Author Archive | Bob Johnston

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Former LNC chair quoted in ‘Washington Times’ on voter registration

Former Libertarian Party Chair Bill Redpath, a leader in Libertarian ballot-access efforts nationwide, was interviewed for the Washington Times, to comment on several states’ drop in voter registrations for both Democrats and Republicans. From the Dec. 27 article by David Sherfinski, “Drain on Democratic voter rolls signals trouble for midterm elections”: The latest numbers from […]

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Dates of interest to Libertarians: 2018

The following is a list of dates of interest to Libertarians in 2018, compiled by Dr. James Lark, Libertarian National Committee regional representative and former LNC chair. January 6 Pres. Franklin Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech. (1941) 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 16 Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (alcohol […]

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LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark speaking at microphone, wearing suit & tie (color photo)

LNC Chair Sarwark discusses Phoenix mayoral race, Libertarian Party in IVN interview

Libertarian National Committee Chair and candidate for mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Nicholas Sarwark, was interviewed by Lindsay France, host of “The Business of Politics,” an IVN podcast, on Jan. 10. In the interview, Sarwark discusses his campaign goals, the Libertarian Party’s progress, ballot access, the state of the presidential debates, fundraising, and more. Click here […]

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AP: Congressional race in New Mexico gets Libertarian candidate

Lloyd Princeton announced on Jan. 8 that he is seeking the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Congress in New Mexico’s 1st district. The Associated Press ran a story on Princeton’s announcement, which was published by several media outlets around the country. From the Seattle Times on Jan. 8: “The race for the Albuquerque-based congressional district in […]

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Observer-Reporter: Pittsburgh attorney makes Libertarian bid in U.S. congressional race

Two county affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) nominated Libertarian attorney and homeless advocate Drew G. Miller to run for U.S. Congress there. From the Jan. 10 coverage by the Observer-Reporter, the daily newspaper of southwest Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh attorney Drew Gray Miller announced Tuesday he plans to give voters a choice outside the […]

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‘First, they ignore you’: GOP attacks Libertarian legislator over movie screenings

When the Republican Party attacked Libertarian Senator Laura Ebke (Neb.) for hosting Christmas movie screenings in her district, the Lincoln Journal Star reported on the Libertarian Party’s return fire. From the article, “GOP attacks Christmas movie showings; Libertarian Party asks about Ricketts’ tailgate parties,” by Don Walton (Dec. 4): The Libertarian Party of Nebraska on […]

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Bennett Morris grinning broadly wearing dark blue suit with beige bow tie, in front of ivy-covered brick wall (color photo)

Illinois Libertarians circulating petition to end local election commission

Illinois Libertarian Party activists’ project to reduce the size of their county government caught the attention of the Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington. From the Dec. 20 article by reporter Derek Beigh: “McLean County residents tired of having two different agencies conducting local elections may have an unlikely supporter. “After years of gridlock on whether […]

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Jefferson Area Libertarians celebrate anniversary of the Bill of Rights

On December 15, Bill of Rights Day, the Jefferson Area Libertarians assembled to pay tribute to the document that America’s founders installed to protect what they recognized as human beings’ natural rights. Spearheaded by John Munchmeyer, the organization’s chair, the event was held at the Freedom of Speech Wall in downtown Charlottesville and covered by […]

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Dale Kerns

Pennsylvania Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate interviewed in Delaware County Daily Times

The Delaware County (Pa.) Daily Times recently featured an interview of Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania 2018 candidate for U.S. Senate Dale Kerns, a former borough councilman. Below is an excerpt from the Dec. 3 article by Kathleen E. Carey: Kerns is the Libertarian running for the Senate and he’s optimistic it will go well, considering […]

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Three Libertarian candidates for Illinois governor participate in debate on Dec. 6, 2017

Illinois Libertarian gubernatorial candidates debate deficits, pensions, gun control

Libertarians Jon Stewart, Kash Jackson, and Matthew Scaro participate in a gubernatorial candidates’ debate on Dec. 6 at the University of Illinois. Three Libertarian Party candidates for Illinois governor participated in an election debate held on Dec. 6 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The declared candidates, Jon Stewart, Matthew Scaro, and Kash Jackson, […]

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