Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times discusses a recent poll on millennials’ desire for a third party, and the 2018 Libertarian Party convention, in her December 7 “Inside the Beltway” column: “A recent NBC News poll revealed that 71 percent of millennials — now considered to be the nation’s largest potential voting bloc — pine for a […]
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The Red Dirt Report, an independent online newspaper in Oklahoma, featured interviews of three prospective 2018 Libertarian Party candidates for governor on November 27. As the only three recognized parties in Oklahoma, the Libertarian, Democratic, and Republican Parties will be holding primary elections in 2018. The Libertarian candidates are Rex Lawhorn, Joe Maldonado, and Chris Powell. […]
A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, in New Orleans, LA. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. […]
From a Nov. 27 article in the San Francisco Chronicle (via the Associated Press): “A Madison sports announcer will challenge Democratic Secretary of State Doug LaFollette next year. “Richard Kalafut Jr., who goes by the professional name of Rich Reynolds, announced Monday he plans to run as a Libertarian. “Reynolds, who hails from Columbus, is […]
Bryan Zemina, who is running in a special election for the 58th state representative seat in the Florida state legislature, participated in a candidate forum on WMNF radio 88.5 FM on November 27. The candidates discussed fracking, transportation, and local political corruption. The election will be held on December 19. Click here to listen to […]
Libertarian National Committee Press Secretary Richard Fields appeared on the “Freedom Works!” radio show with host Paul Molloy, broadcast on 1340 AM in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 20. They discussed Libertarian candidate Ron Bishop’s Alabama U.S. Senate race and the effect of allegations against his Republican opponent on the Republican Party, now scrambling to find […]
Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict was interviewed live on RT TV (formerly Russia Today) on November 15, on the issue of the news outlet’s being required by the U.S. government to register as a “foreign agent.” When their Moscow-based news anchor asked for Benedict’s reaction to RT’s being characterized this way, Benedict observed that many […]
The GOP is turning their backs on Judge Roy Moore, the US Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. Republicans are scrambling to find and back a write-in candidate but we Libertarians are responding that they don’t need to. Meet Ron Bishop, the Libertarian candidate in the race. […]
A statewide officeholder is considering running in 2018 as a Libertarian for governor of New Mexico, where 2016 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson served as a popular two-term governor. As reported by AP via U.S. News and World Report on November 13 (“New Mexico Land Commissioner May Go Libertarian”): A family member and political spokesman […]
Libertarian Party candidates are on the ballot on Nov. 7 in Connecticut, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. Visit this page throughout the evening for updates about election returns as information becomes available.
National LP Executive Director Wes Benedict and several Libertarian candidates and activists were interviewed for a Washington Examiner story about the influence of Libertarian Cliff Hyra’s campaign for governor in Virginia. From the Nov. 6 article: Virginia’s campaign for governor ends Tuesday [Nov. 7] with polling suggesting a tight contest between Republican Gillespie and Democrat […]
Virginia Libertarian candidate for governor Cliff Hyra has been making the rounds and earning consistent media coverage with his principled Libertarian platform. On Thursday, Nov. 2, he held a news conference at the state capitol to address his opponents’ “wild-eyed accusations and divisive rhetoric” — aimed at each other — and to ask voters to […]