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Scott Shackford: The Outback Libertarian

15 hours agoNews : Reason

In September, David Leyonhjelm was elected to the Australian senate as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, a libertarian party founded in 2001. In August, reason's Scott Shackford spoke with Leyonhjelm about compulsory voting, the campaign against him, and why he's able to say things that no other politician can. View this article.

Gary Johnson Supports Private Anti-Discrimination Laws Protecting Gays

2 days agoNews : Reason

Below, watch 2012 Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson interviewed briefly by Jeff4Justice, a gentleman who lives in his SUV, interviews celebrities and politicians alike, and advocates both about gay issues and for third-party candidate...Show More Summary

A. Barton Hinkle: Who Really Spoiled Last Week’s Election?

last weekNews : Reason

Conventional wisdom maintains hat Libertarian Party candidates tend to seal the most votes from Republicans. But in reality, the opposite is true. As A. Barton Hinkle observes, come election time, Republicans are the ones rying to siphon off libertarian voters with their opportunistic alk about economic freedom. Show More Summary

More Libertarian Party Midterm News

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Some local victories, ballot-access guarantees, and some more statewide numbers of encouraging size, from the Libertarian Party's regularly-updated midterm election news page: John Monds, running for the Public Service Commission in Georgia,...Show More Summary

Libertarian Party in Midterms: Not Surprisingly Great, Not Surprisingly Bad

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

So went the overall assessment of Wes Benedict in a quick interview tonight. Benedict is currently executive director of the L.P.'s National Committee, and in my experience tends to be calm and measured in his assessment of L.P. possibilities,...Show More Summary

Exit Polls for Haugh, Sarvis: Who Did Those Libertarians "Spoil" Their Senate Races For?

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

So, two Libertarian Party Senate candidates in prominent races beat the spread between their major-party opponents. In North Carolina, Libertarian Sean Haugh got 3.74 percent, with Republican Thom Tillis winning with 49 percent and Democrat...Show More Summary

The Libertarian Party in Governors' Races: Three Spreads Beat (At Least), With One Possible GOP Loss

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Gleaned mostly from the Libertarian Party's own updating page of news of note from election night, herewith the governor races in which the L.P. is now breaking 2 percent. (There aren't many.): •Dan Feliciano of Vermont is very much beating the spread at 4.36 percent in a race currently un-called but with Democrat Peter Shumlin with a narrow lead. Show More Summary

Third Parties in Senate Races: Still Not Their Year

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Just a quick spotlight on non-Democrat/Republican Senate candidates who have managed to pull substantially more than one percent, so far, using RealClearPolitics' numbers: •For the Libertarian Party, the controversial Sean Haugh of South...Show More Summary

Gary Johnson: "I'll Run in 2016 to Provide Libertarian Option" That Rand Paul Doesn't Offer

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

Well there's already good news on today's Election Day. The 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for president, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, has announced that he's running for the 2016 LP nomination. He directly addressed how his views differ from Sen. Show More Summary

The Libertarian Party in the Midterms: More Important Than Its Candidates

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

From the hip-and-happening Meet the Press ("these third-party candidates, are going o be making a lot bigger of a difference come November 4th than we hought") to the staid old-fashioned Vice ("these political interlopers smell blood"),...Show More Summary

N.C. Media Yanks Story Suggesting Sen. Hagan’s Family Cashed In on Stimulus

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

We’ve noted previously that Democratic North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan has a ough race for re-election against a Republican challenger and a potential Libertarian Party spoiler named Sean Haugh. The National Journal has a lengthy lookShow More Summary

L.P. Candidate Sean Haugh Makes No Bones About His Support for Medicaid Expansion

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Most of Sean Haugh's positions are pretty much what you would expect from a Libertarian Party candidate. Haugh, who's running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, favors legalizing marijuana and opposes any restrictions on abortion. He says...Show More Summary

LP Senate Candidate Sean Haugh, the Scariest Political Ads, and Other Midterms-Related Independents Segments

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

On Tuesday night's episode of The Independents, the beer-swilling, pot-smoking, election-complicating Libertarian Party Senate candidate in North Carolina Sean Haugh came on for a second time to talk about his candidacy: Townhall.com...Show More Summary

Nicholas Sarwark on Seven Reasons to Vote for the Libertarian Party

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

Why should libertarians vote for the Libertarian Party? The short answer is that "libertarian" is right there in the name. If that's good enough for you, thank you for your vote for our candidates, you can stop reading now. But if you're one...Show More Summary

Why it's time for Libertarians to Vote for Republicans

Voting for Libertarian Party candidates today serves only to divide the vote between those who would slow (Republicans) or reverse (libertarians) the trend towards increasing statism. Splitting the vote allows those who would accelerate that trend to win by default.

Rand Paul: Libertarian/Republican? (Probably Not.)

3 weeks agoNews : Reason

While here at Reason earlier today he made a call for all voters to line up behind his own party, the Republican Party, U.S. News is reporting on some skylarking thoughts from some Libertarian Party higher-ups that Paul could becomeShow More Summary

Is This the Year People Finally Give a Shit About Third-Party Candidates?

Florida gubernatorial candidate Adrian Wyllie and his supporters wage their lonely assault against the two-party system. Photo via Facebook Danielle Alexandre manages the campaign of Libertarian Party candidate Adrian Wyllie, a gubernatorial...Show More Summary

Illinois Libertarian candidates share their platforms

During the 2014 statewide elections, the eyes of most Illinoisans have been trained on the Republican and Democratic candidates for various state offices. But third-party candidates, members of the Libertarian Party, will also be included on Illinoisans' ballots Nov. Show More Summary

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