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Jeffrey Hewitt portrait standing in dark suit and red tie in front of American flag (color photo)

Greenhut: Libertarian Hewitt wins, sets example being ‘outspoken in the positions he championed’

In a January op-ed for the Orange County Register, public-employee pension expert Steven Greenhut praised as a “model for the state” Libertarian Mayor Jeff Hewitt’s work ending Calimesa’s dependence on the state’s fire-protection bureaucracy, enabling the city to avoid exorbitant pension costs. Following a suspenseful ballot-counting process in a very tight race, Hewitt has garnered […]

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Mark Tippetts, 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of Texas, visits the state capitol.

Amarillo Pioneer: Four Texas Libertarian candidates set records in statewide races

Libertarian Mark Tippetts was excluded from the Texas gubernatorial debate this election, but that did not stop a record-breaking number of his fellow Texans from choosing him for the state’s highest executive office. The Amarillo Pioneer reported on Tippetts and the three other Texas Libertarian candidates who share the distinction of having garnered unprecedented vote totals […]

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TV screen image of Kash Jackson speaking on stage at a mic wearing grey suit white shirt striped tie, blue backdrop featuring logos of Telemundo Chicago and NBC (peacock) Chicago Channel 5 (color image)

Libertarian Jackson featured in televised forum, NPR feature article, in Illinois gubernatorial race

Libertarian candidate Grayson “Kash” Jackson participated in a televised forum with his three Illinois gubernatorial rivals: incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, and William “Sam” McCann of the Conservative Party. The moderator and audience members asked the candidates to address such issues as state taxation and spending, migration out of the state, lack of […]

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Reason: Polling data analysis negates Republican claims of Libertarians as ‘spoilers’

In a post at Reason magazine’s Hit & Run blog, Matt Welch makes the counterintuitive case that inclusion of Libertarian gubernatorial candidates in otherwise “disgracefully inadequate” voter polls has been shown to increase the chances for Republican candidates, more than for Democrats. Through his analysis of polling data from several races nationwide, Welch renders moot […]

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TV screen image of Lisa Kennedy Montgomery in dark green dress and eyeglasses hosting her show, looking to her right and gesturing, text on screen 'Kennedy' and 'Libertarian solutions to America's health care problems' and 'Fox Business' (color image)

Three candidates promote Libertarian solutions on ‘Kennedy’

Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery interviewed three Libertarian candidates on her eponymous show on the Fox Business network: Larry Sharpe, running for governor of New York, Tim Silfies, running for U.S. house in Pennsylvania’s 7th district, and Matt Waters of Virginia, running for U.S. senate. After Kennedy congenially encouraged them to work together to “defeat the establishment,” […]

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Richard Castaldo portrait, wearing white shirt, dark tie, eyeglasses, arms crossed, grinning, standing before an American flag on pole and dark backdrop (color photo)

Oklahoma Libertarian congressional candidate interviewed for Muskogee Phoenix

Richard Castaldo, the Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma’s second congressional district, was featured in the Muskogee Phoenix on Oct. 16, along with Democrat Jason Nichols and independent John Foreman, the two other challengers to incumbent Markwayne Mullin, a Republican. When asked the most important issue affecting constituents, Castaldo said, “The inherent rights of every individual regardless […]

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The front page of the Oct. 24, 2018 print edition of the Waco Tribune-Herald, featuring coverage of the campaign of Libertarian Lauren Daugherty for Justice of the Peace in McLennan County, Texas

Front page, above the fold: Texas Libertarian candidate featured in Waco Tribune-Herald

Lauren Daugherty, development director for the Libertarian National Committee, was interviewed for the Waco Tribune-Herald about her race for justice of the peace in McLennan County, Texas. She is running against the incumbent, W.H. “Pete” Peterson, who was involved in the aftermath of the infamous, fatal biker shooting at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco […]

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Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from New Mexico

Sen. Rand Paul endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson for U.S. Senate in New Mexico

Gov. Gary Johnson is the 2018 Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, where he previously served two terms as governor. Johnson was also the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 2012 and 2016. Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) has endorsed Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, despite the […]

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Ballot Access News

Libertarians likely to break midterm-election record with candidates for partisan office on ballot in every state

Ballot Access News reports that 2018 is likely to be the first midterm election in which the Libertarian Party (LP) will have at least one candidate for partisan office on the ballot in every state. From the article by Richard Winger (“For first time in a midterm year, Libertarian Party will almost certainly have at […]

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Larry Sharpe speaking, on the set of 'Kennedy', wearing dark sportcoat and white collared shirt, looking to his left, with large illuminated blue letter K for Kennedy in background, text on screen is 'Libertarian Larry Sharpe is running for Governor of New York' (color photo)

Larry Sharpe on ‘Kennedy’: New York is no longer great, thanks to Cuomo

The Libertarian candidate for governor of New York, Larry Sharpe, appeared on “Kennedy” on Fox Business to discuss Andrew Cuomo’s comment from earlier this week that America “was never that great,” and the condition of New York since Cuomo became the state’s governor in 2011. In the interview, Sharpe and host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery touched […]

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Brandon Nelson

Six California Libertarian candidates advance to November election

Several Libertarian Party candidates for California’s state assembly, of whom all but one appeared as write-ins, have secured top-two status in the June 5 primary election, granting many Californians the now-rare choice of voting for a state-level Libertarian candidate in the so-called general election being held on November 6. On July 16, the secretary of […]

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Murray Sabrin in tan suit & tie, wearing glasses, seat at TV studio desk, talking to hostess on his right (off camera), text on screen reads 'Murray Sabrin' and 'candidate for US Senate' and show title 'Power & Politics' (color photo)

U.S. Senate candidate Sabrin makes the rounds, interviewing on News 12, 101.5 FM, Tom Woods

Dr. Murray Sabrin, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, has been making the media rounds in New Jersey following his appearance at the Libertarian national convention in New Orleans earlier this month. Sabrin, an author and professor of finance at Ramapo College, was interviewed on July 6 on the “Power and Politics” television show […]

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