During the first Executive Committee meeting since the LPNH state convention on September 24, Vice Chair Rodger Paxton motioned the EC make a formal statement in response to an action by the Vice Presidential nominee, Gov. Bill Weld.
After learning that Gov Weld donated to Chris Sununu, the GOP Gubernatorial nominee, Paxton asked if the Libertarian National Committee would take action against Weld. At least 2 members of the LNC responded that it was outside the purview of the LNC, and it would be up to the state affiliate to take action. Paxton says, “Since the gubernatorial race is pivotal to ballot access retention in New Hampshire for the Libertarian Party, it is a betrayal for Bill Weld to give money to our direct competitor, money that will be used in direct contravention to the money spent by the national Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire to achieve and retain our ballot access.” The following resolution was adopted without opposition.
Whereas Gov Bill Weld donated $450 to the GOP Gubernatorial nominee, and
Whereas LPNH has a nominee in the Gubernatorial race, and
Whereas the Gubernatorial election is one of two elections that affect ballot access in NH,
Be it resolved, the EC of LPNH formally censures Gov Bill Weld for donating money in opposition to the LPNH Gubernatorial nominee.