Press Releases and Party News

Erika Klie Kolenich

Libertarian Erika Klie Kolenich runs for WV governor

Tired of all the old-party bickering between Democrats and Republicans, Libertarian Party candidate Erika Klie Kolenich recently announced she would run for governor of West Virginia in the 2020 election. From My Buckhannon on May 27: A Buckhannon native is throwing her hat into the ring of the 2020 West Virginia Governor’s race. But that […]

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Cara Schulz and family

Making a difference

Dear Libertarian, Let me share a heartwarming story with you about the difference an elected official can make is someone’s life. Libertarian Cara Schulz serves on the city council in Burnsville, Minn., and her experience in office provides a powerful example: Cara writes, “A man who is currently homeless signed up to speak during the […]

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MCH Medical Center Hospital in Ector County, Texas

Texas Libertarian defeats incumbent for hospital board

Wallace Dunn, a Texas Libertarian Party candiate for the Ector County Medical Center Hospital Board of Directors defeated Mary Thompson for place 6 in the May 4 election. From the Texas Scorecard: Wallace Dunn was declared the winner Saturday night in his first bid for public office, successfully unseating 30-year incumbent Mary Thompson for Place […]

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Leave a Legacy of Liberty

Appeals court restricts Libertarian Party bequest access

In a 7-3 ruling handed down on the morning of May 21, the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit turned aside the Libertarian National Committee’s (LNC) First Amendment challenge to federal restrictions on the use of a large bequest, as well as its challenge to recently enacted content-based restrictions on the speech […]

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Justin Amash on Twitter — May 19, 2019

LNC chair agrees with Rep. Justin Amash on Trump criticism

The recent highly publicized criticism of President Donald Trump by Rep. Justin Amash received support from Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark in a May 19 interview with Salon. Sarwark also weighed in on the possibility that Rep. Amash could seek the Libertarian Party nomination for the 2020 presidential race. Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of […]

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Former Larry Sharpe campaign manager Kari Bittner on Spectrum News.

NY Libertarians achieve 4-year ballot access, registration form listing

Thanks to a strong voter turnout for Libertarian candidates in New York’s 2018 election, the Libertarian Party of New York has achieved automatic four-year ballot access and a new party registration line for registering voters. From a May 16 article titled “New Libertarian Party Concerned About Outdated Voter Registration Forms” in the Buffalo Spectrum News: […]

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May 2019 LP Kentucky ballot access ruling

Judge puts KY Libertarian candidates on the ballot

A U.S. District Court judge granted injunctive relief to the Libertarian Party of Kentucky and ordered the state to put the party’s nominees on the ballot for the November 2019 election. The Libertarian Party is ballot-qualified in Kentucky, and it nominates by convention, so no candidate petitions were required. The problem for the party was […]

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America at Peace

It’s time for an America at peace

Dear Libertarian, For far too long, the United States has relied more on our military might than diplomacy. For far too long, the United States has pursued bellicose policies abroad in the name of safety and freedom, policies which in fact make the world less safe and less free. For far too long, the United […]

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Make freedom your single issue.

American voters don’t trust federal government

The purpose of government, according to the Declaration of Independence, is to secure the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Actual government agencies, however, are often destructive of these ends. Public choice economics shows that government officials are just as self-interested as anyone else, that their work in the public sector tends […]

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