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Oklahoma LP runs 17 candidates for office, breaking 70-year record

The Oklahoma Libertarian Party, on the ballot for the first time since 2000, has 17 candidates running for office, which includes two candidates for U.S. Senator, two for the U.S. House of Representatives, and 13 for the state legislature.

This is the highest amount of non-establishment party candidates running for the state legislature in 70 years, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News.

South Dakota Libertarian elected to city council

Tricia Weathers
Tricia Weathers

Tricia Weathers was elected to the Box Elder, South Dakota city council on April 12. She received 76 votes. Her competitor, Al Levine, obtained 56 votes.

LNC chair speaks at free-market panel in Atlanta, GA

Nicholas Sarwark
Nicholas Sarwark

Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark gave the keynote speech at an event on free markets organized by Liberty America, on April 8 in Atlanta, Georgia.

USA Today: Libertarian leader says time is now for third-party run

From USA Today on April 11:

“While one major presidential candidate waffles on the possibility of a third-party run, another established White House hopeful is prepping for the kind of outsider campaign that at least one poll expert believes could be viable in 2016.

LA Daily News: It’s high time to let the Libertarian presidential candidate debate

In the April 7 issue of the Los Angeles Daily News, the headline, “It’s high time to let the Libertarian presidential candidate debate” appeared. Its author, columnist Susan Shelley, wrote:

“When Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Presidential Debates last September, he couldn’t have known that in April, the Democratic and Republican party frontrunners would have unfavorable ratings of 55 percent and 63 percent, respectively.

Washington Times: Libertarians poised to ‘seize this opportunity’

Image"Polls and press coverage reveal that Americans have a real hankering for a third party as the presidential election season drags on. The Libertarian Party is happy to fill the bill; the national organization has revamped its website and voter outreach and will stage a splashy convention next month in Florida."

LPND gubernatorial candidate interviewed by Bismarck Tribune

Marty Riske
Marty Riske

Marty Riske, the North Dakota LP candidate for Governor and former LPND chair, was interviewed on April 7 by the Bismarck Tribune, the largest daily newspaper in the state.

2nd Libertarian presidential debate to air on Stossel Friday, April 8 on FBN at 9 PM ET

Libertarian presidential debate on Stossel John Stossel, host of the Fox Business Network (FBN) show, "Stossel," said of the Libertarian presidential candidates appearing in two debates on his show, the first of which aired on April 1:

“They want to expand individual freedom. The Republicans and Democrats are eager to limit it. 

Gary Johnson interviewed by the New York Times, MTV

ImageImageCandidate for the 2016 LP presidential nomination Gary Johnson was interviewed by the New York Times, for the second time in 15 days.

LNC chair keynoting panel on the free market economy this Friday

LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark will be the keynote speaker at a panel discussion on the free market economy this Friday, April 8 at 7 pm at the Briercliff Baptist Church, 3039 Briarcliff Rd NE in Atlanta, GA.

The forum is being sponsored by the group LibertyAmerica.org.

One of the panelists includes Georgia LP 2016 candidate for the US Senate Allen Buckley.

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