Libertarian Party of Kentucky http://wfpl.org en Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender David Patterson Gets Closer to Making November Ballot http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-kentucky-senate-contender-david-patterson-gets-closer-making-november-ballot <p>The Libertarian Party of Kentucky is close to completing its effort to have a candidate on the ballot this fall for U.S. Senate.</p><p>The Libertarian Party announced Thursday that its candidate, <a href="http://david4senate.com/">42-year-old David Patterson of Mercer County</a>, appears poised to be able to take on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell, providing voters with a third option.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:26:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9809 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian Kentucky Senate Contender David Patterson Gets Closer to Making November Ballot Libertarian David Patterson Enters 2014 Kentucky Senate Race http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-david-patterson-enters-2014-kentucky-senate-race <p>FRANKFORT — Libertarian David Patterson has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.</p><p>A 42-year-old Harrodsburg police officer, Patterson said in a statement that he's making a bid to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell because voters are looking for an alternative.</p><p><em><a href="/term/2014-kentucky-senate-race">(Related:&nbsp;WFPL's&nbsp;coverage of the 2014 Senate race.)</a></em></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 6605 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian David Patterson Enters 2014 Kentucky Senate Race Libertarian Party Leader Says Members Open to Supporting Ashley Judd http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-party-leader-says-members-open-supporting-ashley-judd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Kentucky says his members could be persuaded to vote for Ashley Judd over Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, but the Hollywood actress needs to distance herself from President Obama.</p><p><a href="http://mycn2.com/politics/ashley-judd-meeting-with-democratic-donors-in-louisville-sparks-more-talk-of-2014">Judd has met with Democratic donors in Louisville</a> and <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/gov-beshear-ashley-judd-meet-soon-discuss-2014-us-senate-race">courted state leaders such as Gov. Steve Beshear </a>and <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/reversing-early-criticism-house-speaker-greg-stumbo-calls-ashley-judd-formidable-candidate">House Speaker Greg Stumbo</a>, in recent weeks.</p><p>Libertarian Party Chairman Ken Moellman says he isn't sure if they are running a challenger in 2014. But his members would need to know more about Judd’s fiscal views first, adding there is some agreement with the actress's social views such as same-sex marriage.</p><p>"From a libertarian perspective on the gay marriage issue, we tend to take more of the approach that the government shouldn’t be sanctioning marriage anyway. The relationship between two people does not need government involved. I don’t need to ask the government if this guy can be my friend or ‘hey, can I move in with this person’,” he says.</p><p>Judd is a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage and abortion, and recently gave a speech on women's reproductive rights in Washington, D.C.</p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4303 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian Party Leader Says Members Open to Supporting Ashley Judd Libertarian Party of Kentucky Holding Annual Convention This Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/libertarian-party-kentucky-holding-annual-convention-weekend <p>The <a href="http://www.lpky.org/state_convention2013">Libertarian Party of Kentucky is gathering in Bowling Green</a> this weekend for its annual convention.</p><p>Last year, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson received less than one percent of the vote in Kentucky and the party has no officeholders at the state or federal level.</p><p>But the party has seen a 30 percent increase in registration over the past nine months, and recently opened up new chapters in Boone and Campbell county.</p><p>Ken Moellman is a former libertarian candidate for state treasurer and is chairing the convention. He says reaching local voters is becoming equally important to the party, and more candidates will be running for those offices in the coming years.</p><p>"When I ran for state treasurer in 2011, I was able to fundraise and spent $17,000. Now in a statewide race, that didn’t go very far. But if I was running for county magistrate or city council or even a state House race that would have went a lot farther and a much better use of the money," he says.</p><p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:57:41 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4280 at http://wfpl.org Libertarian Party of Kentucky Holding Annual Convention This Weekend