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Wes Benedict interviewed by Truthout

LP Executive Director Wes Benedict was interviewed recently by Truthout about the role of the Libertarian Party.

USA Today on Carla Howell's MA tax rollback initiative

Libertarian Carla Howell chairs the Alliance to Roll Back Taxes in Massachusetts. She has led an initiative to roll back the state's sales tax from 6.25% to 3%. That measure is on the ballot this November.

USA Today covered the story on October 18.

Carla Howell has also worked to eliminate the Massachusetts income tax. In 2002, the measure to end the state income tax got 45% support. The measure was on the ballot again in 2008 and got 30% support.

Libertarian candidate Lex Green on TV in Chicago

Libertarian Lex Green is running for Governor of Illinois. He appeared on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" on October 18.

Link to the video.

82% of voters get to vote Libertarian

Ballot Access News reports:

There is at least one Libertarian on the ballot across the U.S, in areas containing 81.9% of the voters, for the November 2010 election. The Libertarian Party, as is usual in midterm years, is on the ballot in more places than any other minor party.

Libertarian candidate Warren Redlich in televised debate

Libertarian Warren Redlich, running for Governor of New York, appeared in a televised debate on October 18. Link to video of the debate.

Libertarian candidate Wes Wagner in Oregon poll

In this SurveyUSA poll, Libertarian Wes Wagner, running for Oregon governor, is at 3%. That is higher than the gap between the Republican and Democrat, so Wagner may turn out to be the deciding factor in this race.

The poll shows Wagner with support from 9% of independents.

Libertarian Marc Delphine, running for U.S. Senate, is also included in the poll.

LP Monday Message: Pull Plug on Granny?

October 18, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This morning we sent the press release below:

WASHINGTON - With prospects of a Republican takeover of Congress, Libertarian Party (LP) Chair Mark Hinkle posed this question: "In order to balance the budget, where will the GOP pull the plug first: on Granny, or on foreign wars?"

Read the entire release here.

Our Staff Assistant, Arthur DiBianca, sent this voting report earlier today:

LP Monday Message: Libertarian Donors Club recommendations

October 11, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This week I'm forwarding you a message from Nick Youngers, founder of the Libertarian Donors Club:


Date: Sunday, October 10

My Fellow Excited Libertarians,

In my first two letters I promised I'd be back with an updated list of exciting, important, Libertarian races for 2010. We have found nine more races to add to our original list of four - they are listed below.

Cleveland's main newspaper endorses Libertarian candidate Matthew Cantrell

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has endorsed Libertarian Matthew Cantrell for Ohio treasurer. The paper sums up its endorsement by writing, "[Democrat] Boyce and [Republican] Mandel have proven to have feet of clay. Cantrell, by contrast, has a spring in his step and the credentials to do the job. He's worthy of your vote on Nov. 2."

Read the endorsement.

NRA PAC suppresses third-party candidates

The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) claims on its website that "The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire."

However, Libertarian candidate Lon Cecil reports:

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