Author Archives: Reed Ebarb

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.”

Lincoln Chafee, who created some buzz a few months ago when he announced he had switched his registration to Libertarian, last ran for the Democratic Presidential Nomination in 2016.… 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 ...

Constitution Party Seeing Decline In Revenue

 

The Constitution Party, which has had some recent troubles stemming from several state party dis-affiliations, appears to also be in the midst of a long term financial decline.

A review of more than a decade of Federal Election Commission filings from the Constitution Party shows a party that has been suffering from a long decline in revenue.… 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 ...

Libertarian PAC Recruiting Virginia Candidates

After a five year hiatus, the Libertarian Booster PAC is operational again and recruiting candidates in several Virginia races.

Although 2019 isn’t normally thought of as an election year, Virginia elects House of Delegate members (equivalent to a state house of representatives) every odd year and its Senate is elected every four years.… 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 ...