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Missouri LP Choses Bill Slantz to be Nominee for U.S. Congress in 8th District Special Election

Missouri is holding a special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in the 8th district on June 4th. On February 9th, the Libertarian Party held a nominating convention at a courthouse in Benton to choose its nominee. The LP unanimously chose Bill Slantz. On the same day, the Republican Party nominated Jason Smith while the Democrats have not yet picked a candidate.… Read more ...

Boone County MO Libertarian Party Chair Calls for Salaries for Local Politicians

From a news story on the website of KOMU-Channel 8 in Columbia, MO:

COLUMBIA – If voters pass Proposition One on April 5, city council members and the mayor, won’t be able to call their civic work volunteerism. If passed, Proposition One would pay the mayor $9,000 a year and each of the six council members $6,000.

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Missouri Libertarian candidate Doug Burlison places first in primary

Staff at LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, an incumbent city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, is running for re-election and received 48.6% of the vote in the February 22 primary (the highest of three candidates). Burlison and the second-place candidate will be in a general election on April 5.

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Cisse Spragins: ‘Listen to the Dems, vote Libertarian’

Cisse Spragins, Missouri Libertarian Party chair, in the Joplin Independent:

In numerous states across the nation, including Missouri, Democrats have been spending their money to promote Libertarian candidates.

From mailers to robo calls, groups, sometimes identified and sometimes not, have been targeting conservative voters with information on Libertarian candidates, typically stressing their fiscal conservative values and desire to abide by the Constitution.… Read more ...

Chris Dwyer Fills Democrats’ Void in MO’s 9th

Libertarians in the 9th District of Missouri have an interesting opportunity. Many speculate that after redistricting, this congressional district will be wiped off the map. Thus, Democrats declined to run a candidate there and left the Republican incumbent unchallenged. However, that hasn’t stopped the Libertarian Party. The Missourian reports:

Ninth District candidate and Libertarian party nominee Christopher Dwyer said people he’s talked to this election season are surprised at the lack of a Democratic challenger to incumbent Blaine Luetkemeyer.

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Boston Tea Party endorses Missouri Libertarian Cisse Spragins: “A Principled Stand for Individual Liberty, Free Markets and Peace”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Boston Tea Party National Committee by a vote of 3-0 (with 3 abstaining & 1 not voting) has endorsed Dr. Cisse Spragins for US Senate in Missouri. She is the only candidate in this race with the courage to say, “Reducing the size, scope and power of the federal government is the core solution to every issue we face as a nation.… Read more ...

LP blog: Libertarian councilman Doug Burlison opposes random search in school

LP blog:

Libertarian Doug Burlison, a city councilman in Springfield, Missouri, writes in an editorial in the Springfield News-Leader:

A little over a week ago, Central High School conducted a lockdown for the purpose of a random drug search. This is the school that a couple of our children attend, and as parents, we wholeheartedly object to the fact that this happened, and that it is a standard policy for the R-12 school district.

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Tom Knapp: Proposed Missouri LP resolution against the national convention poll tax

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

As a district representative on the Missouri Libertarian Party’s executive committee, I’ve asked the party’s chair to add the following resolution to the agenda for the committee’s next meeting:

Whereas, the national bylaws of the Libertarian Party set forth the qualifications of delegates to the party’s national convention; and

Whereas, those bylaws do not provide for the assessment or collection of any fee from delegates as a condition of floor access or full participation in business sessions; and

Whereas, the delegate apportionment formula specified in the bylaws is primarily based on the number of sustaining, i.e.

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