates assembled in Philadelphia for the expressed purpose of correcting some deficiencies in the Articles of Confederation, the national document of law and purpose for the United States of America.… Read more ...

Columbus, Ohio: Libertarians and Republicans reach deal that cancels city council primary, ensures Libertarians will be on November Ballot

H/T Kevin Knedler:

Doug Caruso at the Columbus Dispatch:

Republicans and Libertarians reached a deal today that cancels the need for a Columbus City Council primary and ensures that two candidates from each of those parties are on the ballot in November.

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The city charter requires a primary only if there are more than two candidates for each open seat.

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Update on LNC At Large Vacancy-filling process

(Posted by Paulie)

In comments on my last update about the process to fill two At Large Rep vacancies on the Libertarian National Committee caused by the death of David Nolan (RIP) and the resignation of former Treasurer James Oaksun, whom former At Large Rep Bil Redpath was appointed to replace, LNC regional rep Daniel Wiener wrote:

There is no official list of applicants for the two LNC vacancies, nor is there any official procedure.

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LSLA Meeting rescheduled

Kevin Knedler in comments on the previous post:

26 LP state chairs have voted to have a “special LSLA” meeting in Columbus OHio on August 19, Friday. This is just before the LNC meeting. We have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time. More details later.

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Ohio Libertarian Travis Irvine for Congress: ‘Thank You’

Video from Ohio Libertarian Travis Irvine for Congress thanking supporters. H/T Kevin Knedler.

Irvine’s campaign was notable for his use of videos. There’s a collection of them on his youtube channel.

Ohio Tea Party Groups, Newspapers and More Endorse Libertarian Candidates

Sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com and posted at TPID:

The North Central Ohio Tea Party announced yesterday that they are endorsing four Libertarian candidates for their respective offices: Charlie Earl for Secretary of State, Matthew Cantrell for state Treasurer, Jeffrey Blevins for 16th Congressional District, and Robert Brent Vollmer for Court of Appeals, 5th District.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘Yes, this is a litmus test’

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster. Knapp has held various internal offices in and sought public office under the banners of the Libertarian and Boston Tea Parties. :

People who refer to themselves as “libertarians” spend a lot of time arguing over exactly what they mean by “libertarian.”

Personally, I try to be fairly “big tent,” figuring that people who once self-identify as libertarian tend to get more consistently libertarian after doing so, if they’re a) accepted and b) encouraged to explore libertarian ideas, instead of just slapped around for whatever deviations they still cling to.… Read more ...