Democrats go trick-or-treating as Libertarians

Press release from LPHQ; see also related previous IPR story:


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."

Links to articles and samples of ads:
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The Libertarian Party has 21 candidates for U.S. Senate and 169 candidates for U.S. House in the upcoming November 2010 elections.

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              202-333-0008      end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

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9 thoughts on “Democrats go trick-or-treating as Libertarians

  1. Best We Can Do? [Lake]

    DEMOCRATS AND GOP ARE BOTH WONDERFUL!

    against seemingly all odds, the man who for years portrayed himself as a family-values conservative only to become embroiled in a prostitution scandal,

    and who recently was caught employing a staffer with an extensive criminal history, including violence against women,

    is enjoying a comfortable double-digit lead in the polls heading into Tuesday’s primary, according to the most recent polls.

  2. Deran

    GOP operatives put up the money to get the Green gubenatorial candidate on the ballot in TX, I heard the Democrats are behind a purported Tea Party in MI. This effort just shows the majors have caught on to manipulating the minors to their attempted advantage.

  3. paulie Post author

    Yes, but the thing to do is manipulate right back. Get both of the D/R-oid parties to help the LP out as Wes suggests above…

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