Category Archives: Libertarian Party

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 ...

Kentucky Libertarian Loses Debate Lawsuit

From Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, October 11, David Patterson, the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, lost his lawsuit to gain entry into a debate sponsored by Kentucky Educational Television, which is a state agency. U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, a George W. Bush appointee, ruled that the government may sponsor candidate debates limited to candidates “with a realistic chance of winning”.… Read more ...

New York Libertarian Clifton on Public Pension Divestment from Oil

From the candidate’s blog

Candidate for Comptroller John Clifton recently commented on the issue of the possibility of shifting the use of state pension money into supporting Green efforts:

“As NYS Comptroller, you would be the sole trustee of the now $180 billion NYS Common Retirement Fund. The CRF, our public pension fund, invests heavily in fossil fuels – especially Exxon Mobil Corporation.

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Opposition News: Stats Reveal Major Flaw in 3rd Party Election Strategies

By Mark Wachtler

Your author has been volunteering, helping and reporting on independent and opposition parties and their candidates for over 25 years. We know a thing or two about what we’re talking about here at Opposition News. So take it from the opposition’s equivalent of Karl Rove and David Axelrod – stop running for national offices with no experience.… Read more ...

Robert Burke: Jobs Numbers Show Devastating Effect of Inflation on Seniors

Robert Burke is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor of Wisconsin. The following is a press release from the Burke campaign:

Friday the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the latest jobs numbers indicating the unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, the best since 2012, and that there were 248K new jobs created.… Read more ...

Adrian Wyllie, Polling at 13%, Files Lawsuit Over Debate Exclusion

Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics reports:

Republican polling firm 0ptiumus has released a survey showing Libertarian nominee Adrian Wyllie climbing to 13% in the Florida governor’s race.

“This week, the two candidates stayed neck and neck, and the only ‘mover’ in the race was Wyllie, who showed gains just outside the margin of error,” said 0ptimus’ founder and analyst Brian Stobie.… Read more ...

New Ballot Access Law in California Keeps 4 Alternative Parties on the Ballot

From Ballot Access News:

On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2351, which makes it easier for a group to qualify as a party in California, and also makes it easier for an already-existing party to remain ballot-qualified. The old law required an already-existing party to either poll 2% for any statewide in a general election, or to have 103,004 registrants (1% of the November 2010 turnout).… Read more ...

Democrat Eduardo Jany Endorses Lucas Overby for Congress

Press Release from the Overby campaign:

Overby receives endorsement from Jany in Florida’s CD13 election

Pinellas County, FL: October 8, 2014 –

“I am so pleased to continue to receive the support and encouragement of my friends in the Pinellas area. While I have decided to withdraw from candidacy for District 13, I know that it is of the utmost importance that our community has a viable alternative to the Republican platform.… Read more ...

News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country

The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...