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Libertarians clean the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2019.

Libertarians organize trash cleanups of national parks

CONTACT: Jess Mears, Membership Manager: jess.mears@lp.org or (202) 750-0892 To show their commitment to voluntarism, members of the Libertarian Party organized a trash cleanup of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. National parks have been largely neglected because of the partial federal government shutdown, leading to widespread media coverage. Forty volunteers helped […]

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Jeffrey Hewitt portrait standing in dark suit and red tie in front of American flag (color photo)

Greenhut: Libertarian Hewitt wins, sets example being ‘outspoken in the positions he championed’

In a January op-ed for the Orange County Register, public-employee pension expert Steven Greenhut praised as a “model for the state” Libertarian Mayor Jeff Hewitt’s work ending Calimesa’s dependence on the state’s fire-protection bureaucracy, enabling the city to avoid exorbitant pension costs. Following a suspenseful ballot-counting process in a very tight race, Hewitt has garnered […]

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Ryan Cooper, chair of LP Benton County in Washington, in an interview with the Tri-City Herald in November 2018.

Washington Libertarians lead effort to get retail pot referendum onto ballot

A Libertarian Party affiliate may soon be able to take credit for legalization of retail recreational cannabis shops in the city of Richland, Wash. The Benton County LP, led by Chair Ryan Cooper, created an organization called Legalize Richland and has spearheaded a petition drive to require the city council to consider repealing the ban […]

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LP News, October 2018

October 2018 issue of LP News now online

The October 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. We’re busy putting together news from the November election, but in the meantime you can read pre-election coverage of our heroic candidates and their tireless campaigning activities, including coverage of Gov. Gary Johnson’s campaign for U.S. Senate from New Mexico, […]

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2018 Libertarian Election Results

Updated November 2018 Libertarian election results

View the updated Libertarian vote totals* for the Nov. 6, 2018, election: Elected and reelected officials U.S. Senate U.S. House Gubernatorial State legislatures Other statewide offices coming soon. Local offices Watch this space for more races being added over the two or so weeks following the election. View our live-results page, where we continue to […]

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Mark Tippetts, 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of Texas, visits the state capitol.

Amarillo Pioneer: Four Texas Libertarian candidates set records in statewide races

Libertarian Mark Tippetts was excluded from the Texas gubernatorial debate this election, but that did not stop a record-breaking number of his fellow Texans from choosing him for the state’s highest executive office. The Amarillo Pioneer reported on Tippetts and the three other Texas Libertarian candidates who share the distinction of having garnered unprecedented vote totals […]

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TV screen image of Kash Jackson speaking on stage at a mic wearing grey suit white shirt striped tie, blue backdrop featuring logos of Telemundo Chicago and NBC (peacock) Chicago Channel 5 (color image)

Libertarian Jackson featured in televised forum, NPR feature article, in Illinois gubernatorial race

Libertarian candidate Grayson “Kash” Jackson participated in a televised forum with his three Illinois gubernatorial rivals: incumbent Republican Bruce Rauner, Democrat J.B. Pritzker, and William “Sam” McCann of the Conservative Party. The moderator and audience members asked the candidates to address such issues as state taxation and spending, migration out of the state, lack of […]

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Reason magazine logo/masthead, solid orange square over solid dark grey rectangle, text in white 'reason' and 'Free Minds and Free Markets' (color graphic)

Reason: Polling data analysis negates Republican claims of Libertarians as ‘spoilers’

In a post at Reason magazine’s Hit & Run blog, Matt Welch makes the counterintuitive case that inclusion of Libertarian gubernatorial candidates in otherwise “disgracefully inadequate” voter polls has been shown to increase the chances for Republican candidates, more than for Democrats. Through his analysis of polling data from several races nationwide, Welch renders moot […]

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