Author Archive | Bob Johnston


LNC meeting Saturday and Sunday

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Holiday Inn KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast […]

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Gary St. Fleur

Libertarian mayoral candidate Gary St. Fleur scores major win for Scranton taxpayers

Gary St. Fleur is running for mayor of Scranton, Penn., as a Libertarian. Aug. 4 marked a major victory for tax-cutters, and especially taxpayers, when Judge James Gibbons sided with Libertarian mayoral candidate Gary St. Fleur and seven other Scranton, Penn., residents who filed a lawsuit against the city over excessive taxation. The suit contends […]

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sarwark at fancy farm

LNC chair speaks at huge Fancy Farm gathering in Kentucky

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark speaking at the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky. Every year, St. Jerome’s Parish in Mayfield, Ky., holds the Fancy Farm Picnic, a community event with barbecue, games, a 5k run, and political speeches. The event was designated by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “world’s largest picnic” in 1985, […]

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LNC chair explains health care deregulation in Washington Times

Shifting the layers of bureaucracy in the U.S. government-managed health care system won’t make much of a difference, Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark explained in Jennifer Harper’s Aug. 4 Inside the Beltway column in the Washington Times. Instead, the Libertarian Party calls for repeal and deregulation so that competitive health care markets can function […]

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LNC chair reports ‘unprecedented traction’ for LP in Washington Times column

1984 Libertarian Party presidential candidate David Bergland with current LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark at the 2017 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas. Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark was quoted in Jennifer Harper’s Inside The Beltway column in the Washington Times on July 26: “The Libertarian Party has joined the political fray, spurred on by the […]

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LP candidate for NJ governor Pete Rohrman interviewed on FiOS1

Pete Rohrman, the New Jersey Libertarian Party 2017 candidate for governor, has ambitious but realistic goals for reforming government in the Garden State, including cutting government spending by 10 percent and legalizing marijuana. A July 26 interview with FiOS1 provided Rohrman with an opportunity to expound on his views before a widespread media audience. “I’m […]

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Sarwark at FreedomFest CNN interview 7-2017

CNN: Libertarian Party chair views Trump tumult as prime recruitment opportunity

CNN interviewed Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark at FreedomFest last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. From their coverage published on July 25: “If there’s one person relishing Washington’s Trump-era dysfunction, it’s Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark, who sees the tumult as a prime recruitment opportunity. “‘I have to give thanks to Donald Trump and […]

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Washington Post: Bar association refuses to include Libertarian attorney in VA gubernatorial debate

On July 21, the Washington Post reported on Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra’s campaign for governor of Virginia. From the article: “Cliff Hyra will be on the ballot in November but won’t be on the stage Saturday [July 22] when his two rivals in the Virginia governor’s race square off in their first debate. “Hyra, the Libertarian […]

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Libertarian Party at FreedomFest

The Libertarian Party is again participating in FreedomFest, the annual “trade show for liberty,” taking place July 19 – 22 at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark, Executive Director Wes Benedict, and Lauren Daugherty, Head of Development, are representing the LP and staffing a booth (#236) in […]

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Libertarian Party gaining ground as primary parties lose support

On July 16, The Conservative Nut published this article, citing several of the Libertarian Party’s state-level elected officials: by Luke Poteat There are around 7,000 seats in the upper and lower houses of all the state governments in America, and of those, four are currently held by representatives of the Libertarian Party. This statistic provides […]

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