Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Massachusetts

A Clamor in the Commonwealth; Massachusetts Libertarians Look to the Future in Springfield

Assembling in the Aria Ballroom of the new MGM Springfield earlier this month, the Massachusetts chapter of the “Party of Principle” coalesced around the call for liberty in the era of the Trump Administration. Over four dozen activists, joined by such prominent figures as Paul Jacobs, Carla Gericke, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, and Reason editor-at-large Matt Welch, convened to discuss the direction of the party in one of the most partisan and deeply divided political environments in recent history.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian Simmons takes on Democratic stronghold

Thomas Simmons
Thomas Simmons

For nearly three decades, Democratic U.S. representative Richard Neal has enjoyed czar-like status in largely rural western Massachusetts, where he has scored one re-election victory after another, mostly unopposed.

But this year, he faces Libertarian Thomas Simmons, an economics and business professor at Greenfield Community College who’s making a splash.

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George Phillies: Massachusetts Stand on Oregon Issue


The long history of this saga has been documented extensively on IPR. The reader looking for some history can start here and here.

Esteemed Colleagues!

As a state chair of an affiliated state party, I have a direct interest
in how affiliation issues are handled.

Years ago, the LNC Executive Decision came to conclusions about the
Oregon affiliate, based on the facts available to them at that time.… Read more ...

Transcript of the October 17 Libertarian Party Presidential Debate

The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts held the first Libertarian Party presidential debate on October 17.  Chairman George Phillies moderated the debate.  Candidates Steve Kerbel, Darryl Perry, Marc Allan Feldman, and Derrick Michael Reid participated.  Below is the video and full transcript of the debate:

Phillies: Now live from Worcester, Massachusetts, the first live Libertarian Presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle. … Read more ...

Libertarian Daniel Fishman Withdraws Campaign For Special Massachusetts Senate Election

Daniel Fishman was running as the Libertarian Party candidate for the Massachusetts special senate election triggered by former Senator John Kerry’s resignation to become Secretary of State. The election will be held on June 25th. Fishman, who ran for U.S. Congress in a close three-way race in 2012 and received 4.5% of the vote, announced on his website yesterday that he is ending his campaign. Read more ...

Massachusetts: 2012 statewide Federal Libertarian candidates will run on the “Liberty” line

Gold America Group:

The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts has restored ballot access for Massachusetts Libertarians. Ballot access was lost in 2008 when LP U.S. Senate candidate Bob Underwood outdid himself and received 3.1% of the vote, making “Libertarian” a political (major) party, and under Massachusetts’ arcane ballot access laws making it nearly impossible for Libertarian Party candidates to get on the ballot.… Read more ...

MIT: Libertarian Haven

Joe Kennedy may have only gathered 1% of the vote in his Libertarian bid for Senate in 2009, but there may be a new pool from which to tap new voters: MIT. From The Tech opinion page:

Interestingly, we found that MIT has a surprisingly strong libertarian streak — 498 people, or about 23 percent of respondents, said that they did consider themselves to be a libertarian.

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