Marshall Burt is the first member of a state legislature to be elected as a Libertarian since 2000, and he will be sworn in to his new office on Tuesday, January 12th at 9am Mountain Time. Back in November he defeated a long-time incumbent in a 2-way race to represent Wyoming’s 39th district.… Read more ...
The Free & Equal Elections Foundation held a debate yesterday in Cheyenne, Wyoming featuring third party and independent presidential candidates. Video of the debate from the YouTube broadcast is embedded below.
The debate begins around the 9:17:00 mark:
- Brian Carroll, American Solidarity Party
- Brock Pierce, Independent
Don Blankenship, Constitution Party
- Gloria La Riva, Party for Socialism & Liberation
- Howie Hawkins, Green Party
Blankenship confirmed for the event but ultimately decided not to participate.… Read more ...
Free & Equal Elections Foundation sent out the following press release announcing a third presidential debate scheduled for October 24. Several candidates have been invited including Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen who chose not to participate in the second Free & Equal debate last week.
Virgil Goode has been on a Western States tour for his presidential campaign. The nominee of the Constitution Party was in Wyoming a few days ago and called for deep cuts to the federal budget as a solution to the issues of over-taxation and the national debt.
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Goode said he would also make reducing the deficit and balancing the federal budget his immediate priorities.
Garrett Quinn has written over at Reason about the beginning of the Libertarian Party National Convention. Hopefully there will be more coverage to come from Reason.
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The national party leaves it up to the state parties to determine how they pick delegates for the national convention. Most select their delegates at a state convention or caucus, effectively relegating the presidential primary to the status of an irrelevant beauty contest in some states.
Over at Ballot Access News, Richard Winger reports that the Country Party has filed their petition to be on the ballot. This is a party that is not putting forth any presidential candidate.
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On December 6, the Country Party submitted 6,387 signatures to the Wyoming Secretary of State, on its petition to be a qualified party.
As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.
By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com
The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?
Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...
Patroon at Conservative Heritage Times:
There was interesting story which popped up over at IPR (Independent Political Report) last week about a former Libertarian Party committeeman in Wyoming who has broken away from the national LP and, with a few like minded fellows, started his own party which is known simply as the Country Party.… Read more ...
Email from Don Wills forwarded by George Phillies:
Hello LP leaders,
A new chairman of the Wyoming LP was elected in convention today, I have resigned from the Wyoming Libertarian Party, and I am hereby resigning as Region 4 alternate rep to the LNC and from the LP.
I have come to the conclusion that I am wasting my time promoting the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...
by Gary Odom
National Field Director
Taylor Haynes, write-in candidate for Governor of Wyoming, appears to have received write-ins equal to 8.5% of the total vote cast. He has requested that the state tally his write-ins, so we should get a precise figure in a few weeks. He is a well-known conservative rancher with strong ties to the Constitution Party.… Read more ...
Taylor Haynes, who would have been the first independent candidate on the ballot for Wyoming Governor since 1958 if he had qualified this year, did not qualify. He was unable to obtain the needed 4,988 valid signatures. This is the second petition failure in Wyoming this year.… Read more ...