- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The Libertarian Party formally extended its sympathies to both Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich, who have ended their bids for the White House. The party is ready and waiting for the candidates’ former fans.

“The good news for fiscal conservatives is that the Libertarian presidential nominee — a tax-and-spending-cutter’s dream — is expected to be on the ballot in all 50 states, plus D.C., this November,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.

There are over a dozen Libertarian hopefuls vying for their party nomination, to be determined during a national convention in Orlando, Florida over Memorial Day weekend. They include Gary Johnson, who ran in 2012, along with publisher and activist Austin Petersen.

The party is casting a wide net among disenchanted voters.

“We invite Republicans, who are aghast at the big spending and trade wars they expect from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, to join the Libertarian Party, support our candidates, and vote Libertarian on November 8,” said Mr. Sarwark.

“Libertarians not only campaign to immediately balance the federal budget, we also aim to downsize and eliminate scores of unneeded and unconstitutional federal bureaucracies. The needs these government agencies allege to fulfill are far better served by the private, voluntary sectors of the economy,” Mr. Sarwark noted.

“We must reduce taxes, or reduce deficit spending, by the amount saved. By moving trillions of dollars out of the bloated, wasteful government sector and back into the productive, private sector, we’ll stimulate massive business investment, which will create millions of desperately needed new jobs,” he added.



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