The folks at Project Vote Smart recently told us, "...we wanted to let you know that your candidates have demonstrated significantly more political courage than both the Republican and Democratic candidates for Congress." According to Project Vote Smart, the average response rate for congressional candidates this year is 38%, while the response rate from Libertarian candidates is 75%. This year, Project Vote Smart is offering an interactive voter's guide called VoteEasy.
WASHINGTON - In Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland, Democrats have spent money on mailers and other printed items to inform voters about Libertarian candidates.
Libertarian Party (LP) Executive Director Wes Benedict said, "We're pleased to see Democrats spending their own money to promote Libertarian candidates. We hope Republicans will start doing the same thing soon."
Randall Hayes, running for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, appeared in a televised debate on October 27.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on the debate, saying "The candidates were less sure of themselves when asked for specifics on what federal spending they would seek to offset the tax cuts with corresponding cuts to spending. Only Hayes, the Libertarian, offered anything beyond vague bromides about cutting waste."
Erik Viker is the Libertarian Party candidate running for the House of Representatives seat in Pennsylvania’s 85th District. While he is currently running for office, he is also an elected Libertarian serving on the Selinsgrove Borough Council. His campaign has gained momentum and significant press coverage as he fights to break the stagnant two- party system in Pennsylvania.
Libertarian Chair: Time to Re-Legalize Immigration
WASHINGTON - Amid controversy over U.S. immigration policy, Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle says the proper way to end illegal immigration is to re-legalize immigration. Hinkle released the following statement today:
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