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  Should CP Candidates Run As Libertarians?
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Last EditedRBH  Oct 23, 2007 10:41pm
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News DateMonday, October 22, 2007 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Libertarian Party is the only minor party with ballot access in Texas, leaving voters with just three choices – and possibly more with special elections (which are rare) – so here’s a successful option: why can’t Constitution Party of Texas candidates run as Libertarians in a quasi-fusion ticket?

Libertarian Mike Treis of Ellis County is waging a campaign for sheriff despite being solidly pro-life and a friend of the Constitution Party platform.

This should be repeated statewide and at all levels. This ensures at least one Constitution-supporting candidate in individual races, and it might make Libertarian conventions more popular. If you’ve got a pro-choice LP candidate vying for governor (for example) against a CP-turned-LPer, then not only will this be a good press-friendly race, but it might actually regain some of those lost votes that people cast when there’s nobody else on the ballot other than the incumbent.

Why not, CPers of Texas? Why not run “fusion” candidacies?
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