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2018 Libertarian Party candidates

This year, we have about 800 Libertarians representing us on ballots across the country! This is a 35 percent increase from the 2016 election. View our full list of candidates to find out which ones are on your ballot, and vote for them on Nov. 6!

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Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt wins unprecedented Libertarian Party victory in CA

Calimesa mayor elected as new supervisor in Riverside County The provisional and absentee ballots have finally been counted, and Libertarian Jeff Hewitt has been declared the new supervisor-elect for the 5th District of Riverside County, Calif. Hewitt, the former Libertarian mayor of Calimesa, garnered 51.9 percent of the vote. His opponent, Republican former Assemblyman Russ […]

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Jeff Hewitt

BREAKING NEWS: One of the biggest wins in LP history!

Dear Libertarian, Political success doesn’t happen overnight. Winning a single political campaign requires countless hours of work to qualify for the ballot, hone a message, reach out to potential constituents, and persuade the voting public that you’ll do a better job representing them than the other candidates would. That single winning campaign also builds on […]

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LNC Vice Chair Alex Merced, Chair Nicholas Sarwark, and Secretary Caryn Ann Harlos

Our playbook

Friend, Super Bowls are won in the off-season. When the TV cameras aren’t rolling, football players spend their months conditioning, strength training, and running plays. Those months and years of preparation determine who wins on game day. The same holds true in politics. Elections are won through months, and years, of preparation and work long […]

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Youth Survey

Youth survey

Dear fellow Libertarians, Over the past few months, the Youth Engagement Committee has been hard at work determining how to best empower our party’s young activists. Now we need your help. Invest in the future of the Libertarian Party by completing and sharing this quick survey. Your feedback is helpful in developing youth initiatives that […]

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Your Donation Doubled!

Your gift will be DOUBLED!

Dear Libertarian, Want to help us have a blockbuster year in 2019? A generous donor has pledged a $15,000 matching gift, to help make that happen. So, if you give right now to our 2019 Money Bomb, your donation will be DOUBLED and thus will go TWICE as far! We must invest early if we […]

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Private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources. Governments are unaccountable for damage done to our environment and have a terrible track record when it comes to environmental protection.

Market forces are better than feds at fighting fires

As of this writing, 79 people have perished in California’s Camp Fire. The town of Paradise has been largely incinerated, leaving many in the town of nearly 27,000 people homeless, and 699 people are still reported missing. Fighting other devastating fires earlier in the year left Cal-Fire’s $443 million annual budget nearly depleted before the […]

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2018 Libertarian National Convention delegates

LNC subcommittee positions now open!

The Libertarian National Committee is seeking Libertarian Party members to fill the non-LNC positions several committees. With the exception of the Convention Oversight Committee, most of these positions will be filled no later than the September LNC meeting. Applications should be submitted no later than August 31, 2018.

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Help rank the national party’s priorities for 2019

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be preparing for the Libertarian National Committee’s (LNC) budget meeting. This meeting is the most important LNC meeting of the year. They’ll be deciding priorities for 2019, and a lot of that is based on what they think we can afford. Please give us your feedback on the priorities […]

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2019 Money Bomb

Post-election updates

Dear Libertarian, The election may be over, but we’re still hard at work gathering information and preparing for new challenges ahead. Our live blog on election night tallied some of the important Libertarian Party results at the ballot box, but there’s only so much information we can collect that early in the electoral process. We […]

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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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Joseph and Ethan Bishop-Henchman

Gay Libertarian couple outpolls GOP in DC

Joseph Bishop-Henchman and Ethan Bishop-Henchman are married, and they each ran for public office in Washington, D.C., as Libertarian Party candidates. Joseph ran for D.C. attorney general, and although he didn’t win, he received 14,000 votes. Ethan ran for D.C. City Council chair and received even more votes, 17,000. Both of them outpolled the highest […]

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