Ohio Tea Party Groups, Newspapers and More Endorse Libertarian Candidates

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The North Central Ohio Tea Party announced yesterday that they are endorsing four Libertarian candidates for their respective offices: Charlie Earl for Secretary of State, Matthew Cantrell for state Treasurer, Jeffrey Blevins for 16th Congressional District, and Robert Brent Vollmer for Court of Appeals, 5th District. These are in addition to the previous Tea Party endorsement of William Yarbrough, who also received an endorsement from Outlook Columbus, as well as the endorsement of Matthew Cantrell for state Treasurer by the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Lima News, and Charlie Earl for Secretary of State from the Freedom Institute of Erie County, the COAST Candidates PAC, and the Reform Party of Ohio. Ten Libertarian candidates were also endorsed by the Boston Tea Party National Committee.

“There is a mood all over the country of more acceptance of third parties and the Libertarian Party message of smaller government, more fiscal responsibility, and more individual freedom,” stated Kevin Knedler, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Ohio Executive Committee. “We are fighting against two old entrenched political machines, but we represent the future, and these endorsements validate that.”

The Libertarian Party of Ohio is the third largest political party in Ohio, and the only one dedicated to the principles of smaller, limited government, lower taxes, and more personal liberty for the residents of the State of Ohio. The Libertarian Party of Ohio has the same vision as the Libertarian Party, which is “for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.” For more information, visit http://www.lpo.org.

7 thoughts on “Ohio Tea Party Groups, Newspapers and More Endorse Libertarian Candidates

  1. Best We Can Do? [Lake]

    More mid west stuff:

    RE: A Midwest Democracy message from Ruskin HS, UMKC, UMSL


    Mr. Lake,

    Thanks for writing. We should have every candidate on the ballot in our area listed on the site – including the Constitution Party candidates, Libertarians and Reform Party candidates. To my knowledge no Greens, Socialists or other third party candidates will be on the ballot in our region’s races. If you know of some, though, please let me know.

    Yours, David Klepper
    The Kansas City Star/Midwest Democracy Project
    (785) 354-1388 office
    (785) 550-0434 cell
    From: donlake@ymail.com [donlake@ymail.com]
    Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:42 PM
    To: MDP Feedback – Kansas City
    Subject: A Midwest Democracy message from Ruskin HS, UMKC, UMSL, UMC

    Where are the greens, Libs, socialists, conservatives, and other non Democans and the non Republicrats?

  2. Tom Degan

    When I was fifty-two
    It was a very weird year
    It was a very weird year of Tea party girls
    And twisted extremes
    With their right wing dreams
    They didn’t have a clue
    When I was fifty-two

    But now the days are short
    We’re in the autumn of the years
    And now I think of this place
    As Wonder Bread turned green from mold
    To rocks from gold
    We were gripped by fear
    It was a very weird year….

    Tom Degan, age 52


  3. Kevin Knedler

    we are playing for real in the political arena. This will be a long fight, but in the long run we will prevail.

  4. Robert Capozzi

    kk, good work! Keep it up.

    I like your attitude…if you’re going to play, why NOT play for real? At the same time, you maintain a realistic perspective.

  5. Darryl W. Perry

    BTP endorsed

    Marc Johnston for US House 2nd District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Don Kissick for US House 4th District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Jeffrey J. Blevins for US House 16th District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Matthew Cantrell for State Treasurer, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Bill Yarbrough for State Senate 3rd District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Michael Johnston for State Representative 19th District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Jesse Stoner for State Representative 36th District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Bob Williams for State Representative 58th District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    Chad Ricketts for State Representative 91st District, Libertarian Party, 2010
    John Farrier for Miami County Commissioner, Libertarian Party, 2010

  6. Rebecca

    In Ohio, many small business owners are suffering due to the statewide smoking
    ban which never qualified to be on the ballot to begin with. In three years,
    nearly 400 bars have closed. That does not include veterans clubs, bowling
    alleys, bingo halls, or restaurants. Thousands of jobs have been lost. It has
    cost taxpayers $3.2 million to issue $1.2 million in fines. The cost is so
    prohibitive that 42 of 88 counties have opted out of enforcement. Do you have
    any advice for those who are suffering due to this regulation? Can we get any
    help to combat this? In fact, where do you stand on this issue? I have links to
    verify all of this information.

  7. paulie Post author


    Libertarians oppose such government meddling in private business. We believe that this should be a matter between the bars and their customers.

    If you have a group that can put together enough money to overturn this ban, we can help you get petitioners to get it on the ballot.

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