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LNC chair debate Wednesday evening

ImageThere will be a debate tonight, Wednesday, May 4, among the candidates running for chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

The debate is being hosted by the 1787 Network and Liberty Underground show, and will take place from 9 pm to 11 pm ET. This will be done over Google Hangouts and stream live on the 1787 Network YouTube channel.

El Paso County GOP group endorses a Libertarian for U.S. Senate

Lily Williams
Lily Williams

A group of Colorado Springs Republicans endorsed Lily Tang Williams, the Libertarian candidate running in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race on April 27.

Austin Petersen interviewed by CBS radio affiliate in Philadelphia

ImageAustin Petersen, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, was interviewed on the Rich Zeoli show on WPHT-AM 1210 in Philadelphia on April 28. WPHT-AM is a CBS affiliate.

"Austin Petersen, the Libertarian candidate for President, attempted to make the case as to why you should forego voting for one of the two major political party candidates and consider him instead.

Salina, Kansas news site covers state LP convention

ImageSalina.com, the online version of the Salina Journal, a Kansas daily newspaper, covered the Kansas Libertarian Party convention on April 30.

Their coverage featured Mike Shannon (candidate for the LP Presidential nomination), Mark Rutherford (candidate for LNC Chair and former LNC Vice-chair), and a representative of Austin Petersen's presidential campaign.

Newsday: This year could be different for Libertarian Gary Johnson

ImageGary Johnson, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential nomination, was interviewed on May 1 by Newsday, a daily newspaper which serves Long Island, New York, and has the 11th highest circulation for daily papers in the country.

"There’s been a lot of talk about rigged election processes this year.

"Some of it’s been legitimate; much of it’s been bunk.

Dr. James Lark to deliver keynote address at Norwegian Libertarian Party congress

Dr. James Lark
Dr. James Lark

Dr. James Lark will be delivering a keynote address at the second party congress of Liberalistene, the Norwegian Libertarian Party on Saturday, April 30.

Alive Free Happy attracts new, young Libertarians

This article was originally published in the Sept. 2015 issue of LP News (page 11).

Judge rejects Libertarians’ appeal to become Maine political party

A federal judge has ruled against the Libertarian Party in Maine in a case that centered on the party’s argument that the path to a new political party in Maine is unconstitutionally difficult. An attorney for the Libertarians said the court misunderstood what the plaintiffs were asking for and that he will ask the court to reconsider its ruling.

‘Majority of Americans are libertarians’ – Gary Johnson to RT

Gary Johnson, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, was interviewed by RT on April 24.

“Most Americans are libertarians, which means fiscally conservative and socially liberal, but they don't realize there is a party that represents that philosophy, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson told RT America’s Lindsay France. ...

Washington Times: Third party fever - ‘Not too late to run as a Libertarian’

ImageFrom the Washington Times on April 22:

“Wes Benedict, [Executive Director] of the national Libertarian Party, is reminding the politically minded that they can still declare their intent to run for office in 35 states. Filing deadlines for the formal paperwork have not passed in scores of states, ranging from Alabama to Wyoming. ‘It’s not too late to run for office as a Libertarian,’ Mr. Benedict advises.

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