Libertarians To Host Only Presidential Debate in NC

e RALEIGH (Feb. 15) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina will host the only presidential debate in North Carolina on March 7. It will be webcast via Google Hangouts On Air from 9 to 10:30 p.m. EST.  

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The debate will feature five of the 11 Libertarian candidates who'll appear on the March 15 primary ballot. Participants will be chosen in an online poll. Vote in the straw poll here:

The candidates listed on the primary ballot are: Marc Feldman of Ohio; John Hale of Kentucky; Cecil Ince of Missouri, Gary Johnson of New Mexico; Steven Kerbel of Colorado; Darryl W. Perry of New Hampshire; Austin Petersen of Missouri, Derrick Reid of California; Jack Robinson of South Carolina; Rhett Smith of Texas, and; Joy Waymire of California.

Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith will moderate the debate from a location in Raleigh. Candidate will participate from locations across the nation. 

“We're excited to be hosting a virtual debate with our candidates for president," said J.J. Summerell, state party chair. "People will be able to see and hear views on the critical issues neither the Democrats nor Republican candidates and parties will address.” 

“We especially encourage the 25 percent of North Carolina voters registered unaffiliated to watch, as well as independents across this nation,” he added. “National polls show that a vast majority of Americans want a choice outside the establishment parties. The Libertarian Party offers that choice.”

The Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates will be chosen by delegates to the party's national convention scheduled for May 27 to 30,  2016 in Orlando, Fla. 

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