LP Monday Message: List of presidential candidates

August 29, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First I want to thank everyone who supported our 24-hour HURRICANE EARTHQUAKE L.P. (H.E.L.P.) Telethon here at the national Libertarian Party Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

From the start of the announcement Friday through noon on Sunday, we received $365 by phone and $2,797.76 online.

The hurricane caused significant damage in some places as well as loss of life, and we hope for a speedy recovery for those dealing with the aftermath. I was pleased that the hurricane did not cause more damage that it did.

Here in Washington, D.C., we did not lose power. Click here to see my attempt to deliver a Geraldo Rivera/Anderson Cooper-style 1:30 AM hurricane report.

A sampling of feedback from the event:


  • "I LOVED the hurricane telethon idea. Happy to donate today. We need more FUN ideas like this one, IMO."
  • "I called in last night and had a terrific conversation with Wes!"
  • "Makes the LP look like fools."

No matter what the topic, the conversation is always lively on our Facebook Wall, and opinions vary. If you haven’t joined our Facebook page, you can do that here.

Regarding the 2012 presidential race, a new Reason Foundation poll finds opportunity for a third party candidate.

Along those lines, here’s a list of 2012 Libertarian Party candidates for president.


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

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Congratulations to the winners of our Presidential Debate straw poll and thank you to everyone who participated! Use the bottom below to view the results!