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Libertarians urge “no” vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike

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Pelosi hopes to rush tax hike to a vote this week

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week.

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Libertarian Party Candidate Endorsements

While Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr continues to dominate the media as the leading alternative to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, other Libertarian candidates across the nation have been getting the nod from local and state media outlets.  The following are endorsements and positive mentions of Libertarians running for public office.

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Run-off contenders set for Libertarian presidential nomination

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Press conference 12:15 P.M. ET Sunday

May 28, 2016 evening

ORLANDO –  Today delegates to the Libertarian Party’s nominating convention selected six candidates to compete to be the party’s nominee for president of the United States, five of whom qualified to participate in this evening’s televised debate.

Candidates needed the votes of 30 delegates to be nominated; they needed 10 percent of the 740 votes cast to be included in the debate (74). Vote totals were:

Gov. Gary Johnson - 226 (30.5%)

Austin Petersen - 106 (14.3%)

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Libertarian Party holds VP debate; votes overwhelmingly to oppose death penalty

ORLANDO – Last night at its presidential nominating convention, the Libertarian Party held a debate of vice presidential candidates, including four candidates who qualified by a vote of the delegates: businesswoman and trial lawyer Alicia Dearn, speaker and freedom activist William Coley, executive business consultant Larry Sharpe, and former Massachusetts governor William Weld.

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Libertarian Party kicks off presidential nominating convention

ORLANDO — On the eve of the opening of the 2016 Libertarian Nominating Convention, a record 985 delegates and 344 alternate delegates hailing from 50 states plus D.C. were credentialed to select the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees, possibly adopt changes to the party’s platform, and elect top party officials.

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Libertarian presidential candidate polls at 10% in three-way race

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Fox News poll respondents see dominant-party candidates as ‘deeply flawed’

Fox News logoWASHINGTON, D.C. — According to a new nationwide Fox News poll of registered voters, Gov. Gary Johnson, a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s (LP) nomination for president, is polling in double digits in a hypothetical three-way race against the Republican and Democratic front-runners. The poll results are:

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Libertarian National Convention to be held May 27–30 in Orlando

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Convention theme:  #LegalizeFreedom

LP nat'l convention 2016 logo - 'legalize freedom'WASHINGTON, D.C. —  All eyes will be on the Libertarian Party National Convention from May 26 through May 30 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

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How the Libertarian Party selects its presidential, VP nominees

Delegates to the Libertarian National Convention, who are selected by their respective state Libertarian affiliates, will select the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees. The convention will be called to order on Friday, May 27 in Orlando, Florida and is expected to adjourn Monday, May 30.

Presidential nominations will begin at approximately 2:30 P.M. ET on Saturday, May 28. ​A presidential debate will be held that evening at 8:00 P.M.

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Bad news, good news for Cruz, Kasich supporters

For Ted Cruz and John Kasich supporters, the Libertarian Party says the candidates' withdrawal from the GOP presidential race is both bad news and good news.

The bad news is their candidates will not win the GOP nomination.

The good news for fiscal conservatives is that the Libertarian presidential nominee—a tax-and-spending-cutter’s dream—is expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states, plus D.C., this November.

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Libertarian presidential debate to air on Stossel Show Tonight

Part One of the first, nationally-televised, pre-convention, Libertarian presidential debate will air tonight, April 1, on Fox Business Network’s Stossel Show at 9 PM ET. Part Two will air on April 8.

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