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Fox News: Gary Johnson could catch presidential race by surprise

On May 12, 2012, a Fox News commentary by said:

"With his name slated to be on every state ballot in the country in November, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is an important voice – bringing bold new ideas to the table that appeal to voters across the political spectrum.

Long-time LP Petitioner and Activist John Robertson Dies

John Robertson, who was best known for his petitioning work over many years in the Libertarian Party, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at his son’s home near Point Arena, California.  He was in his seventies.  Word of John’s passing came from LP Oklahoma member Robert Murphy, who was about to travel to a party with John on Saturday afternoon, when John suddenly collapsed.  He was taken by helicopter to a hospital but died enroute.

Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Bold and Consistent Stand on Gay Marriage

The Gary Johnson for President campaign released the following statements this week:

May 10, 2012, New York, NY – Libertarian nominee for President and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today said he’s “disappointed” with President Obama’s position on gay marriage. Obama told ABC Wednesday he would let each individual state decide the gay marriage question instead of seeking federal protection of the right to marry. Johnson noted that more than 30 states already ban same sex marriage in one way or another.

Libertarian Solutions Video Contest WINNER: Elizabeth Brierly

Elizabeth Brierly of San Jose, California is the WINNER of the 2012 Libertarian Nominating Convention Video Contest.  She won 28% of the vote for her video on Your Right of Self Defense. Ms. Brierly wins the $500 cash prize!

Stewart Flood of South Carolina came in Second Place with his short, to-the-point video Why Vote Libertarian.

Geoffrey Neale elected Chairman of National Libertarian Party; Lee Wrights Vice Chairman

May 6, 2012

Today Geoffrey Neale of Texas was elected Chairman for the National Libertarian Party at its nominating convention in Las Vegas.

Geoff Neale, a software architect, also served as Chairman for the party from 2002 to 2004. He served five terms on the Libertarian National Committee and is a former Chairman for the Libertarian Party of Texas.

C-SPAN confirmed for covering LP Debate and Nominations LIVE - Tune in for Debate Friday 6-8pm and Nominations Saturday


C-SPAN will cover the Libertarian Nominating Convention in Las Vegas this Friday night from 6pm to 8pm.

On Saturday, C-SPAN will also cover live the nomination of our presidential and vice-presidential candidates.

Please tune in - and tell your friends!

Americans Moving in a Libertarian Direction: More Back Gun Rights, Gay Marriage

Why Vote Libertarian?

Thanks to the Texas Libertarian Party for footage used in this video and to the Libertarian presidential candidates for their participation in the debate.

LP Chair: Not Pro-Life or Pro-Choice but Individual Choice

WASHINGTON - In response to the abortion restrictions signed into law in Arizona this month, Libertarian Party Chair, Mark Hinkle, issued the following statement:

“Like so many others, Libertarians wrestle with the moral issues associated with abortion.  While our party includes a significant number of people who describe themselves as pro-choice, nearly as many members describe themselves as pro-life.  In my own view, however, there is no conflict: the best way to respect life is to prevent government from interfering with individual rights.


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