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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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TV screen image of Lisa Kennedy Montgomery in dark green dress and eyeglasses hosting her show, looking to her right and gesturing, text on screen 'Kennedy' and 'Libertarian solutions to America's health care problems' and 'Fox Business' (color image)

Three candidates promote Libertarian solutions on ‘Kennedy’

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,” […]

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

Press-Enterprise issues ‘strong’ endorsement of Hewitt for Riverside County supervisor in California

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 […]

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Gary Johnson wearing grey suit blue tie speaking at microphone at national Libertarian Party convention in 2016 (color photo)

Gary Johnson condemns deficit during U.S. Senate debate in New Mexico

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. […]

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Dan Fishman

Boston Globe: “Give this Libertarian a shot”

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 […]

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Richard Castaldo portrait, wearing white shirt, dark tie, eyeglasses, arms crossed, grinning, standing before an American flag on pole and dark backdrop (color photo)

Oklahoma Libertarian congressional candidate interviewed for Muskogee Phoenix

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 […]

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