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NYT: Congressman backs Libertarian presidential candidate in campaign first

From the New York Times on August 6:

“Representative Scott Rigell of Virginia says he plans to vote for the Libertarian Party’s presidential ticket, becoming the first member of Congress to express support for Gary Johnson’s third-party campaign.

“In an interview on Friday, Mr. Rigell, a Republican, said he had settled on Mr. Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, as the best option available.

CNN breaks from left-right paradigm in explaining Libertarianism

ImageThis CNN article, posted the day of the network's prime time Town Hall showcasing Libertarians Gary Johnson for president and William Weld for vice president, provides a lengthy explanation of Libertarianism and features a video of Johnson declaring his positions on various issues.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to speak at University of Utah rally Saturday

ImageFrom the Deseret News on August 3:

"Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson is set to speak at a campaign rally at the University of Utah on Saturday [August 6].

NY Times: Can Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee, swing the election?

ImageFrom the New York Times on August 4:

“In Gary Johnson’s first run for the presidency in 2012, as the Libertarian Party candidate, he won just under 1 percent of the popular vote. He did not surpass 3 percent in any state.

LP News July 2016 issue is now online

LP News July 2016 issue, front page (image)
The July issue of LP News is ready to view online.

OC Register: Let Gary Johnson debate

From the Orange County Register Masthead/logo of the Orange County Register (text only) on August 1:

Another Johnson and Weld town hall on CNN, Wednesday Aug. 3 with Anderson Cooper

ImageCNN will host its second town hall with the Libertarian Party ticket: former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson, and former Massachusetts governor and vice presidential candidate William Weld, at 9 P.M. ET on Wednesday, August 3.

Anderson Cooper will moderate the one-hour town hall.

LNC vice chair: Message to all Bernie Sanders supporters

Arvin Vohra
Arvin Vohra

From Libertarian National Committee Vice Chair Arvin Vohra:

“To all Sanders supporters,

LifeZette: Hillary's libertarian problem

ImageFrom LifeZette on July 26:

“Recent polling in the 2016 presidential race reveals a seemingly counterintuitive result: Donald Trump widens his lead when pollsters include Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson compared with a head-to-head matchup with Hillary Clinton.

Daily Beast: Vice Chair of D.C. GOP to resign over Trump nomination

ImageFrom The Daily Beast on July 21:

“The vice chairman of the Washington, D.C., GOP party plans to resign from his post and vote for libertarian candidate Gary Johnson in November, the longtime Republican operative told The Daily Beast. Gary Teal, a delegate at the Republican convention, said he had already told fellow delegates that he will resign.

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