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2008 Libertarian Party National Convention award recipients

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Top Honors given to LP members every two years

The Libertarian Party proudly announces recipients of this year’s Thomas Paine, Samuel Adams, and Thomas Jefferson awards. These awards are given every two years at the biennial national conventions. They are given to individuals whose achievements place them among the best activists in the history of the LP.

The Thomas Paine award honors individuals within the LP who have excelled in the area of communications. This year the award will be given to two great communicators, Michael Ferguson, of Missouri, and Eric Schansberg, of Indiana.

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Libertarian Party on track for record year!

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With your help, the LP could break all the records!

Dear Libertarian,

This past weekend, more than 650 Libertarian delegates from across the country came together in Denver, CO to select our ticket for the 2008 presidential race.  Through much debate, both on the stage and on the floor, our delegates selected one of the strongest tickets in the 37-year history of the Libertarian Party.  Former Congressman Bob Barr, and small businessman Wayne Allyn Root will be leading the Party into what could possibly be the biggest year for Libertarians since Ed Clark ran in 1980!

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Huckabee is right: Libertarianism is a threat to Republican hypocrisy

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Party responds to former GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee's comments about the "threat" of libertarianism

Washington, D.C.  - In a recent interview with Huffington Post contributor Will Mari, former GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee called libertarianism "not an American message," stating libertarianism was a "soulless type of economic conservatism" and a threat to Republicanism.  In response, Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis issued the following statement:

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Wayne Allyn Root selected as vice presidential candidate

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Libertarian Party fronts Barr/Root ticket for 2008

Denver - Wayne Allyn Root was selected on Sunday as the 2008 nominee for vice president at the Libertarian National Convention.  Root will join former Congressman and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr on the Libertarian ticket in Nov.

Endorsed by Barr following the selection of the presidential candidate, Root was selected as the vice president after two rounds of voting.

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Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee

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Former Congressman plans to take the White House as Libertarian candidate

Denver - The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election.

"I'm sure we will emerge here with the strongest ticket in the history of the Libertarian Party," Barr stated in his victory speech shortly after being selected as the Party's nominee. "I want everybody to remember that we only have 163 days to win this election.  We cannot waste one single day."

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Watch the LP Presidential Debate LIVE!

Tonight seven Libertarian presidential-hopefuls debate at the 2008 National Convention. 

Bob Barr, Mike Gravel, George Phillies, Mike Jingozian, Mary Ruwart, Steve Kubby and Wayne Allyn Root all are on stage to discuss why they are the best to represent the Libertarian Party in 2008.  The debate is being moderated by Jim Pinkerton, a respected contributor to the American Conservative magazine.

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Seven candidates qualify for presidential debate

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Half of candidates vying for nomination cross threshold for debate participation at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention

Denver, CO - Half of the candidates vying for the Libertarian Party's nomination for president have qualified to participate in tonight's presidential debate at the 2008 Libertarian National Convention.

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Libertarian National Convention begins this week

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Presidential nominee will be selected May 25

Washington, D.C. - The Libertarian Party will hold its biennial National Convention this week in Denver, where it will select its presidential nominee for the 2008 election.  The convention will be held May 22 through 26. 

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Keep the housing market a free market

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Federal bailouts reward bad decisions at the taxpayers' expense

Washington, D.C. - In a statement issued today by Libertarian Party National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis, the Libertarian Party is urging the President to veto any housing bill sent to his desk that creates bailouts for the housing industry at the taxpayers' expense:

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Executive Director Shane Cory resigns from the Libertarian National Committee

Washington, D.C. - Executive Director Shane Cory has stepped down this week from his staff position with the Libertarian Party.

"I have come to appreciate his talent and professional performance," says Libertarian Party Chairman William Redpath, expressing his thanks for Cory's outstanding service to the LP. "Also, as a personal friend. I wish him well and future success."

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