Roy Scherer is only one man, but he accomplished some rather incredible things. Medical marijuana was just one of Roy’s signature accomplishments: Virginia was the first state with it!
Roy convinced enough members of the Virginia General Assembly to liberalize the law in the late seventies — long before the California initiative that addressed the issue there in the nineties.… Read more ...
Long-time Libertarian Party and LP Radical Caucus activist Marc Montoni was interviewed on “Blast Off! by Johnny Rocket” recently.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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].”
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.
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.
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 ...