Tag Archives: Leonard Schwartz

Michigan Libertarians for Congress Unanimous: ‘Don’t bail out the bankers, throw out the incumbents’

The Libertarian Party of Michigan is fielding of full congressional slate in 2008; 15 candidates for the House of Representatives and Scotty Boman for U.S. Senate. Today, all 16 issued a joint media release condemning the federal bailout of the financial system.

“These problems were caused by the Republican and Democratic politicians in DC and the Federal Reserve!”… Read more ...

Michigan Libertarian convention features pair of contested races; full slate of congressional and statewide candidates

The nomination for U.S. Senate was contested at today’s Michigan Libertarian Party convention. Leonard Schwartz, the 2006 nominee for the same office and 2008 vice-presidential hopeful, ran against seven-time Libertarian candidate, Scotty Boman.

Boman, an active Ron Paul supporter from the Detroit area, had been campaigning for the Senate nomination for the past two months.… Read more ...

Barr wins Libertarian presidential nomination on 6th ballot

Bob Barr will be the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee. Ballot-Access News has reported full vote totals for each round of voting, with the final decisive vote being:

Bob Barr: 324
Mary Ruwart: 276
NOTA: 26

The order of elimination was:

1st Round: Jingozian eliminated (endorsing Gravel), Smith eliminated (opposing Barr)
2nd Round: Kubby eliminated (endorsing Ruwart)
3rd Round: Phillies eliminated (no endorsement)
4th Round: Gravel eliminated (according to a comment on BAN, endorsing Barr over Ruwart if Root eliminated
5th Round: Root eliminated (endorsing Barr, going for VP)
6th Round: Barr wins nomination

The VP selection process is currently ongoing.… Read more ...

Lightfoot to seek LP’s vice-presidential nomination

California Libertarian Gail Lightfoot, chair of the San Luis Obispo County LP and 2006 candidate for Secretary of State, has announced her candidacy for the LP’s vice-presidential nomination.

Lightfoot joins a field which already includes Daniel E. Williams of Florida, who gave up his presidential campaign in April in deference to Bob Barr, and Leonard Schwartz of Michigan.… Read more ...