Tag Archives: CNN

Larry King, Legendary Interviewer Who Often Hosted Minor Party Candidates, Has Passed Away

Legendary TV host and interviewer Larry King has died today at the age of 87.  A cause of death has not been announced, although King was reported to have been battling COVID-19 earlier this month.

King crossed paths with many third party candidates during his long career as a TV interviewer, perhaps most famously allowing his show to be used as a platform by billionaire Ross Perot to launch his 1992 presidential campaign.… Read more ...

Reason: New 7% Showing in CNN Poll Almost Certainly Dooms Gary Johnson’s Debate Chances


By Matt Welch, Reason.com, September 6th, 2016:

CNN/ORC this morning came out with its first national presidential poll in more than month, and the results are terrible for Gary Johnson’s fading hopes of getting into this fall’s presidential debates. The Libertarian nominee pulled just 7 percent in the survey, down from 9 percent in the same poll at the end of July, and 13 percent—his highest-ever showing nationwide—two weeks prior to that.

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Gary Johnson on CNN today: Trump is a “neo-isolationist”

From CNN’s YouTube channel, July 3rd, 2016 (video length: 8 minutes):

In an interview with Brianna Keilar, Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson discuss increasing support for his campaign and Donald Trump.

CNN also published an article relating to Johnson’s interview today, written by Daniella Diaz, entitled “Gary Johnson: Trump says ‘racist’ things and should be disqualified from presidency.”… Read more ...

CNN: Libertarian Party set to pick nominee at convention

By Eli Watkins at CNN, May 27th, 2016:

(CNN)They get the bronze medal every four years in what is really a two-person race.

That’s what it must feel like to be a third-party candidate in a two-party country.

But between Donald Trump’s abrupt takeover of the GOP and Bernie Sanders’ climb from long-shot Democratic candidacy to head of a national progressive movement, 2016 has been a year for party outsiders.

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Gary Johnson Supporters Protest Media Blackout at CNN Headquarters

Up to 50 protesters at a time showed up at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to protest the media blackout of Gary Johnson, who is the Libertarian Party’s presidential candiate for 2012.

A commenter named “Ken S”  posted this to our July Open Thread: 

Monday CNN protest is over with about 70 – 100 participating.

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Johnson Campaign to Organize Protest at CNN HQ

According to a Facebook Page created within the past hour available at:


Southern Region Director for the Gary Johnson 2012.com campaign Chris Hill (http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/state-contacts) has announced an organized protest at the Cable News Network (CNN) headquarters in Atlanta Georgia to be held Monday, 16 July 2012, beginning at 10:30am in EDT.… Read more ...

Jeff Vanke, other independents featured on CNN.com

Email from Jeff Vanke to contact.ipr.gmail.com:

On today’s CNN.com, here, Jeff Vanke’s campaign and his balanced budget are featured in a story on independent candidates in 2010.

Jeff Vanke for Congress, Independent, 6th District of Virginia
1007 1st Street SW, Suite D, Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 915-3786

Excerpt from that story:

(L)et’s break out of the two-party mold and take a look at some of the independent candidates across the country who are surging or struggling as Election Day approaches.

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Mass. gubernatorial debate to include Green Jill Stein and be broadcast nationally on CNN tonight

The debates will also include independent Tim Cahill.  From the Stein campaign:

Watch Green-Rainbow Party candidate for governor, Dr. Jill Stein, join her 3 opponents in the Boston Media Consortium’s first major debate. The media consortium, made up of The Boston Globe, WCVB-TV, WHDH-TV, WGBH-TV, NECN, and WBUR, has re-invited Dr.

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Wayne Root in Today’s Washington Post and Independent

The Libertarian Party gets some nice coverage in today’s papers.

Mister Root is quoted in both articles:
“If I’m not on the right track,” said Root when asked about his Libertarian critics, “how can you explain Fox News, a conservative TV network, giving TV shows to Glenn Beck, Jon Stossel and Judge Andrew Napolitano — all strong libertarian thinkers?Read more ...

Michigan: Prominent Radio Figure to Run for State Legislature as Libertarian


From RBR:

Former CNN investigative reporter and Radio & Records Washington Bureau Chief Pat Clawson is a candidate for the Michigan State Senate. He is running in District 27, the Flint area, as a member of the Libertarian Party ticket, with support from people in the local Tea Party.… Read more ...