The Libertarian National Committee is seeking Libertarian Party members to fill the non-LNC positions several committees. With the exception of the Convention Oversight Committee, most of these positions will be filled no later than the September LNC meeting. Applications should be submitted no later than August 31, 2018.
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Over the next few weeks, we’ll be preparing for the Libertarian National Committee’s (LNC) budget meeting. This meeting is the most important LNC meeting of the year. They’ll be deciding priorities for 2019, and a lot of that is based on what they think we can afford. Please give us your feedback on the priorities […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery interviewed three Libertarian candidates on her eponymous show on the Fox Business network: Larry Sharpe, running for governor of New York, Tim Silfies, running for U.S. house in Pennsylvania’s 7th district, and Matt Waters of Virginia, running for U.S. senate. After Kennedy congenially encouraged them to work together to “defeat the establishment,” […]
Libertarian Jeff Hewitt, candidate for the Riverside County (Calif.) board of supervisors’ fifth district seat, has won the endorsement of the Press-Enterprise, the county’s primary daily newspaper. Hewitt, since 2015 the mayor of Calimesa, Calif., is running against former assemblyman Russ Bogh for the nonpartisan seat. From the Oct. 26 editorial, “Jeff Hewitt for Riverside […]
Gov. Gary Johnson, the 2018 Libertarian candidate for the U.S. senate in New Mexico, participated in a televised debate sponsored by KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, N.M. on Oct. 12. Johnson and his opponents, Republican Mick Rich and incumbent Senator Martin Heinrich, a Democrat, discussed such issues as education, wasteful spending, Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. […]
Boston’s largest daily newspaper, the Globe, has endorsed Libertarian candidate for state auditor Dan Fishman. Fishman is running in a four-way race against Democratic incumbent Suzanne Bump, Republican Helen Brady, and a Green-Rainbow Party candidate, Edward Stamas. From their editorial published on Oct. 29, “Editorial board endorsement: Dan Fishman, a Libertarian, for auditor”: The office […]
Richard Castaldo, the Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma’s second congressional district, was featured in the Muskogee Phoenix on Oct. 16, along with Democrat Jason Nichols and independent John Foreman, the two other challengers to incumbent Markwayne Mullin, a Republican. When asked the most important issue affecting constituents, Castaldo said, “The inherent rights of every individual regardless […]