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Looking Back at LP VP Nominee Spike Cohen’s Neo-Con Past

Allegations were recently made in the comments at Ballot Access News that the Libertarian Party’s 2020 Vice Presidential nominee Spike Cohen previously frequented a now-defunct hate site FuckFrance.com (FF).  The site featured articles and comments largely expressing hatred for France and its people.  It reached the height of its popularity in 2003 ahead of the US invasion of Iraq, which France opposed. … Read more ...

Brian Ellison Drops Out of 2020 Libertarian Presidential Race, Endorses Supreme

Earlier this week, construction estimator Brian Ellison of Michigan dropped out of the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  He endorsed performance artist Vermin Supreme.  Ellison, who is best known for his pledge to provide homeless people with firearms during a 2018 bid for US Senate, is currently seeking the office of Secretary of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC).… Read more ...

Sam Robb: Muddied Waters Twitter Poll

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Sam Robb sent out the following statement yesterday about his victory in the initial round of the Muddied Waters Media Twitter poll.

Folks,

This past week, Muddied Waters Media ran a couple of online Twitter polls about the Libertarian presidential candidates.

Thanks to you, I came in FIRST in my poll… which means I got to move up to the FINAL ROUND.… Read more ...

Dan Behrman: Information about Titfest

2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Dan “Taxation is Theft” Behrman sent out the following press release today about his Taxation is Theft Fest, which Behrman refers to on social media as #Titfest2020:

We’ve published our final schedule!

We have an amazing list of speakers including Joe Banister, the former IRS agent who advocates that most Americans should not be paying taxes, Dave Champion, who wrote the book explaining why, and Peymon Mottahedeh, who is offering $300,000 to prove them wrong!

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Mike Gravel Turns 90

Former two term Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska turned 90 years old today.  Gravel unsuccessfully sought the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, losing to former Congressman Bob Barr at the National Convention.  Gravel remained with the party until 2010 when he rejoined the Democrats.

Prior to his Libertarian candidacy, Gravel ran for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura Officially Declares He Will Not Run for President in 2020

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura declared he will not run for president in 2020 after “testing the waters” for a run with the Green Party.  He made the announcement Friday during a press conference at the headquarters for the Green Party of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

“Unfortunately, I don’t see the logistics coming into play, time is an element,” he explained.… Read more ...

Jesse ‘The Maybe’ Ventura Decides Against 2020 Campaign

After “testing the waters” and announcing his official membership in the Green Party just a couple days ago, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has decided not to run for president in 2020, Bill Cimbrelo of the Green Party reports.  Ventura did not provide a reason for his decision.… Read more ...

Jesse Ventura Officially Joins Green Party, Spurring 2020 Talk

Former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura officially joined the Green Party yesterday after publicly endorsing the party on Twitter a couple weeks ago.  The move seems to improve the odds that Ventura will seek the Green Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.  Last week, Ventura said he was “testing the waters” for a presidential run.… Read more ...

Ken Armstrong Ends 2020 Presidential Bid to Seek VP Nomination

Former Coast Guard Officer Ken Armstrong withdrew from the race for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination Wednesday with the emergence of Congressman Justin Amash as a contender.  Armstrong has now launched a campaign for the vice presidential nomination.

Known for his booming voice on the campaign trail, Armstrong, who previously served as executive director of Habitat for Humanity in Hawaii, and as a member of the Honolulu County Neighborhood Board, took his libertarian message to various debates and party meetings. … Read more ...

Nick Sarwark Not Seeking Re-election for LNC Chair, Fueling VP Speculation

Libertarian National Committee chairman Nick Sarwark mentioned on Twitter today that he will not seek a fourth term for chair at the 2020 Libertarian National Convention.  Sarwark was first elected to the position in 2014 and re-elected in 2016 and 2018.  Presidential candidate Adam Kokesh speculated Sarwark would soon be announced as the running mate for Congressman Justin Amash, the latest entrant into the presidential race and frontrunner for the nomination.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe Posts Meme on the Spoiler Effect

After Congressman Justin Amash’s announcement about his 2020 run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination Tuesday, the Twitterverse exploded with individuals concerned that Amash’s campaign would take votes away from presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. In response, Larry Sharpe, the running mate for 2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray, posted the following meme:

In addition, Sharpe tweeted:

People say that a vote for Libertarian is a vote for Trump OR a vote for Biden.

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Mark Cuban Tweets Justin Amash about Center for Competitive Democracy

Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the ABC show Shark Tank, tweeted 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Justin Amash yesterday about an organization Cuban funds called the Center for Competitive Democracy:

Check out competitivedemocracy.org it’s an organization I fund to help candidates get on ballots.

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