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Former LNC chair quoted in ‘Washington Times’ on voter registration

Former Libertarian Party Chair Bill Redpath, a leader in Libertarian ballot-access efforts nationwide, was interviewed for the Washington Times, to comment on several states’ drop in voter registrations for both Democrats and Republicans. From the Dec. 27 article by David Sherfinski, “Drain on Democratic voter rolls signals trouble for midterm elections”: The latest numbers from […]

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Cropped version of Thomas Jefferson's official presidential portrait (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800) - (color painting)

Dates of interest to Libertarians: 2018

The following is a list of dates of interest to Libertarians in 2018, compiled by Dr. James Lark, Libertarian National Committee regional representative and former LNC chair. January 6 Pres. Franklin Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech. (1941) 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 16 Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (alcohol […]

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Conference call: the military industrial complex

    You are invited to a special conference call on The Military Industrial Complex: A Soviet-style Economic System featuring Jim Cantrell Monday, February 26 5 PM Pacific 6 PM Mountain 7 PM Central 8 PM Eastern Jim Cantrell is a well known entrepreneur and expert in space systems and has 30 years of experience […]

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LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark speaking at microphone, wearing suit & tie (color photo)

LNC Chair Sarwark discusses Phoenix mayoral race, Libertarian Party in IVN interview

Libertarian National Committee Chair and candidate for mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, Nicholas Sarwark, was interviewed by Lindsay France, host of “The Business of Politics,” an IVN podcast, on Jan. 10. In the interview, Sarwark discusses his campaign goals, the Libertarian Party’s progress, ballot access, the state of the presidential debates, fundraising, and more. Click here […]

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Screen image of Libertarian Alison Foxall seated during televised debate on ABC7 TV, text on screen 'House District 72 debate; Alison Foxall; Libertarian Candidate'; wearing purple collared shirt and dark blazer.; speaking and facing off-camera host at her left (color image)

Libertarian Foxall wins media’s only endorsement in state house race, participates in TV debate

On Feb. 8, the Observer newspaper conferred their endorsement on Alison Foxall, the Libertarian candidate for Florida state house, district 72. It was the race’s only media endorsement to date. Foxall also participated in a televised debate on ABC 7 on Jan. 30.  Following brief opening statements, moderator Alan Cohn posed questions to Foxall and her two opponents, […]

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Lloyd Princeton headshot, wearing dark suit and orange striped tie, smiling (color photo)

AP: Congressional race in New Mexico gets Libertarian candidate

Lloyd Princeton announced on Jan. 8 that he is seeking the Libertarian nomination for U.S. Congress in New Mexico’s 1st district. The Associated Press ran a story on Princeton’s announcement, which was published by several media outlets around the country. From the Seattle Times on Jan. 8: “The race for the Albuquerque-based congressional district in […]

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Observer-Reporter: Pittsburgh attorney makes Libertarian bid in U.S. congressional race

Two county affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA) nominated Libertarian attorney and homeless advocate Drew G. Miller to run for U.S. Congress there. From the Jan. 10 coverage by the Observer-Reporter, the daily newspaper of southwest Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh attorney Drew Gray Miller announced Tuesday he plans to give voters a choice outside the […]

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Aubrey Dunn

New Mexico land commissioner becomes the nation’s first Libertarian statewide elected official

On Jan. 27, Aubrey Dunn, New Mexico’s land commissioner, switched his voter registration from Republican to Libertarian, making him the first ever Libertarian statewide elected official, according to Ballot Access News. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Dunn’s announcement and that he is considering seeking another state-level office in conjunction with the end of his […]

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‘First, they ignore you’: GOP attacks Libertarian legislator over movie screenings

When the Republican Party attacked Libertarian Senator Laura Ebke (Neb.) for hosting Christmas movie screenings in her district, the Lincoln Journal Star reported on the Libertarian Party’s return fire. From the article, “GOP attacks Christmas movie showings; Libertarian Party asks about Ricketts’ tailgate parties,” by Don Walton (Dec. 4): The Libertarian Party of Nebraska on […]

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Elected Libertarian Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt of Calimesa, Calif.

Elected Libertarian Jeffrey Hewitt leads city to reform firefighting and avoid possible bankruptcy

Elected Libertarian Mayor Jeffrey Hewitt, the Region Four representative to the Libertarian National Committee, has taken a bold step toward shrinking big government in his city of Calimesa, Calif., leading the charge to replace the town’s dependence on the expanding state fire-protection bureaucracy, with its own new fire department, enabling his city to fend off […]

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