Tag Archives: Gary Johnson

Cato Institute Celebrates Ed Clark’s 90th Birthday

David Boaz of the Cato Institute wrote the following article celebrating the 90th birthday of 1980 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Ed Clark.  Clark, an attorney who turns 90 on May 4, received 1.06 percent of the popular vote in 1980; the highest percentage for a Libertarian presidential nominee until Gary Johnson received 3.28Read more ...

2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidates React to Entrance of Justin Amash

With Congressman Justin Amash joining the Libertarian Party and announcing his intentions to seek its 2020 presidential nomination, some of his opponents for Libertarian presidential nomination reacted to the news.

Jo Jorgensen in an email release:lp

Of course the big news is that after months of teasing and indecision, Michigan Representative Justin Amash has finally joined the Libertarian Party and will be seeking the LP nomination for President.

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Jesse Ventura ‘Testing the Waters’ for 2020 Green Presidential Run

Earlier today former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura indicated on Twitter that he is “testing the waters” for a potential 2020 presidential run with the Green Party:

OK, I’ve decided I’m going to test the waters. IF I were going to run for president, the GREEN party would be my first choice.

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Bill Still Calls for Pardon of Roger Stone

On the April 22 episode of The Still Report, the popular YouTube channel of 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bill Still, Still urged viewers to sign a petition for President Donald Trump to pardon political operative Roger Stone.  Stone, 67, once a member of the Libertarian Party, was found guilty of false statements, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice. … Read more ...

Judge Jim Gray Enters 2020 Libertarian Party Presidential Race

Reason reports Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee has entered the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  He has already named 2018 New York gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe as his running mate.

From 1989 to 2009, Gray, 75, served as a Superior Court Judge for Orange County, California. … Read more ...

Sam Sloan is a $1,200 clue on Jeopardy!

On the March 12 edition of the popular daytime game show Jeopardy!, Sam Sloan, a name familiar in third party politics, was mentioned in a $1,200 clue under the category “Defending Themselves in Court.”  Sloan is known for being a former officer of the Manhattan Libertarian Party and perennial candidate for pubic office including Governor of New York and President; however, he is also a taxi driver, publisher, renowned tournament-level Chess player, former board member of the U.S.… Read more ...

Steve Kerbel Laments the Withdrawal of ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

I asked 2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Steve Kerbel for his thoughts on the withdrawal of 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee. He expressed disappointment about the effect Chafee’s decision might have on the Libertarian Party and its 2020 prospects.

Last month, Kerbel, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado) endorsed Chafee, a former Senator and governor of Rhode Island. … Read more ...

Silence Dogood: Weld and Romney Form the Party for Liberty and Sanity (PLAS)

Over at Ballot Access News, a commenter using the pen name of a young Ben Franklin, Silence Dogood, who once questioned whether Ben Franklin was actually in the grave marked for Ben Franklin in Philadelphia or whether he was replaced with a mannequin and is currently living in Tel-Aviv, put out the following press release:

BREAKING NEWS: Weld and Romney form the Party for Liberty and Sanity (PLAS).Read more ...

Steve Kerbel Endorses ‘Libertarian Badass’ Lincoln Chafee

Steve Kerbel, former chair of the Libertarian Party of El Paso County (Colorado), was a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, dropping out just before the convention.  Afterwards he was a steadfast supporter of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, predictingpandemonium across the nation,” were Johnson not included in the debates. Read more ...

Bill Weld Ends Presidential Campaign

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee, ended his Republican Party primary challenge of President Donald Trump today.  Last night, on Super Tuesday 3.0, Trump surpassed the number of delegates required to secure the Republican presidential nomination.   Throughout the campaign, Weld received a total of one pledged delegate, at the February 3 Iowa Caucus.… 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 ...

James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination

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James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… Read more ...