Libertarian presidential hopefuls take part in debate in Richmond

Posted at 11:59 PM, Mar 05, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. -- When you head to the polls in November, a Democratic and Republican candidate may not be the only names on the list; a Libertarian party candidate will also likely be on the ballot.

Five Libertarian candidates vying to represent the party in the race for the White House took part in a debate in Richmond Saturday.

In addition to determining which candidate could potentially be on the ticket, the group voted on four new officers that will lead the Virginia-based group.

“The Libertarian party is the third largest political party in the United States,” former Libertarian Party Chairman Bill Redpath said. “It’s the combination of conservative positions on economic issues and liberal positions on social issues, but there is one core theme we want to minimize the use of government coercion in society we want to allow people to live their lives as they choose. "

The party will be select a candidate in May.