Author Archives: Wes Benedict

April 1: Winner Party launched nationwide–smashes records

Washington, D.C.—April 1, 2013—In the wake of maximum sustained interest in a real political party that cares most about winning elections, the Winner Party blasts off to victory with a salute to Honorary Chairman Dr. Scott Lieberman.

Says the visionary and Executive Detractor of Winner, “With one big bang, the Winner Party has taken the lead in America having the most elected officials of any political party—more than even the Republican and Democratic parties combined!”

When asked how this was accomplished so quickly, Executive Detractor responds “We have a big tent policy.… Read more ...

Booster PAC: Travis County, Texas may be the most Libertarian large county in America

The leaders of Libertarian Booster PAC, Wes Benedict and Arthur DiBianca, suggest that Travis County, Texas is the most Libertarian large county in America.

(“Large” defined as 100,000 or more total votes for president in the November 2012 election. That includes roughly 250 counties.)

Based on the 2010 census, Travis County is the 39th-largest county in the U.S.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson results in 100 largest counties

County State 2010 census 2012 Gary Johnson percent (preliminary) County seat or courthouse
Bernalillo County New Mexico 662,564 4.51% Albuquerque
Travis County Texas 1,024,266 2.72% Austin
Marion County Indiana 903,393 1.72% Indianapolis
Cobb County Georgia 688,078 1.62% Marietta
El Paso County Colorado 622,263 1.42% Colorado Springs
Maricopa County Arizona 3,817,117 1.39% Phoenix
Salt Lake County Utah 1,029,655 1.39% Salt Lake City
Gwinnett County Georgia 805,321 1.39% Lawrenceville
Snohomish County Washington 713,335 1.39% Everett
Denton County Texas 662,614 1.38% Denton
Jackson County Missouri 674,158 1.33% Independence
Baltimore County Maryland 805,029 1.32% Towson
Pierce County Washington 795,225 1.30% Tacoma
Multnomah County Oregon 735,334 1.27% Portland
Wake County North Carolina 900,993 1.26% Raleigh
Orange County California 3,010,232 1.25% Santa Ana
Hennepin County Minnesota 1,152,425 1.22% Minneapolis
Collin County Texas 782,341 1.22% McKinney
King County Washington 1,931,249 1.19% Seattle
Santa Clara County California 1,781,642 1.19% San Jose
San Diego County California 3,095,313 1.18% San Diego
Worcester County Massachusetts 798,552 1.18% Worcester
Fulton County Georgia 920,581 1.17% Atlanta
Sacramento County California 1,418,788 1.14% Sacramento
Tarrant County Texas 1,809,034 1.13% Fort Worth
San Francisco County California 805,235 1.13% San Francisco
DuPage County Illinois 916,924 1.12% Wheaton
Ventura County California 823,318 1.10% Ventura
Will County Illinois 677,560 1.10% Joliet
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Five Texas Libertarians get over 1 million votes

Five Texas Libertarian candidates have polled over 1 million votes in the November 2012 election.

Preliminary results:

Jaime O. Perez – Railroad Commissioner – 1,122,792
RS Roberto Koelsch – Supreme Court Place 2 – 1,280,886
Tom Oxford – Supreme Court Place 4 – 1,030,735
Mark W. Bennett – Court of Criminal Appeals Place 7 -  1,326,526
William Bryan Strange, III – Court of Criminal Appeals Place 8 – 1,313,746

William Strange is the first Libertarian candidate to receive over 1 million votes TWICE (he also did it in 2008).… Read more ...

LASPAC: A Libertarian response to the vice presidential debate

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following press release on October 12, 2012:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Wes Benedict
512-659-8896
wesliberty@aol.com

A Libertarian response to the vice presidential debate

AUSTIN – October 12, 2012 – Paul Ryan and Joe Biden are equally bad on every major policy. It’s no wonder they were too cowardly to let Libertarian vice presidential nominee Jim Gray join the debate last night.… Read more ...

LASPAC: Last call for billionaires for Gary Johnson!

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following email on October 2, 2012:

Dear Libertarian billionaire,

Libertarian Action Super PAC has “shovel-ready” projects to promote Libertarian Gary Johnson for President.

All we need is you!

Thanks to a generous donation of $100,000 earlier this year, most of the overhead for designing and planning these projects is covered.… Read more ...

John Jay Myers for U.S. Senate, TX: “Government Backwards” video

John Jay Myers speaks to 400 attendees at the Hogg Auditorium at the University of  Texas at Austin. The Libertarian Longhorns sponsored the event, which led with Gary Johnson for President. John Jay Myers is the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate, TX, and serves on the Libertarian National Committee.

His speech is divided into ten videos, but set to play all the way through when you click the first link.… Read more ...

LASPAC Jesse Ventura video: “Call the Commission! Let Gary Johnson Debate!”

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following email on September 26, 2012:

Dear Libertarian,

Please watch this video featuring former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, asking you to help get Gary Johnson into the debates.

Link to the Youtube video.

Call the Commission on Presidential Debates today at 202-872-1020. Tell them you want to see Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the televised debates!… Read more ...

Pew: 74% of voters have not heard of Gary Johnson

According to  Pew Research, “Very few voters are hearing much about third party candidates in this year’s election. A quarter of voters have heard of Gary Johnson, presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, but only 5% have heard a lot about him. Fully 74% have not heard of him at all.”

The survey goes on to note 81% have not heard of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, and 90% have not heard of Virgil Goode.… Read more ...

LASPAC: 4 Gary Johnson billboards, including “Republican Wall of Shame”

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following email on September 20, 2012:

Dear Libertarian:

Take advantage of this opportunity to get pro-Gary Johnson billboards up. We have some great designs below.

Donate to this project here.

If you make a single donation of at least $2,000, then you can name one of the designs in the “comments” area, and we’ll make sure to put up at least one billboard using that design.… Read more ...