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Reason interviews LP Chair on Gary Johnson LP future

In a new podcast, Reason’s Nick Gillespie talks with Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark about what the ‘party of principle’ is up to in the final weeks of the 2016 race and the LP’s bold new strategy of running electable, pragmatic candidates who are also committed to maximum freedom and minimal government. Click here to […]

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Libertarian Anderson for U.S. Senate to debate the debate tonight, Tuesday Oct 18

Wisconsin U.S. Senate Candidate Phil Anderson will be live streaming his responses to the U.S. Senate debate on Tuesday, October 18, from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Anderson’s responses will be streamed live on his campaign Facebook page, www.facebook.com/andersonforussenate. Anderson was not invited to the debate. According to a WISN-TV representative, which is co-sponsoring the debate with Marquette University Law School, the […]

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The Daily Progress: Libertarian Party sees surge of new voters in Nebraska

From The Daily Progress on October 16: “Voter disgust with the presidential election could give a boost to Nebraska’s Libertarian Party. “Although it’s still dwarfed by the Republican and Democratic parties, the Libertarian Party has seen a 28 percent increase in voter registrations since the state’s May primary. The number of registered Libertarians is on […]

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Libertarian candidates pledge to contain and reduce government authority

For Immediate Release | Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Scores of Libertarians running for federal, state, and local office have pledged to contain and reduce government in several areas. More jobs for the poor, far greater access to health care, and lower taxes are among the many benefits that will result. Specifically, Libertarian candidates have pledged to […]

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California Libertarian Honor Robson challenges state senator in two-way race

When asked by California LP state chair Ted Brown to mount a write-in campaign in the primary against unchallenged incumbent state senator, Ricardo Lara (D), Honor “Mimi” Robson seized the opportunity. She’s now in a two-way race in the state’s 33rd district, having survived the state’s top-two primary. Robson, a structural engineer, told the Long […]

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LP News October 2016 issue is now online

LP News | Oct 2016 | The October issue of LP News is ready to view online. Click here to read coverage of our presidential ticket’s campaign activities, endorsements, fundraising, and how they compare with other parties’ nominees. Also learn about down-ticket Libertarian candidates, national and affiliate party accomplishments, LP ballot access, and more.

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Libertarian candidates pledge to localize education

For Immediate Release | Thursday, October 13, 2016 | More than 118 Libertarians running for federal and state office have pledged to work to stop heavy-handed meddling by state and federal governments in local schools. Specifically, Libertarian federal candidates pledged to sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to quickly end all federal mandates on state […]

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Libertarian for WA state rep Michelle Darnell dominates opponent in two candidate forums

Last week, Michelle Darnell, Libertarian for state representative in the 48th district position 1 in Washington and her only opponent, Patty Kuderer, faced off twice at candidate forums, first the PTSA education forum followed by the Bellevue College forum. Darnell drew cheers from the audience as she proclaimed “vouchers and school choice”. Kuderer discussed extra […]

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West Virginia Libertarian quoted in article on Secretary of State race

John Buckley, the West Virginia Libertarian Party candidate for Secretary of State, was quoted several times in an article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail on October 11, regarding the registering of voters: “Voter registration, campaign laws hot topics for WV secretary of state candidates. “As major party secretary of state candidates Natalie Tennant and Mac Warner […]

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Libertarian chair invites outraged Trump loyalists to split their tickets

For Immediate Release | October 12, 2016 | Vote Libertarian down ballot Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark issued this statement to Trump loyalists unhappy with the GOP: “In a recent tweet, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson noted that she was getting a ‘mass volume of texts from people all over the country who will #VoteTrump but […]

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