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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

3 weeks 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

Mike Pence goes (back) to Washington

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is testing the proposition that the Republican Party can be the party of reform and the little guy, not the dogmatic libertarian party that treats abstract principles, rather than people, as the lodestar for politics and governance. In coming to talk today to the American Enterprise Institute — whose president, Arthur […]

Brian Doherty on Robert Sarvis, Libertarian for Senate in Virginia

3 months agoNews : Reason

Robert Sarvis   made he biggest splash for the Libertarian Party in many years with his surprising 6.6 percent, or nearly 145,000 votes, otal in 2013's Virginia gubernatorial race. The former tech entrepreneur and lawyer did this even...Show More Summary

Rick Santorum: Rand Paul's "Not My Leader," GOP not a "Libertarian Party"

3 months agoNews : Reason

Via Andrew Kirell of Mediaite comes his snippet from Crossfire featuring former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-Ohio). Van Jones asks Santorum about the current GOP frontrunner for he 2016 presidential nod, Sen. Show More Summary

Santorum Dismisses Rand Paul: ‘The Republican Party Is Not a Libertarian Party

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has a penchant for dismissing the libertarian movement, and he made that once again on Monday evening when he dismissed the electoral prospects of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), telling CNN that the "Republican Party is not a libertarian party."

Are the Most Intelligent People Libertarians?

Those who join the Libertarian Party of the United States are required to make this pledge: "I certify that I oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals." Thus the libertarian or classical liberal position can...Show More Summary

Court Admits Ruling May Do 'Severe and Irreparable Harm' to Ohio Libertarian Party

3 months agoNews : Reason

The Ohio Libertarian Party (LPO) gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl was shot down by a U.S. circuit court yesterday and is taking his case to the Supreme Court as a final bid to get on the ballot. As a recap, earlier this year Earl...Show More Summary

GOP Michigan State Rep Bolts Party Over Gay Rights; Joins Libertarians

3 months agoNews : Reason

MLive reports that former Michigan state Rep. Lorence Wenke has dropped the Republican Party and taken up with the Libertarian Party. He will run for U.S. Senate as a Libertarian in the fall. In a statement dated April 25, the long-time...Show More Summary

Texas Libertarians Limp into Statewide Races after Convention

For the second election cycle in a row, the Libertarian Party of Texas has nominated Kathie Glass to head up a slate of statewide candidates for the 2014 General Election. The convention of 219 delegates, meeting in Temple, Texas, nominated Glass in the second round of balloting after finishing the first round in a tie with Robert Bell. Show More Summary

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