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3rd Party Debate LIVE Tonight 7 PM EST


From Adam Seaman, American Third Party Report, 2 hours ago:


Tom Hoefling will represent America’s Party and Chris Keniston will represent the Veterans’ Party and Mike Maturen from the American Solidarity Party will be debating one another tonight on Open Rebellion Radio on BlogTalkRadio.  You can listen in the box above, simply click the play button.… Read more ...

Final Debate with Jill Stein and Gary Johnson – November 5th

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein face off one final time November 5th in a debate sponsored by Free & Equal. The second of two debates was aired by RT, and hosted by Christina Tobin and Thom Hartmann.

Coverage of the first debate by Free & Equal can be found here: https://independentpoliticalreport.com/2012/10/c-spans-video-of-tonights-third-party-debate/Read more ...

Free and Equal Debate Thread

No one will be in charge, per se, of liveblogging this event. But this is the relevant place for IPR commenters to leave their thoughts on the debate that is being aired on C-Span, Al-Jazeera English, Ora.tv, and LinkTV. The debate will be moderated by Larry King and the participants include former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party, Dr.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson, Jill Stein Announce Debates This Week


ivn-us-logo-gordita-supreme-.pngDr. Jill Stein will be debating the Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Gary Johnson, in the Independent Voter Network Debate.

For weeks we’ve been demanding free and equal debates. But, despite historic public pressure on the Commission on Presidential Debates to open the event and let all qualified candidates speak, the doors remain closed.

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NPR Debate: Gary Johnson and Jill Stein

NPR has a debate with Libertarian Presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson and Green Party Presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein; audio and transcript at the NPR site.

Opening statements:

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party

“Country’s in deep doo-doo. Let’s stop the growing police state, let’s stop our military interventions, let’s balance the federal budget, let’s eliminate income tax, corporate tax, let’s abolish the IRS, let’s replace all that with one federal consumption tax — that will create tens of millions of jobs in a zero-corporate tax rate environment.”

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Huffington Post Live: Gary Johnson, Rocky Anderson, Andre Barnett Debate

Huffington Post Live has a debate on the economy featuring Gary Johnson, Rocky Anderson, and Reform Party candidate Andre Barnett (on the ballot in Florida). Unfortunately, I have not figured out how to embed it, although other IPR writers are welcome to update the post with the direct video if they can.… Read more ...

Four Candidates Confirmed for Free and Equal Presidential Debate

I found this article on Facebook:

Free and Equal Elections Foundation announced today that four candidates have confirmed their participation in the 2012 Presidential Debate at the University Club of Chicago on October 23: Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson.

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LASPAC Jesse Ventura video: “Call the Commission! Let Gary Johnson Debate!”

The Libertarian Action Super PAC sent the following email on September 26, 2012:

Dear Libertarian,

Please watch this video featuring former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, asking you to help get Gary Johnson into the debates.

Link to the Youtube video.

Call the Commission on Presidential Debates today at 202-872-1020. Tell them you want to see Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson in the televised debates!… Read more ...

Johnson, Goode, Stein to debate

From Ballot Access News,

On September 19, Free & Equal announced that Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Virgil Goode have each agreed to participate in a presidential debate on October 23, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. central time. Free & Equal is sponsoring the debate. The Republican and Democratic nominees are also invited but it is very likely they will not attend.

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Mainstream coverage of Gary Johnson: Is he a spoiler?

The mainstream media has begun to pay a little more attention to Libertarian Gary Johnson as of late, and has begun to bring out the spoiler card. Despite polling between 6 and 9%, according to the media it all comes from disaffected Republicans.

Libertarian presidential candidates typically struggle to win even 1 percent of the vote in the critical electoral bloc of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.

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Johnson has some appeal on the right and left

A very thorough article regarding Gary Johnson was put out by nmpolitics.net. It goes over his conversion to the Libertarian Party, his election to become the LP nominee, ballot access, media attention, getting into the debates, his running mate, and his appeal to both liberals and conservatives.

Albuquerque pollster Brian Sanderoff agrees that Johnson may win some liberal support.

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Six candidates debate for the Libertarian Party of Texas US Senate nomination

Dallas Texas,  The Libertarian Party of Texas State Convention kicked off tonight with a debate among the following candidates for the party’s US Senate nomination: Mr. Myers, Mr. Jameson, Mr. Huffman, Dr. Raju, Mr. Butler, Mr. Roland.

The debate began with brief opening statements and was followed by each candidate being able to ask one question of all of the other five candidates.  … Read more ...