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Videos: Bill Weld on Why He’s Seeking the Libertarian Vice Presidential Nomination

In two videos, Gov. Bill Weld makes his case to Libertarian National Convention delegates for the Vice-Presidential nomination. In the first, Weld touts his commitment to smaller government, cutting taxes, and “A” grade from the Cato Institute:

In a separate video, Weld spoke about his position on the 2nd Amendment:


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Steve Kerbel Endorses Gary Johnson & Bill Weld

Audio from conference call with Libertarian National Convention delegates, 5/24/16.

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Orlando 2016: Libertarian National Convention tickets now on sale

No, not there. But close!
LP convention tickets now on sale

The different options are now available at LP.org, along with additional information about the convention, to be held in Orlando over Memorial Day weekend 2016. Early-bird pricing ends December 31.

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Libertarian National Convention 2012 Speaker Event Schedule-Updated

I have been sent an updated, much more detailed schedule from Nancy Neale.
You can find the new one right here.

This was provided for publication here at Independent Political Report by Ruth Bennett.

Speaker Event Schedule 4-15

Speaker/Event Schedule (subject to change)

Wednesday, May 2nd

6:00-9:00pm – Welcome Reception: “Remembering Our Heroes” (Bergland, Poole, Clarks, etc.)… Read more ...

Mary Ruwart: Open letter to the Florida and Idaho Libertarian Party State Executive Committees

By Mary Ruwart at Liberty for All. Republished with permission from Liberty for All publisher Lee Wrights.

by Mary J. Ruwart, LNC At-large

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you in my capacity as an At-Large Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), which is in receipt of your resolutions concerning Mr.Read more ...

David Nolan proposes resolution for LNC consideration

As reported by George Phillies in IPR comments, Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan has proposed the following resolution to be considered at this weekend’s LNC meeting:

“WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and

“WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and

“WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society

“The Libertarian National Committee hereby resolves that our party, its representatives and staff should always state clearly and unequivocally that we welcome individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.”… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge Removed from Libertarian National Convention Oversight, Alleges It Was Unjust

H/T George Phillies; text version is at Gold America Group. The short version is that Rachel Hawkridge says she was unjustly purged from the Libertarian National Convention Oversight Committee. The attachment details her case for anyone who wants the long version: Convention Defense.

Some prior discussion of this issue already took place in the election predictions thread.… Read more ...

Westword: Jaimes Brown and Colorado’s Libertarians are bringing the party to the people for the first time

Jonathan Easley at Westword:

​At the 2008 Libertarian National Convention in Denver, some party members derisively passed around shots of Scope to wash the bad taste from their mouths following the presidential nomination of former Republican, Bob Barr.

It wasn’t just that Barr was seen as an impure strain of Libertarian; some members felt he had hi-jacked the proceedings by manipulating the sparsely attended, convention-style nomination process.… Read more ...

Dr. Tom Stevens covers Libertarian National Convention

New Libertarian National Committee Elected: New York Delegation Backs Most Winners (excerpt):

Three separate ballots were conducted for the election of a new Libertarian Party Chair. On the first ballot, Wayne Allyn Root obtained 200 votes, followed by Mark Hinkle with 114 votes, Ernest Hancock with 82 votes, John Jay Myers with 70 votes, George Phillies with 56 votes and N.O.T.A.

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Last Day of LP National Convention, Meeting of New LNC

The last day of the National Convention consisted of the last officer elections and, after the convention was adjourned, a meeting of the new Libertarian National Committee.

The election for the five open at-large seats on the LNC were held early this morning. Nominated candidates were: Dr. Tom Stevens, Wayne Root, Kevin Knedler, John Jay Myers, Lee Wrights, Rebecca Sink-Burris, Judge Jim Gray, Sam Sloan, Bill Redpath, Dr.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party National Convention Fundraising Banquet Does Well

The Libertarian Party National Convention Fundraising Banquet is held at every party convention–so it is held every two years. The average amount of money raised at these events on non-presidential years is around $30,000. This year’s fundraising, run by Libertarian National Committee at-large member Mary Ruwart, netted $54,905. If anyone has records of past year’s totals, please share them in the comments–it’d be interesting to know if this is a record.… Read more ...

Discussion space for liveblogging the Libertarian National Convention

Howdy folks,

I’m on the ground at the Libertarian National Convention. It took a long time to figure out how to get on an internet connection that worked and I don’t know how long I will be able to stay on. However, the comments on this post will serve as a place for anyone and everyone who is here to report on what is happening.… Read more ...