After a hard day of collecting signatures and talking to voters about my upcoming campaign, I was rather excited to see the piece that Baird Helgeson penned for the Star Tribune about your ‘strong libertarian impulses.’ The fact that you vacillate between Libertarian and Liberal on a daily basis is one of the many reasons I’ve stepped forward to run, as an option for Minnesotans who want someone who doesn’t waver on liberty.
The Libertarian Party of Minnesota announces we are successful in our petitioning efforts to field five statewide candidates for the 2014 statewide election. It is the first time the LPMN has fielded a full slate since 1998.
Candidates of minor political parties in Minnesota need to gather 2000 signatures during a two week period that ends June 3rd to be listed on the ballot for state-wide races. All candidates have the required number of a signatures, plus a comfortable margin. The petitions are scheduled to be handed in to the Secretary of State's office today (Tuesday) at 1pm for verification.
We need YOUR help! Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Chris Holbrook was unlawfully arrested by Minneapolis Park Police at Lake Calhoun for exercising his first amendment rights by gathering signatures in order to gain ballot access. Unlike candidates of the two major parties, Libertarian candidates are required to gather 2,000 signatures within a two-week period just to be listed on the statewide ballot. With five candidates running, that's 10,000 signatures by June 3rd!
These are the two most important weeks in the entire election season for us, period. One has already passed. We'll have to double down and boost our efforts significantly in this upcoming week if we are to get all 5 statewide candidates on the ballot. It would be the first to the LPMN has done so since 1998.