Former two-term Governor and GOP Presidential candidate Gary Johnson is set to announce his plans to continue his run for President as a Libertarian on December 28th. Politico first reported the news, which coincides with information Independent Political Report had obtained but not published.
Calling news of the switch “the worst kept secret,” Libertarian Party Chairman Mark Hinkle said the Santa Fe event will include a press conference at which Johnson will switch his voter registration to Libertarian.
Sent to IPR for publication. For history regarding this situation, the reader can enter “Oregon LP” in the search box and read chronologically, starting in February 2011.
Dear Fellow Patriots,
I am reaching out to you in the spirit of fellowship and goodwill in the hope that all of us can arrive at a fair and just resolution to the very serious rift that currently threatens our beloved Libertarian Party of Oregon.… Read more ...
Emailed to IPR by a member of the Judicial Committee (not Bill Hall). For background and links to even earlier stories, see here.
From Mark Hinkle:
Dear JC Chairman Bill Hall,
I’ve read the clarification of the LP JC decision regarding Wagner vs. the LNC.
I have a question for the entire JC regarding this statement:
“Until such time as that occurs, the LNC must continue to treat the
Wagner group of LPO officers similar to other LP state-level affiliate
officers (for example, by providing monthly data dumps, and
recognition on the lp.org website as the official LP state affiliate
in Oregon)”.… Read more ...
This correspondence was sent out yesterday regarding the recent developments in the LP Oregon. For background, read here, here, and here. There are actually a few more articles about it on this site, if the reader chooses to search “lp Oregon”.
From: Mark Hinkle
Date: September 5, 2011 1:15:20 AM EDT
Subject: Re: [Lnc-discuss] JC ruling…
I just re-read the JC’s decision and have come to another conclusion.… Read more ...
WASHINGTON – On January 17, 2011, the Libertarian Party (LP) asked the 90,000 readers of its weekly email message to take a poll asking, “When will we know that Republicans successfully fooled the Tea Partiers?”
59% of respondents chose the option, “When they raise the debt limit without real spending cuts.”
Independent Political Report has been sent a copy of a brief filed by an LNC member with the Judicial Committee regarding the power struggle in Oregon. Brad Ploeger, who is an alternate regional representative for Region 1, has filed a long brief with the Judicial Committee.
The past few months have seen the Ex Com from Oregon replaced by a new Ex Com by some members of the National Executive Committee.… Read more ...
Although I did not attend The Future of the Libertarian Political Movement conference in Manchester, New Hampshire on June 19, 2011, I compiled a few details and have written an article about the conference, which included the first Libertarian Presidential Debate:
WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle responded to President Obama’s June 22 speech with the following comments today:
“President Obama’s speech was disappointing, but not surprising. The withdrawals he announced are painfully inadequate. Obama’s withdrawals, even if they are carried out as he described, will still leave about 70,000 American troops in Afghanistan, probably for years to come.… Read more ...