Charles Earl, a former Republican representative in the Ohio General Assembly who switched his party affiliation to Libertarian in 2010, is running for governor in Ohio in 2014 to advance personal freedom and constitutional government.
John Wayne Smith has ambitious plans for the office of governor of Florida: cutting taxes to the bone, eliminating dozens of agencies and offices, rescinding laws that allow the use of eminent domain to take property for private gain, and getting rid of occupational licensing schemes that prevent so many people from earning a living. And he’s Read more »
Anyone who’s ever run for elective office before knows that America’s electoral system is riddled with booby traps, landmines and incomprehensible rules seemingly put in place to prohibit regular Americans from ever running. And while most honest and sincere candidates are thrown off the ballot or never get that far to begin with, one Libertarian NY State Senate candidate is paving the way for the rest. Read more »
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 »
Part of a series highlighting significant stories from the 2012 election
Libertarian Jeremy Walters was in the unique position of being the only partisan candidate on the ballot for a state House seat. On a small budget, he ran a spirited race but fell short of winning by just 3 percent of the vote, or 656 votes. Had he won, South Carolina would have become the fourth state to elect a Libertarian to a state legislature, joining New Hampshire, Vermont and Alaska. Read more »
It may be early but New York Libertarians are already talking about the 2014 race for Governor.
The 2012 Senate candidate, Chris Edes, has already announced his plans to seek the LP nomination for 2014, reflected in his Chris Edes for Governor page on Facebook. In public comments, Edes seems to feel his performance in the Senate race supports his candidacy. Critics note that Edes only got 28,000 votes, well short of the 50,000 needed for ballot status. Read more »