Author Archives: Reed Ebarb

Life and Liberty Party Nominates First Presidential Ticket

The Life and Liberty Party has nominated its first ever presidential ticket. At its national convention held on June 27, 2020, J.R. Myers and Tiara Lusk were nominated as the Life and Liberty Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees, respectively.

J. R. Myers ran for Constitution Party President in 2016, but ultimately fell short to Darrell Castle who received 54% of the vote on the first ballot at the Constitution Party National Convention.… Read more ...

New Chairman Elected For Libertarian National Committee

A new chairman has been elected to the Libertarian National Committee at the 2020 National Convention.

Joseph Bishop-Henchman, who served as an at-large member of the LNC from 2018-2020 was elected on the second ballot for the chairman election. Bishop-Henchman received 43.81% of the vote in the first round with Joshua Smith, also an at-large member from 2018-2020, coming in second with 33.71% of the vote.… Read more ...

Media Roundup: Jorgensen nomination

Submitted by Paulie with a few editorial comments, so I am asking another IPR editor to publish under their byline.

A search of the news reveals the following; please add more in comments.

Washington Times: Libertarians nominate psychologist grandmother to be presidential candidate

I’m looking forward to their August Headline: “Democrats nominate retired politician, grandfather to be presidential candidate”

On the “other” side of the one dimensional political flatline, CNN got triggered by the campaign’s use of the #I’mWithHer hashtag made famous by Hillary Clinton in 2016 and gave us this fabulous example of “spoiler effect” whining (prepare for much, much more of this from “both” sides of the rotten penny):

The truth about ‘I’m with her’ Opinion by Dean Obeidallah

Heavy.com… Read more ...

Libertarian Presidential Race Gets More Potential Contenders

In recent weeks, the nomination fight to be the Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee in 2020 has received attention from several major media outlets, including the Boston Globe and the New York Magazine. However, the most notable election coverage came from Lincoln Chafee, who stated in an interview “I’d Be Open’ to a Libertarian White House Bid.”… Read more ...

Libertarians File For Office in Louisiana

Louisiana Libertarian Party members have officially filed for office. Louisiana, one of two states that hold both gubernatorial and state legislative elections in odd-numbered years, has a total of ten Libertarian candidates running, with two running for state senate, four for state representative, and four more for local elections. No Libertarians filed to run for governor or any other statewide race this year.… Read more ...

Justin Amash Leaves Republican Party

On July 4th, 2019, better known as Independence Day, Representative Justin Amash announced and declared his independence from the Republican Party through an op-ed in The Washington Post. He becomes the only independent member of the United States House of Representatives this Congress. This is likely to have little effect on voting and the balance of power in the 116th Congress.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Joins Libertarian Party

Lincoln Chafee, the former senator and governor of Rhode Island, has joined the Libertarian Party.

First reported by the Boston Globe, Lincoln Chafee has reportedly made a move from Rhode Island to Wyoming and registered Libertarian in the process. When asked about whether he would run for some office in the future under the Libertarian Party label, Chafee was non-committal.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Makes A Financial Turnaround

The Libertarian National Committee, based on recent Federal Election Committee (FEC) reports, appears to have made a financial turnaround.

The Libertarian National Committee, also known as the LNC, ended 2018 with $13,728 in cash on hand and almost $150,000 in debt and obligations owed to other entities. These debts included more than $50,000 owed to the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans for the 2018 convention, $27,702 to Blackbaud for the annual licensing of software used by the LNC, and various other debts owed to 18 other vendors and contractors.… Read more ...