Jan 29 2013

WV LP teams up with liberty allies to block federal anti-gun laws

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

The Libertarian Party of West Virginia has teamed up with the West Virginia Campaign for Liberty, the WV Tea Party and the WV Republican Liberty Caucus in a petition drive to protect your Right to Bear Arms.

The purpose of the petition is to show support for the 2ND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION ACT which is being introduced by Delegate Michael Folk (R) 63rd District and co-sponsored by Delegate Read more »

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Jan 29 2013

Adrian Wyllie announces bid for Florida governor, plans to eliminate federal meddling

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

With the 2012 election behind us, candidates have begun preparing for races in 2014. One of the earliest Libertarian Party candidates to declare is Adrian Wyllie, chair of the Florida LP, who announced earlier this month that he would run for governor. He plans to distinguish his campaign by focusing on his plan to combat the federal government’s encroachments on state sovereignty.

“One of my highest priorities is going to be upholding the 10th Amendment, and rejecting any Read more »

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Jan 29 2013

Virginia Presidential Ballot Access Bill Passes Senate

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 28, the Virginia Senate passed SB 690 by a vote of 23-17. This is the bill that lowers the number of signatures for presidential candidates (both presidential primary candidates, and general election candidates) from 10,000 signatures to 5,000. Republicans overwhelmingly backed the bill, by 17-3. Democrats were mostly opposed; six Democrats voted for the bill but fourteen voted against it.

The six Democrats who voted for the bill were these Senators: Charles Colgan, Creigh Deeds, Adam Read more »

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Jan 29 2013

January 2013 Ballot Access News Print Edition

Source: Ballot Access News


Ballot Access News
January 1, 2013 – Volume 28, Number 8

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Jan 29 2013

Virginia Attorney General Appears to Endorse Four Pending Ballot Access Bills

Source: Ballot Access News

This Washington Post article about Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican, says that he wants the legislature to ease ballot access. One paragraph says that he particularly endorses four particular bills. The article only identifies the bills by their sponsor, but it appears these are the four bills he favors: (1) HB 2213, by Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey (D-Henrico), which lowers all statewide petitions for all office, whether primary or general, from 10,000 to 5,000 signatures and creates an Read more »

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