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John Stossel: Jo Jorgensen Is A Different Presidential Candidate

From John Stossel of Reason Magazine on May 26, 2020: We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don’t have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government. Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won […]

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Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates May 21

The Libertarian Party presidential and vice-presidential candidate debates will take place this evening, May 21, starting at 8:00 pm ET. The presidential candidate debate will take place first, followed by the vice-presidential debate. Each debate will last an hour. Reason magazine columnist John Stossel will serve as the moderator. Participation in the debates will be […]

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AJC: Libertarians to be first to nominate a presidential candidate via virtual convention

Jim Galloway, political reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 19th most popular news website in the country, wrote the following opinion piece on the upcoming Libertarian Party national convention on May 19, 2020: Over the weekend, U.S. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan decided that he wouldn’t make a run for president under the Libertarian Party […]

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2020 Libertarian Vice-Presidential Candidates

Below are candidates running for the 2020 Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential nomination:   The list above includes Libertarian Party 2020 vice-presidential candidates who have met the following criteria, specified by the Libertarian National Committee. The criteria for vice-presidential candidates to be recognize on any Libertarian Party platform is as follows: The candidate is a sustaining member […]

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LPNova wins the first LP Everywhere Contest

The Affiliate Support Committee of the Libertarian Party is pleased to announce the winner of the first LP Everywhere Contest! In its inaugural year, the contest was created to promote activism, community engagement & team work. Voters were asked to judge entrants on execution, originality & outreach. The Libertarian Party of Northern Virginia (LPNova) initiative,  “Libertarians […]

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NewsCenter1: Gideon Oakes announces candidacy for District 30 Senator

Gideon Oakes, the chair of the South Dakota Libertarian Party and who in 2018 received the third-best result ever for a Libertarian Party legislative candidate running in a three-way race with a Democrat and Republican (18.2%), was featured in an article on Newscenter1, the website of KNBN-TV, the NBC affiliate in western South Dakota, on […]

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Two Minnesota Elected Libertarians Help Overturn Decision by City Government

Two elected libertarians on the Burnsville, Minnesota City Council were featured in an article on the HometownSource.com website on April 15, 2020, as they helped reverse a decision by the city government to keep open a city playground during a contentious meeting: Backlash against COVID-19 restrictions in Burnsville erupted during Tuesday’s City Council work session, […]

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Wisconsin LP Gets Four Wins in Spring Primary

Two Wisconsin Libertarian Party candidates were elected to office on April 7, 2020, and two already serving were reelected to their seats. Wisconsin LP vice-chair Brian Defferding was unopposed in running for reelection to the Winnebago County Board of Supervisors in district 16. Dave Ripp was reelected again to the Dane County Board of Supervisors […]

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LP member endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the field of economics

From a press release from Marquis’ Who’s Who on April 14, 2020: Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John D. Nash Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Nash celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted […]

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AJC – Lawsuit: Ease requirements for 3rd-parties in Georgia amid coronavirus

From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on March 27, 2020: In a time of “social distancing” and the coronavirus, third-party candidates shouldn’t have to go door to door collecting over 20,000 signatures to get on the ballot in Georgia, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday. The lawsuit by Libertarian Party and Green Party nominees for the […]

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AL.com – Civil liberties and coronavirus safety: Some say Alabama is going too far

Alabama Libertarian Party chair Laura Lane was quoted in an article on Al.com, the website of the Birmingham News, the city’s main newspaper, on March 24, 2020. Alabama businesses, employees, and consumers are scrambling to adjust to closed schools and restaurants, cancelled sports seasons, work-from-home instructions and other disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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KPAX: Libertarians Have New U.S. Senate Candidate in Montana Race

From KPAX.com, the CBS television affiliate in Western Montana, on March 19, 2020: Lewis and Clark County Commissioner Susan Good Geise said Wednesday she’ll be the Libertarian Party’s new candidate in Montana’s U.S. Senate race – replacing a last-minute withdrawal. Geise, a Republican county commissioner, told MTN News she contacted the Libertarians after reading about […]

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