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Rand Paul to Announce Endorsement of Austin Petersen

From The Liberty Bacon:

Several sources from within both the Rand Paul and the Austin Petersen camps confirmed talks have been taking place for Senator Paul’s endorsement of the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate Austin Petersen.

One source said that Senator Paul had considered endorsing fellow Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, saying if Rand thought he had a future with the GOP, he would have endorse Cruz.… Read more ...

Ron Paul: Liberty-minded Republicans should “forget about” GOP primaries, support the Libertarian Party instead

Ron Paul, following the conclusion of his son’s 2016 GOP primary campaign, appeared on FBN’s Kennedy to discuss what’s next for libertarians. He urges libertarians and liberty-minded Republicans alike to “forget about the Republican primary, and for that matter Republicans and Democrats.” Paul insists libertarians have nobody to vote for among any of the remaining major-party candidates, and should instead seek out and support “an alternative party” such as the L.P.… Read more ...

Gov. Gary Johnson: “Sen. Paul and I have some differences, but… he is to be commended for waging the good fight.”

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Gov. Gary Johnson Commends Rand Paul for “Waging the Good Fight” for Liberty

Rand Paul is the latest to find that there is no room for the Liberty Movement in today’s Republican nominating process. I’ve been there. With his departure from the presidential race, there is no voice remaining to challenge failed military interventions, mass surveillance of Americans by their government, or real cuts in the size and cost of government.

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Rand Paul’s IA chief: “more ripe for a third-party candidacy than at any point in history”, but most Republicans laugh at Bloomberg trial balloon

See this article from Politico, about Republicans “laughing” at the idea of Bloomberg independent bid they think would pull votes almost exclusively from the Democratic nominee.

But even if Bloomberg’s “dream scenario” of Cruz as the Republican nominee and Sanders as the Democrat came to pass, Oman remarked, there are many weeks to go before the two major parties decide.

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Ron Paul: “The Ideas of Liberty Will Overcome the Two Party Monopoly”

In a recent interview with Chuck Todd, Ron Paul discusses why it would be “absolutely impossible” for him to support any of the major-party candidates for President other than his son, Rand. In response to a question, Paul favorably cites the Libertarian Party’s membership pledge, and its formulation of the non-aggression principle.… Read more ...

Video: Rand Paul responds to Gary Johnson’s criticisms and campaign announcement

From the Rand Paul 2016 YouTube channel:

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Chuck Baldwin Endorses Rand Paul

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Chuck Baldwin posted this to his Facebook page today. Mr. Baldwin was the Presidential nominee for the Constitution Party in 2008, and the nominee for vice-president for that party in 2004.

Faithful readers of this post know that I have previously provided objective commentary–complete with pluses and minuses–on most of the Republican presidential candidates.

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Video: Gary Johnson on Malzberg Show 10/9


Topics of discussion include Johnsons’s 2016 plans, the rise of Trump, the fall of Paul, and how Gary learned to like anarchists.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Why I would run for President in 2016


via the Live Free blog:

Why I would run for President
by Gary Johnson

When I completed my second term as Governor of New Mexico in 2003, I was done.

I had been elected Governor when everyone said I didn’t have a chance. A businessman who had never sought or held elected office, running as a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic state, my prospects for success were dismissed by Republicans and Democrats alike.… Read more ...

Video: The Low Down on Trump, Sanders, and Rand with Gary Johnson

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Rand Paul accuses Libertarians of being spoilers, says they need to “vote Republican” and “make the GOP bigger”

Libertarians?

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), in  an interview with the Manchester Union-Leader editorial board:

“I’ve been there. I’ve seen what it’s like in the third-party world,” he said. “Our system is directed to the two parties and I made the decision when I started running for political office that I am a constitutional conservative and Libertarian-leaning Republican.

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Spoiler effect and potential Independent campaign causes Trump vs. Paul fracas at Fox News Debate

Donald Trump was the only candidate on stage at tonight’s Fox News Debate who refused to pledge to support Republican nominee, and rule out running as an Independent. Trump stuck to this statement when moderator Bret Baier insisted that “experts say an Independent run would almost certainly hand the race over to the Democrats.”

Rand Paul jumped in to accuse Trump of being corrupt and secretly plotting to elect Hillary Clinton, prompting Trump to reply “Well I’ve given him [Rand Paul] plenty of money.”

Donald Trump briefly sought the nomination of the Reform Party in 2000, before withdrawing prior to the convention, and has in the past given his political affiliation as Independent (as well as Democrat for a time.)

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3McMOusOkQ

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