Category Archives: Libertarian Party

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 ...

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 ...