Tag Archives: Wes Benedict

LP.org: ‘Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful’

LP MEDIA RELEASE: Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful
 
For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually experience.
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LP.org: Stay out of Syria

From a media release issued by the Libertarian Party on April 14, 2018:

Stay out of Syria

… and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...

LNC: Upcoming budget increase requests

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From Wes Benedict on the Libertarian National Committee email list, September 1st, 2016 (includes August LP membership numbers):

Dear LNC:

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 ...

Libertarian Party says there is a “petition crisis” in New York and New Hampshire

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The following is an email, titled “petition crisis”, which sent out on July 16th, 2016 by Wes Benedict, the executive director of the Libertarian Party (H/T IPR’s Paulie).

(This email was first published on American Third Party Report with the title “Petition Crisis”: Gary Johnson in danger of not getting on the ballot in New York and New Hampshire):

New Hampshire is in the worst shape, with only 32 signatures in hand and an8/10/2016 deadline.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Hiring 20 paid petitioners urgently – interested?

The following is a May 17th, 2016 email from the Libertarian Party:

Libertarians, we’re hiring and paying $3 per signature in Illinois, $2.50 in Pennsylvania, $2.50 in Connecticut, and need volunteers in Ohio too, right away!

There are no donation links in this email (for once). Only instructions on how to get hired.

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Daniel Wiener: What if Republicans Hijack California’s Libertarian Convention?

 

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Will you please attend the Libertarian Party of California’s state convention on April 1st through the 3rd in Los Angeles to make sure Republicans don’t take it over?

Here’s the ugly, worst-case scenario:  Donald Trump is close to locking up the Republican nomination.  Establishment Republicans turn to Plan B, which is to run a 3rd-party candidate against Trump.  But ballot access at this late date is incredibly difficult and expensive, unless they hijack the only existing 3rd party which is already headed towards 50-state ballot status – the Libertarian Party.  So they flood LP state conventions and then the national convention with Republicans who will overwhelm the true libertarians and vote for Mitt Romney as the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate.

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Libertarian Party Delivers Signatures to Gain Ballot Access in Oklahoma

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There was a press conference this morning in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to announce that 42,000 signatures had been gathered to place the Libertarian Party on the ballot in this state. The required amount of signatures is 24,475, but many more were collected to account for some signatures being found to be invalid.… Read more ...

Ventura Still Talking About 2016 Libertarian Run

On Sunday, the Star Tribune published an article in which former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura discusses whether he will run for president in 2016.

Ventura continues to claim that members of the Libertarian Party have invited him to the National Convention next year to seek the party’s presidential nomination.  Ventura says he may appear at the convention to seek the nomination, but would not join the party.… Read more ...

Wes Benedict: Three New People Join Libertarian Party Headquarters Team

 

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Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team

I’d like to publicly recognize and thank Arthur DiBianca for his ten years of work for the Libertarian Party. He has managed our database, helped assemble fundraising letters, edited nearly everything I have ever written, and recruited and supported many candidates. Recently, Mr.… Read more ...

Chris Cantwell Interviews Wes Benedict: Are There Anarchists in the Libertarian Party?

US News: Rand Paul Could Win Libertarian Nomination Too

RandSen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during an event at the University of Chicago on April 22.

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By Steven Nelson
Oct. 27, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may follow in his father’s footsteps not only by seeking the Republican presidential nomination, but also by receiving the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.

Members of the Libertarian Party are bracing for an internal struggle over whether to back the libertarian-leaning senator if he appears poised to win the Republican nomination in 2016.… Read more ...

LP Monday Message: 6 Ballot Access Questions

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Dear Friend of Liberty,

You can find answers to the following six questions on our Ballot Access Fund page.

  1. Which state ran a candidate for governor in 2010, set a record high percentage in that race for a Libertarian, but fell a heart-breaking 1,614 votes short of the 50,000 votes needed to achieve ballot access?
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