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Here is some recent coverage of Libertarians around the U.S.

The Colorado Statesman covers Libertarians and other parties:

The Libertarian Party emerged from its state convention on March 20 with the most candidates it has ever fielded in federal races, according to state party chair David Williams Jr. The party will hold primaries in three races — marking the first time Colorado Libertarians will require multiple primaries.

LP Monday Message: Convention, Tea Parties, and Boortz

April 12, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Ohio primary voters can vote Libertarian for the first time

from the April 7 Cincinnati Enquirer:

Voters in the May 4 Primary Election have plenty of candidates to choose from on the Republican and Democratic ballots.

But this year for the first time they'll also see a contested race on a third party ballot.

Libertarians Jared Croxton and Jim Berns both want to run for the 1st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Steve Driehaus. It's the only contested race in Southwest Ohio for any of Ohio's four minor parties - Libertarian, Constitution, Green and Socialist.

Nebraska LP begins ballot access petition drive

from the Libertarian Party of Nebraska:

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEBRASKA MOUNTS BALLOT INITIATIVE
Party Begins Petition Drive to Regain Ballot Access in Nebraska

OMAHA – April 3, 2010—Libertarian Party of Nebraska (LPNE) Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement concerning the Party’s petition initiative:

John Stossel discusses libertarianism, Thu 8 pm ET

FOX's John Stossel will be asking "What's a libertarian?" on his FOX Business show this Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m. (and again at midnight) Eastern Time.

For a preview of this topic, see his blog here, and a FOX News clip here:

New York LP chair offers tips on getting press coverage

from New York LP chair Chris Edes:

Get free media time. Get involved in your local Tea Party, then call the media and say you're available for interviews.

I was interviewed by the local PBS affiliate regarding the upcoming Tea Party. So was the county CFL coordinator.

As April 15 approaches I expect to do more interviews with local media. First you get one interview. Then, you call the other media up and say "I was interviewed by such-and-so media outlet, and I want to let you know I'm available for interview with you as well."

LP Monday Message: Flyer for Tea Parties and Tax Protests

April 5, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The April 15 tax filing deadline is right around the corner (a week from Thursday), and along with it, lots of tax day protests and Tea Party protests. In addition to other groups' events, your local Libertarian Party affiliate may have protest plans for that day.

Convention Early Bird extension to 4-12: Boortz moved, Munger added

[April 7 update: Boortz will not be speaking at the LP Convention.]

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The Convention Committee has extended the Early Bird pricing until April 12. Part of this is due to confusion and mixed messages over which speakers are scheduled for when. Our speaker lineup continues to evolve and is always subject to change. One recent change is that Neal Boortz has been moved from the Sunday evening banquet dinner speaker position. We do expect Mr. Boortz to speak in a different time slot.

Is Your Favorite Celebrity a Friend of Liberty?

Have you ever wondered who else shares your Libertarian principles, especially those in the media spotlight? Look here for a list of famous individuals, categorized by their field of work, who are known supporters of the libertarian philosophy.

LP Chairman to appear on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Update April 6: Video of the segment available here.

Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath is scheduled to appear on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. Mr. Redpath discusses the 2010 census. The appearance is currently scheduled to air on Thursday, April 1 at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, but that is subject to change.

(Note, this is not an April Fool's joke.)

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