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LP Monday Message: Help us help New York

June 28, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party of New York needs our help getting its candidates on the ballot this year.

Please make a generous donation today.

The New York LP needs 15,000 valid signatures in a petition drive starting July 6 and ending August 17. That's just 6 weeks.

Libertarian candidate Mark Hinkle's election results

Mark Hinkle, national chairman of the Libertarian Party, is a candidate in a special election to fill a vacancy in the California State Senate. The election was yesterday, and the San Jose Mercury News reports:

Runoff appears likely in 15th District Senate race

The race for the seat of former Sen. Abel Maldonado appears headed to an August runoff, prolonging what has been a costly and often fierce battle between Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird.

LP Monday Message: fun poll, serious issues

June 21, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Before getting to more serious issues, I'm asking you to take another quick poll on slogans. We picked the top two from our primary poll, and added a new third choice. (Two choices on the ballot just aren't enough!)

Florida Libertarian candidates get on ballot

from the Libertarian Party of Florida:

Libertarian candidate and officeholder Heather Scott

Tennessee Report writes about Heather Scott, who is running for the Tennessee House of Representatives:

Heather Scott is a Libertarian, but she is running as an independent.

From her eight years as a member of the Wilson County Commission, Scott says she’s seen how programs come down from the state and federal government that may or may not be right for a particular county, yet local governments have to enact them and cover the costs that come with them.

Libertarian candidate Alex Snitker excluded from press event

Alex Snitker, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator in Florida, was excluded from a candidate event held by the Florida Press Association on June 17. Snitker attended the event and spoke against the decision to exclude him. WTSP covered Snitker's comments:

Bob Barr: Financial ‘Reform’ Imperils Consumer Privacy

2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr writes in Roll Call:

There may be a number of reasons to oppose the financial services “reform” legislation passed recently by both houses of Congress and now headed to conference committee to work out differences — its length, its complexity and its many regulatory mechanisms.

Libertarians in the news

The Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times writes about Libertarian Mike Calpino:

SALISBURY -- Mike Calpino, a Nanticoke resident who says government needs a philosophical makeover, will run against Stevie Prettyman for her Wicomico County Council seat.

"We need to change the way we do government. Trying to be all things for all people is too expensive," Calpino says.

Coverage of Texas Libertarian state convention

The Texas LP held its state convention June 11-13 in Austin.

News 8 Austin writes:

“The main order of the day is to nominate a candidate for governor and other statewide offices. We’re also going to be nominating people for our internal positions and adopting rules,” Texas Libertarian Party spokesperson Robert Butler said.

LP Monday Message: Call for candidates, county chairs, T-shirts

June 14, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We've received orders for 478 of the $10 Libertarian T-shirts. One Libertarian candidate ordered 100 shirts! What a great gift for volunteers! The deadline is this Wednesday, so order today.

We're listing over 700 Libertarian candidates here. It's still not too late in about half the states to file as a candidate for the November elections.

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