Category Archives: LPIN Podcast

LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 017: Sam Goldstein and Chris Spangle

State Chair Sam Goldstein and Former Executive Director Chris Spangle discuss all of the changes in the LPIN over the last few months, and what’s happening next within the party. … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 016: Judge Jim Gray

LP Vice Presidential Candidate Judge Jim Gray speaks to the LPIN podcast. Tweet

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 015: Local Bloggers Jon Easter and Paul Ogden Discuss Libertarians, Blogging, and Civility

Local Bloggers Jon Easter (Indy Democrat) and Paul Ogden (Ogden on Politics) discuss Libertarians, blogging, and civility in politics. They explain what they like about Libertarians, where they can grow, … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 015: New County Chairs

Paul Gable of Shelby County and Travis Weik of Henry County describe what it is like to start a county party, and what Rupert’s campaign has done for the Libertarian … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 014: Jeremiah Morrell for House District 54

Jeremiah Morrell, House District 54, on his run for office. Tweet

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 013: Chard Reid for Congressional District 5

Char Reid reflects on his two campaigns. He discusses how he handles debates, why he’s aggressive towards his opponents, and why so many tea partiers support him over his Republican … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 012: Andy Horning for US Senate

Chris Spangle sits down to talk with US Senate candidate Andy Horning for an in-depth interview on running the first negative campaign on voters, why he keeps coming back, and … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 011: Joe Ruiz for Congress, District 2

Congressional District 2 candidate Joe Ruiz discusses his philosophy of government and updates us on his campaign. Tweet

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 010: Rupert Boneham and Brad Klopfenstein

Rupert Boneham and Brad Klopfenstein sit down to discuss Rupert’s choice of Brad to serve as his running mate in their bid to become Indiana’s next Governor and Lt. Governor. … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 005: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz Discusses State Politcs and Gives Advice to LPIN Candidates

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz joins the podcast to discuss the recent legslative session and gives advice to LPIN candidates from a political commentator’s perspective. Shabazz is the former host of Abdul in … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 004: Mike Kole Goes to the Supreme Court

Former Hamilton County chairman Mike Kole recently was the plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Fishers, IN. The lawsuit is currently being considered by the Indiana Supreme Court. Mike discusses … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 003: LPIN Vice Chair Jerry Titus

Jerry Titus was elected as the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Indiana this previous spring. Jerry discusses what role a Vice Chair serves in a political party, why … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 002: Phyllis Klosinski’s Fight for Property Rights

Phyllis Klosinski and her husband Mike have been fighting for property rights through the court system for many years. Her recent ruling in the Court of Appeals, Klosinski vs. the … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 2 – 001: Atlas Liberty’s Executive Director, Evan McMahon

Libertarians around the nation will have noticed lately that the Federal PAC Atlas Liberty has been more active than in previous years. After the 2010 elections, they hired a new … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 090: LPIN State Chair Sam Goldstein on Election Night Early Returns

As Election Night early returns rolled in, Libertarian Party of Indiana State Chair Sam Goldstein commented on the numbers- thus far, the highest seen for Libertarian candidates in the history … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 088: Why I am a Libertarian: Former Democrat Mike Kole’s Conversion to the Libertarian Party

Mike Kole isn’t the only Libertarian in this series of podcast ‘conversion stories’ to go from the Democrats to the LP, but he was the first to mention Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 089: Dennis Beatty’s House Run For State’s Rights

If one wanted to fight to prevent federal cram-downs onto the states, they might be inclined to run for federal office. Dennis Beatty has a different take, that the states … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 087: Jerry Titus Combines Research and Door-to-Door Canvassing

Jerry Titus is the Libertarian candidate for Howard County Council in District 2, providing the only challenge to a Republican candidate. Titus’ research has revealed many questionable budgetary items, and … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 085: Jim Rainwater’s Grassroots Campaign For Indiana House

Jim Rainwater has taken retail politics to heart, going door-to-door, to front porches, back yards, small shops, even police departments, to talk with voters an also to listen to their … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 080: Why I am a Libertarian: Joe Hauptmann, Candidate for IN House District 87 and Former LPIN Chair

It’s amazing how a person who can be a reliable source of argument could become a long-time teammate. Many years ago, Joe Hauptmann used to argue with Steve Dasbach, Hauptmann … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 082: Which Way to the Libertarian Caucus?

LPIN Executive Director Chris Spangle picks up where the last podcast left off- with Indiana City-County Councilor Ed Coleman’s navigation of uncharted, caucus-free waters. So, what happens when Libertarians are … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 084: Why I am a Libertarian: Mark Rutherford, LP National Vice Chairman

Mark Rutherford is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, and like many other Libertarians, he credits two-time presidential candidate Harry Browne with helping to make it so. Prior … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 081: Ed Coleman Transparency Proposal Passes Unanimously

If the thought is that one Libertarian on a legislative body has no value, think again. Besides being a coveted vote on any fairly evenly split council, being outside the … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 079: Why I am Libertarian: Ed Angleton, Former Democrat

Conventional wisdom holds that Libertarians are former Republicans. In reality, disaffected Democrats are every bit as likely to become Libertarians. Ed Angleton is a good case in point. He comes … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 078: Rebecca Sink-Burris, The Grown-Up In The Room

Rebecca Sink-Burris participate in the first of three debates between the three candidates for US Senate Monday night. Often times, she looked like a buffer between the other two, but … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 075: LP of Hamilton County Joins Lawsuit against Town of Fishers

Mike Kole is the Chair of the Hamilton County Libertarian Party and a candidate for County Council, but above all, a citizen of the Town of Fishers. When the Town … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 062: Why I am a Libertarian: Andy Horning, 2008 Candidate for Governor

Andy Horning is well known to Hoosiers across the state. Although he ran several times as a Libertarian for went to the Republicans, and came back to the Libertarian Party, … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 072: Why I am a Libertarian: Jerry Titus’ Conversion During a Televised Debate

We’re introducing a new segment on LPIN.org today: Why I am a Libertarian. Many people are confused why Libertarian Party members leave the two party system to build up a … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 071: Chris Bowen Earns FOP Endorsement

The Libertarian Party of Indiana is proud to announce Chris Bowen’s endorsement by the Marion County Fraternal Order of Police. Bowen, the son of a policeman, is running for Lawrence … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 068: Joe Hauptmann Issues a Strong Challenge in District 87

Joe Hauptmann has pretty much done it all within the Libertarian Party. He’s been Indiana’s State Chair twice, on the LNC’s Platform Committee three times, and he’s run for numerous … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 070: Jason Sipe’s Three Reforms Platform

In distilling the range of issues down to three keys ones, Jason Sipe has focused his race for Indiana House in District 92 on three reforms: education, taxation, and elections. … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – Rebecca Sink-Burris Is Ready To Debate

The Indiana Election Commission has announced: Three dates, three locations, three candidates, including Rebecca Sink-Burris. This is becoming less of a story anymore, as inclusion by media and civic groups … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – Joe Hauptmann Issues a Strong Challenge in District 87

Joe Hauptmann has pretty much done it all within the Libertarian Party. He’s been Indiana’s State Chair twice, on the LNC’s Platform Committee three times, and he’s run for numerous … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 065: US Senate Candidate Rebecca Sink-Burris Is Ready To Debate

The Indiana Election Commission has announced: Three dates, three locations, three candidates, including Rebecca Sink-Burris. This is becoming less of a story anymore, as inclusion by media and civic groups … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 059: Secretary of State Candidate Mike Wherry on Ballot Access

The importance of the Secretary of State’s race to the Libertarian Party is well known to political insiders and long-time Libertarian supporters. Those supporters new to the political process might … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 056: Judge Bell’s Pennies, and Thoughts

Second-term Libertarian Judge Susan Bell of Hagerstown had two interesting experiences recently as the Hagerstown Judge. The first was of a man trying to get an audience via protest in … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 057: Ed Coleman’s self-defense proposal shot down

If the US and Indiana Constitutions uphold the right of citizens to defend themselves with firearms, why does Indianapolis and Marion County override these freedoms with ordinances? And, why in … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 058: Young Gun TJ Thompson’s takes aim at Mike Pence

TJ Thompson is one of three Libertarian candidates for US House under the age of 30 (the others are Jon Morris in District 1, and Chard Reid in District 5) … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 055: Greg Knott: ‘No Bull’ in District 9

Greg Knott’s novel slogan ‘No Bull’ is an acronym, signifying the six pillars of his platform in his bid to unseat incumbent Baron Hill in the US House in District … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 053: Ryan Liedtky, Author

Ryan Liedtky is the 2nd District Representative to the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, and now, he’s also a published author. The book is titled, “Wisdom: A … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 052: Paul Morrell and Rush County’s Rising Stars

As the two parties fail, the Libertarian Party sees increased interest, often in places scarcely represented previously by the LP. Rush County is one such area, where Paul Morrell Chairs … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 051: Ed Coleman on Indianapolis’ Water Proposal

Some decisions follow a clear ideological path. Others, such as the City of Indianapolis’ proposed sale of the water utility, can be a little tricky. What is the best deal … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 047: Jonathan Morris, candidate for US House, District 1

Jonathan Morris won the nomination for US House of Representatives for District 1, and will appear on the ballot in November, facing off against a 26-year incumbent who has faced … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 046: Chris Spangle, Executive Director

The Executive Director of a State Party gets little sleep during the election season, especially before an event like a state convention. LPIN Ed Chris Spangle details what his office … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 050: Former LPIN Chairman Mark Rutherford elected LNC Vice Chair

Former LPIN Chair Mark Rutherford was elected Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee on Sunday, at the National Convention of the Libertarian Party in St. Louis, MO. Rutherford will … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 -046: Scott Wise, Candidate for US House, District 3 Special Election

Media attention has been focused on District 3 in the wake of the unexpected resignation of long-time US Representative Mark Souder, a Republican, who has confessed to an extra-martial affair. … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 045: Rebecca Sink-Burris wins Libertarian nomination for US Senate

Rebecca Sink-Burris has taken on many important roles for the LPIN over 30+ years of activism, including retaining ballot access in 2002 as a candidate for Secretary of State, and … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 044: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz Offers Media Relations Advice

Indianapolis talker Abdul-Hakim Shabazz hosts “Abdul In The Morning” on WXNT 1430-AM, and speaks to as many candidates and elected officials from all three parties as anyone in the Central … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 043: Allison Maguire for Marion County Pike Township School Board

While Libertarians are sometimes dismissive of Primary Elections, owing to the partisan, private business nature of so much of the ballot, there are good reasons to vote on May 4. … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 042: Sam Goldstein’s Post-Convention Notes

State Chair Sam Goldstein offers his observations of the recent State Convention of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, highlighting elements of the event that made it among the most successful … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 041: Mike Wherry LPIN Candidate for Secretary of State

Delegates to the annual Libertarian Party of Indiana State Convention have nominated Mike Wherry as their 2010 candidate for Secretary of State. The SOS race is crucial to the LP … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 040: State Chair Sam Goldstein on upcoming state convention

The second-most important event in the LPIN’s annual calendar, the state convention, approaches. Delegates from all across the state meet to do the business of nominating candidates to statewide office … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 004: Chris Ward on employee choices and business owners’ property rights

Neighboring states Illinois and Ohio have statewide smoking bans on the books, and Indiana is considering its’ own, in House Bill 1213. If passed, it would ban smoking in all … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 003 Tim Maguire on Marion County and Libertarians serving on government boards

Timothy Maguire has parlayed a noteworthy Libertarian campaign for City-County Council into an appointment to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Board of Zoning Appeals, and now election as Marion County Chair for … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 002: Todd Singer on the Obama and Daniels Administrations

Libertarian Party of Indiana Chair Todd Singer talks about the hopes and fears libertarians may have for liberty-friendly policy coming from the Obama Administration and the second Daniels Administration in … Continue reading

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LPIN Podcast Season 1 – 001: Mike Kole Welcomes Listeners

Host Mike Kole sets out the goals for the podcast: To promote those doing the work of liberty throughout Indiana. The LPIN’s candidates, leaders, and policy analysts are the stars … Continue reading

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