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101 potential candidates file in Texas

Image101 potential candidates have filed to run for office as Libertarians in Texas for the 2016 elections.

The filing deadline was on December 14. Texas has the second-earliest filing deadline for non-establishment parties, behind Arkansas, whose 2016 candidates had to file in early November.

The Texas LP has run over 100 candidates for office in the last several general elections.

Sputnik features LP chair Nicholas Sarwark's comments on violence in Syria

ImageLibertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on December 25 by Sputnik News, on the violence in Syria.

"The focus on which groups are being murdered by ISIS is a distraction from the bigger problem that ISIS is killing people of all stripes," Sarwark said.

McAfee will run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination

From USA TODAY December 24, 2015

by Jon Swartz

Early Christmas gift to LP

Many thanks to Michael Chastain of Austin, Texas for contributing $24,000 to the LP recently. He contributed $4,000 for Oklahoma ballot access plus $20,000 to help finance a major project to distribute door hangers in 2016 featuring the World's Smallest Political Quiz.

North Carolina LP will have 18 candidates on the 2016 ballot

ImageThe North Carolina Libertarian Party will have 18 candidates on the 2016 general election ballot. The filing period closed December 21.

The LPNC will have three statewide candidates, one US House candidate, 12 candidates running for the state legislature, and two running for county commission.

"We must garner 2% of the vote in the Gubernatorial or Presidential race to maintain ballot access", said LPNC chair J. J. Summerell. 

Libertarians Working For You show, with Dr. Mary Ruwart, Jeff Sanford, and Dr. George Phillies

ImageThe 12/16/15 episode of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guests Dr. Mary Ruwart, Jeff Sanford of the Louisiana LP, and Dr. George Phillies, chair of the Massachusetts LP.

Click here to listen.

Oklahoma update

Thanks to our donors and more petitioners, we have continued the Oklahoma petition drive.

Since we are going forward with the drive, I need your help to pay to finish it.

News and Observer covers the North Carolina LP

ImageThe News and Observer, a daily newspaper in Raleigh, NC, ran an article yesterday (12/16/15) on the North Carolina Libertarian Party and its statewide 2016 candidates.

The North Carolina LP has until December 21 to have the candidates file to be able to appear on the 2016 ballot. The deadline used to be in late February of the year of the election, but the legislature recently moved up the deadline.

LP News December 2015 issue is now online

LP News Dec 2015 issue, front page (image)

The December issue of LP News is ready to view online.

LP Activist Training by Libertarians, for Libertarians - February 12-14 in San Francisco

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