Update: Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties we were not able to webcast or record this event.
The third and final forum featuring the Libertarian candidates for U.S. Senate will be held Sunday, May 4 in Wilmington.
The New Hanover Libertarian Party is sponsoring this event. It will be held at the Cape Fear Country Club, 1518 Country Club Rd, beginning at 2 p.m., with Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh attending.
A recent poll of likely voters conducted by the Civitas Institute showed that the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate could draw 8 percent of the vote statewide, and more than double that, 19 percent, in the Triangle in the fall election. Forty-three percent of the respondents said they'd vote for the Democratic candidate, 38 percent for the Republican and 11 percent were undecided.Read more
The Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of North Carolina – Asheville sponsored a multi-partisan U.S. Senate candidate forum Sunday. All 13 candidates were invited. Democrat Ernest T. Reeves, Republican Alex Bradshaw, and Libertarians Tim D'Annunzio and Sean Haugh participated in the forum.
Adding a plank supporting an independent, non-partisan redistricting process was one of the changes made to the LPNC platform at the 2014 state convention.
The new plank reads:
Voters should choose their legislators, not the other way around. We support a redistricting process conducted by an independent, non-partisan agency for all local, state, and federal electoral districts. The process should be open and transparent. It should involve significant public input with the opportunity for citizens to weigh in on proposed district maps.
Party registration, voting history data, and the incumbent’s place of residence should not be used to create the districts.Read more
The Libertarian Party of North Carolina held its first ever U.S. Senate candidate forum April 5 during the annual state convention in Durham. Candidates Tim D'Annunzio of Raeford and Sean Haugh of Durham answered questions submitted by Libertarians from across the state. The forum was streamed live and moderated by Barry Smith, Carolina Journal associate editor.