Category Archives: Libertarian Party

List of states that will (or might) hold Libertarian and Green presidential primaries

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via Richard Winger at Ballot Access News

The Washington Post has this summary of when presidential primaries will be held in each state in 2016. The article reveals how much uncertainty still remains for many states.

These states will hold a presidential primary for the Libertarian Party: Arizona; California; Delaware if any Libertarians can get on the party’s presidential primary ballot, which is very difficult; Idaho if at least two Libertarians file; Missouri; Montana if at least two Libertarians file; Nebraska; North Carolina; Oklahoma if the party gets on the ballot; South Dakota if the party gets on the ballot.

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Burlington, VT Libertarian Party Nominates Loyal Ploof for Mayor

From the candidate’s website:

On Tuesday, January 13th, Loyal attended the Burlington Libertarian Party caucus, where he was unanimously nominated for Burlington mayor.

Channel 5 and Channel 17 were on hand to cover the event, and below is Channel 17’s coverage of the event:

Here is a transcript of Loyal’s statement to Channel 17:

Our taxes are too high, I want to make Burlington a more affordable for everyone, and will work to lower taxes by at least 1% in my first term.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: California State Appeals Court Hearing Goes Badly for Minor Parties

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On January 15, the California State Appeals Court based in San Francisco heard oral arguments in Rubin v Bowen, the case in which minor parties sued to overturn the top-two primary system on the grounds that the system disenfranchises voters in the general election who wish to vote for minor party candidates.… Read more ...

Jim Duensing, Libertarian Activist Shot by Police in Nevada, Sentenced to Probation

Posted to Review Journal
January 15, 2015

A former attorney who ran an unsuccessful bid for Clark County District Attorney was sentenced Thursday to five years probation on three felony charges stemming from a roadside confrontation with Las Vegas police.

Raymond James “Jim” Duensing, 38, was convicted in November on charges of resisting a police officer , carrying a concealed weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with an Oct.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Ohio Vice-Chair Op-Ed Published in Online Site for the State’s Largest Newspaper

Sarah Bevins

From the Libertarian Party website:

Sarah Bevins, the Libertarian Party of Ohio vice-chair, has an op-ed piece on, the online site for the state’s largest newspaper, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

“We work with Northeast Ohio Media Group on a regular basis to have Op/Ed articles published from the Libertarian perspective,” said Ms.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: The Congressional “Good Standard” Should Be Raised

Justin Amash

From Libertarian presidential hopeful Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

Not many elected officials explain to their constituents the reasons they vote a certain way on a given bill. Even fewer are those who will explain their vote on every bill! Justin Amash seems to be doing just that, posting on his facebook profile an explanation for his votes.… Read more ...

Dan Feliciano leaves Libertarian Party, publicly joins Republican Party

Daniel Feliciano (R-VT)

Dan Feliciano (R-VT)

Dan Feliciano topped the list of Libertarian gubernatorial percentage results in 2014, with 4.3% (8,285 votes) for Governor of Vermont. His vote total in the election resulted in neither of the major-party candidates getting the 50% majority needed for an outright win. This left it up to the legislature to re-elect the incumbent Democrat, who had received the most votes (not an unusual occurrence in Vermont.)

Feliciano had also controversially run a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination, while already running as the Libertarian nominee.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Indiana Response to Gov. Pence State of the State Address

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Indiana:

Gov. Mike Pence delivered a very utilitarian State of the State address this evening. If this was intended to set the stage for a run for higher national office, the governor hid the agenda well.

“To the governor’s credit, he focused his remarks on his current job and serving our state,” noted Libertarian Party of Indiana State Chairman Dan Drexler.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Florida Supports Solar Power Ballot Initiative

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF):

The Libertarian Party of Florida announced Monday that it will join Floridians for Solar Choice in a ballot initiative for the 2016 election.

The ballot initiative will allow for market competition in the field of energy and especially alternative energy by allowing citizens to produce solar energy for profit.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Chair Says 2016 Candidate for President Will Offer New Ideas, Two Old Parties Will Run ‘Sequels and Reboots’

Nicholas Sarwark

From the Libertarian Party website:

In response to news of Republicans Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney exploring the possibility of a run for the presidency in 2016, Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark said on Press TV, “Like people say about Hollywood,…when it comes to the Republicans and the Democrats in U.S.… Read more ...

Competitive Elections Wisconsin seeks bill reducing ballot access hurdles


Competitive Elections Wisconsin, a coalition of groups, parties, and former candidates seeking ballot access reform, has issued the following open letter and draft proposal to the members of the State Legislature.

To the Representatives to the Assembly and State Senators of Wisconsin,

Last November, as happens every two years, ninety-nine Representatives to the Assembly were elected.

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Steven J. Uccio: The case for moderate Libertarianism


 Steven J. Uccio was a Libertarian candidate for Mercer County Freeholder in 2014.
In this article, he addresses some of the perceptual problems facing libertarianism, and how he thinks Libertarians should address them.

I believe we should have maximum control over our lives and our money and we should be allowed to do whatever we want, as long as it doesn’t hurt someone else.

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