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Strong Libertarian voter registration in Alaska

The Associated Press reports:

Libertarians have picked up the most additional voters in Alaska over the past year. The state Division of Elections reports about 6,530 more registered voters in the state on Aug. 3 than on the same date a year earlier....

Among the categories seeing gains, Libertarians led the pack, with nearly 2,440 more voters than a year earlier.

Read the whole article.

Colorado Libertarian primary results

The Libertarian Party had contested statewide primary elections in Colorado yesterday, for both governor and U.S. Senator. According to ballot access expert Richard Winger, "This was the first time Colorado had provided a statewide primary for any party, other than the Democratic and Republican Parties, since 1914 and 1916, years in which the Progressive (“Bull Moose”) Party had Colorado primaries."

Libertarian candidate Jack Warner polling 7% in Kansas

This SurveyUSA poll shows Jack Warner at 7%. Warner is running for U.S. Representative, District 1 in Kansas.

Contrary to the conventional wisdom expressed in the media, Warner polls higher among Democrats than Republicans, and higher among liberals than conservatives.

Texas LP chair gives his take on the tea party

Pat Dixon, chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas, had an op-ed published on August 10 in the Austin American-Statesman. Dixon comments:

As far back as February 2007, discussions on the Libertarian Party of Illinois' email list mentioned a modern-day Boston Tea Party. In late 2008, the party decided to hold a tax protest called the Chicago Tea Party and scheduled it for tax day, April 15, 2009. In January 2009, they began to promote the event through Meetup groups, Facebook and elsewhere.

coverage of Libertarian primary opponents in Arizona

The Arizona Daily Star covers George Keane and Andrew Ibarra, who are running against each other for the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Representative, District 7. Read the article. Arizona's primary election day is August 24.

Third-party candidates may be key in Pa. governor's race

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes about alternative candidates in the Pennsylvania governor's race. Read the article.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has also published an article about how the Republicans and Democrats are working to challenge the petitions and keep the alternatives off the ballot. Read the article.

LP Monday Message: Sunday Beer

August 9, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

It's been just over a year since I moved to Washington, D.C. to work at the Libertarian Party Headquarters as Executive Director. What a change from Texas.

In addition to being much closer to the federal government and its constant flow of bad policies with worldwide repercussions, the local District of Columbia government provides constant reminders that our liberty is jeopardized in small ways as well.

Take, for example, a Sunday beer.

Libertarian candidate Lawrence gets two nominations

According to the Portland Libertarian Examiner, Oregon Libertarian congressional candidate Jeff Lawrence will be appearing on the November ballot as the nominee of both the Libertarian Party and the Independent Party.

Visit Jeff Lawrence's website.

Libertarian Party Of Nebraska turns in 8,000 signatures

from the Libertarian Party of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2010

Contact: Gene Siadek, State Chair
E-mail: chair@lpne.org

Libertarian Party Of Nebraska turns in 8,000 signatures
Signatures Gained from all Three Congressional Districts and 78 Counties
Expected to Put Libertarians Back on the Ballot in the Cornhusker State

LINCOLN – August 2, 2010—Libertarian Party of Nebraska (LPNE) State Chairman Gene Siadek issued the following statement:

LP Monday Message: On civil liberties, Obama is worse than Bush

August 2, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last week it was reported that the Obama Administration wants to give the FBI power to force internet companies to reveal information about their users' internet activities: things like who they send email to, times and dates of emails, and maybe also information about their web browser activity.

Even worse, they want the FBI to be able to demand this information without a warrant!

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