Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Robert Sarvis: Ferguson Crisis Highlights Race Disparities and Militarization of Law Enforcement

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, MO, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate of Virginia, Robert Sarvis, released the following statement:

“In Ferguson, a young, unarmed black man was shot and killed by the police, something that happens too often in America. Then, in response to demonstrations protesting the shooting, the police deployed in military gear, fired tear gas at protesters (including some standing on their own private property), and arrested members of the press.… Read more ...

Kentucky Libertarian U.S. Senate Petition Has Enough Valid Signatures; Polling at 7%

Ballot Access News:

On August 12, the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office determined that the Libertarian Party U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky has enough valid signatures. This is the first time any unqualified party has completed a U.S. Senate petition in Kentucky since 1978, when the American Party petitioned for U.S.

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Libertarian Senate Candidate Plans Walk Across Tennessee

Joshua James
Found in The Tennessean
August 15, 2014

You might have heard of this idea before: A candidate for statewide office in Tennessee plans to walk across the state.

Joshua James, a Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate, says he will trek from Memphis to Laurel Bloomery in northeastern Tennessee over the course of 15 days, starting Saturday.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Police should stand down in Ferguson, MO; end failed drug war

Militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., after the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown.
Militarized police in Ferguson, Mo., after the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown.

Posted at http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/police-should-stand-down-in-ferguson-mo:

Tear gas, unrest, controlling the press, and the killing of alleged innocents are outcomes one would expect politicians to rationalize as inevitable in a war zone.

But these atrocities are happening in American cities — now in Ferguson, Mo., in the heart of the United States.… Read more ...

Kn@ppster: ‘Adrian Wyllie: Beer and Clothing on the Campaign Trail’


Wyllie and friends tour the brewery.

Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

Went out last night to Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville to support Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor of Florida. Wyllie is on a month-long “craft brewery” tour of Florida, beginning on the 1st in Key West and winding up in Pensacola at the end of August.… Read more ...

FL: Wyllie Taps Insurance Expert, Greg Roe, from Pasco as Lieutenant Governor Pick

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From the Adrian Wyllie campaign:

Greg Roe has accepted Adrian Wyllie’s invitation to run as Lieutenant Governor on the Libertarian ticket this November. Greg is an insurance professional with more than 30 years in the industry. He brings an important expertise to the campaign on an issue that affects all Floridians.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarian candidates begin general election campaign

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Emailed to IPR and other news outlets:

Wisconsin’s third-largest political party, and its only party of principle, announced the kick-off of its general election campaign after the conclusion of Tuesday’s primaries, putting forward eleven candidates who will be on the November ballot. Robert Burke, the Libertarian candidate for Governor, also used the occasion to re-iterate his party’s opposition to state-run primary elections.… Read more ...

Libertarian Response to Republican David Sunderland’s Letter Regarding Libertarians and Drug Laws

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The Republican Party has found another state’s Libertarians to try to discredit ( see here , here and here for stories of other states). On August 6, 2014, Dave Sunderland, Chair of the VT Republican Party, sent a letter out entitled Libertarian Views Too Extreme for Vermont . In it, he talks about the fact that there are some issues where Republicans agree with Libertarians, but overall the views are just too much for Vermonters.… Read more ...

Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Seeks Republican Write-In Votes

Dan Feliciano

From Pat Bradley at WAMC:

The Libertarian candidate for Vermont governor is mounting a write-in campaign to also obtain the Republican nomination.

Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Dan Feliciano launched a write-in campaign for the Republican nomination Thursday in Waterbury.

The move by Feliciano irritates both the Republican and Libertarian party leaders.… Read more ...

Tennessee Libertarian Party Files Ballot Access Lawsuit

From Ballot Access News:

On July 30, the Tennessee Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to require that its gubernatorial nominee, Daniel Lewis, be listed on the ballot as “Libertarian” instead of “independent.” Lewis v Goins, 3:14cv-1565, middle district.

From the LPTN website:

The Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed a lawsuit in Federal Court challenging Tennessee’s fifty-three year old ballot access law.… Read more ...