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Statement by Governor Bill Weld Regarding the Final Weeks of the Election

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STATEMENT BY GOV. BILL WELD REGARDING THE FINAL WEEKS OF THIS ELECTION

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Oct 25, 2016


Boston, Mass. — Gov. Bill Weld delivered the following statement this afternoon at a press conference in Boston:


“It is a privilege and an honor to participate in this year’s national election campaign.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Catches the Attention of Libertarians When He Said He Supported Mandatory Vaccines-Here Is Some Clarification

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Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, has had some interviews recently that have caused some extra conversation among Libertarians. A few days ago, he seemingly endorsed a carbon tax. Next, a video has shown up where he apparently tells an interviewer that he would support mandatory vaccines if it was a federal issue:

Gary Johnon now supports mandatory vaccinations

Reason ran an article with their take on it: Gary Johnson changes his mind

This caused quite an uproar on social media for Libertarians, most of whom believe strongly in parental choice.… Read more ...

Thomas L. Knapp: Time for Libertarians to Dump Bill Weld

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Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:

I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from  the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...

Johnson/Weld Presidential Campaign Launches 50 State Youth Effort

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News release from JohnsonWeld.com, August 10th, 2016:

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Today the Johnson/Weld presidential campaign announced the launch of Youth for Johnson/Weld. Youth for Johnson/Weld (YJW) is the official youth effort of the Gary Johnson presidential campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect Governor Gary Johnson and Governor Bill Weld as the next president and vice president of the United States.

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Ron Paul refuses to endorse any candidate for president this year

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Ron Paul will celebrate his 81st birthday on August 20th

Update 8/10/16: The previous title of this article took Dr. Ron Paul’s quote out of context, and caused confusion among some who viewed it thinking that Dr. Paul was speaking out against third parties, when nothing could be further from the truth.Read more ...

Full Video of Libertarian Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates Johnson and Weld on their Second CNN Interview

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Darcy Richardson: “The Johnson-Weld Libertarian Ticket: The Duopoly Gains an Ally”

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Darcy G. Richardson is an IPR contributor, historian, author and activist. On July 22nd, 2016, he announced that he will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, which will be decided July 29th-31st in Bohemia, New York. The following article was published on his campaign website:

As Alice famously said, things are getting “curiouser and curiouser.”

In a year of the “outsider,” it’s rather peculiar that the Libertarian Party — the country’s only nationally-organized third party expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states this autumn — is fielding a ticket comprised of two former Republican governors, neither of whom  has had a negative word to say about presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...

Nik DeCosta-Klipa: Bill Weld compares Donald Trump to defunct, 19th-century ‘Know-Nothing Party’

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By Nik DeCosta-Klipa, Boston.com, July 7th, 2016:

Bill Weld is back with more strong historical parallels for the 2016 campaign.

Addressing the National Press Club at a luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., the former Massachusetts governor alluded that Donald Trump’s campaign was the reincarnation of a short-lived nativist movement in the 1800s and said his running mate, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, reminded him of President Abraham Lincoln.

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Washington Post: Gary Johnson is an honest but defective candidate

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By the Washington Post Editorial Board, WashingtonPost.com, July 7th, 2016:

GARY JOHNSON and William Weld, the Libertarian Party nominees for president and vice president, respectively, brought their fiscally conservative, socially tolerant message to an interview with us Thursday morning. In some areas, their honesty and resistance to poll-tested polish have a certain bracing appeal.

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Nick Gillespie: Is This Gary Johnson/Bill Weld Spot the Greatest Presidential Ad Ever?

By Nick Gillespie, Reason.com, June 30th, 2016:

LBJ’s Daisy, Nixon’s “Crime,” Dukakis’ “Snoopy” tank ride, you’ve got competition.

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have just released a masterful ad that touts their impressive records as two-term governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) while drawing sharp distinctions among their positions and those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Full Video of Gary Johnson’s Town Hall CNN Interview 06-22-2016

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Link to live CNN Libertarian town hall event

Here’s a link to the live CNN Libertarian presidential town hall happening now, featuring Gary Johnson and his running mate, William Weld:

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