Colorado Libertarian primary results

The Libertarian Party had contested statewide primary elections in Colorado yesterday, for both governor and U.S. Senator. According to ballot access expert Richard Winger, "This was the first time Colorado had provided a statewide primary for any party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, since 1914 and 1916, years in which the Progressive (“Bull Moose”) Party had Colorado primaries."

Libertarian candidate Jack Warner polling 7% in Kansas

This SurveyUSA poll shows Jack Warner at 7%. Warner is running for U.S. Representative, District 1 in Kansas.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom expressed in the media, Warner polls higher among Democrats than Republicans, and higher among liberals than conservatives.

Texas LP chair gives his take on the tea party

Pat Dixon, chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas, had an op-ed published on August 10 in the Austin American-Statesman. Dixon comments:

As far back as February 2007, discussions on the Libertarian Party of Illinois' email list mentioned a modern-day Boston Tea Party. In late 2008, the party decided to hold a tax protest called the Chicago Tea Party and scheduled it for tax day, April 15, 2009. In January 2009, they began to promote the event through Meetup groups, Facebook and elsewhere.

coverage of Libertarian primary opponents in Arizona

The Arizona Daily Star covers George Keane and Andrew Ibarra, who are running against each other for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Representative, District 7. Read the article. Arizona's primary election day is August 24.

Third-party candidates may be key in Pa. governor's race

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about alternative candidates in the Pennsylvania governor's race. Read the article.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has also published an article about how the Republicans and Democrats are working to challenge the petitions and keep the alternatives off the ballot. Read the article.

Libertarian Bill Woolsey elected Mayor in SC

Recently, Libertarian Bill Woolsey was elected mayor of James Island, South Carolina. While the election was non-partisan, Woolsey is a longtime Libertarian Party member and supporter.

From Richard Winger of Ballot Access News:

LP Monday Message: Sunday Beer

August 9, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

It's been just over a year since I moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the Libertarian Party Headquarters as Executive Director. What a change from Texas.

In addition to being much closer to the federal government and its constant flow of bad policies with worldwide repercussions, the local District of Columbia government provides constant reminders that our liberty is jeopardized in small ways as well.

Take, for example, a Sunday beer.

Libertarian candidate Lawrence gets two nominations

According to the Portland Libertarian Examiner, Oregon Libertarian congressional candidate Jeff Lawrence will be appearing on the November ballot as the nominee of both the Libertarian Party and the Independent Party.

Visit Jeff Lawrence's website.

Most - and least - bang for your buck

David Nolan cactusHow do we Libertarians most effectively allocate our limited resources? Suppose you have $100 to contribute to aiding the cause of liberty. How should you spend that $100? One obvious answer is to donate it to the Libertarian Party – at the national, state or local level.  Another is to contribute to the campaigns of Libertarian candidates you particularly favor.  All of those options make sense.

Want to intern for the Libertarian National Headquarters in D.C?

The Libertarian National Committee is now accepting applications for our Fall 2010 internship program.

The program will run from early September until November 30th. Interns will be required to work 16 hours a week at a rate of $8.25 an hour. If requested, interns enrolled in a post-secondary institution can receive university credit.

We are looking to recruit students from a variety of fields. Primarily, we are looking for students with experience in any of the following fields, journalism, communications, political science, economics, and philosophy.


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