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Libertarian candidate Alex Snitker excluded from press event

Alex Snitker, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator in Florida, was excluded from a candidate event held by the Florida Press Association on June 17. Snitker attended the event and spoke against the decision to exclude him. WTSP covered Snitker's comments:

Bob Barr: Financial ‘Reform’ Imperils Consumer Privacy

2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr writes in Roll Call:

There may be a number of reasons to oppose the financial services “reform” legislation passed recently by both houses of Congress and now headed to conference committee to work out differences — its length, its complexity and its many regulatory mechanisms.

Libertarians in the news

The Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times writes about Libertarian Mike Calpino:

SALISBURY -- Mike Calpino, a Nanticoke resident who says government needs a philosophical makeover, will run against Stevie Prettyman for her Wicomico County Council seat.

"We need to change the way we do government. Trying to be all things for all people is too expensive," Calpino says.

Coverage of Texas Libertarian state convention

The Texas LP held its state convention June 11-13 in Austin.

News 8 Austin writes:

“The main order of the day is to nominate a candidate for governor and other statewide offices. We’re also going to be nominating people for our internal positions and adopting rules,” Texas Libertarian Party spokesperson Robert Butler said.

LP Monday Message: Call for candidates, county chairs, T-shirts

June 14, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

We've received orders for 478 of the $10 Libertarian T-shirts. One Libertarian candidate ordered 100 shirts! What a great gift for volunteers! The deadline is this Wednesday, so order today.

We're listing over 700 Libertarian candidates here. It's still not too late in about half the states to file as a candidate for the November elections.

One-week only: Stock up on $10 Libertarian T-shirts - Free Shipping!

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm about to offer you a fantastic deal on T-shirts!

For one week only, you can get Libertarian T-shirts like the one below: up to one shirt for each ten dollars you donate! This offer expires on Wednesday, June 16, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

Libertarians believe America's political mood is swinging their direction

The Libertarian Party of Texas holds its state convention this weekend, June 12-13. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes:

With much of the electorate now embracing their contempt for big government and oppressive regulation, members of the Texas Libertarian Party believe that they are finally getting a long-overdue measure of respect as they prepare to choose their nominees for governor and other statewide offices.

LP Monday Message: New LNC members leading by example

June 7, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

While our recent national convention was a lot of work, I am especially encouraged that well over 500 people attended, when we were only expecting about 400. It was a huge success.

Your new Libertarian National Committee officers and representatives are already hard at work and leading by example.

Help fund our 'Stop Top Two' radio ads in California

Dear Friend of Liberty,

First I'd like to thank the 2010 convention delegates for electing me to serve as your new Libertarian National Committee Chairman. I hope to tell you more about our future plans, but right now I need your help to fend off an immediate threat to the Libertarian Party.

Please donate $1,000, $100, or whatever you can to help pay for our radio ads to fight Proposition 14 in California, the "Top Two" elections proposition.

St. Louis Beacon reports on Libertarian convention

The St. Louis Beacon has published a fairly extensive article on the Libertarian National Convention last weekend. It includes some coverage of our new chairman, Mark Hinkle:

Hinkle, 59 and a small businessman, said he campaigned as a uniter. But he emphasized that, as chairman, he won't shy away from the Libertarian Party's longstanding platform.

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