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Politico asks Wes Benedict about Gary Johnson

The political news site Politico.com suggests that "Gary Johnson emerges as the next Ron Paul." Johnson is a former New Mexico governor.

The story quotes LP Executive Director Wes Benedict:

What seems clear is that for now Johnson has no plan to leave the GOP. He resisted a draft effort from the Libertarian Party leading up to the 2000 presidential race and now, while noting his disillusionment with the party’s fiscal record during the Bush years, says: “I am still a Republican.”

TV coverage of Libertarian debate battle in Massachusetts

In the campaign for the special election to replace the late Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy, Libertarian candidate Joe Kennedy is making waves. (Joe Kennedy is not related to Edward Kennedy, and will appear on the ballot as an independent.)

The Democratic candidate wants Kennedy included in all debates -- the Republican candidate seems to be dancing around the issue.

Video clip from NECN.com:

LP Monday Message: Happy Bill of Rights Day!

December 14, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Tomorrow, December 15, is Bill of Rights Day. I don't know how much we'll hear about it in the media, but you and I know how important the Bill of Rights is. The Founders recognized that it was important to be specific about what government must not do.

The Libertarian Party platform expresses support for the Bill of Rights in many places. For example:

First Amendment:

Massachusetts Democrat wants Libertarian Joe Kennedy in debates

Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator, has indicated that she favors, and may insist on, including Libertarian Joe Kennedy in candidate debates.

Kennedy will officially appear as an independent on the ballot. He is not related to the late Senator Edward Kennedy. The special election will be held on January 19, 2010.

The Boston Globe recently reported on Coakley's statements.

Libertarian Patty Tweedle files for Missouri special election

Libertarian Patty Tweedle has filed to run in the special election for Missouri State House, District 62. The election will be held on February 2, 2010.

From Friends of Patty Tweedle:

Help us celebrate the 38th birthday of the Libertarian Party!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party was founded 38 years ago on December 11, 1971. One of the founders, David Nolan, remains active within the party and is slated to speak at our 2010 National Convention in St. Louis over Memorial Day weekend. (Details for the convention, including prices and registration options, will be released in January.)

Georgia Libertarian running in special election

Libertarian Taylor Bryant is running in the January 5 special election for
Georgia State Senator, District 22.

Mr. Bryant will face three Democrats in the election. There will be no
Republicans, independents, or other party candidates in the election. If
no candidate gets a majority, a runoff will be held on February 2.

Visit Taylor Bryant's campaign
website.

LP Texas speaks to tea partiers in Abilene

Robert Butler, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Texas, visited Abilene on December 8 and spoke to local members of the 9/12 Project group.

Butler's visit was covered by the Abilene Reporter-News.

LP Monday Message: Global Warming LP Poll Results

December 7, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last week we sent a poll asking for your opinions on global warming. If you haven't already taken it, you can still take the poll here.

The poll has proven to be popular. Below is the poll question, responses, and results after one week.

Which of the following statements best matches your view of global warming?

LP Monday Message: What are your thoughts on global warming?

November 30, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

You may have seen recent headlines that ask whether climate scientists have been open and honest regarding global warming data.

I would like to know your opinion on the global warming issue. Please take our latest poll.

Even when Libertarians agree on principles, they may disagree on which policies will best implement those principles.

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