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Third New Hampshire State Senator to Switch to LP


In an interview with 71 Republic, Caleb Dyer, Libertarian New Hampshire State Representative who switched from the Republican party in February, announced that a third House representative would be switching to the Libertarian Party (the second being former Democrat Joseph Stallcop who switched in May).

The member, who is switching from the Republican party, will announce it on June 27 at New Hampshire’s state capitol building.

Rep. Dyer stated in his interview that the newly proposed budget was the deciding factor for this member explaining “[…] Representatives are willing to leave the Republican Party over this budget squabble that the opposition to the budget has only grown among the fiscally conservative coalition. Ultimately, House Republicans will be losing another seat, bringing them closer to losing an outright majority in the House.”

Dyer joined the party after most of his proposed bills were struck down for not following the Republican party platform. Stallcop switched after personally seeing the situation at the Standing Rock Sioux camp in protest of the Keystone pipeline, stating that it “showed me the danger of relinquishing power and authority into an institution.”

This is very exciting for the party to see so many standing state congressmen switching to the party recently due to the distrust and misrepresentation of the major parties. Perhaps, libertarianism will finally be able to make some headway in 2018 and 2020.



Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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