From Wes Benedict on the Libertarian National Committee email list, September 1st, 2016 (includes August LP membership numbers):
I’d like to start a discussion about several budget increase requests before a formal motion is considered. I mentioned to the chair that I thought it would be good for me to put this before the LNC soon, and he agreed it was okay for me to get this discussion started on this list.… Read more ...
Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:
I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...
In 2007, Raymond Burrington died and left the Libertarian Party $217,000. The Federal Election Commission would not let the party have the money all at once. Instead, because the McCain-Feingold law limits the amount of money an individual can give to a party (whether the donor is alive or dead), the money had to be parceled out in chunks of about $30,000.
The Libertarian Party and the Green Party are suing Romney—along with the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama and the Commission on Presidential Debates—over the exclusion of third-party candidates from general-election debates.
In a lawsuit filed in September in federal district court in Washington, the plaintiffs claimed that the politicians, the DNC, the RNC and the debate commission violated antitrust laws.
At least eleven Libertarian Party candidates were elected or reelected to office yesterday, Election Day (11/3/15).
In Indiana, Larry Walters was elected to the Dublin Town Council in a partisan race. Susan Bell was elected to another term as judge in Hagerstown. And Dennis Denney was reelected to another term in Shirley.… Read more ...
The time is now: It’s an off-year election, but 102 Libertarian Party candidates are nonetheless campaigning for offices across the country in local and state races in New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, and Washington state.