Libertarian Party Candidate Endorsements

For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 28, 2008

While Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr continues to dominate the media as the leading alternative to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, other Libertarian candidates across the nation have been getting the nod from local and state media outlets. The following are endorsements and positive mentions of Libertarians running for public office.

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From the Las Vegas Review-Journal (Las Vegas, NV) :

“If a minor-party candidate is ever going to break into the Legislature, we hope it’s Nathan Santucci in District 22,” says the Las Vegas Review-Journal , Nevada’s largest newspaper. “Mr. Santucci wants to maintain an attractive business climate in Nevada. He’s ‘tired of seeing casinos taking a hit for making money’ and being targeted for tax increases. We think Mr. Santucci is more inclined to shake things up in Carson City.”

From The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN) :

9th District

“Given the prevalence of gerrymandering and a campaign financing system that favors incumbents, it’s uncommon for voters to be offered a choice between two well-qualified candidates in congressional races,” says The Indianapolis Star. “But three strong candidates competing for one House seat? That’s unheard of. Or at least that’s the case outside this southeastern Indiana district, where for the second time Democrat Baron Hill, Libertarian Eric Schansberg and Republican Mike Sodrel face off.”

Though not giving Schansberg the endorsement, the newspaper describes him as the “prime example of how far the Libertarian Party has advanced in Indiana,” noting that “he’s thoughtful and well versed on core issues.”

30th District

“Voters in this Northside district have been presented with an intriguing matchup between Republican incumbent Teresa Lubbers and a well-qualified third-party candidate, Libertarian Steve Keltner. …

Keltner, who works in emergency medicine and teaches at Butler University, describes himself as a ‘practical Libertarian.’ He’s developed thoughtful, reasoned proposals on health care, education and taxes.

Keltner’s emergence as a candidate is another encouraging sign that the Libertarian Party in Indiana is beginning to mature.”

From the Austin Chronicle (Austin, TX) :

“Lamar Smith has been little more than a cog in the ruinous Republican machine of the past 7 years (longer, if you recall the Newt Gingrich Congress), and we’re embarrassed that the focus of his career has been beating up on immigrants. At least we agree with Libertarians on issues such as the Iraq war and drug legalization, and we’re willing to check [James Arthur] Strohm’s name as a protest against a destructive regime.”

From the Richmond Palladium-Item (Richmond, IN):

“In the District 2 commissioner race, one of the few where there is an appointed Republican incumbent, a Democrat and a Libertarian all seeking the office, we lean toward Cheryl Heacox, the Libertarian.

Yes, the Richmond High School graduate and current Greens Fork resident is a political novice, but we liked what she had to say during last week’s candidates’ debate about controlling county government costs and encouraging new economic development.

Both the candidate, and the local Libertarian Party she represents, deserve a place at the governing table in Wayne County.”