Author Archive | Bob Johnston

Dani Cronce (WNBF photo)

City councillor in Binghamton, NY, switches to Libertarian Party

Dani Cronce, an elected Democrat on the Binghamton, New York city council, changed her affiliation to the Libertarian Party on June 12. Binghamtom has a population of about 47,000. Cronce announced her party switch the same day on Binghamton Now With Bob Joseph, a radio show on WNBF-AM. From the WNBF website: Binghamton city councilwoman […]

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Marco Battaglia

Libertarian Marco Battaglia runs for Des Moines City Council

Libertarian Marco Battaglia’s race for Des Moines City Council received coverage in the Des Moines Register on June 10: A former Libertarian candidate for Iowa attorney general will now challenge for a seat on the Des Moines City Council this fall. Marco Battaglia, who lost his bid last fall to unseat longtime Attorney General Tom […]

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Lincoln Chafee (Boston Globe photo)

Former Rhode Island governor switches registration to Libertarian

Some people discover libertarian ideas when they’re young, but others may take decades to realize the value of individual liberty for all. Lincoln Chafee, a former governor and U.S. senator for Rhode Island, recently announced that he has switched his political affiliation to the Libertarian Party. From the Boston Globe on June 4: Lincoln D. […]

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Libertarian Party of Arizona

9th Circuit Court upholds Arizona law challenged by Libertarians

Republicans and Democrats are scared of political competition, and they rig the electoral process to make it as difficult as possible for anybody to mount a challenge at the ballot box. A recent article from the Arizona Daily Star explains how Republican legislators conspired to keep Libertarian Party candidates out of elections, and the courts […]

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Erika Klie Kolenich

Libertarian Erika Klie Kolenich runs for WV governor

Tired of all the old-party bickering between Democrats and Republicans, Libertarian Party candidate Erika Klie Kolenich recently announced she would run for governor of West Virginia in the 2020 election. From My Buckhannon on May 27: A Buckhannon native is throwing her hat into the ring of the 2020 West Virginia Governor’s race. But that […]

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MCH Medical Center Hospital in Ector County, Texas

Texas Libertarian defeats incumbent for hospital board

Wallace Dunn, a Texas Libertarian Party candiate for the Ector County Medical Center Hospital Board of Directors defeated Mary Thompson for place 6 in the May 4 election. From the Texas Scorecard: Wallace Dunn was declared the winner Saturday night in his first bid for public office, successfully unseating 30-year incumbent Mary Thompson for Place […]

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Guns Save Lives

Washington Times: Libertarian Party introduces ‘Guns Save Lives’ campaign T-shirts

A pledge to uphold the Second Amendment right to bear arms has been part of the Libertarian Party platform since 1972, and a recent set of gun rights apparel and accessories added to LPstore.org reflects this longstanding commitment. The Libertarian Party’s new “Guns Save Lives” line was featured in the Washington Times on May 20: […]

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Justin Amash on Twitter — May 19, 2019

LNC chair agrees with Rep. Justin Amash on Trump criticism

The recent highly publicized criticism of President Donald Trump by Rep. Justin Amash received support from Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark in a May 19 interview with Salon. Sarwark also weighed in on the possibility that Rep. Amash could seek the Libertarian Party nomination for the 2020 presidential race. Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of […]

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Former Larry Sharpe campaign manager Kari Bittner on Spectrum News.

NY Libertarians achieve 4-year ballot access, registration form listing

Thanks to a strong voter turnout for Libertarian candidates in New York’s 2018 election, the Libertarian Party of New York has achieved automatic four-year ballot access and a new party registration line for registering voters. From a May 16 article titled “New Libertarian Party Concerned About Outdated Voter Registration Forms” in the Buffalo Spectrum News: […]

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May 2019 LP Kentucky ballot access ruling

Judge puts KY Libertarian candidates on the ballot

A U.S. District Court judge granted injunctive relief to the Libertarian Party of Kentucky and ordered the state to put the party’s nominees on the ballot for the November 2019 election. The Libertarian Party is ballot-qualified in Kentucky, and it nominates by convention, so no candidate petitions were required. The problem for the party was […]

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Shannon Bray and Tim Harris

North Carolina Libertarian congressional candidates to debate April 28

The Libertarian Party candidates for U.S. Congress in North Carolina’s 3rd District, Shannon Bray and Tim Harris, will debate on Sunday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. ET in an online forum. The Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) will host the debate, and Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark will moderate. To watch the debate […]

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