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Neal Dikeman for U.S. Senate

Dikeman releases full text of Beto for Texas and CNN FEC complaint; announces press conference in McAllen, TX, on separate issue

HOUSTON — Today on the Neal Dikeman for Senate campaign released the full text of the previously reported complaint to the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) against CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting, and Beto for Texas, the principal campaign committee of the Democratic Nominee for US Senate in Texas. If enforced at the fair […]

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View of TV screen with Elinor Swanson wearing blue blazer red blouse, studio backdrop is abstract large US flag, label on TV screen 'Elinor Swanson' and 'L-U.S. House candidate' (color image)

Libertarian candidate for U.S. House in Montana participates in three-way televised debate

Elinor Swanson, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. House in Montana, participated in a debate held by the Montana Television Network on September 30. Also debating were incumbent Republican Greg Gianforte and Democrat Kathleen Williams. Moderator Tim McGonigal had the candidates explain their positions on gun control, tax cuts and deficit spending, health care, the media, […]

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Jeff Caldwell

Kansas governor candidate promotes cannabis legalization, small government

Jeff Caldwell The Emporia Gazette ran a feature story on Libertarian Jeff Caldwell’s bid for governor of Kansas. Here, we excerpt from the article, “Caldwell favors legal cannabis, small government,” by Lydia Kautz (July 17, 2018): Libertarian candidate for Governor Jeff Caldwell grew up in the Kansas City area and has spent almost his entire […]

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Mark Tippetts

Libertarian candidates to appear on panel at Texas Tribune Festival

Three notable Libertarian candidates will be speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin on Sept. 28. The Texas Libertarian Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Mark Tippetts, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana, Lucy Brenton, and Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark, who is running for mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, will be participating in a […]

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Rod Hanscomb

Libertarian for governor on Connecticut ballot for first time in 20 years

For the first time since 1998, the Connecticut Libertarian Party (LPCT) will have a candidate for governor on the ballot this November, as they were notified that their petition effort for Rod Hanscomb was successful. In addition, candidates for all statewide offices were included on the petition, and the party can run candidates for each […]

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Stephen Gordon

Remembering Stephen Gordon, champion for liberty

By Shane Cory, former LNC executive director, 2005–2008 On Sept. 5, Stephen Gordon, lifetime member of the Libertarian Party, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56. Including ballot access petitioners, managers and communications experts, the number of skilled professional Libertarians who make a career out of our shared passion for liberty is a very […]

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Larry Sharpe

It’s official: Libertarian candidates will appear on New York ballot

Larry Sharpe and five other Libertarian Party (LP) candidates from New York will appear on the ballot this November, as the period to challenge their petitions has passed without interruption. From the press release issued by LP New York on September 5: Libertarian Party of New York Chairman Jim Rosenbeck announced today that despite two […]

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Brian Luke wearing suit and tie, standing in front of a concrete-block wall, smiling, head tilted (black and white photo)

Luke for Congress wins recount, advances to November ballot in Washington

A recount for the second congressional district’s top-two primary race in Washington state confirms that Libertarian candidate Brian Luke has finished second, and will appear on the November general election ballot against incumbent Democrat Rick Larsen. This is the first time in any top-two election nationwide in which an alternative party’s candidate has advanced to […]

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LIbertarian Party of Nevada

Nevada becomes fourth Libertarian state affiliate to exceed 1% of voter registration

For the first time in party history, the number of Nevadans registered to vote as Libertarians exceeds 1 percent of the state’s total voter registration. Therefore, the Libertarian Party (LP) of Nevada will retain ballot access as long as it maintains its share of at least 1 percent of the registered voters, in which case […]

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LP News, August 2018

August 2018 issue of LP News now online

The August 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. Inside, you can read coverage of the 2018 Libertarian National Convention in New Orleans, ballot access victories in Illinois and Ohio, the strengthened open-borders plank and the new sex worker plank of the Libertarian Party platform, LP award recipients, Ron […]

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Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from New Mexico

Sen. Rand Paul endorses Libertarian Gary Johnson for U.S. Senate in New Mexico

Gov. Gary Johnson is the 2018 Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate in New Mexico, where he previously served two terms as governor. Johnson was also the Libertarian Party candidate for president in 2012 and 2016. Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) has endorsed Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, despite the […]

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Travis Irvine

Travis Irvine for governor heading up slate of 22 Ohio Libertarian campaigns

The Libertarian Party of Ohio is running 22 candidates statewide in this November’s election, following the state’s restoring last month of their status as a party. WOSU 89.7 FM radio, the NPR affiliate in Columbus, reported on the party’s selection of the candidates, led by Travis Irvine, running for governor, and Todd Grayson, running for […]

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