LP Monday Message: Pull Plug on Granny?

October 18, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

This morning we sent the press release below:

WASHINGTON – With prospects of a Republican takeover of Congress, Libertarian Party (LP) Chair Mark Hinkle posed this question: "In order to balance the budget, where will the GOP pull the plug first: on Granny, or on foreign wars?"

Read the entire release here.

Our Staff Assistant, Arthur DiBianca, sent this voting report earlier today:

I just voted for 23 Libertarian candidates!

This morning, as early voting started in Texas, I had the privilege of voting for 23 great Libertarian candidates.

And thanks to the dedication of our candidates and the hard work of the Travis County Libertarian Party, every voter in Travis County can vote for 22 or 23 Libertarian candidates, depending on where they live.

I hate to brag, but I think this is the only county in America where voters can choose so many Libertarians!

Here are the names of all the Libertarians I just voted for:

Kathie Glass for Governor
Scott Jameson for Lieutenant Governor
Mary J. Ruwart for Comptroller of Public Accounts
Jon Roland for Attorney General
Rick Donaldson for Commissioner of Agriculture
James L. Holdar for Commissioner of General Land Office
Roger Gary for Railroad Commissioner
William Bryan Strange, III for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 3
Tom Oxford for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 5
Jack Armstrong for Justice, Supreme Court, Place 9
J. Randell Stevens for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2
Dave Howard for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 5
Robert Ravee Virasin for Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 6
Jim Stutsman for U.S. Representative, District 25
Mark Loewe for State Board of Education, District 5
Kent Phillips for State Senator, District 14
Arthur DiBianca (yours truly) for State Representative, District 51
Mark Tippetts for County Judge
Arlo J. Pignotti for District Clerk
Gillian Dreesen for County Clerk
Mike Burris for County Treasurer
David Dreesen for County Commissioner, Precinct 4
John Burton for Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4

Altogether, there are 37 Libertarian candidates appearing on the ballot in part or all of Travis County.

See our list of over 800 Libertarian candidates.

Our October 4 fundraising effort fell a little short of our $3,000 goal. Therefore, we scaled back slightly and ordered 200,000 more door hangers instead of 300,000. They have arrived and we’re ready to ship. We’ve already shipped about 600,000 total. It’s still 15 days until November 2 (Election Day), so it’s not too late to order more door hangers and put them up in your neighborhood. Lots of voters wait until Election Day to vote, so it’s good to keep putting up door hangers until November 2. We usually ship them Priority Mail so they arrive in three days or less.

Please donate $5 for each 100 door hangers and type "door hangers [quantity]" in the comments section.

Example (for ordering online):

Comment (optional):
door hangers 500


Wes Benedict
Executive Director
Libertarian National Committee

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