I would like to thank those who have expressed concern over the illness in my family. Trust me, it does help. I also want to thank everyone who in this brief period of serving as chairman, supported my efforts. However, sometimes in life, there are more important battles and I’m at that stage right now.
The Boston Tea Party is having its convention, as IPR previously reported. In the interest of disclosure, two of the at-large candidates (Tom Knapp and Neil Stephenson) also write for IPR.
Here is a press release from party founder Tom Knapp sent to firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of the party:
Midway into its second biennial convention — held entirely online — America’s new libertarian political party has chosen a new slate of national officers, adopted the program of “the Ron Paul R3VOLution,” and partially completed work on amendments to its bylaws.
Todd Andrew Barnett, the current vice-chairman of the Boston Tea Party, will seek re-election in October.
Earlier we reported that Jason Gatties — who, like Barnett is from Michigan — would be seeking the post.
Party chairman Jim Davidson will not be seeking re-election. Rumor has it that Chris Bennett — who has publicly stated his intention to leave the LP in November — is considering running for chair.… Read more ...
Earlier, we reported that Steve Newton posed the idea of a mini-money bomb for four promising Libertarian candidates: Michael Munger, Allen Buckley, Scotty Boman, and Jason Gatties. The idea was that Libertarians should all donate $10 to each of the four on July 4.
Michigan Libertarian activist Jason Gatties will turn 33 this Saturday. He’s asking that fellow libertarians give “the gift of freedom” and make a $33 donation to his campaign for Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees.
Mr. Gatties is only one of two Michigan Libertarians running for non-partisan office in 2008, and the only to do so in a non-statewide race.… Read more ...