Author Archive | Bob Johnston


Iowa elected official switches to LP

Glenwood City (Iowa) Councilman Jeremy Rodman switched his voter registration to the Libertarian Party on June 12. Rodman, who serves in Ward 1 and is a former Republican, was elected to the position in November 2015, and his term started in January 2016. The term of the office is for four years. “The values I grew […]

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Carla Howell

Thanks to Carla Howell for her service as national LP political director

Carla Howell’s contract to serve as political director for the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) ends on June 30. On behalf of the many Libertarians who have benefited from her contributions, we thank her for her service. Carla Howell has had a strong positive influence on Libertarian Party communications since she came on board at the LP headquarters […]

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LNC Political Director quoted in PJ Media

Libertarian National Committee Political Director Carla Howell was quoted in a blog post in PJ Media on June 8 regarding a letter sent from several U.S. Senators to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking him to pare down the practice of civil asset forfeiture. “Carla Howell, political director for the National Libertarian Party, said in an interview last week that civil […]

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LNC Bylaws Committee hearing on June 22

LNC Bylaws Committee hearing on June 22

There will be a meeting of the Libertarian National Committee’s bylaws committee on June 22, starting at 9 P.M. EDT. Please join the bylaws committee for our first hearing of the term.  We are eager to hear your ideas on our bylaws and how they can be improved. Click here for instructions on how to […]

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New Mexico newspapers cover new county affiliates

Two New Mexico newspapers, the Los Alamos Daily Post and the Farmington Daily Times, recently ran articles on the creation of new county affiliates for the New Mexico LP. For the first time in party history, the New Mexico LP is recognized as a major party, and will nominate partisan 2018 candidates in primary elections, rather […]

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Plaintiffs in debate criteria lawsuit blast FEC

In a continuing lawsuit aimed at forcing the FEC to strike prohibitive criteria for debate inclusion imposed by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), Level the Playing Field (LPF) blasted the FEC when it filed for injunctive relief on May 26. The Libertarian Party is a co-plaintiff in the case Level the Playing Field (LPF) […]

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Texas governor signs bill that repeals straight-ticket device

On June 1, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 25, which repeals the straight-ticket device. The legislature passed the bill on May 20. Straight-ticket ballots list the officially qualified parties at the top, usually just “Democrat” and “Republican.” Voters can check an adjacent box to cast a vote for all of that party’s candidates on their […]

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greg creswell

Greg Creswell running in first-ever LP Michigan primary

Noted Libertarian civil rights activist Gregory Creswell will be running, unopposed, in  Michigan LP’s first-ever primary election on August 8. He is running in a special election for state rep in the first district, which includes part of Detroit, and will be the first candidate of any alternative party in the state to appear in […]

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Colorado Independent: The national Libertarian Party’s archives now live in Colorado

From the Colorado Independent on May 30: “They came in a U-Haul. “Colorado, the birthplace of the national Libertarian Party, is now something else: host of the party’s trove of physical archives since its founding in 1971 in Colorado Springs. “Or was the party founded in Westminster? “That’s a friendly dispute among some Libertarians who […]

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