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Sometimes the terms Republitarian or liberty Republican are used as well. Libertarian Republicans' views are similar to Libertarian Party members, but differ in regard to the strategy used to implement libertarian policies.
Libertarian Republicans represent a political faction within the Republican Party. They are strong believers in the traditional Republican principle of economic libertarianism that was advocated by past presidential candidates such as Senator Robert Taft, Senator Barry Goldwater and Representative Ron Paul. Individuals who self-identify as libertarian Republicans do not necessarily share the same political beliefs across the spectrum, though there do seem to be several issues that bind them together, including beliefs in fiscal conservatism, personal responsibility, and personal liberty.
The most common belief libertarian Republicans share is fiscal conservatism – specifically, advocating for lower taxes at every level of government, a reduction in the level of spending in the federal budget, easing the burden of federal regulations on business interests, the reform of the entitlement system, and ending or making significant cuts to the welfare state. Additionally, they oppose budget deficits and deficit spending and work to minimize it as much as possible. Libertarian Republicans tend to support more fiscal conservatism than their mainstream counterparts in the party, and are less willing to abandon these principles for political expediency.
Libertarian Republicans often differ from traditional Republicans in their emphasis on protection of civil liberties. It is distinct from the religious right wing of the Republican Party because it sees state-enforced conservative social policies as encroachments on personal privacy and individual liberties. Libertarian Republicans disagree with the activities of mainstream Republicans with regard to civil liberties since the September 11 attacks in 2001, opposing the PATRIOT Act, REAL ID, and President George W. Bush's domestic intelligence program.
The Republican Liberty Caucus was founded in 1991 at a meeting of a group of Florida members of the Libertarian Republican Organizing Committee attending a Young Republicans Convention. They included Philip Blumel, Tom Walls, Eric Rittberg, and Rex Curry and decided to develop a national Republican Liberty Caucus organization. The group represents the GOP's libertarian wing.
- U.S. Representative Justin Amash of Michigan
- U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio of Michigan
- U.S. Representative Paul Broun of Georgia
- U.S. Representative Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee
- U.S. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Representative Scott Garrett of New Jersey
- U.S. Representative Walter B. Jones of North Carolina
- U.S. Representative Raúl Labrador of Idaho
- U.S. Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky
- U.S. Representative Tom McClintock of California
- U.S. Representative Reid Ribble of Wisconsin 
- U.S. Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California
- U.S. Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina
- U.S. Representative David Schweikert of Arizona
- U.S. Representative Steve Stockman of Texas
- U.S. Representative Ted Yoho of Florida
- Former U.S. Representative Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland
- Former U.S. Representative Bob Barr of Georgia
- Former U.S. Representative Howard Buffett of Nebraska
- Former U.S. Representative Barry Goldwater, Jr. of California
- Former U.S. Representative H.R. Gross of Iowa
- Former U.S. Representative Connie Mack IV of Florida
- Former U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas
- Former U.S. Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois
- U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas
- U.S. Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona
- U.S. Senator Mike Lee of Utah
- U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky
- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania
- Former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona
- Former U.S. Senator Robert Taft of Ohio
- Former U.S. Senator George Frisbie Hoar of Massachusetts
U.S. state governors
- Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas
- Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina
- Governor Gary Herbert of Utah
- Governor Paul LePage of Maine
- Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina
- Governor Brian Sandoval of Nevada
- Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
- Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin
- Former Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana
- Former Governor Gary Johnson of New Mexico[disputed ]
- Former Governor William Weld of Massachusetts
U.S. state legislators
- Senator Michael Baumgartner
Authors and scholars
- Nobel Prize–winning economist Milton Friedman
- Speechwriter and author Karl Hess (until the 1960s)
- Philosophy professor John Hospers
- Author Zora Neale Hurston
- Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore
- Economist and philosopher Murray Rothbard (until the 1950s)
- Economist Mark Skousen
- Radio talk show host Neal Boortz
- TV personality Tucker Carlson
- Actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood
- Radio talk show host Larry Elder 
- TV personality Dennis Miller
- Humorist P. J. O'Rourke
- Businessman Wayne Allyn Root
- Paypal founder Peter Thiel
- Actor Vince Vaughn
- Radio talk show host Glenn Beck
- Radio talk show host Jerry Doyle
- Investment broker Peter Schiff
- Radio talk show host and political commentator Jack Hunter
- Political activist Grover Norquist
- FOX News Host of Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld/Contributor Greg Gutfeld
- Factions in the Republican Party
- Libertarian conservatism
- Libertarian Democrat
- Old Right
- Republican Liberty Caucus
- South Park Republican
- Liberty Caucus
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- The libertarian-leaning Kerry Bentivolio secured his first elected position by running as an outsider, even battling the local GOP establishment during the primary.
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- There is no question about Stockman’s philosophy or which way he will vote – he will vote libertarian, which is fine for most conservatives.
- North Central Florida’s new Republican congressional nominee is a self-styled “conservative Christian Republican with a libertarian slant”
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- The ideas for which Taft spoke – those of the "isolationist," libertarian, and Republican Old Right – seemed discredited as well.
- “Frisbie Hoar was saying then the same things Ron Paul is saying today,” Church avers.
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- “I consider myself a libertarian in a lot of ways,” he says. “I think the government should get out of your bedroom, off your back, and out of your wallet. That is, I think, the traditional northeast libertarian viewpoint.”
- He is not really comfortable with the libertarian label, preferring to call himself a “libertarian-leaning constitutional conservative,” but most of his positions align with mainstream libertarian ideas. He is hostile to the drug war, favors a non-interventionist foreign policy, and embraces Austrian economics.
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- Liberty candidate Glen Bradley endorsed by Ron Paul.
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- Today he is the libertarian-leaning host of The Jerry Doyle Show, a daily three-hour program about politics and culture syndicated by the Talk Radio Network.
- Peter Schiff: Libertarians Need To Infiltrate The GOP
- Southern Avenger: "Conservative, libertarian, independent."