LPNC State Convention

Join us at the Annual State Convention of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina in Raleigh this weekend.

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Live Stream of U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

Live Stream of U.S. Senate Candidate Forum

The Libertarian Party believes strongly that government should be accountable to the people, as should candidates. Libertarians unable to attend the annual state convention April 4-6 in Durham will still be able to watch the U.S. Senate candidate forum streaming live over the internet via Google Hangout and ask questions of the candidates via the Twitter hashtag #LPNCSenate.

The forum will be held Saturday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4520 S. Miami Blvd., Durham. The participants are Tim D’Annunzio or Raeford …

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US Senate Primary Second in Party History

US Senate Primary Second in Party History

For the second time in history, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will have a primary. Two people filed for the U.S. Senate nomination, Tim D’Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham.

D’Annunzio was the Republican nominee for U.S Congress in District 4 in 2012, losing to incumbent Democrat David Price. Haugh was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002, and is a former party executive director.

The first Libertarian primary was in 2000 in the governor’s race. Barbara Howe won the nomination with 923 …

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Candidate Filing Deadline

Candidate filing period for the 2014 election deadline (NOON).

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We Are Libertarians

We Are Libertarians

Rodger Paxton, Libertarian Party of Arkansas secretary, explains why Libertarian candidates are inevitable asked the question, “Why are you running against a good Republican” or a “libertarian Republican.” The question derives from “a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be a Libertarian.”

Paxton says that Republicans and conservatives throw around words like “Republican-libertarian,” conservative libertarian,” and “constitutional libertarian” as if these word salads have some sort of meaning. “They do not,” he writes.

“A libertarian is someone who believes in the non-aggression principle, plain and simple …that …

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Candidate Filing Open

Candidate filing period for the 2014 election opens

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Help Lucas Overby Make (More) History

Help Lucas Overby Make (More) History

Lucas Overby became the first Libertarian candidate for Congress to participate in a nationally televised debate with his Republican and Democratic opponents Feb. 1. He is running for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Republican Bill Young held the seat for 43 years, until his death last year.

The March 11 special election has been getting it’s fair share of national press and it is clear the duopolists are taking it seriously. The GOP convinced David Jolly, a former aide to Rep. Young , to put a seven-figure income as a lobbyist on the back …

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New Voters Continue to Shun Major Parties

New Voters Continue to Shun Major Parties

The number of voters registering in a major party continues to decline in North Carolina, even as the total number of registered voters in continues to rise. As of Nov. 2, there were 6,475,017 registered voters: 2,764,123 registered Democrats, 1,990,192 registered Republicans, 22,173 registered Libertarians, and 1,698,529 registered unaffiliated.

The decline in the percentage of voters registered as Republicans or Democrats reached a new record low of 42.69 percent. The number of unaffiliated voters is now at 26.23 percent and the Libertarian portion is at 0.34 …

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Libertarian Elected, But Can’t Serve

Libertarian Elected, But Can’t Serve

One Libertarian was elected to a municipal office Nov. 5, but unfortunately he won’t be able to serve. According to unofficial results, Matt Hoerner was elected to the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners in Cumberland County. But he’s serving as a federal government civilian employee in Korea. He said if his election was certified, he would resign.

He emailed the county board of elections in October withdrawing from the race. Hoerner wasn’t taken off the ballot, however, because the BOE needed a signed written statement. He …

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Much to Accomplish Before 2014

Much to Accomplish Before 2014

It is less than a month until fourth quarter! Time seems to accelerate as we begin to approach the holidays and we’ll soon be looking at New Year’s Day 2014 in the rear-view. We have much to accomplish before 2014 and I’m confident we have a capable and motivated team to lead us into the 2014 elections. So what needs to be done between now and January?

1. Project 2020. Though this long term plan for the LPNC will constantly be changing and developing, we’re working …

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