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Libertarians Working For You show, with Sean Haugh and Jordan Hansen

ImageToday's episode (11/18/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra on last week's elections is now available online, with guests Sean Haugh, 2016 Libertarian Party candidate for the US Senate in North Carolina, and Jordan Hansen, 2016 Libertarian Party candidate for the state assembly in the 54th district in Wisconsin.

Forbes: Two former Dem, GOP presidential candidates-turned-Libertarian sought end of marijuana prohibition before Bernie Sanders

Forbes Magazine points out that two former presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson, who ran for the Republican nomination, and Sen. Mike Gravel, who ran for the Democratic nomination, both of whom later sought the Libertarian nomination for president, called for ending the marijuana prohibition long before Bernie Sanders’s recent conversion on this issue.

Fall 2015 Libertarian Vote Totals

Below are the vote totals of Libertarian candidates who ran in the fall of 2015, offering hundreds of thousands of Americans an alternative to Big Government. 

Note that in some local races, multiple candidates were on the ballot; voters were permitted to select more than one candidate; and/or more than one candidate was elected.

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Libertarian on Stossel show Sunday at 5pm ET

ImageAustin Petersen, a candidate for the 2016 LP Presidential nomination, will be on the John Stossel show this evening at 9pm ET on FOX Business Network (FBN), to offer commentary on Tuesday's Republican presidential debate.

LNC Meeting November 14-15, 2015 in Orlando, FL

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Orlando, FL, Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15.

Location and hotel details:
http://www.lp.org/lnc-budget-meeting-1115

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Saturday, November 14, 2015: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 9:00 a.m. till finished.

Agendas are usually modified after the start of the meeting. The meetings usually end earlier than 6:00 p.m. Sunday, and often around noon.

Libertarians Working For You show features Carl Loser and Steven Nielson on the elections

ImageYesterday's episode (11/11/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra on last week's elections is now available online, with guests Carl Loser, Virginia LP candidate in the state Senate 10th district, and Washington LP chair Steven Nielson.

LPIN candidate, only six votes behind, considering a recount

Melinda Bradley Mitchell
Melinda Bradley Mitchell

Melinda Bradley Mitchell, an Indiana Libertarian Party candidate for town council in Newburgh, is only six votes behind the front-runner in her race.

Eleven Libertarians elected to office Tuesday

At least eleven Libertarian Party candidates were elected or reelected to office yesterday, Election Day (11/3/15).

In Indiana, Larry Walters was elected to the Dublin Town Council in a partisan race. Susan Bell was elected to another term as judge in Hagerstown. And Dennis Denney was reelected to another term in Shirley.

In Pennsylvania, five candidates were elected to office:

Commission on Presidential Debates won't change the 15% poll rule

From Ballot Access News: "On October 29, the Commission on Presidential Debates said it won’t change the 15% poll rule that it has used throughout this century."

"Two lawsuits are pending against the 15% rule, both in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. They are Level the Playing Field v Federal Election Commission, and Johnson v Commission on Presidential Debates. The first one depends on campaign finance law and the second on antitrust law."

Stossel Post-Debate Show Will Feature Libertarian Perspective

The Washington Times quotes LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark from this press release in a column about a John Stossel show featuring libertarian commentary which will air on the Fox Business Network late in the evening after the next GOP debate scheduled for November 10.
 
The debate will focus on jobs, taxes, and the general health of the economy.
 

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