Feb 07 2013

Two Libertarians In 2012 Came Close to Being Elected State Legislators

Source: Independent Political Report

In 2012, though not a single Libertarian candidate won election to either upper or lower house of any state legislature, two came quite close. In Colorado, Tim Menger managed to secure an impressive 13,951 votes, or 41% of the vote in a two-way race with Republican Jared Wright in the 54th district. The former incumbent in that race, Laura Bradford, had stepped down after her party asked her to resign for using her political post to attempt to avoid a citation for driving while under the influence. However, the candidate chosen to replace her on the party ballot line, Wright, had problems of his own. These included lying about his reason for termination from his employment in a police department and also lying about his reason for filing for personal bankruptcy.

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