Tag Archives: Libertarian Party National Convention 2010

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 ...

St. Louis Beacon: Libertarian Party Votes to Stay True To Its Past

The St. Louis Beacon, one of the area newspapers for St. Louis, Missouri, reports on the Libertarian Party National Convention in this article as a battle between the traditions of the past and possible future directions.

Sunday afternoon, more than 500 delegates from around the country selected a new party chairman in a battle that exemplified the tug between two party factions: one camp favors reaching out to the socially conservative Tea Party movement, and the other side preaches standing firm on longstanding libertarian principles.

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Mark Rutherford Defeats Carolyn Marbry to Become Vice Chair of Libertarian Party

The election for Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party took place immediately after the election of Mark Hinkle as Chairman. The contest pitted Mark Rutherford, of Indiana, against Carolyn Marbry, of California. The final results, after one round of voting, were:

Mark Rutherford: 285
Carolyn Marbry: 201… Read more ...

Article Says Libertarian Party Wants To Appeal to Teapartiers

According to this article, one of the raging topics at the Libertarian Party National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, is how best to reach out to, and benefit from, tea party membership.

Whether and how to woo Tea Party followers to their party is one of the big issues at the Libertarian Party national convention this weekend in downtown St.

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Pictures From the Libertarian Party National Chairman Debate

I was unfortunately unable to find an individual picture of George Phillies at the podium, but he was included in the shot of all the candidates at the table and participated during the debate. Thanks to Nicholas Sarwark and Mark Noble for pictures via Twitter.… Read more ...

Various Events At Libertarian Party National Convention, Bylaws Voting By Mail

Thomas Knapp reports from the Radical Caucus Lunch, an informal meeting of that caucus, that there were over 50 delegates present.

He was also present at the founding of the Non-Intervention Caucus, which I am told was “well attended” by delegates, I’ll try to find numbers for attendance. It’s purpose is to oppose the platform committee recommendation on plank 3.3, concerning war, and to defend the existing language of that platform plank.… Read more ...

LP National Convention: Credentials Committee, Treasurer’s Report, and Electronic Voting

Thomas Knapp reports from the convention that the credentials committee’s report has passed. There are a total of 458 delegates and 3 alternates. The report was adopted without objection. This means that a quorum for any voting is 185 delegates present. A simple majority vote requires 231 delegates, a  two-thirds vote requires 308 delegates.… Read more ...

Rumor: Bob Sullentrup Leaving the Libertarian Party

Tom Knapp is one of our reporters on the ground at the Libertarian Party National Convention. He will be giving us updates from the floor all weekend long. Knapp reports that multiple sources have told him that Libertarian National Committee Secretary Bob Sullentrup is leaving the Libertarian Party. The National Convention of 2010 will serve as his “last hurrah”.… Read more ...