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Libertarian candidate for Connecticut governor interviewed in ‘Daily Campus’

The Daily Campus, a publication of the University of Connecticut, featured an interview of Rod Hanscomb, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Connecticut, on March 23. In the interview, Hanscomb discusses his chances of winning, cutting spending and making Connecticut business-friendly, his background as a business owner, and legalizing the sale of marijuana. “Is it […]

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Mark West, the 2018 Libertarian nominee for governor of Arkansas, appearing on 'Talk Business & Politics' program on ABC affiliate KATV television

Record slate of Arkansas LP candidates reaps media attention

The Arkansas Libertarian Party (LP) has nominated 33 candidates for 34 office in 2018. The record number of candidates, headed by Mark West for governor, has garnered notable media coverage. West was interviewed by Roby Brock, host of “Talk Business & Politics” on KATV television in Little Rock. From the Feb. 25 broadcast: Mark West […]

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Montana Libertarians promote ‘sweet justice’ at event on jury nullification

The Flathead County Libertarian Party in Montana hosted a community event on Feb. 9 to explore the history, application, and importance of jury nullification. The guest speakers were Kirsten Tynan, executive director of the Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA), who made the case that jurors’ “conscientious acquittal” is about love and heroism, and Montana-based attorney […]

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Libertarian Foxall wins media’s only endorsement in state house race, participates in TV debate

On Feb. 8, the Observer newspaper conferred their endorsement on Alison Foxall, the Libertarian candidate for Florida state house, district 72. It was the race’s only media endorsement to date. Foxall also participated in a televised debate on ABC 7 on Jan. 30.  Following brief opening statements, moderator Alan Cohn posed questions to Foxall and her two opponents, […]

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New Mexico land commissioner becomes the nation’s first Libertarian statewide elected official

On Jan. 27, Aubrey Dunn, New Mexico’s land commissioner, switched his voter registration from Republican to Libertarian, making him the first ever Libertarian statewide elected official, according to Ballot Access News. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Dunn’s announcement and that he is considering seeking another state-level office in conjunction with the end of his […]

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Elected Libertarian Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt of Calimesa, Calif.

Elected Libertarian Jeffrey Hewitt leads city to reform firefighting and avoid possible bankruptcy

Elected Libertarian Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt, the Region Four representative to the Libertarian National Committee, has taken a bold step toward shrinking big government in his city of Calimesa, Calif. He has led the charge to replace the town’s dependence on the expanding state fire-protection bureaucracy with its own new fire department, enabling his city to […]

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John Stossel interviews LNC chair on Libertarian Party’s prospects for 2018

Television journalist John Stossel recently interviewed Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark about the 2016 election and whether 2018 could be “the year of the Libertarian Party.” Here are highlights from the Jan. 2 episode of “Stossel on Reason”: “Many of us hoped [the 2016] presidential race would be the election where a Libertarian finally broke […]

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LP press secretary discusses Alabama U.S. senate race, ballot access, on “Freedom Works!” radio show

Libertarian National Committee Press Secretary Richard Fields appeared on the “Freedom Works!” radio show with host Paul Molloy, broadcast on 1340 AM in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 20. They discussed Libertarian candidate Ron Bishop’s Alabama U.S. Senate race and the effect of allegations against his Republican opponent on the Republican Party, now scrambling to find […]

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Washington Examiner: Libertarians brush off concerns they’ll play ‘spoiler’

National LP Executive Director Wes Benedict and several Libertarian candidates and activists were interviewed for a Washington Examiner story about the influence of Libertarian Cliff Hyra’s campaign for governor in Virginia. From the Nov. 6 article: Virginia’s campaign for governor ends Tuesday [Nov. 7] with polling suggesting a tight contest between Republican Gillespie and Democrat […]

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Libertarian as the “grown-up in the room” denounces opponents’ divisiveness, earns press

Virginia Libertarian candidate for governor Cliff Hyra has been making the rounds and earning consistent media coverage with his principled Libertarian platform. On Thursday, Nov. 2, he held a news conference at the state capitol to address his opponents’ “wild-eyed accusations and divisive rhetoric” — aimed at each other — and to ask voters to […]

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Former LP state chair running for selectman in Plainfield, Conn.

Former Connecticut Libertarian Party Chair and three-time candidate for U.S. House Daniel Reale was interviewed for the Norwich Bulletin about his candidacy for first selectman in Plainfield. From the Oct. 27 article about the race (“Plainfield voters have plenty of choices for first selectman”): The decision by Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet to not seek […]

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