Joseph Rafferty

Gloucester County Freeholder (write-in),

Election Date: November 3, 2015

Arkansas LP nominates candidates for 2016 office

ImageThe Arkansas Libertarian Party, forced to nominate candidates earlier than any other state, selected 23 candidates for 2016 office at a convention last Saturday (10/24/15).

The LPAR nominated candidates for the US Senate, all four US House seats, ten legislative races, and eight local positions.

Presidential candidate debate at the Massachusetts LP convention

The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts held a debate among candidates vying for the party's Presidential nomination at their state convention last Saturday (10/17/15).

Participating in the debate were Marc Feldman, Steven Kerbel, Darryl Perry, and Derrick Michael Reid.

Click here to read the J. W. Evans' article about the convention.

Jesse Ventura Considering Run for President on the Libertarian Ticket

Jesse Ventura on WCCO-TV (CBS) (still image from video)Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura declared last week that he is considering a run for U.S. President in 2016 on the Libertarian ticket.

In an interview with WCCO-TV, the Minneapolis CBS affiliate, Ventura said he is “seriously considering running for President,” and if he does, he “would seek the Libertarian nomination.”

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Libertarian Party: Stop Border Patrol drug-busting of U.S. citizens

A CBP officer inspecting a car (photo)

A CBP officer scans a car dashboard with a density meter in Arizona.
Photo: Customs and Border Protection

Libertarian tax protester Irwin Schiff dies in prison

Irwin SchiffLibertarian Irwin Schiff, 87, who sought the LP nomination for president in 1996, passed away on October 16 while serving time in federal prison for refusing to pay the income tax. 

LP Political Director Carla Howell interviewed on CCTV

Carla Howell speaking during panel discussion with another expert in studio on "Heat" program on CCTV network (photo)Libertarian National Committee Political Director Carla Howell was interviewed last week on “The Heat,” hosted by Anand Naidoo on CCTV, a 24-hour English news channel, about non-establishment parties and the obstacles they f

Libertarians Working For You show, with Jeffrey Ragas on foreign policy

ImageWednesday's episode (10/14/2015) of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guest Jeffrey Ragas, member of the Plaquemines Parish Executive Board of the Louisiana LP.

Click here to listen.

Washington Times contrasts LP frugality with Obama's taxpayer-funded vacations

ImageJennifer Harper of the Washington Times mentions this weekend's training session in today's (10/16/15) "Inside The Beltway" column.

She also compares the cost of the training and the frugality of Libertarians with the expenses of President Barack Obama, whose travel costs for fundraisers and golf vacations in Februrary and March alone cost taxpayers over $4 million.

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear California Minor Party Lawsuit Against Top-Two

On October 13, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Rubin v Padilla, 15-135, the minor party lawsuit that charges the top-two system, now in effect in California and Washington, violates voting rights in the general election.

Top-two requires all candidates to be placed on the primary election ballots. Only the top two finishers may appear on the general election ballot.


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