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Forbes: Do Not Dismiss Gary Johnson and the Libertarians

From pollster John Zogby in Forbes Magazine on May 30:

“As of this moment, Johnson is receiving 10%–11% in national polls—about 10 to 11 times the support he received in 2012. While he spent only $2.5 million dollars for his run in 2012, he and the party have chosen Weld, who has raised about a quarter of a billion dollars during his career.

CNN: Don’t fall for ‘lesser of two evils’ argument

ImageRobby Soave wrote this opinion piece that CNN published on its website on June 1:

Washington Post: Gary Johnson takes on Trump’s anti-immigration lies

ImageFrom the Washington Post on May 31:

“One of the most positive results of Libertarian Gary Johnson’s presidential run will be forceful attacks from the right on Donald Trump’s counterproductive and dishonest arguments against immigration reform....

Reason: A New Libertarian Moment?

ImageFrom A. Barton Hinkle of Reason Magazine on June 1:

“‘Has the Libertarian Moment Finally Arrived?’ asked The New York Times two years ago. The standard-bearer for the cause then was Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

Million-dollar super-PAC donation coming for Libertarian ticket

ImageFrom The Hill on May 31:

“A tomato tycoon has promised the largest super-PAC donation in Libertarian Party history with his pledge to spend more than $1 million backing nominee Gary Johnson.

Wall Street Journal: ​LP picks Johnson, Weld; holds truly contested presidential convention

From two articles in the Wall Street Journal by Byron Tau:

Party hopes the two former GOP governors can mount formidable third-party challenge to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

ORLANDO, Fla.—The Libertarian National Convention on Sunday chose a pair of former Republican governors as their presidential and vice presidential nominees, putting forward the most-experienced election ticket in the party’s four-decade history.

Boston Herald: Johnson-Weld not your typical third-party ticket

ImageFrom John Sapochetti of the Boston Herald on May 22:

“With a platform that is socially liberal and fiscally conservative, the Libertarian party’s national convention will take place this Thursday through Monday in Orlando, Fla., and in a ‘normal’ presidential election year this would be met with a ‘who cares.’

“But — as we have seen time and time again — the 2016 election has been anything but normal.

LNC Meeting May 26, 2016 in Orlando, FL

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Orlando, FL, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Location and hotel details:

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 26, 2016: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Agendas are usually modified after the start of the meeting.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Put third party candidates in debates

ImageAn opinion piece by Barry Fagin was published at the Colorado Springs Gazette on May 19:

Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC discusses Johnson–Weld ticket

ImageA Gary Johnson–Bill Weld Presidential/Vice-Presidential Libertarian Party ticket was the subject of a lengthy discussion on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC on May 19.

Click here to watch the full report.


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