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LNC member running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif. in recall election

Libertarian National Committee member Aaron Starr is running for mayor of Oxnard, Calif., in a recall election that he organized. The election will take place on Tuesday, May 1. Starr authored Measure M, a ballot initiative to repeal a 35 percent wastewater rate hike, in 2017. The measure passed with 72 percent of the vote, but has been challenged […]

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LNC meeting Saturday and Sunday

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 in Denver, Colorado. The meeting will start at 11 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. The […]

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Michigan Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Gelineau featured on NPR

Bill Gelineau, the Libertarian candidate for governor of Michigan, was featured on the “Stateside” program on NPR Michigan affiliate WUOM-FM to discuss his campaign, particularly spending, taxes, and roads, the Michigan Strategic Fund, legalizing marijuana, and the Michigan National Guard and foreign conflicts. From the March 26 interview by Lester Graham: The slate of candidates […]

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Washington Times highlights upcoming LNC convention

Jennifer Harper, the “Inside the Beltway” columnnist for the Washington Times, growth in voter registration, the upcoming national convention, the party’s growth in voter registration, and our 2018 ballot-access and campaign progress in her April 9 column. From the article, “New Libertarian motto: ‘Don’t tread on me’”: The national Libertarian Party appears pretty cheerful these days. The […]

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South Dakota Libertarian Party wins ballot-access case

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional South Dakota’s laws regulating third-party access to the ballot. From ABC affiliate KOTA-TV’s coverage of the Feb. 21 decision: Judge Lawrence Piersol ruled that the laws violated the First and Fourteenth Amendment rights of the plaintiffs, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. The ruling says that the state […]

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Libertarian candidate for Connecticut governor interviewed in ‘Daily Campus’

The Daily Campus, a publication of the University of Connecticut, featured an interview of Rod Hanscomb, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of Connecticut, on March 23. In the interview, Hanscomb discusses his chances of winning, cutting spending and making Connecticut business-friendly, his background as a business owner, and legalizing the sale of marijuana. “Is it […]

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Florida Libertarian elected to Davenport City Council

Libertarian Brandon Kneeld,  elected city councilmember in Davenport, Fla. Florida Libertarian Brandon Kneeld was elected to the Davenport City Council on April 3. Kneeld easily defeated his opponent, Headley Oliver, with 245 votes to Oliver’s 117. “I’m just incredibly humbled they’re putting their trust in me,” Kneeld said of the residents, in an election-night interview […]

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‘InsiderNJ’: Libertarian Tosone running for CD5 seat

At their convention on March 24, Libertarian Party of New Jersey delegates nominated writer, musician, and business consultant Jim Tosone as their candidate for House of Representatives in New Jersey’s 5th congressional district. The explicitly nonpartisan news website “InsiderNJ” featured coverage of Tosone following his nomination. From the March 27 piece, “Libertarian Tosone Running for […]

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LP convention awards

Call for nominations: 2018 Libertarian Party Awards

To be presented during the 2018 LP National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. THOMAS JEFFERSON Leadership Award — will be presented to the LP member whose achievements merit our recognition of outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the party. PATRICK HENRY Candidate Award — will be presented to the […]

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Notice for Awards Committee applicants

Applications to fill two positions on the 2018 Libertarian Party Awards Committee will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Apr. 15, 2018. The Libertarian National Committee will fill these positions at its April meeting in the Denver, Colo., area. Applicants must be sustaining members of the Libertarian Party. Members who have the following qualifications […]

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Legal Offense Fund

Legal Offense Fund

Year-round, the national Libertarian Party is pursuing court cases in various states and nationwide in pursuit of fair treatment for our national party, state parties, and candidates. We don’t ask for special treatment. We just ask that the system is fair for all, including us. IT IS WHAT LIBERTARIANS DO: When laws are unfair, we […]

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