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Former VT Gov. recounts Bernie?s 1986 Independent campaign against her in endorsement of Hillary (February 7, 2016, 04:23 PM)

In discussing her endorsement of Hillary Clinton, Vermont’s first female Gov. Madeleine Kunin (D, 1985-1991) recounts her experience in the 1986 gubernatorial campaign, when then-Mayor Bernie Sanders ran against her as an independent:

When Bernie Sanders ran against me in Vermont

Hillary Clinton is not the first progressive Democratic woman to be challenged by Bernie Sanders.

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Austin Peterson, Presidential Candidate Hopeful, Appears on the John Stossel Show (February 7, 2016, 01:41 AM)

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A New Political Party Announced! (February 6, 2016, 03:06 PM)

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Ron Paul: Liberty-minded Republicans should ?forget about? GOP primaries, support the Libertarian Party instead (February 5, 2016, 07:22 PM)

Ron Paul, following the conclusion of his son’s 2016 GOP primary campaign, appeared on FBN’s Kennedy to discuss what’s next for libertarians. He urges libertarians and liberty-minded Republicans alike to “forget about the Republican primary, and for that matter Republicans and Democrats.” Paul insists libertarians have nobody to vote for among any of the remaining major-party candidates, and should instead seek out and support “an alternative party” such as the L.P.… Read more ...

Avens O?Brien: Seriously, Where Are All the Libertarian Women? (February 4, 2016, 05:23 PM)

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Photo by Judd Weiss

Posted to Libertarian Republic

By Avens O’Brien

There are two questions I find most often asked pertaining to libertarianism. The first is, ?who will build the roads?? The second is, ?why aren?t there more libertarian women??

The question of women in the liberty movement feels like an annual resurgence?last summer the question was publicly raised again after an article about how Rand Paul was not polling well with women, allegedly due to his libertarian streak.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: LP of Miami-Dade County?s Message on McAfee Campaign (February 4, 2016, 01:27 PM)

image1This IPR editor received the following communication from the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County:

Last week, Mr. McAffee’s campaign told the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County that it would not be able to participate to our National Security debate on March 1st.

Instead, his campaign asked our affiliate to host an event for John McAffee.… Read more ...

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders (February 4, 2016, 11:22 AM)

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:


Sanders campaign literature from one of his Liberty Union third-party bids in Vermont in the 1970s.

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that ?the political system is starting to be shaken? as Sanders ?is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.?

To others, that?s dangerous naiveté.

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Gov. Gary Johnson: ?Sen. Paul and I have some differences, but? he is to be commended for waging the good fight.? (February 3, 2016, 04:34 PM)

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Gov. Gary Johnson Commends Rand Paul for ?Waging the Good Fight? for Liberty

Rand Paul is the latest to find that there is no room for the Liberty Movement in today?s Republican nominating process. I?ve been there. With his departure from the presidential race, there is no voice remaining to challenge failed military interventions, mass surveillance of Americans by their government, or real cuts in the size and cost of government.

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Darryl W. Perry: Open Letter to Rand Paul supporters (February 3, 2016, 02:21 PM)


From Darryl W. Perry President 2016:

By now you?ve probably heard that Rand Paul has announced an end to his Presidential campaign. On the morning of February 3, he reportedly issued a statement reading, in part:
?It?s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: The Only Presidential Choice for Liberty Still Standing (February 3, 2016, 12:18 PM)

From Libertarian Party email blast and press releaselp_logo_bird_pms_lg

With Sen. Rand Paul’s announcement today that he is suspending his campaign, the Libertarian Party nominee will be, indisputably, the only choice for small government in the 2016 race for President of the United States.

Many “small l” libertarians hoped Rand Paul would win the GOP nomination.… Read more ...

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