Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Reason: Four Big Issues Libertarians Bring to the Table in Elections


Four Big Issues Libertarians Bring to the Table in Elections

Libertarian candidates are crucial for the issues they tackle that Democrats and Republicans have avoided during the 2014 election cycle.

Ed Krayewski | October 21, 2014

Election Day 2014 is just two weeks away and Libertarian candidates are going to be a factor—just as they have been throughout the election cycle.… Read more ...

NY Libertarians Win Ballot Access Lawsuit over State Senate Candidate

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On October 24, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, ruled that Gigi Bowman should be on the ballot as the Libertarian nominee for State Senate, 5th district, on Long Island. The case is Wilson v Bowman, 519828. Unqualified parties need 3,000 valid signatures to place a nominee on the ballot for State Senate in New York.… Read more ...

Illinois Herald Endorses Julie Fox for Comptroller

As was recently reported here at IPR, the Illinois Herald, an online publication, recently endorsed two Green Party candidates for U.S. House in Illinois. The Herald has also endorsed Julie Fox for Illinois Comptroller. From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The lone Libertarian candidate receiving the endorsement of the Illinois Herald is Julie Fox, candidate for Illinois Comptroller.… Read more ...

Bloomberg:”Libertarian Leads Republican Among Virginia’s Young Voters: Senate Poll”

Bloomberg News reports the results of a poll of Virginia voters aged 18 to 35, and it is bad news for Republican Ed Gillespie, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against Sen. Mark Warner.

Democratic Senator Mark Warner captured 47 percent in a survey of voters between the ages of 18 and 35, which was released Thursday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.Read more ...

National Journal:”Koch-Allied Group Urges Young Voters to Support Weed Candidate”

National Journal reports on an independent expenditure campaign in support of Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from North Carolina.

A Republican group connected to the billionaire Koch brothers is making a last-ditch effort to push the GOP Senate candidate in North Carolina across the finish line by urging young voters to get behind the marijuana-supporting libertarian in the race.Read more ...

NY Green, Libertarian Gov Candidates in Debate with D, R candidates tonight

Michael McDermott, Libertarian for Governor of NY, 2014

Howie Hawkins, Green for Governor of NY, 2014

Email from Mark Axinn:

This is it!

8:00 p.m. tonight (Eastern Daylight Time), Wednesday, Ocotober 22 (right about exactly the time I am posting this -p).

Libertarian candidate Michael McDermott debates Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, Republican challenger Rob Astorino and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins in Buffalo, New York.… Read more ...

Blogger Joshua Evans Reports on Libertarian Party of Massachusetts Convention

As was reported at Ballot Access News, blogger Joshua W. Evans attended the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts State Convention and acted as the ballot counter. From his blog:

Packing into the dining hall of Tweed’s Restaurant and Pub in Worcester, Libertarian stalwarts from across the Commonwealth assembled over this past weekend to continue their push to change the Massachusetts state government.… Read more ...

Arizona Libertarian Runs for Constable and Plans to Not Enforce Unconstitutional Drug Laws

Thane “Goldie” Eichenauer is a candidate for constable for the downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona. He is running on three simple planks:

I will not enforce unconstitutional drug laws.

Further, I will not enforce unconstitutional SB 1070 immigration laws.

Further, I will advocate to end funding of the position of deputy constable.

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Jesse Ventura Again Talks 2016 Presidential Bid

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

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 ...