The Texas Libertarian Party will hold a presidential debate in Grapevine next month, a local party official confirmed today.
The debate is scheduled for Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., at the DFW Airport North Outdoor World hotel in Grapevine and will be open to the public, said John Spivey, chair of the Tarrant County Libertarian Party. Candidates will take questions selected by a debate committee and from the audience.
Gary Johnson, once the Republican governor of New Mexico, is among three candidates for the party's presidential nomination who has confirmed he will attend the debate, Spivey said. Last month, Johnson quit the Republican primaries to vie for the Libertarian nomination.
RJ Harris of Oklahoma and Roger Gary of Texas will also attend the debate, Spivey said. Several other candidates running for the party's nomination have been invited.
The party's nominee will be selected at the Libertarian's national convention in Las Vegas in May.
Along with Texas, where they already have ballot access, the Libertarian Party has said it expects to be on the ballot in at least 45 states this year.