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LP Monday Message: Looking ahead

November 15, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We are still compiling and analyzing the election results from November 2 so that we can compare them in detail to previous years.

We've received comments from candidates around the U.S. They range from "I won re-election" to "I thought I would win" to "I thought I would do better." One of my favorite responses is "I'm going to run again now that I know what I'm doing." Several states have reported improvement over previous election cycles.

LNC meeting - proposed agenda (New Orleans, Nov. 20-21)

[Note, check back frequently for updates.]

Libertarian National Committee
Chair's Proposed Agenda
November 20-21, 2010 - New Orleans, LA

Opening Ceremony
    Call to Order    9:00 am 8:30 am <--UPDATED 11/18/2010
    Moment of Reflection    1 minute
    Opportunity for Public Comment    10 minutes

Credentials Report and Paperwork Check    2 minutes
Adoption of Agenda    10 minutes
Report of Potential Conflicts of Interest (Mattson)    5 minutes

Remarkable decade for Travis County LP

The following is the November 14, 2010 issue of Austin Liberator, the weekly email newsletter of the Travis County (Texas) Libertarian Party.


Austin Liberator
The newsletter of the Travis County Libertarian Party (TCLP)

1. Looking back at a remarkable decade for the Travis County LP

LP Monday Message: Election Results

November 8, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First of all I want to thank our over 800 candidates again for taking the time to run for office.

Now that we've all had a little time to catch our breaths after election day, we're working to compile and analyze the results of our efforts.

While it looks like our percentages improved a little overall, I can't report that we had any major breakthroughs that we always hope for. The few races we won that we're aware of so far were for small local races, like soil and water district boards.

Preliminary election results

These are preliminary results for Libertarians running for Governor, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House. Vote counts and percentages are not final, but percentages probably will not change much. This list does not include several Libertarians who had to run as write-in candidates (their votes have not been counted yet).

Compiling 2010 election results

Thanks again to everyone who either ran for office as a Libertarian, or voted Libertarian. We'll be compiling results and working to try to provide statistics to compare 2010 results to past results. At first glance, our results seem about average for the Libertarian Party. In the meantime, we'll be posting various snippets of information on this blog entry.

Note that everything here is based on preliminary results. Numbers are likely to change as additional votes are counted.

Election Night Updates

(5:00pm ET) We'll be posting election-related items of interest to Libertarians as the evening goes on. Please check back frequently.

(7:15pm ET) First report: Indiana US House District 8, John Cunningham (L) has 5% (22% of precincts reporting). In 2008, Libertarians running for US House in Indiana averaged 3.3%. In 2006, the average was 4.1%.

(7:35pm ET) Indiana US House District 9, Greg Knott (L) has 5% (25% of precincts reporting.)

Pollster Scott Rasmussen says Americans "want to govern themselves"

In his editorial "A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP," pollster Scott Rasmussen says:

Elected politicians also should leave their ideological baggage behind because voters don't want to be governed from the left, the right, or even the center. They want someone in Washington who understands that the American people want to govern themselves.

Read the editorial.

George Will praises Libertarian candidate's "Less We Can" slogan

In his October 31 syndicated column, George Will had this to say about Libertarian candidate Mark Grannis:

...Mark Grannis, the Libertarian Party's congressional candidate, deserves many votes of gratitude for his slogan, the year's best: "Less we can."

Read the column.

LP Monday Message: Vote Libertarian tomorrow!

November 1, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Tomorrow is Election Day. If you haven't already voted, please go tomorrow and vote for every Libertarian on your ballot. (See here for a complete list of over 800 candidates.)

Also, please contact your friends and family and encourage them to vote Libertarian as well. Win or lose, every vote for a Libertarian sends a clear message for liberty.

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