For Immediate Release
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
With Sen. Rand Paul’s announcement today that he is suspending his campaign, the Libertarian Party nominee will be, indisputably, the only choice for small government in the 2016 race for President of the United States.
Many “small l” libertarians hoped Rand Paul would win the GOP nomination. But the forces of Big Government that dominate the Republican Party won out, once again.
The Republican Party was Lucy snatching the football from Ron Paul in 2012 when they changed the rules in the middle of the game to prevent him from being nominated on the floor of the convention. The only time the elder Paul was on the general election ballot for President was in 1988 as the Libertarian Party nominee.
“We applaud Rand Paul for his principled stance on the Fourth Amendment and criminal justice reforms,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “We hope he will continue to fight for these and other liberty causes in the Senate.”
“We welcome all Americans who fear for the nation’s high debt, reckless spending, and heavy-handed and dangerous Big Government policies, domestic and abroad. We invite them to join the Libertarian Party and support our 2016 candidates in giving voters a choice for much less government and more freedom,” he said.
The Libertarian Party will hold its national convention May 26-29 in Orlando, Florida where delegates will select the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees. Candidates vying for the nomination are listed at the party’s website.