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Libertarian Party seeks new Executive Director

Monday, June 30th, 2008

This announcement was posted on the website of the Libertarian Party of Indiana:

LP Seeks New Executive Director

Submitted by lpin on Sat, 06/28/2008 – 22:47 | LPN

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Seasoned professional with background in non-profit management & fundraising experience, who has an understanding of Libertarian Principles wanted for Executive Director.

Job Description:

Chief Operating Officer of the Libertarian Party. Reports [...]

GOP increasingly worried about Barr

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Julie Bosman in the New York Times gives extended coverage to the Barr campaign and strategy:

On the ballots in 30 states so far, Mr. Barr has the chance to be a spoiler for Mr. McCain, the presumed Republican nominee, in several states, among them Alaska, Colorado and Georgia. Mr. Barr’s campaign advisers also assert he [...]

Barr and Nader both appear on Sunday talk shows

Monday, June 30th, 2008

“The Caucus,” the political blog of the New York Times, notes that Bob Barr and Ralph Nader usually “get little coverage” of their campaigns, but last Sunday both of them appeared political talk shows. Barr appeared on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” and Nader appeared on ABC News’ “This Week.”

Why this sudden burst [...]

Baldwin to speak in Utah

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The Salt Lake Tribune notes that Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin will speak at 7 pm Wednesday at the Little Theater of Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, 9750 South 300 West in Sandy.

After noting that Baldwin “is as hard-line on immigration as they come,” the blog report notes that he also wants to [...]

Transcript of Barr appearance on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Click here for the transcript of Bob Barr’s interview on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”

Libertarian joins cause with American Indian activist

Monday, June 30th, 2008

American Indian activist Russell Means was in Washington, D.C. recently, calling on embassies to seek diplomatic recognition for his Republic of Lakotah, which claims to have “seceded” from the United States. The Washington Post Magazine gave his visit this in-depth treatment.

The article notes that Means is aided by a Libertarian Party activist:

It would be [...]

Barr spokesman: It’s about choice, not about being a spoiler

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Shane Cory, Bob Barr’s deputy campaign manager, told Cybercast News Service that the Libertarian presidential candidate is not approaching his presidential campaign in terms of whose race he will spoil. Instead, Cory said, Barr’s candidacy represents an additional option for American voters.

“You walk down your grocery store aisle, and you can get 75 different brands [...]

California chair breaks with Constitution Party–Part 1

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The Constitution Party apparently is involved in a controversy with Edward C. Noonan, the State Committee Chairman of its California affiliate, the American Independent Party.

The following is a media release received from Edward C. Noonan, State Committee Chairman of California’s American Independent Party:

STATEMENT TO THE PRESS

From the Desk of
Edward C. Noonan – State Committee Chairman
1561 [...]

California chair breaks with Constitution Party–Part 2

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The Constitution Party apparently is involved in a controversy with Edward C. Noonan, the State Committee Chairman of its California affiliate, the American Independent Party.

The following is a response to the Noonan press release, received from Robert Drobot, Central Committee Chairman of the Santa Clara County American Independent Party :

The ‘California Mormon Battalion is a [...]

California chair breaks with Constitution Party–Part 3

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The Constitution Party apparently is involved in a controversy with Edward C. Noonan, the State Committee Chairman of its California affiliate, the American Independent Party.

The following is a media release announcing that the California American Independent Party has changed its national affiliation from the Constitution Party to a new America’s Independent Party, headquartered in Fenton, [...]

Bob Barr to be on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr will be on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.”

Check your local Sunday TV listings to find out when this airs in your area.

Bob Barr YouTube progress report

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The following is a letter from the Bob Barr presidential campaign:

I wrote to you last week, asking for your help in propelling the message of Liberty and Smaller Government to the good people of YouTube and your response was amazing! We now are approaching 2,000 subscribers !

As most of you know, ‘new media’ is [...]

New video for Socialist Party candidate

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Brian Moore campaign:

From: Garrett Anderson [mailto:red_sox_fan_44@hotmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2008 8:02 AM
Subject: Brian Moore Interviewed on WTIC 1080

Earlier today, Socialist Party presidential nominee Brian Moore was interviewed by Colin McEnroe on the Afternoon with Colin McEnroe, which airs on WTIC 1080 of Hartford, Connecticut.

The audio of this [...]

Baldwin campaigning in Southern California

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

From the Press Enterprise:

Another presidential campaign stopped in the Inland area Thursday, albeit without the usual trappings of a national campaign: no motorcade, traveling press or Secret Service.

In fact, Chuck Baldwin’s appearance at the Mission Inn Restaurant was so low-key that diners probably had no idea there was a presidential candidate in their midst. Baldwin, [...]

Kansas Reform Party files paperwork to list Baldwin as its Presidential candidate

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Ballot Access News

The ballot-qualified Kansas Reform Party held its state convention back on May 31, and nominated candidates for office, including presidential electors pledged to Chuck Baldwin for president. On June 27, the party turned in the paperwork for these nominations.

The Kansas Secretary of State has hinted that he won’t allow the party to do [...]

Bob Barr: A Real Choice

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Barr says U.S. must cut UN role and budget

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Bob Barr presidential campaign:

BobBarr2008.com
For Immediate Release – June 26, 2008 To schedule an interview, contact Audrey Mullen at 703-548-1160

Bob Barr Says U.S. Must Cut United Nations Role and Budget

On this day in 1945 the U.S. and other countries signed the [...]

‘Vermont Traditionalist’ endorses Baldwin

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The Vermont Traditionalist, which supported Mike Huckabee in the Republican primary, has endorsed Chuck Baldwin for President rather than one of the major party candidates. The publication says:

Baldwin’s economic nationalism, antiwar stance, immigration stance, and support for pro-life and pro-family policies have impressed The Vermont Traditionalist enough that it is looking beyond the [...]

Barr: Vote for me, not Chuck Baldwin

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Another interesting comment by Bob Barr in the new posting by Reason’s David Weigel came in reply to a question about whether Ron Paul supporters should vote for the Libertarian Party ticket or for the Constitution Party ticket:

There’s a lot of overlap—certainly not complete, but a lot of overlap with the LP. It’s a much [...]

Barr: How can we expect McCain to appoint conservative judges?

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Reason’s David Weigel asked Bob Barr if he thought John McCain had changed his legal philosophy over the last eight years as he mounted his new presidential bid. Barr’s reply:

“I don’t think he’s ever had one. He cannot run and hide from the fact that he is McCain of McCain-Feingold. How anybody whose [...]

Chuck Baldwin to visit Utah

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate for president, will visit Utah on July 2. He will appear at the Little Theater, in the Free Enterprise Building, at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College, at 7 p.m. The building is located at 9750 S. 300 W., Sandy, Utah.

Bob Barr to appear on ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The following is a fundraising release from the Bob Barr campaign:

Dear friend,

We’re gaining ground.

Great opportunities continue to come our way as the Barr/Root ticket continues to present itself to the American people.

Yesterday, Bob interviewed on CNN’s Glenn Beck and today Bob will be on Bill O’Reilly’s radio program, “The Radio Factor”.

Bob has also been invited [...]

Root lauds Supreme Court gun ruling

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Wayne Allyn Root, the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee:

For Immediate Release:

Supreme Court Gun Rights Decision
Applauded by Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee ROOT

June 26, 2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Wayne Allyn Root, Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee has
announced his support of the United States Supreme Court’s historic
decision today. The Supreme Court [...]

Libertarian Party lauds Supreme Court gun ruling

Friday, June 27th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Libertarian Party:

For Immediate Release
June 26, 2008

Contact: Andrew Davis
E-mail: andrew.davis@lp.org
Office: 202-333-0008 ext. 225
Mobile: 202-731-0002

FROM THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY:
Libertarian Party says Heller ruling a ‘preservation of liberty in the United States’

Party says firearms are distinct component of the national character

Washington, D.C. – Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in the [...]

Obama campaign manager thinks Barr could swing election

Friday, June 27th, 2008

“We have a lot of different combinations to get to 270,” Obama campaign manager David Plouffe said Tuesday, according to John Berman and James Gerber of ABC News. And Plouffe made it clear that Bob Barr could play a key role in Obama achieving that electoral majority:

Obama’s campaign manager sees the Libertarian presidential bid [...]