In a press release issued Tuesday, former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman and Montana Governor Marc Racicot called for the inclusion of Gary Johnson and William Weld in the presidential debates. Racicot served as governor of Montana from 1993 to 2001, before serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee from December 2001 to July 2003. Said Racicot:
I’ve known Gary for a long time. We served together as governors when he was in New Mexico and I was in Montana. I have not made up my mind about who I will vote for or if I will vote. I certainly will not vote for Trump or Clinton. I would like to hear from Gary Johnson before I make my final decision. Before I decide if I am voting or not, which would be a sad state of affairs.
Racicot joins an ever-increasing chorus of prominent voices calling for the Libertarian ticket to be included in the debates. This includes former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as former Massachusetts Governor and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
With every accomplished individual who indicates favor for Johnson and Weld in the debates, it becomes more difficult for the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) to ignore the candidates. The group is expected to make their decision sometime this month.
Check out some of the other people calling for Johnson to be included in the debates: