Roger Stone, who sometimes purports to be a libertarian and was involved in the Gary Johnson 2012 campaign, recently sent out a fundraising e-mail in his wife’s name.
As is common for Stone, the e-mail is full of misleading statements and other deceptions. For starters Stone talks about their supposedly desperate financial circumstances:
Two years of constant intense investigation into every aspect of our family as well as two years of constant leaks from the special councils [sic] office have destroyed our family income.
… Read more ... “Fake Libertarian Roger Stone Whines About Money”
In light of the Democratic Party’s Green New Deal, I wonder if the Green Party has become irrelevant. The Dem’s Green New Deal in many ways goes farther than what I’ve seen from the Green Party. It seems like the Democratic party, or at least the left wing of the Democratic Party, has gone to the left of the Green Party.… Read more ... “Has The Green Party Become Irrelevant?”
William Weld has officially ditched the Libertarian Party. On January 17th, it is reported that Weld went to his town clerk in Canton, Massachusetts, and registered Republican. Somewhat mroe detail is available at The Boston Herald.
Reason reports that Bill Weld may ditch the Libertarian Party and run as a Republican for President in 2020.
WCVB, citing “sources,” reported that Weld “could make an announcement about a possible presidential run as soon as Thursday,” that “he has taken a leave of absence from his law firm,” and that “any possible run would be made as a Republican.”
Just to let everyone know, there may have been some glitches on IPR in the past two days. I moved the site to a new hosting setup. It was supposed to go smoothly but didn’t, so some comments may have been lost and the site may have seemed odd, and may still be odd for another day.… Read more ... “IPR Glitches”
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While Democrats and Greens are wrong on gun control, Republicans and most gun rights supporters rarely use the right facts. They fail to engage the Left on its own turf. Here are seven key facts that this libertarian consistently uses to crush gun control arguments.… Read more ... “7 Facts That Destroy Gun Control”
Libertarian NY Governor candidate Larry Sharpe broke the 50K vote barrier in New York State handily. At this writing he has nearly 86,000 votes with 95% of precincts reporting so he could break 90K. He’s running about 1.6% of the vote, not far behind Howie Hawkins of the Green Party who is at 1.66% with 90,000 votes at this writing.… Read more ... “Larry Sharpe Breaks 50K – Ballot Access for Libertarians in New York”
Larry Sharpe’s campaign has filed their 11-day pre-general campaign finance report. In the first three weeks of October the campaign raised another $73,000 and spent $65,000, closing with $32,000 in cash on hand.
The largest sums were spent on consultants and lawn signs, with campaign manager Brian Waddell receiving nearly $7000.… Read more ... “Sharpe NY Campaign Finance Update”
The Larry Sharpe campaign reported raising nearly $140,000 in its 32-day pre-general campaign finance filing. The report covers a period of a little over two months. Sharpe is the Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York.
The campaign spent roughly the same amount during the period and reported $24,000 on hand for the final month of the campaign.… Read more ... “Larry Sharpe Raises $139K in 70 Days”
Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York, did well in a late September poll conducted by Siena College Research Institute. Poll numbers showed Sharpe getting 2% of the vote from likely voters. This is better than the numbers for Howie Hawkins, who usually does well enough to maintain ballot access for the Green Party.… Read more ... “NY Poll: Sharpe Likely to Win Ballot Access”
As the NY Governor’s general election race begins to heat up, the news media has started covering Republican candidate Marc Molinaro. The big question is why.
Molinaro has raised a tiny amount of money for a GOP candidate, barely over $1 million. He has zero chance of winning the election.
What’s most interesting is that Molinaro is losing on a variety of measures to Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe.… Read more ... “Is Larry Sharpe Beating Marc Molinaro?”
Update: As of October 28th, Sharpe continues to be competitive with Molinaro on Google Trends. The Republican did see a large increase thanks to his inclusion (and Sharpe’s exclusion) in the October 23 debate and with typical mainstream media press coverage surging for him. But Sharpe is still doing well, especially for a third party candidate.… Read more ... “Larry Sharpe on Google Trends”