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StantonSmilingCLEARWATER, Fla. (July 22, 2016): Libertarian U.S. Senatorial candidate Paul Stanton continued a productive week on Thursday evening when he landed his third state affiliate endorsement of the past several days.

Stanton traveled from his home in Volusia County and addressed a large gathering of Libertarians in Clearwater during Pinellas County’s ‘special convention’ session. After a 10-minute speech and a 15-minute Q-and-A session with members of the audience, a motion was made to endorse Stanton in the Libertarian primary. It passed overwhelmingly.

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On Aug. 30, Stanton will face off against candidate Augustus Invictus in an unprecedented Libertarian primary in Florida. The winner of the primary will move on to the November general election to likely face off against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and the Democrat candidate to be selected in the Aug. 30 primary.

Stanton’s endorsement from Pinellas County—Florida’s largest affiliate based on registered voters—comes in a week when he has received a thumbs up from both the Broward County chapter and the Northwest Florida chapter based in Pensacola. Previously he received endorsements from his home county of Volusia, as well as Collier County. Stanton also received endorsements at the Libertarian National Convention in May from Presidential candidates Governor Gary Johnson, Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, John McAfee and Darryl Perry, as well as Vice-Presidential candidate Governor Bill Weld.

“I am deeply flattered and humbled by this week’s endorsements from the three Libertarian Party of Florida affiliates, especially with the overwhelming support libertarians have shown me all over the state,” Stanton said afterwards. “This momentum shows that Libertarians want to send a strong message of peace and liberty to Washington.”

Paul Stanton is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, receiving his honorable discharge as a Sergeant. Following his service, he became an outspoken Libertarian activist. He currently resides in DeLand working in computer programming and data analytics. The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States. The Libertarian candidate for President, Gov. Gary Johnson will be on the ballot in all 50 states. The LP is committed to free-market principles, civil rights, personal freedom, non-interventionism, less government intervention, peace and free trade.