Author Archive | Bob Johnston

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LNC member running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif. in recall election

Libertarian National Committee member Aaron Starr is running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif., in a recall election that he organized. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 1. Starr authored Measure M, a ballot initiative to repeal a 35 percent wastewater rate hike, in 2017. The measure passed with 72 percent of the vote, but has been challenged […]

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LNC meeting Saturday and Sunday

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting will start at 11 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. The […]

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Michigan Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Gelineau featured on NPR

Bill Gelineau, the Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan, was featured on the “Stateside” program on NPR Michigan affiliate WUOM-FM to discuss his campaign, particularly spending, taxes, and roads, the Michigan Strategic Fund, legalizing marijuana, and the Michigan National Guard and foreign conflicts. From the March 26 interview by Lester Graham: The slate of candidates […]

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Washington Times highlights upcoming LNC convention

Jennifer Harper, the “Inside the Beltway” columnnist for the Washington Times, growth in voter registration, the upcoming national convention, the party’s growth in voter registration, and our 2018 ballot-access and campaign progress in her April 9 column. From the article, “New Libertarian motto: ‘Don’t tread on me’”: The national Libertarian Party appears pretty cheerful these days. The […]

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South Dakota Libertarian Party wins ballot-access case

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional South Dakota’s laws regulating third-party access to the ballot. From ABC affiliate KOTA-TV’s coverage of the Feb. 21 decision: Judge Lawrence Piersol ruled that the laws violated the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the plaintiffs, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. The ruling says that the state […]

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Brandon Kneeld

Florida Libertarian elected to Davenport City Council

Libertarian Brandon Kneeld,  elected city councilmember in Davenport, Fla. Florida Libertarian Brandon Kneeld was elected to the Davenport City Council on April 3. Kneeld easily defeated his opponent, Headley Oliver, with 245 votes to Oliver’s 117. “I’m just incredibly humbled they’re putting their trust in me,” Kneeld said of the residents, in an election-night interview […]

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‘InsiderNJ’: Libertarian Tosone running for CD5 seat

At their convention on March 24, Libertarian Party of New Jersey delegates nominated writer, musician, and business consultant Jim Tosone as their candidate for House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 5th congressional district. The explicitly nonpartisan news website “InsiderNJ” featured coverage of Tosone following his nomination. From the March 27 piece, “Libertarian Tosone Running for […]

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Martin Moulton

Libertarian candidate’s filing for D.C. mayor and council chair covered in ‘Washington Blade’

The Washington Blade, whose slogan is “America’s LGBT news source,” interviewed Libertarian candidate Martin Moulton about his having filed to run for either of two local offices in Washington, D.C. From the March 14 article, “Gay Libertarian to run for D.C. mayor, Council chair,” by Lou Chibbaro, Jr.: Gay Libertarian Party activist Martin Moulton has filed […]

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North Carolina Libertarians are in it to win it, says ‘Smoky Mountain News’

The Smoky Mountain News featured Libertarian Party (LP) candidate Clifton B. Ingram, Jr. in article about the “impressive tally” of Libertarians running for office in North Carolina this spring. From the March 7 story, “Libertarians in it to win it in 2018,” by Cory Vaillancourt: For the first time in a decade, citizens in much of western North […]

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Michigan Libertarian the first alternative-party candidate in 48 years to qualify for gubernatorial primary ballot

Michigan Libertarian Bill Gelineau has become the first candidate for governor from a non-establishment party to qualify under “major party” status to appear on a primary ballot there in nearly a half-century, and only the second since 1932. On Thursday, March 8, Gelineau submitted 21,187 signatures to get on the ballot. To qualify, a statewide candidate from […]

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Libertarian Sabrin garners news coverage, op-ed, in challenge to Menendez for U.S. senate in N.J.

Star-Ledger affiliate NJ.com reported on Jan. 25 that author and Ramapo College finance professor Murray Sabrin has declared he will run for U.S. Senate, and credited him as the first candidate to announce a 2018 challenge to Sen. Robert “Bob” Menendez (D–NJ), who was first appointed to the seat in 2006. Sabrin has wasted no time […]

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