In a letter dated April 5 and addressed to Governor Gary Johnson and Gary Johnson 2012, Inc., the Federal Election Commission states that it has “determined, after administrative review, that Governor Johnson and the Committee must repay $332,191 to the United States Treasury. Governor Johnson and the Committee must repay this amount within 30 calendar days after service of this determination.” Attached to the letter is a detailed statement of reasons, summarized as a finding that “the Committee used matching funds to defray non-qualified campaign expenses.”
As he does every four years, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has recently publicly mulled a run for the presidency of the United States. This time, he says any such run would take place on the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.
The Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s executive committee isn’t buying. In a press release issued this morning, the LPNM EC states:
Due to conflict and contrast to core principles of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, including but not limited to his proven legacy of government growth having measurable negative economic impacts that last to this day, the LPMN Executive Committee hereby declares that former (Reform Party/Independence Party) Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, shall not receive support from this body at any point in his potential bid to become the 2016 Presidential nominee of the Libertarian National Committee.
Long-time Libertarian Party activist, former presidential candidate and frequent IPR commenter George Phillies is also the author of numerous books, including Funding Liberty, an examination of how Harry Browne‘s campaigns in 1996 and 2000 were financed and where the money went.
Phillies is hard at work on his latest book, tentatively titled Scampaigns, which covers similar information on the 2008 and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential campaigns of, respectively, Bob Barr and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...
When John McAfee declared his candidacy for President of the United States last September, he did so on the notional ticket of a new “Cyber Party.” In December, he chose instead to seek the Libertarian Party‘s 2016 presidential nomination.
The good news for America is that the Libertarian Party will probably be on all 50 state ballots, meaning it’s possible that the Libertarian Party presidential candidate could significantly alter the outcome of the elections.
In a Sunday essay published at hisLibertarian Enterprise, Libertarian novelist and essayist L. Neil Smith endorses John McAfee for the presidency of the United States:
After months and months of having to listen to RINOs, LINOs, and self-righteous conservative Republican religious cooties, who can’t keep their Invisible Playmate in their pants, John McAfee is a breath of political fresh air.
Libertarian presidential aspirant John McAfee has been endorsed by an Ewok. No, not one of the little fuzzy creatures from Return of the Jedi — one of the big fuzzy creatures from The History Channel’s Appalachian Outlaws. On his Facebook page, Chris “Ewok” Carswell, one of the ginseng hunters featured in the “reality TV” show, writes …
I am making an official endorsement of a presidential candidate.
Highlighting his signature issue in the press, John McAfee — a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination — penned an op-ed, published Wednesday by Business Insider, calling out Republican contender Jeb Bush (whose own piece on the subject ran Tuesday) on cyber security:
The first serious candidate to speak out about their cybersecurity platform shows an utter lack of understanding of what is really happening in the cybersecurity world.
Doris Gordon, founder and longtime coordinator of Libertarians for Life, died on July 7 at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md., after a struggle with meningitis and other health problems. She was 85.
Gordon was an early member/activist in the Libertarian Party and other libertarian organizations, as detailed in a message to the LP circulated at the 1996 and 1998 Libertarian National Convention and available online here.… Read more ...
The race for US House of Representatives from Florida’s 13th District is a two-way affair: Incumbent Republican David Jolly, who beat Libertarian Lucas Overby and Democrat Alex Sink in a special election earlier this year, faces only Overby in the November vote.
Theodora “Tonie” Nathan was the first woman — and the first Jew — to receive an electoral vote in a US presidential election.
Not Geraldine Ferraro. Not Joe Lieberman. Tonie Nathan.
She was selected as John Hospers’ running mate at the Libertarian Party’s first national convention in 1972. Virginia Republican elector Roger MacBride — who later changed his partisan affiliation to Libertarian and was that party’s 1976 presidential nominee — cast his vote for Hospers/Nathan instead of for Nixon/Agnew.… Read more ...
Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for Governor of Virginia, is still polling just shy of the 10% average threshold for including in the final debate before next month’s election … but the debate’s sponsor, WDBJ TV of Roanoke, has put out feelers about including him in the event:
on Friday, according to an email obtained by The Washington Post, WDBJ’s news director, Kelly Zuber, wrote to the McAuliffe and Cuccinelli campaigns, “We have received quite a bit of negative reaction to the exclusion” of Sarvis.