Beltway Happenings  
Sept. 10, 2008--Libertarian Party nominee Bob Barr skipped the press conference organized by Rep. Ron Paul, arguing that the event would not have helped advance his goal of gaining as many votes as possible for the Libertarian ticket on November 4.  Instead he held his own press conference shortly afterwards to make a "major announcement."  Several partisans saw this as arrogant and withdrew their support of Barr.  Barr announced that he had sent a letter to Rep. Paul inviting him to join the Libertarian ticket as his running mate.  (Barr said his running mate Wayne Allyn Root had agree to step aside if Paul accepted).

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