Tag Archives: Indiana

Report from Libertarian Party of Indiana’s State Convention

Drexler: Honors Go Beyond Just Winners
by Lauren Rumpler
April 23, 2013

There is a Peruvian proverb that when translated says, “Little by little, one walks far.”

Having spent the past weekend in Columbus at the Libertarian Party of Indiana State Convention, it is clear we have walked quite a distance with our little steps over the years.… Read more ...

Did Libertarians help Democrats keep the Senate?

With the Presidential vote in, it looks like Gary Johnson failed to be a “spoiler” for either Romney or Obama in a single state. Complete returns from Florida may change that, but in every other state either Obama or Romney won with at least 50% of the vote.

The situation was different in a number of Senate and House races.… Read more ...

Libertarian ‘Gentle Giant’ Pours His Heart into Indiana Governor Campaign

Staff at LP blog:

When Rupert Boneham was voted Fan Favorite on the Survivor television show, he earned the nickname Gentle Giant, a name that sticks with him in his Libertarian campaign for governor. He’s an avid campaigner, listens to what voters have to say and embraces them – literally.… Read more ...

Indiana: Libertarian Candidate Dumped By State Party

For lying during the application process about a previous criminal history, a Libertarian Party candidate for office has been dumped by the state party in Indiana.

During the application process, potential candidates are asked if they have any prior criminal history. Bowman indicated he did not.

Upon further investigation by the party, it was discovered Bowman did have a criminal record which includes felony indictments in Tippecanoe County.

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Jon Huntsman and Evan Bayh Rumored to Run for Americans Elect Nomination

Richard Winger of Ballot Access News is currently reporting on a rumor, which he received from an Americans Elect insider, that Jon Huntsman and Evan Bayh will form a presidential ticket to run with the American Elect ticket. IPR has confirmed this rumor with a source from inside the former Jon Huntsman campaign.… Read more ...

Rupert Boneham: Indiana’s second Right To Work law

From a media release sent to IPR by the Rupert Boneham campaign, on Feb. 7th, 2012:

For Immediate Release

Even as an active and proud union member, I believe no one should be forced to join or pay fees to another group as a condition of employment, but the State has NO authority or right to legislate the contracts between a private company and its work force.… Read more ...

Indiana Jury Convicts Secretary of State of Registering and Voting in Precinct in Which He Didn’t Live; LP Calls for Resignation

Ballot Access News:

At 2:28 a.m. on February 4, an Indiana criminal jury convicted Secretary of State Charlie White of registering and voting at an address which wasn’t his real residence. See this story. Thanks to Rick Hasen for the link. The judge will decide whether White is now convicted of felonies or misdemeanors.

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Update on Candidates for the Green Party Presidential Nomination

Green Party Watch held a presidential poll with the following results:

1,792 votes cast, Jill Stein received 1,223 of them, or 68%. Roseanne Barr, who had just entered the race in the last week, picked up 526 votes, or 29%. There were 35 votes for Kent Mesplay, and 8 votes for Harley Mikkelson

GPW reports that Roseanne Barr is very active on Twitter, and had tweeted a challenge to Bill Maher, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have both herself and Jill Stein on their programs.… Read more ...

“Survivor” Alum Rupert Boneham Exploring A Libertarian Bid For Indiana Governor

Via Staff at LP.org:

The following text is taken from the Indiana LP website:

(Editor’s Note: By Josh Featherstone, Originally posted at his blog, Featherstone on Government. The LPIN candidate selection process takes place at our annual convention in April. LPIN Leadership and Rupert’s team will be exploring this idea further in the coming weeks.)

Rupert Boneham, famous for his appearances on TV’s Survivor, may be interested in an even bigger starring role.… Read more ...

INDIANA: Indiana Libertarians see an opening on social issues in 2012

From an article in the Evansville Courier-Press:

INDIANAPOLIS — Though the Indiana Libertarian Party has not landed a candidate for the 2012 governor’s campaign, it has identified an opening to influence the race.

On social issues, the major parties’ leading candidates Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence and Democratic former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg take conservative stances.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Victim Of Fake Email

Press release from the Indiana LP:

We sent out a press release this afternoon with a memo regarding a Constitutional ban on gay marriage. After further investigation we have determined that we were the victim of a similar hoax as the one that befell Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett last week.… Read more ...

WNDU.com: Libertarian Took Votes That Belonged to the Major Parties

From an article posted on Mar 22, 2011 on the website of WNDU-Channel 16:

After losing a photo-finish to incumbent Joe Donnelly just months ago, Republican Jackie Walorski is looking for a rematch in Indiana’s 2nd District congressional race…  The former state representative lost to Donnelly in November, due in part to the five percent of votes that went to Libertarian Mark Vogel

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