Show Summary: Johnny and Raylene get to know the chair of the Radical Caucus, the Libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party, in this interview with Marc Montoni! He talks about what being radical means, and why it’s important for the movement.
James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… Read more ... “James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination”
By Marc Montoni
Most of the many thousands of Libertarians who have run for office since 1972 (estimated to be in excess of 25,000) have faced the inevitable question from reporters (and voters as well, but especially reporters), “do you think you can win?”
The question itself reveals the intellectually lazy view of politics as a horse race. … Read more ... “Montoni: Short Answers to the “Can You Win” Question”
… Read more ... “Virginia: Former Libertarian Congressional Candidate, Convicted of Presidential Death Threat, to Run for State Legislature”
Eight years after he emailed the Secret Service and threatened to kill President Barack Obama, a Northern Virginia man is now out of prison, equipped with enough signatures in at least one county to run for the House of Delegates. … [Nathan Daniel] Larson intends to run for Virginia’s 31st House District, an area encompassing Prince William and Fauquier Counties.
From a media release by Virginia LP candidate Will Hammer:
It is with great pleasure that I formally announce my candidacy for Virginia’s House of Delegates 20th District. Though I did not get elected last year, I gained a lot of experience and look forward to running again. I am very proud of my campaign last year and look to bring that momentum to this race.… Read more ... “Will Hammer: Put the Hammer Down on Your Virginia Ballot”
The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ... “News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country”
Found in The Oregonian
By George Will
October 23, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va. — When William F. Buckley, running as the Conservative Party’s candidate for mayor of New York in 1965, was asked what he would do if he won, he replied: “Demand a recount.” Robert Sarvis, Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Virginia, will not need to do this.… Read more ... “George Will: Third-party candidates can test the political duopoly”
Sarvis Says He Wasn’t ‘Obama Puppet’ Bowling for Cuccinelli
Virginia Libertarian reflects on race for governor, frustrations and lessons learned
By STEVEN NELSON
November 7, 2013
Robert Sarvis speaks at Glen Maury Park on Sept. 2, 2013, in Buena Vista, Va.
Robert Sarvis captured 6.5 percent of the vote in Virginia’s gubernatorial election Tuesday.… Read more ... “Sarvis Talks about the Donation, His Campaign, and More”
Posted to Breitbart
By Michael Patrick Leahy
November 5, 2013
In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on Tuesday, Wes Benedict, co-founder and President of the Libertarian Booster PAC that spent $11,454 to circulate petitions necessary to get Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Robert Sarvis on the ballot in Virginia said “[w]e probably wouldn’t have spent the $11,000 on Sarvis if we had not received the $150,000 from him [major Democratic donor Joseph Liemandt].”
Benedict told Breitbart that Liemandt, a software entrepreneur from Texas who had a net worth of $1.5 billion in 2000 , gave the Libertarian Booster PAC $150,000 in January 2013.… Read more ... “Wes Benedict of Libertarian Party Discusses Sarvis “Democratic” Donation”
There was much discussion before yesterday’s election in the media and here on IPR about Robert Sarvis acting as a spoiler in the Virginia race for governor.
Today, the day after the election, at least two articles help to dispel that possibility.
… Read more ... “A Couple Mainstream Articles Dismiss Talk of Sarvis as “Spoiler””
Posted to Time
Stop Scapegoating Third Party Candidates for Election Results
By Nick Gillespie
November 6, 2013
Even before yesterday’s election, Republicans were ready to blame Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli’s looming defeat to Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Libertarian Party candidate Robert Sarvis.
October 22, 2013
Their husbands are running for governor. And on Nov. 6, one of them will wake up as the next first lady of Virginia.
From different backgrounds and with different interests, Alice Monteiro Cuccinelli, Dorothy McAuliffe and Astrid Sarvis are out stumping for their spouses while helping to hold down the home front.… Read more ... “Meet Virginia’s Prospective First Ladies”
Posted at The Liberty Crier:
An additional televised debate has been announced and Robert Sarvis has been invited to participate. The debate is being hosted by radio station KissRichmond.com and local news channel 8 at wric.com.
Virginians are invited to the Radio One and 8 News Gubernatorial Community Forum on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Virginia War Memorial 621 South Belvidere Street Richmond, VA 23220.… Read more ... “Liberty Crier: Additional Gubernatorial Debate Planned, Libertarian Robert Sarvis Included”