Gary Johnson to Appear with Other Candidates for Libertarian Presidential Nomination January 21st at Manhattan LP Convention

ManhattanLP.org lists Gary Johnson, the former two term Governor of New Mexico and former candidate for the Republican nomination who switched to the Libertarian Party on December 28, as one of the guests at their upcoming convention on Saturday January 21st, along with several other candidates for the Libertarian presidential nomination – Bill Still, Carl Person and RJ Harris.

NY.LP.ORG lists additional details:

Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Ave, New York, NY
(Between St. Marks and 9th St.)

Schedule:
10:30 Late registration
11:00 Convention business/election of officers
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Speakers

Members with 2012 dues paid may participate in the business meeting and vote in elections. To join or renew send name, address, email address, phone and $15 to Manhattan Libertarian Party, c/o Mark Axinn, 338 East 78th Street, NY, NY 10075.
OR join via the web at www.manhattanlp.org.

To Register for lunch and speakers:
Before Jan 19: $40; students $25. After Jan. 19: $55; Students $30
Send checks to Manhattan Libertarian Party, c/o Mark Axinn, 338 East 78th Street, NY, NY 10075 or via PayPal at www.manhattanlp.org.

Guest Speakers:
Carl Oberg – Executive Director of the Foundation for Economic Education
Jim Babb – We Won’t Fly

The site does not yet say whether the candidates will debate each other or just each give a speech. However, at least one Manhattan LP member in IPR comments on a previous post referred to the appearances as a debate.

Additionally, the Fort Worth Telegram reports that

The Texas Libertarian Party will hold a presidential campaign debate in Grapevine next month, a local party official confirmed Wednesday.

The debate is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the DFW Airport North Outdoor World hotel in Grapevine and will be open to the public, according to John Spivey, chairman of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party. Candidates will take questions selected by a debate committee and posed by the audience.

Gary Johnson, a former Republican governor of New Mexico, has confirmed that he will attend the debate, Spivey said. Last month, Johnson quit the GOP presidential primaries to vie for the Libertarian nomination.

Candidates R.J. Harris of Oklahoma, and Roger Gary and Lee Wrights, both of Texas, will also attend the debate, Spivey said. Several other candidates running for the party’s nomination have been invited.

The party’s nominee will be selected at the national convention in Las Vegas in May. Along with Texas, where the party already has ballot access, officials have said they expect their candidate to be on the ballot in at least 45 states.

It seems that Johnson, who was excluded from most of the debates when he was seeking the Republican presidential nomination, is not shy about debating other candidates for the Libertarian nomination.

In 2008, former Republican Congressman Bob Barr did not officially announce for the Libertarian nomination until the day after the last state convention, and did not appear in debates with most of the other candidates (except for one joint forum with Wayne Root and Mike Gravel). He also was the only candidate to skip all of the informal debates at the LP national convention, appearing only in the CSPAN televised debate.

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  3. paulie Post author

    http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/governor-gary-johnson-to-attend-manhattan-libertarian-party-annual-convention-january-21

    GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON TO ATTEND MANHATTAN LIBERTARIAN PARTY ANNUAL CONVENTION JANUARY 21
    January 18, 2012Posted in Blog, News

    ADVISORY: GOVERNOR GARY JOHNSON TO ATTEND MANHATTAN LIBERTARIAN PARTY ANNUAL CONVENTION JANUARY 21

    January 18, 2012, Santa Fe, NM — Former New Mexico Governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be in New York City Saturday, January 21, to participate in the Manhattan Libertarian Party’s annual convention. Johnson will speak to the convention as part of the event’s presidential candidates’ forum.

    The convention will be held at the Ukranian East Restaurant, 140 2nd Avenue New York, NY., and the candidates’ forum is expected to begin at 12:30 p.m.

    Governor Johnson will be in New York Saturday, January 21,through Tuesday, January 24, and is available for interviews with the media. To schedule, please contact: Joe Hunter, media@garyjohnson2012.com or 801.303.7926 .

  4. D. Lou Shenoll

    Can someone or MANY help GJ get some pub out of this trip. A campaign unheard won’t get far. Please help him get on local and national media ! Thanks!

    He should challenge (in a FUN way)Colbert to a five minute debate Monday or Tuesday ! (be sure to supply Colbert’s people the info GJ is into tri-athlons (sic?) and has climbed Mt.Everett!) The Rs will be debating again Monday, this time in FL. Colbert isn’t above spoofing that and let GJ play a small part !!! Try all network morning shows for M or T also. They need to fill 3 to 5 minutes sometimes when guest call in sick. Letterman, etc, late nite, I don’t know who else is in NYC now on late nite except Letterman, but some of you know. Solid Local media and three or four national appearances would be a SMASHING success for a Jan. weekend !

    Now is the time.
    CARPE DIEM

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