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Democracy Now: Why Did the Former Republican Gov. of New Mexico Join the Libertarian Party to Run for President?

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Gary Johnson, a candidate for the Libertarian Party 2016 Presidential nomination, was interviewed on the show Democracy Now, which is syndicated by Pacifica Radio, on April 27.

Click here to watch the interview.

Gary Johnson: Never Trump

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson released a new video today. It runs a minute in length.

Dana Loesch interviews Austin Petersen

Dana Loesch interviewed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Austin Petersen recently. The video was posted on April 21st, 2016 to YouTube and is 8 minutes in length.

KLAX TV covers Libertarian Party of Louisiana convention

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From Klax-tv.com, April 23rd, 2016:

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) held its state convention last weekend on Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th.

Elections were held for State Central Committee offices, Presidential Electors, and national convention delegates. There were over 70 Libertarians in attendance with 69 voting members.  Baton Rouge attorney Rufus Craig was elected as the new State Central Committee chairman.

Read the rest here.

Avens O’ Brien: The Libertarian Party: The Good, Bad, Ugly, and Optimistic

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The following was published by Avens O’ Brien on April 19th, 2016 on the Libertarian Republic:

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to the Libertarian Party of Minnesota‘s state convention this past weekend. They invited me as a keynote, interested in my perspective on Libertarian Party activism, as I’ve done a lot of it and have what they described as a “unique” perspective on the matter.

Video has not yet been released of my speech — which is fine with me, as I’m not known for great public speaking skills — but I did write the speech, so for those who wish to know what insights I was able to present, the transcript is below, altered slightly for a reading audience.

To start, some context…

I want to give a bit of context to my billing as a “second generation libertarian”, as that could mean a lot of things. “Libertarian” doesn’t tell you much about who my parents are, what they did, or how I really experienced the Party itself in my youth.

So, let’s be clear: my parents were activists. They were interested in Objectivism, and became Libertarians during the LP’s founding. They went to see Ayn Rand and Nathaniel Branden speak at universities in New England. My father drove LP Vice Presidential nominee Tonie Nathan around to speeches in New England during the 1972 Hospers campaign. My mother made dinner for Murray Rothbard when he’d come to our house because Dad had booked him to speak at local venues in New Hampshire. They knew Roger Lea McBride in the same context as well.

Read the rest of the article here.

Cole McNeely interviews Austin Petersen

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Listen to an April 12th, 2016 interview by Cole McNeely of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Austin by clicking here.