Tag Archives: RJ Harris

2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidates: Where Are They Now?

While it is widely known that 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is again seeking his party’s presidential nomination, the activities of the unsuccessful 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidates are not so obvious.  I decided to research the matter and provide an update on the former candidates.  I found that out of the nine principal 2012 challengers to Johnson, one is deceased, two have expressed support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and three more are again running for President.… Read more ...

RJ Harris to Run for OK Gov as Democrat

On August 3, Oklahomans For Ballot Access Reform reported attorney RJ Harris, a contender for the Libertarian Party’s 2012 presidential nomination, announced his 2014 candidacy for Governor of Oklahoma as a member of the Democratic Party.

In a Facebook posting, Harris announced his plan, appealing to the “Constitutional Conservatives” of Oklahoma, in that “it is time to put our principles for freedom ahead of party politics, it’s time to fight for LIBERTY.” He then added a link to an August 1 Washington Post editorial titled, “Libertarian Democrats: A movement in search of a leader.”

Before his switch to the Libertarian Party, Harris, running as a Ron Paul Republican, unsuccessfully challenged Congressman Tom Cole in the 2010 GOP primary, receiving 23 percent.… Read more ...

RJ Harris: Repeal Obamacare and Restore Liberty Using Jury Nullification

RJ Harris, an independent candidate for Oklahoma’s 4th congressional district, who had sought the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nomination,  wrote the following about the recent Supreme Court decision on healthcare:

In the very near future you are going to be called to serve on a jury and asked by the government to convict and put in prison one of your fellow Americans for refusing to comply with the mandatory health insurance tax levied against all citizens for nothing more than being alive.

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RJ Harris: Why I hate political parties

This editorial was posted on RJ Harris’s official facebook page. He is currently running for Congress in Oklahoma.

Why I hate political parties: Leave the OKGOP to promote the heck out of the OKLP and its candidates. Run for LP Presidential nomination and do very well in the process. Endorse the LP nominee after losing to him, as promised, and then continue to do everything in my power to get him elected including contacting the local media to interview him.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Campaign Endorses First Dozen Libertarian Candidates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2 June 2012 – Salt Lake City – Gary Johnson 2012 Campaign Headquarters

www.garyjohnson2012.com

Governor Johnson is pleased to announce, on behalf of himself, Judge Gray and the Johnson/Gray2012 Campaign, his endorsement of the following candidates:

(Note: additional endorsements to follow as various State Libertarian Parties hold conventions and nominate additional candidates.)

 

RJ Harris for US Congress, Oklahoma 4th District.… Read more ...

LP Presidential Candidates respond to Questionnaire

Recently, a questionnaire of ten personal and ten policy questions was sent via e-mail to each Libertarian Party presidential candidate listed at Politics1. R. Lee Wrights was the only exception, since he answered the same questions last summer.  Former presidential candidate RJ Harris also answered the questions last summer.

This time, only Robert Milnes and Joy Waymire decided to fill out the questionnaire.… Read more ...

RJ Harris Ends Campaign for LP Presidential Nomination

This was posted on RJ Harris’ facebook account tonight:

Dear Friends and Supporters:

With regret I must report that my campaign has not raised the funds necessary to wage a national campaign for president any longer. Initially it was my belief that we needed a back up candidate to Ron Paul in case he did not win the GOP nomination.… Read more ...

Four LP Presidential Candidates Have Their Statements of Candidacy to LP News Omitted Due to Lack of Space

Found on Liberty Lion, by Dr. Tom Stevens

 

After Providing 175-Word Statements Of Candidacy To LP News, Libertarian Presidential Candidates Sam Sloan, James Ogle, Leroy Saunders & Barbara “Miss Joy” Waymire Are Told There Is No Room For Their Submissions

Presidential Candidates running for the Libertarian Party nomination submitted 175-word statements for the upcoming issue of LP News, the national Libertarian Party newsletter.… Read more ...

RJ Harris Campaign Plans Money Bomb

From a release by the RJ Harris campaign:

On Tuesday March 6, 2012, the nation will go to the polls to vote in Super Tuesday for their pick for the Republican nominee. It is likely that the winner of the GOP primary will be decided this coming Tuesday. What happens if the nation is confronted with another republicrat as the GOP nominee?… Read more ...

Libertarian Presidential Debate at Florida LP Convention, Saturday 2/11/12

Sunshine State News:

Gary Johnson and other presidential hopefuls will participate in a Libertarian Party debate Saturday afternoon in Orlando.

Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, who dropped his bid for the Republican nomination last month, will be joined on the debate stage by party activist Lee Wrights, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J.

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Update on Candidates Seeking 2012 LP Presidential Nomination

Since my last update a month ago, here’s what I know about what’s new with the the campaigns for the LP presidential nomination:

Gary Johnson has now participated in one debate with other candidates seeking the Libertarian nomination, and has made plans to appear in others. Johnson has received the endorsement of several state and county LP organizations, which has not been a common practice in the LP in the past.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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