The Atlantic Profiles Greg Orman “The Mystery Candidate Shaking Up Kansas Politics”

“We’re still sending the worst of both parties to Washington—people who seem more interested in getting reelected than they do in solving problems,” Orman, a tanned, youthful-looking 45-year-old with gelled-up dark hair, said on Wednesday. He was speaking in a windowless room at the top of a bank building in Wichita, to an audience of about 40 retired teachers on folding chairs.Read more ...

William Saturn: Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement Ends

This was posted to William Saturn’s blog, The Saturnalian . Mr. Saturn is a contributor here at IPR.

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

In 2010, an individual using the name “Concerned Citizen” (CC) began commenting on Independent Political Report (IPR) articles.… Read more ...

Washingtonian Interviews Bruce Majors, Libertarian Candidate for Mayor of D C

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Q&A With Bruce Majors, DC’s Libertarian Candidate for Mayor

The local politician on his goals, marijuana in DC, and the time Ann Coulter was mean to him.

By Hallie Golden

If DC’s mayoral race has been a bit drab so far, don’t blame Bruce Majors. The Libertarian candidate for mayor brings humor and an enthusiasm for libertarianism—which began with his introduction to the writings of Ayn Rand when he was in ninth grade—to the race.… Read more ...

Five Candidates Remain on New York Gubernatorial Ballot, Two Removed

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From Ballot Access News:

On September 26, the Rent is 2 Damn High Party petition for New York Governor was held invalid. See this story. The story does not mention another ticket, the candidacy of Michael J. Carey under the label “Life & Justice”; but according to the New York State Board of Elections web page, that petition was also invalidated.… Read more ...

Free & Equal to Host Colorado Gubernatorial Debate, Will Announce Moderator 9/30

Official release from Free & Equal Elections Foundation:

Greetings Free and Equal Supporters!

A press conference will be held on September 30th, 2014 at 10AM MT in Infinity Park Plaza in Glendale, CO, by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, a non-partisan electoral reform organization, to announce the moderator for their Gubernatorial Debate on October 8th.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald: Green Bradshaw Hits Rep. Enyart for Yes Vote on ISIS War

By Mark Wachtler

It’s a rematch in the race for the 12th US Congressional District in Illinois. And according to national Republican pollsters, first-term Democratic incumbent Bill Enyart is one of the many vulnerable Congressmen currently in jeopardy of being thrown out of office this November. Nobody would like to see than more than the Green Party candidate for the seat Paula Bradshaw.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Oregon Disputes Claim They Have Endorsed Republican Candidate Jason Yates

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Libertarian Party of Oregon Admonishes Jason Yates; Accuses Him of Fraud for Claiming False and Misleading Endorsement

Wilsonville, Ore – September 25th, 2014 — The Libertarian Party of Oregon (LPO) State Committee voted yesterday to admonish Jason Yates, Republican Candidate for US Congressional District 1, and accuse him of fraud for making false and misleading claims that he is endorsed by the Libertarian Party of Oregon.

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Nicholas Sarwark, New Chairman of the Libertarian Party, Speaks at the Office Grand Opening

Nicholas Sarwark, the Libertarian Party’s new chairman, chaired the quarterly meeting of the Libertarian National Committee this past weekend. They met in Alexandria, Virginia. On Saturday evening, there was an event to celebrate the grand opening of the new office recently purchased by the LP. Here is his speech:

Here is his report for the first quarter of his term:

Chair’s Report – 6/30/14 – 9/15/14

Populated IT Committee.

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Free the Vote NC Sponsors All-Inclusive US Senate Debate

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CHARLOTTE (Sept. 23) – Free the Vote North Carolina and the Young Americans for Liberty at UNC Charlotte are sponsoring North Carolina’s only all-inclusive U.S. Senate candidates debate on Friday, Oct. 17 in McKnight Hall on the UNC Charlotte campus at 7 p.m.

All the candidates whose name will appear on the ballot, as well as those who have qualified to have their write-in votes counted, have been invited.… Read more ...

September 2014 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff….just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

2014 Alexandria LNC meeting discussion thread for Sunday

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The Libertarian National Committee is meeting this weekend in Alexandria, Virginia .

Broadcast channel #1:
Click here for the Ustream version of the broadcast or visit :

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/libertarian-party1

Broadcast channel #2:
Click here for an audio-only version or visit :

http://libertarian.caster.fm/

Meeting agenda:
Click here for a version of the proposed agenda .… Read more ...

Ann Coulter Wants to Drown Libertarian Voters

Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter, a sometime spokeswoman for the Republican Party, had some surprising comments for people who might be considering voting for a Libertarian candidate.

This is the verbiage of the last paragraph of her column from September 17th:

Which brings me to my final assignment this week: If you are considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election, please send me your name and address so I can track you down and drown you.

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