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Jesse Ventura Considering Run for President on the Libertarian Ticket

Jesse Ventura on WCCO-TV (CBS) (still image from video)Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declared last week that he is considering a run for U.S. President in 2016 on the Libertarian ticket.

In an interview with WCCO-TV, the Minneapolis CBS affiliate, Ventura said he is “seriously considering running for President,” and if he does, he “would seek the Libertarian nomination.”

Libertarian tax protester Irwin Schiff dies in prison

Irwin SchiffLibertarian Irwin Schiff, 87, who sought the LP nomination for president in 1996, passed away on October 16 while serving time in federal prison for refusing to pay the income tax. 

LP Political Director Carla Howell interviewed on CCTV

Carla Howell speaking during panel discussion with another expert in studio on "Heat" program on CCTV network (photo)Libertarian National Committee Political Director Carla Howell was interviewed last week on “The Heat,” hosted by Anand Naidoo on CCTV, a 24-hour English news channel, about non-establishment parties and the obstacles they f

Libertarians Working For You show, with Jeffrey Ragas on foreign policy

ImageWednesday's episode (10/14/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guest Jeffrey Ragas, member of the Plaquemines Parish Executive Board of the Louisiana LP.

Click here to listen.

Washington Times contrasts LP frugality with Obama's taxpayer-funded vacations

ImageJennifer Harper of the Washington Times mentions this weekend's training session in today's (10/16/15) "Inside The Beltway" column.

She also compares the cost of the training and the frugality of Libertarians with the expenses of President Barack Obama, whose travel costs for fundraisers and golf vacations in Februrary and March alone cost taxpayers over $4 million.

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear California Minor Party Lawsuit Against Top-Two

On October 13, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Rubin v Padilla, 15-135, the minor party lawsuit that charges the top-two system, now in effect in California and Washington, violates voting rights in the general election.

Top-two requires all candidates to be placed on the primary election ballots. Only the top two finishers may appear on the general election ballot.

2016 State Conventions

Below is a schedule of Libertarian state conventions in 2016. Click on the state to get more information. Not all states have conventions every year. Many states have not scheduled their conventions yet. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Saturday, January 23

Libertarians are not Republicans: an LP leader's interview with MinnPost

S. L. Malleck
S. L. Malleck

Minnesota Libertarian Party vice-chair S. L. Malleck was interviewed last week on MinnPost, an online news publication.

LEGALIZE FREEDOM winner of 2016 convention theme contest

LEGALIZE FREEDOM won, with $460 raised. Thanks to all who participated. 

Libertarians Working For You show, with Carla Howell and Nicholas Sarwark on the benefits of cutting government

ImageWednesday's episode (10/7/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guests Carla Howell, Political Director of the Libertarian National Committee, and Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.


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