Friday, October 29, 2010

In some campaigns, Dems are using LP candidates to try to split the Republicans
Democrats go trick-or-treating as Libertarians

WASHINGTON – In Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, and Maryland, Democrats have spent money on mailers and other printed items to inform voters about Libertarian candidates.

Libertarian Party (LP) Executive Director Wes Benedict said, “We’re pleased to see Democrats spending their own money to promote Libertarian candidates. We hope Republicans will start doing the same thing soon.”

The ads have featured Libertarians Mike Labno, running for U.S. Senate in Illinois; Richard Davis, running for U.S. House in Maryland; Greg Knott, running for U.S. House in Indiana; and Gregory Gilman, running for U.S. House in Colorado.

Benedict continued, “Some of the Democratic Party funded ads have pointed out that Libertarians want to cut government spending and end programs that aren't authorized by the Constitution. Thank you, Democrats!

“The Democrats are obviously hoping to turn Republican voters into Libertarians. Their trick might turn out to be our treat.

“If the Republicans are smart, they might try a similar tactic. For example, Republicans could inform liberal voters that Libertarians want to end foreign wars and close foreign military bases; end the War on Drugs; reform immigration policy to make legal immigration easier; and we want the government to show equal treatment to homosexuals.

“Maybe Democrats and Republicans could have a contest to see who can promote Libertarians the most.

“During election season, Republicans and Democrats invent lots of ghosts and goblins to scare voters. Voters should remember that Halloween is just make-believe, put the fear-mongering aside, and vote Libertarian on November 2.”

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