After years of battling within the GOP in the hopes that the cause of liberty might be taken seriously by its leaders and candidates, some activists from Ron Paul's movement turned to the LPMN. They found a very different reception!
Three of Ron Paul's Minnesota coordinators realized that liberty had reached the end of the line in the Republican Party after their national convention in Tampa, Florida. Recognizing that a consistent voice for liberty is what's needed in today's debate, and that Libertarians are uniquely positioned to reach out to both the Right and the Left to promote the benefits of freedom, they approached the Libertarian Party.
Libertarians have emerged from this election with a real sense of momentum, with many already looking forward to 2014 and 2016! The story behind this and results of the various races are presented here.
Here are candidates which have been nominated or endorsed by the LPMN this year, as well as our positions on the proposed constitutional amendments. We hope this voter's guide will assist our membership and supporters in choosing the most pro-liberty candidates and positions in the November 6 general election.
Liberty-minded people across the state can now look forward to two people worthy of their vote! Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Jim Gray will be appearing on the Minnesota ballot in November. It's the culmination of a summer-long effort, although many may not be aware of the significant work needed to make this happen.