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Washington Times: Libertarian Johnson could be key to who wins White House

From the Washington Times:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could be the key to who wins the White House on Tuesday. Who that ultimately helps or hurts remains to be seen.

"Whichever candidate I make lose, that would open a debate and a discussion over the two parties," he told reporters recently. "What really is the difference between the two? Not much at all."

Tuesday's results pose questions about the future of the self-branded "minimum government, maximum freedom" Libertarian Party.

Statewide Libertarian Vote Totals That Will Give LP Ballot Access

The LP can potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2014 and 2016 - and countless volunteer hours - if Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian for President, and down-ticket Libertarian candidates meet state requirements to achieve ballot access.

A lot is at stake this November for the Libertarian Party.

Vote totals will not only elect candidates and show areas of growth. The LP will automatically gain ballot access in 18 states by meeting thresholds set by each state's laws.

Myers Aims for Record Libertarian Votes in Texas U.S. Senate Race

John Jay Myers, Libertarian for U.S. Senate, won't defeat Republican Ted Cruz who, and according to a recent poll, has an 18 percent lead over the Democrat, former state representative Paul Sadler.

Third Party Presidential Debates Online: Sunday 7:30-9:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Sunday, November 4th, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm E.S.T. (Note: we are no longer on daylight savings time)

Ralph Nader will moderate a debate between Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson, independent Rocky Anderson, Constitution Party Virgil Goode, and Green Party Jill Stein. Although the room only holds an audience of 100 and is already filled with credentialed members of the media, anyone can watch on-line. Go to and click on the video stream.

Monday, November 5th, 9:00 10:30 P.M. E.S.T.

Libertarian McKnight Contrasts His and Opponents’ Policies in NJ U.S. House Race


At a town hall meeting last January, Libertarian Patrick McKnight stood up to the incumbent congressman in New Jersey’s 7th district, Republican Leonard Lance, calling him out for his support of the sweeping, unaccountable government powers granted by the National Defense Authorization Act and the Patriot Act.

Tennessee U.S. Senate Candidate and Former Republican Finds True Fiscal Conservatism in LP

Libertarian Shaun Crowell, who raised over $30,000 for his U.S. Senate campaign in Tennessee, says he is getting looks from Democratic, Republican and Independent voters. The Democratic Party is not actively supporting their candidate, Mark Clayton, due to his socially conservative views. Other voters take interest in Crowell’s bold proposals to downsize the federal government.

Libertarian positions on state ballot measures

Libertarian-leaning voters have more than just candidates to vote for this election.

Ballot measures will appear on 38 statewide ballots this year, allowing voters to directly determine government policy.

Here's how voters who want less government may choose to vote. Note that these are merely one set of opinions, not officially-endorsed positions of the Libertarian Party.

Florida Libertarian Fretts Making Waves in Race for House

Libertarian Calen Fretts is getting unusual publicity in his race for Florida's first congressional district. He’s been mentioned in the New York Times and Bloomberg Magazine and featured in the Northwest Florida Daily News.

He was included in a recent televised debate which has been replaying across the district. "We got a lot of good feedback from the debate, and I think the winds are shifting in the right direction," he said.

Time Magazine showcases Gov Gary Johnson; Washington Times urges vote for Johnson

This Time Magazine showcases Libertarian for President, Governor Gary Johnson: 

Who Is Gary Johnson?

Armed with Small Government Plan, Mark Grannis Battles for US House Seat in Maryland


Attorney and author Mark Grannis, the Libertarian candidate in Maryland’s 8th congressional district, has articulated detailed plans for downsizing Washington D.C.

Grannis is running against entrenched Democratic incumbent Chris Van Hollen, Republican Ken Timmerman and a Green Party candidate.


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