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Libertarian Party: Secretary of Defense is a "no-win job overseeing a no-win U.S. foreign policy"

Libertarian National Committee Political Director Carla Howell asserted on Press TV that recent discussion about the resignation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ignores the broader issue, which is that the U.S. military needs to get out and stay out of the Middle East.
 

Indiana LP retains ballot access for sixth time in a row

Karl Tagenhorst
Karl Tagenhorst

The Indiana Libertarian Party retained ballot access for the sixth time in a row, going back to 1994, as secretary of state candidate Karl Tagenhorst received 3.4 percent in this month's general election.

Hawaii LP meets vote test for first time and retains ballot access

Tracey Ryan
Tracey Ryan

The Hawaii Libertarian Party met the vote test for the first time in its history, and have retained ballot access through 2016.

LPHQ job posting: Editor & Technology Developer

The Libertarian Party is seeking an editor and technology developer who shares our love of liberty and hopes to help the Libertarian Party succeed as a vehicle for implementing libertarian ideas. The position will be based at the Libertarian National Committee's headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

The best candidates should have a range of skills, including:

North Dakota LP attains ballot access for the first time in its history

Roland Riemers
Roland Riemers

For the first time in party history, the North Dakota Libertarian Party has met the vote test to attain ballot access.

In a non-presidential general election, the candidate for attorney general or secretary of state must get at least 5 percent of the vote for automatic ballot access.

Libertarian results for U.S. Senate, 2010-2014

In 2014, there were 22 states with Libertarian candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate. Six candidates got at least 3%. The average Libertarian percentage was 2.3%.

Libertarian results for governor, 2010-2014

In 2014, there were 24 states with Libertarian candidates on the ballot for governor. Eight candidates got at least 3 percent. The average Libertarian percentage was 2.2 percent.

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