Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Jesse Ventura Again Talks 2016 Presidential Bid

Jesse Ventura says his only path to the White House is as an independent. Image courtesy of CafePress.com.

Jesse Ventura Wants to Run for President

By Mark Wachtler

October 19, 2014. Dellwood, MN. (ONN) Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura says he wants to run for US President in 2016. But the former professional wrestler and current cable TV host has some requests and conditions.

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Newsday: Want Big Ideas? Listen to Howie Hawkins and Michael McDermott

Howie Hawkins

From Lane Filler at Newsday:

If you spend much time talking to mainstream politicians, you can get bored. As they bicker over who wants to cut property taxes more without coming up with ways to limit the expenditures the taxes pay for, the eyelids droop. As they joust about the (largely nonexistent) difference between giving people here illegally a path to citizenship, a path to legal residency and a garden path to sweep at substandard wages while awaiting deportation, the mind wanders.… Read more ...

Eileen Umbehr Pens Letter to Kansas City Star, Critical of their Election Coverage

Keen and Eileen Umbehr

From the Libertarian Party website:

Eileen Umbehr wrote the following letter to Kansas City Star reporter Eric Adler after he wrote an Oct. 5 headline story that neglected to mention her husband, Libertarian for governor Keen Umbehr, who has polled as high as 9% and has consistently beaten the spread between his Democratic and Republican rivals.… Read more ...

CT Libertarian Joshua Katz Considers 2016 Prez Bid

Joshua Katz

Westbrook, Connecticut Planning Board member Joshua Katz sent the following letter to IPR about a potential bid for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  Last year, Katz defeated both a Republican and Democrat in his election to the Planning Board.  He also serves as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut.Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: Holy and Unholy Matrimony

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

First and foremost, I want to express my realization that there is a divergence of opinion on this topic within liberty-loving men and women of today. I mean to offend no one. Simply, I am interested in NOT what’s popular, but what’s right.… Read more ...

Ben Swann Covers and Discusses Third Parties and Third Party Candidates

Ben Swann’s site had an article this week discussing CNN’s ommission of Adrian Wyllie in Florida’s gubernatorial debate.

CNN Receives Fire For Ignoring Libertarian Wyllie

By Evan Mulch

October 16, 2014

 

A meme the (sic) was shown by CNN on the internet recently came under fire when Florida Libertarian Governor Adrian Wyllie supporters voiced their opinion about its content.… Read more ...

Libertarians Getting 9% Support for Congress in Poll, Support for Greens Also Up

From the Libertarian Party Staff’s Blog:

According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released on October 15, 2014, more voters say they will support Libertarians for Congress this year, compared to the last mid-term elections in 2010.

The Wall Street Journal reports, “The poll found that voters are more likely than four years ago to say they would vote for Libertarian and Green party candidates if given a chance, with Libertarians drawing support from 9% of likely voters.”

That’s a significant increase from 2010, when a similar Wall Street Journal poll indicated 5-6% of voters would support Libertarians.… Read more ...

Michael McDermott Endorsed By Goetz, McMillan, and Johnson

Press Release from the campaign:

The candidacy of Michael McDermott, running on the Libertarian line of the New York State Governor’s ballot has scored a triple endorsement this past Saturday, October 11th, with high profile endorsements from Bernard Goetz, Jimmy McMillan, and Gary Johnson.

Bernhard Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young men when they allegedly tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan on 22 December 1984.… Read more ...

Judge keeps Libertarian Wyllie out of debate

From the Tampa Bay Times:

A federal judge Tuesday rejected arguments by Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie that he should be allowed to take part in a debate Wednesday night with Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

U.S. District Judge James Cohn, in a six-page ruling, refused to grant a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction that would have required debate organizers to allow Wyllie into the televised debate.… Read more ...

Russia Today America: Gary Johnson Speaks About Third-Party Politics

Mr. Johnson starts out by speaking about the militarization of police, then about third-party debates at about 2:50, and goes on to talk about ISIS and how Libertarians would handle the current crisis.

Gary Johnson was the 2012 Libertarian candidate for President and is a possible candidate for 2016.… Read more ...

Bradenton Times Endorses Libertarian for Florida Attorney General

From Ballot Access News:

On October 11, the Bradenton Times endorsed Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian nominee for Florida Attorney General. See the editorial here. The Bradenton Times was founded in 2008 and is an on-line news source.

Wohlsifer is the first candidate on the Florida ballot for Attorney General, who is not the Republican or Democratic nominee, since 1916.… Read more ...