Author Archive | Bob Johnston

Ellen and Roger Misbach

Libertarian candidates win fight for ballot access in Connecticut

From on October 14, 2019: Libertarian candidates Roger and Ellen Misbach settled a lawsuit against the Secretary of the State and their names will appear on the [Meriden] November mayoral and City Council ballot. Roger Misbach sued the Secretary of the State’s office and Secretary Denise Merrill for denying ballot access to the Misbachs over […]

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the advocate

LPLA chair featured in Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper

Rufus Craig, chair of the Libertarian Party of Louisiana, was featured in an article in The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest daily newspaper, on September 27, 2019. He is running for the state Senate sixth district seat on October 12. Mack “Bodi” White looked like he would once again draw no opponents in his reelection bid for […]

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Scotusblog Lists Libertarian Party Bequest Case as a “Petition of the Week”

Scotusblog, the blog of the United States Supreme Court, has highlighted the petition pending before the court regarding the case of the Libertarian Party’s lawsuit against the Federal Elections Commission as one of its “Petitions of the Week“. Below is the text of the post: Issues: (1) Whether limiting the size of Joseph Shaber’s uncoordinated […]

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City Councilman in New York switches to Libertarian Party

From WRFA-FM in Jamestown, New York on September 23, 2019: Jamestown City Councilman At Large and 2019 mayoral candidate Andrew Liuzzo has left the Republican Party to join the Libertarian Party. The announcement was made during a press conference Sunday morning with county Libertarian party officials present, along with an appearance by Larry Sharpe, 2018 […]

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Nicholas Sarwark, Dave Smith

Reason covers Soho Forum debate between LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark and comedian Dave Smith

From on September 20, 2019: “The Libertarian Party should never again put up national candidates whose views are similar to those of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.” That was the resolution of a public debate hosted by the Soho Forum in New York City at the SubCulture Theater on September 10, 2019. It featured […]

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Aaron Lewis

Hartford mayoral candidate Aaron Lewis changes party affiliation from Democrat to Libertarian

From the Hartford Courant on September 18, 2019: Aaron Lewis, a candidate for Hartford mayor, is changing his party affiliation from Democratic to Libertarian, he announced this week. The publisher and ghostwriter said that historically, “the Democratic Party has posed itself as the party for African Americans and minorities throughout the United States.” “After careful […]

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Minnesota LP files lawsuit over law requiring petition signers pledging not to vote in the primary

The Minnesota Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota, claiming that the current law requiring petition signers to pledge not to vote in the primary election for the petitioning candidate’s race is to prevent non-establishment party candidates from running for office. Chris Holbrook, the Minnesota LP chair, was interviewed by KTSP-TV, the […]

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Robert Bender for Reynoldsburg City Council in Ohio

Court returns Libertarian city council candidate to Ohio’s November ballot

Robert Bender, a Libertarian Party of Ohio candidate for the Reynoldsburg City Council, has been returned to the November ballot by court order after previously having a critical number of his petition signatures invalidated by election officials. From the Columbus Dispatch on July 23: The Franklin County Board of Elections returned a Libertarian candidate for […]

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Lincoln Chafee (Boston Globe photo)

Lincoln Chafee on why he joined the Libertarian Party

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who recently switched his voter registration to the Libertarian Party, wrote this opinion piece for the Boston Globe on July 19: As an American, I have been saddened and embarrassed by recent failures of American presidents to exercise their global duties responsibly. We have entered into never-ending, illegitimate conflicts […]

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