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Los Angeles Libertarians Plan a Large Presence at Third Annual Politicon

This upcoming weekend, the Pasadena Convention Center will host the third annual Politicon. This is a nonpartisan 2-Day event for political junkies. There are many political media figures who will be there, along with past, current and upcoming candidates for office. IPR readers might remember Austin Petersen, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (now running for office as a Republican).… Read more ...

Austin Petersen Dumps LP, Runs as a Republican

In an editorial titled “Why I’m running as a Republican for U.S. Senate” published earlier today by the Kansas City Star, former Libertarian POTUS candidate (not the nominee) explains his decision as follows:

“Although I ran for president in 2016 as a Libertarian, I intend to make this run for the Senate as a Republican.… Read more ...

“Death to Hillary Clinton, death to George Soros” says Augustus Invictus at Liberty Fest NYC; releases new book

Augustus Invictus, a former candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination and the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida, spoke at Liberty Fest NYC on September 10th, 2016. His speech, posted below, is 8 minutes in length and was uploaded to YouTube on September 13th:

Steve Scheetz, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania who endorsed Invictus before the LPF primary, attended Liberty Fest NYC and told this ATPR editor that probably around 150 people participated in the event.… Read more ...

Darrell Castle reaches out to former Cruz and Petersen supporters


The following text, the transcript of a podcast recorded by Constitution Party presidential candidate Darrell Castle, was published on CastleReport.us on July 29th, 2016 (Via ATPR August 2nd):

Darrell Castle talks about the Constitution Party, his 2016 Presidential Campaign, and his vision of victory.


Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s pod cast.… Read more ...

Libertarian Vindicator: Austin Petersen Hits a Home Run on CNN as a Gary Johnson Surrogate

You can view the original article at the Libertarian Vindicator here.

You know you are officially a viable candidate for the Presidency when you have surrogates appearing on television in your place. Today former Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Petersen did a fantastic job selling the Libertarian message and the Johnson candidacy.… Read more ...

Videos of today’s presidential debate at the Libertarian Party convention

Presidential candidates Marc Allan Feldman, Gary Johnson, John McAfee, Darryl W. Perry and Austin Petersen participated in the final Libertarian Party presidential debate before the May 28th, 2016 CSPAN debate, on the eve of the presidential nominating vote.

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Part three:

https://www.facebook.com/ProducerPetersen/videos/vb.294291737296480/1105464692845843/?type=2&theater… Read more ...

IPR’s Third 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference Poll Results: Johnson & Petersen Tie Amid Voting Anomalies

This article was lost during the server switch.  It is re-posted below, as it was, with the original comments included below the article.

Third poll

IPR conducted a poll with SurveyMonkey from May 20–23 asking readers to select their preferences for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential and vice presidential nominations.  303 individuals participated in the poll.… Read more ...

Full video of Libertarian Party presidential debate in Las Vegas

On May 16th, 2016, a presidential debate was held in Las Vegas, Nevada for candidates seeking the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. Candidates John McAfee, Gary Johnson and Austin Petersen participated, with magician Penn Jillette serving as moderator. A video of the entire debate was uploaded to YouTube today.  (Via American Third Party Report)

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Brian Doherty: Libertarian Candidates, Moderated by Penn Jillette, Debate in Las Vegas

John McAfee, Gary Johnson, Penn Jillette and Austin Petersen (Photo: Adam Kokesh)

From Brian Doherty at Reason.com, May 17th, 2016:

The Nevada Libertarian Party worked hard to put together a prominent forum for the three leading presidential hopefuls in a debate held yesterday in Las Vegas. The debate, featuring former Republican Gov.

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Austin Petersen and Gary Johnson tie in Maine Libertarian Party straw poll

Darryl W. Perry speaks at the LP Maine convention (Photo: WLBZ 2)

From David Charns at WMTW.com, May 15th, 2016 (short video available at the link) (via American Third Party Report):

LEWISTON, Maine —Maine libertarians are split on who should be their candidate for president.

At the state party convention Sunday in Lewiston, both former New Mexico Gov.

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Gary Johnson wins Nebraska Libertarian Primary

Final results with 1480 of 1480 precincts reporting:

Gary Johnson 51.91%  ✓
Austin Petersen 19.15%
John McAfee 17.16%
Marc Feldman 6.61%
Steve Kerbel* 4.96%

The list of candidates on the ballot was determined under Nebraska law that directs the Secretary of State to automatically place on the ballot candidates who are identified by the national news media as presidential candidates.… Read more ...

Austin Petersen wins West Virginia Libertarian Party straw poll

Austin Petersen today won the Libertarian Party of West Virginia’s presidential straw poll at the party’s state convention in Flatwoods. The win is apparently his first statewide straw poll victory of the 2016 Libertarian nominating cycle. This past week has been a busy one for Petersen, whose campaign has attracted the interest of some Republicans unwilling to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, including a RedState blogger who mentioned Petersen’s name twice in a CNN interview.… Read more ...