Update on Mike Beitler, Libertarian for US Senate in North Carolina

Several press releases in one post, since I did not have time to post them as they came in

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Beitler express disappointment at NCAB Debate Snub

On Friday September 10, an Associated Press article confirmed that
North Carolina Association of Broadcasters would not be inviting
Libertarian Michael Beitler to their senatorial debates scheduled for
October 11 and October 21.

“North Carolina Association of Broadcasters President Tim Morrisey
said Friday that Libertarian Michael Beitler had not been invited to
the Oct. 11 and Oct. 21 debates because surveys fail to show him with
at least 10 percent support. Morrisey said the threshold has been used
before.”

Dr. Beitler expressed disappointment at hearing this news.

When asked to respond to this news, Dr. Beitler replied, “If you are
on the ballot, you should be included in the debate. By excluding
qualified candidates, the media is denying voters the ability to make
an informed choice. We encourage voters to get informed and get out
the vote.”

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Have Mic, Will Travel
Libertarian Candidate Mike Beitler Responds to Debate Snub

A televised debate sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters, scheduled for October 11 and 21, was referenced in a September 5 article in the News and Observer. Rob Christensen writes, “It was not clear whether Beitler would participate in the Oct. 11 and Oct. 21 debates.”

This was again repeated in yesterday’s article from AP, “Republican incumbent Richard Burr and Democrat Elaine Marshall have agreed to participate. It wasn’t clear if Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler had been invited.”

To clarify, the Mike Beitler for US Senate team first learned about NCAB’s upcoming televised senatorial debates in late August. The Beitler team has yet to receive an invitation.

Considering this merely an oversight on the part of the NCAB, the campaign reached out and has offering to be available for this debate. Phone calls, emails and faxes have been unreturned.

Has the Libertarian candidate been deliberately excluded from this televised debate?

Michael Shanklin, campaign manager, commented “we can only assume that the rumors are correct and that the NCAB is cash strapped and simply does not have the equipment necessary to host another candidate. The Beitler campaign, as a third-party, operates under slim financial resources. However, we can confirm that Mike Beitler is willing to bring his own mic to this event. If necessary we will build our own podium as well.”

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Adam Kokesh Kick-Offs Beitler Fundraiser

Dr. Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for US Senate, announces that anti-war activist Adam Kokesh will be the keynote speaker at his election season kick-off event, to be held on Friday, September 17, 2010, at the Greensboro Airport Marriott.

The Greensboro Airport Mariott was the location of the press conference where Beitler announced his candidacy exactly one year ago, September 17, 2009.

Keynote Speaker: Adam Kokesh, Iraq War veteran, grassroots activist and politician. His daily radio show, Adam VS The Man, is broadcast on KIVA 1550 AM in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is streamed on the station’s website www.1550kiva.com as well as on www.adamvstheman.com.

In February, 2007 Kokesh became an active member of the Iraq Veterans of the War (IVAW) and participated in several protests throughout the country. Adam’s activism, determination and eloquent speeches at anti-war and political rallies have caught the attention of the national and local media. Earlier this year, Kokesh ran for the GOP Congressional primary in NM’s 3rd district and garnered the endorsements of Texas Representative Ron Paul, Bruce Fein, the Republican Liberty Congress as well as local leaders and organizations.

Adam’s book about his service in the Iraq War and activism afterwards, Hot, Dirty and Dangerous, is scheduled for release in early 2011. A national speaking tour is currently being planned to follow the release of the book.

The evening will be presided by Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Mike Munger, economist, chair of the political science department at Duke University and 2008 LP candidate for NC governor.

This event is open to the public. A donation to the Beitler for Senate campaign is requested but not required.

For more information, please visit the Beitler for Senate website http://www.beitlerforsenate.com

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Dr. Beitler is a libertarian spokesman for individual rights, limited government and capitalism. He is the author of Rational Individualism and a number of successful books on business management, an internet radio host and a member of the faculty of The Bryan School of Business & Economics at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He is the 2010 Libertarian candidate for US Senate in North Carolina.

For Dr. Beitler’s candidate photo, schedule and details about his campaign and position on issues please visit http://www.beitlerforsenate.com. Feel free to contact Daniel Chang at 919.389.7993 or info@beitlerforsenate.com with any follow up questions or for interview requests.

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