For Immediate Distribution:
Aug. 25, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Announces
Reagan Centennial GOP Candidates Debate
Debate to Take Place Sept. 7 at Reagan Library in Calif.
AUSTIN – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has
announced his participation in
the Reagan Centennial GOP Candidates Debate on Sept. 7, 2011, at the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif.
The debate, hosted by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, will
also be co-hosted by NBC News and POLITICO.
“Our current economic climate
reminds many Americans of the disastrous economic policies of the late
1970s, and of the need to elect a leader who will get America working
again – just as President Reagan did in the 1980s,” Gov. Perry said.
“While some want to merely
emulate his good-humored leadership style, I believe we must also take
a page from the Reagan economic playbook and adopt pro-growth policies
that unleash entrepreneurship and create new jobs, and I will share my
ideas on how to accomplish that during this important debate.”
The Ronald Reagan Presidential
Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the
preservation and promotion of Ronald Reagan's legacy of inspired
freedom and his timeless principles of individual liberty, economic
opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Reagan Center for
Public Affairs, the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Presidential Learning
Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley,
California the Library houses 63 million pages of Gubernatorial,
Presidential and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts
chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as
the final resting place of America’s 40th President.
PRESS RELEASE from Buddy Roemer for President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Contact: Carlos Sierra
For more information about Gov. Rick
Perry’s record, presidential
campaign and plan to get America working again, please visit: www.rickperry.org
Buddy Roemer Criticizes Unfair Debate
D.C. – Republican businessman and former Louisiana Governor Buddy
Roemer today criticized the arbitrary decision by Politico and NBC News
to refuse to allow him to participate in the upcoming presidential
debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
“American voters deserve the right to hear from all of the candidates,
not just those who meet certain arbitrary standards. I
am disappointed that the organizers of this debate seem to have made
the participation rules after deciding who they wanted in – and who
they did not.”
has repeatedly highlighted the corrupting influence that large
special interest and PAC campaign donations have on the political
process. He has refused to accept any PAC money and limits
individual campaign contributions to a maximum of $100 per person.
corporate-owned media should not be picking the winners and losers
PRESS RELEASE from
Gary Johnson 2012
THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE STAGE TOO SMALL
TO INCLUDE GARY JOHNSON?
August, 31, 2011, Salt Lake City, UT -- "If the Reagan library
doesn't have room for Gary Johnson at next week's debate, maybe they
need a bigger stage", says Johnson campaign senior advisor Ron Nielson.
According to the most recent CNN/ORC national poll, Gary Johnson is ahead or
tied with three of the invited participants in next week's debate
sponsored by NBC, Politico and the Reagan Foundation. However, Johnson
has not been invited to participate?
Nielson said, "If Governor Johnson's exclusion is because there
isn't enough room or not enough microphones, just let us know and we
will be happy to bring our own. Even if the national elite media
doesn't want to hear his ideas for balancing the budget now, cutting
defense spending, or keeping the government out of so-called social
issues, just tell us. But, do not try to justify his exclusion by
saying he should have registered at 4% in a poll several months ago
instead of 3%. That excuse just doesn't fly, especially when the
result is to muzzle a successful two-term governor who is doing just as
well in recent polls as others who are invited."
"Our supporters, numerous commentators, even Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, are all questioning Governor
Johnson's exclusion, and for good reason. In fact, one
commentator is even referring to a 'Gary Johnson Rule', meaning
criteria that seems designed to keep Gary Johnson off the Presidential
PRESS RELEASE from Fred Karger for
August 29, 2011
Contact: Rina Shah