Tag Archives: Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict of Libertarian Party Discusses Sarvis “Democratic” Donation

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 ...

LP.org blog: LP Monday Message: World War II Memorial poll

From LP.org

Posted on October 7, 2013
Dear Friend of Liberty,

Which option most closely matches your feeling about the closing of the WWII Memorial during the so-called government shutdown?There’s been lots of news coverage, political posturing, and heated debate over the president’s closing and barricading of the World War II Memorial during the government so-called “shutdown.” Many people, including WWII Veterans, have crossed the barricades in defiance.… Read more ...

LP Monday Message: How to stop Obamacare?

From LP.org:

Posted on September 23, 2013

Wes Benedict - Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee
Wes Benedict,
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last week, a gentleman wrote to me that he had found out at a company meeting that Obamacare was negatively going to affect him and his family and that he needed to start doing something to get this stopped.

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More controversy swirls around Libertarian Party of Florida and its candidates

———- Forwarded message ———-
Date: Sep 10, 2013 2:26 AM
Subject: Florida candidate – governorwwww


Wes, Someone put a tub of horse manure outside your door and you had to step into it.
I told you before and I will tell you again. I am not a nice guy, nothing nice about me.
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Florida Governor Candidate John Wayne Smith Removed From List of Candidates on LP.org

John Wayne Smith

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Wes Benedict
Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Subject: Re: Florida candidate – governorwwww
To: LPF chair
Cc: Dana Moxley-Cummings <>, , Carla Howell <carla.howell@lp.org>, Bob Johnston , Alex , Treasurer , Lynn House

Dana Moxley Cummings,

A quick summary of our practice, which varies in some cases, is that we try to list and write news articles about whatever candidates we’re aware of for most states, and try to treat them evenly and positively, but often defer to state chair preferences when we’re aware of them.

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Wes Benedict returns as executive director for national LP; Carla Howell becomes political director

From LP.org: 

posted by Staff on Aug 30, 2013

Wes Benedict - Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee
Wes Benedict,
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

Wes Benedict, formerly from Texas, has returned to the national LP headquarters to resume his previous position as executive director for the Libertarian National Committee. His focus is on fundraising, LNC project oversight, and general management.… Read more ...

LP’s New Executive Director Releases Book Introducing the Libertarian Party

IPR’s own Wes Benedict has not only been hired to become the Libertarian Party’s Executive Director, but he has also written a book introducing the LP, called Introduction to the Libertarian Party: For Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Independents, and Everyone Else. Here is a description of the book, as found on Amazon:

Many books describe libertarianism, but very few talk about the Libertarian Party.

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LP National Chair Announces New LP Executive Director

Wes Benedict, LP Executive Director from July 2009 to December 2011

On Fri, June 28, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Geoffrey Neale wrote:

Nothing is final yet, but we are down to working out the minor details. At this time I’d like to let everyone know not only where we are, but where we are going.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Texas To Host Debate: Low Tax Versus No Tax

Big Decision, Big Debate on Saturday June 29


On Saturday, we have a very important decision to make.  We are about 83% towards our goal to make that decision.  I am asking you to join me.

I am making a $1,500 donation toward hiring an executive director for the Libertarian Party of


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LASPAC: A Libertarian response to the vice presidential debate

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following press release on October 12, 2012:


Wes Benedict

A Libertarian response to the vice presidential debate

AUSTIN – October 12, 2012 – Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are equally bad on every major policy. It’s no wonder they were too cowardly to let Libertarian vice presidential nominee Jim Gray join the debate last night.… Read more ...

Wes Benedict: Gary Johnson Yard Signs and Stickers Half Off for Six Days

IPR received this email today

Dear Libertarian:

We are offering incredibly cheap Gary Johnson materials !

Now through Sunday August 26, we are cutting our already low prices by 50% for signs and stickers!!!

You can  get a yard sign (with stand) shipped to you for just $4. I’m not joking!… Read more ...

Wes Benedict, Art DiBianca Start Libertarian Action Super PAC

Via Ballot Access News:

Wes Benedict and Arthur DiBianca, two Texas Libertarians, have founded the “Libertarian Action Super PAC”, also known as LASPAC. It has already received $100,000 in contributions, and plans to make independent expenditures to promote the Libertarian presidential ticket. Donations to such committees are unlimited, as long as the committee does not coordinate with the candidate.

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