This week I'm forwarding you a message from Nick Youngers, founder of the Libertarian Donors Club:
Date: Sunday, October 10
My Fellow Excited Libertarians,
In my first two letters I promised I'd be back with an updated list of exciting, important, Libertarian races for 2010. We have found nine more races to add to our original list of four - they are listed below.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer has endorsed Libertarian Matthew Cantrell for Ohio treasurer. The paper sums up its endorsement by writing, "[Democrat] Boyce and [Republican] Mandel have proven to have feet of clay. Cantrell, by contrast, has a spring in his step and the credentials to do the job. He's worthy of your vote on Nov. 2."
The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) claims on its website that "The NRA-PVF ranks political candidates - irrespective of party affiliation - based on voting records, public statements and their responses to an NRA-PVF questionnaire."
from the Mark Grannis (MD) and Travis Irvine (OH) congressional campaigns:
In an effort to give voters a real alternative to the big-spending politics of the Democratic and Republican parties, two Libertarian candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives have developed a federal budget that completely eliminates the federal budget deficit in one year.
Project Vote Smart, a voter education organization that publishes candidate answers to its position questionnaires, has a new feature called "VoteEasy" that allows voters to see which candidates have expressed positions most similar to their own views.
Libertarian Party Chair endorses California Prop 19
WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle has endorsed Proposition 19 on the November ballot in California. The measure would legalize marijuana in California.
Hinkle said, "I urge Californians to vote for Proposition 19. The War on Drugs has created tremendous damage in California and throughout America, and this will help stop that damage. A vote for Prop 19 is a vote for justice and common sense.
The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office, and moving public policy in a libertarian direction.
Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
1444 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3403
Paid for by the Libertarian National Committee (www.LP.org)
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee