Opelika-Auburn News - November 17

Write-in candidates hope to make a mark in Senate race

"What really matters is that we stop letting others define us as left or right, Democrat or Republican. We have elections to express our values, not to paint maps red or blue."

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National Libertarian Party - Press Release - Nov 15, 2017

Sane alternative to Roy Moore: Libertarian Ron Bishop for Senate

..Writing Ron Bishop’s name on the ballot in Alabama is easy, but in order to do that people first need to know that he’s a Senate candidate who will represent them with fiscal sanity, social harmony, and peace.

On the issues, Bishop holds common-sense positions that are agreeable to Alabamians from across the political spectrum.

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Reaction to Roy Moore allegations

For Immediate Release - Thursday November 9, 2017

The Libertarian Party of Alabama reacts to the allegations of sexual misconduct by Republican Candidate Roy Moore.

The Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Alabama, Leigh Lachine, made the following statement regarding the recent allegations of misconduct by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore:

"We believe that our candidate, Ron Bishop, would better represent the values of the people of Alabama. Ron and the Libertarian Party of Alabama are the true voices of limited government.

Roy Moore is unfit to serve as a representative of the great state of Alabama. He has never hesitated to use religion for personal political gain. Now that his reprehensible past behavior has come to light, it only underscores his contempt for the rule of law that has twice removed him from the bench.

Republican leadership has asked Roy Moore to step down as a candidate for US Senate, with talk that they will instead advocate for a handpicked write-in candidate. We don't need Mitch McConnell to pick our next Senator. Alabamians can instead pick their own write-in candidate, Ron Bishop.

The other alternative is Doug Jones, who does not represent the small government values of most Alabamians. In a recent ad, he talks about his loyalty to the constitution, yet supports the unconstitutional Individual Mandate and supports the same tax-and-spend regulatory state that has dragged down our economy and well being for decades.

We are being presented with bad choices. We could choose a man who is morally unfit to serve as our representative or a different one provided by the establishment Republicans and Democrats.

I say we should reject both and instead write-in Ron Bishop, the choice for freedom and limited government."  Leigh Lachine

http://RonBishopForUSSenate.com
http://lpalabama.org


National Libertarian Party - November 9, 2017

Libertarian Party wins 12 races, will challenge Judge Roy Moore

"..Enter Libertarian Party candidate Ron Bishop, who is running a solid campaign focused on libertarian principles and positioning himself as the sane choice between an extreme social conservative and a Democrat who is much too progressive for Alabamians to vote for under most circumstances. Bishop’s website, RonBishopForUSSenate.com, provides a clear overview of his positions on a wide range of political issues.

Bishop faces the challenge of running as a write-in candidate because Alabama election law requires a 20 percent share of the statewide vote in order to retain ballot status.  This creates an effective Democratic/Republican political duopoly."

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Ballot Access News - Thursday Oct 19, 2017

Alabama Libertarian Party Runs a Write-in Candidate for U.S. Senate Special Election

Alabama holds a special election for U.S. Senate on December 12, 2017. Because the Alabama ballot access laws are so severe, only the Republican and Democratic nominees will be on the ballot. However, the Libertarian Party has nominated a write-in candidate, Ron Bishop, and his candidacy has been mentioned already in the Birmingham and Anniston daily newspapers.

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Alabama Political Reporter - Wednesday Oct 18, 2017

Ron Bishop runs write-in campaign for Senate

Wednesday, the Executive Committee of The Libertarian Party of Alabama selected Ron Bishop of Irondale, Alabama, to represent the party as a write-in candidate for the upcoming special election for the U.S. Senate.

Bishop formally announced his candidacy at the Whistle Stop Festival on Saturday, September 30 in Irondale.

“Alabama has the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation. The Democrats and Republicans are attempting to keep the Libertarians off of the ballot, but the voters of Alabama can write us back on it by writing in Ron Bishop for the U.S. Senate,” said Josh Tuttle, LPA chairman.

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Anniston Star - Wednesday Oct 18 2017

Libertarians try write-in candidate in Alabama Senate race

If you're drawing a blank in the Senate race between Roy Moore and Doug Jones, Irondale resident Ron Bishop wants you to write his name in.

“I’m not a lawyer, for one thing,” Bishop said. “I’m just a simple IT geek born and raised in Alabama. Nobody’s bought me.”

Bishop is running a write-in campaign in the special U.S. Senate election to be decided Dec. 12. Ballots across the state will carry the name of former judge Roy Moore, a religious-right icon running on the Republican ticket; and Doug Jones, a Democrat best known for winning convictions against Ku Klux Klan bombmakers during his stint as a federal prosecutor. (paywalled)

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Visit to Eufaula

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Jim Albea, bishopforsenate@outlook.com

Ron Bishop Libertarian candidate for US Senate to visit Eufaula for festival

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Birmingham, AL – Libertarian write-in candidate for US Senate, Ron Bishop will be in Eufaula, AL for the Indian Summer Arts and Crafts Festival, on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 08:00 AM.  

Located in historic, downtown Eufaula in the fields next to the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber, the Festival has been a Eufaula tradition for the past 39 years.

Bishop, a native of Eufaula will be on hand, in support of his bid for US Senate.  

"I believe in free markets and free minds.” Says Bishop “The Democrats have become nothing but warmed-over socialists while the Republicans have completely lost their minds.  The Libertarians have remained true to the core American values of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

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Ron Bishop For U.S. Senate - Facebook

Libertarian Party of Alabama, www.lpalabama.org


Birmingham News - Sep 30, 2017

A Libertarian Party candidate says Alabama voters need another choice for the U.S. Senate besides Democratic nominee Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore.

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Ron Bishop announces write-in campaign for U.S. Senate Special Election

 

Press Release - September 28, 2017
Irondale, Alabama

Ron Bishop - Libertarian write-in candidate for U.S. Senate Special Election.

The Executive Committee of The Libertarian Party of Alabama (LPA) has selected Mr. Ron Bishop of Irondale Alabama to represent the Party as a write-in candidate for the upcoming Special Election  for the U.S. Senate.  Mr. Bishop will formally announce his candidacy at the Whistle Stop Festival this coming Saturday, September 30, at noon, in Irondale.

"Alabama has the most restrictive ballot access laws in the nation.  The Democrats and Republicans are attempting to keep the Libertarians off of the ballot, but the voters of Alabama can write us back on it by writing in Ron Bishop for the U.S. Senate", said Josh Tuttle, LPA chairman.

Mr. Bishop, a native of  Eufaula Alabama, is an IT professional in the Birmingham area.  "I believe in free markets and free minds.  The Democrats have become nothing but warmed-over socialists while the Republicans have completely lost their minds.  The Libertarians have remained true to the core American values of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”   

The LPA and the Bishop campaign are inviting everyone to come out the the Whistle Stop Festival on Saturday September 30 at around noon  for the formal announcement.  Mr. Bishop will be delivering his remarks from the main stage of the Festival and then will be available for questions at his home just off of the main Festival street.

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States. Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America's founders.

RonBishopForUSSenate.com
Ron Bishop For U.S. Senate - Facebook

Libertarian Party of Alabama, www.lpalabama.org