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Alexandria – The Chicago Tribune and The Detroit News join The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Winston-Salem Journal and the New Hampshire Union-Leader in endorsing Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Both the Tribune and The Detroit News pointed out that Johnson and Weld, unlike the other tickets, have public executive experience and are candidates Americans can be proud to vote for.
From the Chicago Tribune:
Scores of Libertarians running for federal, state, and local office have pledged to fight for big tax cuts, complete government financial transparency, ending the Federal Reserve, and other measures that will force politicians to stop wasting and misusing taxpayer funds.
Click here to compare and contrast the presidential candidates who are on all the ballot in all 50 states, plus D.C.: Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson, Democrat Sec. Hillary Clinton, and Republican Donald Trump.
Today, Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, is in New York, preparing to attend, in some capacity, the so-called Presidential Debate. A vast majority of Americans (54-76%, depending on the polling firm) want Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates. Americans believe that debates are a critical opportunity to learn about their options, and they expect that these debates should be fair. Sadly, in reality, the Commission on Presidential Debates is anything but fair, and biased as ever towards the Rs and Ds.
Scores of Libertarians running for federal, state, and local office have pledged to advance Americans’ rights to privacy, personal freedoms, justice, and self-defense.
Alexandria - The General Services Administration (GSA) has denied a request by the Libertarian Party to recognize Governor Gary Johnson as an eligible candidate for president under the Presidential Transition Act, thus denying him appropriate and equal access to security briefings and other relevant services provided for presidential candidates.
This puts him at a distinct disadvantage during the remainder of the campaign when questions about national security and foreign policy arise.
Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:
In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov. William Weld in the October 4 vice presidential debate.
Alexandria – The Libertarian Party has formally requested that the General Services Administration (GSA) designate the 2016 Libertarian presidential nominees, Governor Gary Johnson and Governor William Weld, as "eligible candidates" under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (PTA).
The designation, determined by GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, would entitle the Libertarian candidates to receive national security briefings, among other services and facilities.
Under the PTA, candidates may be deemed eligible provided that they: