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George Phillies: The college professor was a 2002 candidate for chairman of the Libertarian National Committee. He favors gay marriage and says the government should have nothing to say on abortion.

Wayne Allyn Root: The former Republican TV-show host and Las Vegas sports handicapper has done well in Libertarian straw votes and his Web site promises to “finish the job Ron Paul started.”

Mary Ruwart: The longtime Libertarian activist and author is a leading “purist” in the party who prompted a furor over a book condemned as defending child pornography.

Christine Smith: The humanitarian activist calls herself a “peace-driven candidate” and says her first act would be to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq.

Source: Campaign Web sites, Wikipedia and The Washington Times research