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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2004 Libertarian Party Presidential nominee Michael Badnarik hospitalized after heart attack

The Libertarian Party headquarters in Washington, DC received several reports yesterday that Michael Badnarik, the 2004 nominee for President, has suffered a heart attack and has been hospitalized in Wisconsin.

William Redpath, Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), commented, "While initial indications are that this is possibly a serious heart attack, we're hoping that Michael makes a full and speedy recovery."

The La Crosse Tribune reported additional information:

The 2004 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Michael J. Badnarik was hospitalized Tuesday at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse after an apparent heart attack.

Badnarik was fitted with a temporary pacemaker and a balloon pump to ease stress on his heart, according to Libertarian Party sources.


Badnarik, president of the 2009 Continental Congress, was attending a hearing regarding a raw milk case in Viroqua when he collapsed, said Gary Franchi, the national director of Restore the Republic.

Franchi told Alex Jones' PrisonPlanet.com that Badnarik got in a car to go to lunch with friends and slumped over. "His friends attempted CPR and contacted the paramedics," Franchi said in an e-mail. "They attempted to revive him three times with no success. Upon the fourth attempt, his heart was revived yet with erratic behavior."

Badnarik, 55-years-old, is a software engineer and former radio talk show host.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on December 23, 2009 | Permalink


God Bless Michael and his fsmily to help him pull through this we need him around.

You are in our prayers

Posted by: Keith Crawford | 2009-12-23 6:39:29 PM

I hope the info from prison planet is complete and accurate, if so Fantastic news.
I hope and pray for a quick, complete, speedy recovery for Mr. Constitution M Badnarik.
If only 1 percent of the population had his integrity and zeal for the truth.

Posted by: Jeff Belinski | 2009-12-27 11:53:30 PM

So glad to hear you are recovering. We are praying for you and God knows we still need you here!
First Glenn Beck, then Rush & you....I know we're toast if God takes you all that close together. I hope we can get you here to speak sometime. We have a states' rights candidate for gov of GA, Ray McBerry. When your better, we have some things in the plans. May God grant you a speedy recovery.

Linda Sandwich
(We met in Jekyll)

Posted by: Linda Sandwich | 2010-01-05 7:34:06 PM

Everything is a reflection of itself, this board is no different. Since december 23 three people have posted well wishes for Badnarik. The common thread is deep seated religion. The well wishers sound like people from the extreme right, guided by faith and not fact, and therefore are just more agenda driven flakes that will never do any good for anyone other than for their ilk.

Shame on all of you god for saken god types you truly are the earths scurge.
Religious zealots pose as libertarians often only because it suits their ideology of contolling their own without intervention. I wish more realized how many of them are pure evil and not the partners for change we need.

Posted by: Vegan | 2010-01-05 10:14:58 PM

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