March 24, 2012
Reported last night in the Examiner, by Craig Schlesinger
“A few short minutes ago, the Libertarian Party of Tennessee held a presidential straw poll at their annual state convention. Lee Wrights won with 49% of the vote, and Gov. Gary Johnson finished second with 24%.
This space will carry more in-depth coverage of the entire convention (everyone was extremely cordial, from LP-TN officers, members, candidates, and speakers from outside organizations) in the coming days, but here are the just in straw poll results:
Lee Wrights – 49%
Gary Johnson – 24%
Carl Person – 3%
Joy Waymire – 3%
Jim Burns – 3%
Kelly Walls (write in) – 3%
R.J. Harris, Bill Still, Leroy Saunders, and James Ogle each received 0% of the vote
NOTA [none of the above] – 15%
Strong third place showing for NOTA!
Lee Wrights delivered a memorable line at last week’s LP-Colorado presidential debate, ‘Freedom is always the answer. Now what’s the question?’”