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Republican Precinct Chair endorses Libertarian John Jay Myers for Congress

John  Jay Myers on red couchTexas Libertarian John Jay Myers is running for U.S. Representative in the 32nd District. A local Republican Party precinct chair endorsed Myers recently, writing this:

Libertarian candidate Art Lampitt needs help to enter debates

Lampit radio photoLibertarian Arthur Forest Lampitt, Jr. is running for Governor of Nevada. His campaign writes:

Libertarian candidate Mike Benoit goes on hunger strike

Benoit iconLibertarian Mike Benoit, running for U.S. Congress in California's 52nd District, has been on a hunger strike for the last week. He hopes the strike will convince his incumbent opponent to agree to earlier debates.

Politico writes:

Libertarian Dennis Hawver polls 22% among Kansas independents

Dennis Hawver headshotThis SurveyUSA poll includes several Libertarian candidates for statewide offices in Kansas. Dennis Hawver, running for Attorney General, polled 7% overall, and 22% among independents.

Debate: Government Needs to Divorce the Marriage Business

Book Libertarianism A to ZOn AOL News, Jeffrey Miron writes that marriage should not be defined and licensed by government, but instead should be treated as a contractual relationship between individuals. He writes:

...the best path for achieving equal treatment of same-sex and opposite-sex marriage -- the goal of those who support gay marriage -- is to remove government provision of opposite-sex marriage, rather than extending it to same-sex marriage.

Libertarian Party has first-ever primary in Louisiana

Louisiana LP logoThe Advocate (Baton Rouge) has published an article about the August 28 Libertarian primary in Louisiana. It starts:

One in five Louisiana voters will be able to cast their ballots in the first-ever Libertarian Party primary in state history.

The state has 3,500 registered Libertarians, but the party allows the state’s 665,000 unaffiliated voters to also participate in the Aug. 28 primary election.

NY Libertarians submit petitions to get on ballot

from the Libertarian Party of New York:

 


August 17, 2010

LIBERTARIAN PARTY SUBMITS OVER 30,000 SIGNATURES TO GET ON THE NEW YORK BALLOT

This morning, the Libertarian Party of New York State submitted petitions containing more than 30,000 signatures of voters who want more choices at the ballot box. Such figure represents more than twice the required amount under New York's election law.

LP Monday Message: Candidates, don't drop out!

August 16, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This is a special message for everyone, but especially for the over 800 Libertarian candidates running throughout America.

Candidates, have you been approached by Republicans or Democrats telling you to drop out of the election?

If any Republican or Democratic candidate (or their campaign staff) asks you to drop out of your race, here's what I recommend:

1. Decide right now you absolutely will not drop out under any circumstances.

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