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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Monday, May 19, 2008

Libertarian National Convention begins this week

Presidential nominee will be selected May 25

Washington, D.C. - The Libertarian Party will hold its biennial National Convention this week in Denver, where it will select its presidential nominee for the 2008 election.  The convention will be held May 22 through 26. 

"This is going to be a watershed year for the Libertarian Party," says Libertarian Party National Media Coordinator Andrew Davis. "Voter dissatisfaction with the major two parties is at an all time high, and people are looking to the Libertarian Party to provide a third choice on the ballot in 2008.  Voters are tired of the 'business-as-usual' politics that they are hearing from John McCain and Barack Obama.  Voters want another choice, and that choice will be the Libertarian Party."

In July of last year, the Washington Times featured a story on the Libertarian Party's growth of 18 percent from January of 2007 until then.  By December, the Libertarian Party's numbers had soared by 25 percent over the course of a year. 

This year, the Libertarian Party is boasting two former members of Congress who are now running for the Party's presidential nomination.  Former GOP Congressman Bob Barr, who joined the Libertarian Party in 2006 and has since served on the Libertarian National Committee, and former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel, who joined the party in March, are two of 14 contenders for the nomination.

For media interested in press credentials for covering the National Convention, please send an email request to Andrew.davis@lp.org

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.
 
For more information on the convention, or to arrange a media interview, please call Andrew Davis at (202) 333-0008 during normal business hours, or at (202) 731-0002 during any other time.