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Kevin Knedler of LP Ohio: Public Support of Political Conventions is a Free Speech Issue (September 1, 2014, 02:05 AM)

Kevin Knedler

This opinion piece was posted today in Cleveland.com .

Kevin Knedler has been the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio since 2007. He is currently running for Secretary of State of that state.

Amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Republican Party will bring its 2016 convention to Cleveland, it’s been forgotten that Ohio just hosted a national political convention.… Read more ...


September 2014 Open Thread (September 1, 2014, 01:26 AM)

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff?.just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...


Complete list of links for LSLA Seminars in Columbus, OH?June 26, 2014 (August 31, 2014, 04:35 PM)

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Via email from Mark Axinn and Leigh Lachine:

http://lsla.org/resources

Resources

This page contains a compendium of resources for state and county level organizations. It is organized into categories based on the type of resource and each link is named with the state from which it comes. If you are interested in submitting resources to this database, please contact Leigh LaChine at Leigh.LaChine@LPAlabama.org.… Read more ...


Illinois Attorney General?s Office Will Investigate Intimidation of Libertarian Petitioners and Petition Signers (August 31, 2014, 02:52 PM)

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, the Illinois Attorney General?s office will investigate reports of intimidation against Libertarian Party petitioners and people who signed the petition. Also see this Huffington Post story.

Some media coverage:

Pistol-packing petition challenger prompts review by AG

Under the gun in petition challenges

Rauner firing blanks in flap over hired gun in ballot challenge?Read more ...


Updates on Florida LP?s Candidates Adrian Wyllie and Bill Wohlsifer (August 31, 2014, 01:49 AM)

Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian Party of Florida’s candidate for attorney general of that state, posted this to IPR’s Facebook page:

PLEASE TRY TO SHARE THIS IN MANY MAINSTREAM PLACES WHERE THE LIBERTARIAN MESSAGE IS NOT USUALLY HEARD. I WANT TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. THEY HAVE $5M COMPARED TO MY $20K, BUT THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVELED AT THE DEBATE PODIUM.

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Comedy Roast for Gary Johnson Planned for October in Los Angeles, CA (August 31, 2014, 01:15 AM)

Gary Johnson roastRead more ...


Constitution Party Has Enough Valid Signatures in Alaska (August 30, 2014, 05:08 PM)

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J.R. Myers has secured a spot on the November ballot. (J.R. Myers for Alaska Governor 2014)

Ballot Access News:

The Alaska Division of Elections has determined that the Constitution Party?s nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor each have enough valid signatures on their petitions, and the candidates will appear on the November ballot.

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Lily Williams: My Journey from Tyranny to Liberty (August 28, 2014, 11:48 PM)

Lily Williams

This was sent to me by Lily Williams. It was posted to Freedomworks August 27, 2014.

Lily Tang Williams is running for the House of Representative, District 44, as a Libertarian in the state of Colorado. You can find her website here .

I realized I could not really have the personal freedom I dreamed to have if I stayed in China, so I decided to re-enter school in the USA.

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Oregon Secretary of State and LPO Respond to Filing of Candidates by Reeves Group (August 27, 2014, 11:33 PM)

Danger Drama alert

Posted to the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s Facebook page
August 27, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Republican Congressional Candidates Submit False Filings; Attempt to Obtain Libertarian Party Nominations By Deception

Wilsonville, Ore ? August 27th, 2014 — The Libertarian Party of Oregon(LPO) has learned that US Congressional candidates Jason Yates, Republican, District 1, and James Buchal, Republican, District 3, submitted false certificates of nomination to the Oregon Secretary of State?s office.

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Young Mayoral Candidate Gives Good Interview Against the Duopoly (August 26, 2014, 11:24 PM)

Alex Fidel is running as an Independent for mayor of Encinitas, which is a coastal town north of San Diego. In this writer’s opinion, this is someone to keep an eye on. He was one of the two young men who worked very hard with Christina Tobin of Free and Equal to put on the United We Stand festival in May of this year.… Read more ...


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