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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.

Potential LP vice-presidential nominee interviewed on MSNBC

ImageWilliam Weld, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party vice-presidential nomination, and a two-term former governor of Massachusetts, appeared on the MSNBC show “Meet The Press Daily” on May 20.

Click here to watch the video.

L.A. Times: Meet the libertarians — the #NeverTrump movement's last hope

LA times logoMatt Welch of Reason Magazine had an op-ed article published in the Los Angeles Times on May 19:

LP presidential debate moderated by Penn Jillette to air on The Blaze

Austin Petersen, John McAfee, and Gary Johnson
Austin Petersen, John McAfee, and Gary Johnson

NBC News: Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson Chooses Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld as His VP

ImageFrom NBC News on May 19:

“Favored Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has agreed to join forces with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld for the Libertarian Party's nomination. Weld will run for the party’s vice presidential slot, possibly bolstering the third party’s appeal to general election voters.

LNC chair quoted in Atlantic article

ImageLibertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark was quoted in an article entitled America’s Conservative Political Crisis at on May 13.

Libertarians rising: Third party in Arkansas is trying to be more than a third wheel

ImageThe Arkansas Libertarian Party was featured in an article on the Talk Business & Politics website on May 11.

“In the last two election cycles, one political party in Arkansas has fielded a full slate of candidates to challenge the Republicans for state and federal offices, and it’s not the Democrats.


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