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,

Another sitting senator switches parties, endorses Johnson

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State Senator Mark Madsen has announced his switch to the Libertarian Party and his endorsement of Gary Johnson for president.

Sen. Madsen held a press conference at 1:30 Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City, stating, “Today I announce that I am joining the Libertarian Party and will support the Libertarian presidential ticket of Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.”

Madsen detailed his reasons in his remarks:

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.

Outreach to Democratic friends

Dear Libertarian,

Many of us have Bernie-supporting Democratic friends who are feeling pretty jaded right now. I’d bet you know someone who is. Maybe a close friend, a family member, a Facebook friend.…

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.

Reason: Gary Johnson Endorsed by Two Montana GOP State Reps

ImageFrom Matt Welch of Reason Magazine on July 25:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Libertarians say party discord opens door for them

ImageFrom the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 22:

“Trump-wary Republicans are defecting from the GOP. Liberal Democrats are distrustful of their party’s presumptive nominee. And voters of both parties are tired of partisan clogging the works. 

“This could be the Libertarian Party’s moment.
 Presidential nominee Gary Johnson and running mate Bill Weld believe so.

Reason: Gary Johnson Reaches All-Time Polling High of 13% on Eve of GOP Convention

ImageFrom Matt Welch of Reason Magazine on July 17:

"Three national presidential polls came out over the weekend, and all three contain historically good news for Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson.

How to talk with your Republican friend

Dear Libertarian,

Many of us have Republican friends who are pretty frustrated right now. I bet you know someone who is. Maybe a close friend, a family member, a Facebook friend...

They are not bad people, and they aren't blind either. They see that Trump is a bully, that he's unqualified. They agree he should not become President. Our country deserves better, and they expected better from their party. They feel betrayed and maybe just a little bit...politically homeless right now. Remember that feeling?


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