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North Carolina Libertarian Candidate 'Just Passed the Threshold' to File FEC Report

Sean Haugh, the 53-year-old pizza deliveryman and Libertarian Party candidate who is polling at 8% of voters in the North Carolina Senate race, has just passed a $5,000 in donations threshold requiring him to file his candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, his spokeswoman said. Show More Summary

Libertarian Party remains on Illinois ballot this fall

The Illinois State Board of Elections on Friday voted to knock off the statewide slates of the Green Party and the Constitution Party for insufficient candidacy nominating signatures.

Libertarian Amanda Swafford Could Force Runoff in Georgia Senate Race

A new poll by Insider Advantage/Opinion Savvy Survey shows that Republican David Perdue leads Democrat Michelle Nunn by 7 points, 47% to 40%, but Libertarian Party candidate Amanda Swafford's 8% could force a runoff between Perdue and Nunn after the November general election. Show More Summary

BoJo Spells the End of Conservatism, Would Herald a New Libertarian Party

Westminster blog The Conservative Woman has run a scathing op-ed on Tory leadership hopeful and Mayor of London Boris Johnson, claiming that he would spell the end of the Conservative Party as we know it. Addressing the apparent pact...Show More Summary

Libertarian Pizza Deliveryman Imperils Republican Chances in North Carolina

Sean Haugh, a 42-year-old Libertarian Party nominee in North Carolina, is imperiling Republican Thom Tillis's chance to defeat incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) in North Carolina's Senate race, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling. Show More Summary

Libertarian on Kentucky Senate Ballot Could Hurt Mitch McConnell

Libertarian Party candidate David Patterson, a 42-year-old police officer, announced Monday that he has obtained more than the 5,000 signatures required to be placed on the ballot in this November's general election for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Show More Summary

Will David Patterson Do In Mitch McConnell?

Harrodsburg, KY police officer and Libertarian candidate David Patterson is getting into the Kentucky Senate race. Ken Moellman, state chairman of the Libertarian Party, said Tuesday that a signature drive for Patterson has collected more than 9,000 signatures. Show More Summary

West Should Drop Trade Barriers with Russia, Not Raise Them! (de Volkskrant, The Netherlands)

In some way, of all the MH17 content we’ve posted from the Netherlands, this column by Imre Wessels, an election coordinator for the Libertarian Party, is the most ‘Dutch’ – in the sense that he expresses that unstinting belief in free markets that made the Netherlands into the dominant trading power of the 1700s. So [...]

Open Thread Town Hall With Senator John Hoeven On Tuesday

So far we’ve done open thread town halls here on SAB with Rep. Kevin Cramer and Libertarian Party House candidate Jack Seaman, and they’ve gone pretty well. I’ve scheduled a third town hall, this time with Senator John Hoeven. It’ll take place next week on Tuesday at 7:00pm. The format will be the same as...

GA Libertarians Say Olens’ Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban “Indefensible”

The Libertarian Party of Georgia slammed Attorney General Sam Olens’ brief in defense of Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriages. Olens filed the brief on Tuesday. In April, class action lawsuit against the ban was filed by Lambda Legal. In a press release, LPG chairman Doug Craig said: “We believe marriage is a fundamental right retained […]

Libertarians sue New Hampshire over alleged suppression of third parties

The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party to contest New Hampshire's HB 1542, a new state law that restricts the time candidates have to get their names on the ballot. TheShow More Summary

Open Thread Town Hall: Libertarian House Candidate Jack Seaman Takes Your Questions

Tonight’s the night to ask Jack Seaman – the North Dakota Libertarian Party candidate for the US House – your questions about life, the universe and everything. Though it might be better if you narrowed it down to stuff relevant to his campaign for the House. You can begin posting your questions below. Jack will...

Let us in! Wisconsin libertarians file complaint to get in debates

By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin says the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association provides illegal in-kind campaign contributions to candidates who qualify for its television debates.Show More Summary

Libertarian Party Candidates: 7 Who Might Shape the Senate

2 months agoNews : Reason

The Washington Post looks at seven Senate races in which a Libertarian Party candidate has some chance of enough traction, according to the Post's headline, to beat the spread between the major party winner and loser, thus affectingShow More Summary

Absentee Voting Begins Tomorrow For August 5th Primary

Absentee voting in Missouri’s August 5th primary begins tomorrow. In the city there are six different sample ballots: Libertarian Party Constitution Party Non-Partisan  Green Party Republican Party Democratic Party Let’s look at each: The Libertarian Party ballot includes: Five ballot questions One candidate for state auditor One candidate for U.S....

Meet the third candidate running to become Georgia governor

In this year's gubernatorial election, Atlanta nanotech entrepreneur Andrew Hunt is aiming to attract more than the usual nano-vote for the Libertarian Party (see what we did there?). "I'm not in here just to get five percent," Hunt said during a sitdown today at the Capitol.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Libertarian Party Candidates Polling Surprisingly Well in the South

3 months agoNews : Reason

Patricia Murphy writing at Daily Beast spies the oracle of various early polls and finds three southern elections where a Libertarian Party candidate is polling well—and far wider than the gaps between the Democratic and Republican contenders. Show More Summary

Police Filmed Wrongly Arresting Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate

3 months agoNews : Reason

Minneapolis police are backpedaling after wrongly arresting, citing, and injuring Minnesota Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate Chris Holbrook yesterday. According to a local ABC affiliate, Holbrook and "party members [were] sorting literature...Show More Summary

The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Part Two: How both the Nolan Chart and Libertarian Party were influenced by the SDS In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization (Students for a Democratic Society aka the SDS). This change reflectedShow More Summary

David Koch Ran for Vice President with the Libertarian Party in 1980. The New York Times Thinks You Should Care, Isn't Sure Why

3 months agoNews : Reason

The Sunday edition of The New York Times has the latest from 1980 for you, today: David Koch (of those Koch Brothers we're pretty sure you are kind of scared of and hate, for some reason you might not be sure of) is running for viceShow More Summary

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