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Libertarian Jim McDermott for Congress in Alaska polling at 12%

Jim McDermott for Congress in AlaskaLibertarian Jim McDermott running for Alaska’s sole congressional seat is polling at 12% according to a Public Policy Polling survey released on February 4, 2014.

Libertarian Party statement on unemployment for Press TV

Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell on PressTVU.S. Department of Labor figures show that actual unemployment is much higher than the federal government's number of "officially unemployed" workers.

Late notice: Lucas Overby on C-SPAN tonight

Lucas Overty, LP Florida candidate for U.S. House, 13th DistrictTonight, Libertarian candidate Lucas Overby, who is running for office in Florida Congressional District 13, will appear in a nationally televised debate with his Democratic and Republican opponents.

4 Libertarian books for 30 bucks

Now more than 900 books ordered! Please order yours today! Our deadline is this Friday, Jan. 31. If we don't sell out by Friday, we might leave the order form up for a few more days. But please click here to order today if you can!

January 30, 2014

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Gov. Gary Johnson on Stossel to discuss State of the Union

Gov. Gary Johnson on StosselGov. Gary Johnson will be joining John Stossel live in New York on the Fox Business Network during and after President Obama's State of the Union speech. The show starts at 11:00 p.m. Eastern time.

In an email notice, Johnson says:

LP Monday Message: Response to SOTU and Convention Correction

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Tomorrow night, the Libertarian Party will issue a response to President Obama's annual State of the Union speech. Watch for this response shortly after the president concludes his remarks. We'll send it by email, and post it on and our Facebook page.

If you want an interesting take on SOTU speeches, have a look at this 2010 article by Gene Healy of the Cato Institute.

New Hampshire legislature first to vote in favor of marijuana legalization

Defeat of the failed war on marijuana — long opposed by the Libertarian Party — took another giant step forward on Jan. 15 when the New Hampshire House became the first legislative body in the United States to vote in favor of legalization of cannabis.

The bill, H.B. 492, would decriminalize possession of one ounce of marijuana by adults and would allow residents to grow up to six plants. It passed in the House by a vote of 170-162 after heated debate.

North Carolina Libertarians see opportunity in rising discontent of voters

Brad Hessel
Brad Hessel,
LP North Carolina

New Gallup Poll: 46 percent of Americans don't identify as either Democrat or Republican

Gallup Poll shows rise in independent voters

More good news for Libertarian Party prospects.


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