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Libertarian Party To Hold Presidential Debate In Orlando Early February


January 22, 2012

Libertarians To Hold Presidential Debate In Orlando

ORLANDO – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) will host a Presidential Debate at their annual convention on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Embassy Suites in Orlando during the weekend-long 2012 LPF Convention.

The Libertarian Presidential candidates featured in the debate are two-term New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, LP stalwart Lee Wrights, Kiowa Nation member and Afghan war veteran R.J. Harris, renowned author and documentary filmmaker Bill Still, former Texas LP chair Roger Gary, private Attorney General Carl Person, and entrepreneur Leroy Saunders. The debate will be televised live nationwide, and is open to the public.

Having achieved ballot access in nearly all 50 states, the Libertarian Presidential nominee will likely have a major impact on the outcome of the 2012 general Presidential election. In a three-way contest between Democrat Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney, and Libertarian Gary Johnson, the current LP frontrunner Gary Johnson would receive 7% of the vote according to a national poll released Thursday by Public Policy Polling.

The Libertarian Party is the third largest and fastest growing political party in the US, and is influential in both the Tea Party and Occupy movements due to their strong fiscal conservative positions and socially liberal views. Polling data indicates that as many as 60% of independent voters consider themselves, “fiscally conservative and socially liberal.”

“This could very well be the breakout year for the Libertarian Party. Nearly all Americans have been personally affected by the government's failed policies of market manipulation, deficit spending, taxation, entitlements, global wars, and the police state," said LPF chairman Adrian Wyllie. "Voters are starting to realize that a libertarian approach is the answer.”

The Libertarian Party Presidential nominee will be chosen by delegates to the 2012 Libertarian National Convention, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 4-6, 2012.

The 2012 Libertarian Party of Florida state convention will also feature the annual business meeting, and elections will be held for secretary, treasurer, at-large representative, and all regional representatives. For more information, visit


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