The first 2016 nationally televised presidential debate of Libertarian candidates will be filmed on March 29 and air on Fox Business Network’s Stossel Show April 1.
The nation’s third largest political party, Libertarians represent a growing plurality of Americans who are neither “left” nor “right” but who lean libertarian on issues from foreign intervention to marijuana to balancing the federal budget.
“A nationally televised debate of Libertarian presidential candidates is long overdue, and we are delighted that it is finally happening,” said LP Chair, Nicholas Sarwark.
“We urge all Americans to tell their friends, co-workers, and family to watch this important debate and see they have a choice,” he said. “They do not have to settle for candidates who are bigoted and insulting; who curry favor with the titans of Wall Street; who put our troops in harm’s way; who have no intention of stopping runaway government spending; and who force Americans to buy lousy yet unaffordable insurance plans.”
The Libertarian National Committee and Our America Initiative are currently suing the Commission on Presidential Debates for inclusion in debates this fall that are based on reasonable and objective criteria. Specifically, if a candidate is on the ballot in enough states to potentially receive enough electoral votes to win the presidency, he or she should be included.
The Libertarian Party is expected to be on the ballot in most, if not all, 50 states plus the District of Columbia.
“The Commission is a case of insider trading because it is controlled by the Republican and Democratic parties,” said Wes Benedit, LP Executive Director. “They’re scared to have our Libertarian nominee on the stage debating theirs.”
A limited number of free tickets are available. To request them, email .