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Libertarian federal candidates pledge to end crony capitalism

ALEXANDRIA — Libertarian candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House in November have pledged to end crony capitalism. Each of 43 candidates made the following pledge:

If elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to:

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LNC Chair's comments on DEA scheduling of kratom like heroin

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While the American people are demanding drug peace and self-ownership, the DEA is headed in the wrong direction with kratom.

By Nicholas Sarwark
Libertarian National Committee Chair 

The DEA is losing the war on drugs with state after state softening stances on marijuana. 8 states will be voting on legalizing marijuana for recreational AND medicinal purposes in November. Americans are overwhelmingly seeing that prison and government violence are terrible ways to solve the problems of addiction and drug abuse, and they are demanding a different approach. They are demanding more liberty. They are demanding drug peace.

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Number of Debate Podiums Not Known

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Libertarian Party Demands Fox New Cease and Desist

Alexandria The Libertarian Party releases this statement from Libertarian National Committee Political Director, Carla Howell:

“It has come to our attention that Fox News is running misleading ads for the first presidential debate scheduled for September 26, which show just two participants: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. The Commission on Presidential Debates has not yet announced whether it will include Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson in debates.

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Tim Kaine's hometown paper endorses Gary Johnson

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Alexandria – The primary newspaper of record for the state of Virginia, The Richmond Times-Dispatch has announced its endorsement of Libertarian Gary Johnson for U.S. President. Richmond is also the hometown of Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine.  The editorial board gave a robust and enthusiastic endorsement stating,

“…there’s no doubt that Johnson belongs in the major leagues, and on the debate stage this fall. He is a skilled and experienced leader, an able communicator, an intelligent man.”

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Open Letter to IAVA from LNC Chair

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Dear Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America,

Perhaps you can provide details about why you've chosen to exclude from your forum only one of the three candidates for President who will be on every American's ballot. I didn't see those details in any of your announcements.

The Libertarian Party candidate, Gary Johnson, is very popular with veterans and it is shameful for your organization to seemingly randomly deny the veterans you purport to serve the opportunity to hear from all of their choices for Commander-in-Chief.

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Libertarian Party clears hurdles for ballot access in Ohio, New York

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On target to be on the ballot in all 50 states and DC

Alexandria -  The Libertarian Party’s candidate for president, Gary Johnson, has cleared more hurdles to be on the ballot in Ohio and New York and is on track for ballot access in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The final step for ballot access in New York was completed when the time frame for specific objections to the petitions turned in by the Libertarian Party of New York ran out.

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Libertarian Party Chair Rebukes Obama Administration, DEA

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DEA refuses to re-classify marijuana from a schedule 1 to a schedule 2 substance

Alexandria - Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark today rebuked the Obama Administration and the DEA for the decision not to reclassify marijuana as a schedule 2 substance in spite of overwhelming pressure and widespread requests to do so. Sarwark has issued this statement:

“The American people overwhelmingly support a reclassification of this substance that is actually proven effective in combating multiple medical disorders as well as being safer than alcohol, tobacco, and most prescription painkillers. 

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Libertarian Party to Democrats: It's cruel to be kind

Graphical image - Silhouette of helping hand being offered from standing person to person on the ground

Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark released the following statement today:

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Did Ted Cruz just endorse Gary Johnson?

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It sounded like it and the Libertarian Party proudly welcomes Cruz supporters.

Last night at the Republican National Convention, Sen. Cruz encouraged Americans to "vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution."

The Libertarian Party agrees.

Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, says, "Come November, we encourage those who seek to follow their conscience, who love freedom and the Constitution, as Sen. Cruz describes, to vote Libertarian. We have candidates running for positions ranging from President to City Council."

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Jeb and Mitt, we welcome your vote and admire your courage!

CNN reports that Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Mitt Romney are considering voting for Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President.

Chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, Nicholas Sarwark, says, “The Libertarian Party is delighted that Govs. Bush and Romney are considering voting for our candidates, Govs. Johnson and Weld. I think they know that Johnson and Weld are far more qualified to be president and vice president than Trump and Pence.

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