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Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

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For Immediate Release

Friday, September 16, 2016

Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant

Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:

In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov.

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LNC Chair Sarwark FreedomFest Presentations

CAM01066 Libertarian Party National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, appeared in two sessions at FreedomFest earlier today.  First as a guest speaker for Reason Magazine’s “Election 2016: The Collapse of the Republicans and Democrats, the Rise of the Libertarian Party and the Glorious Future of American Politics,” and then as the sole presenter for “Political Economy in Diversifying your Political Investment.” … Read more ...

OAI DBA “FairDebates.Com”

SavethedebatesTHE OUR AMERICA INITIATIVE LAUNCHES DBA – FAIRDEBATES.COM

In a press release received by IPR earlier today, The Our America Initiative has announced it has created a new DBA (Doing Business As) subsidiary website, www.fairdebates.com.

“FairDebates is a DBA of Our America Initiative which is a 501(c)(4) political advocacy committee that may receive unlimited donations from both individual and corporate donors.… Read more ...

Former Congressman Vin Weber: Add Third-Party Candidate to Presidential Debates

VinWeber Former Congressman Vin Weber.

In a interview with Michael A. Smerconish (a weekly Saturday program on CNN) which was broadcast earlier today, former Republican Congressman, and current Jeb Bush adviser, Vin Weber called for the addition of a Third Party candidate to the Presidential debates.

A transcript of the relevant portions of the broadcast follows:

SMERCONISH: There is a new frontrunner emerging from the pack of 2016 GOP Presidential candidates, Marco Rubio (is) gaining traction.… Read more ...

Bloomberg Editors: Break Up CPD Debate Duopoly!

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“THERE’S ROOM AT THAT TABLE. PHOTOGRAPHER: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GETTY IMAGES”

In an editorial titled “Presidential Debates 2016: Bigger, Broader, Better,” published earlier today, the Bloomberg editorial staff respond to the Change The Rule/Level the Playing Field proposal to include only ONE additional candidate in the CPD debates.  They propose the following alternative:

“[T]he first debate might include all candidates who have qualified for the ballot in a majority of states, with the potential to win 270 electoral votes.… Read more ...