74% to 26%: Florida Libertarians reject Invictus, nominate Stanton for Senate in Aug. 30 primary

Paul Stanton has handily defeated controversial candidate Augustus Invictus for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida; with preliminary results showing a margin of almost fifty points (73.6% to 26.4%).

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William Saturn: Open Letter to Florida Libertarians

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William Saturn is an IPR contributor. He published the following on The Saturnalian on August 25th, 2016:

Dear Florida Libertarians,

This is citizen journalist William Saturn.  I am writing to convince you to vote in the August 30 primary to make Augustus Sol Invictus your next nominee for U.S. Senate.  Admittedly, I am not a member of your party, though I hold it in high esteem.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarian Convention Report

This reporter attended the Libertarian Party of Florida convention on Saturday in West Palm Beach.

LNC Executive Director Wes Benedict spoke early in the day, talking about the challenge of persuading people effectively. He offered a mild libertarian vision (cut military less than 50 percent, minor reductions in social security). The attendees responded with a standing ovation.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Florida Libertarian Success! Major Deregulation of Vehicles for Hire Industry

From the Libertarian Party website:

Collier County Libertarians did much more than just say “no” to more Big Government. They responded to threats of regulating Uber and other ride-sharing services with a bold proposal to deregulate the entire taxi industry—and won!

They sealed their victory on December 8 when the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) voted 4-1 to finalize an earlier provisional decision.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarians Applaud Approval of Solar Choice Ballot Initiative

From Karl Dickey at The Examiner:

The language proposed by the Floridians for Solar Choice ballot initiative was approved yesterday, October 22, 2015, by the Florida Supreme Court. The proposed amendment may now be placed on the ballot for the 2016 election provided that all 683,149 required signatures are collected and verified before February 1, 2016.… Read more ...

Danielle Alexandre: Letter from Pasco County Florida Libertarian Party Activist

1450824_346854108763139_1197294093_nIPR received a copy of this letter from Pasco County Libertarian Party Activist Danielle Alexandre. Danielle has served in numerous positions with the Libertarian Party of Florida and was Campaign Manager for Adrian Wylie’s 2014 run as Libertarian candidate for Governor in Florida.

Last week I did something I never thought would happen in the nearly 16 years I have been a Libertarian.… Read more ...

Northwest Florida Libertarian Party Disavows Augustus Sol Invictus as Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate

From Pete Blome at the Florida libertarians Facebook group:

Augustus Sol Invictus, a registered Libertarian from Orange County Florida, seeks to win the U.S. Senate seat from Florida in the 2016 election. Normally, the Northwest Florida Libertarian Party (NFLP) welcomes the real competition and real solutions that Libertarian candidates bring to Florida elections.… Read more ...

Raquel Okyay: Claims Made by Florida Libertarian Party are Factually Wrong (Augustus Sol Invictus)

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Original article can be found here.

AUGUSTUS SOL INVICTUS
U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 12, 2015
Contact: Raquel Okyay (813) 445-1659, press@invictusforsenate.com

CLAIMS MADE BY FLORIDA LIBERTARIAN PARTY ARE FACTUALLY WRONG

Orlando – U.S. Senate candidate, Augustus Invictus, said there is enormous pressure from inside the Libertarian Party to be detached from his campaign.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarian PAC Endorses Its First Candidate

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

When the Supreme Court legalized secret corporate, union and foreign intervention in US elections with its Citizens United decision, the Super PAC was born. Since then, millionaires, billionaires, corporations and even ruthless foreign dictatorships have been funding Republican and Democrat campaigns. But Florida Libertarians decided to fight fire with fire.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarians Do Not Endorse Top-Two Primary Initiative

From Karl Dickey at The Examiner:

A Florida Constitutional amendment initiative is being circulated for signatures called the “All Voters Top-Two Primaries Amendment” being put forward by All Voters Vote, Inc. Last night, October 4, 2015, the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Executive Committee voted to not support the initiative.… Read more ...

Florida Libertarians sponsor candidate forum

LP.org blog:

Libertarians in Pinellas County, Florida are sponsoring a forum for candidates running for the St. Pete City Council set for Saturday, August 8. They have invited all qualified candidates for the non-partisan offices to participate. Local news media has confirmed that they will cover the event.

Libertarians Stacey Selleck, Stephanie Wallace Davenport, JD Pierce, Jess Mears, and Greg Bowen organized the event.Read more ...

Possible Florida Libertarian US Senate candidates Roger Stone, Augustus Invictus respond to critics

Via IPR comments on a prior post, possible Florida Libertarian US Senate candidate Roger Stone has addressed some of the criticisms levelled against him in IPR comments:

Jed Ziggler May 30, 2015 at 10:32 pm

I tweeted a link to this story on my personal Twitter. Stone replied:

“@JedZiggler some real assholes in the comments #haters #jerk-0ffs”

Among the comments on that post at IPR, former LPNY chair Mark Axinn wrote

In 2010, LPNY ran Warren Redlich for Governor.

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