The PAC in Oregon identified as the Libertarian Party of Oregon published a recent notice concerning nominating conventions for the general election in November. A copy of this correspondence will be placed at the end of this article.
In response, the Chair of the official LP affiliate in Oregon, The Libertarian Party of Oregon, Lars Hedbor, provided this statement to IPR:
Once again, the GOP-affiliated “Libertarian” PAC of Oregon is purporting to hold nominating conventions for candidates they claim will be placed on the ballot for the general election in November. As in the past two cycles, they are peddling the fantasy that the “dispute” (their failed hostile takeover attempt through the courts) will be “rectified” in time for their slate of nominees to be placed on the ballot. (Never mind that they lost the court case, and even if the appeals court found in their favor, it would only send the case back to district court for a decision on the merits; there is no reason to believe that their scenario would play out by August, as they claim.)
While a handful of GOP operatives and misled libertarians may meet at Richard Burke’s office to choose candidates who will, sadly, not thereby be placed on the general election ballot, the Libertarian Party of Oregon is already ahead of our goal to run a record-setting number of candidates this fall, with our nominating primary election taking place in May. The LPO is moving on with the business of running a political party in Oregon, instead of trying to resurrect up the old private-membership club that our voters rejected by a 98% margin, years ago.
We invite any Libertarian candidates who want to run for office to contact us ahead of the filing deadline on Friday, the 22nd of April, to be sure that you are listed on the primary ballot.
Notice from the PAC: