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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Barr Campaign Statement on Texas Supreme Court Ruling

"We are disappointed with the Texas Supreme Court’s denial of our request to have the Secretary of State abide by the law and remove the names of Senators Obama and McCain from the election ballot," stated Russell Verney, manager of Bob Barr's presidential campaign, following the Texas Supreme Court ruling.

"The Court’s one-sentence denial deprived us, and the voters of Texas, of any explanation of the Courts reasons for arbitrarily exempting the Republicans and the Democrats from the clear deadline set forth in the law," Verney continued. "Third parties and Independent candidates are consistently told that deadlines are deadlines. Texas has somehow determined that deadlines are just suggestions but we are left without the guidance of the Court’s reasons."

The campaign is consulting with its attorneys to decide whether to further challenge the ruling of the Texas Supreme Court.

Verney stated that despite the ruling by the Texas court, "the campaign will continue to bring its message of individual liberty and smaller government to voters in Texas and across the country." 

Verney also noted that preceding the Texas decision, the Barr Campaign was informed of a successful outcome to their ballot access lawsuits in Massachusetts and Louisiana, and will be on the ballot in at least 46 states. 

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.