Tag Archives: Roger Gary

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 ...

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 ...

Libertarian Presidential Candidates Quizzed On Federal Budget

This email was sent on Jan 19 to the six Libertarian candidates who had so far accepted invitations to appear in debates:

Independent Political Report is asking the Libertarian Party presidential candidates for a preview of the 2013 budget they would send to Congress if elected. IPR has prepared an online spreadsheet with 20 spending categories and 10 revenue categories, along with reference figures from the most recent fiscal year that has published actuals.Read more ...

Several Candidates Seeking Libertarian Presidential Nomination Removed From Party’s Official Listing

As of today, I have noticed (h/t George Phillies in IPR comments) that the Libertarian Party’s Official Listing of Candidates Seeking the Libertarian Presidential Nomination has been winnowed to remove quite a few names, including at least one candidate who has participated in debates among the presidential contenders this year, run for public office as a Libertarian before, and shown other signs of being competitive in various ways, Carl Person.Read more ...

CA Libertarian Party Submits Nine Names for Meaningless Presidential Primary

Nine candidates vying for the Presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party in 2012 have been listed on the ballot in California’s Presidential primary. They are, in alphabetical order, Roger Gary, R. J. Harris, Gary Johnson, Scott Keller, James Ogle, Carl Person, Bill Still, Joy Waymire, and Lee Wrights.

Richard Winger points out that the primary occurs after the national convention has chosen the nominee, and thus loses much of its interest.… Read more ...

Rhett Smith files to Run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Rhett Smith of San Antonio recently filed with the FEC as a candidate for the Green Party’s presidential nomination.  Smith is a perennial candidate, who previously ran for president as a Republican in 2008, and has sought such positions as U.S. Congressman, Governor of Texas, and Mayor of San Antonio. His most recent run was for a spot on the San Antonio River Authority Board in which one of his opponents was Libertarian Party presidential candidate Roger V.Read more ...

What’s new with the candidates seeking the Libertarian Presidential nomination

Here’s what I know about what has happened with the campaigns for the LP presidential nomination in the last few months:

Gary Johnson is now officially in the LP race. Since making that announcement on December 28, Johnson has held a birthday money bomb which netted over $40k and has been included in an ACLU civil liberties report card that compared him to President Obama and the Republican candidates.… Read more ...

Roger Gary on the Entry of Gov. Johnson into the LP Race

From a media release sent to IPR by the Roger Gary campaign:

Roger Gary’s statement on the entry of Gov. Gary Johnson into the race for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination

“While most Libertarians, including myself, would disagree with Gov. Johnson on some of the issues, he, like Representative Ron Paul, has distinguished himself from the “politics-as-usual” Republicans running for that party’s presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Libertarian, Green presidential candidates keeping busy

In addition to running for the highest office in the land, the presidential candidates of the Libertarian and Green parties are keeping busy with party-building activities closer to home. Here are some things they’ve been in the news for recently:

RJ Harris is moving ahead with plans to get the Libertarian Party on the Oklahoma ballot for the first time since 2000 through a massive petition drive.… Read more ...

Jeremy Young analyzes Illinois Libertarian presidential debate

By Jeremy Young

From comments on a prior IPR post. The debate can be viewed at http://rjharris2012.com/:

Instead of finishing what I was supposed to be doing tonight, I went ahead and watched this entire debate. Here are my thoughts on what I saw and heard. Interested readers should know that I’m a supporter of third parties but not a Libertarian, so my interest here is to have the strongest possible Libertarian win the Presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Libertarian presidential candidates forum live from Bloomington, Illinois

The Libertarian Party of Illinois will be streaming a presidential candidates forum live from their state convention Saturday, October 22 beginning at 2:30 p.m. (CDT).

Participating candidates include RJ Harris, Roger Gary, Lee Wrights, Carl Person, and Bill Still. The forum will be moderated by Lex Green, 2010 Illinois gubernatorial candidate and current state political director.… Read more ...