Tag Archives: New Hampshire

News & Notes: Amash Keynotes LPNH Convention, Indiana Greens Back Better Ballot

An Idaho state representative who helped steer the state into ditching the lucrative Powerball lottery because of (unfounded) fears that it would lead to gun restrictions recently took a shot at the Libertarian Party’s platform as part of an attempt to proclaim his conservative bona fides

In a recent newsletter, Rep.… Read more ...

Brendan Kelly, Former NH Libertarian Chairman and Elected Official, Has Passed Away

Brendan Kelly, a former chairman of the New Hampshire Libertarian Party and a 2012 congressional candidate, has passed away at the age of 80 following a 5 year battle with cancer.

Kelly was an elected Selectman in the town of Seabrook for six years and mounted three unsuccessful bids for a seat in the New Hampshire state house between 2008 and 2011.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: Open Letter to Black Lives Matter Nashua

Darryl Perry, who is running for governor of New Hampshire as a Libertarian, wrote the following open letter to Black Lives Matter Nashua last week.  In it he agrees to all of the group’s demands.  According to the 2010 census, Blacks make up 1.1 percent of the total population of New Hampshire.Read more ...

Max Abramson to Seek Reform Party 2020 Presidential Nomination

New Hampshire representative Max Abramson, who is currently seeking the presidential nomination of the Veterans Party of America, has stated in an email to IPR that, as of today, he is seeking the 2020 presidential nomination of the Reform Party.

Abramson, who was a major in the Civil Air Patrol, was elected to the New Hampshire State House in 2014 as a Republican. … Read more ...

Max Abramson Seeking 2020 Presidential Nomination of the Veterans Party of America

New Hampshire Representative Max Abramson, who previously sought the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination before withdrawing in March, has decided to seek the presidential nomination of the Veterans Party of America.  Abramson broke the news last Tuesday on his campaign blog.  Last month Abramson told IPR that two different political parties had contacted him about running for their presidential nominations. … Read more ...

Darryl Perry: A Petition for Redress Regarding Ballot Access

Darryl Perry, previously a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination and former chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and the Boston Tea Party, is currently running for Governor of New Hampshire.  He released the following statement today about his letter to New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu about easing ballot access requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic.Read more ...

Familiar Names Announced for 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum

I have received the names of the presidential candidates scheduled to participate in the 2020 Lesser-Known Presidential Candidates Forum this Tuesday at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.  Participants include several candidates familiar to those of us who follow third party and independent politics, including former college football coach (and 2012 Constitution Party and Reform Party presidential candidate) Robby Wells, trans-humanist (and former 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate) Zoltan Istvan, and others.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of New Hampshire Censured Governor Bill Weld

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During the first Executive Committee meeting since the LPNH state convention on September 24, Vice Chair Rodger Paxton motioned the EC make a formal statement in response to an action by the Vice Presidential nominee, Gov. Bill Weld.

After learning that Gov Weld donated to Chris Sununu, the GOP Gubernatorial nominee, Paxton asked if the Libertarian National Committee would take action against Weld.… Read more ...

Free Keene: Major Shakeup at Libertarian Party of NH: Darryl W Perry Elected Chairman!

darryl_perryIn 2012, Darryl W. Perry was frustrated with New Hampshire’s embarrassingly ineffective Libertarian Party and its unwillingness to promote the idea of New Hampshire declaring independence from the United States. He joined me and Conan Salada in founding a competitor to the Libertarian Party of NH, which we called the New Hampshire Liberty Party.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry Loses Mayoral Bid

This past Tuesday, former Boston Tea Party chairman and 2016 Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Darryl Perry lost his bid to unseat incumbent Mayor Kendall W. Lane of Keene, New Hampshire. Lane received 1,683 votes to Perry’s 168.

The Keene Sentinel covered the election and results, including interviews with voters.

Resident Cecilia R.… Read more ...