Author Archives: Brian Holtz

Live Audio Stream of Libertarian Party National Convention

The convention business sessions are being streamed here.  The broadcasts are archived here.

Libertarian Party Questionaire For Elected Libertarians

An April 18 email from Carla Howell, Political Director of the Libertarian National Committee:

Dear Elected Libertarians,

Thank you for running for and serving in office as a Libertarian. Your commitment to advancing liberty is greatly appreciated.

In an effort to understand more about what it’s like to be a Libertarian in office, I’d appreciate your sending me a quick reply summarizing the key issues you are dealing with, any successes you have had, the major obstacles you face, and how fellow Libertarians might be able to assist you in office.… Read more ...

California Libertarian Convention Day 2

9:20 Ballot access hero Richard Winger spoke on Top Two to a highly-interested audience.  He cited the majority Democrat 31st congressional district in which 2 Republicans beat 4 Democrats, disenfranchising the majority party in the November ballot. He cited LPCA RegLib increase from 109K in Nov 2012 to 112.5K in Mar 2014, and pointed out that RegLib numbers are up in 21 out of 25 states that register Libertarians. … Read more ...

California Libertarian Convention Day 1

The Libertarian Party of California convened today in Visalia.

Financial Times: The tide is rising for America’s libertarians

Excerpts from a Jan. 12 Financial Times column by Edward Luce:

millennials are more concerned about US debt than other generations, according to polls. They are also strongly in favour of free trade. More than a third of the Republican party now identifies as libertarian, according to the Cato Institute.

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Libertarian National Campaign Committee invites Glenn Beck to join LP

An email today from the LNCC says:

Over the past couple of months, radio personality Glenn Beck has been talking on-air about at his dissatisfaction with Republicans and hinting at a real switch to Libertarianism. The Libertarian National Campaign Committee (LNCC) views this as major opportunity to grow the Libertarian Party and spread our message of limited government and individual liberty.

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California Libertarian Convention Day 2

59 delegates convened for the officer elections this morning.  On the last day of his term as Northern Vice Chair before devoting himself to his new job as LPWA executive director, C. Michael Pickens nominated Janine Kloss for Chair.  He praised her for the work she put into strategy and marketing documents for the LPWA. … Read more ...

California Libertarian Convention Day 1

Libertarian Party of California delegates began their convention in Sacramento this morning with a keynote speech by Steven Greenhut, a Libertarian journalist well-known for exposing abuses of government power in California. Greenhut described the rent-seeking practiced by the two incumbent parties, and said that the LPCA “can be one important vehicle for saving the state” if it unites around libertarian common ground.… Read more ...

Wayne Root To Endorse Romney For President

From Wayne Root, 2008 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nominee:

Wayne will be appearing on Fox & Friends, the #1 morning show on cable TV on Sunday at 7:50 AM ET/4:50 AM PT to discuss his commentary “The Party That Booed God” and why Wayne, the former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, has just resigned from the LP to re-join The Republican Party as a Tea Party Libertarian Republican, and is endorsing Mitt Romney for President of the United States.… Read more ...

Libertarian Convention Coverage at Reason

Below are all the articles from the Reason Magazine blog about the Libertarian national convention.

Starchild Is Here

Geoff Neale is the new LNC Chairman

Gary Johnson: The LNC Chair Race is Exciting! Interesting!

Still no Chair of the Libertarian National Committee

Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Party Nomination

Gary Johnson Just Gave the Best Speech of His Presidential Campaign

How the LP Votes for a Presidential Nominee

Anarchy at the Libertarian Party Convention

Judge Jim Gray Is the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee

The Libertarian Party Convention Drinking Game

Johnson and Wrights Square Off in Libertarian Presidential Debate

It’s Johnson vs Wrights in the LP debate

Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Ed Clark: “I think this year is like 1980”

Meet Lee Wrights, Libertarian Candidate for President

Gary Johnson Takes Solid Lead In Libertarian Party “Token Tally”

Mary Ruwart talks about the LP in 2008 & 2012

LP Convention Delegates See Johnson As Anti-Barr

Gary Johnson On Why He Changed His Mind About Running for President

The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Nearly all the articles were about either the Chair race or about LP presidential contenders (past and present).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Convention Media Coverage

Google News says there are 465 news articles about the Libertarian Party national convention this past weekend. Here are some excerpts from them:

Libertarians Hearing Four Candidates For President

Libertarian Party convention delegates are now hearing speeches for and by 4 candidates for the LP presidential nomination: Lee Wrights, Carl Person, Jim Burns, and Gary Johnson.