DES MOINES, IOWA (December 8, 2023) — The Libertarian Party of Iowa (LPIA) acknowledges the recent approach by Vivek Ramaswamy’s campaign, a testament to the growing recognition that the spectrum of American political discourse must encompass diverse perspectives, particularly those centered on individual liberty. As the third-largest party in Iowa, we embrace and encourage the inclusion of varied voices in our democratic process.

“At a time when entrenched duopolies often dominate the narrative, the LPIA stands firm in its commitment to fostering an environment where Americans have a genuine array of choices. Our party takes pride in the efforts of candidates like former US Senate Candidate from Georgia, Chase Oliver, who has engaged with Iowans multiple times, including an impactful address at the Des Moines Register's Political Soapbox during last Summer’s Iowa State Fair,” stated LPIA Chair, Jules Cutler. “Additionally, candidates such as Mike ter Maat, who was the keynote speaker at the 2023 LPIA State Convention, and former LP Vice Chair, Joshua Smith, have campaigned tirelessly nationwide and have also participated in events at the State Fair; represent a sample of dedication and diversity of options available to voters in 2024.”“Mr Ramaswamy’s recent stance on the issue of eminent domain echoes the ideals held by many Iowans," continued Cutler. "The Libertarian Party of Iowa has proudly collaborated with thousands across the state, from all parts of the political spectrum, united in the fight to protect property rights against the abuse of state power. We remain committed to safeguarding individual liberties, including the fundamental right to property, and continue to champion causes that resonate with the people of Iowa.”

The LPIA recognizes the significance of open dialogue and diverse representation in shaping the political landscape. They continue to invite individuals and campaigns to engage in constructive discussions about the fundamental values of individual liberty and the importance of offering meaningful choices to the electorate.

Iowans who are interested in becoming members of the Libertarian Party of Iowa should register to vote as a Libertarian and attend their county's upcoming LPIA Caucus on January 15, 2024, to continue to grow their county affiliate parties. They will also have the ability to have their voice heard as to who they would like to see become the eventual Libertarian Party Presidential candidate at the 2024 Libertarian National Convention in May.

The Libertarian Party of Iowa is committed to America’s heritage of freedom: Individual liberty and personal responsibility, a free-market economy of abundance and prosperity, a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade. Find out more at

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