Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Adam Kokesh to Wikinews: ‘I Don’t Really Care if Someone in a Black Dress Calls my Policy Unconstitutional Because it is Unconstitutional’

Recently I conducted an interview for Wikinews with 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Adam Kokesh.

See an excerpt below:

Wikinews waves Left.pngWNWikinews waves Right.pngWhy did you join the Libertarian Party?

Kokesh: I joined the Libertarian Party first in my mind in high school because at some point I was given the choice between being a Republican or Democrat and thought, “Wait a second!
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Marc Montoni: ‘The Power of One Libertarian’

By Marc Montoni

DID YOU KNOW…

Roy Scherer is only one man, but he accomplished some rather incredible things.  Medical marijuana was just one of Roy’s signature accomplishments: Virginia was the first state with it!

Roy convinced enough members of the Virginia General Assembly to liberalize the law in the late seventies — long before the California initiative that addressed the issue there in the nineties.… 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.”

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 ...

wkms radio:”Meet Libertarian Candidate John Hicks, A Third Choice For Kentucky Governor”

Kentucky voters head to the polls this November to choose the state’s next set of constitutional officers, including the position of governor. While most are familiar with Republican incumbent Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear, some may not be aware of a third option: Libertarian candidate, business consultant John Hicks.… 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 ...

Howie Hawkins 2020 and Third Party Presidential Nominations

On May 28th Green Party founder and Perennial New York Candidate Howie Hawkins announced he’d run for the Green Party Presidential Nomination, later that same day the official Green Party twitter made a now deleted post commemorating his entry into the race. Immediately afterwards another Green Party Presidential Candidate, Ian Schlakman, immediately questioned the tweet calling to the attention the fact that they did not do so for the other Green Party Presidential Candidates.… 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 ...

Utah Libertarians Elect New Officers

 

At a convention held on Saturday 20 April 2019 (yes, on 420), the Utah Libertarian Party elected the following new officers:

Amber Christiansen Beltran, Chair
Barry Short, Vice Chair (reelected)
Taylor Smith Pazell, Treasurer
Susan Baird, Secretary

Amber becomes the second female chair of the UTLP.

Our (not entirely complete nor fully reliable) records indicate past UTLP Chairs are as follows:

Karl Bray – 1972 – 1973 (deceased, 1978)
George Chapman – 1973 – 1981
Steve Trotter – 1981 – 1983
Hugh Butler – 1983 – 1985 (also served as LNC Treasurer 1993 to 1998 and LNC Vice Chair 1998 to 2000)
Bob Waldrop – 1985 – 1989
Doug Jones – 1989 – 1991
Jim Billingsley – 1991 – 1992
Amy Lassen – 1992 – 1993
Jim Elwell – 1993 – 1995
Jim Lorenz – 1995 – 1996 (deceased 2010)
Jim Dexter – 1996 – 2001
Gene Linder – 2001 – 2002
Cabot Nelson – 2002 – 2003
Fran Tully – 2003 – 2005
Rob Latham – 2005 – 2008
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Interview with Richard Lamm, former Governor and 1996 Reform Party Primary Candidate

1. On July 9, 1996 you announced your campaign for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination. The next day Ross Perot announced that he would be running too. What was your reaction to his announcement?

I was surprised and offended. He had said to me directly that he was not going to run.… Read more ...