Libertarian Party

Ohio Public Radio

New campaign finance reports for September show this year's gubernatorial race will be the most expensive in Ohio history. 

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained "minor party" status in the state. 

Ohio Public Radio

After failing to qualify candidates for the state ballot in the last two election cycles, Libertarians have submitted more than 100 thousand petition signatures to put the party designation back on the ballot.

An Ohio Court of Appeals has upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 state law imposing stiffer criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status.

A federal judge has sanctioned a central Ohio law firm for its conduct during a legal fight over efforts by Republicans to help Governor John Kasich's 2014 re-election bid.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined without comment to hear a long-running ballot access lawsuit filed by Ohio's Libertarian Party.

Ohio's Libertarian party is suing Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted for allegedly refusing to recognize it as an official political party and grant it ballot access privileges.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be on the statewide ballot.

Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says he intends to let Libertarians sub in their party's presidential nominee, Gary Johnson,to get him on the fall ballot.

Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio)

The recent petition signature filing by Ohio Libertarians to get their party's presidential candidate on the statewide ballot raises questions about how it was done.

Ohio Public Radio

Libertarians trying to get presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Ohio's ballot have submitted signatures for  Charlie Earl - a failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate.

Ohio's Libertarian Party is taking its challenge of the state's ballot access law to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge from Ohio Libertarians in a long-running dispute over the party's ballot access. 

A Franklin County Judge says the 2013 state law that imposed stronger criteria for minor political parties to reach and maintain ballot status is constitutional.

A federal district judge has delivered a legal victory to Republican Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and a voter sued by Libertarians for their roles in disqualifying the party's gubernatorial candidate from the fall 2014 ballot. 


A judge has declared the evidence-gathering phase closed in the Libertarian Party of Ohio's protracted lawsuit over disqualification of two of its statewide candidates in 2014. 

The Libertarian Party of Ohio and other minor political parties are asking the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to reconsider a federal district judge's determination that Ohio's law imposing new ballot access limits on minor political parties did not violate the constitution.

A federal district judge has permanently blocked an Ohio law requiring petition circulators to be residents.

The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint by a would-be Libertarian gubernatorial candidate alleging Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign played a role in getting him bumped from the ballot.

A federal judge says ballot access limits imposed last year on minor parties in Ohio do not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Minor Parties Struggle To Make Ballot, Raise Cash

Oct 27, 2014

The Green and Libertarian parties are fielding gubernatorial candidates this year.

Libertarian Party of Ohio

A federal judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates access to Ohio's fall ballot.

Casey Says Challenging Earl's Petitions Was His Idea

Sep 30, 2014

The Republican operative whose petition challenge resulted in Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl being disqualified from the November ballot says he received help from Governor John Kasich's re-election campaign, but came up with the idea on his own.

A federal district judge has denied two disqualified Libertarian candidates immediate access to the November ballot.

A federal judge has agreed to quickly hear a complaint brought by Ohio Libertarians tossed from the fall ballot. 

WCBE Files

Ohio Libertarians disqualified from the November ballot have updated their lawsuit with what they say are Republicans' connections in the case.

Third Parties Noticing FitzGerald's Problems

Aug 26, 2014

The campaign troubles of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald have gotten the attention of undecided voters and third party officials and supporters.

Ohio Public Radio

The Libertarian Party is holding it's national convention in Columbus this week.

Libertarians To Meet In Columbus This Week

Jun 24, 2014

As Republicans and Democrats vie to attract their 2016 national political conventions to Ohio, a third party's convention will be held in Columbus from Thursday through Sunday.

SUPCUS Declines To Hear Libertarian Appeal

May 6, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio trying to get  gubernatorial candidate  Charlie Earl on today's ballot.