This columnist has a radical idea on getting Libertarians elected locally. He does a take on the " if you can't beat them join them philosophy ". Much like Rep. Ron Paul has done in Texas to get elected as a Libertarian/Republican.
How this would or could work out locally beats the heck out of me but it's food for thought. He still advocates a strong focus of the limited national resources third parties have on the presidential candidacy. He believes there are several attractive Libertarian ideals which could appeal to a variety of local voters through the local party. Whichever is the stronger in getting candidates elected locally.
His article also includes two click-through sites to a Republican Liberty Caucus ( http://www.rlc.org/ ) and a Democratic Freedom Caucus ( http://www.progress.org/dfc/ ) which are Libertarian oriented groups within the two parties.